Every year I try my hardest to think of something fun and unique for my son’s birthday, and this year I feel like I really got it right!
My son LOVES Build-A-Bear Workshop, and when I asked him if we would want to have his birthday party at Build-A-Bear he immediately said yes!
There were quite a few party packages at Build-A-Bear, and I opted to go with the Build Your Own Party option. What this meant was that I set a budget, and the staff at Build-A-Bear helped me plan a party that fit within it.
All Build-A-Bear party’s include a Party Leader (for 5 Guests or more), a special heart ceremony, party games and fun activities, name tag stickers, bear ear paper party hats, and a photo prop photo op.
I’m a girl who loves a theme so I went with a fun one!
My theme was “A Very Beary Luau”, and from there I got to work on all of the details.
First up, I went in to my local Build-A-Bear (mine is located at the Oshawa Centre), and booked my party. It was very easy, I chose my date, my party package, and paid a $50 deposit to hold my spot for our party date!
Next up – invitations!
I decided that each child should receive a very special package in the mail, so I set to work gathering what I needed!
I created the party invitation myself and had it printed post-card-style at Staples. From there I picked up these cute orange boxes from Dollarama, and grabbed these leis from Party City and sunglasses from Dollarama.
I packed them all together, and wrapped them in white paper, and used my Cricut machine to label them with each child’s name. I wanted them to get really excited for this party with these fun props!
After the invitations were sent out, it was time to work on the party details. I just love the Build-A-Bear boxes! With the party I had the choice of backpacks for the bears, but I think the boxes are so cute. They double as little bear houses, and the kids can colour on them so I thought they were a great choice. I created some cute name tags for the boxes with each of the kid’s names on them.
Next up I decided to order Build-A-Bear themed cookies from one of my favourite places – M&R Cakes and Cafe. They created these adorable cookies which were the perfect take-away for the kids as they left the party.
One of the things I decided for this party was to choose the accessories for the children attending, but with a twist!
I chose little white t-shirts, and had my go-to t-shirt screener Mr. Pro Prints at the Whitby Mall to add each childs name to the shirts! I love getting things personalized at this little shop, and in a couple of days he had these t-shirts ready to go!
On the day of the party I set up one of the dressing tables with all of these shirts so the kids would get excited to find their names and get their bears dressed!
The kids absolutely loved choosing their own bear, and they were also able to choose their own sound. The party leader led the activities including adding a heart to their bear, and saying the Build-A-Bear pledge to their newly stuffed bears. They also let the birthday boy ring the bell for his birthday, and led everyone in singing Happy Birthday before giving him a stuffed candle to go with his new Build-A-Bear.
I felt like the store didn’t need much on decor because it basically has a party atmosphere as it is! I added a few festive balloons but otherwise the store didn’t need any more decor.
This party went off without a hitch, and it was so much fun to not only plan, but experience. The kids had an amazing time, and to be honest so did I! Build-A-Bear was amazing with assisting in this party. They handled everything on the day of the party so I could relax and enjoy everything.
For more details on having your party with Build-A-Bear, visit their website here!
Items in this post may have been provided to me for review, but all opinions are fabulously my own.