Make the best of spring break at home with cool things to do from downtown Westfield.
During the COVID19 quarantine it can be tough for kids to know what to do with themselves—especially during spring break at home. These products, classes and events from downtown Westfield may spark some joy and provide new outlets for creativity in the coming weeks.
Singing, songwriting, music and musical theater
At 7:00 PM on Friday, April 10th. Every Friday, there will be a Musical Theater
and Pop class at 3:00 and songwriting at 5:00 on Facebook Live. Lastly, there will be a Jazz
SInging class Fridays at 6:00 on Instagram Live too. Check out their website and instagram
@valenciamusicnj for more information on how to join.
NJ Workshop for the Arts has music lessons available on Skype, Zoom and Facetime.
All private music lessons are now online, so students will not be missing out on instruction. New
students can register too. Call 908-789-9696 for more information.
AR Workshop has chunky knit blanket kit and online class and festive kits for Easter. Including a canvas tote bag, two wood signs and a plank sign, kids can have fun decorating their houses for the holiday. You can add on their printable kit, now 50% off, including everything from cupcake wrappers to party flags. Click AR Workshop to pick up your kit today.
Develop your junior chefs with kid foodie kits
Outta Hand Pizza Kit — Flip dinner around and have the kids make pizza from Outta Hand’s Pizza Kit $10. (908) 233 – 9300
Cookie decorating challenge from Cinnaholic is offering a Cookie decorating challenge, which makes for a fun, interactive activity. Pick up a kit from Cinnaholic for $16 or place an order for Uber eats. Kits include edible cookie dough, icing and two toppings. When you are done with your designs, post them to the hashtag #CinnaholicCookieChamp. The winner will be named shortly. 908.588.2323 for curbside pickup or delivery through UberEats or DoorDash. Choose from these Cinnaholic Westfield Decorating Kits
- Bake & Decorate Vegan Cookie Kit, includes—edible uncooked—cookie dough for 12 mini chocolate chip cookies, a piping bag full of your choice of frosting and 2 toppings to decorate. $16
- Vegan Cookie Decorating Kit, includes 4 chocolate chip cookies, frosting & 2 toppings,
- Vegan Brownie Deorating Kit, incudes 3 fudge-style brownies, and 2 toppings,
- Baby Buns Decorating Kit, includes 6 baby buns, frosting and 2 toppings.
Have your own cupcake, cannoli and pizza decorating challenge… will you nail it? Foodie Kits from Bovellas Bake Shoppe 908.232.4149 call for pick up or free delivery.
- Bovella's Mini Cannoli take home kits $36, 12 mini cannoli shells, cannoli cream, chocolate chips and powdered sugar.
- Bovella's Personal Pizza Kit $15, 9 oz dough, sauce, cheese, pepperoni. We recommend these materials: Pizza pan, oil, paper towel, spoon and Bovella's Pizza Kit ingredients.
- Bovella's Mini Cupcake Kit $25, 12 Mini cupcakes (chocolate & vanilla), 3 icing bags, sprinkles, edible frosting images to put on top.
Budding interior designers
Tweens and teens can take part in Mimi and Hill’s Bedroom Contest. Through their link in the Instagram bio, you can submit your email, and from there they will send you a slideshow that teaches you the basics of designing a space. From there, teens can submit their designs. Mimi and Hill is announcing a new winner every week. The winner will have their design turned into a professional presentation. Visit their Instagram, @mimiandhill, for more information.
Retro fun photos
Perfect for kids and teens with Stay In Your Nest Package from Little Nest Portraits is a seriously great offer, for $195 you get all of this:
- $295 Little Nest Gift Card
- FujiFilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Print Camera
- 20 Pack of Photo Paper
- 20% Donated to a local cause: Westfield - St. Joseph Food Pantry
- Enter to win an Annual Membership!
Yoga for kids, tweens, teens & athletes
Brassy Buddha’s weekly kid yoga classes feature superhero yoga and kid- and teen-focused ways to get them engaged, Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 2 PM elementary kids, 3 PM middle school kids. Tuesday, Thursday 5 PM Yoga for Athletes. Sign up on MindBody.
Family calm time
Wind down and connect at the end of the day with free LIVE guided meditation. Learn techniques like breathing and body scanning with this 30- minute free family bonding meditation from Harmony Meditation. Thursday, 4/ 8:30 PM - 9 PM. Join the meeting on Zoom by clicking THIS LINK. For more information vist Harmony Meditation 908.232.2377.
New books and small toys
The Town Book Store is getting new books daily and will place orders if they don’t have what you want. Get book recommendations customized to your kid’s age and interests from the experts at The Town Book Store, 908.233.3535 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Get their favorites from Baron’s
Baron’s Drug Store after-school shopping is a rite of passage in downtown Westfield. Bring their favorites home with curbside pickup. Baron’s has a large selection of toys and games, including board games, Lego’s, slime kits and more. Place your order over the phone, then they can deliver it right to your front door. They have legos, board games, slime kits, and a lot more. Baron’s is also offering a variety of Easter items to make your baskets complete. Call 908.232.6680 to order.
Teens and tweens will love toiletries including nail polish, makeup and primping necessities mani/pedi kit, facial masks, and fuzzy slippers or socks. Call 908.232.6680 to order.
Get moving — upgrades to sneakers and bikes
Whether you’re counting rainbows, going on a bear hunt or keeping up with the team training regime, you can help motivate your kids and teens to get moving.
- New sneakers from JackRabbit Westfield’s sneaker concierge (908.654.9900 open M – Th 10 AM- 4 PM, Sat 11 AM – 3 PM),
- Shop Best Foot Forward’s wide selection of top of the line sneakers and get 10% off with code GRANDOPENING,
- Score soft as butter leather Italian sneakers and stylish walking shoes from Sole’s new online Facebook store or Facetime concierge shopping
- Jay’s Cycle Center 908.232.3250 will fix your bikes and flat tires, or help you select a new one, and get you set with a new bike and helmet.
Yummy treats …it is spring break
Grab some ice cream, Nutella pastries or cupcake treats. Cold Stone Creamery 908.518.0444 has curbside or home delivery, FroYo 908.654.1414, and Kilwins 908.264.7476 are open for curbside delivery. Pick up cookies or yummy baked goods from Farinolio 908.325.2486 and Bovella’s 908.232.4149 – or they will deliver your fun treats to the house.
Makeup lessons from a celebrity makeup artist
Teens may want to tune into @BlendeBeauty for a virtual glam free makeup lesson on Instagram LIVE (Friday stay tuned, either Friday 4/9 or Sat 4/10). If glam is too extra, schedule a one-to-one “less is more” teen make up lesson. Learn to do your make up specifically for your face shape, coloring, preference, issues—like breakouts—and lifestyle. Products are available from Blende’s online shop. 908.588.2094