Does your child already know what a "mani/pedi" is? Does she
naturally pose with one hand on her hip for family pictures? If so,
you just might have a glamour girl who would love a "Going Glam"
party for her birthday. Whether your little girl is three and loves
bows in her hair or your teen is approaching her sweet sixteen,
everyone no loves to feel glamorous, if only for a day!
"There is something magical about believing in princesses and
being able to dress like one for the day," explains Melissa
Raitano, owner of the wildly popular My Party Princess dress up
boutique in Schaumburg. "It's a dream birthday party for any girl
Announce the party with a glamorous invite! Consider delivering
party invitations personally, transporting the birthday child via
limo or vintage car to make quite the impression on all of her
partygoers. Or, mail compact mirrors to all of the party guests,
writing the party info via eyeliner or lipstick, sticking it in an
envelope and affixing a stamp in the corner. No matter what type of
invitation you pick, make sure to encourage everyone to dress in
glamorous attire! Once the big day has arrived, decorate a room
with luxurious details! Replace light bulbs with pink bulbs, and
decorate using all of the birthday girl's favorite colors! Turn the
music up and strew the room with accessories that will get their
imagination going! Anything from boas to sunglasses will get the
party started, and don't forget to set up some full length mirrors
so everyone can check out their fancy reflections!
Once the party begins, make sure everyone makes a memorable
entrance. And what's a red carpet arrival without paparazzi? Ask
friends and family to greet partygoers with an onslaught of camera
flashes as they make their way to the VIP entrance, and consider
using these pictures in either the party goody bags or in thank you
notes after the grand event.
Looking for a bit more subtle way of going glam? Consider
turning in the dresses for luxurious robes during a Spa at Home
party! Greet guests with a luxurious, monogrammed robe that they
can take home once the party is over, but something they can get
comfy in during the party. Keep them busy with manicures, pedicures
and facials and glam-inspired crafts such as personalized flip
flops and crystal encrusted picture frames and boxes to hold all of
their favorite party memories!
Of course, there are a number of locations outside the home that
are specifically designed to make every child feel glamorous and
every parent feeling grateful! In fact, with locations in Lincoln
Park and Oak Brook, Sweet and Sassy offers the perfect destination
when it comes to going glam. Offering party themes such as
"Enchanted Princess", "Pop Star", "Magical Fairy" or "Fashion
Diva", chances are your glamour girl will find the customized party
created especially for her.
Is your "little girl" about to turn sixteen? Look no further
that Elmhurst Park District's Wilder Mansion. Built in 1868 and
acquired in 2008 by the Elmhurst Park District, this one of a kind
reception venue provides the perfect setting for a glamorous sweet
sixteen party that girls only dream about!
"We recently held a party for over 100 high school teens,"
explains Meagan Benes, Facility Rental Supervisor at the Elmhurst
Park District. "The girls wore dresses and the guys wore ties. They
hired a DJ, put out some cupcakes and punch and everyone danced all
night long. This venue is getting so popular that we are asking
people consider booking out at least 18 months in advance,
especially if your event will take place during the weekend."
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