A pamper party (or pampering party) is a female-oriented party where each guest receives beauty and massage treatments and generally spends time indulging and pampering themselves.
Pamper parties are usually held in the hostess's home although they are sometimes offered by spas and salons. In the UK, a pamper party is a popular component of a hen party or hen weekend (this would be termed a bachelorette party in the US).
Pamper parties are usually considered to be a healthy indulgence so in addition to pampering treatments, the hostess usually provides healthy snacks, fruit juices and smoothies.
Children's Pamper Parties
Pamper Parties may also be organized as a variation to a girl's birthday party for slightly older children where the theme of the event seeks to mimic an adult pamper party in a safe environment such as a parents' home. These events combine elements of children's parties (such as party-bags) with elements of adult pamper parties (such as cosmetics and well-being) in a child-friendly manner with "pamper baskets" typically being given to younger guests. It is common for these events to be combined with a sleepover, slumber party or pajama party. Similarly this is a form is "rite of passage" from childhood to adulthood.