BABWBirthday editedBuild-A-Bear Workshop Inc. is celebrating 20 years this year with a commemorative make-your-own 20th Birthday Celebration Bear and by hosting monthly parties.

The 16-inch Birthday Celebration Bear was created as a special tribute for this year, featuring a Build-A-Bear Workshop 20th birthday logo on its paw pad and poseable arms and legs. Guests can make their own limited-edition bear at Build-A-Bear Workshop stores in the U.S., Canada, and the UK, or purchase the bear at

Build-A-Bear Workshop will also host in-store parties on the 20th of each month leading up to the company’s official birthday on Oct. 27, featuring special offers.

Commemorative shopping bags, Cub Condo carrying cases, and birth certificates will begin arriving at Build-A-Bear Workshop stores across the globe in the coming months.