It’s a…..

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I was lucky enough to co-host a friends shower last weekend. I am so excited to meet this little one, I cannot even contain myself!! It’s a surprise! I feel like that doesn’t happen very often anymore. Lord knows, I ran out and paid for an elective ultra sound to find out a few weeks early with my kids. I do, however, admire those that can wait for that moment the baby is born. It has to be one of the most incredible moments in life!!

This isn’t a true “Baby Shower” post, but I did want to share a few pretty pics from the day. Lots of fresh flowers!!

Hydrangea vase

One of the other co-hosts made these party favors for people to take home. They are actually salt containers (99 cents). Let’s just say she has a surplus of salt on her hands :-). They were the cheapest containers she could find without paying for shipping.

She painted the inside of the jars and then filled them with flowers. They turned out so cute!! Everyone was very excited to be able to take one of these home!!

party favors

Here is a view of how great my mantle looked with all the vases

Mantle Party Favors

A friend of mine put together the other flowers we had for the baby shower. I had about 10 vases with clippings placed around my house. When it comes to decorating, flowers and candles make a big impact!!

I used a basket with mason jars as a centerpiece on the food table

Hydrangea Centerpiece

Look how beautiful this bouquet is in my Jute wrapped vase with a burlap table runner (diy coming soon).

Jute Vase CenterpieceAnother co-host made these cupcakes…don’t they look professional?? I wish I could make cupcakes like this!!

Cupcakes

I also made a diaper cake. This was my first, and probably my last, diaper cake making experience. It wasn’t bad at all, although, I did look at about 300 tutorials online. There is not a shortage of diaper cake tutorials out there!! And, in the end…I went with my own method.

I started by rolling the diapers onto a half used paper towel roll

Diaper Cake Layer 1

I used slightly less than a 96 count box of newborn size diapers.

OMG…you just forget HOW LITTLE THEY ARE!!!

I tied that layer with yarn. I didn’t want to sit and roll diapers, and I didn’t want the Mom-to-be to have to sit and unroll them.

Yarn Diaper Cake

I then used my left hand to hold the yarn taut, which held the diapers in place and added them one by one until I had the size I wanted, then knotted it off. Super easy and very quick once I got going.

Cake form diaper cake

I didn’t place anything in between layers, the paper towel roll acts to stabilize the cake.

Then I wrapped each layer with a wide piece of burlap and a couple layers of ribbon. I tucked fresh flowers in between each layer and found these cute felt owl clips at Cost Plus World Market. Lastly, a stuffed animal to top it off.

Diaper Cake Finished

Don’t look at the crooked ribbon!! I mean it, don’t look!! I wish I had a better picture, because it wasn’t that lopsided in real life, LOL. Not the best picture, but you get the point!

For the last year I have been asking my now two and a half year old…”Where’s my baby??” He would always point at his chest and say “Right here!” Today I asked him and he said “No more babies…” He’s right…but thank goodness for pregnant friends 😉

I would love to see YOUR fabulous baby shower ideas??

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6 thoughts on “It’s a…..

    • Thats nice of you to say, all lopsided and all 😉
      Hope you have a fabulous weekend…can’t wait to see what you are working on this week!!
      Shawna

  1. What a lovely baby shower, I love all the flowers but especially the little salt pot vases, how cute. The nappy cake is great, well done, and the cupcakes look yummy. Congratulations to the mum-to-be and thanks for linking up to my party linky x
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