Throw a mommies' night out with this fun and easy-to-plan chocolate spa night! Your friends will have a blast and it will be perfectly relaxing after a long day running after the kids. We spiced up our spa night with some DIY masks and beauty products. And of course a homemade chocolate bar is the perfect top-off for a night of indulgence.
Among our spa party spread, I whipped up some homemade makeup remover pads. These are lightly scented with lavender and just as effective as store-bought face cleansing pads. I found a recipe online and crafted my own version, substituting some of the expensive ingredients like fractionated coconut oil and pure castile soap for more budget friendly options such as melted cooking coconut oil (which I already had on hand) and lavender baby shampoo. My inexpensive concoction for DIY facial cleansing pads worked perfectly!
2 tbsp. melted coconut oil
1 tbsp. baby shampoo
2 cups water
3 drops lavender essential oil (optional)
Make it: Melt the coconut oil and mix the ingredients together. Pour the solution over a jar full of cotton pads. Keep them covered to prevent the pads from drying out.
1 serving oatmeal
2 tbsp. honey
1 pureed apple
drops of rose water
Make it: Cook the oatmeal according to the instructions, mixing in the honey. Allow the mixture to cool and add the drops of rose water. Place the mixture in a food processor and add 1 peeled and sliced apple, blending until fully mixed. Add a bit of water if needed and blend until smooth. Use right away because the apple will get brown. Apply evenly to your face and rinse off after several minutes.
50 grams of chocolate - 70-90% cocoa
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 egg yolk
Make it: Melt the chocolate and mix in the olive oil and egg yolk. Add a pinch of finely chopped mint. Keep at room temperature before using to keep it soft and spreadable. Apply evenly to your face and rinse off after several minutes.
I also made some DIY Lip Balm with bees wax and shea butter, which turned out very silky smooth and moisturizing!
1 tbsp. shea butter
1 tbsp. coconut oil
1 tbsp. bees wax
drops of peppermint extract
Make it: Melt the shea butter and coconut oil together in a pan, mixing in the bees wax. Once fully melted and incorporated, add 4-5 drops of peppermint extract. Pour the mixture into a small ceramic bowl and refrigerate it to "set". Wipe out the warm pan with a paper towel to fully remove the bees wax before it hardens.
What's a spa night without delicious fare? I whipped up some homemade chocolate mint and orange truffles, which are always a big crowd pleaser (and super easy!). See the full tutorial here »
The truffles were filled with a dark chocolate core infused with mint and orange extracts, surrounded by semi-sweet chocolate outsides. I also made some chocolate covered cherries by dipping cherries in chocolate. Over night the cherry juices seeped out to create a tart juicy interior surrounded by chocolate. Yum!
Stay tuned for an incredibly easy tip I will post, to pit your cherries and prepare them to be dipped in chocolate.
Chocolate covered cherries and chocolate mint truffles.
I also made small chocolate dessert bowls by dipping balloons in chocolate and letting them set. I filled my chocolate bowls with fresh chopped strawberries. Stay tuned for the full tutorial!
Chocolate balloon-dipped dessert bowls.
Homemade dark chocolate orange truffles. Make these »
Make your spa party even more fun by encouraging your guests to bring their favorite chocolate item or spa product! Our spa night was deliciously relaxing and full of good conversation and low-key hanging out.
We recommend making a self-serve manicure or pedicure station and fixing up the nearest bathroom for facials. It's a lot of fun to include store-bought products and your own homemade concoctions within the spa activity menu.
Just let your guests pick what they want to do and enjoy a stress-free night!