Now, we don’t like to brag, but sometimes, we just can’t help it. Because the girls at our FashionTweenStas: Get your Girl On event in NYC were too fashionable, fabulous, and fun for us not to brag about them.
(And so was our gift bag! We’re giving away five of them at the end of this post!)
This past weekend, KidzVuz invited 100 tween girls (and, OK, their Moms, too!) to FashionTweenStas: Get Your Girl On, a party that celebrated Girl Power! The girls had the chance to Get Their Fashion On, by styling The Children’s Place mannequins with fabulous Holiday looks. The folks from Children’s Place set up basic mannequins, and the girls got to use the huge selection of fabulous accessories and layers to give the mannequins their own special flair!
Girls got to Get Their Tech On – with a hands on look at the brand spanking new Microsoft Surface. The Microsoft Surface team showed the girls how they could control their Xbox using the Surface, how easy it is to attach the keyboard, and how utterly, totally cool the whole thing is! Lots of the girls are putting it at the top of their Holiday Wish list. (I know it’s on the top of mine!)
Girls also Got Their Craft On – with hands on crafting at the Fashion Angels Table, where girls got to design fabulous fashions using the Fashion Angels Project Runway kits, and lots and lots of colorful Tapefitti. And with awesomely cute and clever activity books from iScream NY – the same people who make the every-tween-wants-one super sweet pillows.
We even had One Direction there….well, sorta! Courtesy of the kind folks at Wish Factory! (We did wish for them to really appear, but, these guys were still fun to have around!)
What with all the Getting On going on, our girls got hungry! Thanks to Nature’s Path for providing healthy snacks that actually tasted fantastic, and to Fairway Market, for underwriting the “food food” that kept the girls going all afternoon. (and trust us, they were going ALL afternoon!)
Of course it wasn’t all fun and games. Part of the event was about getting girls involved with giving back this Holiday Season. KidzVuz teamed up with K.I.D.S., a 26 year old non-profit that helps Kids In Distressed Situation with providing them brand new clothing, toys, bedding and supplies. Brand new! Our Hurricane Sandy Relief Raffle raised $621 dollars, KidzVuz matched with a $621 donation of our own, and because KIDS gives $10 worth of free merchandise for every $1 they raise, our donation added up to $12,000 in brand new goods to local area kids effected by Sandy.
We’re looking forward to having KIDS as our non-profit partner at more events and initiatives throughout the year.
What about the Moms?
You’ll notice I haven’t even gotten to the Moms yet. We didn’t forget about them! They had their own Mom Lounge presented by Audible.com, and featuring Suzanne Kantra from Techlicious, professional party planner Amy Jacobs from Chandelier Events, and delicious cocktails and mocktails from Boozecarriage.com. Not to mention grown up sandwiches and more underwritten by Fairway.
But to hear (and see) more about that, you’ll have to come back on Friday!
And, by the way, all these fabulous photos? They were taken by amazing event photographer, Josh Strauss of Josh Strauss Studios.
Now the Giveaway!!!
In the meantime – don’t be bummed you didn’t get to come and take home our awesome iScream NY gift bag! We’ve got five to give away!! It’s filled with fab stuff from our sponsors, like video games from Ubisoft, a fab FashionAngels pack, Sparklehearts products, a $25 Children’s Place gift card, and more!
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