Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Teddy Bear Mobile Birthday Party Review

I mentioned in my last post that we had a super fun company come to our home for F's 5th birthday, Teddy Bear Mobile.  We had so much fun I wanted to share about it with you!

About The Company
I first want to start by saying that when Teddy Bear Mobile first began it was not a business but an opportunity to give back to the community.  They partner with some amazing organizations to give back and bring smiles to kids.  I love that!  After a successful local birthday party, they became a business and expanded into more towns.  Yay for me.

Joselyn helping out a party guest

Teddy Bear Mobile Cedar Park, Texas
Joselyn from Teddy Bear Mobile Cedar Park, Texas helped us with our party.  She is absolutely amazing - so great with the kids.  You can check out her facebook page here.

The Stuffer Machine

Our Party
The Teddy Bear Mobile stuffer machine is portable and arrives in 2 pieces.  After being put together and plugged in the machine is ready to go.  G was hoping that this would stay in our home!

 There were many animals to chose from.

 More animal options...

At our party the kids could chose to stuff a giraffe, lion, turtle, monkey, alligator, brown bear, swirly bear, frog, dragon, unicorn, and several different pups.  We had ten kiddos make furry friends and they chose 2 husky dogs (different colors), 2 monkeys, 2 alligators, 1 swirly frog, 2 bears (one swirly and one brown) and a tiger.

There were also lots of outfits to chose from!

The kids chose a space suit, knight outfit, ladybug costume, motorcycle outfit, a cowboy, a cowgirl, soccer player, police officer and 2 super hero outfits.  Again, the selection was great.

The astronaut outfit F chose.  I absolutely love the space helmet.

A close up of the knight costume.

The birthday boy picked first and chose a husky with bright blue eyes.

After the kids select their animal, they pick a heart to go inside their new friend and help bring it to life.  The hearts are various colors and have different words on them.

Picking a heart...

F chose a blue heart that says courage.

G chose a yellow one that says kindness.

Once the heart is placed inside the animal, the animal is stuffed with the stuffing machine.  The kids can help stuff their animal by gently stepping on a foot pedal.

The stuffing comes out of the pipe and into the animal.

F's husky pup getting stuffed.

The animals have a Velcro back that opens up.  Inside the back is a zipper pocket.  Inside this zipper pocket is where the animal is stuffed.  Once complete, the zipper is sealed off, and then the back is Velcroed up and the animal is ready to dress.  No sewing.

Here is the back of the brown bear.  The Velcro is open.

Here you can see the zipper pocket sealed after stuffing.

What the back looks like after stuffing.

F with his new Space Pup!

Each child also gets a fun birth certificate to fill out.

G picked a monkey.

G with Knight Monkey

Cowboy Alligator

Motorcycle Alligator

Cowgirl Bear and Super Bear

Soccer Pup

Police Tiger

D with Froggy

The kids with their new friends!

I love looking at F in this photo - he is so happy!

If you are looking for unique party ideas this is definitely a winner.  I love that they come to your home and bring everything.  I just had to provide a table (easy peasy).  And if you are local, please reach out to Joselyn, she's super great.  You can read more about Teddy Bear Mobile on their website at and visit Joselyn on facebook at

Disclosure:  Thanks so much to USFamilyGuide and Teddy Bear Mobile for allowing me to participate in this campaign.  I was provided with a Teddy Bear Mobile Birthday Party at a discount for review.  All opinions are my own.

Monday, January 7, 2019

F's Animal Themed Penguin Party

Penguin Cupcakes

We celebrated F's 5th birthday yesterday with an animal themed party!  He wanted his cake to be penguins so David and I made penguin cupcakes to help celebrate.  We also had a super fun company come to our house - Teddy Bear Mobile.  I am planning on posting a separate blog post about that so stay tuned for some super fun photos.  Hope your weekend was enjoyable!

Penguin Cupcakes with icebergs and fish buckets

F posing with his cupcakes

Getting ready to have cupcakes and ice cream!

 Getting ready to sing

Blowing out his candles

 Birthday Boy with Mom

Friday, January 4, 2019

Happy 5th Birthday F - Just Add Color Party

F with mostly blue color!

Today my F turned 5.  Oh, how I love this adventurous boy of ours.  He loves to have fun.  To celebrate our family had a Just Add Color Party and had a blast.  

Me when I turned 41!

Instead of my birthday back in October where the kids just colored me, our whole family got colored for F's 5th!  

We were sent the Just Add Color Mega Pak!

This package is pretty complete and includes 5 lbs of purple color, 5 lbs of pink color, 5 lbs of blue color, 3 powder paintbrushes, 6 color bonkers and 2 color blasters.  It also includes a color party guide which has lots of information and ideas to help you make your party a complete success!

 Baby G showing off his color

F getting bombed with pink!

 My colored kids!

There are so many thinks your can do with your color - you can have color dances, color crafts, color photos, colorful powder games - you get the idea.  There are lots of ways to incorporate color and have a blast.  And you can just add color for birthday parties, half-birthday parties, church parties, team banquets, graduation parties, gender reveal parties and so much more.  We had a ton of fun celebrating F and I have a feeling he is going to remember this day!

For more information and to get your party started visit -

Check out the super fun video below to see more!

Disclosure:  Thanks so much to USFamilyGuide and Just Add Color for allowing me to participate in this campaign.  I was provided with a Just Add Color Mega Pak for review.  All opinions are my own.

DIY PEZ Dispenser Shelf

C with his new PEZ shelf

C is a collector.  This boy has been collecting things since he was a tot.  Currently he collects rocks, smashed pennies/quarters, Star Wars ships, mini erasers and PEZ dispensers.  He actually has quite the collection of PEZ.  When we moved he didn't really have a place to put everything.  He had boxes all over.

One of C's PEZ boxes

PEZ candy box

Over the holiday break David and C built a PEZ dispenser holder and it's awesome.  It is a fairly simple design.  Basically shelves with dowels.  

Building the shelf

PEZ shelf going up on the wall

C loading his shelf.

Close up of PEZ dispensers

Everyone is super happy with it, especially C - who now has a great place to display his PEZ and his ships (on top).  This is actually great for me because I can never remember which dispensers he already has but now I can see them - woohoo!  Do your kids collect anything?  I'd love to hear what.

 Completed shelf with dispensers and ships