Diaper Cakes for Boys

Blue Satin Frog Diaper Cake for Boys
Blue Satin Frog Diaper Cake for Boys

A diaper cake for boys is a unique way to give an expecting mom a practical baby gift.  When making a diaper cake for boys, you will typically find lots of blues, as blue is the general color that you find for boys. You can also have different types of themes for the diaper cake. Most parents will decide on a theme for the child’s nursery, and the baby shower will be centered on that theme.

When looking at a diaper cake from afar, you may think it looks like a multi-tiered wedding cake. Most diaper cakes are used with only white diapers, causing it to look like a white cake. After further inspection, you will find that the cake is made entirely of diapers. The cake is actually made of around 50 diapers or so.  Some larger tier cakes (4 or 5 tiers) use more diapers to construct the additional layers.  The diapers are folded around a center post in a circular pattern to make each layer.  Each layer is then stacked to make it look like a cake. You can make it as simple as you want, or as elaborate as can be. For a different look, some designers roll up each diaper and then arrange bundles of the rolled diapers to create each layer.  For either design style, ribbons , baby care necessities, a plush or stuffed animal can all be attached to the diaper cake to complete the design.  Naturally, these baby items are all selected to match the boy theme.

You can find many different items on the diaper cake.  It’s common to find newborn baby shampoo, diaper powder, or baby lotion as gifts included with the cake. Some diaper cakes contain different colored baby bottles wrapped around the edges of the cake so that it will add more color to the aesthetic appearance of the entire gift. Cotton swabs, washcloths and body wash are a few other things commonly found on the the cake. Sometimes a receiving blanket is included on the base layer of the diaper cake to add more color.

Diaper cakes for boys are made entirely from diapers that can all be used for the new baby. Proper construction of the diaper cake allows the new mom to disassemble the cake diaper by diaper.  Sometimes, the cakes are made with differently sized diapers that will fit the baby as it grows. The cake can have many layers, but most of them typically have three separate layers. Typically, the largest cake that someone would choose to have made is composed of five layers. Six layers are also possible, but shipping considerations may limit this as an option for sending to the new mom.  With the larger cakes, you could place a teddy bear for the new mother and her baby. Expecting mothers really love receiving these cakes as gifts – there’s nothing like watching a new mom use the items on the diaper cake as they are truly items required for the care of a newborn.

Because the diaper cakes are such a unique baby gift, they can be sent in many different situations. For example, they can be used as a centerpiece at the baby shower or as focal point on the gift table.  Any mother would love to walk into her baby shower and see the diaper cake used not only for a gift but as a part of the decorations. Diaper cakes don’t just have to be for the new moms to be either. Any workplace or group of friends can get one for a new dad as well. Few things are as satisfying as receiving a useful and thoughtful for a new baby that is on the way.

If you’re planning to give a diaper cake as a baby gift, you should first think about what kinds of themes and contents would be the best fit for the mother and baby. Find out what the new mother and father are looking to put into the nursery. Take the time to find little objects that will match with their décor. If the mother is going with a jungle type theme, you can adorn the diaper cake with stuffed giraffes or elephants from a local nursery store or from Lil’ Baby Cakes. The same is true for themes such as trains or cars that certainly match the diaper cake for boys theme.

The average baby uses about seven to eight new diapers a day! Keep that in mind when choosing the type and size of diaper cake to get. It can take some of that new stress off the mother if she already has a supply of diapers on hand. Although these cakes are usually given to new or expecting mothers, those are not necessarily the only situations in which they’re appropriate. If you ask an experienced mother, she will always tell you, you can’t have enough diapers! If you want to do something nice for a mother who has already had her child, she would still appreciate the gesture and the diaper supply. That’s why a diaper cake for boys is an extremely practical gift. What parent wouldn’t be thankful for such a thoughtful gesture? Many people don’t give diapers despite their practicality because it’s a somewhat awkward or non-standard gift. The diaper cake brings elegance to the practicality and excitement to the whole experience of a baby shower or newborn’s birthday.

Next time you are invited to a baby shower, consider alternatives before you go out and buy a new baby gift for the new parent. Talk to some of the people going to the shower and see what they are getting for the new mother to be. Most people attending baby showers love to get a single large gift from several people at a time so that they can get something greatly needed for the mother. Check out some of the diaper cakes that are available and you’re sure to find one that will go with the mother’s, or the new baby’s, theme. It can be a great way to help start up a brand new nursery, and the mother will be grateful. If you are hosting the party and you don’t know what to do for the mom to be, order or a diaper cake for boys – they always look great and the new parents will get use out of the diapers and the baby will grow up with a plush toy that could become their favorite.

Diaper Cakes for Baby Showers

Diaper Cake for a Baby Shower
A Diaper Cake for a Baby Shower

Often seen at a baby shower or sent by mail, the diaper cake makes one of the most truly unique baby shower gifts an expecting mom is likely to receive. However, it is not a cake one would enjoy eating, as it is entirely made up of disposable baby diapers. In modern times, you don’t find many new parents using cloth diapers, and consequently, you won’t find many cloth diaper cakes. Most diaper cakes for baby showers are made with disposable diapers – the same kind you would normally use for your baby.

A diaper cake looks like a multi-layered cake. Some may compare it to a wedding cake, at least from a distance. Upon further inspection, the diaper cake is actually made of multiple layers of diapers. It usually takes dozens to get the full effect, rolled up and wrapped around each other in a circular pattern, built on multiple tiers. Often, the diapers are white, but colored diapers can be bought that will make for a truly special diaper cake. The cake will use all different sizes of diapers if the creator chooses to use them for a different effect.

One of the attractions of a diaper cake during a baby shower is that it allows you to have plenty of options. The cake can be as elaborate, or as simple, as you would like. It can be a very simple cake, or an extremely complex one with different colors, a theme and creative gifts. The nice thing about a diaper cake is that it is always a creative baby gift that can look very impressive regardless of the theme and gifts you choose to put into it.

Aside from being something that creates a special and memorable experience for a new mother, a diaper cake is an elaborate way to wrap a gift, or a group of gifts. These gifts are normally placed toward the center of the cake and allow for the expectant mother to “unwrap” the cake in order to find out what is in the center. As the diaper cake can be rather large, it is able to conceal some rather large gifts. One of the best things on the cake, once it is presented, are the different objects placed around the cake. A themed cake shows all the different colors it can be, along with the ribbons and bows placed around it. All the items can generally be used anywhere inside the nursery of the new baby.

A diaper cake begins with wrapping a single diaper, then adding multiple rolled diapers in a circle around that core. It is easiest to start with the top level, which may be just 3 or 4 diapers, and work down from there. A three-tiered cake takes approximately 50 small diapers, but it could use many more if you want a more creative cake. Once the layers are made, smaller gifts can be inserted in place of some of the diapers. Or, if they are small enough, gifts can be crowded in between the diapers.

Once the diapers are all in place, ribbons and other kinds of color features can be added to the diaper cake. This really makes the creation come alive and gives it a very high profile. Of course, if the gender of the baby is already known, the cake can be made in appropriate colors celebrating that fact.

Not only does this offer a chance to get the expectant mom some nice gifts, the gift wrap is also very practical. New parents will always need diapers and this gives them dozens right from the start, presented in a very unique way. Of course, it would be possible just to present the mom-to-be with a case of diapers, but a diaper cake really shows thought and creativity.

Diaper cakes can also be used as a baby shower centerpiece. Alternatively, one can be placed on the gift table, or placed on the back of the gift table so that guests know where to put the gifts when they arrive. As the hostess of the shower, it is an amazing and unique gift to give the new mom to be. It can be filled with anything from bath products to clothing for the new baby. As the hostess, you can use the diaper cake as part of a baby shower game to guess what is inside of the diaper cake.

Diaper cakes for baby showers are becoming more and more popular. They can be based around the theme for the baby’s nursery. If the new mother is having a little girl, you can have a pink shower cake filled with anything from princess themed items to butterflies. Night lights can be added, as well as pillow cases for the new baby. Pink pillows that are in themed shapes can be tied around the outside of the cake. Pink stars or pretty fairies can be partially tucked in, so that you can only see some of the shape, to add some suspense and excitement.

Diaper cakes can also be made for boys. You can find sports themes, train themes and a wide variety of others. Most diaper cakes for boys have lots of blue colors added to them. Blue receiving blankets can be tied or rolled around the edges of the cake. If you have a jungle theme for the baby, you can add blue elephants, or a stuffed tiger hanging off the edges of the tiers of the diaper cake.

Any mother, new or experienced, would love to receive a diaper cake. Diapers are used on all babies, and generally inside the diaper cake at a baby shower, you can have a few weeks’ worth of diapers for the baby. They have a variety of new and exciting items inside them. The next time you go to a baby shower, consider getting the new mom a diaper cake. She’ll be even more excited to receive it than you are about giving it!

How to Throw the Best Jungle Themed Baby Shower

Are you looking for a baby shower theme where you can utilize your creativity and be assured that your guests will have a good time? Look no further because jungle themed baby showers have become a hit because of the many options for decoration, food, favors, and game ideas that are available for this tropical baby shower.

A jungle themed baby shower gives you a variety of ideas for the special day because you can choose which aspect of the jungle to focus on. For example, you can have an all-animal theme where you can use various animals as part of your decorations, supplies, and food items. You can also just pick one animal from the jungle and use a jungle backdrop for photo sessions and all your other activities. One good example would be to choose the monkey as your main jungle animal and have bananas and little monkeys on the forefront of your party.

Whatever aspect you may focus on, this guide will help you arrange a great baby shower if you ever choose to use a jungle theme to execute your celebration.

Jungle animal themed shower ideas

Safari Diaper Cake
Use this Diaper Cake as a Baby Shower Centerpiece

Decorating a jungle themed baby shower is pretty easy especially if you already have a bunch of animal plush toys hanging around the house. You first have to decide on the colors that you will be using as backdrop. Always remember the three-color rule for decorations so you will still have a nice focus without the risk of making the party colors into a monotone mix.

Once you have this decided, you can move on to choosing the baby shower centerpieces and banners which you will be decorating the baby shower with. You might want to bring the party outside to the garden since you will already have the greenery, plants, and palm trees to enhance the entire look.  Lil Baby Cakes also offers several animal themed designs you can choose from including our 4 Tier Safari Giraffe Theme Diaper Cake.

Set up your tables with centerpieces with a nice bonsai plant and top that with a nice animal plush toy or figurines which you can buy in stores. This will give you a safari or jungle feel for your guests. Another way to do this would be to put fruits like bananas, apples, and oranges on the table along with animal figurines. Not only are these inexpensive, but they will surely add color to your surroundings without ruining the color scheme of the baby shower.

Jungle themed food ideas

To have a focused baby shower, even your baby shower food should go with the theme. This can be easily done with the proper menu and right tableware. If you have extra budget, buy some jungle-inspired plates, cups, and napkins.

While your guests are waiting, serve them some snacks that they can munch on. Animal crackers are a good way to set the jungle party mood, but you can also go for banana chips, jelly beans, and chocolate bits that have the same color as your motif.

For your main dishes, get creative by naming the entrees with jungle related names, such as spaghetti rope vines or Madagascar macarons. You can also serve food options that are cut into animal shapes like cookies or even sandwiches. These finger food items will surely be a hit among your guests.

As for drinks, you can go with flavors that have the same color as your background. Green apple flavored drinks or shakes along with yellow mango juices will make great fruit juice drinks for your baby shower. If you want to serve colas, you can always go with dark toned sodas and add vanilla ice cream on top to make them into a nice brown color. Soda ice cream floats will also be a hit if you will hold your baby shower on a hot summer day.

Safari baby shower games

When you come up with games during baby showers, try to make them as unique and as related to the theme as possible. Two good party games for a jungle theme baby shower would be a guessing game and a naming game.

The first guessing game will involve a party bags either printed with animals or a normal brown paper bag, different baby items all with animal or safari prints, and handkerchiefs for blindfolding. You can choose how many of your guests will join this game. The mechanics are simple. Your guests will have to reach into the bags and correctly guess as many items as they can within the time limit. The guest that guesses the most number of correct items wins the game.

The second game would be naming the babies of animals. You have to prepare a list of animals with their corresponding baby’s names. For example, you have chick for hens, eaglets for eagles, tadpoles for frogs, etc. Group your guests into fours or fives and have them list down their answers. The group that gets the most pair-names correctly wins.

Jungle baby shower favors

Lastly, you should not forget about your baby shower favors. Since you are already playing with the idea of jungle animals, you can choose from a variety of premade party favors that are animal shaped. For example, you can go with safari animal baby candles, soaps, or scents, which are perfect for guests who love these bed and bath things.

You can also go with plush toys as souvenirs. Simply tell your guests to pick their favorite plush toys to take home. Then as a formal party favor, give them an animal shaped cupcake packaged nicely with a card to remember the date by.

Or you can also go with the usual baby shower favor—the party bag. Buy a jungle-inspired party bag or have it custom-made to match your theme. Fill it with animal crackers, animal-shaped candies, and other snacks. It’s a nice way to remember what transpired during the baby shower plus it will make a nice snack bag when your friends are going home.

Try out a jungle themed baby shower today and have a roaring good time with family and friends.  As always your comments are welcome.  Let us know what other ideas you have for this popular theme.

Ladybug Themed Baby Shower for Your Baby Girl

Ladybug Diaper Cake
ladybug
Why Not Consider a Ladybug Baby Shower Theme?

Is your friend expecting a little girl sometime this season? Are you thinking of the best baby shower theme to make the party festive and to also welcome a cute little girl into the family? Are you out of baby shower favor ideas that are unique and customized but still affordable and fits your budget?

If you are planning on holding a baby shower for the summer season, a ladybug baby shower is one of the most popular themes mostly because it coincides with the summer season. Not only will you have no problems with the setting—this theme can be perfectly executed as an outdoor lunch-out with close friends and family. Obviously, you can still use this theme even if it’s not summer as many nursery themes are based on a ladybug theme and would be used all year round. Either way, this theme would be perfect as a memorable celebration for welcoming a baby girl into the new family.

Use this quick guide to know which preparations should be on the top of your checklist. Here, you will find tips on how to tackle the ladybug theme, how to decorate the ladybug invitations, choosing a ladybug cake (whether an edible cake or a baby diaper cake from us) as the baby shower centerpiece, how to manage your supplies during the party, and how to create baby shower favors that are unique to this baby shower event.

Overall ladybug theme

When you choose a ladybug theme, you can either go with making the theme colors reminiscent of ladybugs—bright red and pastel colors, which can reflect the flowers on which you can find a ladybug on.

If you will take on these colors, try finding shades of pastel pinks and greens and a bright red as the central color. Make sure that when you start buying your supplies, make the red ones should serve as accents on the table. This means that the bigger designs, including the main colors of the cake, the plates, and the glasses can be red or of this shade.

The other colors can serve as your table cloth, your overall decorations, utensils, and such. Since pastel colors are more muted than right red or even black, these will make for a perfect backdrop or table cloth setting.

As an overall theme, make sure that you stick to just a three colors—two muted tones and one that stands out. In addition, when you pick a ladybug baby shower theme, don’t forget that you can also give your party a garden theme, so flowers as part of decorations can be done.

Baby shower invitations

Because the ladybug baby shower idea has been a hit, you can easily find party invitations and other paraphernalia that is exclusively for those who want to use this theme. Just surf through some websites online and you will surely stumble upon ladybug-personalized invitations. Some even come with baby shower invitations-set, which can end up saving you a lot of expenses.

But if you want to utilize your creativity or if you know someone who is willing to do handmade invitations to set your baby shower apart from the rest, one unique thing to do is to try out an origami invitation. This may take more effort depending on the number of guests that you are planning to invite, but this would be a fun way to invite your guests.

You can opt to go with a medium-sized ladybug invitation, one which you can either slip the typewritten invitation with the details in or one that they can deconstruct to find the message inside. This will make for a fun and interactive invitation for your guests.

Baby shower centerpiece

Ladybug Diaper Cake
Ladybug Diaper Cake from Lil’ Baby Cakes

To coordinate with the theme you can choose an edible cake or use our ladybug diaper cake as the baby shower centerpiece.  When choosing an edible cake, there are several styles of cakes that you can opt to go with. You can choose a tiered style or sheet cake style decorated to match a ladybug.  The trick here is to know if you want a playful cake with different shapes or sizes and has an almost cartoonish appeal to it, or if you want a cake that has a simple round or square cake that is dotted with ladybugs or flowers.

The main thing to remember is that your cake is the centerpiece of your party, so you have to make sure that it both goes well with your decoration but it stands out enough for guests to never miss it on the table.

Utensils, wares, and food

The beauty of baby showers is that you are not restricted to formal setups as can be seen in weddings, but  it can also be playful just like birthday parties.

When it comes to your baby shower menu, try to stick with the ladybug theme, so the colors of the food will not clash with your color scheme. For instance, you can have red punch or juice so the pitchers will have a nice central color.

As for the snacks, try going with food that have fruits like strawberries, watermelon, berries, and apples. Match the healthy menu with desserts like chocolate pieces or mocha cakes, so it will give a woody atmosphere because of the brown color.

So this kind of menu will work schedule the baby shower during snack time, so you won’t need heavy meals.

Baby shower favors

Lastly, there are the baby shower favors to consider. Figurines have always been a staple as favors, however, you can take many generic items an make them into a ladybug favor.  For instance, you can find cellophane bags with a ladybug imprinted on it.  Purchase some of these and fill them with mints, jellybeans, or any other candy item and you’ve just created a simple favor. This will not only make your baby shower memorable but it will also make the perfect complement to the other components of the baby shower.

Hopefully this article has provided some inspiration for the planning of a ladybug themed baby shower.  Your comments are always welcome.  Good luck with your baby shower planning!

Fun Facts about September Born Babies

Due in September Tee Shirt
Due in September Tee Shirt
Due in September from Cafe Press

September is the 9th month of the year and marks the beginning of autumn in the Northern hemisphere and the start of spring in the Southern hemisphere. Here are some fun facts about babies born in September.

The equinox (Mabon (autumn) or Ostara (spring) in the pagan wheel of the year) falls between the 21st and 24th. It is a wonderful time to have a child and can be a magical birth month in either hemisphere. Autumn is a time of change; as colorful leaves fall from the trees, refreshing breezes stir the still, hot air of summer, promising possibility. Spring is also a time of change and carries with it the seeds of renewal and new life. The name September comes from the Latin septem for seven, since this was the seventh month of the Roman calendar. September is a time for fun; the American football season begins in September, and September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.  (I’m not kidding!)

September has several birth flowers, the forget-me-not, the morning glory, and the aster. Forget-me-not represents love and memories, aster represents love as well, and morning glory represents unrequited love. These are all very passionate flowers. The birth stone for the month is the sapphire. Sapphire is usually envisioned as a blue stone but also comes in green, pink, purple, and clear. The blue sapphire in particular represents clarity of thought, intuition, and peacefulness. In traditional medicine it is used to treat fevers and reduce inflammation. Black sapphire is seen as a grounding and protecting stone. Sapphire reduces anxiety and procrastination and gives the wearer luck. So to sum up, the birth flowers and stone for September represent both passionate emotion and clarified thought.

The zodiac signs for September include Virgo (August 23-September 22) and Libra (September 23-October 22). Virgo is a mutable earth sign which is ruled by the planet Mercury. Virgos are well known for their industrious, reliable natures. If a Virgo is given a task, as a child or as an adult, he or she will work toward completion and excellence of that task. Virgos seek the same excellence in their interpersonal relationships as they do in their work and studies, but do tend toward being more critical of other people than they are of themselves. What do Virgos look for in others? Virgos seek stability, and this is true in the workplace and in the home as well. If your baby is a Virgo, it will be your job to provide a stable environment as he or she grows up. When your child becomes an adult, that stability will be carried on to his or her own home. A couple of famous Virgos include Mother Theresa (August 27) and Michael Jackson (August 29).

If your newborn is a Libra, he or she will have very clear ideas of what is right or wrong, and will seek for balance in interpersonal relationships. Libras work toward harmony at home and at work, and are very interested in the people around them. If you have a Libra child, make sure to remember that he or she may not express everything in the interest of preserving the peace—so you should take extra care that he or she is truly happy. Famous Libras include John Lennon (October 9) and Truman Capote (September 30). Both Virgos and Libras are very harmonious signs, so you can look forward to a balanced and personable child!  I hope you have enjoyed reading this month’s baby fun facts.