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Big Big Birthday!

by Megan

As I mentioned, Vanessa turned 2 on Monday! We celebrated with a party on Saturday.

It was just a small shindig, with the four of us plus my parents. Vanessa got some lovely presents, including a jewelry box from DownEast Home, a Doc McStuffins playset, a Minnie Mouse playset, and a DreamLite.

I wrote a post a few weeks ago about how I wanted to throw Vanessa a “My Big Big Friend” party, but how their merchandise is not available in the US (or to order internationally). WELL, I sent that post to the producers of the show in Canada (they are based in Canada and Brazil), and they responded within a few hours asking where they could send some special gifts for Vanessa.

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They sent us two stuffed animals and a book which included a dvd of some of the episodes.

Sorry for the messy background- I was too excited!

Not only did they send us these presents, but they were just super sweet and sent happy birthday wishes to Vanessa. So thoughtful and kind. We already liked the show, but now it’s extra special for us!

My mom made these big cutouts of the Big Big Friend characters.

And the look on Vanessa’s face when she saw them was just priceless:


She opened her presents, and we saved the Big Big Friends for last. She was thrilled!

Kiss for Bongo!

My parents got Vanessa a Minnie Mouse dress-up outfit…

And Vanessa decided, while wearing it, to sit on her new Minnie Mouse potty…outside.

They also got her a SmarTrike, at my request. Loving the push handle, so I don’t have to bend down on the whole bike excursion!

Two more photos, then we’re outta here!

Here’s Carter, signing a birthday card for his sister.

And here’s Daddy, protecting Vanessa from the scary candles!

Happy birthday, Vanessa! We love you!

UPDATE: Check out this post for some alternate ideas for My Big Big Friend toys!

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Taara February 21, 2013 - 1:01pm

Yay! I’m so glad the producers were so nice and sent some sweet gifts! Happy Birthday to Vanessa. :)

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Leslie @ Violet Imperfection February 21, 2013 - 7:51pm

Aww, what a sweet birthday celebration! My parents have bought a smart trike for Violet’s birthday next month, I can’t wait to play with it with her!

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Kate Eschbach February 22, 2013 - 4:25am

Happy birthday Vanessa!

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brittany t February 25, 2013 - 9:29pm

awh! happy 2nd bday vanessa!

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brittany t February 25, 2013 - 9:30pm

p.s. that’s pretty awesome about the producers from the show sending her a special gift!!

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Stephanie S. April 4, 2013 - 1:11am

Glad the party turned out great!!! :) looked like fun! She is pretty cute!!

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Stephanie S. April 4, 2013 - 1:12am

Where did you email the canada “my big big friend” producers lol id love to find out where i could get some merchandise :) my daughter wants golias soooooooo bad …. :(

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Brittni Prieto July 31, 2013 - 8:34pm

my daughter is absolutely in love with my big big friend, she is turning two in august and I am facing the same dilema. We just want to give them the best. I’m not sure if you responded to the last post but would be willing to give me any information on how to get in touch with someone for Merch?

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Brittni Prieto July 31, 2013 - 8:36pm

My Daughter is turning two in august and adores my big big friend, would you be able to help out with any information on how to get merchandise for her party?

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bekah November 18, 2014 - 1:02pm

Could you please send me any information about who to contact to get a stuffed animal for my son.he’s obsessed with my big big friend but i can’t find any merchandise and Christmas is just around the corner.thanks for any help.

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ANGELA WELLMAN December 15, 2014 - 9:31am

I would love to offer you $ for you Golias…its the only thing our little guy has asked for this xmas and I can’t find it anywhere. We are in Canada as well and I have contacted the producers but no answer yet.

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Megan December 22, 2014 - 1:23pm

I’m sorry, I can’t sell my daughter’s stuffed Golias, as it was a special present for her. I really hope the producers get back to you and are able to find one for your little guy!

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