Diaper Cake DIY and Inspiration

Diaper cakes are a very popular way to decorate for a baby shower AND gift the new mother to be with a lot of diapers at the same time!  I’ve found some great inspiration and DIY tutorials to share today!  They aren’t as hard to put together as you might think!

First, a little inspiration… my sister is a crafting queen, and she made this lovely diaper cake for one of her best friends.  Isn’t it gorgeous?  I like the total DIVA-ness of this, and how it reflects the personality of the mom-to-be with flowers and bling… there are no baby rattles or stuffed animals attached, yet still… it’s for the baby too!

 

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Here is beautiful, photo step-by-step Diaper Cake tutorial, from Sweetaprils.  I love, love the fondant idea and look!

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From momaroo, another fab DIY post about making a diaper cake.  Very simple and elegant – and lots of variations can be made with ribbon choices!

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Another cute idea is to make MINI Diaper cakes, as centerpieces for multiple tables.  Check out this DIY mini diaper cake tutorial from BCheniful:

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And I can’t write about Diaper Cakes without including a link to these amazing creations, also from Sweetaprils…Motorcycle Diaper Cakes!  Yep – she’s going to walk you step-by-step, using pictures, on how to make this!

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Very Hungry Caterpillar Baby Shower

Today’s theme is FULL of color and fun!  I’ve found a ton of inspiration for baby showers based on the very popular book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

From Make Life Lovely, an incredible post full of FAB “hungry caterpillar shower” ideas!  Love the wood rustic stands for fruit and more!

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School teachers designed a Very Hungry Caterpillar shower for their co-worker, from Talented Terrace Girls.  What a great idea for poms!

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And speaking of great ideas, check out THIS caterpillar design, from That’s So Cute.  There are some great photos in the album, so be sure to click over!  Great Very Hungry Caterpillar party ideas!

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And from Catch My Party, another great photo album full of caterpillar goodness! There are 50 fabulous photos to look through – filled with inspiration!

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Cherry Blossom Parties

I love, love, LOVE cherry blossoms.  Several years ago, I was able to go to Washington, DC in spring to SEE the gorgeous cherry blossoms of that area… and I’ve been in love ever since. Today, I’m bringing you some lovely cherry blossom PARTY ideas!

From Bump Smitten, an incredible baby shower, with a cherry blossom theme:  The cherry blossom diaper cake is beautiful!

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Click on over to Creations by Kara for a fab DIY Cherry Blossom tutorial!  These beautiful faux cherry branches are oerfect for party decor… or anytime!

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Martha Stewart has a great recipe for Spring Shower Almond Petite Fours, in cherry blossom theme!  She includes the source for the lovely gum-paste cherry blossoms that grace each bite!

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And while this isn’t specifically Cherry Blossom… I think the PINK Popcorn recipe from Cravings of a Lunatic would make a PERFECT snack at a Cherry Blossom themed event:

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And finally, we offer some amazing cherry blossom favors in the Diva Entertains shop:

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Boy Baby Shower – Mustaches and Ties, Oh My!

I don’t know if you are aware… but mustaches and neck ties are the new “IT” thing when it comes to baby boy baby showers.  I have found some super cute ideas for you with mustaches and neck ties… and blue, blue, blue!

Check out the super sweet pics in the “Little Man Baby Shower” photo album on the Hostess blog:  There are 16 pics to scroll through.

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I found cute printable mustaches from PaperSeed – she has them for cute novelty pics with baby, but you COULD use them as party favors or party “wearables” for your baby shower guests too! She has lots of fun mustache styles

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Here’s another great round of pics and ideas for a Mustache Baby Shower, from the Frosted Petticoat:

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And we can’t forget the ties, man!  Look at the bow-tie pics from this “little man” baby shower, from Gabriela and Belle.  They did some adorable necktie favors too!!

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And a super cute photo album for a little gentleman baby shower, from the Hostess blog: 9 fun pics to scroll through!

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Lastly, check out this Baby Shower Checklist from Parents.com – so helpful!

Spring Baby Shower Ideas

We have another post with Spring Baby Shower ideas HERE, but you can never have enough inspiration, so it’s time for another spring time post, don’t you think?

First, from the Hostess blog, a lovely “Happy Trails” Spring Baby Shower… love the pastel desserts buffet! I just LOVE that ruffled cake, don’t you?  Want to try to make one? Here’s a link to a pretty pink pastel ruffle cake.  It’s a bit of work but the result is gorgeous (it’s pastels on the inside too)!

It doesn’t get more “spring-like” than Peeps, and you have to check out these peeps spring-time bouquets from Simply Living and Loving – perfect for a baby shower centerpiece:

 

The Hally Household has some lovely ideas for a spring baby shower, and she shows off a fabulous diaper cake, here. You’ll want to read through her post because she shares some great ideas! Also, want instruction on how to make a diaper cake?  This link provides 15 diaper cake tutorials – just click into each one to see how it is done.  GREAT instructions and photos, all step by step.

And from Somewhere Splendid, check out all the wonderful ideas with this whimsical crafty spring baby shower:

Theme Thursday – Purple and more purple! (and a little leopard too)

We have more customer photos to share again today, and I decided to make it a “Theme Thursday – Purple Style”, since the photos are from a purple themed wedding and a purple themed party.

First up, one of our products was featured in Baltimore Bride.  The pictures and wedding features are fabulous – please do click through to enjoy. Thanks to Meaghan and Pete, and to Irene, mother of the bride, for sending us these fab photos.  The artwork featured in our product below is by artist Robert McClintock.

Love these purple clothes pin touches…

And secondly, very special thanks to Chanae at Event Executives in Boston for letting us be a part of their event!

 

For a little more purple, check out this fabulous ruffles and pearls cake from I Sugar Coat It.  Personally the skill to decorate this cake is beyond my capabilities – but I could do something similar with white and purple M & Ms.

And a lovely Purple Picnic reception idea from Project Wedding.  So many little touches with BIG impact

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And one last photo (none purple related)… a special thank you to Minnie C. for sharing THIS fabulous photo of her son at his 7th birthday party and for letting Diva Entertains be a part of his celebration!

Fun Customer Party – Candy Land Baby Shower!

We love our Diva Entertains customers, and we especially love when they send us fab photos of their events!  Today’s post is from a recent baby shower with a Candy Land theme.  Check out some of the AMAZING photos we received from Carmen:

 

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Doesn’t it look like it was an INCREDIBLY FAB shower?  I want Carmen to come decorate for my next event!!

Theme Thursday – Blue and White

It’s time for another Theme Thursday, and today I’ve chosen blue and white themes… these colors together make a wonderful backdrop for winter weddings and events.

From Bentley Meeker comes an incredible display of blue and white.  I especially love the trees as decor.  If you want LOTS of eye-candy, you have to spend some time on their site.

From Blissique, a BEAUTIFUL blue and white bridal shower, with some fab ideas for decorating and favors.  I love the little bits of blue surrounded by white.  So lovely and easy to do!  Perfect for a blue and white baby shower too!

 

How about decorating with branches?  They make such a fabulous touch, and they really aren’t that hard to make!  Check out Save-On-Crafts for the tutorial:

And finally, from the Hostess blog, check out this FAB gallery of Winter Wonderland in blues and whites.  Included in the post are several links to DIY tutorials, so you can re-create a look like this for YOUR event.

NEON Party Theme – Theme Thursday

Did you know NEON is a very popular theme for parties these days?  It probably is the whole “bring back the 70’s” trend that we are seeing… but no matter the reason, NEON is fun and popular.  Here are some great neon party ideas for planning your next bash!

From You are My Fave, some very sweet (and easy) Neon Party Favors.  Click through for a terrific, step-by-step photo tutorial!

From Hey Look, check out the INCREDIBLE Neon and White styled party... white is the perfect color to pair with neon, and this party shows.

Check out the fabulous party gallery on Catch My Party… a neon themed party using DUCT TAPE.  More white and neon!  And of course, peace signs! Make sure when you click through that you then click on the larger picture – that automatically scrolls all 12 pictures.  This is a great party theme for teenagers!


From The Hostess Blog, a stunning Neon theme Bridal shower… I just love, love, LOVE the styling on this one!  So many wonderful little touches to this post – it will spur so many ideas for you!


From Design Sponge, a Neon styled wedding… some great ideas and tips for adding neon to YOUR wedding or event.

And one more DIY project... a Neon Party Garland, from Madigan Made.  Easy, bright, colorful!  Perfect!

Theme Thursday – Red and White Weddings & Parties

We started a new series last week, called Theme Thursday, with a tribute to yellow and gray.  THIS week we are celebrating Red and White together.  Birthday parties, bridal showers, and even weddings – red and white as a theme is hot, hot HOT!

To get us started off with a bang, check out this post from the Ruffled blog – a vintage red and white and black wedding:

And Pacific Weddings shares an INCREDIBLE red and white butterfly theme wedding… scroll through the photos and read their description of how this was styled.  The red bridal bouquet is gorgeous and the little touches of black and red throughout the celebration are knock-out!

I know we haven’t even gotten through Halloween yet, but it’s never too early to start thinking about the Christmas and winter holidays.  From the Hostess blog, a lovely and joyful red and white holiday tablescape for inspiration:

I went back to Living Locurto once again, because she has fabulous printables for $15.95 that are so gorgeous, I had to share!

And finally, from Kara’s Party Ideas, a lovely red and white bridal shower.  Lots of great ideas for pulling reds and whites together… love it!

For more fab pictures and inspiration for red and white parties, go to Google.com/Images and type in, for example:

  • red and white wedding cakes (or ‘red and white cakes’)
  • red and white decorations
  • red and white bouquet

What other ways could you use reds and whites together?  We’d love to hear your ideas!