Next month is coming up fast and by the time I get back from vacation, my next baby shower will be only a few weeks away. We finally decided on a restaurant to hold the shower and I’ve been trying to think up ways to turn a basic restaurant table and surroundings into a festive baby shower. As any of you party me perfect followers will know, I’ve been a bit obsessed with diaper cakes lately. Well, the two thoughts combined and I’ve come up with the perfect centerpiece for the baby shower….

I took an 8″ diaper cake, placed a 4″ high vase in the center, filled the vase with green and white flowers……and voila….the perfect baby shower centerpiece! In my head I saw gerber daisies, but there were none at the store so I used this arrangement for now. As you can see, I wrapped the diaper cake with green monkey ribbon backed with aqua colored ribbon. I then added a medallion (which I used my new cricut to make!) with the monogram of  the soon to arrive baby.There are two medallions, one on each side, so it will look good no matter which side of the table you’re sitting on.

I mocked up the table setting below, which includes one of my cupcake cuties (diaper cupcakes) at each place setting.  The cupcake cuties double as favors (along with an edible goodie from All Jarred Up!) The actual shower will have about 15 people, but I used my kitchen table to get an idea of how the setting will look.

I absolutely love this centerpiece and setting. I can’t wait to see it at the shower!

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Easter is right around the corner and I’ve already started thinking about what to serve and how to decorate. In searching the web for ideas I came across these cute and I’m sure tasty little treats from Creative Holiday Gifts and Party Ideas.

I definitely plan on making these as a little take home for everyone on Easter Sunday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also found a few centerpieces I am going to try:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and one last goodie from Nikkis Nifty Knacks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can’t wait to share my pictures with you when I tackle each of these!

How to make a boutique style diaper cake

1. This may be the hardest part….find white (plain) diapers. Everything I saw had a design or character on it. Luckily I found some with blue & green dots and those are the colors for the baby shower I’m currently planning. Another option if you can’t find white diapers is to use fabric or paper to cover the diapers.

2.Decide on number of tiers. Buy or borrow round cake pans in varying sizes. For the 3 tiered cake I made I used 12″, 10″ & 8″ round pans.

3.Spread diapers around edge of the pan. Try to keep the overlaps even.

4. The completed first tier will look like this. Place a rubber band around the diaper to hold the form together

Side View
Top View

5. Remove the diapers from pan and place bottles in the center to help the form hold its shape.

6. Repeat steps 3-5 for remaining tiers

7. Place second layer on top of first, the tops of the bottles will help the second form hold its shape.

Top View
Side View

8.Place the third layer on top. You can either use a small bottle for the center or use diapers. I used one rolled diaper to help keep the third form solid.

(I will update this picture with the finished product once it’s complete!)

9. Use coordinating ribbon to cover the rubber bands. Secure ribbon with hot glue.

10. Add any other additions you would like such as stuffed animals or flowers for the topper and small baby items such as bibs, socks, onesies, lotion, etc to sides.