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Monday, June 6

Toddlers,babies and playdates (and a giveaway from Pampers)

on a recent playdate with two great friends

I'm loving today friends.  
A much needed trip to the gym... made me feel a million times better, we made daddy lunch and dropped it off to him and then had lunch with friends.
Audrey used the potty all morning... and
put my pants up all by myself

Today, in honor of toddlers, and potty training, and babies, and mamís, daddies, and friends...
I have a special giveaway for one of you from Pampers (have I told you how much I love the good things they are up to theses days?)...

It's a $300 gift card to throw a baby shower for a special mom (this might be you)... yay!

To enter:
Just leave a comment telling me something you remember from a baby shower you have been to or from your own... it can be something funny or a special moment, a game you played, something you ate, who it was for... anything goes ( :

Also, make sure you like Pampers on facebook, they are doing cool things there, like giving baby showers to 1,000 moms across the U.S. via their Miracle Mission program and giving you a chance to pay it forward + win diapers and wipes for a year.


*Giveaway: Leave a comment.  Winner of the American Express $300 gift card will be chosen via random.org on June 16th. US only. I will email (leave an email address if it's not already on your profile) you if you win and have Pampers send you the gift card!


*Giveaway now closed 2/17/11

*No compensation of any kind was given for this post.  They offered me a gift card to giveaway to one of my readers, I love everyone of you and immediately said yes! ( :

47 comments:

Madeline said...

I remember one of the games from my own baby shower with Levi...a blind taste test to guess what baby foods were what. It made me determined not to give that stuff to my babies. So much of it was just plain gross.

Presley's Pantry said...

During my pregnancy I was so swollen and was still excited to make all the food for the baby shower, even though my family kept insisting on getting a caterer. I had to put my swollen foot down and hold my ground. I made chicken salad sandwiches, ambrosia salad, and quiche for over 120 people. It was fun and a very special time in my life that I wanted to celebrate and continue to celebrate my son's life everyday. He's 1 and a half and is still wearing Pampers!

Unknown Mami said...

My friend made cupcakes for a baby shower that were almost too beautiful to eat. No one was touching them because they thought maybe they were just for display. Not me! I grabbed one and put it in my mouth and it tasted even better than it looked.

MJ said...

I loved my baby shower! We has a cheesecake, flan, tres leches, chocolate cake!! (yes, all in one!) it was delicious!!!!

Mami2jcn said...

I remember at my baby shower 8 years ago that my mom had diaper cakes decorating the tables. At the time diaper cakes were very new and no one at the shower had seen them before. They were really cute.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Maybelline ~ Naturalmente Mamá said...

My mom and sisters prepared a surprise baby shower for me when I was just 4 months pregnant!! I went to Venezuela for my sister's graduation and had no idea of the whole Baby Shower!.. I'm so glad they decided to do it 'cause I got to get together with all the ladies of the family and close friends!.. At the end of my pregnancy I was going to have another baby shower here in USA and I ended up having the baby the day before...

Melanie ModernMami said...

My mami hosted both of my baby showers and she tried to make them both a surprise. But, the 2nd time around it was a little hard to hide it, since both my babies were born the same week in December and with Thanskgiving and other family get-togethers, I pretty much knew when she was going to do it. Plus, she kept asking me if anyone had told me they'd be throwing me a shower..it was very sweet of her, though!

melanie at modernmami dot com

New York Chica said...
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New York Chica said...

(1st post was deleted b/c I forgot to add my email address.)

I 'm loving all these great baby shower stories but I have a memorable one that i would like to forget. During my first baby shower, everyone was having a good ol' time, talking, laughing, eating and then all of a sudden, we heard a loud thump. We turned around and my mom fell on the table (then the floor), food went flying because she had a seizure. It was terrifying. I was shocked I didn't go into labor right then and there. Thank God she was ok (she has epileptic seizures and takes meds for it). Needless to say, after that people started leaving and I was just nervous for the rest of the night.

Lisa at newyorkchica dot com

Mirna - Ahorros Con Cupones said...

Baby Showers were new to me when I got pregnant since We don't have them in Argentina. But my friends in Miami organized a super chic baby shower at a south beach hotel, We didn't play game but I had a lot of food and drinks. The party was so good that We continued the celebration at my home. :)

Marcela said...

Everyone! Great stories!
Baby food is definitely gross! And Nicole... I had super swollen feet too!
Unknown.. I would have ate a cupcake with you( :

MJ, you need to invite me to your next party! I want to taste!
mami2jcn, I love diaper cakes.. they are super beautiful!
Maybelline, I can imagine how special that baby shower was!

And Lisa, omg! So sorry! That must have been so scary for everyone especially mom! I'm glad she was ok!

Marcela said...

Mirna... those are my kind of parties ( ;

Dariela said...

I love baby showers with tons of fun games!! I enjoyed mine. The baby food game is the best, and I love the one where I had to try and hang a line of clothes to dry with baby and phone on me! It has happened in real life!!

sindy said...

My babyshower was a miracle!i remembered i woke up super early that day! first thing i did was chek outside the window nd it was raining me nd my boyfriend were really sad but, he tryed cheering me up..So i got up started to get readyy i was really hoping da sun would come out !next thing you know it did! i was so excited but it was stilll really cold outside nd most people dont really like to show up to any parties when its really cold espeacially if its outdoors.But alot of friends nd family members ended up showing up at the end we didnt even have enough tables or chairs i got lots of gifts for my babyboy Michael Angelo,it was a great experience a day ill never forget.

Vanessa said...

When my sister was pregnant, we celebrated by throwing her an organic/natural baby shower! It was SUPER fun! We decorated earthy, had invites that could be planted to make flowers, and just celebrated her and baby. It was low key, relaxing and fun and I would do it all over again for her if I could! :)

jewelsntreasures (at) yahoo (dot) com

Melissa T. said...

My co-workers surprised me with a baby shower by telling me that I needed to be at a meeting with our executive. I nervously showed up with an armful of materials only to be greeted by a cheery roomful of 30 people!

katychick said...

One of the games we played at a baby shower was- 2 people hold a rope up and you set the timer for 1 minute- 1 person has to hold the baby-talk on the phone and hang up the baby clothes on the line-who ever gets the most clothes hung up- wins- it was really funny and cute- you had to talk on the phone too-not just hold it- so the stories were funny.
tcogbill at live dot com

Sharon said...

I was surprised at my baby shower by the (secretly planned) arrival of my best friend from school who I hadn't seen in many years. :)

Elizabeth Pyo said...

Always love Baby Bingo! That is the most fun game & we played it 3x at my shower. I have 3 cousins who are due in a few months, a friend that is due & hopefully my 2nd soon :)

Kendra Forgacs said...

I remember feeling so loved and pampered on this day! A favorite memory is opening the metallic gold diaper bag that I had secretly registered for and seeing the look on my husband's face!

akritical said...

I love attending baby showers and playing games! I love the guess the baby food game. I saw at one shower instead of a diaper cake they had some cute cupcakes that were made from a diaper, baby socks, & a washcloth.

SarahM said...

The best game I have ever played at a shower...in groups of 3-4 people, we were given popsicle sticks and glue and 1 hour to make a crib. It was awesome!

Cynthia said...

I had 4 baby showers, if you can believe it, but the most roaring fun we had was the surprise our close friends threw at my house. They put one of the guys in charge of a game where you were supposed to guess which chocolate candy bar was melted into a pamper. Yeah, gross, I know, but I had no idea what was happening until I saw smoke coming from the kitchen and saw the microwave on fire from the pamper and chocolate burning in there.

Pampers -- great on babies. Not great in microwaves.

lilpinksocks said...

I remember the first time I played the poopy diaper game where you try to guess the melted candy bar in each diaper haha we played it at my shower and I loved watching the reactions from those who hadn't played it before - priceless!
lilpinksock31(at)gmail(dot)com

Marisela said...

baby shower games are very creative and fun from the melted chocolate in diapers, guess the baby food flavor, baby bottle drink off, guess the white stuff, water broke where they put little baby plastic toys and freeze them in ice cube tray and whoever melts the ice the fastest to getthe baby out wins list goes on and on! :-)

Alma said...

I co-hosted a shower for a friend in my home, and her police-officer husband attended as well. He brought his uniform to the shower, as he had to go straight to work after the shower. After changing into his uniform, one of the party guests got quite excited seeing him come down the stairs. She thought we'd gotten a stripper for the party!! The mom-to-be had a good laugh along with the party guest!

Stephanie said...

My sister's baby shower was super relaxed - no games, just food & conversation! I love parties like that.

P.S. This gift card would come in handy b/c my sister-in-law and two of my sisters are pregnant right now...and I may be next! ;)

stephanie@mtropolitanmama.net

briandem said...

I've thrown and been to so many different types of baby showers, and all are so special in their own way. I think my favorite ones include a mellow time of food, drinks, friends, family, stories, and words of encouragement. There is usually much laughter, tears of joy and thankfulness, and lots and lots of oooohing and aaaahing :-)

Email: emilyannbaer@gmail.com

Tara V. said...

We played a game at my shower with napkin baby diapers. Each one had some kind of baby food inside and the person who could name the flavor of baby food won.
designbytara@gmail.com

Nicole said...

I love all of the "love" which surrounded my shower. The words of encouragement which were left for me in a keepsake book is something I still treasure two babies later.

Loly said...

I went to a family friend's baby shower that my sister hosted. The theme was "A Star is Born." We had movie reels and a Polaroid camera to take pictures of people in pearls and sunglasses as they walked in the front door as if being hounded by the paparazzi. However, the best part was when our very own Marilyn Monroe drag queen walked down the stairs in her beautiful pink dress and her feather boa to serve the very best Blueberry Martini’s I have ever had.

Anonymous said...

You know what game I hate? The one where everyone cuts a piece of string to estimate the mother-to-be's girth. I think that's tacky.

urchiken at gmail dot com

Chris said...

The baby shower for my first son was sooooo fun! I ended up with 30 baby jogging suits. They were so cute!

Dayna said...

Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I have a very special friend in mind.
A funny story from my baby shower with my first pregnancy is that when gifts were being exchanged, my mom produced a baby picture and started passing it around.
I took one look at it, gave her a puzzled look. She said "It's you! As a baby!"
Uh nope- it was my big sister. The date was even on the back! I still tease her about it.

~dab said...

Oh I've done the blind baby food test too.... which is why I only gave my son homemade. *shudder* that stuff was disgusting!

For me, I love the diaper cakes - I don't know why but they fascinate me so!

Toystory said...

I remember them using all the bows and ribbos and making me a "hat" out of them which I then had to wear for pictures!!
1prizewinner at gmail dot com
I also liked Pampers on Facebook!

Gina @ the Crave to Save said...

I had an awesome baby shower last year. The theme was monkeys, lol...and my best friend made up packs of banana bread mix as favors. It was really unique and cute!

Thanks so much for the chance to win!!
gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

kasey said...

Commenting issues today!! If I show up more than once I apologize, delete the duplicates :)
One of my favorite memories was of my BFF's shower - we played some super fun games and had the most amazing food, but I really remember how close and warm and happy we all were then. It was a really great day.
kasey19062 at aol dot com

The Jacobsen Family! said...

I remember my baby showers well, and the best part about them was having all of my favorite people in the same room, visiting and enjoying each other's company! Oh, and the food wasn't too bad either (esp being preg and hungry)! =)
garyandalesha at cox dot net

Ashleigh said...
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Ashleigh said...

I had my 3rd baby 7 months ago and my "baby shower" was a bit different than most. I had a friend who told me she wanted to throw me one, but then decided a couple weeks before my due date to cancel on me. It made me pretty depressed as I was in need of quite a few things and was looking forward to a celebration for me and my baby. My sister found out about how sad I was and even though she lives in another state, she contacted all of my aunts, cousins, siblings and friends and asked them to either donate $, send a card, or buy a gift for a baby shower in a box that she was sending me. I had no idea until a GIANT tub full of gifts and letters was placed on my doorstep. It made me bawl and feel oh so loved that so many people would take the time to do something so special for me.

ash-girl(at)hotmail(dot)com

Karin said...

I remember giving a friend some cute little shoes with hearts all over them. She had a Valentine's Day baby girl.

karin56381 (at) gmail.com

Kim said...

Oh my gosh, that baby food game!! I had forgotten all about that. We gave my friend Jenny a shower where we surprised her with her mom and grandma from across the country, she was so happy that she didn't even mind that I forgot half the refreshments...

Thanks for having this, I haven't thought about that shower and it was a good memory to relive!

Special55k(at)aol(dot)com

Georgia said...

When I was pregnant with my son, they threw a suprise shower for me and all I can remember is how suprised I was. It was great!

gmissycat at yahoo dot com

Courtney said...

i remember playing the game where you have to guess the candy bar in the diaper.. lol kind of gross but still fun!

i'm a pampers fb fan! courtney bella

vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

Angel Jacklyn said...

I REMEMBER ALL THE FOOD! EVERYONE BROUGHT A HOMEMADE DISH & WE ALL PIGGED OUT! THANKS FOR THE CHANCE! kytah00@yahoo.com

Brenda/Mejorando Mi Hogar said...

Maybe too late, but anyway I will leave my story, my friend had her baby shower on my house, I was cooking, and suddenly starts the fire...we had to call the firefighters, they came and turn down the fire...que miedo! jajajja everybody was scared! Saludos!

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