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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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We here at Gabbafriends love it when our readers send in their amazing artwork! This 3d model of Plex is no exception! Our friend Brian Bailey sent this is, and he tells us that he used AutoCAD to create the image! Seriously awesome!!
Hi, my name is Julian Jones. I have been a fan of Yo Gabba Gabba since birth!! My mother is very dedicated to making our family happy!! She recently won tickets on the radio station Hot 97.5 in Las Vegas, NV. Our family was very fortunate to go see Yo Gabba Gabba live in Las Vegas on December 2 ,2010.
That is just the beginning of our story. Did I mention my mother won our family front row seats and backstage VIP tickets. We got to party with the Gabba Gabba crew up close and personal. This was the best show everrrrr!!! We danced and sang the entire time!!! Also, after the wonderful show we met the Yo Gabba Gabba characters. We partied with them, and this was the best experience.
Our cute friend Kenlyne sure does love Yo Gabba Gabba!
So much so that her mommy had this stroller custom made for her by an overseas company called Chunckle Munckle! The stroller came complete with stroller hood, bag, and seat liner!
Kenlyne also received her first pair of Yo Gabba Gabba Vans for Christmas! Rikki, Kenlyne's mom, told us, "The look on Kenlyne's face was priceless when she opened her first xmas gift (YGG Vans!"
Our friend Rebecca Seal sent in some really creative ideas from her daughter's Yo Gabba Gabba birthday party! Thanks, Rebecca!!
Rebecca writes in, "I made a Yo Gabba Gabba land out of cardboard wrapping and construction paper (mostly wrapping paper though!)."
"These are very time consuming but worth it. I loved them because my daughter Mya was turning one and not really into opening the gifts, so the kids got to open them and they loved it!!"
Have you ever seen a cool new visual on Yo Gabba Gabba and stopped to wonder HOW or WHY that came to be? (Let's be honest, if you have seen even one episode, then the answer is, OF COURSE YOU HAVE.) Joel Fox, the man of legend behind Visual Effects at Yo Gabba Gabba, recently blogged in depth about the Nature episode from season three!
In his often-hilarious story, Joel sets the background for how he and Scott Schultz conceptualized the Nature episode, and what it took to make it all come together. Joel even included some very interesting tidbits of things that didn't make it into the episode, including darling Gweny whose spot had to unfortunately be cut from the show. Instead, Joel made her an amazing video of her own, and it's a shame this entire video wasn't in the episode, because it is raaaad!
Be sure to check out the rest of Joel's blog, and treat yourself to mystical visuals, and a little peek into his home life, and the house that is much rumored to be EPIC.
IT'S TIME TO CELEBRATE!
Earlier today, Nickelodeon issued a press release announcing that thirteen more episodes (season four) of Yo Gabba Gabba have been ordered!
Congratulations to all of the wonderful members of the production staff, cast, and crew at Yo Gabba Gabba! We are all looking forward to seeing what you have planned for season four!
And a huge thanks goes out to the thousands of fans who signed our petition to Nickelodeon, and took the time to share your heartfelt words about the show! We're confident everyone at Yo Gabba Gabba knows how truly loved and supported they are by their fans!
Amanda from Mandigirl Muses didn't let the difficulty of finding great Yo Gabba Gabba gifts for Christmas get her down! Instead, she got super crafty and made a fantastic DJ Lance doll! Check out her inspirational story!
A snippet from Amanda's story:
I put my sewing skills to use and I made Brystol a DJ Lance Rock doll. While hunting for toys to purchase, I discovered the Gabba Friends fan site, and featured there was the idea for creating a DJ Lance doll at home. I did as the original creator did and ordered an Urkel doll on eBay. I ordered the smaller, non-talking doll. Not only was it cheaper, but there's no chance it will spit out an Urkelism -- I like that better. I found some free doll clothes patterns online -- one for a turtleneck shirt and one for pants. I picked up about $2 worth of fabric and felt, then combined the patterns to make the super cool orange jump suit, making modifications for fit and style. The most significant change I made was using felt instead of fur for the hat. Brystol is still small enough for things to frequently make their way into her mouth, so for now, felt is a better option.
Dillon's first birthday party was on his actual first birthday day, December 4th! It of course HAD to be Yo Gabba Gabba! It is his favorite show.. In fact its the only show he will watch! We had such a fun time decorating and planning it!! He got a bunch of Yo Gabba Gabba toys and of course his Aunt Krista bought him the Brobee Vans! It was such a great time and everyone LOVED the party and decorations! I got a lot of great ideas from your website, so thank you!!
Christian Jay absolutely loves YGG, so when his 2nd birthday came around it was only right to celebrate it Gabba Land style =]
We got the cake made plainly covered in yellow fondant and purchased the edible character sets on etsy.com We wanted to customize it, make it unique.
I just had to share the great pix from Yo Gabba Gabba Live, my son had a GREAT time! It was amazing; the show was put together so nice. We got the VIP tickets and it was soooo worth it! My son got to meet Biz Markee and DJ Lance and of course the Yo Gabba crew. He danced like crazy and had fun after the show in the VIP room eating snacks, listening to music and playing with the other children. I at the time of the show was 8 months pregnant and I had on a Brobee Party in my Tummy shirt hehe. DJ Lance thought that was pretty funny, I was so happy that my baby waited to be born because I had to go to the show with my son. My daughter was born only 4 days after the show. Hope you enjoy the pix!
Aixa sent us pictures from Thiago's birthday party, featuring that stunning cake, made by Evelyn Santiago! Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas with us, Aixa!
This awesome pull-apart cupcake cake was made with vanilla butter cream icing and rolled fondant. Half the cupcakes were chocolate and half vanilla - made by a super friend with super talent. Enjoyed by over 30 people at the party, and most importantly: THE BIRTHDAY GIRL!!!
The following post is a cross-post by Gabbafriends guest author, Merrilee, from Mer Mag. Merrilee is hosting a really great cause that EVERY Yo Gabba Gabba fan is going to want to take part in! Don't miss out, Gabba Friends!!! Thank you, Merrilee, for giving such a wonderful gift to our beloved Schultz family! (If your shop is interested in joining Mer Mag in her cause, please let us know at email@example.com, so we can help promote your business!)
I wanted to start Valentines Day off with a lovely, love story and a new print in my shop to go along with it.
About a week ago I got an email from Ruth Schultz, wife of Scott Schultz - the creator of a little known kids show you might have heard of....Yo Gabba Gabba. Ruth had seen my Lovely, Love My Family paper heart cut out I had made for Jon for Christmas and wanted to purchase a print of it for her husband's office. Needless to say I was completely flattered and more than happy to accommodate.
In fact, her request inspired me to take it further and offer several Lovely, Love prints in various colors in my etsy shop.
After hearing from Ruth I later came across this beautiful story about her, her family and more specifically her lovely daughter, Davy. Darling Davy was born with a cleft lip and palate, congenital heart defects and several other conditions. From there I went on to read more about this amazing mother/daughter team on Ruth's own blog, the mom.
It didn't take long for me to fall in love with little Davy and her talented, humorous, gorgeous, and incredibly strong mother, Ruth. Her blog tells the story of Davy's growth, trials and triumphs and is filled with hope amidst weariness, and happiness amidst adversity...all while being shared in Ruth's transparent, down to earth, day-in-the-life-of writing style.
Ruth is also a mother to three happy, healthy, hyper and hilarious boys, Max, Oliver and Harper. Just about every post concerning these little guys makes me smile with familiarity (and I think I've even spotted one or two or all three of them on our favorite little show ;)). Needless to say, Ruth's a busy woman.
After catching up on Ruth and Davy, I knew right away that these Lovely, Love prints had to be for them. It just felt right. So I have decided that the proceeds from all of the Lovely, Love prints in my shop will go to Davy and her family for things such as hospital, medical, and doctor bills, medications, supplies, etc. (something I've since learned that they are always in need of, despite the success of the show). And to kick it off, I've decided to start spreading the love around by offering ONE FREE PRINT with every LOVELY, LOVE print purchase...all week long!! Just indicate which print you want for free in the comment section at check out and I'll be sure to mail them both off to you.
A very Happy Valentines day to all of you!! And get on over to the shop, and start your week off right by sharing a little love.
We just went to Phoenix for a family trip. We were also shopping for my daughters birthday and went to Journeys Kidz to buy her the new YGG backpack. To our surprise we also found a foofa belt and another belt with all of them on there. Of course we bought both of them for her. We were so happy and surprised cuz they just came in that day. Super excited to give to my daughter for her birthday!!
Don't miss out on the premiere of FOUR new episodes of Yo Gabba Gabba season three, showing on Nickelodeon all this week! Please note that these episodes are airing on Nickelodeon and NOT Nick Jr. This has always been confusing in the past so please check your local listings to make sure you have the correct channel set to record, or you will end up with season two's "Boat". Not that that is a bad thing, but missing the new episodes would be tragic indeed.
HUGE THANKS to everyone who took the time to sign our friendly petition for the airing of these episodes! Now if only we could catch news of a new season being green-lighted to start filming... Keep on passing around the petition so we can help get that fourth season ordered and in production already!
Special guests, The Killers, Marissa Jaret Winokur, The Decemberists and Jack McBrayer are among the stars joining us for FOUR brand new episodes of Yo Gabba Gabba! premiering the week of February 7th! Tune-in to NICKELODEON Monday through Friday at 1:00 pm Eastern and Pacific to see what happens when Muno goes on an adventure to find treasure, Toodee takes the gang camping, DJ Lance and Brobee switch places, Foofa rides her bike, PLUS animation by Andy Miller, Isobel Knowles, PUNY, and more!
Here’s the full Premiere Week schedule (all times are 1:00 p.m. ET/PT):
Monday, Feb. 7 “Adventure”
Tuesday, Feb. 8 “Nature”
Wednesday, Feb. 9 “Big”
Thursday, Feb. 10, “Ride”
Friday, Feb. 11 “Adventure” (ENCORE)
And as a super special bonus, CLICK HERE for a sneak preview of The Killers’ performance of Spaceship Adventure from the new episode, “Adventure!”
A lot of great new merch recently became available online, including awesome new linens for the home, and our new favorite, the aluminum water bottles! Fun fact: During production of Yo Gabba Gabba season three, the cast and crew members each received a Yo Gabba Gabba aluminum water bottle! So now you can be just like the cast and crew with a snazzy new personalized water bottle of your own!
Don't forget! We have compiled the largest and most complete list of Yo Gabba Gabba merch available! Check it out at http://www.gabbafriends.com/merchandise