3 Great Ideas for Baby Shower Centerpieces

There are many things you can use for a baby shower centerpiece. Here’s 3 great ideas to get you started on your way to planning the perfect baby shower.

Balloons
If your shower has a festive theme, you can use balloons! I mean after all, what’s a celebration without balloons? Here’s all you need to do. Tie a stack of colorful balloons to a weight and place them on your table. Sprinkle some confetti around them or other decorations that you can find at your local discount party store and you have a simple, inexpensive solution. If you are working on a limited budget, then balloons are a great idea. You can even anchor the balloons on each table with any presents you may have received in advance of the baby shower. The great thing about this idea is your gifts will be wrapped with beautiful baby themed paper that can be perfect for creating an inviting focal point on each table.

Flowers
You can place a selection of your favorite flowers and arrange them in a beautiful basket. You can find these baskets at your local craft store. If you have a theme color you can incorporate it to the décor of your flower arrangement. Flower arrangements can add a fresh colorful touch to your table. You can add baby things such as toys, socks, washcloths, and baby bottles to make your centerpiece more festive and to match the theme of your shower. Don’t worry if you’re not creative. You can always buy these floral centerpieces ready-made online. Usually, you can find a wide variety of colors and themes that fit most popular themes.

Diaper Cake

Another centerpiece that is popular in baby showers is a newborn diaper cake. It’s our personal favorite. (psst, is that any surprise?…lol) Now, understand that a baby diaper cake is actually not an edible cake. It is a set of diapers arranged to resemble a traditional tiered real cake. The cake is then decorated with plush toys, baby newborn care items, and of course ribbons and bows. When it comes to diaper cakes the sky is the limit in terms of styles and choices. Plus the great thing about the diaper cake is that the diapers can then be used by the mom after the shower. This creates a very practical choice for the centerpiece as virtually nothing goes to waste.

The occasion of a baby shower is a happy occasion for a new mother and the baby on board. These 3 ideas can help move your decision process forward in planning a memorable baby shower. Get creative and have fun selecting your baby shower centerpiece using these tips.

3 Great Baby Shower Gift Ideas in Case You Can Not Be There

Just because you don’t live near a friend or family member having a baby shower doesn’t mean you can participate with a great gift.

Unfortunately, sometimes we just can’t travel to all the important events in our lives. It can be difficult to make it to the shower, especially if you live very far away and want to travel after the baby is born.

If you can’t make the shower and the visit after the baby is born, you can send a gift to the shower. This way you can let the mom-to-be know that you are thinking of her and wish you were there. Continue reading “3 Great Baby Shower Gift Ideas in Case You Can Not Be There”

November 2008 Diaper Cake of the Month

This month I wanted to design a diaper cake that would match the general theme for November.  Naturally, I am talking about Thanksgiving and giving thanks for all we have.  I thought it would be appropriate for this month’s cake be a simple “I Love You” tribute to the parents of the new baby.  And so I am introducing the I Love Mommy and Daddy 4 Tier Diaper Cake.

I also wanted to design a gender neutral cake so that it could be given to a girl or boy without getting hung up on traditional colors such as blue for boys and pink for girls.

The plush toys are Gund products.  The lion is the Gund I Love Daddy plush toy and the elephant is the Gund I Love Mommy plush toy.  The topper will vary to include either a Gund lion or elephant rattle.

A nice assortment of Johnson and Johnson baby products is also included along with coordinating ribbons to finish it off.

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year, and I am thankful for the parents that I have and the good values they instilled in me.

As always, your comments are welcome.

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October 2008 Diaper Cake of the Month

Lil' Forest Friends 4 Tier Diaper cake
Lil' Forest Friends 4 Tier Diaper Cake

The Colors of the Month

Well tomorrow is the first of October already.  Hard to believe that summer is over, kids in school, and the leaves are beginning to fall. I like the fall season with the rich colors of reds, yellows and oranges.  I enjoy when the trees look like a work of ART, but when they fall on the grass and carpet the yard they look like WORK.

So for the month of October I was inspired to create an autumn colored four tier diaper cake with rich colors, leaves (the kind that you don’t have to rake) the cutest couple of a black bear and an adorable moose, and to add the natural element – Baby Burts Bees.  I thought an appropriate name is Lil’ Forest Friends. What do you think?  You can find the product details on our website by at  Lil’ Forest Friends 4 Tier Diaper Cake.

Hope you have a wonderful month with all that it has to offer:

  • Football games
  • Going to the apple orchard for cider and donuts
  • Bringing the biggest pumpkin home to carve and having your child pick out a detailed design – and wondering how you’re going to accomplish it
  • Halloween and the kids all dressed up (and picking out your favorite candy from their bag –mine is Reese cups)
  • Crisp mornings and hot coffee

And all the planning for the upcoming holidays in November and December!

Enjoy the start of the fall season.  Your comments are always welcome.

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