Children love to pretend they're grownups by playing house, clopping around in their parents' shoes, and making timely mortgage payments. Let kids act their age while feeling mature with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a children's Flav & Fizz Spa Day package at Candy Kids Spa (a $55 value), formerly Candyland Spa, located in Hamburg and Tonawanda. A third location will open in Buffalo on July 14.
Candy Kids Spa's bubbly, attentive staff lavishes miniature divas with confection-infused spa experiences, earning accolades from Channel 7 WKBW News. Wee ones enter the glitzy, rainbow-striped spa to delight in decoration-only mani-pedis and delicious candy facials, which infuse countenances with sweetness and soothe the stresses of closet-monster infestations. The Flav & Fizz Spa Day package sweetly coddles all 20 digits with a roughly 50-minute mani-pedi, where digit decorators pamper all four paws with a soak and wash in a sparkling bath fizz before lathering them with scented lotions. Nail artists then embellish fingers and toes with up to two eye-popping hues of polish and a choice of dazzling glitters, making little ladies the envy of Rainbow Brite impersonators everywhere. The 15- to 20-minute edible candy-mask facial gifts gals the choice of chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry frosting topped with rainbow sprinkles. Moisturizing lotion culminates the experience as tykes relax in plush, lime-green lounge chairs with eye pads granting their peepers respite from the flashes of their imaginary paparazzi.
After Candy Kids Spa's package, kids can explore the multicolored selection of goodies at the Candy Bar (not covered by this Groupon) and belt their favorite tunes at the karaoke area amid giant lollipops and enormous candy bars.
Candy Kids Spa
Candy Kids Spa combines things that kids love—including more than 100 types of candy, candy-flavored facial masks, a heaping helping of personalized attention, and fun activities such as karaoke—into one memorable experience. It should come as no surprise that the company's formula is a successful one, since it was, in fact, inspired by a 6-year-old. As she told Elizabeth Carey in a 2010 Buffalo Business First feature, owner Ayanna Williams came up with the concept when her daughter requested her own special treatment after seeing the pampering going on at a traditional spa.
Williams and her daughter decided to retrieve some frosting out of the cabinet and had a good time creating their very own tasty "facial." Williams's daughter told her friends at school about it, and soon Williams started traveling to people's homes for mobile parties. She then bought a storefront on Niagara Falls Boulevard, gutting the building herself and painting the walls in bright rainbow colors. Williams eventually expanded the business to include two more locations in New York state and is in the process of creating franchises elsewhere.
The innovative spa, which has been featured on WKBW Channel 7 News, offers services ranging from candy-colored mani-pedis to a spa factory where kids can make their own lip gloss and candy-scented perfume. They also host parties to celebrate a birthday or a long-awaited truce in a war over which sister gets to sleep on the top bunk.