This year we are planning a Splodge Teddy Parties and we were thrilled to get the chance to try out a couple of the bears in advance.
Splodge Teddy Parties offer a selection of bears to make yourself at home. They also offer bulk buys of bears and cuddly toys for you to use in your own bear party. You can also get extras like clothes for the bears, party invitations, t-shirts for personalising and colour in party bags to take the bears home. The bears come in two sizes, 8 inches and 16 inches, and you can choose from lots of different packs, like teddy bears, dogs, zoo animals, pets and even dragons and unicorns. Something for everyone!
You can also buy the bear packs individually and my girls were really excited to choose a wolf and a unicorn to make.
When the packs arrived we were presented with our unstuffed cuddly toys, a pack of stuffing, a few little hearts to choose from, a bag to colour and a birth certificate for the toys. The girls were keen to get started and the instructions were simple.
They filled their cuddly toys with the stuffing, making sure to get it into the legs first. It took them a while to do but they enjoyed watching their toys getting fatter with their work.
When the toys where fully stuffed the girls chose a heart, made a wish, give the heart a kiss and then stuffed it into their toys.
Finishing off the toys was really simple. The stuffing had been placed inside a fabric bag inside the
toy and now it need tying off. there was a tie on the bag which just needed a pull and then you tucked it inside the toy. We thought the tie was a little long and as it was plastic we decided to cut a bit of it off first. Then there is a velcro fastening on the top which you have to pull a strip off first before closing it. It then sticks really well to keep the stuffing inside and you can hardly notice the join. Best of all, no fiddly sewing to do!
After stuffing their toys the girls put on their clothes, a t-shirt for Boo's unicorn and a sweater for Star's wolf. Then it was time to colour in the bags.
I timed the activity and from opening the packs to finishing all the activities it took the girls almost an hour. (55 minutes) I think this is an excellent time scale for a party activity, although it may take a little longer with several more children taking part.
The girls had so much fun and they really really love their new cuddly toys.
As well as the individual bears, at Splodge Teddy Parties you can also buy bulk packs of bears for a party, Me to You Bears, Minions and a whole stock of party supplies like plates, cups and tablecovers. In fact everything you need for your party.
I think the pricing is really good too, a single 8 inch toy with accessories (heart, bag, birth certificate) costs around £7. A larger 16 inc toy costs around £10.50. party packs of bears start at £35 for five. Take a look at Splodge Teddy Parties and see what you think, would your child like a Teddy Party?
Disclosure: I was sent the cuddly toys for the purpose of this review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.