Want an activity idea for your party or bridal/baby shower that your guests will find extra *sweet*? Try a Lip & Sugar Scrub Station!
(You can also do just Lip Scrub or just Sugar Scrub at your station… I did both in this example, though.)
One of my favorite things about sugar scrub stations is that they don’t require a lot of hand-holding… especially if you’ve got printable signs displayed with the recipe & instructions! 😉 This means party guests can enjoy the activity at their convenience, and you don’t have to worry about constantly guiding everyone through it.
A Versatile Activity for Any Theme
This type of activity works well for adults and older kids (about age 8 and up) and can tie in well with almost ANY party or bridal/baby shower theme. These photos are from our Love Potion Valentine’s Day Party, but I did almost the exact same setup for an Abstract Glam Bridal Shower! Just switch up the colors, signage, and fragrance oil flavors to match your theme. 💖
Setting Up the Station
Below you’ll find the exact recipes and products I used for this station + tips on how to arrange everything.
You can find also tons of different sugar scrub recipes online if you want to mix things up, though! The most important thing for party flow is displaying all the materials in a way that makes things easy & accessible for your guests.
I used one long table and put the main ingredients in the center + sets of mixing bowls and spoons etc on either side. This way the entire length of the table could be utilized better.
Lip + Sugar Scrub Station
Display Containers & Materials:
- 2 large bowls – for sugars
- Measuring cups – 1/2 cup, 1/4 cup
- Mason jars for holding spoons (2)
- Plastic spoons
- 3-part dish (I used a “bathroom organizer”)
- Small bowl (for more dried flowers)
- Decorative glasses (2) – use as holders for the measuring cups
- 4×6 frames (2) – I used Tolsby frames
- Risers (2) – upside-down vases or jars for elevating the frames
- Printable Signs & Labels – I used our Love Potion Theme
- Paper Bowls – (for the mixing sugar scrub)
- Gold Glitter Plastic Cups – (for mixing the lip scrub)
- Large Plates (paper or plastic) to help guests contain spills – this is optional!
- Lip Scrub Containers (2 per guest)
- Sugar Scrub Containers (7.7 oz size – 1 per guest)
Don’t stress if this list looks like a lot… it’s just because every single thing + the purpose of it is listed! Many of the non-disposable items are things you probably already own (bowls, measuring cups, glasses, risers, etc.)
This is the Lip Scrub Recipe we used… but you can use any recipe you like! This recipe filled 2 small lip scrub containers per person, with a little bit leftover.
Pictured above: a pink-tined, Cotton-Candy-flavored lip scrub. 💕
And here’s the Sugar Scrub recipe… again – modify however you like!
Printable labels make everything feel so much more organized (and look cuter, too!). 😉
Overhead decorations made the table feel even more festive, like these honeycomb + tassel decorations from the party aisle at Target:
I set the lip & sugar scrub containers up on a separate side table so there’d be more room for mixing at the main station. We also had some fun extras like novelty heart sunglasses on this table. 😍
I made “name tags” for each guest (using the same printable label designs from the sugar scrub station) and hot-glued them onto small favor bags. This made it easier for guests to carry their creations home and not lose track of which scrub belonged to who. 💕
The printable labels are available in the full Love Potion theme or a la carte.
Hope this inspires you to set up a Sugar Scrub Station at your next party! If you have any questions at all, please ask away in the comments. 😊
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