DISCLAIMER: I was provided with a complimentary trip to Build a Bear to facilitate this post, however all opinions are my own.
After choosing the perfect heart, it was time for Micah to take the oath of ownership and promise to love and protect his new friend for life.
After he was properly stuffed and brought to life, it was time to wash our new friend at the "fluff me" station. The virtual bathtub was a fun, mess free way to get "clean" and in my case, it shows the little one that bath time can be an O.K. thing.
There were more outfit choices than you can shake a One Direction member at. There were girl choices, boy choices, shoes, headbands, WIGS, yes, they had wigs for the bears too. I was in heaven, until I realized I was not the one making the bear, so my fantasy bear with a long blonde wig, was not to be.
After your little one chooses their favorite outfit, head over to the "dress me" station, where there's a place for you to dress your bear, including underwear and panties. The day we visited the Build a Bear store was right before Halloween and they had some really amazing choices for outfits.
Micah finally, after much deliberation, chose a Darth Vader outfit to go with his One Direction bear, complete with shoes & a red light saber that actually lights up. After the "dress me" station you can head over to the "name me" station, where you can pick out your new friend's name and add it to their birth certificate, which will be printed for you at the "take me home" station aka the cash register.
We had an amazing afternoon at Build a Bear Workshop making friends and memories and I am looking forward to our next trip, which will probably be right around Christmas, so Micah can get the black bear with the batman outfit that he initially wanted on this particular trip, but talked himself out of, for the 1D bear.
Another satisfied customer headed home.