* Live documentation of the experience on Instagram
* Professonal Glamour Shots (physical and digital copies of these)
* Party favors/surprises sent back with your animal
* A short write-up of your fuzzy friend's experience, including the friends they made and what shennanigans they got into at the party
* Return shipping
"Señor Salchicha had SO much fun at his first sleepover! It’s so great to let the plush babies cut loose and get into some mischief, and I had a blast watching what they were getting into on Instagram throughout the evening. Mary is a great chaperone and made sure everyone had fun and got home okay afterwards, so I wouldn’t hesitate to send Señor Salchicha or one of his friends to a sleepover again!"
- Ally Hunter-Harris
"My precious monster lovey had an absolute blast at Mary England's Stuffed Animal Sleepover! He arrived back home refreshed and inspired and with some goodies, too. It was definitely the highlight of his year."
- Jaclyn Lockhart
"My son sent his favorite buddy to Uncustomary’s first Stuffed Animal Sleepover, and he STILL talks about it. He could hardly believe that Nellie got to party with new friends, AND we have photographic proof."
- Julie Malinauskas
"I had so much fun watching the Stuffed Animal Sleepover. Super funny and I have cute pictures from the party. My little one is still wearing the beads she won."
- Julie Pahr
"To see all the stuffed animals together was magical. I sent a stuffed flying pegasus to Mary's house for an overnight and he returned saying he had come from utopia."
- Ida Marie Giusti
So what exactly is a Stuffed Animal Party?
Well, it started back in 2014. I had this idea that it would be excessively cute if a bunch of stuffed animals got together to have a sleepover, so I put up a post asking for people to send me their stuffed animals for a party.
The furry friends came in from around the world, and on the night of the sleepover I buckled them all into my backseat and drove them to my friend April's (fun) house. From there, I documented the party live on Instagram including group photos, poker games, cake, fireworks, karaoke, and a swim in the ball pit! Everyone could check on their stuffed animal by clicking over to my account. It was aggressively cute. The animals were then returned to their parents with party favors and pictures of them at the party.
Will this time be different?
Yes and no! While the idea is the same, we'll be introducing new activities while still keeping some of the old favorites. We'll also be hiring a professional photographer to take photos of the event instead of relying on me to figure out what the "F" means on my camera, which also gives me more time and hands to give your plush friends a good time! She'll be taking professional "glamour" shots of your stuffed animal, which I will be printing out for your personal use. Things will be much more official, organized, and awesome.
Is this real?
Yeah, babe. It's real. You send me your stuffed animal and I throw them a REAL and really AWESOME party. I document it, share it with you, and send your fuzzy friend back to you. This isn't imaginary or metaphorical. It's not staged. This is really happening. This is as real as life gets.
When will the party be?
February 26th, 2017 at 7 pm - midnight EST.
Will you be documenting it live?
Yes, I'll be taking photos which I will be sharing to Instagram Stories throughout the evening which you will be able to check for the next 24 hours.
How much does it cost?
What does my sign up fee go towards?
Paying for the photographer, printing photos, party supplies, postage, shipping supplies, processing charges, etc.
How many people can participate?
I am going to be limiting this to 25 people. It's first come, first serve.
Can I send any sized stuffed animal?
Let's put a 12 inch max on your plushie friend.
I paid, but I didn't get the survey!
I know. PayPal hates me. As soon as I get the notification that you signed up, I will send the Google Form to your PayPal e-mail. If you want me to send it to a different e-mail address, just shoot me a message from that e-mail and I'll reply to that one.
What happens if I sign up and pay but don't send you my stuffed animal?
Payments are non-refundable. When you sign up, please understand it's your responsibility to get your stuffed animal to me by February 20th. If they are sent late, they won't be a part of the party, but they will definitely still get returned to you with some party favors.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any other questions!