Friday, November 7, 2008

diaper cake

the diaper cake

i'm hosting a shower for a friend of mine this weekend, and lucky for me the hostess with the mostest blog hooked me up with some super cute ideas. she posted one of the cutest diaper cakes i'd ever seen. so i decided to make my own version for the shower i'm having.

i put receiving blankets around the layers of diapers, and pinned them in the back. added some ribbon & paper flowers for the cuteness factor.
the top layer, though it's hard to see the pattern is banana patterned paper wrapped around a rolled receiving blanket. i glued a popsicle stick to the back of the monkey and stuck it in the roll of the blanket.

i lucked out with the monkey decor... i found this martha stewart party kit on clearance while wandering around michaels the other day. it was on clearance for $6! can't beat that with complete party schtuff for 8 people, i picked up two boxes.

another cute hwtm idea was the bedtime story theme party. so the table is done up like a bed. i picked up a cheap brown bedsheet, and a couple of yards of the $1/yard fabric (the blue polka dot stuff), and layered it like bed sheets on my table.

i love the thought of using cute scrapbook paper as placemats & center piece decor, too. this one is by making memories. (the napkins & yellow flatware is from the martha kit).

the yellow napkin was just stapled in the center to hold its shape under the brown napkin.

the yellow paper under the diaper cake is by doodlebug... that really cute flocked damask paper they make. i love that stuff!

anyway, thanks for letting me share the fun party decor. i've been having so much fun with this! :D

20 comments:

FamilyFunBunch said...

What a cute idea. Your friend is going to love this!

Kay said...

Oh thank you for sharing pics! This is so cute!!

Veronica said...

OMG!! What an ADORABLE idea! Good thing you found the MS stuff on Clearance! Good luck with the party. Post pics of it when you can! ;)

Ward said...

Wow . . . this is so stinkin' cute!! Love it!

Sara Ancich said...

This is to die for...I went to a monkey shower a few years ago... in the center of each table was a candy bowl filled with just the banana candies from the Runts candy box. Your whole setting is right out of a magazine. I hope its a "bunch" of fun.

Chrispea said...

That's really super cute Noel. Love the whole bed idea!! You could totally spin this for your girls as a Sleeping Beauty party if they're into princess stuff. Cute, cute diaper cake!

Jeanne said...

Oh my goodness...this is one of THE neatest things I've seen in a long time! Love the cake and especially the whole theme. Your friends are going to absolutely love this! Extremely well done. Thanks for sharing.

noell said...

How cute, Noel! I love the colors you went with.

AngMomof3 said...

I need to go check out Michaels clearance here! My sister is having a baby w/ a monkey nursery... so this would be perfect for her shower in a couple months! Thanks so much for the ideas. I think I'll "Shower-lift" them!

And, BTW, I'm really curious to know if you'll be at CKC Seattle. I've followed your blog for many months and I'd love to meet you!

Tina said...

Noel,
That turned out so cute. What a great idea. I bought that MS monkey set when I saw it on clearance. I figured I would use it sometime, maybe for Natalie's B-day. So, it is sitting in my closet with all my other clearance buys.
You did a great job. I bet the party was great!

Tina

megan said...

wow that is one of the cutest themed shower ideas I've seen in a long time!!

THE FAMILY OF OAK said...

Man, I wish you were here about a month ago when I threw a shower for my best friend!!! That is the cutest shower I have ever seen!!!!!! You are SO creative and looks like it will be such a cute and fun day. Thanks for sharing and I love that diaper cake, she will really appreciate such a cute gift.

sherry d said...

TOO, TOO, TOO, TOO, cute! I love the monkey theme and will be running to Michael's to see if mine have any of these kits. I'm a teacher and my classroom theme is monkeys. Love the table; so creative.

Jenn said...

Noel, that is darling! Don't you just love HWTM? I used it for the circus bday party we threw yesterday--it's the best! I'll have to bookmark the diaper cakes for the next time I throw a baby shower. Thanks for posting the pics...I'm sure your friend was beyond thrilled!

Pamela said...

Wow...I am very impressed! Awesome diaper cake. :)

inara said...

super cute dcorations! love the halloween pics and I love your acrylic album project and all the ways you used the word, "still"!

Rachel said...

Love the diaper cake!

Amber said...

So cute! Love it all

Anonymous said...

check out theme diaper cakes on growinstyle they are so adorable.

Natasha @ FĂȘte Fanatic said...

Wow, the Martha Stewart party pack was a steal!! Love the tablescape!

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