Diaper Cakes are Tops on the Baby Shower Ideas List


Diaper Cakes are the hottest new baby shower idea!  They are so versatile, and can be customized in many ways that are only limited by your imagination. Different colors can be used, and cloth diapers can even be dyed to match any theme. The basic diaper cake is so simple to make, all you need are diapers, rubber bands, and dowels.

Diaper cake from wikihow

Diaper cake from wikihow

Take a diaper open end up, then begin to roll it up.  Put a rubber band around the rolled diaper, and this diaper will become the centerpiece of the entire cake, or use 2 or 3 diapers to make a bigger bottom layer securing them with rubber bands. Next roll up more diapers and secure them with rubber bands just as you did the first one.  Then place these diapers around the centerpiece diaper or diapers, and wrap a rubber band around all of them to hold them secure.  Do this again to make another round if you want a cake this big. This will be the lower layer of your diaper cake.

Make the second layer of diapers exactly the same as the first, just don’t use as many so it will be smaller.  That way when it sits on top of the other layer, it will be the smaller layer.  Keep doing this same process of rolling diapers, securing them with rubber bands until you have enough to make the second layer a bit smaller.

Do this again to make your third diaper layer, making it just a little bit smaller than the second layer of diapers, so it will fit nicely on the top of the second layer of your diaper cake.  Use dowels to secure each layer together, pushing them down through all the layers. Cut a piece of cardboard the size of the bottom layer to set the bottom layer on to stabilize the cake.

To finish off your unique diaper cake there are many choices of baby shower ideas to choose from.

Ribbons of any color, shapes and sizes can be used to adorn your diaper cake.  Take 2 different ribbons, put them together then twist them so you can have multi-color bows and decorations.

Use little pacifiers in an assortment of colors, and tie them up with the ribbons.  You can also use strings of feathers in different colors, along with so many other things to decorate your diaper cake.  Remember to put the first letter of your bundle of joy on your creation.

Lollipops sticks, are another great idea.  You can even use little animals to set on and around the layers of the cake, with some peaking out from within the diapers.   You can take out a few diapers from the middle and put baby items in their place, like bottles, lotions, pacifiers, baby clothes, baby shoes, baby blankets, and just about anything you can think of.

To transport your diaper cake, wrap it in a plastic bag, and pull tight with a ribbon to keep it secure. Check out these top baby shower favors you can use to customize, and personalize your diaper cake.  These diaper cakes make great gifts for any baby shower, so decorate your storage bag also with some of these unique baby shower ideas for the next baby shower you attend.

Check out these great pre-made diaper cakes from HerBabyShower.com

Diaper Cake HerBabyShower.com baby shower ideas

About to Hatch Easter Baby Shower


Easter is a huge family holiday and also a great time for a baby shower. There are various ways to bind together the theme of Easter into your baby shower. Here are a few ideas:

Decorations

Eggs are a symbol of fertility and birth in countries all throughout the world. Eggs are also a traditional identification of Easter. You can actually have egg themed decorations at your baby shower ranging in soft pastel colors. Don’t be shy on using decor of chicks in addition to bunnies. Eggs are eggs and come in all sorts of varieties. Upon arriving, have your guests write nuggets of wisdom and/or advice regarding motherhood. Place them in a basic woven basket and have the mommy-to-be read them aloud at the end of the event.

Food

Keep the egg theme alive!

Souffle

Quiche

Omelets or an omelet bar

Egg salad

Deviled dggs

Tuna and egg sandwiches

For dessert? Easter candy!

Favors

Stainless Steel Egg Whisk-  A baby is about to hatch and stir things up for the lucky, new mom and dad. Can you imagine a cuter way to mix those metaphors into a fabulous baby shower favor than this?

Stainless Steel Egg Whisk

The Nest Egg- Do you remember how delicately you held a robin’s egg as a child? Just the way a new mother holds a baby. These favors sweetly brings that memory back especially for baby showers with a magnificently designed favor that celebrates the present and looks to the future.

The Nest Egg

Time For Baby Egg Timer- Time is ticking and they’re expecting! This practical and inventive favor will be appreciated by guests with its stylish packaging and clever play on words. Cute little pink or blue egg-shaped timers will be reminding guests of your baby shower day every time they set the timer from 1 to 60 minutes.

Time for Baby Egg Timer

About to Hatch Salt and Pepper Shakers- Is someone “eggs-pecting?” How “eggs-citing!” Here’s an absolutely adorable favor certain to spice up any baby shower and give your guests an “eggs-ceptional gift” to take home.

About to Hatch Shakers

The Best of All Things Come in Pairs


Preparing for the arrival of a new baby is a super exciting time. But that excitement doubles (out of control) when preparing for the arrival of twins. Themes provide a better focus while planning a baby shower (whether it be for yourself or a loved one) and allow you to concentrate on the sweeter details. A theme can tie everything together for a beautifully articulated event.

Two peas in a pod is a very popular theme that’s also flexible for however many multiples are expected.

two peas in a pod picture

Decorations

When selecting decor for your two peas in a pod twin baby shower, allow for several shades of green to take over, with accent colors depending on the twins’ gender (pale pink, lavender, baby blue, or pale yellow).

Food

So even though those green balls of goodness add flavor to dishes like pasta salads, you may not want to include peas in every dish you serve at the baby shower. Here are a few ideas:

Key Lime Pie Shooters

French Macarons with Kiwi Filling

Pea Pod Cake Pops and Sugar Cookies

Green Candied Apples

Mini Quiches

A Very Berry Platter

Favors

My favorite part of any party are the favors mainly because I love sweet details and I love seeing the creativity that goes behind favors (especially for themed parties). Here are a few ideas:

Two Peas in a Pod Salt and Pepper Shakers- These honestly add some zip to the saying “two peas in a pod”! The charming gift presentation also brings a cheerful touch to the joyous occasion.

Two Peas in a Pod Salt and Pepper shakers

Baby Feet Cookie Cutters- Granted this isn’t explicitly “pea” related, it still falls in to the category of adorable favors. Besides, who doesn’t want to take home cookie cutters to add to their collection?

Baby Feet Cookie Cutters

Peas in a Pod Candles- The candle set has two baby design candles, with a single strand of hair on each forming the wick, peering out of a snuggly green pea pod. Too cute.

Peas in a Pod Candles

Over the Moon With Excitement — A ‘Goodnight Moon’ Baby Shower


Why not draw inspiration for a baby shower from a classic bedtime story. “In the great green room, there was a telephone and a red balloon, and a picture of the cow jumping over the moon.” Margaret Wise Brown’s “Goodnight Moon” is an American classic, and the perfect theme for a baby shower or kids birthday parties.

Cow Jumped Over the Moon Pic

This book has been loved for generations and is a popular gift to give to expecting mothers or new babies. Drawing from the colorful pages, it’s easy to transform your shower into an adorable come-to-life book.

Gift Registry

First things, first. Before you start planning every detail for your shower, you need to get on a registry for gifts! For the essentials you will need:

Once you’ve registered for the necessities, register for some fun things that you would be interested in, like perhaps a Snuggle Bug photo album.

It’s All in the Details

  1. Banquet tables: Trade the traditional pastel-colored table cloths and transform the banquet, food and gift table into beds. To pull of this look, use some inexpensive bed linens and pillows and draw inspiration from the book by using playful patterns and vibrant colors. Don’t forget to place a teddy bear on each “bed”, as well.
  2. Balls of yarn: Just like in the book use colorful balls of yarn as decor throughout the shower. Use blue, red, yellow and green balls of yarn.
  3. ‘Goodnight Moon’ banner: Bust out those crafty skills and create a “Goodnight Moon” banner. You can find a variety of banner ideas floating around Pinterest, with the most common using twine or ribbon, burlap or fabric, and stencils. You can make a few of these banners to place around the shower.
  4. Cow jumping over … anything: One of the most memorable parts of the book is the cow jumping over the moon! You can have die-cuts or cow stickers pasted on the wall jumping over your clock, a floor lamp, anything really. Or you can create a moon from scrapbook paper. You can even purchase an “Over the Moon” vintage bookmark with a keepsake nursery rhyme gift box.

Moon Bookmark and Giftbox Favor

Get a few copies of the book and place them around the room. Your guests will be able to read the book and see where you drew your inspiration from. The thing to remember for this shower is to use bright colors: shades of greens, oranges, yellows, reds and blues. Distinguish the guest of honor by adorning her chair with red balloons.

Food

For some simple sweets, how about some cheesecake shooters? Just use some small shooter glasses and layer cheesecake mixture and graham cracker crust in a few layers. Top it off with some blueberries and a cookie pastry in the shape of a star. Mini cupcakes are always a hit. Make some custom cupcake toppers with some print-out “Goodnight Moon” sayings and quotes.

Party Favors

For a lasting party favor, give out copies of “Goodnight Moon” to all your guests. Or if you want to express your gratitude even more deeply, hand out these custom made candles imprinted with babies sleeping on a “moon”.

baby sleeping on moon