Category Archives: Showers/Parties

My “Tangled” Birthday Goal for Holden

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Since Holden’s birth 11 weeks ago, I’ve been rekindling my romance with Disney, playing the Disney Pandora station nonstop and singing along for my little girl. I’ve missed out on the more recent Disney flicks, so last night I decided to watch “Tangled.” So cute. And it gave me an idea.

Every year, on Rapunzel’s birthday, her parents (and the entire town) send golden lanterns into the sky (Rapunzel was kidnapped; it’s their way of sending a message, etc. etc.)

Tangled Golden Lanterns

How cute would it be to do something similar for my own daughter’s birthday? How about every year, we fill our backyard with luminarias to celebrate her birthday, Tangled-style? Will I actually do it? Who knows, but it’s fun to dream.

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Diaper Sprinkle for Baby #2

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For a friend’s second baby, we threw a “Diaper Sprinkle.” This was her second boy so she was all set on clothes and gear. We divied up diaper sizes (N, 1, 2) alphabetically according to first name. Now mommy’s all set for several months!

ps – as a new mom, I now realize how much it must suck to have to unroll all of the rolled diapers in a diaper cake, so I went with fanned diapers in a motorcycle.

A Wine-Themed Bridal Shower

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A wine-themed bridal shower for Kelly and Geoff:

“Mister or Miss?” Baby Shower

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Well aware of my love for mustaches (and cupcakes!), my family and friends threw me a “Mister or Miss?” themed baby shower! The gender is a surprise – will it be mustaches or luscious lips?

Chalkboard Tableware

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Looking for inexpensive tableware that looks great and makes for fun times at the table? Let me introduce you to the joy that is chalkboard spray paint.

I used the Rust-Oleum Chalkboard spray paint (from Home Depot) on some cheap-o plate chargers from The Dollar Tree and on some empty wine bottles used as centerpiece accents. Add some chalk to the table and let your guests go to town!

How to Make a Diaper Cake

Voila! You have a super cute diaper cake that was easy to make (no one has to know!)

Voila! You have a super cute diaper cake that was easy to make (no one has to know!)

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Diaper cakes make for a super cute baby shower decoration and gift for a mom-to-be.

I prefer the rolled diaper method, as opposed to the fanned diaper method. I usually buy a box of diapers that contains about 84-96; depending on the size of the cake you build, you may have some diapers left over to give to mom. I will usually buy size two or three diapers so that the cake can be used as a decoration for a bit before the diapers come into use.

Here’s how I build a 3-tiered diaper cake: