Jun 8, 2008

What do you do with 427 diapers? (great baby shower ideas!)

"Normal" people might fill a cute diaper holder thingie, maybe a drawer, or the shelves in a cute baby changing table.

I make a cake!!

My sister-in-Law is gonna have a baby!! I am soooo excited!! Not only because I get to be an aunt again. (she already has the perfect daughter)
But because SHE is gonna have a baby, and I AM NOT!! Whoo hooooo!!
(don't get me wrong.. I love my children... I love having a lot of them **rolling eyes** But I really think I have done my part to populate the world... I'm just glad to be able to share that huge responsibility with others!)

I was very excited to be able to help host the baby shower. I just love doing that stuff!
making cute foods.... cute centerpieces (the diaper cake)
She is having a boy! sooo The fun began with the cute baby blue & toy covered diaper cake.
Then progressed to a punch that looked kinda like used bath-water, complete with rubber duckies swimming around.

Who said you have to serve food on plain old platters?
Go to the toy store and use toys!
Dump trucks hold dip.
A bucket is great to hold food, a Frisbee can hold cookies, a cute place-mat can display your crackers,
Use your imagination! get creative!
Its not a ton of money.. and it'll be a big hit!
This is my sister-in-law....
she is one of "those people"
you know... the kind of woman that is teaching yoga while 8 months pregnant, beautiful hair, amazing figure.....
you know..... the total opposite of me.
To top it all off... she is super sweet, a wonderful aunt to all of her nieces and nephews.
We are blessed to have her in our life.

Look how great she looks at 8 months pregnant! geesh.

The menu included

(Click each to be taken to the recipe)
The world's BEST Spinach Dip in a bread bowl

Chipped Beef Cheese Ball and crackers

Italian salad stuffed pasta shells

Fresh Strawberries & Quick-n-Easy fruit Dip

Berry Blue Bathwater Punch

mini cheese cakes

mints, nuts and cookies

I'll make sure to get each of the recipes posted in the recipe box by the end of the day Monday.
They all turned out GREAT!!! Try em!
You'll be glad you did!!

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11 amazing comments. Talk To Me!!:

Anonymous said...

Oh My Goodness!!!
HOW freaking Cute!!!!

I want you to cater my baby shower!!


Anonymous said...

You are super-creative! Thanks for sharing!

Susan in TX

Anonymous said...

How Cute!! can't wait for the recipes!

Anonymous said...

That beats my baby shower of crackers & spray cheese!


Anonymous said...

It was the cutest and most creative shower/party I've ever been to. And how touching that it was for me and my soon to be here baby boy. Not only adorable, but everything is functional. I am still eating on the dips (they are amazing!) and of course deserts, all the toys I just stuffed in the dishwasher to wash, and now have a bunch of sand/water toys for the baby when he's old enough, and the diapers - well- I had none until the cake arrived, now I feel super prepared with diapers and teething rings, rattles, etc! Everything was a huge success! Dana you are the most amazing woman and I am so proud to be your sister-in-law! Love, Tara

Jenn said...

Everything looks great!

dlyn said...

My first visit to your blog and I love all the ideas you used for the shower decorations and food. Very fun and creative!

Outnumbered2to1 said...

Wow, how super creative are you? That looked like a super fun baby shower.

Wendy said...


Sarah said...

Okay - I don't know why I didn't comment sooner - but I loved your ideas with using the plastic boats and things for serving dishes. We are throwing a beach party next month, and have incorporated some of these ideas into our plans!! :)

Amy - Mom Spark said...

That is a HUGE diaper cake! You go girl!

I've never made one quite that big!

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