Our first DIY Teddy Bear party was so much fun that we had another Teddy Bear party for the same kid when she was 10!
For both parties, I was able to find very reasonably priced bears for each of the kids attending the party. The second time around, the bears were only $1 each at Dollarama!
The first time around, I made these easy No-Sew Ponchos for each of the bears.
The kids decorated them with sticky jewels, sequins, foam flowers and letters and felt.
The second time around, I found cute little knit sweaters (beside the Dollarama bears!) and I bought a selection so that the kids could choose their favorites. The kids decorated the sweaters with little jewel brads and sticky jewels. They also made a foam I.D. for their newly named bear, along with a pony bead necklace.
Although the 6 year olds enjoyed a pure Adoption process, complete with Adoption papers and a pledge to take care of their bears, the 10 year olds were surprised by the “Secret Rescue Operation” when my brother broke into the room with a cardboard box of bears.
2. Your bear does not eat honey (or any real food, really)
3. Give your bear an air bath once in a while with a hair dryer on a cool setting.