Pine Tree Press | Events & Parties
Lolli, whom some call the 'eldest', turned 9 this week. To celebrate this event the Place Under The Pine turned into a spa where Lolli and her friends (and yes, her little brothers had to be there too) could come for a relaxing facial, a manicure, a foot scrub...all those wonderful relaxing things that happen at spas. Hot rocks were not included due to the risk of burns.
If you are familiar with the PUTP you would not have recognized the joint with all of the fru-fru decorations, relaxing nature sounds filling the air, and the unmistakable smell of nail polish...you would, however, be mildly surprised to know that the set up was done only hours before due to a hard hitting flu like sickness that struck every single citizen in the PUTP, except Oskie. Nothing like the power of the people to put together an event like this against overwhelming odds.
|Tissue paper puffs - Pine Tree is seen in the background|
|100% cotton balls|
|The spa parlour is set up and ready|
|Handmade signs by Olivia herself advertising the amenities - pedicure, manicure, facial...|
The guests began arriving at 5:00 pm. They were provided a filling dinner and an some refreshing spa water.
Then guests were then invited to make their own lip balms.
|A mix of luster dust and petroleum jelly (aka Vaseline)|
|Purple and pink dust made these balms shine|
|Unique names were given to the balms - Pinkalicious pink is shown above|
After the lip balms were finished being mixed, jarred, and named, a customized facial mask was created by each person. The spa provided only the finest natural ingredients including ripe avocado, Balkan style yogurt, and organic honey.
|Green is synonymous with health|
With facials underway the guests were escorted into the spa's parlour where they could relax, de-stress, and find some inner solace. Suitable snacks and magazines were provided.
|Spa themed snacks|
|Painted toe cookies|
|Nail polish mallows|
Foot soaks and scrubs were a well received part of the night's spa package.
|The dirty feet brothers showed up just in time for a harsh scrub|
Manicures were also a part of the evening, with many bright and sparkly colours to choose from.
|Do you have Pinkalicious pink?|
After this intense spa experience many of the girls found new reserves of energy which needed to be released - dancing energy, creative energy, pedicure energy...all types of loud, busy, messy energy filled the PUTP until the spa closed down at 9 pm.
|Perhaps some practice is in order?|
Olivia is now officially nine, with painted fingers and toes to prove it.
|Olivia: Age 9 | Shown here with her new American Girl Doll|