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Friday, May 20, 2011

The End of Amber week

 All good things must come to an end, but before it's gone I will pay one last homage to Amber's baby shower.
I decided to tackle my very first diaper cake. I think they are adorable and wanted to make one for Amber.
Since I had zero skills on how to do this I googled diaper cakes, and spent an hour or so on You Tube. I love You Tube! I didn't make this a tutorial because you too can You Tube "diaper cakes" and see the many ways to accomplish it. I must admit it was really easy to do.
Step one: roll the diapers so that the top colored band is inward and all you see is a white rolled diaper.
Step two: rubber band it, repeat like 100 more times!
This is what it looked like when it was all done! I love it! Keeping with the elephant theme, Jana (one of the ladies giving the shower and one of my dearest friends) contributed a sack full of elephant items.
The center support was 2 baby bottles. The cake had baby shampoo, lotions, powder, teething gel, Butt Paste, pacifiers,toys, you name it!
Everything was tucked either beneath ribbons or hot glued to the front of it. You want to make sure the diapers are not damaged since they are part of the gift. All topped off with a stuffed elephant name Peanuts!
These are the water bottles. Seriously cute! We ordered the labels on-line and had these adorable elephants  made with the inscription Amber's Baby Shower.
They are adorned with blue & brown and green & brown ribbons. The top of the bottles had round little stickers with elephants too! Some had little birds.
The nutrition facts were cute too. They said things like " sleepless nights 100%",  A little bit of Amber, a little bit of Steve...Just a bunch of cute sayings.
And of course when you place them all in a tub of ice they look too cute for words!
Kisses with little elephant and bird stickers served as center pieces.

The little bird was actually part of the invitations and water bottle labels too.
Engraved blue pencils (if you haven't noticed by now, it's a boy!) that say "Amber's little peanut". We put peanuts ( in shell) as a  filler to hold up the pencils.
This is Mimi. Amber's Mom who made the most delicious chocolate covered strawberries, two beautiful fruit trays with fruit dip. She also maded Amber about a million baby blankets and burp towels! Good Mama!
That incredibly beautiful punch bowl belongs to Jana. Her Grandmother passed it down to her and it is heavy glass.It has the most beautiful design I have ever seen. It is breath-taking to say the least. Jana also makes the yummiest punch!
Jana also made egg casseroles & a hash brown casserole that I wanted to stick my face into! So good! Amber's sister Loree (who is about to have her fourth baby) brought bagels, cream cheeses, OJ, and other yummy stuff. It was a great day full of family, friends, food, balloons, and laughter!
Jana must have said something really funny to Amber!
I think this sums it up! Lets eat!!!! Congratulations Amber! We can't wait to meet Maxwell!


  1. Looks like a great shower, and that diaper cake is awesome!

  2. This shower looks like fun! Thanks for your comment. Yes, Orange Blossom Water is ultra-concentrated. We used 4 oz on our first try and just about did our mouths in! I'm happy to follow you back! Thanks for visiting!

  3. I loved, loved, loved every part of my wonderful baby shower!!! Thank you for putting your heart and soul into everything you do...you certainly know how to make a girl feel extra special...and very much loved!!! I love you dear friend...hugs and kisses!!!

  4. Shower looks really awesome. Can I ask where you got the water bottle labels from and the website address. Thanks