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    Ok my cousin is holding my baby shower on the 29th of this month which is next Sunday, to help her out a bit I thought Id help find some ideas for games, food etc all information you can give me welcome....


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    Hi Becky,

    Check out this article - Baby Shower Games.

    Also, here is a recent thread on baby showers.

    HTH!

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    Hey Melinda thanks for that.

    I have been searching the net as well and thought Id share my results for anyone else looking for the same thing ....

    1. Pin the diaper on the baby -
    using a large posterboard and a magic marker, draw a large picture of a baby. On a separate piece of paper, draw and cut out a picture of a diaper (or bottle, pacifier, rattle, etc) and stick double sided tape on the back. Blindfold your guests and have them try to stick the bottle on the baby's bottom. The person closest to the intended target wins.

    2. Pin the diaper on the baby boy -
    This is a gag game, so make sure mom-to-be is in a mood to be messed with before attempting. Set the game up the same as above, only this time ask mother-to-be (or daddy-to-be or anyone else you'd like to play a joke on) to go first. After putting on the blindfold, have someone sneak up on mom and spray her with a small water gun, to prepare her for the "surprises" we get when changing a baby boy's diaper!

    3. Bottle bowling -
    Set up 10 baby bottles in a triangle shape starting with 1 in the front (might work best in a hallway type area). Give guests a tennis ball or other small ball, and have them try to knock down all 10 "pins". Person with the best score wins.

    4. Bottle ring toss
    Take the nipple rings off several baby bottles. You can either set up some sort of container (like a baby bathtub) and have guests toss the rings into the container from a fair distance away, or make it horseshoe style by having them try to toss the rings around a bottle nipple (very difficult!)

    5. Stuff your shirt
    Award a prize to the person who can fit the most balloons under their shirt (don't blow the balloons up too full for this or you might not get many people fitting more than one).

    6. Pregnant belly races
    After having guests stuff their shirts, as mentioned above, have them race around the yard while not letting any balloons fall out.

    7. A day in the life of mom - Also known as Distractions
    Give guests a series of challenges to complete (diaper the baby, fold laundry...) and have guests shout out distractions (such as the phone is ringing, dinner is burning, the baby woke up). Time the guests to see who completes their challenges the quickest.

    8. Feed the baby
    Hilarious game, especially at couples showers. Have one partner be "the baby" and the other partner be the parent. See who can feed an entire jar of baby food, using a small spoon, to their partner the fastest. For added laughs, make the "parent" hold the spoon in their mouth while playing and make them hold their hands behind their backs! You'll want to take pictures of this one!

    9. Balloon pop/action
    Write different actions on several small pieces of paper (such as eat a jar of baby food, or drink soda from a baby bottle). Insert the papers inside a balloon, and then inflate the balloon and tie. Have guests pop the balloons by sitting on them then complete the challenges inside. If you would like to make teams, have one person pop the balloon and the other person perform the action. You may time the guests to determine a winner.

    10. Craft making -
    Have guests decorate t-shirts/onesies for the baby using puff paints and markers, or have them put together a scrapbook for baby.

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    11. Baby hot potato
    Played the same as the traditional hot potato game, only using a baby doll or stuffed animal as the potato. Start a timer and have guests pass the baby around the circle, and whomever is holding the baby when the timer sounds is out. Last person in the game wins.
    Variation - instead of having the person holding the baby be out of the game, make them give a bit of advice, or tell a special memory about the parents-to-be

    12. Baby song musical chairs
    Musical chairs, to baby music! You'll need to get a cd/tape of baby music beforehand, and have a tape/cd player handy. Set up less chairs in the middle of the room than you have players, and have them walk in a circle around the chairs while you play the music. Abruptly stop the music and have guests scramble for a seat. Those left standing are out of the game. Remove one chair after each round and award a prize to the last person left in the game.

    13. Pack your bags
    Have guests compete to see who can pack a diaper bag (or luggage bag) with many different baby items the quickest.

    14. Charades
    Always a party hit! Write down baby themed actions (such as changing a diaper, burping baby, baby's first doctor visit) on small pieces of paper. Fold and put in a hat. Have guests take turns drawing an action out of the hat, then trying to act them out appropriately. You can play in teams if having a couples shower, or simply award points to the people who guess correctly.

    15. Carve a baby
    Give each guest a small piece of soap and a dull carving utensil (knives can be dangerous). Have them do their best job at carving a baby out of the soap bar.

    16. Don't drop baby (water balloon toss)
    Definitely best as an outdoor game. Fill up water balloons (several for each guest) and have each guest pick a partner (great for couples parties). Partners take turns tossing the water balloons back and forth trying not to drop them. Prize awarded to the couple who goes longest without dropping all their babies.

    17. Scavenger hunt
    Have guests hunt around for a list of baby items. First person/team to return all the items wins.

    18. Pass the pacifier
    Give each guest a pencil/pen. Instruct guests to put the pencils in their mouths, and keep their hands behind their backs. Place a pacifier (the kind with the loop) on one players pencil, and have the players pass the pacifier from one person to another, around the room, without using their hands. If a player drops the pacifier, they are out of the game. Winner is the last person left in the game.

    19. Pass the bottle
    Played like the game above, however guests transfer a baby bottle around the room with the bottle under their chins or between their knees.

    20. My water broke
    Give each guest a water balloon, and have them place the balloon between their knees. Pair guests into teams if desired. Have the guests run or walk without dropping their water balloon. Once a balloon is dropped, that player/team is out of the game.

    21. Teddy bear kiss
    Pass a teddy bear, or baby doll, around the room and have each guest kiss the bear. After everyone has kissed the bear, have them kiss the mom to be in the exact same spot they kissed the bear.

    22. Diaper stacking
    Have guests compete to see who can stack diapers the highest without them toppling.

    23. Pins in rice
    Hide very small safety pins in a bowl of rice. Without looking, have guests try to pull as many pins out of the rice as possible.

    24. Time capsule
    Instruct guests to bring an item to the shower for baby's time capsule. Have guests write a letter, and place their item in the time capsule, then put away for safekeeping until baby is older.

    25. Diaper races
    Have guests race to see who can properly diaper a baby the fastest while blindfolded.

    26. Be the baby
    Choose one guest, usually the father-to-be, to be the baby. Have guests take turns performing actions such as dressing/feeding/burping the baby.

    27. Plant a tree
    A simple activity. Have guests pitch-in to plant a tree in baby's honor. Very nice to watch the tree grow along with baby.

    28. Watermelon baby
    Have enough watermelons on hand for each guest or per team. Provide things such as markers, tape, glue, paper, scissors, fake hair, etc. Have guests decorate their melon and award a prize for the best baby.

    29. Belly Casting
    Allow guests to participate in making a belly cast for mom, and help decorate the finished product.

    30. Pictionary

    31. Bottle drinking races
    Have guests race to see who can drink soda/water from a baby bottle the quickest.

    32. Bobbing for pacis
    Fill a large container with water or substance such as pudding or oatmeal. Place several pacifiers inside the water/mixture and without using their hands, have guests try to retrieve as many as possible with their mouths.

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    Now one thing that I am planning on doing at my baby shower is I will have little form for each person that comes to fill our with things such as..

    Your Name...
    What date do you think bubs will be born?
    How much will he weigh?
    How Long will he be?
    Was the U/S right do you think bubs is a boy?
    What colour eyes do you think he will have ?
    etc
    etc
    etc
    Please write a short message for mum and bub or something...

    I will collect these all up and have them put in a scarp book (which one my cousins is making for bub, but you can make your own of keep elsewhere) and then look back on them all once bubs arrives to see who was the closest.

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    Baby Shower - Suggestions for nibbles

    Desert Type Ideas

    Princess Torte


    Ingredients

    2 - 9inch vanilla cakes cooked and cooled
    2 packages of vanilla pudding mixed and chilled
    1 qt heavy whipping cream
    1 12 oz can almond paste
    Green food coloring
    Strawberry jam
    1 tsp Vanilla extract
    1/3 cup sugar

    Directions-

    Cut the two cakes in half throwing away the top piece of one cake. This should leave you with 2 bottom pieces and one top. Layer them with jelly and set them aside. Take the heavy whipping cream, a teaspoon of vanilla and a ½ cup of sugar tossing them in the mixer. Mix on high till the cream turns firm. Take the cream and layer it over the strawberry jam, place the 3 layers of cake onto one another. Mound the pudding in a pile onto the top layer in the center. Take the remaining whipped cream and place it on top of the pudding. Spread it all over the top of the cake (leaving the mound of pudding). Set in the fridge. Take the almond paste and kneed in green food coloring (you can use any color that goes with your theme). Once the coloring is evenly mixed place plastic wrap over the counter place the paste on the plastic wrap. Smash it down the best you can with your hand. Place a second piece of plastic over the top of the paste and roll out till it will be able to drape over the whole cake. Once it's over the cake crimp bottom of the paste to make a nice look. Garnish with fresh fruit.

    Dirt with Worms and Rocks Pudding


    Ingredients

    1 tub whipped topping
    10 chocolate cookies with a cream center
    1 packet vanilla pudding
    1 pack gummy worms
    1 cup chocolate chips

    Directions -

    Toss cookies in a blender and crush. Add to the whipped topping and vanilla pudding. Toss in a hand full of chocolate chips and worms. Stir together and enjoy.

    World's Best Carrot Cake


    3 cups grated carrots
    2 cups all-purpose flour
    2 cups white sugar
    2 teaspoons baking soda
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    4 eggs
    1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
    1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla
    3/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. In a large bowl, combine grated carrots, flour, white sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Stir in eggs, oil, 1 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, 3/4 cup chopped pecans. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.Cover with a store bought cream cheese or butter creme frosting

    Watergate Salad


    Ingredients

    1 package instant pistachio pudding mix
    1 can crushed pineapple, with juice
    1 cup mini marshmallows
    1/2 cup chopped nuts any kind (pistachio is best)
    1/2 container frozen whipped topping, thawed

    Directions -

    Make the pudding. Pretty simple toss all together in a large bowl. Serve cold

    Butter Cookies( for cut outs)



    Ingredients -

    1 cup white sugar
    1 cup butter softened
    3 eggs-white
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon pure vanilla
    2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

    Directions -

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix together all of the ingredients. Roll out dough to 1/8 inch thick. Cut out with cookie cutters. Bake for 10 minutes on buttered cookie sheet.

    Dip type ideas


    Bleu Cheese Dressing


    Ingredients

    2 cups mayonnaise
    1/2 pound crumbled bleu cheese
    1 tablespoon cooking sherry
    1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
    1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    Half and Half

    Directions -

    In a bowl, mix mayonnaise, blue cheese, sherry, pepper, and garlic powder. Gradually add half and half until it reaches the thickness you want.

    Spring Dressing


    Ingredients

    1 cup mayonaisse
    1/2 cucumber -cubed
    1 teaspoon lemon or lime juice
    1 clove garlic
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon pepper

    Directions -

    Toss all in a blender and blend till smooth. Serve chilled.

    Honey Mustard


    Ingredients

    1 cup vegetable oil
    2 cups honey
    1/2 cup lemon juice
    1/4 cup dijon mustard

    Directions -

    Combine the vegetable oil, honey, lemon juice and mustard. Blend with a wisk till smooth.

    Crab and Artichoke Dip


    Ingredients

    3 artichoke hearts cooked and cut in fourths
    2 packages cream cheese softened
    4 ounces crab meat
    1/4 cup onions
    1 clove garlic
    1 teaspoon lemon juice

    Place artichoke hearts, crab, onions, garlic, and lemon juice in a food processor until chopped fairly small. Add cream cheese and blend until smooth.Let chill for at least an hour.

    Fruit Dip


    Ingredients

    1 tub whipped topping
    1 small jar marachino cherries chopped fine
    1 cup mini marshmallows
    1/2 cup chopped nuts (any kind will work)
    1/2 packet of Cherry gelatine mix

    Directions -

    Mix together gelatine and whipped topping set aside and chill. After it thickens add marshmallows and nuts. Let chill for an hour and serve with fresh fruit.

    Fruit Dip 2

    1 jar marshmellow cream
    1 8 oz pkg. cream cheese
    1 small container cool whip
    1 small pkg. jello

    Mix with mixer and chill.
    Thank you Laura Kaye for this delicious recipe!

    Spinach and Artichoke Dip


    Ingredients -

    4 cloves of garlic
    1 package spinach
    1 can artichoke hearts, chopped
    1 jar alfredo-style pasta sauce
    1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
    1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
    1/2 package cream cheese softened

    Directions -

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees Roast the garlic till soft. In a baking dish, spread the roasted garlic, spinach, artichoke hearts, alfredo-style pasta sauce, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese and cream cheese.
    Cover and bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until cheeses are melted and bubbly. Serve warm with your choice of toasted breads. I found that baguettes sliced thin and baked for 3 minutes covered with olive oil and salt and pepper do very nicely.

    Guacamole


    Ingredients -

    4 avocados peeled and pitted
    1 Lime, juiced
    1/4 Chopped spanish onion
    1 Tomato finely chopped
    Salt and pepper to taste

    Directions -

    Take the avocados and toss them in a food processor with the lime juice. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix till smooth, stir in onion and tomato. Toss in the fridge for an hour, serve chilled.

    Good Old Fashioned Salsa


    Ingredients

    2 chile peppers roasted
    5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    1 onion, finely chopped
    1 tablespoon white sugar
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
    1 can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers
    1 can whole peeled tomatoes

    Directions -

    Place chile peppers, garlic, onion, white sugar, salt, ground cumin, diced tomatoes and green chile peppers in a blender or food processor. Chop using the pulse setting for a few seconds. Mix in whole peeled tomatoes. Chop using the pulse setting to obtain desired consistency. Transfer to a medium bowl. Cover and chill in the refrigerator until serving.


    Appetizer ideas

    Ham and Cheese Puffs

    1 tsp. baking powder
    8oz. cream cheese
    1 egg yolk
    dash of salt
    large underwood devil ham
    mayonnaise
    pepperidge farm regular sliced bread

    Mix baking powder, cream cheese, egg yolk and salt together until smooth. Cut bread into small rounds. Spread thin layer of mayo on rounds, then deviled ham, then cream cheese mixture. Freeze. Bake from freezer at 375 degrees for 12 minutes.
    Thank you Laura Kaye for this delicious recipe!

    Quesadillas



    Ingredients-
    1lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, stripped
    1/2 spanish onion, sliced
    1 green pepper cut into strips
    2 cups salsa
    1 package shredded cheese
    1 dash chili powder
    5 large tortilla shells (soft)


    Cook the chicken, onions, and peppers in a skillet. When the chicken is cooked completely through, set aside. Continue to cook the onions and peppers until soft. To prepare shells add (in the center) the cheese, chicken, salsa, onions, peppers and a dash of chili powder (for a bit of a kick). Fold the tortilla in half and place on a baking sheet for 5-7 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Once the shells are crisp, cut them into small strips.
    Sometimes a cheese sauce is a wonderful addition to this dish.
    For cheese sauce. Take 1 small box of chedder cheese and melt it over low heat, add half and half to thin it down a bit, add chili powder for some extra taste and serve over the pieces.


    Sausage Balls


    1 pound hot sausage
    2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
    2 cups biscuit mix
    2 tablespoons grated onion
    1 teaspoon poultry seasoning


    Combine all ingredients and mix well. Roll into 1-inch balls. Place on baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees, for 20 minutes.


    Deviled Eggs


    12 eggs
    1 teaspoon paprika
    4 tablespoons mayonnaise
    1 teaspoon mustard powder
    1/4 teaspoon vinegar


    Hard boil the eggs and allow to cool. Peel the eggs and cut long ways in half. Remove the yolks and put them in a bowl. Mix the egg yolks, mayo, mustard, and vinegar, blending until smooth. To add a nice touch to the eggs take the yolk mixture and put it in a pastry bag using a decorative tip. Squeeze the yolk mixture into the egg top it off with a sprinkle of paprika. Serve cold.


    Pinwheels


    1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
    1/4 cup crisp bacon, crumbled
    1/4 cup margarine, softened
    2 tablespoons green onions chopped
    2 10 inch flour tortilla wraps


    In a small bowl, stir together cheese, bacon, margarine, and onions. Spread each wrap with mixture. Roll the wraps tightly and add toothpicks to hold it. Cut each wrap into evenly proportioned slices. Place on a bake sheet and broil till cheese melts.


    Pine Nut Pizza


    5 Pitas
    1 cup toasted pine nuts
    1 pack fresh spinach
    8oz feta cheese
    3 sun dried tomatoes
    1 tablespoon heavy cream


    In blender, mix half and half with the spinach and cheese. Blend till its fairly smooth. Spread on the pita, cover with pine nuts and tomatoes. Top with more cheese and toss in a oven till the cheese melts. Cut the pitas into slices like you would any other pizza, serve hot.


    Drink & Punch Ideas


    Pregnancy Punch

    4 liters of Sprite
    1 gallon of Rainbow Sherbet (I have heard that using rainbow makes an ugly color so you might want to experiment)

    Take a half gallon of sherbet and place it in the punch bowl. Add a 2 liter of Sprite to the punch bowl and as it melts break off bits of the ice cream. Freshen up as necessary with additional Sprite and Sherbet.

    Kool-Aid Punch


    2 cups sugar
    2 quarts of water
    2 packages of kool-aid cherry or strawberry
    1 quart of ginger-ale
    1 48-ounce of pineapple juice

    Mix all ingredients, except ginger-ale. Add ginger-ale just before serving. Make an ice ring out of cherries, oranges, or lemons.

    Green Shower Punch


    2 liters of ginger-ale
    1 gallon of lime sherbet

    Add sherbet to bowl and then ginger ale to taste.

    Strawberry Punch

    1 3-liter Sprite or Ginger-ale
    2 8-ounces packages of frozen strawberries
    1 1/2 gallon cherry limeaide sherbet

    Place frozen strawberries and sherbet in bowl and then add sprite or ginger-ale.

    Fruity Sherbert Punch

    1 gallon sherbet (any kind)
    2 gallons of fruit punch

    Combine in punch bowl.

    Hawaiian Punch Punch

    Hawaiian Punch
    Sprite

    Mix together with about 2/3 being Hawaiian Punch or to taste.

    Blue Punch/Pink Punch

    1 64fl. oz can of Hawaiin Blue Punch
    1 32fl. oz of Sprite or 7-up
    2 pkgs of blueberry lemonade or blueberry punch kool-aid
    2 cups of sugar
    1/2 gallon of water
    1/2 gallon of vanilla ice cream or sherbet

    Mix sugar with water, kool-aid, punch, and ginger-ale or 7-up. Keep chilled until right before serving, then add ice cream or sherbet.

    This recipe can be made pink by substituting the blue kool-aid and punch pink punch and pink lemonade.

    Pink Punch


    1 pkg. strawberry drink powder mix
    1 pkg. raspberry drink powder mix
    1 can frozen orange juice
    1 can frozen lemonade
    1 qt. ginger-ale

    Dilute drink powder mixes and juice with water according to package directions; chill. Add ginger-ale just before serving.

    Pink Lemonade


    Ingredients -

    1 cup sugar
    12 fresh lemons
    1/2 gallon spring water
    Grenadine-(non-alcoholic-please check lable)
    1 grapefruit

    Directions -

    Juice the lemons, and mix in the sugar. Juice the grape fruit and add it to the lemon mixture. Pour in grenadine for color and add the spring water. Serve over ice.

    Fruit Slush


    Ingredients

    1 can of frozen orange juice concentrate
    1 can of frozen lemonade concentrate
    1/2 gallon of Spring water
    1 pack cherry gelatin
    1/4 cups sugar
    Ice

    Directions -

    Take the gelatin and mix it with heated spring water. Set in the fridge and allow to set till firm. Take the frozen concentrates and and blend till smooth. Take the firm gelatin and blend into the concentrates. Crush the ice and mix well serve right away.

    Shirley Temple


    Ingredients -

    2 liters lime-lemon flavored soda
    Grenadine (non-alcoholic please check lable)
    maraschino cherries

    Directions -

    Mix 6oz of grenadine per 2 liter of soda. Add cherries. You can serve in a punch bowl with ice for a nicer look.

    Virgin Daiquiri


    Ingredients

    1 bag Frozen Strawberries
    2 tablespoons grenadine (non-alcoholic-please read lable)
    1 tablespoon sour mix
    1 tablespoon sugar

    Directions -

    Toss it all and a blender till smooth. Keep cold till time to serve.

    Mock Champagne


    Ingredients -

    1 liter of club soda
    1/2 Liter of White Grape Juice
    1 Liter of Gingerale

    Directions

    Mix all 3 together and serve chilled over ice. Very refreshing for those hot summer days.

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    Baby Shower Cakes
    Ingredients
    6 oz softened butter
    4 oz superfine sugar
    2 eggs
    8 oz cornflour
    1 teaspoonful baking powder
    1 tablespoonful milk
    Half a teaspoonful of vanilla essence
    Pink food coloring
    blue food coloring
    This recipe will make approximately 28 baby cakes in patty pans

    Instructions
    Beat together the butter and sugar until it is of a creamy consistency. Adding the eggs one at a time beat the mixture well. Next add the milk and the cornstarch and beat for a further five to ten minutes.
    Add to this the baking powder and the vanilla extract and mix together thoroughly. Divide the mixture in half and put one half in a different bowl.
    To one bowl add enough pink food coloring to make the mixture look a definite pink and mix. To the other bowl add enough blue coloring to make the mixture look a definite blue and mix.
    Put one generous teaspoonful of the pink mixture into 14 patty cases and one generous teaspoonful of the blue mixture into 14 patty cases. Lightly sprinkle superfine sugar on the top of the cakes then bake for approximately 20 minutes at 375°F

    Of course if you know if the baby is a girl or a boy then you can make all the baby cakes blue or all the baby cakes pink.

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    This is sort of more like a gift idea I guess or may be if you were hosting a shower for someone else here is a good idea for you


    How to Make a Diaper Cake.
    A diaper ‘cake’ not only makes a great centerpiece but is also a useful and practical gift for the mom-to-be.

    How many diapers you will need will depend on how many tiers you would like the cake to be. But as a general guide you will probably need about 50 newborn disposable diapers for a three tier cake.

    It’s up to you if you would like the printed motif to show or not. The cake could be decorated with baby blue or baby pink colored ribbons or with pale lemon or mint green ribbons.

    Some little baby items can also be used to decorate the cake. For example a pacifier, rattle, hair brush, bib, teething ring and little socks or booties.

    The cake can then be topped with a small teddy or other soft toy, rubber ducky or a baby’s bottle or something of your choice.






    How to Make a Diaper Cake Type 'A'
    Ingredients
    Disposable newborn diapers
    Rubber bands or yarn
    An empty paper towel roll (you’ll only need the tube) or a tall baby’s bottle
    Lots of ribbon (narrow and wide)
    Little baby items eg. pacifier, rattle, hair brush, bib, teething ring, little socks or booties
    A small soft toy, rubber ducky or a baby’s bottle to top the cake, or something of your choice
    A large cardboard disc covered in aluminum foil or baby gift wrapping paper, or a cake board or suitable tray.
    A spoonful of patience or possibly an extra pair of hands

    How to Bake the Diaper Cake
    Begin by rolling as many diapers as you think you may need and securing with a rubber band, narrow ribbon or yarn. You can always roll and secure a few more if you find you haven’t done enough. Then stand the diapers vertically around the base of the paper towel tube.

    Hold in place by tying a length of narrow ribbon or yarn around them. Around this first circle of diapers stand a second row of rolled and secured diapers, and hold these in place as before.

    Repeat this process until this cake layer, or tier, is the size you would like, firmly securing around each row. So that in effect you have circles within circles.

    How to Make a Diaper Cake Type 'A'
    (Continued}


    For the second tier, starting next to the paper towel tube and on top of the first tier, stand more secured and rolled diapers, securing the completed circle as before.

    Continue as for the first tier, securing around each complete circle of diapers with ribbon or yarn until the second tier is completed, this should be smaller than the first tier.

    Repeat this process for the third tier, making this layer smaller than the previous two layers. Then wrap a length of wider ribbon around each completed tier.

    This will not only help to keep the layers in place but will also hide any rubber bands, or yarn that you may have used in securing the diapers.

    Decorating

    To decorate the cake tuck little baby items into the wide ribbon, and top the cake with something suggested in the ingredients or with something of your choice.
    note: You may find it easier to secure the paper towel tube onto the middle of the cake base first, and work upwards. This will also help as a guide to the size of the first tier



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    How to Make a Diaper Cake Type 'B'
    Ingredients
    Disposable newborn diapers
    An empty paper towel roll (you’ll only need the tube) or a tall baby’s bottle
    Rubber bands or yarn
    Little baby items eg. pacifier, rattle, hair brush, bib, teething ring, little socks or booties
    A small soft toy, rubber ducky or a baby’s bottle to top the cake, or something of your choice
    Lots of ribbon (narrow and wide)
    A large cardboard disc covered in aluminum foil or baby gift wrapping paper, or a cake board or suitable tray.
    A few drops of patience or possibly an extra pair of hands

    How to Bake the Diaper Cake
    Begin by unfolding the diapers. Wrap a diaper around a paper towel tube or baby’s bottle. Secure firmly with a rubber band, yarn or ribbon. Then take a second unfolded diaper and wrap this around the first, again securing firmly. Continue to wrap the unfolded diapers around each other, securing as necessary until the first tier is the size you would like. Then tie ribbon or yarn firmly around the completed tier.

    How to Make a Diaper Cake Type 'B'
    For the second tier, starting next to the paper towel tube and on top of the first tier begin as for the first tier, wrapping an unfolded diaper around the paper towel tube and building up the size of the layer by wrapping the diapers around each other.

    This second tier should be smaller than the first. Repeat this process for the third tier, making this tier smaller than the previous two tiers. Then wrap a length of wider ribbon around each completed tier. This will not only help to keep the layers in place but will also hide any rubber bands, or yarn that you may have used.

    How to Make a Diaper Cake Type 'B'
    To decorate the cake tuck little baby items into the wide ribbon, and top the cake with something suggested in the ingredients or with something of your choice.
    note: You may find it easier to secure the paper towel tube onto the middle of the cake base first, and work upwards. This will also help as a guide to the size of the first tier.

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    AND the answers to the questions everyone wants to know

    When is the best time to hold a baby shower?

    It is more traditional for the shower to be held at sometime before the birth. It is usual for a baby shower to be held perhaps a month or two before the birth. In which case it is preferable that the gifts should be those related to newborn babies and in neutral colors.
    However in recent times it has been quite usual for some showers to be held a month or two after the birth. Sometimes this can be more appropriate if the mother is having a difficult pregnancy or her religion discourages celebrating the baby's birth beforehand.
    Holding the shower after the baby is born has the advantage that you can be sure that the gifts can relate to the baby i.e. girl or boy.
    In either case it is a good idea not to hold the shower too near the anticipated birth date as the mother's health may not be good enough for her to enjoy or even take part in the games or activities. Also the baby could of course arrive late or prematurely.

    Is it usual for a baby shower to be held only for the first baby, or can one be held for a second or third baby, especially if say the first baby is a boy and the later baby is a girl?

    Traditionally a baby shower is only held for the first baby, but the modern view is that baby showers can be held for subsequent babies as every baby’s birth is a cause for celebration. It might be a good idea if the person who is intending to host the shower asks the potential guests how they feel about holding a second or third shower. If most people seen keen with the idea then why not have one.

    Gifts for the shower are best aimed at being the more useful everyday items that the baby may need and maybe not quite as expensive as those given at a first baby shower. For example diapers, bibs, bottles, formula, receiving blankets and onsies.

    If the second or third baby is not the same sex as the original child, or if there has been a considerable lapse in time between the births the mother may not still have the original clothing and equipment it may be particularly appropriate to hold a subsequent shower, often called a sprinkle.

    But please do remember that the idea of holding a baby shower is of course not just about giving gifts but is also a social event and it is a good excuse for friends and family to get together and to celebrate the birth of a baby.

    Who should organize and host the baby shower ?


    Traditionally the baby shower was thrown by a friend of the mother but these days anyone can hold a baby shower, including relatives and coworkers.

    Of course more than one person can share the duties of throwing the shower, provided of course they can cooperate with each other.


    I am having a baby shower held for me in a month's time and I am wondering whether or not it will be expected that I give shower favors to the guests?


    In many areas it is not expected that you give baby shower favors although in others where it is expected then it will probably be an inexpensive item. The price of a shower favor would probably depend on the value of the gifts which you are expecting your guests to bring.
    Check out with other people in your area as to what is normally done. In some areas it would be the correct shower etiquette to give favors whereas in others it will be sufficient for your guests to be to fed and entertained

    How many people should be invited to a baby shower ?

    The usual number would be between ten to twenty people or more. This will be dependent on the size of the accommodation of where the shower is to be held and how many people you know in the area. You may want to hold a small baby shower before the birth and another but larger one after the birth.

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    Invitation Poem


    Please come to a Baby Shower
    Please arrive at the appointed hour.
    With your reply please don't wait;
    Don't even think to hesitate.
    Please say yes or you'll be missed
    And we'll check your name on our list.>

    Please come see
    The mom to be.
    Our Baby shower will be the best,
    So come along and be our guest.


    You're invited to a Baby Shower
    To take place at the appointed hour.
    Please check your diary as soon as poss'
    And against the date please put a cross.
    If you are free on that date
    An early reply we'd appreciate.
    Please don't dilly
    And please don't dally,
    Because food and guests we must tally

    A baby shower I am hosting
    An invitation I am posting
    So come along and celebrate
    If you’re free on that date
    Come and join in all the fun
    Food and games for everyone

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