Events

Announcing Kid Makers: Crafty Business Camp!

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Crafty Business Camp

We are delighted to announce that Frigg's Mercantile will host our first-ever Crafty Business Camp the week of August 6-10! This camp will give crafty kiddos the opportunity to choose and master a selected handmade product (soap, lotion, candles, etc), design a brand and website, create labels and displays, and ultimately bring their product to the public at the Kid Makers' Market on August 11, 9-10am! Families, friends, and neighbors of campers are encouraged to come shop the handmade market; coffee and hot chocolate will be provided.

Camp sessions will be held Monday-Friday, 10am - 1pm, with a different focus each day.

Kid Makers: Crafty Business Camp Overview

Day 1 - Monday - Learn (or review) how to make lotions, soaps, candles, and lip balms (will extend into Tuesday). Other project opportunities may be available per camper request. Day 2 - Tuesday - Campers select target product from those learned,  determine their personal touch, and begin preparation for production day. Day 3 - Wednesday - Mass production! Campers will make a variety of their selected product and establish a product line. Day 4 - Campers determine a product name, create a logo, print business cards, and make a mini-website (please bring laptop if available!). Day 5 - Labels, pricing, and set up! Campers will complete any tasks still needing their attention, set up their displays, and get ready for market!

Participation is $265 for the week and includes the Saturday market vendor fee (haha!). This event will be open to the public and will give campers a real-life experience of selling their products. Kids keep all profits!

The Crafty Business Camp is limited to eight participants and is best for kids aged 9 and up. Register here or reach out with any questions you may have by emailing hello@friggsmercantile.com or calling 503.974.7414.

Ready for Summer - Workshops, Camps, and More!

June, July, and August, Oh My!

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We're feeling the heat at Frigg's! As we draw closer and closer toward summer, we're planning all kinds of awesomeness, and thought it worth a blog post to update. We'll give you the low-down on some of the fun stuff we have scheduled for the upcoming weeks, and a few things that are still in the works. We're working hard to get this info into our website calendar, Facebook page, and online shop, but here's the scoop in its most basic form!

Also, we'd love to schedule a private party or event with you! These have been a great success and tons of fun! We can offer group events for you and your friends to make any of the following (or a combination): candles, cheese, kombucha, soap, bath bombs, lip balms, lotions, balms, deodorant, canning, pickles, natural cleaning supplies, nail polish, and fermented veggies. We typically rent out the entire space for private parties, and pricing varies depending on time of day, number of people, and selected project. Get in touch and we'll sort it out! Here is a little bit more information about our events and you can see specifics on our popular birthday packages here.

Here's a list of some of the events we have planned, with more in the works! Links coming soon for those who lack them. :)

Events and Workshops for Grown- Ups:

June 22 - Beard Balms for Dudes or People Who Love Dudes - 6-7:30pm - $20/person

July 6 - Cheesemaking for Beginners Happy Hour - 6-8pm - $25/person

July 7 - DIY Pet Shampoo - 11am - 1pm - $25/person

July 14 - Soapmaking Intensive - 11-1pm - $45/person

August 11 - Back-to-School Signmaking Workshop - 11-2pm - $50/person

August 25 - Summer Sip + Learn: Stretch Mozzarella and Sip Rose - $45/person

Mini-Maker Camps (for kids):

These are half-day, drop-off camps with the exception of the Sandcastle Camp and Business Series. Ages are 7+ unless otherwise noted. To register for a Frigg's Mini-Camp,  select your desired day from the drop down on this page. Limited to six participants per camp.

June 15 - 9:30-12:30 - $35 - Kid Makers: Soaps and Lip Balms

June 19-20 - 12:00 - 3:00 - DoCake Studios presents: Two-day Sandcastle Cake Decorating Camp $110 (total) - Ages 11+

June 25 - 1:00- 4:00 - $35/kid - Kid Makers: Bath bombs and Lip Balms

June 27 - 1:00 - 4:00 - $35/kid - Kid Makers: Candles and Lotions

July 9, 11, 13 - 9:30-12:30 - $35/kid - Kid Makers: Candles, soaps, bath bombs, lotions (TBD) selection

August 6-10, 1:00-4:00pm daily - $225 (total) - Mini Makers Business Series - Limited to 6 participants - More info coming soon! Learn to make your product, create your brand, design your label, and bring your product to market! In this five-day series, kids learn to make soaps, lotions, bath bombs, and lip balms, then choose their focus product. Once selected, they will create a business name, design a logo, explore advertising and labeling, and culminate with a makers’ market for their friends and families on their final day! 

A quick note on our online calendar: We are working on getting everything posted! We are in the incredibly fortunate situation of having high demand, so sometimes there is a lag between booking something and getting it on the calendar. We have had a number of people ask about how easy it might be to drop in and do an activity, and we're looking into ways of working that into the online calendar. Because there's always something new cropping up from one week to the next (in a good way!), it's sometimes hard to say FOR SURE when drop-in activities will be available. For example, we will be having mini-camps, parties, and grown-up workshops, as well as non-Frigg's groups in the shop/studio throughout the coming months, and saying, "Sure! Come in any time and make something!" doesn't seem like a good plan. We are considering the possibility of scheduling drop-in times, in which case: yes, drop in then! We'd love to see you! So look for scheduled drop-in hours in the coming weeks!

 

Birthday Parties at Frigg's

A Crafty Birthday Celebration

As soon as Frigg's opened, parents saw the opportunity for crafty birthday parties, and we're delighted to celebrate with enthusiastic kiddos! Parties in our studio are preeeeeettty awesome, and we'd love to let parents know more about our unique, guided birthday party offerings.

We're sharing here what a "standard" birthday package seems to look like. However, please know that we are always flexible and can work with you on all kinds of options. Most parties book on the weekend, but we are available for parties Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, as well.

Standard Birthday Package: $250

  • Party for up to ten children, aged 7+ (unless accompanied by a parent). We can accommodate more children for an additional fee, per child.
  • Kids complete two guided activities of their choosing from the following list: make-your-own lip balms, bath bombs, soaps, candles, or lotions. A third activity may be added for an additional fee, however it is recommended to extend the party time, in that case.
  • Parents are welcome to stay and join in the fun or head to the nearest coffee shop of their choosing (there are several good ones just blocks away!)
  • 20-30 minutes are included for food, cake, presents, etc, as determined by the organizing family
  • Outside food/drink is permitted at no additional fee
  • Organizing family may arrive up to 45 minutes before the party to set-up, if desired
  • Kids leave with their creations in hand! No goody bags needed!

Our studio calendar gives you a good idea of available times/dates; we require approximately one hour between events.

Interested in more details? We'd love to connect with you! Fill out our inquiry form on our Birthday Parties page and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.