Thanks to our friends at Build-A-Bear and The Florida Mall for making our first experience possible. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Happy Tuesday! Over the weekend, we made our first visit to Build-A-Bear Florida Mall. Tatiana had no idea that where we were headed so when we arrived she was so happy!
Once we arrived, we were greeted by the staff of Build-A-Bear. The first question they asked was whether or not we had ever been before. We told them we hadn’t. They did a great job of explaining the process of the 7 fun and simple steps we had to complete to build our very first bear.
7 Steps to Creating The Perfect Friend at Build-A-Bear Florida Mall
Step 1: Choose Me
Build-A-Bear has a wide variety of bears to choose from ranging in price from as low as $10. They also feature limited edition collections such as Dreamworks Trolls, My Little Pony, Disney’s Frozen, Minions, and more. For this special event, Tatiana got to choose from any one of the bears that they had. She chose to build Everest, a puppy from their limited edition PAW Patrol collection.
Step 2: Hear Me
After choosing which bear to build, Tatiana got to choose a sound for Everest. You can add a custom sound to any bear you choose. Limited edition collections have their own sounds but you can also record your voice to put into the bear you choose. I love the record your voice option because it adds something extra special if you’re building a bear as a gift for someone.
Step 3: Stuff Me
Stuffing Everest was next. Build-A-Bear does a great job of making every step interactive for the kids. Tatiana got to press the foot pedal that controls the stuffing machine while her puppy was being stuffed. This allowed her to control how fluffy she wanted her puppy to be.
Step 4: Fluff Me
Once Tatiana’s pup was all stuffed we headed over to the wash station to freshen her up before we got her dressed.
Step 5: Dress Me
This step was one of our favorites. The fashionistas inside of us were in heaven. So many options! We probably took the longest choosing clothing for Everest because there were so many different combinations but in the end Tatiana chose to stick with her original uniform including her coat, cap, pup pack, and shoes which added a special sparkle to her outfit.
Step 6: Name Me
The last and final step of building the perfect friend at Build-A-Bear Florida Mall is choosing a name. Once you scan your new friend’s tag, the computer offers suggestions for names or allows you to type in your own. After naming your new friend, you’re given the option to register your pal in Build-A-Bear’s Find-A-Bear ID program in case they ever get lost so that it can be returned to you. This step will also create a customized birth certificate for your furry friend.
Step 7: Take Me Home
Once all of the seven steps are completed your little one can take their new furry friend home and let their imagination run wild during playtime.
All in all, our first visit to Build-A-Bear was a memorable one. Have you ever visited Build-A-Bear Florida Mall?