“Ber” Months: What Events To Look Forward To And Prepare For

Guest post contributed by Kristine Ramos

How time flies by. One moment we were just welcoming the year 2017 and taking down our Christmas decorations, now we’re almost saying goodbye to the year and putting up holiday decorations again. With the “Ber” Months (Months that end in “Ber”) marking the departure of the year, we’re speeding up to the time where we’ll be welcoming another new year.

But we are not ending 2017 and receiving 2018 without a bang. The following months that announce the coming new year are the busiest and occasion-packed months of the year with the holidays seeming to just stack up on each other. Although more holidays mean more time needed to plan, more money to spend, and more effort to give in order to create a successful celebration.
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Tips for Planning Your Next Vacation

Are you ready for vacation mentally, but still haven’t ironed out all of the details yet? Planning a vacation can become a bit overwhelming and expensive. Allow Groupon to help make planning your next vacation a breeze and save a few bucks too!

About Groupon

Groupon is an online deal marketplace that was founded in November of 2008. Groupon offers deals that are local to your area, like health and fitness deals, home services deals, meal prep delivery deals and lots more. Groupon also features deals on bedding, furniture, baby gear, computers, video game consoles and everything in between.

One of the best features of Groupon is their coupons. They aren’t the typical coupons you get in the Sunday newspaper. With over 12,000 stores and retailers listed, like Forever21, PetSmart, GoDaddy, Olive Garden and Target, they have coupons that fit your lifestyle.  
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5 Tips For Planning an 18th Birthday Party

Guest post contributed by Irshad Alam

It always seems that your son or daughter has grown up too early although it has been years since you have seen him or her slowly take tiny footsteps and pave their way to adulthood. Parents, all over the world share this common sentiment and it is not a surprise they treat their children as if they are still the toddlers who need mum’s help to reach, even, their favorite toy.
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Top Baby Shower Games

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Baby Showers can be so much fun! It’s a great time to fellowship with family and friends to celebrate the soon coming baby! If you are the lucky one who gets to plan the shower, here are a few games you can include:

  • Sing It, Baby!
  • Measuring up Mommy
  • Here’s Looking at You, Kid!
  • Don’t Say Baby
  • Baby Truth or Dare
  • The Seventh Gift
  • Dig out the Pins

These baby shower games are some of the most common played. They are a great way to break the ice and let the guests get to know each other.

Here is the run-down on how to play each game:

In Sing It, Baby!, the guests form a circle. They can sit or stand. Then, each guest must sing a line or two from a song that has the word “baby” in it. When the first player has finished, the next person seated on her right has ten seconds to sing another “baby” song. “Baby” songs cannot be repeated, thus, participants who repeat a song or cannot think of a “baby” song get booted out of the game. The last person singing in this shower game wins a prize!

Measuring Up Mommy gives the guests the freedom to measure mommy’s size. Have a couple of toilet paper rolls ready and ask each guest to estimate the size of mommy’s girth by cutting the toilet paper to their guess size. Then each one wraps the toilet paper that they cut around the new mommy’s stomach. The closest length that fits around the mommy’s stomach wins a prize!

Remember how you looked when you were a baby? This game takes you down memory lane as you need to dig up your old baby pictures. Here’s Lookin’ At You, Kid! requires you to request all the guests coming to bring the cutest baby picture of themselves to the shower. Upon their arrival, secure each baby picture and assign a number per picture. During the game, lay out all of the baby pictures and give each guest paper and a pen. Ask them to identify as many baby pictures as they can. The guest with the most number correct is the winner.

Don’t Say Baby is precisely that! Don’t say “baby” during the entire length of the baby shower. The object is to keep the diaper pin that was given to you upon your arrival. If you say “baby” it will be taken away from you. The person with the most number of diaper pins collected at the end of the baby shower wins a prize.

Play Baby Truth or Dare by writing down baby trivia, some correct and others purposely written incorrectly. During the game, ask if the baby facts are either true or false. Those who guess correctly win a prize, while those who don’t will be dared to perform in front of everyone else.

We all know that the single lady who catches the bride’s wedding bouquet is said to become the next bride. The Seventh Gift is not so much a game, but more of a fable that says that the giver of the seventh gift that is unwrapped will be the next expecting mother. Avoid “planting” the seventh gift.

Last but not the least, Dig Out the Pins is the game that tests the agility of the guests as they fish out diaper pins from a large bowl filled with uncooked rice. Players have two minutes to fish out as many diaper pins as possible. The guest with the most number of pins at the end of the game brings home the prize.