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