Plan the Perfect Bachelorette Party with These Bridal Spa Activities


Girls just wanna have fun!

It may not be absolutely essential, but a bachelorette party is one of the most exciting activities that a bride can enjoy before she gets married. Most people have kinky connotations of bachelorette parties. Think thong-wearing male strippers jumping out of giant cardboard gift boxes. While that may certainly put an exclamation point on the end of a woman’s singlehood, that kind of party is not everyone’s cup of tea. Some just want it to be laidback and relaxing. And for those brides-to-be who simply want to feel refreshed and rejuvenated before their big day, nothing beats a bridal spa party.

A bridal spa party is a perfect way to spend time with close family and friends while also indulging in some pampering treatments. If this is more like your type of bachelorette party, here are the things that you need to remember in planning a spa-themed bridal shower.

Planning a Spa Bridal Shower

  1. Consider your budget. Traditionally, the maid of honor serves as the host for a bridal shower, which means she also shoulders the cost. However, she can also ask the rest of the guests to share with the expenses, so budgeting is essential. Once you have your budget, you can decide on the rest of the essentials, like the food, venue, and party setup.

  2. Set the date and venue. Ideally, the date of the party should fall on a weekend as this is the time when most guests are available. Of course, it is absolutely important to consult the bride first. As for the venue, you have two options: you can hold the party right inside the spa (perfect for small groups) or you can opt for home spa services. There are several spas in Santa Barbara that offer spa-themed bridal showers like Qui Si Bella, but it is better to ask them first about what kind of Santa Barbara spa services and spa specialsthey offer.

  3. Plan out the details. Some of the most important details include food, guests, spa setup, and party favors.

    • Food – Spa parties are the embodiment of health and wellness, so the food should follow the health theme as well. Salads, sandwiches, veggies with dip, cheese, and crackers are the usual food choices in a spa party. As for drinks, you can serve champagne, fruit juices, fruit punch, and water.

    • Guests – The guests should be invited to the wedding as well, so you better complete the bachelorette party guest list together with the bride. Common guests include the bridal entourage and close female relatives and friends of both the bride and groom.

    • Spa Setup – This depends on the location of the spa party. If it is going to be held inside a Santa Barbara day spa, pre-arranged packages can be arranged to avoid unforeseen expenses. For instance, Qui Si Bella offers holistic treatments, anti-aging facials,detox pedicure and manicure, facial specials, and massages for their bridal spa packages. They can also set up a spa station at your own spa venue. You just need to provide relaxing music and soft-colored décor to create a soothing vibe.

    • Party Favors – If you are going to give out bridal shower favors, make sure that it fits the theme of your spa party. Popular choices include scented candles, bath salts, and aromatherapy oils. You may also give out massage, manicure, and pedicure coupons from your local spas.

Activities for a Bridal Spa Party

Now that you have all the essentials in place, it is time to list down all the activities that you can do with your spa-themed bridal shower.

  • Enjoy spa treatments. A wellness spa in Santa Barbara like Qui Si Bella offers a variety of spa services, including but not limited to Santa Barbara manicures, pedicures, massages, body scrubs, and Ayurvedic facial. Since it is your bachelorette party, you can choose the treatments that you want to be included in your package, but make sure that it fits within your budget.

  • Create your own treatment products. Getting a Santa Barbara massageand body scrub is all fun and good, but having a station where you can create your own products is even better. You can make your own bath bombs and bath salts in the scent and flavor that you want, plus you can either enjoy them or give them out as party favors.

  • Set up a beauty bar. Let your guests pick their favorite products by setting up a beauty bar where they can pick up samples or gift-size bottles of their favorite makeup and scents. You may also add there some everyday products like flowers, oils, and pantry staples. This can also serve as a party favor.

  • Have a perfume station. Let your guests create their own signature scents in your very own perfume station. You can provide all the ingredients needed for making different scents, and then have ready instructions on how to easily make perfumes and colognes. Remember, it does not have to be anything complicated.

  • Promote healthy eating and drinking. Since it is a spa-themed bachelorette party, you need to choose some spa-worthy treats that will promote wellness like fresh fruits, vegetable salads, smoothies, sandwiches, and tea. But do not forget the decadent treats as well, since going to the spa is also all about indulging.

  • Do not forget the games. Spice things up with bridal shower games ranging from icebreakers to post-meal festivities. A good icebreaker would be “Hello, My Name Is,” wherein guests are asked to write down their little-known nicknames on small pieces of paper. These will be placed in a bowl, where guests can pick a paper and guess whose nickname is written on it. Another game is “How Old Are You?” wherein pictures of the bride at different ages are posted on the wall. Guests will be asked to guess the bride’s age, and the person with the most number of right guesses wins.

  • Arrive in Style. QuiSiBella’s has a special arrangement with a limo company in Santa Barbara called  Sammy is willing to provide a special 20% discount on your limo ride.  Let the experts at Sammy’s Limos and Tours help you choose the right  limousine to chauffer you and your friends to and from the spa.

A beautiful and well-executed spa-themed bachelorette party is one of the best send-offs that friends can give to a bride-to-be. Hiring a reputable Santa Barbara spa like Qui Si Bella can make sure that all your spa party needs are met, thus giving your group an enjoyable and rejuvenating experience.

About Qui Si Bella: Qui Si Bella is an eco-friendly Santa Barbara day spa that features a full range of holistic treatments—including manicures, pedicures,massages, wraps, anti-aging facials, body detox programs, alternative medicine services, and hair loss treatments—designed to inspire the senses and renew the spirit. We can also arrange a spa-themed bridal party customized just for you. Personal care services available at the luxury, eco-wellness spa include holistic treatments, massages, wraps, anti-aging facials, body detox programs, and Thai massage. Hours are Monday: noon-7p.m., Tuesday-Saturday: 10a.m.-7p.m., and Sunday: 10a.m.-5p.m. Visit the website at for specials. “Like” the Facebook page for more information on Santa Barbara spa services. Call us at 805-682-0003 or visit us inside the Loreto Plaza Shopping Center on the corner of State Street and Las Positas Road.  See our Spafinder/Spawish for spa gift certificates.

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