About Par-T-Pets(R) Teddy making and crafts for kids

Michelle Gibson and daughter Nicole owners

In the early 1990s, my first child was born with special needs and I decided I wanted to make a change in my life to be able to spend more time with him. The next month I quit my full-time career job and started a kid’s party planning company. For the next 20 years, I built a network of party partners across North America under the name Par-T-Perfect Party Planners. 

Over the 30 years of creating parties, the challenge was always how to create an affordable option for both boys and girls of all ages. The concept needed to be creative for kids and less wasteful than buying inexpensive items that just get thrown out after the party. The items needed to be delivered to the customer’s door both quickly and affordably. Teddy Bear-making parties were popular but the sizes offered were all over 10 inches making it too expensive or too young an activity for most kids.

 The answer was the creation of Par-T-Pets®. At 8 inches they became an instant success and popular for kids of all ages. At parties, they became the main activity and doubled as a take-home goody bag. Young kids love them as babies for their bigger teddies and older kids think they are cool enough to take around as backpack or reading buddies.

 Additional items such as sleeping bags, capes and masks, and t-shirts for the Par-T-Pets were added. Unique kid’s crafts were also introduced such as sand art, foil art, scratch masks, pinwheel making, etc. The activities’ popularity has expanded beyond just backyard parties to include large organizations looking to provide affordable and adorable activities and take-home gifts.

 My firstborn Ryan still helps pick designs and my daughter Nicole has now joined me as we run this business from our home in Vancouver B.C. Thank you to all our amazing customers that have made this dream come true! If you are new to this site and have any questions about our amazing products please contact me or look over our frequently asked questions.

 I look forward to creating memories for your next event.

 Michelle Gibson


"Absolutely adorable. Kids enjoyed them so much. Best Birthday activity!" - Rubab Calgary, Alberta.

"5 stars!" - Jessica Lasalle, Quebec.