Participating Downtown Holland businesses will be offering free In Store Activities all weekend long…exclusively for Girlfriends Weekend attendees! Activities include everything from mini makeovers and chocolate sampling to opportunities to win great prizes, including delicious frozen yogurt to fabulous designer denim! Be sure to check back often to see what’s “in store” for 2015!
Meet Vera Bradley Celebrities
Apothecary Gift shop
Barbara Bradley Baeikgaard and Joan Reedy daughters of Vera Bradley, and Kathy Ray, granddaughter of Vera Bradley, will be at our store to meet YOU! Stop in to say hi, enter for your chance to win free Vera Bradley gifts and enjoy complimentary treats.
Sat: 3pm – 6pm
Blu Hawaiian Luau
Swing in to Blu Veranda for a fun-filled Hawaiian luau! Enjoy a yummy blue drink served by a charming cabana boy while you do a little retail therapy (drinks will be served from 1pm-4pm). Stop in after 2pm to relax and listen to our live band, Acoustic Oasis.
Sat: 1pm – 4pm
Essential Oils Foot Soak
Borr’s Shoes and Accessories
Create your very own complimentary four-ounce jar of foot soak to take home with you! Scented with lavender essential oils, this soak will leave your skin feeling smooth and revitalized!
Sat: 9:30am – 5pm
Shea Butter Hand Massages
Enjoy a complimentary hand massage with Global Mamas moisturizing shea butter…a fair trade product available for purchase at The Bridge!
Sat: 11am – 4pm
Play Plinko for Prizes
Canterbury Cottage & Kids
Bring in your coupon and redeem it to play Canterbury Cottage’s always popular Plinko game for a chance to win prizes and discounts. And on Saturday from 10 am – 5pm meet local artist Mary DeMaagd, watch her paint and have the opportunity to purchase one of her fun and colorful paintings exclusively at Canterbury Cottage & Kids.
Fri: 10am – 6pm • Saturday: 10am – 7pm
Spin To Win!
The City Delicatessen
Spin the wheel for a chance to instantly win a prize, including great discounts to one of Downtown Holland’s favorite sandwich hotspots!
Fri: 4pm – 8pm • Sat: 11am – 4pm
Samples and Scrub
Fustini’s Oils and Vinegars
Sample recipes made with Fustini’s own olive oils and balsamic vinegars…including our famous Blood Orange Brownies! We will also have our moisturizing and exfoliating sugar scrub made with Fustini’s oils available for pampering your hands!
Fri: 10am – 7pm • Sat: 10am – 6pm
One Minute Manicures
Home & Company
Exfoliate, recondition and moisturize your skin with the amazing One Minute Manicure! Stop by and give it a try for free anytime this weekend!
Fri: 9am -9pm • Sat: 9am – 9pm • Sun: 11am – 5pm
One Piece…Five Ways!
jb and me
Let the jb and me stylists show you how one $26 piece from their clothing collection can be worn five different ways! You’ll be amazed at just how versatile such a budget-friendly and fashionable addition to your closet can be…no matter your age! Plus, get a metallic bracelet temporary tattoo!
Sat: 11:30am and 3pm
Merle Norman Cosmetics
Let our trained beauty consultants demonstrate how to get gorgeous skin this spring! Learn the latest tips and tricks for bringing out the natural beauty in your eyes, lips and cheeks!
Fri: 10am – 6pm • Sat: 10am – 5pm • Sun: 12pm – 3pm
Enjoy delicious samples of Michigan-made foods throughout the entire weekend! All products will be available for purchase at Michigan Pantry.
Fri: 10am – 8pm • Sat: 10am – 5pm • Sun: 10am – 3pm
Meet a Guest Artist
Guest artist Ron Taylor will be in the gallery to demonstrate how he makes his unique reclaimed wood creations. His crafts include birdhouses, candleholders and other home decor. Be sure to enter the drawing for a chance to win one of his one-of-a-kind reclaimed wooden birdhouses! All weekend long, be sure stop in to play our instant win game too! Everyone’s a winner and prizes include: Kate Moynihan notecards, Candle-ology candles, and storewide discounts.
Fri: 10am – 8:30pm • Sat: 10am – 8:30pm • Sun: 11am – 4pm
Blemished Bra Contest
Muriel’s Intimate Apparel
Do you have an old or ugly bra that you haven’t tossed yet? Bring it in for a chance to win a brand new Wacoal bra in its place! Other giveaways will also be taking place throughout the weekend as well. All winners will be announced at 4pm on Saturday, though you do not need to be present to win.
Fri: 10am – 8pm • Sat: 10am – 4pm
Makeup Eraser Demo
Come see the newest and easiest product for removing any type of makeup! It saves time and money and is great for your skin!
Sat: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Project Runway Style Challenge
You and your girlfriends will challenged to design and create an outfit as a team on one of our mannequins in just five minutes! We’ll provide everything you need to create your look and all designs will be posted on our Facebook page. The design with the most “likes” will receive a Newb’s gift basket full of amazing products! The winning team will be notified by 7pm on Saturday, March 7.
Sat: 10am – 5pm
Free Fro-Yo Fun!
Taste the difference at Orange Leaf! With every purchase, you’ll be able to enter the drawing for daily giveaways as well as our two Grand Prize drawings for $50 gift cards on Sunday. Our gift cards can be used at the 400+ Orange Leaf’s nation wide! New to the frozen yogurt experience? Our staff members are experts at creating the perfect fro-yo builds! Just ask any of our friendly team members and they can guide you through the process, give you free samples and make sure you leave with the best frozen yogurt creation you can imagine! Come and experience why we are America’s Frozen Yogurt!.
Fri: 12pm – 10pm • Sat: 12pm – 10pm • Sun: 1pm – 10pm
Frozen Yogurt Giveaway
Peachwave Frozen Yogurt
With each purchase at Peachwave, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a $25 or $50 Peachwave gift card. Stop in to discover why “It’s delicious, it’s fun and it’s healthier!”
Fri: 12pm – 10:30pm • Sat: 12pm – 10:30pm
Sun: 12pm – 9pm
Calling All Choco-holics!
The Seasoned Home
Patricia, owner and creator behind the award-winning Patricia’s Chocolates, will be sampling her gourmet chocolates! Satisfy your sweet tooth and indulge in the exquisite flavors she has to offer.
Sat: 1pm – 4pm
Shop, Sip and Save
Enjoy a complimentary fun and fruity drink while you shop for the freshest spring fashions at TIKAL. Don’t forget to use your $5.00 off coupon!
Sat: 2pm – 5pm
Salubrity Vida Day Spa will be in our shop on Saturday afternoon, offering complimentary chair massages, reflexology demonstrations and soothing hand massages. We will also feature a grand prize drawing valued at $100!
Sat: 2pm – 6pm
Yeta’s Fine Fashions
Are you tired of wearing your favorite scarf the same way? Join the staff at Yeta’s as they share great ideas for tying scarves and unique ways to incorporate them in your daily wardrobe.
For The Love of Denim
Yeta’s Fine Fashions
Have you been searching for the perfect pair of jeans? Stop in Yeta’s to register to win a pair of the fabulous Not Your Daughter’s Jeans. Must be present to win. A representative from Not Your Daughter’s Jeans will also be in the store helping you pick out the best jeans for your body type from 1pm – 3pm on Saturday.
Sat: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
In-Store Activity Information:
- Girlfriends Weekend registration fees include the free In Store Activities listed above.
- In Store Activities are open only to registered attendees.
- In Store Activity information and dates/times are subject to change.
More Businesses Participating in Girlfriends Weekend:
- Alpen Rose Restaurant
- The Blackbird
- Cotton Bay
- Glik’s Boutique and Men’s Shop
- Harbor Health & Massage
- Harbor Wear
- Hops at 84 East
- Salon Cheveux HSB
- Studio K Clothing Co.
- Threads on 8th
- Tin Ceiling
- Tip Toes