The shops, boutiques, restaurants, and salons of Downtown Holland will be offering special in store activities all weekend long…exclusively for Girlfriends Weekend attendees! Activities include trunk shows, personal style advice, jewelry making, relaxation tips, cooking demonstrations, and much, much more. Be sure to check back often as we’re adding activities all of the time!
T-Shirt Making Workshop
Come with an idea and leave with a custom screen-printed t-shirt! During this three-hour workshop, we’ll take you through the process of screen-printing start to finish. The workshop is $65 per person. Advance registration is required at http://ambrose.is/workshops/intro-to-silk-screen/.
Tea (Towel) Party
Print your own Girlfriends Weekend tea towel! Select from four fun designs and four different colors and then screen-print them yourself! Tea towels are $10 each. Get two towels for $18 or four for $30.
Make a Pair of Magnets
Make a pair of fun magnets for your refrigerator or magnet board. It’s easy, quick, and cute!
Lights, Camera, Plinko!
Take a photo of you and your gal pals in our photo booth and then take it over to The City Deli to “Spin the Wheel” and win great discounts. While you’re here, be sure to try your hand at Plinko too! There are lots of fun prizes and coupons to be had!
College Town Vintage
Stop by College Town Vintage to try on a fun vintage outfit. Then model for the cameras for a chance to be selected for a Facebook story about Girlfriends Weekend.
Stop by Cottage Corner and register to win three give-aways: a hanging chalkboard, a wire basket, and a coat/towel rack with hooks. The drawing will take place at 4:30pm on Saturday.
The Art of Wrapping
Fris Hallmark Shop
You’ll never need to have your presents professionally gift-wrapped again! Learn several different tips and tricks on how to wrap beautiful presents.
Friday: 9am–9pm • Saturday: 9am–6pm • Sunday: 11am-4pm
The Fustini’s Experience
Fustini’s Oil & Vinegars
Test a hand sugar scrub made from Fustini’s extra virgin olive oil and taste a wide variety of oils and balsamic vinegars. Recipes that incorporate Fustini’s flavors will be available for sampling!
Friday: 2pm–6pm • Saturday: 10am–7pm • Sunday: 11am–2pm
Trend Reports on How to Accessorize for 2013
jb & me
Learn how to wear 2013’s latest accessories! Let us demonstrate upcoming accessory trends while you enjoy jb & me’s signature “Hot Toddy”.
Luck Be A Lady
Home & Company
Are you feeling lucky? Then stop into Home & Company and draw for your chance to win a free gift certificate valued at either $5, $7, or $9. Good towards any purchase during Girlfriends Weekend!
Friday: 9am–9pm • Saturday: 9am-9pm • Sunday: 11am–5pm
Cute As A Button
Join us to make a personalized button/pin or magnet modeled after cute designs created by our master crafters. Include fun materials like maps and magazines and sweet quotes. One pin or magnet per person. (Additional buttons and magnets are $1.00 each).
Saturday: 10am–12pm, 1pm–3pm
Calling all girlfriends: Visit Kilwin’s and play Bingo for big savings and prizes!
Friday: 10am–10pm • Saturday: 10am-10pm • Sunday: 11am–4pm
Heaven Can Wait
Lake Effect Gallery
Meet three of the gallery’s artists who will be showing off their wearable art, which includes fused glass, lamp worked glass and silk scarves! Listen to a live piano performer, try a variety of chocolates and sip on some wine…What could be better?
Friday: 3pm – 6pm • Saturday: 11am–5pm
Merle Norman Cosmetics
Let our trained beauty consultants demonstrate how to get your skin gorgeous for spring as they introduce the new spring color collection. They will teach you the latest tips and tricks for eyes, lips and cheeks.
Friday: 10am–7pm • Saturday: 10am–7pm
Model Drug Store & Apothecary Gift Shop
Learn how to create trendy and simple nail designs with our new polish pens! Your friends will all have nail envy!
Moynihan Gallery will be hosting two guest jewelers for Girlfriends Weekend: Sandy Inman of Girlz Night Out Designz and Greg Gale of Gypzy Designz. Sandy will be displaying her unique twisted metal and bead jewelry, while Greg will bring his collection of lapwork glass, semi-precious stone and crystal jewelry.
Give The Girls A Lift
Muriel’s Intimate Apparel
Learn how to take care of your undergarments so that they will give you the proper fit. Get tips on how to find the perfect fit bra for you too!
Friday: 6:30pm • Saturday: 2pm • Sunday: 11am
Earrings, Pendants, and More
Join us on Friday to design your own earrings. On Saturday, have fun stamping a metal pendant with your favorite phrase or initial. And stop in on Sunday to receive a free Greenleaf scent sachet.
Friday: 10am–8pm • Saturday: 10am–8pm • Sunday: 10am–3pm
Want to relax? Visit Salon Cheveux and receive a 30-minute facial for $45 or a $25 blowout. Pick two or more spa services and receive 20% off! Appetizers and beverages will be served while you get pampered. Be sure to book your appointment early!
Friday: 9am–6pm • Saturday: 9am–3pm
Serafina’s Italian Bar & Grille
Serafina’s chef will demonstrate all the ingredients and steps necessary to create a traditional Sicilian red sauce. A delicious recipe to take home with you and share with your family and friends at your next Italian feast!
Friday: 2pm • Saturday: 2pm
Dutch Folk Art
Local artist Marcia Langkeek will be demonstrating Hindeloopen folk art painting. In the Dutch Province of Friesland, the fisherman spent their winters painting and Marcia will show you how they did it. Some of her pieces will be available to purchase!
Make Your Own Earrings
Silver Fox II Jewelry
Ever wanted to design your own earrings? Here’s your chance! Sonja Long of Sybil & Co. will be on hand to teach you techniques and tips so you can create a pair of earrings that are uniquely you! There will even be an assortment of beads and crystals for you to choose from if you want to make your own earrings for just $15 a pair.
Friday: 12pm–5pm • Saturday: 10am–6pm
Photo Booth and Prize Wheel
The City Delicatessen
Get your photo taken at Canterbury Cottage’s photo booth and then take your pic over to The City Deli for a chance to spin their prize wheel. Prizes include discounts and coupons for both Canterbury Cottage and The City Deli!
The Seasoned Home
Our spice experts will show you how to build the most versatile spice rack for all types of cooking! We’ll introduce you to our top 12 spices and show you how to blend them to create flavors for Italian, Mexican, Asian, and Classic American cuisines. Sue Wilsey, co-owner of Wilde Thyme Soups will also be at the store from 11:30am-2:30pm on Saturday sampling her products.
Friday: 5pm (Italian Cuisine) • Saturday: 12pm (Classic American Cuisine) • Saturday: 3pm (Mexican Cuisine) • Sunday: 1pm (Asian Cuisine)
Stop by Tikal on Saturday and receive a free $5 gift card to use on anything in the store…from jewelry to clothes to bags! Just in time to brighten up your spring wardrobe!
Have you ever tried Scandinavian food? Visit Tin Ceiling to sample tasteful and healthy selections of Scandinavian specialties and learn how to incorporate them into your meals at home!
Everyone’s a Winner
Visit the cutest kids store on earth and draw for an in-store credit of $5, $7, or $9 off any purchase during Girlfriends Weekend! Perfect for spoiling your kids, grandkids, nephews and nieces!
Friday: 9am–9pm • Saturday: 9am-9pm • Sunday: 11am–5pm
Yeta’s Fine Fashions
Enter to win a Brighton Diva Bag and other surprise giveaways! Must be present to win.
Saturday: 11am • 12pm • 1pm • 2pm • 3pm • 4pm