Baby Shower Game Ideas


Baby Shower Ideas

It seems like a lot of people are looking for baby shower ideas and today I am welcoming Stephanie from Spaceships and Laser Beams to Babylish Advice who is providing an article on games for a baby shower.

Is there a new baby on the way for someone dear to you? A baby shower is one of life’s sweetest celebrations! If you’ve never been hostess for a shower, you’ll find there’s a big difference between being a guest and creating the party. Is it work? Sure…fun work, though. Is it difficult? No, especially if you pre-plan and organize your to-do list. On my blog, Spaceships and Laser Beams, we specialize in parties for boys (and non-frilly girls!) so I see lots of parties and I have lots of ideas to help with yours.

Baby Shower Game Ideas

After planning your shower theme, decorations and menu, you’ll need to come up with party activities. Watching mama-to-be open gifts and noshing on the treats will be fun, but the most successful gatherings will include conversation starters, too. Here are a few baby shower game ideas to jump-start the girl talk:

  1. Just Like Grandma: Before the shower, gather pictures of mom and dad-to-be and their families (you might want to photo copy the pics, so no precious images are accidentally ruined). Include as many greats as possible as well as siblings, grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles. In random order, number and mount them on a board. Have guests guess if the relatives belong to mom or dad. The most correct answers win.
  2. Toilet Paper Squares: This game is a good ice breaker, especially when people don’t know each other well. Pass around a roll of toilet paper and have each guest tear off as many sheets as they want. Don’t tell them why! When everyone has their squares, announce they must tell one thing about themselves for each square they have. You might have to give grace to those who take off a lot!
  3. Trash Can Toss: Tuck a bean bag or something similar into three disposable diapers. Blindfolded guests (it’s dark in the middle of the night!) must take turns tossing the diapers into a trash can that is several feet away. The most “baskets” win.
  4. Who Knows Mama the Best: Have a list of features (eyes, mouth, hair, feet, etc.) on a paper, with two columns; one says, “Mom” and the other, “Dad”. Guests must guess whose traits Mama hopes baby will have. New Mama can either give her answers after everyone has made her guesses, or she can fill out a sheet before the party begins. Of course, the most correct answers win.

What game would you love to play at a baby shower?

For more game ideas and baby shower planning inspiration, make sure to visit Spaceships and Laser Beams.

Stephanie Keeping is mom to a boy named Sam, a blogger, and an Etsy-preneur. She celebrates boyish charm at Spaceships and Laser Beams, where she talks about all things boy and birthday party. You can connect with her on FacebookGoogle+, Pinterest, Twitter and on Etsy.

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The Latest and Best in Cleaning Services – Review and Enter to WIN

We have all gone through the “I’m just too tired to clean” phase where you just look at the rug and know it needs vacuuming, the blinds need dusting and worst of all the bath tub/shower needs a good scrubbing and you wonder WHO HAS THE TIME when all you want to do during your “quiet” time is get back into bed and sleep!!

Well someone got smart and started a cleaning service called Exec Cleaning Service where you book your appointment online, pay online and even tip online so you don’t need to worry about running to the bank. They even text you when the cleaners are on their way and you always get teams of 2 cleaners. For those of you worried about toxic products to use, no need to worry with this service since they use all eco-friendly, non-toxic cleaning supplies. Best part about their service, HAPPINESS GUARANTEED!!! If your not happy with their service, they will come back and clean for FREE – now that’s a guarantee considering there are some very picky people out there especially when it comes to cleaning.

Here’s the one piece of bad news for my Canadian readers and readers outside the areas below, this service is only offered to residents of New York City, San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Seattle and San Diego!!!

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One of my readers, Brooke, volunteered to test out their services and she wrote up an amazingly detailed review about how everything worked and her experience (the good and the not so bad) … here is what she had to say:

“Thank you to Babylish for the opportunity to review Exec cleaning service.   This service allows you to book online in just minutes a professional cleaning job.  After putting in your zip code and  the size of the house a quote is automatically generated.  Once I booked my cleaning, a confirmation email arrived confirming the details of the cleaning.  On the morning of the cleaning I received a text message that my crew was on its way.  They arrived 3 minutes early for their 9 AM cleaning.  When they started cleaning I received another text message with the exact time they started and the crew’s names.  The 3 member crew was very nice and introduced themselves.  They immediately told me they were not sure how long it would take to clean my house because their 4th team member did not show up due to a family emergency.  They said approximately 5 hours but typically they can give a more accurate quote.
The cleaning itself is likely dependent on the crew that arrives.  From what I understand you cannot request a certain person or crew to do the cleaning.  The head of my crew was fantastic. After cleaning a few of the rooms she walked me through what she had done and asked if I was pleased and if there was anything she would like for me to do differently.  There was nothing I needed to change.  The cleaning was above and beyond what I would have expected – in the basement all of the ceiling lights were dusted and all of the toys in and out of the closet were organized.  Furniture and boxes were moved around so that a vacuum could be run under them.  The basement bedroom and bathroom were well taken care of.

When one crew member worked in the basement the other two worked on the main floor.  The other two team members were very professional.  I liked that one pointed out to the other that the windows should be cleaned a different way than was being done to get even more of the dirt  up.  One team member even cleaned the sliding glass door windows from the outside to make sure to get it spotless.  The outsides of the kitchen appliances were all individually cleaned and were also left spotless.  Very little instruction needed to be provided.

All three crew members cleaned the top floor which has the remaining bedrooms and three bathrooms.  The top floor was also left spotless with each bedroom cleaned and beds made.  Again, toys were all organized and blankets folded nicely.  The bathrooms appeared to be spotless.
The cleaning products used are all organic and smell very nice.  It appears that the organic products work just as well as the Fantastic and Windex I am used to using and they smell much nicer.  I only had to ask the crew to go over one thing – the kitchen island.  I wonder if the organic products are not as strong and do not pull up hard stains as well as the non-organic ones.  This could be a reason one wipe over of the kitchen island was not enough.  A second wipe over did the job.   One of the showers had a mildewy smell following the cleaning, which I usually don’t smell after it’s cleaned with non-organic products.  Again, this could be the nature of the organic products used.
During my cleaning I was not sure if tip was included so sent an email to the email provided in my confirmation.  I did receive a response back that my email had been received and received an answer in time.  I also went onto the website and found the information I needed in the FAQ section – yes, tip was included in the price of the service.
When the crew left I received a text message and an email.  The crew left at just after 2:30 pm. including some time to talk about what a great job they did.   Five hours is definitely a long time to clean a house, but the thorough job they did is worth spending that amount of time at home.  And, others can choose not to stay at home while the crew works.  If the 4th team member had been here it would have likely taken under 5 hours.  However, I would never complain about a family emergency coming up.
This service is fantastic for busy people who like to do everything online.  Within a few minutes a service can be booked and changed if needed.   The service is very dependable and extremely professional.  And, most important, the job was better than most cleaning services I have used in the past.  I would rate this as equally as thorough of a job than a move-in/move-out cleaning job that costs twice the price. The only complaint I would have is that I would like to request a certain team member to come back again, and it sounds like this is not something that can be guaranteed.”

Thank you to Brooke and Exec Cleaning Service for offering this test service out to us and hope that everyone who uses them in the future has a wonderful experience like Brooke.

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Great Apps for Us .. The Parents!

I am always trying to find the latest greatest apps for my little guy, but WHAT ABOUT ME!!!! I am not big on gaming because I just can’t find the time, but I have found a lot of useful apps that I thought I would share:

Magic Jack

Magic Jack: If you are headed to the US download this app!!! Since getting an iPhone, my phone bills are always crazy post vacation especially my calling because I always go over my plan minutes. My boss told me about this app and I tried it out and it actually works. Call within North America for FREE just make sure you are on WIFI otherwise it will use your data. Over the last few years I got smart and turned off my data until I hit WIFI so I don’t worry there, but that is one piece of advice I must give!

 I have done a previous post about and my love for their service (FREE SHIPPING, NO MINIMUMS) and now they have created an app so I can order diapers, creams etc while out. I was going away on a business trip, realized that Frankie’s school needed diapers so I ordered them through the app from the airport and done they were at my house within a few days.

 For all those who are interested in the real estate market or just plain curious what is going on in your neighborhood, this is the perfect app for you! Use your filter, check new listings, check old listings – love it!






Apphero: For real, we needed an app to help us find apps and here it is. With the thousands and thousands of apps out there, I find it hard to search for those that I think I will like, so this was the perfect app for me. Using your current downloaded apps and with answering some questions, this app will recommend apps for you and you can choose which one’s work for you. Highly recommend for those who get overwhelmed with apps 🙂






Starbucks: Ok so officially this has to be one of the most useful apps on the market for the Sbux fans and well I am one of them! If you haven’t already, REGISTER YOUR CARD! You get lots of great perks by registering and hook it up with your app and you can just use your phone to get a coffee, no wallet … nothing! It’s easy to leave the office or the house without a wallet (yes I have done it many of times), but you will NEVER leave the house or office without your phone. It also keeps track of your freebies!






Hautelook: ATTENTION SHOPPERS – this is the app for you! I thought everyone had heard of Hautelook until I mentioned it to a friend in a gym class and she hadn’t! Brand names for less – yes less. I have only bought a few things for myself, but I buy a ton of brand name stuff (Rowdy Sprouts, Natives, Splendid etc) for Frankie on Hautelook. For those who know, the good stuff goes quickly so this ends up being the best app for when I can’t be next to my computer. Sign into your account from the app and shop – that easy (not sure if that is a good thing or bad thing) 😉






WebMDBaby: Thank you Apphero, this was their recommendation! We all know of WebMD and now there is WebMD baby .. great! First this is a one stop shop so-to-speak where you can create a baby book using all your pictures that you take thousands of on your phone, create a journal where you can track feedings, diaper changes, sleep etc or read up on articles of the most common topics like baby and toddler care (crying and colic, sleeping and napping etc), illnesses and emergencies, parenting tips and best yet to name a few. It seems to be a great resource for parents.







Songza: I am a ‘music by the mood’ kind of gal meaning that sometimes I am in a mood for mellow music especially after a long stressful day at work and mornings I like fast beat, ‘get me up and ready’ kind of music and then sometimes I have no clue what I want to hear .. and then there was Songza which lets you choose your genre, create playlists or click on the concierge and they will help guide you.

If you have any other great adult apps (and I don’t mean the dirty kind), please feel free to post the names of them below for all to enjoy. If you have a great new app and would like myself or my testers to try it, email me

I hope you like these as much as I do

Disclaimer: The apps in this post are all apps that I have found and I was not paid to review any of these apps