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Gabbafriends is a fan site and online community dedicated to Yo Gabba Gabba! We feature the ultimate Yo Gabba Gabba birthday party planning guide from invitations to party decorations, games, and pinatas! You will also love our extensive gallery of images of items created by fans of the show. These items include personal artwork, Yo Gabba Gabba Halloween costumes, home decor ideas, cakes, crafts, and so much more! Our forums are a family-friendly place to discuss the show in a positive way, exchange creative ideas, and the place to find the best deals on Yo Gabba Gabba merchandise!
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Hey friends! We hope you are having a great Halloween! I know we have been posting very sporadically lately, due to juggling life with a kindergartner and a newborn baby! If you have sent your awesome stories/photos in, we definitely plan to share them with everyone in the very near future!
I couldn't, however, miss the chance to share this awesome video from Yo Gabba Gabba! It was filmed during the recent season four production, and watching this makes us all sorts of excited for all of the amazing things coming up next season! As you can see, they are really setting a new precedent with set design, choreography, story lines, etc.!
Without further ado, we wish you a safe and happy Halloween!
One of our readers wrote in to share some great birthday party game ideas. Thank you Stacy for sharing with us.
Chris Deppe wrote in to share this awesome cover of "Sunshine is Here"! We here at Gabbafriends LOVE this!! Here's what he said:
Both myself and my daughter are huge fans of the show. Each year for Christmas I record an EP featuring original songs and occasionally a few covers that I give to my wife and friends as a gift. This year I covered a Yo Gabba Gabba song. I'm really happy with the way it turned out and I made a simple youtube of the song.
Holly just submitted the cutest pictures of the beanies she's created! Holly says:
I have created a cool new pattern for an awesome Muno beanie and am working on similar patterns for the other characters! I attached pictures of the matching hats i made for my son and daughter to wear at my daughters Yo Gabba Gabba themed 2nd birthday party this weekend!!!
Thanks for letting me share :)
The lee family <3
Here are some pictures of the beanies (and the Lee kids) in action:
Karla emailed us with photos from Jayden's birthday party! Wow, does this have all the makings of a great Yo Gabba Gabba party or what?!
Karla tells us that Jayden's father dressed up as DJ Lance, while Jayden's uncle and godfather made homemade Muno and Plex costumes!!
Really fabulous party, Karla! Great job!
Huge thanks to Ryan and Joy for sharing with us their homemade Yo Gabba Gabba birthday party!
Our daughter loves Yo Gabba Gabba, so my wife and I decided to have a Gabba-themed birthday party for her! It's nearly impossible to find anything in the local brick-and-mortar stores, and we were trying to watch what we were spending anyway (Gabba toys are not exactly the most affordable toys even when you can find them) so we decided to make our decorations.
I found some girls YGG T's onsale during the recent Hot Topic clearance event, and we splurged for a personalized YGG shirt for our daughter.
Alyssa sent in some really awesome pictures from Melvin's first birthday party! Great job, Alyssa!!
Melvin's party invitations:
Ian had a very exciting first birthday party, and his mom wrote in to tell us all about it!
We hope everyone is enjoying Father's Day weekend! In case you need a last-minute gift idea, Nick Jr. has some very cute and easy crafts! Check it out!
(Note: Nick Jr.'s server seems to be very busy today, so if any of the following links take you to a 404 error page, wait a few minutes and try again.)
Here are pictures of our daughters YGG collection. This is 2 1/2 years of collecting YGG merchandise. Ever since Mya fell in love with the show and all the characters we have been buying YGG stuff for her. We are still collecting YGG merchandise and buy them once we see them. The reason is from experience we have missed out on buying some thing that are now very hard to find. She still loves the show and plays with all her YGG stuff everyday. She has learned so much from watching the show and is not afraidcto show it. I hope the show and everyone that is behind it knows we love the show as a family and enjoy watching it everyday. Somethings that we did not takes pictures of are her YGG curtains, nap mat, foofa plush backpack (still on its way), foofa costume, Brobee cup (on its way too)
Fans of Yo Gabba Gabba, you are all encouraged to come to an art show featuring your many of your favorite artists from your favorite television show! The event, Here Is My Art, is hosted by Meltdown Comics and curated by Julia Vickerman from Yo Gabba Gabba and Puny Entertainment!
Featured artists will include Christian Jacobs, Leslie Hall, Mark Mothersbaugh, Parker Jacobs, Brandon Bird, Jesse LeDoux, Charlyne Yi, Carlos Ramos, Deanna Rooney, Joel Fox, Kali Fontecchio, Ben Clark, Myke Chilian, Dylan Sprouse, Joel Trussell, Erin Pearce, Kevin Sukho Lee, David Wain, Tony Christopherson, Kelsy Abbott, Chris Eliopoulos, Jeffrey Max, Jason Bone, Tyler Jacobs, Kate Freund, Colt Bowden, Ross Harris, Tod Parkhill, Brandon Minton, Julia Vickerman and more!
Here Is My Art will run from June 3rd through June 17th, 2011 and you are welcome to check it out any time during those days, but there is an opening reception on June 3rd! If you would like to attend the opening reception and mingle with many of the fine folks from Yo Gabba Gabba, please do RSVP on the Facebook event posted here.
Just in time for the 2011 Holiday season, Ty's Beanie Babies will be launching a new line featuring our friends from Yo Gabba Gabba!
We don't have an official launch date yet, but we do know they will be out sometime this fall. We also assume these will be classic Beanie Baby size, and therefore will be super adorable!
Here is a peek at the new line:
Which characters would you have liked to see added to the collection? Maybe Gooble or DJ Lance? How about Spooky Toast? Log in and leave a comment below!
In the meantime!:
Ty's Toy Box recently got in stock some very rare Yo Gabba Gabba Gab N Sing dolls! Again, these are hard to find, and limited in stock, so don't wait... once they're gone, they are GONE! (Notice Muno is sold out, and has been for a long time. See what I mean? *wink*)
If you have had a membership with Netflix, you might know that for awhile now you can add Yo Gabba Gabba DVDs to your queue, to arrive in your mailbox within a couple of days. But the latest news from Netflix is that now you can instantly stream season one in its entirety straight to your television! This is great news considering the DVDs have only select episodes available, and some of the episodes are extremely hard to catch on Nick Jr. ("Imagine" immediately comes to mind). Live streaming is also a great alternative to those of us who have kept half of the memory on the DVR tied up in Yo Gabba Gabba episodes, just in case our little ones need it on demand! Heaven forbid we have accidentally deleted a favorite episode or two!
2011 has already been an amazing year for Yo Gabba Gabba! Just recently, we heard news of Yo Gabba Gabba's two Emmy nominations, and we also learned that they will be super busy < filming season four this summer. The latter of the two is especially important considering the huge news that was announced yesterday: Yo Gabba Gabba announced yet another 60+ date tour!
For the last two years, we have had the chance to see a production called "There's a Party in My City", but this year the production is titled "It's Time to Dance!" That means new content! New surprises! New additions to the tour! Leslie Hall, a favorite for us die-hard Gabba fans, will be joining the tour full-time along with Biz Markie! Biz is known for his patient and gentle ways of one-on-one interaction with fans during the show, and we're sure Leslie has some great tricks of her own! We can hardly wait!
Even with the 60+ dates, historically Yo Gabba Gabba has added dates to the list due to heavy demand. So if you're in an area that was skipped this year, or perhaps the dates in your city sell out, I implore you to let Yo Gabba Gabba know on their Live webpage. Just scroll down to the very bottom of the page to leave your comment.(Arizona, I'm looking at you!) If there is anything I've learned over the past three years of hosting Gabbafriends.com, it is that Yo Gabba Gabba truly listens to, and is often inspired by, their fans!
For the full list of current tour dates, please check out Yo Gabba Gabba Live for the most up-to-date information!
Congratulations to our friends at Yo Gabba Gabba! for their TWO nominations for the 2011 Daytime Emmys!
Here are the categories in which Yo Gabba Gabba! were nominated:
Outstanding Pre-School Children's Series
"Between the Lions" (PBS)
"Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" (Disney Channel)
"Yo Gabba Gabba!" (Nickelodeon)
Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design
"Between the Lions" (PBS)
"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" (Syndicated)
"Sesame Street" (PBS)
"Today Show" (NBC)
"Yo Gabba Gabba!" (Nickelodeon)
As you can see, they are up against some good competition, but Yo Gabba Gabba's sets are known for being intricately detailed works of art, and just downright awesome.
Let's take a look at just a few of the best set designs from the show: