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Build-A-Party FAQs

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What happens at a Build-A-Party celebration?

At a scheduled party, each Guest makes their own stuffed animal friend! A party leader guides them through each step of the fun-filled bear-making experience. Plus, play special games available only during parties. Then, if you choose, your Guests can personalize their new furry friends with hundreds of outfits and accessories like shoes, sunglasses, hats and even add a sound. They'll walk out, hand-in-paw with a smile and a new best friend!

5 or more Guests are required for a scheduled Build-A-Party.

What is included in a scheduled Build-A-Party celebration?

We provide:
  • Fun For Every Guest
  • Make & take home a furry friend
  • A Party Leader to guide the adventure (5 or more Guests)
  • Party games & fun-filled activities
  • Party hats (& little ones for the furry friends, too)
  • A fun photo opportunity with props just for parties
  • Exclusives for the Birthday Kid
  • A special heart ceremony
  • A light-up Cupcake keepsake
  • Free invitations + thank you notes available online. Some locations offer food court reservations.

How much is a Build-A-Party?

Pick your party package

Super Smiles - $17 per Guest
  • Animal up to $12
  • 1 Tee
  • Cub Condo®
  • Discount: Up to 10% off
Fantastic Fun - $23 per Guest
  • Animal up to $16
  • 1 Clothing or Footwear Item
  • Cub Condo®
  • Discount: Up to 25% off
Awesome Adventure - $30 per Guest
  • Animal up to $30
  • 1 Clothing or Footwear Item
  • Drawstring Backpack
  • Discount: Up to 30% off
Ultimate Experience - $40 per Guest
  • Animal up to $30
  • 2 Clothing or Footwear Items
  • Bear Head Cookie
  • Drawstring Backpack
  • Discount: Up to 35%

Or build your own party starting at $12 per Guest.
Not valid at Build-A-Bear Workshop Outlet™. Savings may vary by merchandise selected.

Can I take advantage of party packages at a Build-A-Bear Workshop Outlet™?

Our Outlet locations offer savings for our Guests and great deals. Because they already offer a discount, we do not offer party packages in our Outlet locations. You can still build your own party starting at $12 per Guest.

How do I schedule a party?

Book online using our Party Booking Tool, visit over 400 stores worldwide or call a party planner at (toll free) 1-877-789-BEAR (2327).

You'll want to have the following information ready:
  • Contact name, address and phone number
  • Guest of Honor's name and age
  • Preferred party date and time and location, plus an alternate date and time
  • Number of party Guests you're inviting
  • Price per Guest
  • Deposit to reserve party date (credit card payment for online booking, credit card or check for booking in store or by phone) Once you've booked your party, you can use your confirmation number to make changes online up to 2 weeks before your party date. For additional changes, please call a party planner at (toll free) 1-877-789-BEAR (2327).

Is a deposit required to book a party?

We do require a deposit to reserve your party date. It will be applied to your total cost on the day of your party. Credit cards are accepted for booking online, and credit cards and checks are accepted when booking by phone. Parties cancelled more than 24 hours prior to the party date are eligible for a full refund, or the deposit may be applied to another date of your choice.

How many Guests do I need?

5 or more Guests are required for a scheduled Build-A-Party. If you would like to schedule a party with more than 19 Guests, please call (toll free) 1-877-789-BEAR (2327), so that we may make special arrangements.

How long will my party take?

Parties typically range from 1 – 1 1/2 hours. This is only an estimate. The length of your party will depend on the number and age of Guests and any additional activity going on in the store at the time of your visit.
If you've booked a private party room at Concord Mills – Concord, NC, you will have access to the room for up to 2 hours.
It is helpful to use the Party Guest Name Me Planner to gather information from younger Guests prior to the party to ensure they are able to register their new furry friend in our Find-A-Bear ® ID system.

Is the store closed to the public during my party?

All Build-A-Party celebrations take place in the store with other non-party Guests. However, your group will receive personalized attention from your very own party leader who will keep your Guests together and entertained. *We do not allow the opening of presents in our stores.

Should supervising adults attend a child's party?

An adult must be present at every Build-A-Bear Workshop party. We also request that a parent be present for every child 3 years of age or younger. It is not necessary for all parents of party Guests above the age of 3 to be in attendance during the party.

Can we bring food & drinks to the party?

You can now add a sweet treat to your party! Choose from Bear Head Cookies and Birthday Cake-Flavored Cookie Bites

We are not licensed to serve food and beverages in our stores, so Guests will not be permitted to bring outside food and beverages. Click here to find a store and see a list of mall food partners that may offer a discount to your group. Call the participating restaurant for information on what may be offered for your party.

If you've booked a private party room, you may bring snacks such as cakes, cupcakes or cookies for your party Guests, but meals cannot be served.*

A *Private party room is available at Concord Mills – Concord, NC.

Can I bring a clown, mime, fortune teller, etc. to my Build-A-Party celebration?

Additional entertainment is not allowed because your party time will be super stuffed with party fun and making your own stuffed animal friends!

Which stores offer private party rooms?

A private party room is available at Concord Mills – Concord, NC
The fee for a private party room is $25. This reserves the room for your group for up to 2 hours. It does not include the other costs of your party, such as furry friends, clothing, accessories or other party add-ons that you purchase for your Guests.

My local Build-A-Bear Workshop store has a Private Party Room. Is there a fee to use the room?

A private party room is available at Concord Mills – Concord, NC
The fee for a private party room is $25. This reserves the room for your group for up to 2 hours. It does not include the other costs of your party, such as furry friends, clothing, accessories or other party add-ons that you purchase for your Guests.

My party is being held in a private party room.* How will it be decorated?

Our festive party rooms are decorated in bright colors and teddy bear-themed decor. No additional decorations are necessary.

*Available only at select stores.

What is the purpose of the Party Guest Name Me Planner?

During your party, each Guest will create a birth certificate at our Name Me computer station. We will gather name and address information to allow Guests to register their furry friend in our Find-A-Bear® ID tracking system – in case the friend is ever lost. If it is returned to us we can hopefully ensure that it finds its way home! Because our younger party Guests may not know their address or other details, we suggest using the Party Guest Name Me Planner to obtain the information from the parents of your party Guests. Please let their parents know that all information submitted will follow our Privacy Policy Guidelines and that their child can make a certificate with only the child's and animal's names, but without the additional information we are unable to return lost friends. If the party Guests' parents approve, the child may choose to sign up to receive email/mail from us that will let them know about beary special events and offers such as birthday cards and fun promotions.

Will the store contact me to review my party details?

Yes, a store manager will call you within one week of your scheduled party to discuss your party options.

Can I have a Build-A-Dino® Build-A-Party?

Yes, at select stores, your party Guests can have all of the fun of making a rockin' Friendosaur® dino. Learn more about Build-A-Dino parties.

If I have more questions, who can I contact?

Call (toll free) 1-877-789-BEAR (2327) or contact your local Build-A-Bear Workshop store.

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