Some people get so tangled up in their hectic lives that they forget to slow down and enjoy the most simple and relaxing things. Sure, a shower may be a fast way to clean off the grime each day, but when was the last time you stopped to take a nice bubble bath? Or better yet, when was the last time you threw a party in your bathtub?
December 5th is National Bathtub Party Day, which is probably one of the more ridiculous made up celebrations I have ever heard of and yet…it sounds like a lot of fun! You can create any kind of bath tub party that you’d like. Here are some of our suggestions:
1.) Romantic Bathtub Party: Get some scented candles, a bottle of wine or champagne, some fancy treats like chocolate covered strawberries or maybe a simple plate of cheese, crackers and grapes, and something that smells wonderful to go into the tub. If you’re lucky enough to have a Lush store near you, my top pick would be their Sex Bomb. Don’t have a Lush store near you? Go online, stock up for next year, and this year just grab some yummy smelling bubble bath or a nice scented oil. Either way, when was the last time you and your partner slowed down, relaxed, and just enjoyed a hot bath together?
2.) Bathtub Party for Kids: Crank up some bath themed tunes like Splish Splash by Bobby Darin, grab some bubble bath, bath crayons or colored bath foams, a couple new bath toys and you’ve got an instant tub party that kids will love. Hit up the dollar store and get some inexpensive decorations and a couple helium filled balloons. Entertain the kids with fun activities such as shampoo hairstyle makeovers (Mohawks for the girls!), and washcloth puppet shows! Check out the Hubbard Family Swim School website for more kid Bathtub Party tips than you can shake a towel at.
3.) Grownup Bathtub Party: Take parts of the last two suggestions and mix them up to fit your group of bathtub partiers. Wellcat.com claims to have created this awesome day and suggests that you:
Plan ahead so you don’t have to hop out of the bubbly warmth to pour a glass of wine or serve a platter of snacks. Assign each guest a task: keeper of the towels; cleaner of the ring around the tub; trimmer of the candle wick; guardian of toiletries.
And here is a great video on what not to do at your Bathtub Party (contains language NSFW):
Whatever you decide to do, have fun doing it. You still have plenty of time to enjoy this crazy day tonight and if you do please make sure you share your stories or pictures of your party with us!