Over the past few years tanning has become a hot, sometimes controversial topic due to the increasing concern of health risks. Now all brides and birdesmaids know that tanning typically becomes part of a normal regiment when preparing for a big event. The upside of tanning now is that there are so many wonderful options to obtain that golden glow while still keeping health conscious. Some of the options include Versa Spa, Mystic Tan, and custom Airbrush Tanning, as well as an array of sunless products like Benefit’s Aruba in a Tuba. Since most brides would prefer their bridesmaids to have something other than a ghostly complexion for the big day I wanted to post the suggestion to host a tanning party. Many salons like Hollywood Tans Atlanta offer the option to throw an after hours tanning party for you and your closest friends. It is a 10 person minimum and they give you the choice of normal UV tanning as well as sunless options like Mystic Tan or Airbrush with Norvell Amber Sun solution to give you a flawless, golden glow. For those who are a little more self conscious- Mystic is a wonderful alternative and you have the ability to customize your tan with all kinds of additives to give you a fragrance, a darker boost, or to even extend the results. $25 per person gives you a visit into one of their UV booths and a packet of lotion. Sunless options range from about $35-$45. You are allowed to bring food and drinks which makes for a fun, carefree evening of tanning with your closest friends. If you have concerns about tanning check out the FDA’s website here.