Kensington’s Spa Party

On Sunday afternoon, we hosted Kensington’s 8th birthday party!  Her actual birthday isn’t until next week, but we have big plans next weekend, so we thought we’d do it now and it worked out beautifully.  Kensington picked this year’s theme over the summer and I loved it because: a) it was simple b) it was totally her c) we could do it at home.

All we needed were cupcakes, punch, balloons, party favors, spa stuff and some of our favorite friends.


So, there is this company around town that puts lawn posters up in the middle of the night…and well, we surprised Kensington with them.  She was PUMPED!  I’m pretty sure we’ll have to get them for every birthday she has now. #evenwhenshesgrownandmarried  We decided to do it on party day instead of her actual birthday so that her friends could see and she wouldn’t be at school all day.  This way, she got to enjoy them all day long :).

Later in the afternoon, we hosted her little spa party…


I googled “spa party” and found all of these paper goods online at Target.  Fun, right?!


My friend Emily makes the most amazing cupcakes with sugar cookie toppers…and this batch blew my mind.  How cute, right?!?!




And then my friend Amy always makes us a sign to hang on our birthday wall…and I thought this one was perfection.  I’ll take a pic of our updated wall soon!  We have so many fun signs now!  I also picked up a brush and gloss for each girl to use at the party and then take home (so we weren’t sharing).



Five out of seven spa guests getting ready for their treatments!


The good life.



We joke that Ashby is a goat because she’ll eat anything.  She was trying to dip her eye cucumbers in the face mask.  #thataintdipashby So, I gave her punch instead…because surely that tastes better?!


I had two girls we know that are in college come help so that we could have stations: hair, nails and face (with a foot massage too).  The braids were gorgeous!


Sweet girls!




I think Ebby Lee’s nails were my fave!


Sweet Presley!



Ashby had slept in sponge rollers the night before, so her braids had extra sass!


Such sweet friends!



And just like that, we celebrated eight.

To see Kensington’s parties from years past, here you go…
To see Ashby’s birthdays from years past, here you go…
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  • Grace September 6, 2016 at 4:39 am

    Goodness me how is Kensington EIGHT??!!! Looks like such a fun party!! Hope your Tuesday is great! ☺️

  • Sanna September 6, 2016 at 4:40 am

    Best theme ever. How clever, a spa party!!

  • Erika Slaughter September 6, 2016 at 4:44 am

    Ebby Lee had a blast!! The cucumbers on her eyes, the foot massage, and the braids were her favorite. Hope Kensington enjoyed her special day! XOXO

  • Samantha September 6, 2016 at 5:00 am


  • Narci September 6, 2016 at 5:08 am

    Seriously the cutest party ever!! Presley had the best time!! Thank you for inviting her! Xo

  • Tara G. September 6, 2016 at 5:26 am

    I need a spa party! 🙂 My oldest had her 13th party this past January with a shopping extravaganza theme ( each girl got through rules & $ and a time limit to shop in one store to put an outfit together that they could take home after modeling & tallying up points) – we love reminiscing about past themes.

  • Kimm September 6, 2016 at 5:38 am

    They all look so cute in their matching robes !

  • Melissa Grimes September 6, 2016 at 5:44 am

    What a cute party, happy birthday Kensington!

  • Ronda Nelson September 6, 2016 at 6:05 am

    Such a cute party! I just have to share, I see one of the friends name is Presley, my 26 year old daughters name is Preslie. 🙂 I heard the name when Tanya Tucker was on a talk show right after she had her baby girl (I was pregnant) and she had named her Presley after Elvis. I was in love with the name the when I heard it. So cool. Just had to share. Great great job on the party.

  • Liz September 6, 2016 at 6:07 am

    Super cute idea! Grace would love a spa party!! We may do it just for fun!

  • Lesley McFarland September 6, 2016 at 6:13 am

    Oh my goodness how fun!!! All the girls, with mask, painted nails and the braids!! I love love the yard sign! Whoever came up with that company is a genius!!

  • Sheaffer September 6, 2016 at 6:21 am

    The party was precious and perfect! The pic of the girls in their robes is soooo cute, and you can tell they had a blast! And I’m laughing SO HARD at Ashby trying to eat her spa treatments!

  • Aubrey September 6, 2016 at 6:27 am

    What a fun party! Those lawn letters totally take the cake. Amazeballs. We’re partying next Saturday (nothing would do but a cooking party), so I’ll have a dozen 9 year old girls cooking in my kitchen. At least it won’t be messy?? Your super exciting weekend is bound to be a whole lot better than mine!

  • Shannon September 6, 2016 at 6:45 am

    How fun! I have 2 little girls (almost 7 and 9), so will definitely be filing this away for a birthday theme. We haven’t gotten past the co-ed parties yet!

  • Regine Karpel September 6, 2016 at 6:55 am


  • Suzanne @ My Life is a Mix September 6, 2016 at 6:59 am

    What a perfect little party! I love the spa decorations you found at Target and the cute little robes added the perfect(and comfy) final touch! I’m sure this is a party she will remember for quite some time!

  • Lori Tatum September 6, 2016 at 7:01 am

    What a precious party!! Love all the matching robes!! The sign is adorable too!! What is the name of the sign company? It is just too cute in the yard!!

    • Mix and Match Mama September 6, 2016 at 8:23 am

      Lawn Posters in Prosper, TX 🙂

  • heidi September 6, 2016 at 7:14 am

    Sooooooohhhhh cute . And matching robes????????????????…how is she 8.. aghhh lol

  • Lizzie @ This Happy Life September 6, 2016 at 7:27 am

    Oh I love this party theme!! How cute and fun!

  • Angie September 6, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Cracking up at those HUGE cucumber slices! BTW, how is your garden this year?

    • Mix and Match Mama September 6, 2016 at 8:23 am

      A herd of armadillos destroyed it one night. Waaaaaaaaah!

  • Emily @ a little bit of Emily September 6, 2016 at 8:11 am

    Such a cute party idea!! The girls look like they had so much fun. And the front yard signs – holy cow! So neat!

  • Kelly stamps September 6, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Such a cute party!!!! I would like that at 42! Happy birthday Kensington!

  • Bethany Crisp September 6, 2016 at 9:11 am

    So adorable and creative! Love it all!

  • Maria D. September 6, 2016 at 9:14 am

    What a brilliant idea for a birthday party! Kensington looks so happy in the pictures and I know she will treasure these memories all of her adult life! You are such a good mama! I love all the pictures of Ashby too – she’s just so cute and sassy! I noticed her arm is bandaged again – did she have another treatment? How are those going? I feel like you all are a part of a distant family I don’t get to see in person but love reading about what is going on in your lives!

    • Mix and Match Mama September 6, 2016 at 12:06 pm

      Ah! I think she’s doing better this time. It’s too early to tell, but I think this time, she’s doing better than the first time.

  • Amy Heinl September 6, 2016 at 9:34 am

    What a great part theme…it looked like she and her friends had such friend. Loved the lawn poster…what a great idea. Happiest of birthdays to sweet Kensington!

  • Lynn September 6, 2016 at 9:42 am

    LOL! I never heard of a ” herd of armadillos” guess they are the Texas equivalent of deer ! our garden was destroyed by a herd of deer so we quit planting one! Too much work that gets destroyed in 1 night!!
    Your party looked spectacular????

  • Rebecca Alig September 6, 2016 at 10:01 am

    So adorable!! I’ve been admiring your girls’ hair bows for a while now. Where do you get them?? My daughters are about to outgrow the baby size and I love these big ones, if you don’t mind sharing! Thanks in advance.

  • Jenny September 6, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Such a cute party! Love the fun little cupcakes!

  • Shelley K. Watson September 6, 2016 at 10:28 am

    LOVE the spa party idea! So cute!

  • Rebecca Jo September 6, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Those sugar toppings are ADORABLE.
    I want a spa party now for my 45th birthday 🙂
    I always love the birthday signs.

  • Lacy Byrd September 6, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    Love those yard signs!
    Happy birthday, K!

  • Susie September 6, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    This is such a cute party idea, but I have some questions:
    1. Did the girls cut their own cucumbers? Cuz they were huge!
    2. As a foodie, why didn’t you make the cupcakes?
    And most importantly:
    3. Why didn’t Ashby get a matching robe??? Poor thing stands out like a sore thumb in that photo.

    • Mix and Match Mama September 6, 2016 at 2:39 pm

      The birthday girl sliced her own cucumbers, if I ever tried to decorate a cookie like that, it would be a big fat disaster (plus, I love supporting my friends and their businesses!) and the robes didn’t come in Ashby’s size but no worries, because she LOVED the one she got to wear!

  • Megan Butler September 6, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    This looks like the best birthday party ever! I bet the girls had a blast!!

  • lindsay September 6, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Such a cute theme!! It looks like all the girls had so much fun!! Did you give the robes too? Love it all!

  • Debbie Dunbar September 6, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    I loved this theme. So cute! Your parties are always so perfect!

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams September 6, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    Kensington’s birthday looked adorable!! Love the spa theme 🙂 Those cupcake toppers are amazing!

  • Rachel September 6, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    Cucumber binoculars. Ha ha.

  • kelly September 6, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    I so look forward to your party posts! They’re always so fun! The birthday signs in the yard are unbelievably cool and I love all the pretty robes. Was the robes one of the party favors?? Cause I only WISH I could be 8 again and get to go to one of your parties. Haha

  • Sarah Shaneyfelt September 6, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    I love your themed parties! My mom used to throw themed birthday parties for my sister and I each year, and I cannot wait to do that one day for my own kids!

  • Jeanie September 6, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    I know those little girls just loved that party! Best day ever for them.

  • Shan Rocha September 6, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    ❤️ all the little touches, I look forward every night to waking up in the morning to a keurig and reading your daily posts…great way to start the day ????☕️????????

  • Holly Hopkins September 7, 2016 at 7:27 am

    Such a great idea! My daughter would love this!

  • Mel @ The Larson Lingo September 7, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Such a cute party! Love the lawn letters, love the theme! Who wouldn’t want a spa party?!? Happy birthday to K! Can you believe our girls are 8?!?!? What?!?!

  • Detroit Duchess September 7, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Ummm I want to have this party for adults! Happy Birthday Kensington!

  • Rachel Zimm September 7, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    How adorable!!
    I love the lawn letters, the cute spa paper products, the matching robes, and those precious cookie toppers on the cupcakes! So perfect!!

  • Jaren September 7, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Such a cute party idea! I’m totally stealing this one 🙂 And keeping it small is the way to go!!

  • Hannah Christensen September 8, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Such a cute idea for a birthday party! I love themed parties!

  • Pam September 8, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Love this theme for a little girl! Where did you get the napkins and plates from? I will be throwing my little guys 1st birthday next month and looking for cute party supplies!

  • Ann Marie Tennison September 8, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Shay! This is TOO cute!! Such a fun theme!

  • Sarah Richardson September 28, 2016 at 8:39 am

    Hi shay I just have a quick question I was just wondering the name of the business that you used for the happy birthday yard signs?

    • Mix and Match Mama September 28, 2016 at 12:18 pm

      Lawn Posters :).

    • Sarah Richardson September 28, 2016 at 12:42 pm

      Thank u!

  • Stacy October 17, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Can you please tell me where you got the robes from? They are adorable and want to do the same sort of party for my daughters 7th birthday. 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama October 17, 2016 at 12:46 pm

      Nordstom’s Anniversary Sale