Finally, I can dish! (and, exhale……..ahhhhh) I’ve had to hold this one in for the ENTIRE WEEK, and all the while I was bursting at the seams with pride. Someone get Martha on the line and tell her KITTY IS CRAFTY too!
I made my first diaper cake for a co-workers baby shower, and I am going to take the next few minutes of your time to toot my own horn. The absolutely, positively best part is…and I MUST tell you this in advance to keep you interested….are you ready for this one?….It is drinkable. Oh yes, I’ve managed to smuggle in alcohol for the mommy-to-be’s pleasure. At the center of this adorable display of Pampers wrapped with cutesy ribbon and tissue paper is a bottle of champagne to celebrate baby’s arrival.
I can’t really take full credit here. I must cite my sources of inspiration and detailed instructions found on the web. It started like this….
Last year when I was expecting, my coworkers put together the most incredible work shower for me. Actually, this shouldn’t even have qualified as a work shower….I was spoiled rotten with an elaborate surprise in my boss’s beautiful home, with lots of generous gifts and fun memories with dear
Fast forward to now… As soon as I learned that another surprise office shower was in the works for someone else, I wanted in. Although I’m not very close with this mommy-to-be, I wanted to pay it forward and here was my chance. And party? (blowing on my fingernails) That’s my specialty.
I scoured the internet for inspiration and discovered HWTM’s Momma Bird free printables. Free is fabulous. And to really make it shine, I came across the perfect centerpiece: an HWTM Diaper Cake complete with cutout birds. Our theme is set and we’re ready to go.
…..screeeeeech. Stop. The guest of honor is SCARED OF BIRDS. Oh no, not just a little afraid. Come to find out, she has a true phobia of these little chirping feathered friends. This was a fear only Alfred Hitchcock could dream up, but now it was messing with my mojo….and Lord knows, you just can’t mess with Kitty’s party planning.
My party contribution was crushed, but I licked my wounds and carried on. We worked around the loss of theme with little time to go, and we kept it simple. I was only able to salvage a couple of the free printables for decor, but had to crop out the little bird silhouettes as to not throw the expecting mommy into a panic attack. (But as anyone who’s experienced childbirth knows, at 38 weeks today, she may have actually thanked me for the push towards contractions.)
That fabulous diaper cake? That was just NOT going to be sacrificed. HWTM’s version was my true inspiration, but it was Alpha Mom’s narration, complete with step-by-step pictures, that knocked it out of the park. I’m not going to give you the gory details, but I definitely suggest that you check each out and give it a whirl for the next baby shower that you’ll be attending. Take it from me, a new mommy, the champagne itself will win the prize.
Congrats again, Susy. I am so thrilled for you to join the mommy club, and I can’t wait to swap new mommy stories with you soon after your little bundle arrives! xo
Oh, before I forget. Here is my crafty creation. Not bad for a diaper cake virgin, eh?