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Girlfriends Weekend 2011: A Weekend Full Of All The Things Women Love
Girlfriends Weekend 2011: A Weekend Full Of All The Things Women Love

From: The City of Holland

Girlfriends Weekend is coming back to Downtown Holland! Scheduled for Friday, March 4 – Sunday, March 6, Girlfriends Weekend is a three-day event full of all the things women love, with plenty of free time for shopping, wining and dining, and indulging!  Designed to provide a fun and relaxing weekend getaway for girlfriends, sisters, mothers, and daughters, the event offers everything from a fashion show and surprise makeover to a martini tasting, in store activities, dueling pianos, an 80’s DJ, and an award-winning champagne brunch…all in Downtown Holland.

Girlfriends Weekend will kick off on Friday, March 4 with the “More Fabulous You” Fashion Show at the Haworth Inn & Conference Center, where women will get to check out the latest trends in clothing and accessories available in Downtown Holland.   The winner of the first ever GalPal Makeover will also be announced at the show.  Following the fashion show, a “Shaken and Stirred” Martini Tasting will take place at 84 East Food and Spirits. Attendees will be able to sample unique flavors of the popular cocktail, including a Mint Chocolate Martini and a Sour Patch Kid Martini. 

Saturday, March 5 starts off with a Breakfast Buffet at the Haworth Inn in the morning, while the rest of the day is left open for attendees to participate in a wide variety of in store activities, shop till they drop, wine and dine, and indulge in pampering spa treatments.  The in store activities include everything from trunk shows and cooking demonstrations to personal style advice, makeup tips, art projects, photo booths, and much, much more.

On both Friday and Saturday nights, attendees will either “Party Like It’s 1979” where they can sing, dance, and reminisce to the music of the 70’s and 80’s, or attend the Dueling Piano Party, where talented entertainers will tickle the ivories as well their funny bones all night long! On Sunday, Girlfriends Weekend will conclude with a relaxing Champagne Brunch at the Alpenrose Restaurant  (Not too early, of course!)

Advance registration for Girlfriends Weekend is required.  There are two packages available: “No Boys Allowed” and “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” which can be purchased online at www.girlfriendsweekend.org. All events and in store activities are included in both of the Girlfriends Weekend packages for just $85 per person, or $80 for groups of four or more who register at one time.  Registration also includes a reusable swag bag chock full of goodies form Downtown Holland and discounts to Downtown businesses throughout the weekend.  In addition, all registered attendees will be automatically be entered to win the Girlfriends Weekend Grand Prize: A weekend getaway in Downtown Holland valued at close to $900.  Other giveaways will also be held throughout the weekend.

While overnight accommodations are not included in the Girlfriends Weekend package price, special rates for the event are available at two Downtown hotels, CityFlats Hotel and the Haworth Inn, as well as at the Doubletree Hotel in Holland.  The discounted rates can be secured by contacting the hotels directly and asking for the Girlfriends Weekend rate. For more details about the accommodations available and to view the complete schedule of events for the weekend, please visit www.girlfriendsweekend.org.

For more information on the third annual Downtown Holland Girlfriends Weekend, please contact the Downtown Holland Principal Shopping District at 616.796.1210 or e-mail info@girlfriendsweekend.org.  Check out the official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/girlfriendsweekend or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/girls_week.


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