Gardner Village Blog
The FREE Elf Scavenger Hunt Is On!
Wednesday Dec 5 2018
Reindeer aren’t the only ones who like to play games. The Gardner Village elves are always up to something fun, and this year is no exception. As part of the free elf displays throughout The Village during 2018, you’ll find elves enjoying all sorts of entertaining activities, from baking cookies to making s’mores and ice ...

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Happy Halloween
Wednesday Oct 31 2018
Phew! This witch business is exhausting. No wonder these loud yet lovable ladies are ready for their long winter's nap.  But, before the witches take to the sky for another year, they and all of your friends at Gardner Village want to witch shoe... errr, wish you a very happy and safe Halloween! Thanks for ...

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10 Wacky Factys About Your Favorite Witches
Tuesday Oct 16 2018
They fly in every Halloween season and make Gardner Village their home. You’ll find them shopping, singing, cackling, pranking, playing, and even cooking, but just who are the Gardner Village witches? Let’s learn more about our favorite feisty females with these 10 wacky factys.  Wacky Facty #1: The Village witches are kids ...

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Witch in the Kitchen & a FREE Witchy Recipe!
Wednesday Oct 10 2018
The table is set. The rats are roasted. The frog eyes are harvested… Just a little witch kitch to get you excited for your favorite fall cooking class—Witch in the Kitchen! **Abracadabra!** With a wave of her wand, Lucinda has transformed Mill Plaza at Gardner Village… …into her own creepy, cooky kitchen! Lucinda has ...

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The Witches Have Landed!
Monday Sep 17 2018
The pumpkins are placed. The hats are on point!  This can only mean one thing…    The witches have landed at Gardner Village!  Lucinda was available on the opening day of WitchFest 2018 to give us a look at some of the magic you can expect this year.  Witch Wandering & Fun Things To Do Whether you come for ...

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Moonlight Madness Sale and Beach Party
Monday Jul 23 2018
Aloha! Ready for some mad savings? Ride the wave to Gardner Village, where the tide is high and the prices are low at this year’s highly anticipated Moonlight Madness Sale and Beach Party!  What: Moonlight Madness Sale & Beach Party When: Saturday, August 4 Time: 6-11 PM What: Prizes, sales, games, tasty treats, and ...

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Experience the Gardner Village Farmers Market
Wednesday Jul 18 2018
It’s called the Farmers Market, but the unique atmosphere doesn’t end at fresh crops and locally-grown delights. Homegrown Utah talent is ripe for the pickin’ at this full makers’ market.  At the Gardner Village Farmers Market, every booth has a story to tell. In fact, many booths are run by entire families, ...

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Plan Your Next Party at Gardner Village
Wednesday May 23 2018
The summer party scene is heating up, and Gardner Village is your spot for unique birthday party options. From escape rooms, pony rides, and painting to spa days, dolly & me teas, and chocolate play, you’ll find many memorable ways to celebrate!  Two for One There's added incentive if you shedule your ...

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You Deserve a Fairy Night Out
Wednesday May 16 2018
Do you remember how to have fun? A silly question, right? Or is it? When was the last time you had a truly amazing night out? This doesn’t mean eating in an arcade or riding kiddie rides. It means time just for YOU. Well, you and your girlfriends. When was ...

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What You Think of the Woodland Fairy Festival
Wednesday May 9 2018
“Everything is so cute! It takes you back to the fantasy of childhood.” I wasn’t trying to eavesdrop, but this statement stopped me in my tracks as I was experiencing the Gardner Village Woodland Fairy Festival.  The whimsy and wonderment of childhood can be found around every corner, making this a delightful ...

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More to Explore at the Woodland Fairy Festival
Wednesday May 2 2018
Look! Over yonder! Do you see it? It’s Fairy Isle!  Remember our behind-the-scenes look at this newest addition to the Woodland Fairy Festival?    It sure has come a long way. The finished island is amazing and SO worth seeing. It even has its own Fairy Isle Overlook, just outside of A Great Escape ...

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Your Treasure Map to the Woodland Fairy Festival
Wednesday Apr 25 2018
The Woodland Fairy Festival is in full sWING. There is so much to see and do. Consider this your guide to the happy happenings. A treasure map, if you will, of just some of the fairy fun that awaits this spring at Gardner Village. (Festival runs through June 23.)  CRAFTY MAKE ...

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Help Feed Starving Children at The Gathering Place
Tuesday Apr 3 2018
Now’s your chance to make a big difference in just two short hours. Even the kids (ages 5+) can get in on the action and help feed starving children around the world.    WHAT: Feed My Starving Children Packing Event WHEN: April 13 and 14, 2018 TIME: Two-hour time slots available (see list here) WHERE: The ...

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A Look Behind the Fairy Magic at Gardner Village
Wednesday Mar 28 2018
Gardner Village’s Display Coordinator, Careen Densley, may look like a mere mortal, but she simply must carry a magic wand in her pocket or something. How else is she be able to transform sheets of foam into an enchanting fairy island?  “Ever since we started planning the fairy displays, I thought ...

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Plan Your Wedding at Gardner Village
Tuesday Feb 27 2018
The spring/summer wedding season is around the corner. Time to start planning. Not many know this, but I always wanted to be a professional wedding planner. Today, I get to live out that dream and show you all Gardner Village has to offer as your ultimate wedding resource. From the ...

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Dolly & Me Pajama Parties for a Limited Time Only
Wednesday Feb 14 2018
Once upon a time, there was a darling doll shop in the heart of Gardner Village. Here, cares are left at the door and children are swept off to a land of imagination and wonder. Stories are told. Games are played. Songs are sung. Treats are enjoyed. And wishes are ...

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2018 Gardner Village Family Activities at a Glance
Tuesday Jan 2 2018
Where in Utah can you experience state history first hand, find fanciful fairies, hula your way to summer savings, dance and play with witches, dine with Santa, and help feed hungry childen around the globe? Such year-round magic only happens at one place--Gardner Village! Here’s an at-a-glance look at the fun to plan on ...

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Learn a New Skill in 2018 with Gardner Village Classes
Wednesday Dec 27 2017
In may be winter break, but class is nearly in session at Gardner Village. These creative outings are an excellent way to get in a little ‘me’ time or enjoy a fun outing with a friend. Take a look at what’s being offered this winter:  Furniture Painting @ Aunt Elsie's Trinkets & ...

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Gardner Village is Your Halloween Scene
Tuesday Oct 24 2017
The hats are hung. The pumpkins are placed. The trees are aglow. Gardner Village's WitchFest is in full swing! See the Sights With scenic backdrops and photo props at every turn, Gardner Village is like one giant photo opp waiting to bring your camera roll to life.  All aboard! New this year, this ...

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The Girls are Back in Town! Witch Happenings around Gardner Village
Tuesday Sep 26 2017
The pumpkins have rolled in and those crazy, broomstick-riding babes have landed for another Halloween season. Ready to get your witch on? Here’s your Witching Hour rundown:    Witch Displays and Scavenger Hunt Peek-a-BOO! Here’s some free fun for the fam. Print the scavenger hunt and see if you can find all of The Village’s green-faced beauties!    Six ...

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Introducing: Witch in the Kitchen
Monday Sep 4 2017
What’s for dinner? Aww… the age old question that so many of us get tired of answering. If only we had a magic spell we could cast. One that would conjure up fresh food ideas. Good news! There is such a thing brewing at Gardner Village. Introducing…  Witch in the Kitchen!  New ...

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The Farmers Market is Back!
Tuesday Jul 18 2017
It’s summer at Gardner Village. You know what that means—the Wasatch Front Farmers Market has rolled onto the scene!    Back by popular demand, the market is a place to sample local Utah flavor and homegrown goodness.    Of course, there's stuff for your body as well. How does a henna tattoo sound? Or some ...

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A Mill Plaza Mixer to Remember
Tuesday Jun 6 2017
The programs are printed…   The name tags are ready…   The centerpieces are placed…   The beverages are chilled...    And every delicious detail is prepared…     It’s time to throw open the enormous doors of Mill Plaza and get this party started!   Wanting to start on a happy note, Gardner Village was delighted to welcome talented Utah influencers to Mill ...

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It's a Wing Thing--Fairy Fashion and Parties at Gardner Village
Tuesday May 16 2017
It’s time to party Woodland Fairies style, and the shops at Gardner Village are here to give you your wings.    Fairy Fashion at Spoiled Rotten Children's Boutique First, find your fairy fashion at Spoiled Rotten. Here, wings, wands, tiaras, and tulle tutus are just a few of the options that will have you arriving in ...

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Introducing: Mill Plaza, Utah's Newest Event Space!
Tuesday May 9 2017
We seemed to have misplaced our GIANT scissors. Anyone have a spare pair we can borrow? You see, we're gearing up for the ribbon cutting celebration to welcome the highly-anticipated Mill Plaza to Gardner Village. This project has been months in the making, which is evident by every stunning detail. Let’s take ...

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Woodland Fairy Fun at Gardner Village: Happy Activities Await!
Wednesday Apr 26 2017
Fancy a little Woodland Fairy fun? Gardner Village is where it’s at. The fairies are Inn, and there's fun to be had! It’s like your own enchanting forest, hidden in the heart of the city! Step inside and join the Woodland Fairies for festivities and frolicking. After all, if anyone knows how ...

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The Fairies Are Back at Gardner Village
Tuesday Apr 18 2017
Look who just rolled into town! Okay, maybe flew is more like it. The Gardner Village Woodland Fairies are back! And, with more fairies and FREE displays then ever, they’ve clearly been telling their friends about their favorite springtime dwelling! These winged wonders love spending their spring break relaxing throughout The Village. Just like ...

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Help Feed Starving Children
Wednesday Apr 12 2017
“Can you imagine putting your babies down to bed and they’re starving and crying?”  I could hear the pain in Angie’s voice as she asked this question. And it struck a nerve in me as well. No, I can’t imagine! I doubt anyone reading this can fully understand, which I’m sure ...

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Chocolate Parties are Fun, Fun, Fun!
Tuesday Mar 28 2017
“Chocolate” and “party”… Are there two finer words in the English language? Put them together, and you have a kid’s paradise!  Chocolate parties make memorable birthday parties, spring break outings, family night fun, and more! But chocolate parties at Chocolate Covered Wagon at Gardner Village aren’t just for the wee ones. They make ...

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Pony Parties at The Farm
Wednesday Mar 22 2017
Giddy up! The party is on at The Farm at Gardner Village. If you want a truly memorable place to host your next get together, this is it! It puts a little bit of country right in the heart of West Jordan city. It isn’t every day kiddos get the chance to ...

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Perfect Party Options at Georgell Doll Shop
Wednesday Mar 15 2017
Hello, dolly! Looking for a place to host a unique birthday party, enjoy a girls’ outing, or simply do something different with your kiddos? Georgell Doll Shop at Gardner Village is your spot!    March happens to be the in-between time for shop-scheduled parties on the Georgell calendar, but this doesn’t mean you ...

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Free Interior Design Classes at Down to Earth
Tuesday Jan 24 2017
Last year, Down to Earth at Gardner Villlage offered a free interior design class. I'm thrilled to share that due to popular demand, classes are being offered again this year. Yay! This class isn't about the "rules" of design. You aren't going to receive a lecture on why your coffee table is outdated ...

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Add Color to Your World with Art Classes at The Art Cottage
Monday Jan 16 2017
“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.” —Pablo Picasso It’s true! Art is a magnificent form of self expression. Even in a class where all students are asked to make the same design, no two will be identical. It’s a wonderful thing!  The new year seems like the perfect time ...

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Cookie College is Back in Session
Sunday Jan 1 2017
Calling all wannabe cookie connoisseurs, the school bell is ringing at Naborhood Bakery. Another year of Cookie College is underway. But first, a few orders of business to attend to. Hi, my name is… “May I have your order?” Cookie College tuition includes the choice of any of the bakery’s kids’ meals. Now, time to ...

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Make Witchy Crafts with Lucinda
Monday Oct 17 2016
Halloween is less than a week away. Thinking you need a magic wand to make a memorable impression for that costume party or classroom surprise? You're in luck! Lucinda the Witch has cast the perfect Cute Gift spell. The result: adorable treats you can easily create using only a few basic ...

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At last, Wee Witches Weekend is here!
Tuesday Oct 11 2016
Don't let this pic fool you. The Gardner Village Witches really do have a fondness for the wee witches. So much so, in fact, that they've got a whole weekend of fun planned for the youngsters. Wee Witches Weekend Who: You, your Wee Witches, and our cast of cacklers  What: Plenty of play ...

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Witches Night Out
Tuesday Oct 11 2016
Just as the sun sets in the west, something wickedly good this way comes. You see, the witching hour is close at hand for WitchFest 2016.  It’s Witches Night Out 2016! When: Fridays and Saturdays, October 14, 15, 28, and 29, 2016  Time: 6:00 to 10:00 PM What: An evening of scary-good sales in ...

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Which Witch, Witchapalooza, and YOUR HATtitude
Tuesday Oct 4 2016
The Witch business is in full swing at Gardner Village. This month, we're dedicating our blog to highlighting some of the happy happenings, including more info on our wacky Witches, event details, and The Village through YOUR eyes. Shall we begin? Which Witch? Welcome to our Who’s Who of Gardner Village Witches! ...

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The Witch is: IN (Show us your HATtitude!)
Tuesday Sep 27 2016
I spy with my witchy eye…    ...Broomsticks, parked.     ...Shoes, polished and pointed.   (Well, some are little more shine than point!)   ...Hats, looking skyward.      Lips, sprinkled.   And nails... ummm... studded?   All of this spying can mean only one thing. The Village Witches are back and on the scene at Gardner Village!     Rain or shine, you’ll spot them at Gardner Village's Six ...

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WitchFest is Back (and a Best of State winner!)
Tuesday Sep 20 2016
Phew! It was a long flight, but those wacky cacklies are back! It’s time for WitchFest at Gardner Village.  This is our 17th year celebrating the season with these ladies, and it promises to be the best yet. For starters it was awarded the 2016 Best of State Award for Best Fair, ...

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Pine Needles Turns 20 and You're Invited to the Party!
Wednesday Sep 7 2016
Here’s something to grin about—Pine Needles is turning 20! And you’re invited to the party!  When: Saturday, September 24th Time: All Day Location: Pine Needles at Gardner Village (located directly across from Archibald’s Restaurant), 1100 West 7800 South in West Jordan, Utah What: Games, giveaways, party favors, a special quilt contest, refreshments, and fun!  Win Big!: ...

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Camp Chocolate is on at Chocolate Covered Wagon
Thursday Jul 28 2016
Calling all campers. It's time for Camp Chocolate!    That's right, a camp for CHOCOLATE! How's that for a sweet concept? This tasty summer excursion takes place every Tuesday at the Chocolate Covered Wagon in Gardner Village. You can sign up for the 1:00 PM or the 3:00 PM class--or both, depending ...

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Many Birthday Party Options at Gardner Village
Tuesday Jul 12 2016
Remember those Choose Your Own Adventure books? They allowed you a way to customize your reading experience. Well, planning a birthday party at Gardner Village can be the celebratory version of this concept. You can either choose from one of the many pre-planned party options available at several of their shops (The ...

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Dolly & Me Fairy Garden Tea at Georgell Doll Shop
Tuesday Jun 7 2016
You know what time it is? Tea time! And time to enjoy the sunshine in one of the most serene settings at Gardner Village.    This time of year, the sweet patio behind Georgell transforms into a magical garden, just right for tea. You and your crew can come sip juice or ...

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