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Make Their Special Day a Build-A-Bear® Birthday!

Build-A-Bear Workshop is your celeBEARation destination for birthdays! Whether you’re celebrating at the Workshop with a party or our popular Count Your Candles offer, or getting the party started at home with our At-Home Party Boxes, cuddly birthday gifts from Build-A-Bear always take the cake. Have fun and make lots of special birthday memories when you celebrate their big day the Build-A-Bear way!


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Build-A-Party In Stores

Build-A-Party In Stores

Each Guest makes and takes home a furry friend – the best party favor ever! Pick the package that fits your budget and we’ll do the rest!



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Birthday Gifts

The Best Birthday Gifts

Find the perfect birthday gift – from unique furry friends to favorite characters! Add a special touch with a personalized message for the most memorable gift ever!

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Count Your Candles

Count Your Candles

Our Count Your Candles offer has become a birthday tradition since our Pay Your Age event! The age they’re turning is how much their Birthday Treat Bear costs during their birthday month!

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Celebrate at the Workshop

Celebrate at the Workshop

The happiest birthdays happen at Build-A-Bear! Enjoy a visit to our Workshop to celebrate the moment with the making of a furry friend of their choice! Let our Bear Builders know you’re in to celebrate a birthday to enjoy some added fun!

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At-Home Party Boxes

At-Home Party Boxes

Enjoy the fun of a Build-A-Bear party in the comfort of your home! Our packages are stuffed with everything you need to bring lots of smiles, excitement and furry fun to your at-home party.

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Bonus Club Birthday

Bonus Club Birthday Benefits

Join our Bonus Club and enjoy birthday benefits on your special day. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!


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Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I celebrate my child’s birthday with the Count Your Candles offer if their birthday happened while you were closed?
Yes, the Count Your Candles promotion is currently available in stores that are open for those who missed their birthday celebration at any point in 2021.

Is the Count Your Candles offer valid on their official birthday? When can we participate?
This offer is available any time in the month of their birthday.

For the Count Your Candles offer, do I need proof of age?
When the birthday child comes into the Workshop, just let us know you’re celebrating a birthday and together we will “count their candles” to let us know how old they are turning. No need to bring in any proof of age or identification.

Do I need to add my child’s birthday into my Build-A-Bear Bonus Club account to participate in Count Your Candles?
At this time, you do not need to indicate your child’s birthday in your Bonus Club account. Just visit the Workshop during your child’s birthday month, and we’ll take it from there!

Do I need to sign up my child for the Build-A-Bear Bonus Club to pay their age for the Birthday Treat Bear?
Guests must be 18 years old or older to sign up for Build-A-Bear Bonus Club; therefore, children under 18 are not required to sign up for Bonus Club. They need only accompany a Bonus Club member, or an adult over the age of 18 who signs up to become a Bonus Club member, during the month of their birthday to pay their age for the Birthday Treat Bear.

Is the Count Your Candles offer on any furry friend?
The Count Your Candles offer is only available on the new Birthday Treat Bear to mark the special occasion.

Is the Count Your Candles offer online?
The Count Your Candles offer is a special experience delivered exclusively at Build-A-Bear Workshop stores.

What do I need to do to get the Count Your Candles offer?
The Count Your Candles offer is available to our Bonus Club members! Just sign up online, it’s free and easy! Then you’ll be asked to confirm account details (email address or account number) at check out!

Is the Count Your Candles offer available in all stores?
This offer is available in all US, Canada and UK Build-A-Bear Workshop stores and outlets.

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