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OllieBeez Wooden Building Blocks (Review & Giveaway)

Part of Balian's 2nd Birthday Bash

As I was thinking about planning Balian's party, and looking around for cute Cat in the Hat party decor and themed items, I cam across an adorable surprise in the OllieBeez Etsy Shop. Owner Sara, stay at home mom to three little ones, creates and hand crafts adorable sets of wooden blocks, featuring beloved characters and themes. Imagine my delight when I found that she had Cat in the Hat wooden blocks in her shop. I couldn't refrain from asking her to be a part of our birthday bash for Balian, and she was delighted to be asked! Sara very kindly offered to send us a set of Cat in the Hat Blocks for review, and to help us celebrate our special little man's 2nd birthday.

I knew Balian was going to love the blocks. He loves to build (and destroy), and to do it with his pals- Cat, Fish, Nick and Sally, would be so much more fun! Sara contacted me and asked if I'd like her to include one extra block in the set- an extra letter 'A' block, so we could spell out Balian's name. I thought that was a great idea.

Sara got to work, and then sent out our package of blocks. The blocks arrived safely, in a nice plastic cellophane bag, with the blocks neatly arranged and displayed. I let Balian open up the blocks on his actual birthday, and as soon as he saw them, he yelled, 'Cat,' and started building a tower.

Take a look at all the fun Balian has been having with these blocks...

Spreading them out to make an 'alphabet train'...

Check out all of the fun colors and characters on these individual blocks- six sides to each one, of course!

This little guy loves these blocks!

About the blocks...

These are two inch wooden blocks, each containing two letters. There are a total of thirteen blocks in a set (fourteen in mine). Numbers 0-9 may be added to the blocks at no additional charge, and customers may choose upper or lowercase letters. All letters of the alphabet are displayed on the blocks- two squares on each block, and the remaining four sides show adorable Cat in the Hat images. All of the block sets are made to order, and additional blocks can be added for $2.00/each. Sara loves custom orders from her customers and from new fans. You have the option to search for Digital Paper on Etsy that you would like to have used on your blocks. Sara will purchase the listing for the paper, and then use it to create your custom blocks! How cool is that!? Non-toxic, water-based paint and sealants are used on the blocks, so if they end up in little mouths, it won't be a major issue- though, you should supervise little ones while playing with the blocks, and they are not meant to be used for teethers.

These custom Cat in the Hat Blocks from OllieBeez now have their own place to live- and deservedly so!

I couldn't wait to use the Cat in the Hat Blocks at Balian's party, and to show them off! I decided to use the blocks to decorate the mantle, and spell out Balian's name. Everyone at the party wanted to get a closer look, and just had to ask where the blocks came from. They were all very impressed, and thought the blocks were definitely a unique gift idea!

Blocks displayed on the mantle at the birthday party last weekend...

I love all of the designs I have seen in the OllieBeez shop on Etsy! I think these blocks would make a fantastic gift for a baby shower, birthday, Christmas, baptism, or just because. Check out some of the gorgeous sets that Sara has listed in her shop...

Nautical Building Blocks
Nautical Building Blocks

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Building Blocks
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Block Set

Baby Girl Building Blocks
Baby Girl Block Set

Aren't they wonderful!? I can't wait for you to check out OllieBeez on Etsy and take a look at all of the designs available. And remember- find your own digital paper on Etsy, and send the link to Sara, so she can create a custom set just for you!

We have been having so much fun with these blocks. I know that they are a quality, old fashioned toy, with a modern twist, and they will be enjoyed for years to come, as well as remain a precious memory for us.

Want It? Buy It!

Head on over to OllieBeeze on Etsy to see all of the wonderful sets of blocks available for purchase, or look for digital paper to create a custom set! Have ideas of your own? Sara welcomes you to contact her through Etsy! OllieBeez is on Facebook, too- so be sure to give the page a 'like,' and watch for special deals and updates!

Dinosaur Building Blocks

Want It? Win It!

One super lucky reader will win their very own set of blocks from the OllieBeez shop- winner's choice! Just use the Rafflecopter entry form below to enter for your chance to win! Remember- the first four entry fields on the form are mandatory for you to complete! You MUST start the rafflecopter, like us and our sponsor's pages on Facebook, and you MUST leave a comment on this blog post for your entries to count. All other entry fields are optional- but the more you complete, the more chances you have to win!

Special thanks to Sara at OllieBeeze for creating this awesome set of blocks for Balian to love and enjoy, and for helping us to make this birthday bash so special. Plus, a huge thanks for offering a set of blocks as a giveaway to our readers!

Good Luck!

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Disclosure: I was sent the above mentioned item free of charge for review purposes, directly from the sponsor. All thoughts and opinions shared are my own. Your experience may differ. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook in any way. MBP is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment or delivery.


  1. I love the monkey building blocks. My son loves monkeys!!

  2. love the dr suess blocks

  3. Love the Dr. Seuss blocks! So cute!

  4. I'd like the Dr. Seuss blocks.


  5. I love the Very Hungry Caterpillar Block Set!

  6. My favorite is the CARS Building Blocks

  7. They are all VERY cute. I like the Very Hungry Caterpillar the best though. The kindergarten teacher in me loves that book!

  8. I like the Dr. Suess Blocks

  9. I like this set
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    My granddaughter would love the Winnie the Pooh Building Blocks set



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  12. the Dino ones are super cute would make an awesome Christmas gift for my 2 boys

    Kristi Fraser

  13. I like the ones with dinosaurs on them!

  14. I like the Pink & Grey Geometric Building Blocks! So cute!

  15. I like the Winnie the Pooh blocks.

  16. I love the Nautical Building Blocks, and the dinosaurs

  17. Hard question, the winnie the pooh would probably the the kids favorite, but I also love the sock monkeys and tractors

  18. I would love the hungry catterpillar!

  19. I would love the hungry catterpillar!

  20. Tractors and custom would be fun,

  21. I love the Dr. Seuss blocks :)

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  22. I love the dinosaur blocks! They are so colorful and the font of the letters is great!

  23. I live the hungry caterpillar and Dr. Suess blocks. Though the Dr. Suess would go with my son's Dr.Suess diapers


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