Have you been put in charge of a baby shower for a friend or coworker? If so, you are going to have to make some choices about the shower theme, the food, the decorations, and a host of other planning and preparation decisions. You will also have to help the parent-to-be decide on a gift registry list, and help them prioritize between the things they really need, versus what would just be nice to have. Unless, of course, you decide to make things easier on everyone by having a diaper shower.
Diaper showers are a fun, yet practical way to celebrate the arrival of a new baby. Rather than buy an overabundance of outfits that only get worn a few times before the baby grows too big, or wandering in the baby department trying to figure out the best gift, a diaper shower allows guests to buy exactly what the expectant parents need most – a large supply of diapers!
Every parent needs diapers and they aren’t reusable. According to statistics, the average newborn uses 8 to 10 diapers a day, so a diaper shower is a wonderful way to get expectant parents a year’s supply!
Although any expectant parent can have a diaper shower, most are held to celebrate the birth of a second, third, or fourth baby. Typically, experienced parents have most of the items they need to care for their new baby, making it more difficult for friends and family to buy a useful gift. Nonetheless, people still want to celebrate the newest arrival, so a diaper shower is a great way to go.
• Parents-to-be that have received a large number of hand-me-downs
• Someone who has already been honored at several other baby showers
• Someone who is still unsure about what products they wish to use with their newborn
• Someone that prefers to buy their own baby products to meet certain specifications
• Many fathers are now having their own showers, with their guy friends bringing a pack of diapers as a gift
• Someone who doesn’t want to deal with the headache of sorting through numerous gifts to make sure that it matches what they placed on their registry.
When planning a baby diaper shower, the biggest and most important thing you need to do is communicate with the guests. This is typically done through an invitation, whether bought, made, or placed online. Although diaper showers are becoming more popular, some people may still be confused.
Baby diaper showers do not come with a gift registry. Therefore, it would be helpful to make a list of acceptable baby diaper items so that guests know what to bring. Here is a good list to help you get started:
• Baby diapers: If the parent-to-be has a diaper preference, such as the Pamper Swaddlers, be sure to list the brand. It’s also important to remember that babies grow quickly, so having guests buy diapers in different sizes increases the odds that the parent-to-be will be able to use all of the diapers received.
• Baby wipes
• Travel size wipes
• Diaper rash cream
• Baby diaper cake
• Diaper bag
When it comes to the theme of a baby diaper shower, it can be absolutely anything. You can think about the sex of the newborn, the time of year, the nursery decorations, or even just something that makes the parent-to-be happy such as a jungle theme or baby giraffes. It’s critical that you have a conversation with the parents-to-be about what sort of theme they’d prefer before you start buying decorations. They may be fine with you using your own best judgement to surprise them, but even then, at least get two to three options. That way, they’ll still be surprised at how great the final theme looks, but you know it’s a theme that will please them.
Once you know the color and theme, it is time to think about specific decorations. When it comes to a diaper shower, an obvious choice for a table decoration, that will then double as a gift, is a baby diaper cake.
At Lil’ Baby Cakes, diaper cakes are made from Pampers Swaddlers size 1 diapers to form 2, 3, 4, and 5 tier cakes. Once the base of the cake has been created, they are decorated with baby products to fit the theme. Depending upon the cake size and style, it can feature 40-110 diapers, as well as bottles, baby shampoo, baby lotion, pacifiers, rattles, or small stuffed animals by GUND. Diaper cakes are most often made with disposable diapers, but this type of baby shower gift can also be created with cloth diapers, if this is what the expectant parents prefer.
• Centerpiece for the food table
• Centerpiece for the gift table
• Several small diaper cakes for each guest table
• Any area that needs a cute decorations
Once you have the baby diaper cake ordered, it is a matter of adding some balloons, stuffed animals, streamers, and/or flowers to complete the look of your theme. You could even design the rest of your decorations around a diaper cake that you’ve used as your centerpiece!
You can find unique diaper cakes to fit every budget at Lil Baby Cakes. Our selection includes diaper cakes for boys, diaper cakes for girls, gender neutral cakes, diaper cakes with diverse, incredibly cute themes, and diaper cakes arranged by size. Our commitment to originality and attention to detail ensures that every cake is a work of art that's guaranteed to earn rave reviews from the expectant parents!
In keeping with the idea of diapers, you should definitely prepare a few diaper games for the guests to play. Here are a few of our favorites:
Competing in pairs, have guests try to diaper a baby doll using a cloth diaper and pins. The hitch is that each guest puts one hand behind their back and works with their buddy to finish the task. The fastest time wins.
Melt chocolate candy bars into disposable diapers, then have guests guess which candy bar is in each diaper. This produces a lot of laughs as guests stick their noses in the diaper to decide what it contains! To make it even more interesting (and see just how brave your guests are) you can add chunks of peanut to mix up your “doody” texture, or provide popsicle sticks so that guests can taste a sample if they need more help. The most right answers wins.
Remember when you were a child, and on Christmas morning, you would shake your gifts under the tree to see if you could figure out what was inside? This is the same idea, but with a new baby twist! Fill a diaper bag with different baby items. Have the guests feel the bag, shake it, and lift it in the air – but don’t let them look inside. Each guest then writes down what they think is in the bag. Each correct guess is worth one point, and the guest with the most points wins.
Place 10 baby care items each inside of 10 disposable diapers. Seal up the diaper with tape to keep the item from being seen or falling out. Pass around the diapers, allowing guests to feel the diaper to determine what is inside. The guest who guesses the most items correctly wins.
A baby diaper shower is the perfect way to honor someone having a baby with gifts that are needed and wanted. Lil’ Baby Cakes is here to make sure that you have a memorable, gorgeous, and joyful shower, one that’s both fun and fulfilling for the parents-to-be and all of your guests.
Our cakes are made in environments 100% free of smoke and animals, so you can be sure that your cakes won’t trigger any allergies. Your order will normally be ready to ship within 48 hours after you check out, and we can ship to any of the 48 states within the continental U.S. We use UPS Ground as our standard shipping option, but you can select USPS Express at checkout if you need your order faster. Please see our shipping page for more specific information regarding shipping.
You should definitely consider throwing a baby diaper shower for your expectant friend or coworker, and decorating using Lil’ Baby Cake baby diapers. It’s a shower that can’t go wrong!