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A party at Build-A-Bear Workshop is a pawsome way to celeBEARate with friends for any occasion. Each Guest makes a stuffed animal friend! And now they can continue their friendship adventure at home when they bring it to life online for FREE and get cool virtual stuff at! Parties start at only $10 per Guest. Read on to see what people are saying about Build-A-Party celeBEARations.


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| Girl Scout Party

"My Experience Was: AMAZING!!!!!!! Will have my daughters next birthday party there. Hillary was amazing with the girls from my troop. She was funny and engaged the girls in games. Thank you Hillary for the great service." Written by Andrea Stone from Carousel Mall in Syracuse, NY on 7/08

| Birthday Party

"My Experience Was: beyond my expectations. Anastasia, our party host at the Oxford Valley store, was able to make my daughter's 9th birthday party very special. She managed to get all kids involved, even though the group was a very eclectic mix, 5 boys, 5 girls, ranging in age form 3-12 years. Imagine Anastasia's skill as she engaged two 12-year-old boys. five 9 year-old girls and a 3-year old in the same party! I would definitely recommend a Buildabear party for any child who is interested. You can control the costs and it is much less expensive than other children's birthday party venues.!" Written by Sue from Oxford Valley Mall in Langhome, PA on 6/30

| Faith's 7th Birthday

"My Experience Was: Excellent!" Written by Faith from Southhampton on 6/25

| Brooke's 5th Birthday

"My Experience Was: Fantastic. Brooke and her friends had the best time. They had Emma as Party Host and she was brilliant. Everyone felt special not just the Birthday Girl. They played so many party games. Emma made us feel so relaxed that we actually forgot we were in a busy store on a Saturday afternoon! I would recommend a party at Build a Bear to anyone and I can see us having another Birthday Celebration there next year." Written by Nicola from Bluewater Shopping Centre in Kent on 6/23

| Nicole?s 6th Birthday

"My Experience Was Great: Colleen was an exceptional party host, enthusiastic, thoughtful, and caring! It is obvious that she loves her job! She kept the kids engaged and having fun the entire time. She made helpful suggestions and all the kids were thrilled. My daughter?s party was a huge hit largely because of her!" Written by Tricia from Streets of Southpoint in Durham, NC on 6/23

| Birthday Party Review

"The presentation for my Neice's 10th bday party at the Merrillville store in Wesrfield Mall was very mediocre at best. There was no structure to the small event whatsoever. It was sad to see since she's been loving Build-a-Bears for at least 6 years. This was her first birthday party there and she was not impressed whatsoever. It seems like the whole thing was put together in 10minutes. No creativity and the children attending, which were of different younger ages were getting bored fast." Written by Al from Westfield Southlake in Merrillville, IN on 6/20

| Girl Scouts

"My Experience Was: AMAZING!!!! 5 stars all the way! Our party host Devon was truly wonderful with the girls. She sang, she danced, she made every little girl feel special. I will definitely be back because of Devon!" Written by Nimmons from San Tan Village in Gilbert, AZ on 6/19

| Paige's 6th Birthday

"My Experience Was: We had a great time a Build A Bear for Paige's 6th birthday. Rachel and her crew were fantastic with the kids. She did a great job with all the girls playing games while they made their bears. It truly was one of the best experiences we have had with a birthday party. So easy and again Rachel was great as the party leader. Thank you Build A Bear! We had a furbulous time!" Written by Kelly from Coconut Point Mall in Estero, FL on 6/16

| Bee's 6th Birthday

"My Experience Was: We had a wonderful experience. There were 12 kids in attendance and our party leader, Kiersten, had such patience and enthusiasm that the kids were engaged the entire time. Aiimee, took care of all the party details to ensure we were able to stay within budget for our party. This was the first time I was actually able to enjoy one of my child's parties because they took care of everything. We've already been back since the party to get another bear and accessories and now plan to give the kids who attended the party new accessories when their birthdays roll around. Thank you!" Written by Jill & Crew from Altamonte Spring, FL on 6/3

| Josie-8 is Great Bday Party

"My Experience Was: phenominal! I thought it was going to be an expensive hassle but was completely wrong and super pleased! Not only was Marcus the hit of the party as a great host and wonderful entertainer but he was also conscious of our budget and respecting the limits of costs without making anyone feel like they got less than the best! Marcus was amazing and it was such a great experience we have told all our friends and are returning for our second daughters birthday in a few weeks! Thank you Marcus for an amazing experience! The girls are still talking about it!!" Written by Jenni Cialdini from Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa, WI on 5/26

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"My Experience Was: Generally up to expectation. I was very pleased with our party leader, Samantha, who showed energy, enthusiasm, and ability to manage the kids. Her assistant during the games was also very good. However, I would hesitate to recommend this place as a party venue just because I felt that the store was rather tight in terms of space to accommodate both a party of 14 kids that we had at same time as customers. There were various occasions during the party games when other customer kids almost got knocked over by the kids in the party playing "Duck, duck goose" and other games. There should be better effort in separating customer kids from party kids. It was also quite noisy with both party and other customers in same store at the same time." Written by Karen Khor from Westchester Mall, White Plains, NY on 5/25

| Olivia

"My Experience Was: Fantastic. We had a girl named Angela as our party co-ordinator and she was great with the kids. It was a long weekend and at West Edmonton Mall, the store was quite busy. Angela was really easy-going about some guest running late and keeping the kids occupied and enjoying themselves. 2 of my daughter?s friends, at the last possible minute before stuffing their bears, asked if they could change them and pick a different bear. I wouldn?t have expected her to let them do that but she did. Angela is super-bubbly and obviously enjoys her job a great deal. I would recommend to anyone to have a birthday party at Build-A-Bear and to specifically request Angela. She helped to make my daughter?s birthday party a great success." Written by Krista Wilcox from West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, Alberta on 5/19

| Luke's 4th Birthday

"My Experience Was: Wonderful!! Luke had a wonderful party! Charles, our party leader, had great energy, and did an amazing job of keeping the children together and entertained. It's a skill to be able to stuff and sew bears, while at the same time running children's games, and he's a pro! We couldn't have been happier with our experience, and with Charles." Written by Annmarie Wetherbee from Concord Mills, Concord, NC on 5/19

| Sarah's 6th Birthday Party

"My Experience Was: Fantastic!! Sarah did a fab job keeping all the girls entertained and having a wonderful time for the length of the party. I was such a great experience, I would highly recommend to any parent." Written by Aimee Cerny from Wire Grass Mall Wesley Chapel FL on 5/12

| Sophie's 9th Birthday Party

"My Experience Was: EXCELLENT! I totally loved it! Jack, our party leader, kept us entertained for an hour! My bear and my friend's bears were all very hot and sweaty because we had cuddled them so much! We all had a wonderful time and I would love to do it again!" Written by Sophie Clohessy from Bluewater, Kent on 5/12

| Joel?s party

"My Experience Was: Overall, great event. The kids had fun and the staff members did a nice job. Everything moved along to keep the kids attention. Only one complaint: the bear bathing machine is SO LOUD and ANNOYING. We were at the stuffing machine next to it, and the noise of kids coming every 30 seconds to wash their bear was terrible. Maybe decrease the volume, change the sound (water sound?) or put lights on the thing instead so there isn?t any noise." Written by Jen from Mall of America on 5/5

| Daisy Troop 1744 Party

"My Experience Was: Amazing!!!! 5 Stars to the Store Manager and our Mother Bear (can't remember their names). I had never done a party or even gone into a Build a Bear before in my life (always walked by). My Daisy Troop did so well selling Cookies this year and they all decided to go to Build a Bear for their BIG TRIP. They were so excited from the time they walked in and were very well behaved. Mother bear did a Awesome job keeping the girls attention every step of the way. From selecting names, stuffing, playing games, bathing and dressing them in Daisy uniforms. We selected the LIMITED EDITION 100 year Girl Scout bear, she is beautiful and a treasure the girls will remember for a lifetime. Would I recommend it to others, of course, best experience I've ever had. Would I do it again, of course. My daughter wants to go back and buy more outfits." Written by Juanita from Ontario Mills, CA on 5/5

| Daisy-Brownie Troop 2836

"My Experience Was: Wonderful!!! We couldn?t ask for a better way to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts. Jessi and Cortnie were fabulous! They managed our large group of 18 girls with ease! All our girls could do was talk about Build-A-Bear for the last 2 months!!! In fact, they are still talking about their Build-A-Bear experience. I would definitely recommend a Build-A-Bear party to other troops and parents as well. We had a furbulous time!!!" Written by Danielle Allen, Troop Leader from Potomac Mills Mall, Woodbridge, VA on 5/1

| Daisy Troop 1827

"My Experience Was: Absolutely phenomenal. Our Daisy's were given 5 choices of what they could do with part of their Cookie earnings and they anonymously picked Build a Bear Workshop. I had never been to one and was very pleasantly surprised. Kirsten was our party leader and she was AMAZING with the girls. They were at rapt attention the entire time we were there and there were 15 girls to get through. The entire staff supported our visit and we had such a great time I will definitely be back. Thank you Kirsten for making their special day even more special for them." Written by Amy Parker from Towson Town Center, Towson, MD on 4/29

| 5th Birthday

"My Experience Was: Awesome! What a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday! parents do not have to worry about a thing all is taken care of and in a controlled, fun atmosphere! Jenna was such a breath of fresh air for us, totally comfortable with small children and kept their attention the entire time. I would love to do this every year with her! First party we felt we got our moneys worth!" Written by Diane from Louisville, Ky Summit on 4/22

| Vincenzo's 6th Birthday Party

"My Experience Was: Great! Dorothy was our party leader. She kept 16 kindergartens entertained, She was animated, pleasant and the children and parents all thought she was great. She made the birthday party a huge success. I would not change a thing. It was a great experience. I was so happy to be able to donate a bear to a child at St. Jude's Hospital. The guest of honor, my son was born with a brain tumor and had surgery and this was his first choice for his birthday. Thank you to BBWS and to Dorothy." Written by Erika Villella from Providence Place Mall, RI on 4/21

| Hannah's 9th Birthday Party

"My Experience Was: Excellent & Fun! Maddie did a great job in keeping 11 little girls entertained for an hour!" Written by Hannah Davis from Asheville, NC on 3/31

| Emma Sander's Birthday Party

"My Experience Was: Excellent. To begin our party hosts in the NY Flagship location - Evette and Yesinia - were lovely. Very organized and great with all of the children. All of the children were so excited to be at a party at Build A Bear. We had a group of 20 kids ? in a private room ? so everything felt very special and flowed smoothly. The children picked their bears, stuffed their bears and dressed their bears ? all while playing games with the party hosted who were energetic, organized and fun. This was the best party we have hosted for our daughter so far. All the parents were amazed and many would like to host a party there as well. Again, kudos to Evette, Yesinia (the party hosts) and Drew (the manager who oversaw the whole process)." Written by Leslie Day from New York, NY on 3/24

| Samantha's 7th Birthday Party

"My Experience Was: Outstanding! This was our 1st time scheduling a party at Build-A-Bear and I was a little nervous about how things would go with 16 kids but it was actually the smoothest and best birthday party experience we've had! We credit our wonderful party leaders, Kobi & Katie, for making the party such a great success!" Written by Heather O. from Louisville, KY on 3/18

| Charlotte's 9th Birthday Party

"My Experience Was: Really good. The party was lead by Jack who kept the girls entertained and focused throughout, and I thought he was so patient with their rather excitable behaviour! Six very happy girls. :-)" Written by Sam Grover from Southgate, Bath, UK on 3/17

| Delilah Sherer Birthday Party

"My Experience Was: Excellent! Build-A-Bear is my daughters favorite place, she was so happy to have her party there, all of the other kids enjoyed it as well, it is the perfect venue for a birthday party as the kids are constantly occupied and interested. Marcia was great with all of the kids and made sure everything flowed smoothly, thanks Marcia!" Written by Val Sherer from Livingston, NJ on 3/11

| Madalyn's 4th Birthday Party

"My Experience Was: Outstanding! Our leader was Jordon, and all the parents (and grandparents) were very impressed with her skills in running a fun party for a group of twelve 4-year-olds! The kids had a wonderful time, the staff members were all helpful and went beyond what was expected. Some moms told me their children wanted their parties there, too. Jordon, the manager, and other BABW staff were very helpful with finding animals and outfits that made the kids happy while staying within my budget. Jordon obviously had a good handle on the 4-year-old attention span and kept things moving with lots of activities. My granddaughter Madalyn loved the attention, being first in line as the girls moved through the area, in the center of the circle at the end when Happy Birthday was sung, etc. We finished off the party at the food court in the mall, and it was a great birthday. Thank you Jordon and everyone else working at Build-a-Bear that day!" Written from Westfield Valley Fair Mall, Santa Clara/San Jose on 3/8

| Birthday Party

"My Experience Was: Awesome. I had a group of 20 kids and they were very organized and smooth. They had total control of all the kids the whole time. They played games and were super energetic and wonderful. Best party we have had for our daughter so far. All the parents were amazed as well as how organized it was. " Written from Asheville Mall, North Carolina on 3/3

| Ethan's 5th Birthday Party

"My Experience Was: GREAT! We had 2 party hosts, Carlos and Teresa. They were both great at keeping the group of 10 kids (one 1yr old, seven 4-5 yrs old and two 7 yrs old) entertained. The kids never got bored or distracted by the other guests in the store. They were excited to play the games and sing. It was the best party either of my kids have had so far, because I didn't have to do anything. I actually was able to enjoy the party and watch my kids have a blast! All the parents were impressed that the kids stayed entertained and that the hosts were great at helping the kids stay within the budget I had set at $20. All the kids were excited to pick out and stuff their animals and dress them the way they wanted. Now my 7 year old wants his next party at build-a-bear, instead of at the bowling alley like he had originally said. I would definately have another party at Build-A-Bear. Thanks Carlos and Teresa for the best party!" Written by Amanda from Richland Mall, Waco, TX on 2/25

| Molly Clark's Birthday Party

"My Experience Was: Excellent! Molly and her friends had a blast with Steph at the Build-A-Bear Workshop in Natick. Steph not only kept the kids entertained and happy, she helped the Birthday Mom figure out the best way to manage the wishes of both her wallet and her daughter! The party was surprisingly affordable and one that I think Molly and her friends will remember for a long time. Thanks Steph! We will be back when her little brother is old enough for a BABW party of his own!" Written by Barbara Ryan Clark from Natick, MA on 2/24

| 5th Birthday Party

"My Experience was: Great! The kids had a wonderful time. Dawn was fantastic and very accomadating. My daughter really enjoyed herself. Dawn was so patient with the little ones in the group. The choices of outfits were just perfect. Thank you again. Super job." Written by Emerson Fallat from Ocean County Mall, Toms River on 2/24

| Gino's Birthday

"Couldn't of been happier with the party. Staff was great with the kids and very friendly. Ivonne who ran the party did a great job keeping the kids attention and a awesome job overall. I would highly recommend all of my friends and family to have a party at Build A Bear." Written by Rosemarie Lanzetta from Westchester Mall on 2/22

| Birthday Party

"I loved my experience. I was very happy with my team. Every parent said they would love to have their kids party there. I wish you guys have one here when my kids was their age. I will definitely do it again. Thank you so much for everything." Written by Annette Watson from Winston-Salem on 2/18

| Jarod's 2nd Birthday Party

"Thank you Alex and Crystal for making Jarod?s Birthday party such a success!! The kids had such a great time. I had kids from age 2 to 9 and all of them loved it!! I can?t believe you hopped across the entire store!! LOL?.You did an excellent job and I even got compliments from the parents and MY parents!! Thanks again!! XOXO" Written by Teresa Garcia from Northridge, California on 2/15

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"The lady who worked there was great but I do believe if they are going to have birthday parties they should at least have a room for cake and refreshments and to keep presents... Even if they charged more- it def. makes sense. I thought that thy should have had more then one person stuffing the toys. I also feel that they should mention to each parent that the bear is the only thing included and that the clothing and accessories are not included... So parents can talk to their children because everyone might not have brought money to dress their children's bears, especially if the person has more then one child." Written by Jessie from Trumbull on 2/04

| George and Matthew Dillon's 8th Birthday

"My Experience Was: Fantastic. Amy was our party host and she was more than capable of dealing with 6 very lively 8 year old boys. She kept them busy the whole time, even though the shop was absolutely heaving and the previous party had over-run. The boys absolutely loved it. George and Matthew?s school friends said it was awesome when they next saw me. I was very impressed with the way she managed the boys and I was very glad I had booked a party as the store was exceedingly busy and there were queues for the bear stuffing machine and the till when we arrived. None of this seemed to affect the boys party in any way. They had such a lovely time and they are all really pleased with their bears. I think it is a nice idea where every child comes away from the party with a gift." Written by Helen Dillon from Touchwood, Solihull, UK on 1/28

| Kirsty's 8th Birthday Party

"My daughter and her friends had a fantastic time at build a bear. It really far exceeded our expectations. Yasmin, our party host, was really full of fun and energy and appeared to be really enjoying herself as much as the children! The children loved her. She knew when to get them really excited with games and then to calm them down again. The service was fantastic and my daughter thinks its the best party she has ever been to. Thank you!" Written by Ailsa from Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh on 1/28

| 5th Birthday Party

"My Experience Was:AMAZING! The experience we had for my daughters fifth birthday was so much more than I expected!!! It was an amazing experience that my daughter will never forget. Our party leader Sarah was so good with the group of 9 girls we had! She made the party so easy for me too, all I had to do was sit back, take pictures and enjoy the look on my daughters face!! Thanks BAB for a wonderful time!!!" Written by Colleen Lynch from West County Mall St. Louis, MO on 1/22

| Fayth?s 7th Birthday


| Lily's 5th Birthday Party

"Great! Melissa, our party coordinator was really great with the kids, keeping them engaged and happy. Our daughter Lily was completely thrilled and all of her friends talked about the party for days afterwards. It's been two weeks, and they're still all walking around with their new bears." Written by Lily Caccia from Hillsdale Mall, San Mateo, CA on 1/21

| Chaney's 6th Birthday Party

"Chaney had her 6th B-day party at the Springfield, MO location. She had a wonderful time and we give it a 5 star rating. We did the St. Jude Party so it was a double great time since we were helping a few St. Jude's children get a friend also. Great time!!!" Written by Lisa Watson from Springfield, Missouri on 1/21

| Gabriella?s 8th Birthday Party

"This was our first experience at a Build-A-Bear party at Plaza Las Americas Puerto Rico. Gabriella loves her party , she always felt very special on her birthday and all the party guests had a great time. The party was excellent!!!!! Several parents commented about how fun the kids where having .The two party helpers kept them entertained and play a fun games ,was fantastic!!! Thanks for a great birthday experience. I would definitely recommend to other friends for birthday parties!" Written by Joshabel Rentas from las Americas 255 Puerto Rico on 1/14

| Maya's Birthday

"My Experience Was: Less than I expected. Initially, it was great. Things went like you'd expect for a small group of 4 year olds. As we were trying to leave, things turned sour when (1) one of the cashier opened her mouth. In my opinion, she doesn't belong there, or she was having a bad day. The 5 minutes we had to deal with her ruined any chance of my family booking anything with this particular location. A very dismissive and condescending attitude, putting it very mildly. The second bad (2) happened when the folks up at the counter allowed another birthday party to make off with the gift we got for our birthday girl. Again, miss attitude wasn't much of a help - although everyone else was brilliant, one bad apple does ruin an experience." Written by Paul from Boise on 1/14

| Ben's 7th Year Celebration

"My Experience Was: Autumn, our hostess was amazing and made Ben?s birthday party celebration wonderful! When my son said he wanted to have his party at Build-A-Bear I was concerned that the kids would be engaged and manageable at such a busy store. Autumn had no difficulty in keeping the kids interested, taking turns with patience and having tons of fun. All of the kids were able to pick out the animal they wanted and some type of outfit. Autumn kept all of the kids within their price limit which made me happy and the kids all said that it was the ?best birthday party, EVER!? Thank you Autumn and Build-A-Bear, we will be back for my other son?s birthday!" Written by Hollie Enniss-Poe from Fashion Place Mall on 1/07

| Sam's 5th Birthday Party

"My Experience Was: The party was excellent! Sue was a awesome host! She kept the kids engaged the whole time and we had a large group of 15 5yr olds. Everyone loved their bear and she helped the kids stay with our price range. Several parents commented about how fun the kids where having and how well it was run. The picture at the end was great. Would have another party there. Great experience!!!" Written by Nancy from Mall in Columbia, MD on 1/07

| th Birthday Party

"My Experience Was: Wonderful! Sam had a great time at his party. We felt welcomed and well taken care of. All the staff was great and our party leader couldn't have been better!" Written by Victoria Newlove from Zona Rosa Kansas City, Missouri on 1/07

| Annaztasia's 3rd Birthday Party

"The party was excellent! Gabbi and Sandy were awesome hosts! We had 16 kids ranging from 13 months to 13 years old and they kept them entertained and having fun! Everyone loved their bears and all the fun they had at the party! Several parents of the guests even commented about how well it was run and how much fun the kids had! And the picture at the end of all the kids was a great surprise! We will definitely be returning for another party! Thanks so much to Gabbi and Sandy for a great birthday for my daughter!" Written by Nancy Monte Carlo, Deptford, NJ on 12/09

| Shamberley's 9th Birthday Party

"My 9 year old and all 12 guests loved the party. Emily was a great hostess. Our only problem was with Sbarro's. They offered us a 10& discount if we came to eat after the party and then refused to honor it after we ordered." Written by Tiffany, Basking Ridge, NJ on 12/05

| Tiffany Quick's 4th Birthday Party

"My Experience Was: Excellent party! Even with 17 kids at the party Blake did a great job with the children! Kept them entertained the whole time!!!" Written by Written by Tiffany, Basking Ridge, NJ on 12/05

| Katelyn's 6th Birthday Party

"My Experience Was: Great! I know it took me a while to write a review but my daughter's birthday party was a great success due to Build a Bear Workshop! Right from the beginning,the staff made me feel comfortable and relaxed. When I called to find out more information about having the party at Build a Bear, Tiffany was friendly, helpful and answered all my questions that I reserved the date. I stopped by to get a better idea of the workshop before the day of the party with a few more questions and Maria was extremely helpful. She even put aside a few of the discontinued dogs my daughter thought that she wanted for her birthday. I was able to relax the day of the party due to Courtney, Ashley and Jaime. After they asked me how much I wanted to spend per child, they took care of everything. They made sure all the kids participated, were having fun and stayed within the budget. I was able to enjoyed myself. Everyone (kids and parents) had a great time! We still talk about it! I would like to "Thank!" Tiffany, Maria, Courtney, Ashley and Jaime for all of their help! I would highly recommend Build a Bear Workshop!" Written by Kelly, Fashion Island, Newport Beach, CA on 11/19

| Charlotte's 8th Birthday Party

"My Experience Was: Great! Drew who helped us arrange and set up the party was a gem, I hope Corporate appreciates what a qualified person they have running the 5th Avenue store. Our party facilitators were Jon and Heather and they were fabulous, the party ran very smoothly and was one of the most stress free parties I have ever hosted! Paws in the air for Drew, Jon and Heather!" Written by Charlotte, NYC on 11/05

| Cooper's 4th Birthday Party

"I was looking forward to my son's Build-a-Bear party as my nephew had had his party there when he was little. Cooper loves cuddle toys but had never made his own bear. We invited 8 of his closest friends and they all had so much fun! Sydney, our party host was full of energy, worked well with the littlest and biggest of our party goers, had the cutest games to play and made Cooper feel like a star at the end of our party. For days he was chanting, "We just had a par-tay!" She was the perfect addition to our party and made the experience amazing for each and every child! I can't wait for Cooper to go back and make a new bear friend!" Written by Carolyn Carrie from Downtown Disney, on 10/23

| McKenzie's 8th Birthday

"My Experience Was: Great!! They kept the kids entertained and having fun for the full hour ?all of the girls were able to get exactly what they wanted. They had outfits already lined up and accessories as well for the girls to choose from. The two party helpers were fun and energetic! I will definitely recommend this to anyone! We loved it and McKenzie said it was the best birthday she has ever had!!" Written by Katie Zahorski from Westfield Mall Vancouver, WA on 10/22

| Sydney's 6th Birthday

"We just had our daughter's 6th birthday party, and it was fantastic! She loved everything from hanging with her friends to stuffing her bear. Our party leader was Courtney, she was so energetic and got the kids so excited about making their bears. I liked how organized and fun the party was. Thanks for a great birthday experience. I would definitely recommend to other friends for birthday parties!!!!!!" Written by Amy from Buford, GA on 10/22

| Alia's 5th Birthday

"BEYOND! We were very fearful about having a commercial birthday party as we had a horrific experience at American Girl a few years back. So you can only imagine our excitement to be greeted by Amber, Anthony and Melissa ready and fired up to celebrate our daughter's birthday. Every moment was organized, fun, engaging. They were flexible, light hearted. We had NO breakdowns, no crying, no nothing except pure joy and happiness from 16 kids who thought they had won the lottery. I could not thank the people at Build-A Bear enough as my daughter never ever seemed happier. Plus the people there were so helpful and so accomdating and they would not even let us tip them for their outstanding service. Thank you!!" Written by Sherre in Westwood, CA on 10/16

| Lindsey'?s 5th Birthday

"This was our first experience at a Build-A-Bear party. Being able to choose how much to spend was nice, so we could stay on budget. On the big day, our party host Megan did a great job of making my daughter Lindsey feel special. The only downside to the party was the store was pretty busy with customers, so it was a little crowded. But Megan handled it well by circling the party guests together and keeping them busy. She had them play a fun game while each girl had her bear stuffed. They took a cute group picture at the front of the store and lead all the guests, customers and mall patrons in an energetic song of "Happy Birthday." I would definitely recommend this store for birthday parties." Written by Kathy from Christiana Mall, Newark, DE on 10/15

| Isabella's 6th Birthday Party

"We had our daughter'?s birthday party at Build-A-Bear at the Sarasota Square location. Jack was the party host and he did a wonderful job! Our daughter felt very special on her birthday and all the party guests had a great time and enjoyed building their stuffed animals. Jack has the perfect personality to work at Build-A-Bear and he truly seems to enjoy what he is doing. Because of him, the party was so much more than what we had expected. Thank you!" Written by Daniela in Sarasota, FL on 10/14

| 6th Birthday

"Awesome! Our party leader Katie did a great job of making our daughter and her party guests feel very special. She wants to have her party there next year too!" Written by Whitney in Savannah, GA on 10/8

| Kids had fun, but I was disappointed.

"My daughter celebrated her 5th birthday with 10 of her friends. The kids loved it, but taking turns got a little long for that many kids at that age. We had some disappointed kids and unhappy parents at the end when they found out how much extra they'?d have to spend. The girl I talked to when booking the party did a great job showing me how they'd explain the price limit to the kids. The girl hosting the party didn'?t do so great. I asked for a recorded message for my daughter's animal. I had to remind the host to do the recording. And then in the end, she forgot to put it in the animal. We didn'?t realize it until the next day and lost that opportunity now. They took a picture of all the kids and animals at the end of the party. I called back the next week to find out what they do with that picture. Apparently, I should have gotten a copy of it. I did not get it, but they told me they would reprint and give it to me if I wanted to come get it. All-in-all, the kids had a great time even though I would do things differently if having a party there again." Written by Michelle in Garland, TX on 10/8

| 4th Birthday

"We celebrated my daughter's 4th birthday at Build a Bear in San Antonio. It was a totally awesome experience. I was concerned about staying within our 20.00 per child budget, but the staff--Amalia and Bree were totally great. We had a considerable age difference from 12 years old to 1 years old and somehow they were able to involve everyone?wow! My shy daughter was encouraged by Amalia and Bree and after about 15 minutes she was the star of the party and having a blast. The other parents were througholy impressed by the games and staff. Smiles all the way around. Thanks Amalia and Bree for making this special day even better. We will definitely be back!!!" Written by T. Lopez in San Antonio, TX on 9/24

| A Cool Party!!

"Thank you Miss Rebecca we had a great time!! We all loved it!!" Written by The McBride's from The Woodlands, TX on 8/13

| My Daughters Party Was A Great Hit!

"My daughters party was a great hit. All the kids had a great time and Stephanie made it great. She was highly energetic and wonderful with the kids. All the parents were commenting on how good she did and how fun the experience was for the kids. Thanks, I highly recommend this for a party." Written by Faith from Altamonte Springs, FL on 8/13

| 8th Birthday Party

"Where do I start the Party Was truly AMAZING!! I want to send a special Thank You to Evette Our Wonderful Hostess. The children at My daughter's 8th Birthday Party and the Parents Have been raving all about it, I received so many compliments and Praises that the children Had a wonderful time, I have to say that Evette kept the children so busy and excited that all went beautifully. The store is big and the parties are very organized. Thanks again Evette we will definitely come back. You are AWESOME!! Next time I'?ll only order more food LOL.Otherwise it was a Fabulous Experience. Thanks again Build A Bear NYC!" New York, NY on 8/13

| Fantastic 5th Birthday Party!

"Build a Bear did a fantastic job of our daughter's 5th birthday party. They were organized, fun and it was very, very affordable and an excellent deal for what the kids got. I'd highly recommend it!" Written by Christine from Vancouver, BC on 8/11

| Max's 5th Birthday Party

"Thank you Jamie (Build a Bear, Coquitlam Mall BC) for making Max's birthday party so much fun for everyone." Written by Joanne from Coquitlam, BC on 8/10

| Excellent place to celebrate a Summer birthday!

"Our hostess Kristina was so full of energy. She kept the children involved and entertained all the time. I can tell she loves children. My daughter and her friends had a great time!!! Thank you" Written by Blanca from Ramsey, NJ on 8/5

| Big Bear Hugs

"We had out daughter's birthday party last night at Store #80. The staff was friendly and helpful leading up to the party, answering any questions that I may have had. Tori S. was our Bearthday Party Coordinator and she was exceptional. She kept our group of 8 going, singing all sorts of songs, and just being jovial. What a wonderful experience. Everyone had so much fun, and to see them all (mind you - 4 boys, 4 girls) having the time of their lives was great!As a matter of fact, we had such a great time, I wound up sharing our experience with another couple in the store, telling them all about what a party entails there!Thank you for such a memorable evening. Big bear hugs for Tori!!!Warm regards,Gayle & Neil" Written by Gayle from Elmwood Park, NJ on 8/5

| Fantastic venue for a 10 year old

"We had a build a bear party on the 3rd August 2010 in the Liverpool One store. Lorna, our party host, was fabulous and kept the girls entertained the whole time. Would definately recommend it for a fun filled time" Written by Jeanette from Liverpool, on 8/4


"My daughter turned 8 years old and decided to have her party at Build-A-Bear. This is her favorite store to shop at, we visit this store at least once every two weeks. Through our many visits there, we met our wonderful and fabulous "Party Gal" Sandy, as well as the rest of the great staff. She was so great & all the kids loved her, (all 14 of them) especially my son and daughter. Sandy was very kind, funny and very patient she really did a great job with all the kids. So many parents called me to thank us for having such a wonderful party! All the kids were so proud and happy with their new bears, of course, none as happier than my daughter. Thank You for having such a wonderful staff at the Deptford Mall Store - Deptford New Jersey." Written by Denise from Philadelphia, PA on 8/4

| Good party, just didnt stick to price point

"I had my daughters 3rd birthday party at the vancouver mall location and the host was very good. She made sure to make it fun for the 12 kids, and keep the attention on the Birthday girl. My one problem with the party was that I had a 12$ budget for each kid and they said I wouldnt have to worry about it, that they would steer the kids just to their price limit. However, 4 kids picked out animals that were above 15-22$ and then just billed me without asking or anything. It wasn't a huge deal, but I had a budget and was already over it because of two siblings coming that weren't expected. Every little bit counts these days." Written by Lynn from 98662, WA on 8/3

| Beary Fun!

"My five year old daughter had her birthday party at Build a Bear in Raleigh last month. The leaders were wonderful and all the kids had such a great time! I would definitely recommend it to anyone!" Written by Laurel from Apex, NC on 8/2

| Pawsome!

"That was woonderrful, i had a great time in my birthday. I had a party in build-a-bear when i was 6-years-old at Downtown at Disney. And now i am 10-years-old and i had a party at build a bear in cielo vista mall in el paso texas. i had a superr great time my mom did it she bought the one of 25- 26and now i have 3 furry friends! I recomend it a lot!!!!!*****" Written by Elizabeth from Upland, CA on 8/1

| Even 13 year old can have fun!

"My Experience Was: I went to build a best with my twin sister and we had our birthday party there. My friends and I were all 13 and it was so much fun! I want to have my party there again this year! My friends and I loved it and can't wait to have it again!!" Written by Heather from Freehold Raceway Mall Freehold, NJ in August

| 8th Birthday Celebration

"The "birthday" party is a bit different from conventional parties, but the kids had fun! I was a bit disappointed that they did not offer a place that can support food or cake for the kids. We all know that they will want cake at a birthday, right? Kids had to walk down to the food court to have food and cake, which was a bit difficult. All in all the kids had fun at the party but when it came to cake and food, it was not as fun!" Written by Amanda from Houston, TX on 7/29

| no so happy birthday

"We had my son's birthday at Build a Bear. It was crazy and unorganized, the employees were rude to the children, there was absolutely NO focus put on my son for his birthday, and then it took them nearly 20 minutes to settle my bill at the end (all while my son, my family and his friends were off celebrating...which I missed) Absolutely ridiculous. Party cost me $400...a giant waste of money. Not only would I never EVER do that again, I certainly wouldn't recommend it to anyone else. I've never been so annoyed with a party location." Written by Jessica from Douglasville, GA on 7/28

| Amazing 1st birthday party

"We went to Build-a-Bear for my son's first birthday, we wanted to do something really special since we almost lost him when he was a new born....we couldn't have pick a better place!!!! The kids and the parents had a blast......the staff were amazing!!!! Our little man and his guests are crazy about their new furry friends. It was a huge success...thank you to Build-a-Bear!!!!" Written by Anne from Mississauga, ON on 7/28

| Sofia's 3rd B-day Celebration

"Everyone had a blast at Downtown Disney. Lauren was very sweet, accomodating and was ready to meet all our party needs. Thanks for making it such a memorable event!!" Written by Karina from Downey, CA on 7/26

| Well Worth the Money!

"My daughter and eight guests had a fantastic time celebrating her 6th birthday. It was well organised and Nicky and Katie were brilliant hosts, especially with one child who was over enthusiastic and tried to take over the party. It was lots of fun and everybody had a great time.Many thanks to all at BABW, The Mall, Cribbs Causeway!" Written by Michelle from Bristol, on 7/25

| Not a party at all

"We recently had a party for our youngest son's 6th birthday. My husband brought in the cupcakes and gifts and the worker took them to the back room. After making the bears when we got ready for cake and presents, we were told to take them down to the mall's foodcourt and push some tables together. I've never heard of a place hosting a party and not allowing guest to have food and gifts in the party. We had to walk all 13 children with only three adults down to the mall foodcourt, push together some tables and in the craziness make sure nobody took off. Being a foodcourt it was very noisy and the kids got overwhelmed. We couldn't do presents due to the area and ended up just leaving and nobody got to see him open the gifts." Written by Jessica from South Portland, ME on 7/25

| Fantastic!!!

"My daughter and her friend had a joint 7th birthday party and both them and their friends had a fantastic time. The party host was wonderful too! Will definatley consider another party at build-a-bear." Written by Sarah from West Midlands, on 7/25

| The best!

"The party was everything that my 6 year old wanted it to be, everyone had smiling faces, it was loads of fun and Emily the party leader was brilliant!Worth every penny!" Written by Kathryn from Cribbs causeway Bristol, on 7/23

| Great party

"My daughter turned five and wanted a Build-A-Bear with a few friends. We wound up having ten little girls, most of which were also five. The only thing that could have made the party better was if there were two people stuffing the animals. That part got a little slow and the girls were becoming a restless. A party room would also be nice." Written by Amie from Chattanooga, TN on 7/20

| Great Birthday Party

"I had never even walked into a Build-A-Bear until the afternoon that I came in with five kids, hoping to do "a little something" for my daughter's birthday. On the spot, Bethany gave me a coordinator (Chris) and asked me my budget. Within my budget ($20 per child), she gave me several bear options, then came back to offer more choices, and a free upgrade that decked out the animals with clothes and shoes! Chris kept the kids involved and happy through the whole process, playing games while they took turns stuffing and "washing" the bears. His upbeat attitude was apparent throughout the party. I was amazed when I found out that they won't take tips. Although a Build-a-Bear party would be rather pricey for a large number of children, I thought that the value per child was great. And my kids love their bears!" Written by Lisa from Tallahassee, FL on 7/20

| furbulous

"Furbulous it was great everybody had fun i had a build a bear party for my tenth birthday i had extra spending money and got alot it was so much fun i recomend it and want to do it again and i might." Written by deanna from san bernardino, CA on 7/14

| An Awsome party

"The party was amazing my twins had a great time. The girl helping us was fantastic. I recommend this place to everyone for every party" Written by Carol from Phoenix, AZ on 7/10


"when i turned 8 I had a birthday party at build a bear! Probably my funnest party ever! I'm going into 7th grade and i will turn 13! I want to have my party at build a bear again! Can you believe it a 13 year old having a build a bear party!" Written by Rachel from austin, TX on 7/10

| Best Birthday Party I have ever been to

"I went to a Build-a-Party celeBEARation and I loved it. We played a game called Pass the Bear which is like Hot Potato, and who ever is caught with a bear in their hands when music stops is who gets to stuff their bear next. At one point we got good so we did with our elbows! The staff was friendly, bathrooms clean, and I got the bear I wanted plus the clothes and ribbons I wanted. Plus, we got to personalize our very own birth certificates!" Written by Julianna from Pittsburgh, PA on 7/7

| Great Party

"My daughter had a fantastic party at Build-A-Bear in Palm Beach Gardens. The kids were entertained the whole time. Thanks" Written by Brenda from Palm Beach Gardens, FL on 7/6