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The Safest (and Most Fun!) Camp This Summer

Summer day camps are one of the best parts of being a child. We’re all trying to keep kids busy, safe and healthy during this tumultuous time but that doesn’t mean summer camp is a no-go.

It’s the perfect time to try something new – Virtual Summer Camp! Here are the great benefits of Virtual Camp:

  • Keeps kids busy: Virtual Unicorn Camp offers more than three instructor-led unicorn crafts per day, cupcake and cookie decorating, unicorn games and more, so your child will stay engaged and busy while you work from home or get a break! 
  • No morning stress: When your child participates in virtual camp – like the Girly Girlz Virtual Mermaid Camp – from the comfort of home, say goodbye to morning arguments about hurrying up and getting ready to get out of the house! 
  • No carpooling or pick-up time worries: Are you juggling your own job while your child is at home? Virtual Camp gives you more freedom and flexibility in your day because you don’t have to worry about making pick-up time every day. 
  • Staying safe and healthy while having fun: We’re all concerned about the health and well-being of our kids these days. Signing up your girly for Virtual Unicorn Camp gives her something to be excited about each day, while staying safe at home.

Girly Girlz in Scottsdale is offering three unique and amazing Virtual Camps this month. All supplies are included and every camp is interactive and instructor-led. Registration is limited so register early!

For more information, contact Girly Girlz: Info@Girly-Girlz.com.

 

 

 

 

Crafty Takout bags on FOX 10!

Crafty Takout bags on FOX 10!

Keep your kids busy while home with our Crafty Takout bags, for curbside pickup!

 

Mystical Mermaid Glam Party

Hottest Kids Party Trends for 2020

Kids birthday party trends are always changing but something that never changes is that kids always want what’s “in.”

 

For 2020, what’s out and what’s in for girls birthday parties? Out: trampoline parks and bounce houses. In: Spa Parties, Tea Parties and Makeover Parties! And something else that’s hot for 2020 is mobile kids parties!

 

Spa Parties: What girl ages 8-13 doesn’t want to be pampered with a face scrub, mini manicure, face mask and meditation session? Check out this Perfectly Pampered Spa Party with it’s gorgeous spa party set-up, DIY spa products, meditation session and mini-cure with hand massage – and the package even includes invites and party favors!

 

Tea Parties: Every little girly girl loves to have a play-time tea party but how about a real birthday tea party for her special day? This tea party birthday package includes real porcelain china, linen napkins, and feather boas and jewels for accessorizing. For this party, little girlies are doted on like the true princesses they are, and real live princesses are even known to show up!

 

Makeover Parties: Girls who are into glitz and glam will go nuts for a makeover birthday party where they get their hair, make-up and nails done. At a Glitzy Girl Party, girlies aged 7 and up get a glittery hair “‘do,” make-up, and a mini-cure – all with glitter! The best part? The goody bags are included and they contain all the make-up from the makeover session for the guests to take home!

 

The best part about Spa Parties, Tea Parties and Makeover Parties is that you can host at home or a party studio. Companies like Girly Girlz take care of all the details – invites, RSVP follow-up, set-up, clean-up, running the party, food, drinks, activities – at their place or the location of your choice!

 

To host the trendiest party of the year for your girly, start by contacting Girly Girlz: GirlyGirlzAZ.com.

Beat Spring Break Boredom

Are you looking forward to entertaining your kids for 5 straight days during their upcoming spring break? If creating and planning activities, field trips, play dates and games to occupy your kids for 8 hours each day is not your cup of tea, there’s a better option – spring break camp!

 

Day camps are a perfect way to create spring break memories when you’re staying in town for the break. Here are 5 reasons why your child will love spring break camp:

 

  1. Sample New Activities: There are many exciting spring break options with different themes, like Mermaid Camp, Unicorn Camp and “Wicked Spell” Camp for girls who love those villain descendants that are so hot right now! Themed camps like these offer different crafts, games and even dessert decorating in the spirit of unicorns, mermaids, and descendants.

 

  1. Lower Adult to Child Ratios: Spring break camps often have smaller groups of kids. So your child has the opportunity for more one-on-one interaction with camp staff and you don’t have to worry that she’ll just get lost in the crowd of kids that often attend the more crowded summer camps.

 

  1. Meet New Friends: Smaller camps, like the ones at Girly Girlz, allow your child to bond with other kids at the camp, and even form lasting friendships as they craft, sing, dance and play together.

 

  1. Beat the Heat: Springtime in Phoenix and Scottsdale can already get hot so registering your child for an indoor camp means you don’t have to worry about her getting overheated, sunburned or even heat exhaustion. And there are so many fun indoor spring break camps to choose from!

 

  1. Plan for Summer Camp: Summer is just around the corner. Spring break camps offer an informative preview on what’s ahead for summer camp options so it’s a great time to try a new camp for just a day to see if your child wants to return for a week-long summer camp version.

 

Now that you have 5 reasons to send your child to spring break camp, there’s one more important thing you should know – spring break camps fill up quickly! Don’t wait to register your child because you risk the camps becoming sold out. To register for a Girly Girlz Spring Break Camp – where your girly will make tons of themed crafts, get a makeover session, decorate desserts, and more, visit GirlyGirlzAZ.com/Camps.

Disney’s Frozen 2: So Cold, It’s Hot!

Disney’s Frozen 2: So Cold, It’s Hot!

Little girls just can’t “Let it Go.” Even though the original Disney Frozen movie came out more than 6 years ago, it has remained a top choice of birthday party themes for little girls everywhere. Now, with the opening of Disney’s Frozen 2, the number of requests we’re getting for Frozen birthday parties is out of this kingdom!

Moms love our Girly Girlz party packages because we do all of the work – invitations, chasing down RSVPs, glam, activities, food, goody bags – so all you have to do, Mom, is enjoy watching your little princess and her friends have the time of their lives. We even include a real-live Elsa character or Anna character!

But for moms who want to host a Frozen 2 party at home, here are some tips to make it extra special:

Invitations: Make it easy on yourself with a Frozen-themed Evite or go the traditional route with pretty printed invites like this.

Décor: A Frozen-themed atmosphere is critical to creating the magic. Check out this party pack from Target or check out these super creative items from other moms like you!

Activities: Treat your girly and her friends to a posh princess pampering session. Girly Girlz On the Go!, our mobile glam party, will come to your home to do all the girls’ hair like Queen Elsa or Princess Anna, plus their make-up and nails too! We even bring along a Frozen-themed craft for the girlies to do. A perfect way to keep the girls entertained during the party.

Food & Drinks: Olaf Cookies, Sven Marshmallow Pops, blue ice cubes – you can have so much fun with Frozen 2 themed food!

Party Favors: With the Girly Girlz On the Go! mobile glam session, goody bags are included! Or if you want to put together your own take-home memories for your girly’s guests, check out this adorable Frozen 2 locket, sparkly blue jewel set, or these magical princess wands.

With all these ideas and tips, you are ready to host the most fabulous Frozen party ever! It’s never too early to start the planning, so contact Girly Girlz to help you create the party of her dreams: GirlyGirlzAZ.com.

 

 

 

 

Tea with Elsa Girly Girlz

Next segment coming up in 3, 2, 1… Frozen 2 and Tea with Elsa, with our guest this morning, @tessrafolstv from @arizonasfamily ❄️🦋

Are you watching 3TV??? @tessrafolstv is joining us for a #Frozen2 party! ❄️ #GMAZ

Girly Girlz Spring Break Camp on KSAZ, Part 2!

Our glam camps are all the rage!

Girly Girlz Spring Break Camp on KSAZ, Part 1!

Check out our glam camps for girls!

KTVK 3 Girly Girlz Fall Break Camp

Unicorn, Mermaid and L.O.L. Surprise Camp!!

Spring Break Camps – Unicorn, Mermaid, L.O.L. (NBC 12 Arizona Midday)

 

Spring Break Camps – Unicorn, Mermaid, L.O.L. (Fox10)

We have three amazing Spring Break Camps coming in March 2019!

My Day at Camp: Getting a rock-star makeover at Girly Girlz in Scottsdale (Raising Arizona Kids magazine)

The theme of the day was Rock Star, so we’d be getting makeovers that included spiky updos and colorful nails. The girls were instructed to wear their coolest, most rocking outfits to camp.

Staff writer Dani Horn gets a Rock Glam makeover with her fellow campers at Girly Girlz in Scottsdale.

Girly Girlz Tea & Trinkets in Scottsdale is absolutely filled to the brim with all things girly, glam and glitzy.

The baby pink walls are covered in tulle tutus, purple-patterned purses, designer nail-art kits, feather boas, girly art, fun toys and much, much more.

Deeper in the building, a beautiful green-and-pink tea room features delicately painted china and perfectly folded napkins. Next to this space sits a mini makeup bar with huge mirrors, vanity lighting and five glittery pink barstools.

The other half of the building houses more tween accessories along with the Girly Girlz’ performance stage, velvet hair-styling chairs and a large purple, half-moon booth big enough to fit seven little fashionistas and one guest writer. This is where I spent my second “My Day at Camp” visit of the summer.

Dani and Macey (5, of Phoenix) show their sparkly nails.

The theme of the day was Rock Star, so we’d be getting makeovers that included spiky updos and colorful nails. The girls were instructed to wear their coolest, most rocking outfits to camp.

Melissa Fink, the 39-year-old Girly Girlz owner and mom of two young boys, and her assistant, 17-year-old Morgan Buckman, (who celebrated all her childhood birthdays through age 11 at the girls day spa before being hired here last fall) worked to pamper and primp each girl’s hair and nails.

The girls and I gathered around a brushed-steel table, coloring pictures and waiting for our turn. Colorful beads and silver, glittery styrofoam microphones were there to play with as we talked about what grades they would be entering and the latest craze at their schools: fidget spinners.

When my turn at the hairstyling chair came, my long curls were transformed into a rockin’ and twisted style that — after many, many bobby pins — cascaded down beautifully. I chose to have have my ‘do sprayed with rainbow glitter to go with my purple nails and brown eyeshadow, perfecting my rock-star look.

Morgan Buckman paints 5-year-old Macey’s nails at Girly Girlz in Scottsdale.

As I rejoined the girls, they were having pretzels, chips and cold bottled water after finishing their glam photos. We decided to stretch our legs with an all-out dance session on the Girly Girlz stage.

Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” came blasting through the speakers; we were all clapping and jumping to the happy song. I admit I did dance, dance, dance without a care.

After The Village People’s “Y.M.C.A.”, we sat back down to design colorful zebra-print cowboy hats with lots of stickers and markers. Naturally, we also stuck our stickers to (our own and each other’s) foreheads, arms and hands.

Daddy Daughter Tea (ABC15)

Dads & Daughters Share a Precious Tea Party!

Girly Girlz in Scottsdale makes dreams come true for shop owner, too (Arizona Republic)

She spent much of her communications career in the male-dominated world of politics, and every day she went home to her two young sons and husband.

So when Melissa Fink decided to pursue her dream of being a business owner, owning a shop with all things feminine and utterly girlish called Girly Girlz was destiny.

“I am a very girly girl. I’ve got a husband and two boys, so I think this allows me to embrace a side that hasn’t been nurtured,” said Fink, who bought the Scottsdale girls gift store and party resource and venue in 2016.

Since taking over Girly Girlz, which opened in 2003, Fink has used her experience in communications and marketing to increase its visibility. Selling out weekends for birthday parties is par for the course. This wasn’t the case before, Fink said. The venue has the capacity to host a total of 12 each weekend.

Fink added an online-shopping option that offers fun items like tutus, pedi-party kits, blingy bracelets and tiara combs. Girls can create a wish list that works like a gift registry. Guests can have their gifts wrapped for free and ready at the party.

“I had all of these ideas how to reach moms,” Fink said.

Read the article on AZ Central

Inspirational Women of North Scottsdale (North Scottsdale Lifestyles Magazine)

Bold, daring and dedicated, these community leaders know how to make a difference.

fter many years spent working in the corporate world, Melissa Fink was ready for a change. The business woman and busy mom of two boys wanted to do something where she could have an impact on others, so she set her sights on her hometown of Scottsdale; and came across Girly Girlz, which was currently for sale.

Now approaching her one-year anniversary as owner of the store, Fink has a lot to celebrate. And there is truly no better place to celebrate than Girly Girlz, as the store offers a bevy of entertainment options, from all inclusive birthday parties to private tea parties, day camps and more.

However, the road to successful business ownership wasn’t always easy. In 2004, Fink lost her sister in a drunk driving accident. The news was devastating, but Fink persevered and made it her mission to instill some of her sister’s vibrant spirit into Girly Girlz.

Then in 2009, only a few days after having her first child, Fink suffered a stroke and had to learn how to walk again. It was a trying time emotionally, mentally and physically, yet she was still determined to make it through.

“I have always believed that if you have hope, and you work really hard and keep a good attitude, things will get better,” says Fink.

And they did. With Girly Girlz running at full capacity, Fink finds joy in having the opportunity to brighten the lives of other children, as well as teach her own children the value of hard work.

“It is important for me to have my sons see a strong woman, and a woman owning her own business,” says Fink. “To know what it’s like to have a good work ethic and take ownership of something.”

GET TO KNOW MELISSA FINK:

WHO HAS BEEN THE MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMAN IN YOUR LIFE SO FAR?

Of course I would have to say my mom. Because as a mom, she has influenced me on how important it is to not only be hands-on in my kids’ lives, but also how to raise independent adults.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE OR SAYING?

“What doesn’t kill you makes to you stronger.” -DA

Mommy & Me Tea (Fox 10)

Fox 10 Phoenix’s Cory McCloskey visits Girly Girlz to talk about tea parties!

Sharing the glitz and glamor of Girly Girlz (Arizona Jewish Life magazine)

Girly Girlz is for girls who like things blingy, sparkly and bejeweled.  Read the article at

 

 

Sleepover Tips with Ch. 3

Be ready with cool crafts, awesome games and fabulous food!

Beat the Summer Boredom Blues – NorthPhoenixFamily.com

Girly Girlz is offering a customized, unique and memorable summer camp experience to beat the bored-kid blues!
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APRIL 2017 • FEATURES

Girly Girlz Knows How to Beat the Summer Boredom Blues

Whether you are a working parent or a stay-at-home parent, we all understand how challenging it can be to keep kids entertained during the long, hot summer months. If you aren’t well prepared, you may end up with kids complaining they have nothing to do – or worse yet – spending too much time staring at an iPad or TV screen.

Did you know there is a fun solution to your bored-kid blues right here in North Phoenix? Girly Girlz, located near Scottsdale Rd. and Kierland Blvd., is now offering a customized, unique and memorable summer camp experience.

With a different theme every day, youngsters from across the valley can enjoy daily glam sessions, snacks, craft projects, games, karaoke and much more. The summer camp lets Girly Girlz of all ages build friendships, stay active and have loads of girly fun.

Thanks to the well-trained Girly Girlz Glam Squad, parents can rest easy knowing their kiddos are having a blast while they get errands, appointments or work done.

We want our customers to have a magical time when they enter our shop,” said owner Melissa Fink. “I have no doubt we are creating memories that will last a lifetime.”

Channel 3 and Princess Belle come to Girly Girlz

Fox 10’s Cory McCloskey Glams It Up at Girly Girlz!

Girly Girlz Spring Break Camp with Cory – Rock Star Style!