No morning stress: When your child participates in virtual camp – like the Girly GirlzVirtual 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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Girly Girlz in Scottsdale makes dreams come true for shop owner, too (Arizona Republic)
May 17, 2017 by ggadmin
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.
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
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.”