Back in March, I attended the Disney Social Media Moms conference in Orlando.  I heard Maxine Clark, CEO of Build-A-Bear speak.  I have to admit, I didn’t know much about the company.  For starters, I thought it was only for girls – which it’s most definitely not.

But the moment Maxine Clark started speaking, I was completely engaged.  I was so intrigued and knew I’d want to take my boys to a local Build-A-Bear when we got home.

We finally went yesterday and had so much fun.  The people who worked at the store were enthusiastic and my boys had a blast.

Heading into the store at the King of Prussia Mall

Picking out his bear

Stuffing the bear

I love this one. He's sending a message to the heart. Or something? Closed eyes and all.

Cleaning the bear. They had lots of fun here.

Dressing the Peace & Hugs bear in the Darth Vader costume. Irony most definitely lost on the excited 3-year-old.

The finished bears. "Eagle" and "Darth Vader"

Both of my boys are already asking when they can go back — and if they can have their birthday parties there.  And I can’t believe I’m admitting this, but the entire process was so fun, it almost made me want to make a bear.  I admitted this to the woman helping us and she said they recently had a 21 year old birthday party/group of girls there before they hit the town.  Corny or fun?  You decide.


  1. Judy Pomeroy says

    Corny? absolutely NOT-I was smiling just reading the article-
    On my list to visit the next ‘Build a Bear’ store i see! :o)

  2. The boys are adorable and handsome too. No wonder Kenzie wants more “drop off” playdates with them 🙂 We’ve done it 2x with Kenzie and both were super memorable and thrilling experiences for her. So much fun for mom too and a great way to make a memory. Totally not corny!

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