Golly Gee-pers!: Table Manners Cards Review {Giveaway}

Manners Cards

Did you know that you can teach table manners without nagging and prodding? Golly Gee-pers! offers a unique deck of laminated Table Manner Cards  (recommended for ages 4 and up) that turn learning manners into fun.

Each deck of cards has two games that help you address table manners when you are eating with your children. Cards are given out when you are at the table and the person with all thumbs ups cards and no thumbs down cards gets a “Ready to Dine Out” card (thumbs ups for good table manners and thumbs down for bad table manners).

You can see the Table Manner Cards in action in the following video:

All cards are made from 100% recycled materials and they come in a cute little bag made from non-bleached cotton.

I love that the cards have images – we use flash cards a lot with our son – and I have been using them at the table when we eat. I think it is never too early to start teaching him table manner and there is nothing better than doing it in a fun playful way.


I absolutely love this idea and I will continue to use the Table Manners cards with my son. He is a bit young to get the concept of the game right now but he loves looking at the cards and images and he recognizes the thumbs ups and thumbs down with every action.

Children tend to copy a lot of the things we adults do and I also love using the cards as a reminder to set a good example for our son during our family meal times.

Buy it: Purchase your own deck of cards in their website HERE for $12.95 (great as a gift!)

Win it: One lucky reader from the US/CAN will win a deck of Golly Gee-pers cards. Enter to win via Rafflecopter below. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: I received a sample of a product to facilitate my review. All views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own. Special thanks to Rachel Florio-Urso Celebrity Baby Trend Expert for providing the product sample! 

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52 responses to “Golly Gee-pers!: Table Manners Cards Review {Giveaway}”

  1. Pregosummermama — July 27, 2012 @ 9:00 pm (#)

    What a great idea! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Answer: I think people have no matters nowadays! lol


  2. michelle — July 27, 2012 @ 9:06 pm (#)

    Kids and adults have no manners these days, I was cussed out by some teensagers at the splash pad a few days ago after refusing to by them smokes…. It’s UNREAL, even adults, it makes me sad


  3. Lisa P — July 28, 2012 @ 12:13 am (#)

    Earlier times! I sound like such an old person but technology has ruined everything! And manners are so much more confusing than they used to be, before it was easy because it was pretty straightforward.


  4. Danielle — July 28, 2012 @ 3:43 am (#)

    Superbe idea. Would love to win for my daughter. Thank you for the contest


  5. JLin — July 28, 2012 @ 11:27 am (#)
  6. Gemma — July 28, 2012 @ 11:32 am (#)

    Earlier times, although I think there are still people with good manners today, it depends on the individual!


  7. Chelly — July 28, 2012 @ 11:45 am (#)

    Earlier times. Even my parents were more slack than my grandparents. When I went to my grandfathers home (in England) I had to wear dresses when we went out and I better know how to act appropriately or I wouldn’t get to go out with them.


  8. Julie Lynn Bickham — July 28, 2012 @ 12:51 pm (#)

    I think their was more manners in eariler times.


  9. A.Smith — July 28, 2012 @ 1:11 pm (#)

    It’s hard to say but I hope that people have more manners now.


  10. Jennifer Barata Allen — July 28, 2012 @ 3:36 pm (#)

    Earlier times for sure!


  11. Janet W. — July 28, 2012 @ 4:47 pm (#)

    Definitely more manners in earlier times. Now a days, people just let their kids do whatever! It’s so important to teach proper manners at an early age.


  12. Kalea F. — July 28, 2012 @ 9:00 pm (#)

    I’d say table manners have gotten worse.


  13. Annie B. — July 29, 2012 @ 5:28 am (#)

    Earlier times for sure!


  14. debbie f — July 29, 2012 @ 8:26 pm (#)

    I think earlier times for sure.


  15. Maegan Morin — July 29, 2012 @ 10:50 pm (#)

    I think that people have less manners now… just saying


  16. nat — July 30, 2012 @ 11:36 am (#)

    Children have less manners now. As an educator i try my best to teach them. I love men who have good manners.


  17. Angela M — July 30, 2012 @ 8:19 pm (#)

    People have less manners now for sure.


  18. Sharon — July 31, 2012 @ 11:49 am (#)

    I think people used to have more manners than they do now


  19. Dreena — July 31, 2012 @ 12:39 pm (#)

    I think people have less manners now….but I can only hope I teach my son proper etiquette and manners for everyday.


  20. andalene — July 31, 2012 @ 11:06 pm (#)

    It seems like no one knows their manners anymore. We were brought up very strictly when it cames to any kind of manners or talking with respect to elders. Definitely not the same now in 2012.


  21. Nancy — August 1, 2012 @ 6:38 am (#)

    manners were better in the past generally I’ld say.


  22. Leah — August 1, 2012 @ 6:45 pm (#)

    I don’t think manners, in general are that great these days, unfortunately


  23. Laurie Snow — August 2, 2012 @ 7:25 am (#)

    I think that the majority have no manners at all… But I do think that manners are coming back! 🙂


  24. Michelle Kafka — August 2, 2012 @ 10:01 am (#)

    I think in earlier times.


  25. Janice — August 2, 2012 @ 10:25 am (#)

    What a great product idea! Manners (or lack thereof) are a pet-peeve of mine and it makes it very difficult to teach our daughter manners and to be polite, when it seems that much of society around us has forgotten about these basic qualities.


  26. Sarah — August 3, 2012 @ 5:11 am (#)

    What a great idea!


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  28. Trisha — August 3, 2012 @ 8:41 am (#)

    Definately in earlier times! 🙂


  29. susan — August 4, 2012 @ 7:17 pm (#)

    I think manners was more prevalent before however you can still find it every once in a while which is encouraging.


  30. Dawn — August 6, 2012 @ 6:02 am (#)

    Answer: I think before there was more of a general adherence to table manners. But now some people are uber mannered and others just don’t care.


  31. Michelle B — August 6, 2012 @ 5:45 pm (#)

    People had better manners in earlier times, although my daughters teachers always tell me that she has excellent manners.


  32. Fan R. — August 7, 2012 @ 11:13 am (#)

    I think less manners as life becomes more violent and harsh.


  33. Haroon — August 7, 2012 @ 2:34 pm (#)

    I think people had more manners in earlier times .


  34. Jessica — August 8, 2012 @ 4:25 pm (#)

    Not now. That’s for sure. Children today are rude! Mine are not perfect but we do not tolerate disrespect!


  35. corey — August 8, 2012 @ 11:14 pm (#)

    defintely worse now


  36. polly — August 9, 2012 @ 1:35 pm (#)

    hands down-earlier times!


  37. Angel — August 12, 2012 @ 12:42 pm (#)

    Well people these days really don’t have the manners as people in the older days did 🙂


  38. Jules A. — August 15, 2012 @ 4:56 pm (#)

    People had better manners in earlier times.


  39. Sarah — August 15, 2012 @ 5:06 pm (#)

    I think there is less of a focus on manners now, we’ve (unfortunately) just made other things a priority.


  40. Gulshat — August 17, 2012 @ 4:13 am (#)

    I would love to use the cards with my son as soon as he’s ready 🙂


  41. Michelle f — August 27, 2012 @ 11:35 am (#)

    I think both, depends on how you were raised


  42. elisabeth — August 27, 2012 @ 3:38 pm (#)

    I think people have different, poorer manners than in past time. Not fewer. I would LOVE these cards for my three adopted children and my three grown children & their children ; )


  43. Kemberley Crosswhite — August 27, 2012 @ 3:51 pm (#)

    people for sure have less manners/consideration/respect than they used to.


  44. christine — August 27, 2012 @ 4:26 pm (#)

    What a wonderful idea!


  45. Stacie — August 27, 2012 @ 5:17 pm (#)

    Definitely earlier times! Parents just don’t seem to teach this anymore.


  46. Lisa L — August 27, 2012 @ 5:24 pm (#)

    I think people have less manners nowadays


  47. Mei — August 27, 2012 @ 5:58 pm (#)

    Manners in earlier times…not as many distractions


  48. Ter — August 27, 2012 @ 8:52 pm (#)

    Table Manners are hardly taught anymore 🙁


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