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Sunday, June 25

Lily's Pampering Salon and Party Boutique

If you have a daughter who's a little posh, a little chic, loves to be pampered, and has a mom who is too lazy to throw a party, then Lily's Pampering Salon and Party Boutique on Seattle's Queen Anne Hill is the place to host her next birthday celebration.

Lily's is a place for the girly-girl in all of us. The polar opposite of Club Libby Lu (or Pimp My Kid, as I love to call it), Lily's is an elegant salon, decorated as though Pottery Barn Kids went a bit Rococo, complete with crystal chandeliers and overstuffed pillows. Licensed aestheticians cater to a young girls needs: services include everything from bang trims to pedicures to updos. And though Lily's target customer is aged 4-12, mom is welcome to get her bangs trimmed while her daughter's nails are polished the perfect shade of pink.

The best part about Lily's? The downstairs Party Boutique. Choosing from an array of themes (friendship, hippy chic, sleeping beauties, pretty in pink), your daughter and up to 11 of her friends receive a posh polish, an updo, complete a craft project, and dine on cupcakes served on china. The moment is then frozen in time with a group photo taken under an archway of ribbon and tulle (my daughter's favorite part of the party). Each guest goes home with a glassine bag filled with yummy sweets and themed based gift. (Sleeping Beauties get a hand sewn pillow case decorated with a fairy godmother.) Not only do two stylists host the party for you, Lily's provides the invitations and thank you cards. And the cupcakes and cleanup are all included in the party package cost, too!

Darian selected Sleeping Beauties as her theme so her guests were all referred to as 'Princess' and their craft was to make a magic wand. My daughter decided to kick me and the other moms out of the party room for her magical hour and a half, so I got to spend some time sitting outside just down the street at El Diablo Coffee enjoying tres leches cake. Upon our return, we did get to watch some of the present opening and I was glad to see that a gift list was kept by one of the party hosts. She even packed up all the presents, saving all gift bags and bows!

This was probably the easiest- not to mention cost effective- birthday party I have ever had to throw, and according to my daughter, one of the best she has ever had! I highly recommend Lily's to all my friends with daughters.


  • At 5:11 AM, Blogger Vajana said…

    sounds like Darian loved it! I did not realize our 9 year olds were only one day apart in age! Happy Birthday Darian!

  • At 8:08 AM, Blogger trinjoy said…

    Phoebe LOVED the party, too, so I second your approval. Thanks for planning such a fun gig, J Bo! I'm glad Darian had a memorable time.

  • At 6:14 AM, Blogger Lora said…

    Oh how lovely and how smart of you. Happy Belated B'day to Darian.

  • At 1:25 PM, Anonymous Carol said…

    I just can't believe she's 9 already. How lucky she is to have you for a Mom (Scott too!). You didn't just give her a birthday party, you gave her memories.


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