Although sometimes I feel as though the stuffed animals in our household are multiplying on their own, there is no denying that there are a select few that hold a special place in my girls' hearts.
Whether a cherished gift or simply ingrained with a memory, these are the plush pals that receive the most playtime, hugs and devoted love. And, as I'm sure is a common occurrence in many households, among the very favorites here are easily the ones that my children have selected and created themselves thanks to the fun, creativity and never-ending imagination at Build-A-Bear Workshop.
The place where kids (and adults) can not only choose their own best friend but actually create it, Build-A-Bear Workshop is one store that knows how to treat customers of all ages.
Bears, bunnies, dogs, ponies and more are all selected, stuffed, given a wish and a heart, sewn and fluffed, and then dressed up in furbulous furry fashions. Talk about dreams coming true!
We have always absolutely adored Build-A-Bear Workshop and, as soon as my kids realize that we're anywhere in the vicinity of the bright colors and cute decorations, their excitement is difficult to contain.
On our recent visit, however, there was even more elation in the air over getting to see the new Disney friends that have made their magical debut at Build-A-Bear Workshop: a Minnie Mouse themed bear, Captain America and two new Palace Pets!
Can these get much cuter?
Everyone loves Minnie Mouse and Build-A-Bear Workshop's Minnie Mouse Bear comes complete with cute graphics on her paws, a pink polka dot bow and Minnie's picture and signature adorning her feet. With the addition of a Minnie Mouse Leggings Outfit and White Sequin Flats, this is pink polka-dot perfection for any young fan!
Captain America Bear, on the other hand, is here to help fight for liberty and justice! Featuring an all-blue body with a shield pattern and the Captain America logo on his paw, he takes pride in wearing his patriotic costume and wielding his indestructible shield.
What better way to join forces with this avenger of freedom than in such a cuddly, adorable way?
Although we were happy to fawn over Minnie Mouse Bear and Captain Avenger Bear, I was not at all surprised to find that my girls' eyes lit up when they saw the two new Palace Pets, Rapunzel's royal kitty cat, Summer, and Belle's beloved little dog, Teacup!
I love the way that Build-A-Bear Workshop has incorporated Palace Pets into their collection and how easily these fluffy pals are converted from everyday to royalty. It's just so much fun to add an accessory set or two to turn Summer from a cute yellow kitty into a pampered, regal cat and Teacup from a fuzzy, cuddly puppy into a groomed, princess dog!
Big Sister E and Little Sister B were amazed by all of the new additions that Build-A-Bear Workshop has added (every time we have visited or even have passed by they seem to have brought in new, adorable plush friends!) and ultimately the added sparkle and elegance of the Palace Pets were their favorites.
After having a blast choosing, stuffing, fluffing, dressing and naming their new friends...
...it was clear that each of their smiles stretched from ear to ear and Build-A-Bear Workshop had provided another unforgettable experience for all of us.
Build-A-Bear Workshop really makes it possible for everyone to leave happy, no matter how much time, what size budget or what interest you have — whether for a special occasion or just to bring a big smile to a child's face, kids are nearly guaranteed to have a magical experience that they will remember always!
There just isn't any comparison to making your own best friend and the unique and entertaining time that kids of all ages have at Build-A-Bear Workshop is sure to be one that is talked about for quite some time to come... I know it has been here!
What stuffed friend do you want to bring home next? Be sure to visit BuildABear.com to see their full line of available pets as well as to find a store location near you or to place an order right online. You'll also want to connect with Build-A-Bear Workshop on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram so that you'll stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest that this amazing company has to offer!
I was provided gift cards from Build-A-Bear Workshop in order to facilitate my review, however, I was not compensated or enticed to do this post in any way. This post is solely my honest opinion about this company, store and products.