Mother's Day gift guide - Build a Bear -the in store experience

*Disclaimer - I received 2 stuffed animals with outfits from Build a Bear in store in order to facilitate this review for my Mother's Day gift guide for my readers. All opinions are 100% that of mine, my kids', my husband, and my father.

We arrived at the Build a Bear here where I live in Virginia. My kids were excited as anything to get the show on the road and build their bunny and bear!! Here we go! Enjoy!

Here's the area where David and Alayna chose their bunny and bear, after we checked in to let the customer service woman know I was there to do a review for Mother's Day. The station beside the Choose Me is the Hear Me, and beside that station is the Stuff Me. 

My son David is 5 1/2 and he chose the bear to review.
My daughter Alayna is 4 1/2 and she chose the bunny to review.

This is the stuffing station.

Here is the stuffing that they use to stuff each animal. 

Here's the bunny being put in place to be stuffed for Alayna!

Here is the station where they can choose one heart to place inside their animals. It's so cute how they get the kids to give the heart a rub, hug, kiss and rub on their belly beforehand.

She absolutely LOVES her new bunny and had a blast building her! They are on their way now to go find the perfect outfit for them. It's like a kids' wonderland of animals!

Here's the dressing area for the kids for their animals they built.

Here's the adorable princess shirt and diamond gem skirt that Alayna chose for her bunny, Alexis to have! How adorable is this? They had SO many different skirts, dresses, shirts, pants, shorts, and more to choose from so it took awhile for her to make a decision for her!

Here is David's bear he got dressed as a pirate, and it even has a sword and hat with it! He has such a great time building his bear today with his sister! He named his bear Jake. 

Here's the bath station that they have in between the stuffing and dressing.

She definitely approves of her in store Build a Bear experience and said "That was fun Mommy! I love this store. Can we come back sometime"? Yes, we will be!

My kids together in front of the boys and girls outfits section. They have a huge variety of outfits for both boys and girls to choose  from for their awesome animals they have built!

His new pirate bear, Jack!

His bear is ready to go home now! He's excited as you can tell.

- The price of the Happy Hugs Teddy is $15 with no outfit. 
- The Pirate Costume 4 pc is $15.
- The price of the Hoppin' Style Vanilla Cream Bunny is $45.50 with the outfit in the picture. - The price of the Denim & Gem Skirt is $6.
- The price of the Disney Princess Purple Tee that the bunny got is $7.


  1. I wish we had Build-a-Bear here. My kids would love this!

  2. I've been to Build-a-Bear once. It was a great experience. LOVE both the bunny & the bear but the Pirate bear has got to be my favorite. :D Super cute!

  3. I haven't been to Build a Bear, but I plan on taking my kids sometime. I think they would love it.

  4. My kids love BAB! Great review and experience!

  5. We are doing Build-A-Bear for my daughter's b-day! LOVE it!