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.
Gorgeous view of Manhattan from the restaurant,
and fully decorated baby shower party room.
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.
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.
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.
Here are the close up pictures of the different decorations on each layer of the Diaper Cake:
Pacifier with a soccer ball emblem (very appropriate for this year’s World Cup Soccer), and a monkey baby rattle,
More baby rattles, teeter, and soft tip baby spoons (registry items).
Did you notice the monkeys on the ribbon?
Aren’t they adorable?
Last, but not least, the famous monkey with his “Rockstar” guitar.
For party favors, there were individually wrapped special baby cookies, in the shape of Onesies, of course.
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!
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.