Diaper Baby Shower

Diaper Shower playlist
Throw a sophisticated shower around this everyday baby essential.

Diaper cakes are so easy to make! Watch this video to learn how to make one for your next friend's baby shower. You can buy these tan-colored (and fragrance- and chlorine-free) diapers at seventhgeneration.com.

A Fresh Take

Moms of babe #2 or 3 don't really need most of the baby gear you'd usually see at a first-timer's shower -- but one thing every mom needs is diapers. We love how this idea incorporates a chic all-white palette into a theme that's both gorgeous and useful!
 

Sophie Askew
Sophie Askew

Invitations

Personalize this custom invitation by clicking on the text to edit the name of the mom-to-be and party details. Then print on a color printer using 5x7 photo paper and mail in A7 size envelopes.

Here's an extra touch the guest of honor will thank you for later: This invitation includes a note asking guests to bring a package of diapers for mom-to-be to help her stock up (they might not be as fun to shop for, but there's no question this is one gift she'll use!).
 

Bryan McCay
Bryan McCay

Decor

Maybe you've heard about diaper cakes at baby showers even if you haven't seen one in person yet. They are a tiered, showpiece "cake" made out of rolled baby diapers. And they're becoming popular for good reason. Diaper cakes make spectacular (and truly functional) centerpieces, and they pull double duty as both party décor and a gift for the mom-to-be. Diaper cakes are incredibly easy to make, and you can customize them to match your colors.

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Place Settings

Create themed place cards by fastening diaper pins to the top of simple white place cards, then writing each guest's name below.

Take it one step further with a special diaper-shaped napkin fold.

Step 1: Start with white cloth napkins.

Step 2: Fold your napkin in half so it makes a triangle. Place it fold side up.

Step 3: Fold the bottom point up so it reaches the top of the napkin. Folder the other corners so all three points meet in the middle.

Step 4: Fasten all three points with a diaper pin.

Learn a fun game to play at your next girlfriend's baby shower. Watch as Parents lifestyle contributer Amanda Kingloff shows how to enjoy this activity.

Tina Rupp
Tina Rupp

Food

Go with the party palette by creating an all-white buffet. Keep it easy by serving a white lasagna, which you can make a few days before and freeze.

White Vegetable Lasagna
Prep: 20 minutes
Bake: 40 minutes

For dessert, offer guests slices of dreamy, homemade coconut cake.

Paula Carson's Coconut Cake
Makes: 12 servings
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 7 minutes
Bake: 25 minutes

Courtesy of TheKnot.com
Courtesy of TheKnot.com

Favors

Fill clear jars and glass canisters with an assortment of all-white candies -- jelly beans, gum drops, butter mints, Jordan almonds, meringues, yogurt-covered pretzels -- whatever the mom-to-be's faves are. Candies with a foil wrapper -- like Hershey's Kisses -- also look elegant mixed in with the white. Set out scoops and give your guests white bags to fill with candy as a sweet send-off favor.

Playlist

Jennifer Sbranti is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of HostessWithTheMostess.com, and author of the HWTM Daily Blog.

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