Friday, February 6, 2009

A baby shower idea to share....





A friend recently asked me about some ideas for a baby shower. I did this one last year, and thought it turned out so cute. I thought I'd share in case some of you out there need a good idea for a baby shower theme. This is my Rubber Duckie shower theme.....and it came together SO easily. First of all I made a diaper cake for the centerpiece. While I didn't make a tutorial for putting it together, let me just assure you that it was pretty simple. I took the tiniest little diapers and rolled them, then tied them with a little curling ribbon. I could have taped them, but I didn't because I wanted them to be usable. I just started making them into a large circle....and tied the first layer with another large amount of curling ribbon. Then I made another layer, just a smaller diameter, to place on top. For the third layer, you can always put a bottle or some baby item in the center and put the diapers around it. Then I just stuck in a few other baby items in between the diapers and "Voila" my centerpiece was done, and the new mommy had a pack of diapers to take home, along with some really cute rubber duckies and toys.

Next I made the Sugar Cookies. I actually had the duckie cookie cutter already. So I made them and iced them with blue and yellow icing. She wasn't sharing what gender the baby was if she actually knew, so we went with bright colors.My sugar cookie recipe is a Wilton recipe, and it works well because you don't have to chill the dough. I guess I'm pretty impatient, but chilling the dough is never my favorite part! You can find the recipe. And the icing is such that it dries shiny and hard and you can stack the cookies without messing them up! LOVE that
At this particular shower, women from my church brought the food, and it is always very delicious! There are some great cooks at my church! We had breakfast casseroles, some coffee cakes or breads, and fruit. The little sugar cookies were served also. It was a very fun party!

11 comments:

Domestic Designer said...

What a cute idea! I actually have to help give a baby shower soon and I just may suggest that we use your theme. Thanks for the ideas!

jenjen said...

Great idea! I love those little duck cookies. So cute!!!!

Have a happy day!

Jen

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Such a cute idea!

Manuela

Lana said...

Now that is a good-lookin' party! Duck cookies are so fabulous - did you make or buy? And the diaper cakes are always such a great centerpiece. Kudos and thanks for giving us all a great party idea!

southern queen bee said...

Yes can you believe at the hotel we are staying in they will give you a fish for your room at check-in LOVE IT...

Controlling My Chaos said...

Way cute. I love rubber duckies. I have an entire bathroom decorated around them.

Shop Without Money Sisters said...

I've been hunting around for a cute "diaper" cake idea to make for a baby shower - that is one I could definitely create. I would love to see a bigger picture of it. Also, I don't know if it's just me but all the writing under the pictures are in a symbols font.
Heather

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Suzanne, this is the cutest idea for a baby shower. My dd and I have discussed this after I told her about your rubber duckey theme. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Those cookies AND diaper cake are sweet as can be!!

Bella said...

Suzanne, why on earth am I seeing the text in the post in webdings? Bizarre!!!

southerninspiration said...

I have no idea what ya'll are seeing....my font looks normal. Wonder how I can get rid of this? Anyone know?

Suzanne

ann said...

I understand totally...ann