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Boy’s Baby Shower – Diaper Cake and Favors

Bunch of Balloons for Boy Baby ShowerBaby showers are so much fun.  So much excitement and so many cutesy baby items to admire, and to  ooohhh and aaahhh about.

You already had the pleasure of reading about a baby shower with a girl’s theme, and now you will find out about a baby shower with a boy’s theme.

This one was for my son and daughter-in-law, as they are expecting their first baby boy, which will make me a proud grandma for the second time.  I am ecstatic, and can’t wait to meet the little fellow.

Lots of preparations were made by members from both sides of the family, and it was a fun party, with lots of delicious food prepared by Giando on the Water in Brooklyn, NY.

View from Giando's Restaurant

Gorgeous view of Manhattan from the restaurant,

Baby Shower Party Room

and fully decorated baby shower party room.

Hanging out baby laundry from the bridge

Hanging out baby laundry from the bridge

The decor theme was “Onesies”, which  was also reflected in the invitations, as well as one of the games, where everyone was invited to express their ideas by decorating a Onesie.

Onesies decorating suppliesBaby Onesies decorating contest - 7

All the decorated Onesies were so adorable, that ALL qualified to be the winners, so the prizes were awarded to the youngest “artists”.  This project was definitely lots of fun for everyone.  I highly recommend it for your baby shower.

Centerpiece - Soft Cudly BearCenterpiece - Cutsie ChickyCenterpiece - Monkey

For the table centerpieces, we used various stuffed animals attached to bunches of balloons,  and the start up kits for decorating the Onesies.

I created a Diaper Cake, out of 150 Pampers diapers, plus some small baby items.  To express the theme of the baby’s room decor accents, I used a plush monkey paying a guitar, as the cake topper.

The book  “Curious George” was my son’s favorite baby book, hence his admiration of monkeys, and idea for a theme of their son’s room decor.

Diaper cake 1

Here are the close up pictures of the different decorations on each layer of the Diaper Cake:

Diaper cake center of first layer Diaper cake - center of second layer

Pacifier with a soccer ball emblem (very appropriate for this year’s World Cup Soccer), and a monkey baby rattle,

Diaper cake - center of third layerDiaper cake - center of fourth layer

More baby rattles, teeter, and soft tip baby spoons (registry items).

Did you notice the monkeys on the ribbon?

Aren’t they adorable?

Diaper cake - cake topper - Rock'n Monkey

Last, but not least, the famous monkey with his “Rockstar” guitar.

Baby Onesis Cookie favors

For party favors, there were individually wrapped special baby cookies, in the shape of Onesies, of course.

4 different onesie patterns Cute expressions


template for baby shower favors - for web

Also, bottles of hand soap, dressed up in Onesies.  My daughter is very much into stamping and scrap-booking, so all her tools and ideas helped out tremendously, as well as her time.  She’ll make a great aunt!

Since many of you requested a template of the Onesie soap bottle cover, I decided to attach it here.

Please note the length of the onesie template should be TWICE the height of the soap bottle, to cover both sides of the bottle.

TIP: By constructing your own Diaper Cake, you will save a bundle of money, as these cakes can be quite expensive, especially if they have several tiers and use so many diapers, plus the miscellaneous decorations.

Also, preparing your own favors, especially if you are lucky enough to have coupons to purchase your supplies, you can cut the cost down as well.  Of course, it takes imagination,  lots of preparation time, TLC and personal touches.

8 thoughts on “Boy’s Baby Shower – Diaper Cake and Favors”

  1. Crystal says:

    I found your blog when I was searching for scrapbooking blogs. I realize your blog is not about scrapbooking, but when I read your post I couldn’t help but be jealous! I LOVE the pictures from your baby shower. Very creative ideas. My baby girl’s shower was definitely not as cute, lol.

  2. Suburban Grandma says:

    Thank you very much for your time, reading my baby shower post, even though you found it by “accident”. I am sure your baby shower was just wonderful in its own way. Please stop by again.

  3. Melanie says:

    I am planning on doing a onsie decorating station for the baby shower I’m throwing in a few weeks. Can you give me some advice on what all you got to decorate them? Also, where is the best place to buy the onsies? I’m not a mom yet so I have no idea! Thank you and love your ideas!

  4. Suburban Grandma says:

    This is a really fun activity for a baby shower, and my grandson was wearing all of these decorated onsies for a long time, which also brought sweet memories to his parents.
    Since my daughter-in-law was preparing this project for the shower I will ask her to reply to your comment.
    Thank you for stopping by.

  5. Lisa says:

    Hi Melanie!

    I went to a local craft store and bought fabric markers (Both thick and thin), some fabric puffy paint, and a variety of stencils. I believe the stencils were from the aisle near the wood crafts. I also cut out cardboard rectangles for each guest to put inside of the onsie while they were decorating so that the colors would not bleed through to the back. You can see the cardboard in the picture on this site.

    Most of the guests used the stencils and fabric markers. My son got a TON of use out of his onsies and the images from the markers really didn’t fade much. The puffy paint, on the other hand, did start to peel.

    I bought onsies from the Carter’s Outlet in a variety of sizes (up until 12 months). These onsies are soft and don’t shrink in the wash.

    Good luck with your shower!!

  6. Suburban Grandma says:

    Thank you Lisa for offering Melanie your input,on baby shower onsie decorating ideas.

  7. Melanie says:

    Thank you so much for your help!

  8. Suburban Grandma says:

    You are most welcome.
    Have a fun baby shower!!

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