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Birthday Party Place: Lush Handmade Cosmetics

Lush Handmade Cosmetics is a chain store with East Bay locations in Emeryville and Walnut Creek that attracts customers with its vibrantly colored products and whimsical branding. With a sustainability commitment and organic-when-possible ingredients, it’s a kid-friendly store, and if your child already loves to visit Lush and smell all their goodies, what better place to have a birthday party?

Host a Lush party with an earth-positive beauty-loving mad scientist vibe

Guests will make soaps and bath bombs from scratch using foamy and fun ingredients.

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Kids at Ali’s party making rainbow bath bombs at Lush | Photo: Karen Merzenich

What you get at a Lush Party

For ages 5+, party guests can mold soap and bath bombs with colorful, squishy ingredients in the store. Currently held outside of regular business hours, Lush party guests get 90 minutes in the store to themselves with projects and games. At Ali’s birthday party at Stonestown Galleria, the kids made two different custom products and played corn hole. Each kid also leaves with a goody bag with Lush samples.

Equally fun for a kid’s birthday party or friends’ night out, Lush parties are customizable as they are bubbly.

My 7-year-old and her friends had a blast! Lush Emeryville currently only does Sunday parties and we loved the staff! $40 a person with a 6-person minimum kids made bath bombs and played with molding soaps. They played games with the kids and was really a great place for fun “messy” hands-on activities! The kids had a blast and left with their own homemade party favors. ~ Alisha Saunders

What parents provide at a Lush Party

Food and birthday treats are allowed in the party space. Bring your food and drinks to enjoy at the small tables. For a morning event, Karen made Ali’s friends a breakfast tray of pastries and fruit.

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Birthday party guests got to take their homemade bath bombs home as favors | Photo: Karen Merzenich

Prices and Details about Lush Parties

$240 includes the first six guests for 90 minutes. Additional guests are $40 per person. Lush will need at least two weeks’ notice before your party to ensure they have your supplies on hand. For an extra fee, Lush can set up a second project, but the time might feel squeezed to get it all in.

The shop size and amenities limit the size of the party. 6-10 is the norm at Emeryville’s Bay Street location.

Recommended for ages 5+.

Stop by the store to confirm a reservation and select the details that best suit your group. As you complete the party-planning form with the staff, you’ll select from a menu games, activities, and spa items. Bay Area Lush locations that host these beautiful science parties:

  • Emeryville at Bay Street (currently only Sunday mornings or evenings)
  • San Francisco at Stonestown Galleria (lots of party time choices, extremely friendly staff)
  • San Francisco at Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Walnut Creek at Broadway Plaza

Contact your local Lush store to get planning >

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Excited for the party at Lush Emeryville | Photo: Alisha Saunders

Thank you to Alisha Saunders and Karen Merzenich for contributing to this post.

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