Tween and teen girls will adore an opportunity to experiment with makeup and beauty aids under the supervision of a knowledgeable adult. Older girls may just like experimenting with different makeup shades, while younger girls will appreciate some instruction and lots of positive feedback when applying hand lotion, moisturizer, lip balm and a little rouge. In case there's a parent out there who may object, make sure to outline the theme of the party in the invitation. You'll also need a table with seating stations for makeovers. If the girls involved are old enough to apply makeup unsupervised, prepare seating areas with good lighting and enough mirrors to accommodate at least a few of the guests, who can then take turns experimenting.
Each girl will need her own supplies, so have goodie bags prepared in advance. In the interest of fast cleanup, keep makeup remover and tissues close by. Hair decorating, dress-up and manicure parties will also be big hits with tween and teen girls -- and you can always mix and match activities. Makeover parties can be great photo ops, too, so be sure to have your camera handy for before and after pictures. If you want your daughter's cake to be as pretty as a picture, try making our It's My Party Cake. It's as charming as it is creative.