Someone has recently had a birthday! She had a Minute to Win It themed party and a sleepover. Kids all had a ton of fun. She got a lunch date with Mom & Dad and a Build A Bear for her gift. Which something she claimed that she will never EVER get, only OTHER, really LUCKY kids get them, and she's not one of them, because she's got the meanest parents in the whole universe. UN-til her birthday, then we were suddenly the greatest parents in the whole universe.
Also was her first time in a real life big mall. She was in a very small one with most of the stores closed down in it before, so it didn't really count. A little shell shocked by how many stores and how busy it is in there. Justice was right next to it and she doesn't even know what that store is, good thing for us ! I know, ok, so she's a little deprived, but hey she'll still grow up just fine not having the luxuries of a mall.
And so we arrive. The moment she's been waiting for. Given the large selection, she made her decision rather quickly.
The pink leopard that smells soooo good ! She's choosing her sound chip thingy here. She got the "Get Back Up Again" song from Trolls. No, that's not stuck in our head and we've not been singing it daily for 3 weeks now, no huh-uh.
Then you get to push the pedal to stuff your own animal. How cool is THAT ! I really wanted to push that pedal myself. Then you get to choose your heart, plain or beating, and put it inside your bear. She chose both hearts, ya know, in case one quits, it's good to have a back up. You also insert your sound clip if you got one. After it's stuffed, you get to give it a squeeze and hug before it's sewn up to make sure it's stuffed perfectly to your liking.
Then you get to give it a bath and blow dry it. No real water, but a real blow dryer out of that yellow thing.
This is a really cool place.
When choosing accessories, you get to fully check them all out first. Trying them on your bear since each bear can turn out a little differently or be slightly different shaped.
Several little Dressing Room changing tables throughout the store. She was very serious about every step of the way.
The chosen jammies. She got jammies, a couple outfits, panties and bunny slippers. Which is how her and the animal dress most often, panties and slippers. She got a little chair/bed for it, a carrier, a brush and a jacket.
At the end, you name it and print it's birth certificate. So it was born 1 day after her birthday and she named it Jellybean.
I think this was the best birthday present yet. She was ecstatic over her Build a Bear and experience there.
She's now saving up her chore money to go back for more accessories.
The employee's here were fantastic. So friendly, helpful and nice to the kids. Which just makes their experience all the better.
Anyone else have a Build A Bear Workshop experience?
Which animal did your child choose?