Baby bottles and rattles

February 28, 2011

I know a lot of parents don’t believe in giving their kids candy or sugary cereals, I’m not one if them.

Now don’t get all worked up, my kids eat their vegetables most of the time, even the ones they don’t really like. They love salad and fresh fruit.

They also love sweets.

I love to bake. Cakes, cookies, brownies, fudge, cupcakes, muffins, even bread.

I try to have something on hand all the time.

Even so, sometimes I still crave a candy bar or something tangy. Something I can’t make myself.

I always have a stash of chocolate in the freezer, currently its Ghiradelli peppermint bark, and an assortment of other things in a container in the pantry.

The one thing I can never keep on hand is Bazooka’s Baby Bottle Popz. Why? My girls always grab those first. Always.

As I’m sure you know I like to throw themed parties. Finding candy that fits the theme can be a challenge.

I’ve now helped with three baby showers and it never once occurred to me to use the Baby Bottles as a gift to the attendees, or at least the kids.

So when I was given the chance to promote Bazookas new Baby line, Rattlerz I said yes.

My girls love the lollipop-powder combination of the Baby Bottle Pop so I’m going to assume that the lollipop-candy combination of the Rattlerz is going to be a favorite soon.

This is where the best part of a promotion comes in. the giveaway!

I’m giving away five sets of the Baby Bottle line products. That means five readers will receive one Baby Bottle Pop and one Rattlerz.

The contest is open to all of my readers near and far. The winners will be chosen by the random number generator on Monday, March 7, 2011.

To enter all you have to do is answer this one simple question: What was the best/worst baby shower game you’ve ever played?

The restrictions are easy, no duplicate comments and you must answer my question.

You may Twitter and/or blog this giveaway by linking back to this post and entering the URL for the post in the comments for up to two additional entries.


  1. ioi says:

    The worst baby shower game I’ve played would be where all the guests guess how many toilet paper squares around the poor expecting mother is. (That’s why if I can help it, my showers are AFTER Baby has arrived).
    The best… well, there have been a lot of fun ones, so I’ll just pick the first baby shower game I can remember. I was 6 and it was a shower for my mom. You were blindfolded, and had to find a diaper pin in a gallon jar (I can’t remember how full the jar was) filled with rice. I think you had something like 2 or 5 minutes to try finding the pin. It was definitely fun to watch people come so close to the pin and still not find it.

    March 1st, 2011 at 1:22 am

  2. ladybug(the grandma) says:

    the worst baby shower game I ever had to play was wearing a crown of baby bottle nipples at a coed party It was very humiliating. I know I am not eliable but I had to comment so there was at least one comment to start

    March 1st, 2011 at 7:28 am

  3. Jenni Hinchliff says:

    The worst baby shower game…sculpting fewer pink bubble gum into a baby! Yuck!

    March 1st, 2011 at 7:32 am

  4. mamalang says:

    the worst is the one where they melt candy bars into diapers and guests have to guess what they are. That is so gross….yuck

    March 1st, 2011 at 5:32 pm

  5. Rebekah says:

    The best was a fill-in-the-blank of nursery rhymes (thanks, Mom, for reading me all those nursery rhymes!) and the worst is the toilet paper squares of guess the waist-size.

    March 10th, 2011 at 5:44 pm

  6. Kim says:

    I’ve been really lucky to avoid bad baby shower games. I’ve either been the hostess or the recipient so I’ve had a say in all I’ve been to – and the two I think are the worst and I would never, ever go for are the melted candy bars in the diapers and the tasting of random baby food. I just can’t do it. :)

    March 10th, 2011 at 5:47 pm

  7. Elda says:

    The best game (and one I have a very fond memory of my grandmother doing) is cutting a paper napkin behind your back, using only your hands/fingers to form a tiny shirt. Needless to say my grandmothers was the daintiest and prettiest faux baby shirt one could make behind one’s back. LOL

    Ah baby showers, so much fun!

    March 10th, 2011 at 5:53 pm

  8. margalit says:

    Baby showers aren’t a part of my culture so I’ve only been to a few of them. The worst game was making the poor mom-to-be wear a hat out of all the ribbons from the gift. It was so humiliating for her.

    March 10th, 2011 at 6:18 pm

  9. bethany actually says:

    How’d I miss this post?!

    I’ve wiped most baby shower games from my memory, heh. One great one Bekah did for Annalie’s big sister shower was to bring out a big tray of baby items, so it looked like everyone was going to have to remember as many items on the tray as they could. Then she quietly asked me to leave the room…then she asked questions about me! What I was wearing, if I had earrings in, etc. It was sneaky and fun!

    March 10th, 2011 at 6:24 pm

  10. Jennifer says:

    The absolute worst baby shower game has to be the melted chocolate bars in the diapers. Blech! :)

    March 10th, 2011 at 6:48 pm

  11. Beth says:

    the diaper game is my least fav. but all game stink! i would rather pick names for door prizes, and spend the money on food!

    March 10th, 2011 at 7:08 pm

  12. Katie says:

    I think the best baby shower game is where everyone tries to figure out how big around the mama’s belly is.. Only because as a spectator it’s hilarious to see how outrageously big some people will make their string (or whatever they are using to guestimate with). :) I actually have a baby shower coming up next month for me :D and the string game will be played (but thank the lord not the poopey diaper one.. gross)

    March 10th, 2011 at 7:53 pm

  13. redheadkate says:

    The bingo game where you fill it in with words or phrases the mom-to-be might say during the shower. They are always on their best behaviour that they don’t talk like normal. So even if you know their speach patterns in & out, you still might lose.

    March 10th, 2011 at 8:05 pm

  14. Emerson says:

    The absolute worst was one where they filled diapers with baby food and you were supposed to taste it (from a DIAPER!) and guess what it was. Absolutely nasty.

    Other than that, the usual embarrassment tactics tend to make baby showers suck. Its either the pregnant mother super embarassed or the new mother super tense that people are playing Hot Potato with her baby. Oiii baby showers.

    Also, I LOVED Bottle Pops as a kid. They were ridiculously fun.

    March 10th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

  15. Yara says:

    Worst game ever is when they make you feed someone a jar of babyhood, blindfolded. Well, unless you’re the one who has to be fed! Ick. Just as bad is “guess the baby food flavor”. They never pick banana, it’s always something disgusting!
    The best was probably a mama trivia. My sis & I made it for my second baby. It wasn’t easy. I laughed because the person who won was my cousins teenage son. Go figure!

    March 10th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

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