Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Winnie the Pooh Diaper Cake Giveaway Winner!


Our Winnie the Pooh diaper cake giveaway ended last night & we have a winner! I just wanted to thank everyone that participated. I loved hearing all of your great comments and hearing which diaper cake was your favorite.

The winner of this gorgeous 4 tier diaper cake is Sarah Coulsey. Congratulations Sarah. Please send your shipping info to me at maria-at-alexandersplayroom-dotcom.

I enjoyed this giveaway so much that I'm considering doing one on a regular basis. It probably won't always be as big as a diaper cake but I'll make sure it's something cute! So check back often for a chance to win some cute baby stuff!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Unique Baby Gifts for the Holidays

Looking for a unique baby gift for that new little person in your life? Check out these baby gifts that are sure to delight the baby as well as the new parents!


Those little feet don't need shoes yet but these adorable baby socks that look like shoes will be the perfect fit. The frilly Mary Jane styles are too cute to pass up! For boys the All Star Athletics is designed to look like little laced up sneakers. My favorite, the Pink Gym Shoe Socks for girls.



These soft cuddly baby blankets will make the perfect holiday gift. The Cuddle Me baby blanket from Mullins Square is so luxuriously soft I want to use it myself!






They come in pink, blue, or yellow and have cute appliqued designs of a teddy bear, heart, or duck. You can also get the matching hooded baby bath towel.

This Nursery Rhyme embroidered baby quilt comes in an adorable "lullaby luggage" case and will be a keepsake for years to come. The blanket is embroidered with classic nursery rhymes in pastel colors.



Baby developmental toys are stimulating and make a fun gift.



One of my favorites, Learning Shoes on Little Feet is an entertaining and colorful baby toy that teaches baby six dressing skills.

Baby bath tub toys make a great gift and make bath time enjoyable.




Julia Needs a Bath and Wayne Needs a Bath help baby learn about getting clean.



Don't miss a chance to enter our Winnie the Pooh diaper cake giveaway. There's only five days left.

Happy holiday shopping!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Baby's First Christmas: Holiday Baby Gifts

The Christmas season is approaching quickly. Wondering what kind of gift to get for baby's first Christmas? Check out these adorable gift sets, gift baskets, and holiday diaper cakes.



If you are planning a baby shower these Christmas and winter themed diaper cakes will make a great gift or baby shower center piece.

The reindeer diaper cake is decorated with candy cane striped ribbon and has an adorable reindeer sitting on top.

The Merry Christmas diaper cake is decorated with plaid ribbon and features Baby Gunds Snuggles on top.



How about a Christmas gift that has something for baby as well their big sister or brother? The Lil' Gingerbread man baby & sibling gift set features a cute bodysuit for baby, a Gund Christmas tree puzzle for the older sibling, and a Ty Red Dog for them to share.



For an unforgettable baby keepsake this My First Christmas ornament is the perfect gift. It includes an adorable baby onesie and the stand to hang the ornament.



With all these great choices it's easy to find the perfect holiday gift for baby's first Christmas! Happy holiday shopping.

Don't forget to enter our Winnie the Pooh free diapercake giveaway.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A Unique Homemade Baby Gift

If you want to give a homemade baby gift that is unique as well as useful, then checkout Kaboose. This site has all kind of interesting information on parenting, food, & my favorite - crafts.




I found this adorable baby bottle cozy that is simple to make and doesn't need a lot of supplies. What I like best about it is that it gives the baby something stimulating to focus on while eating.

You can decorate the bottle with tons of different items. This is truly a unique baby shower gift that the expecting mommy will love.

Take a minute to check out this great site to find tons of interesting and helpful information.

Don't forget to enter our free Winnie the Pooh diaper cake giveaway.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Free Winnie the Pooh Diaper Cake Giveaway Contest!

We are finally ready to celebrate the makeover of our website! After weeks of hard work, it is finally done. To celebrate we are having a contest to give away this gorgeous Winnie the Pooh Diaper Cake!


This custom diaper cake is 4 tiers high and is decorated with a plush Winnie the Pooh blanket, security blanket, Burt's Bee's baby skin care products, & more! It's decorated with neutral colors so will make a great gift for either a baby boy or girl, as well a beautiful baby shower center piece.

The contest starts at 12:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on December 1, 2009 and ends at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on December 15, 2009. You can have your name entered multiple times depending on how many different places you promote our giveaway or our website.

Here's how to enter this great giveaway:

1.Visit our site's diaper cakes page to take a look at our exquisite designs. Then come back here & post a comment telling us which one you like best. Your name will be entered into the drawing for our giveaway.

2. Promote the Winnie the Pooh diaper cake giveaway on your website or blog with a link to "Baby Shower Diaper Cakes"
(a href="http://www.alexandersplayroom.com/all-baby-diaper-cakes.html"). Then add a comment on this post with a link to the promotion.

3. Promote the Winnie the Pooh diaper cake giveaway on your Myspace page, Facebook page, or Twitter with a link to this post. Then add a comment on this post with a link to your page. Your name will be entered for each mention of the contest.

4. Promote the giveaway on Stumble Upon or Digg with a link to this post. Then add a comment on this post with your Stumble or Digg name and / or URL.

Make sure to leave us a link in your comment to where you promoted our Winnie the Pooh diaper cake giveaway and / or website. You will only be entered if we can verify the post. You will be entered for each promotion of our contest. So if you visit our site & post a comment here for your favorite diaper cake, plus promote it on Myspace & Facebook you will be entered three times.

This contest is opened to United States entrants only. We will be announcing the winner on December 16, 2009 on our blog & Twitter. Good luck!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

JP Lizzy Diaper Bags 1 Day Sale!

Don't miss out on our special one day sale of all JP Lizzy diaper bags. This special 20% off sale is only 1 day starting at 12:00 a.m. Monday, 11/30/09, & ending 11:59 p.m. Monday. So make sure you stop by to get one of these stylish diaper bags at a great discount.

These versatile, roomy diaper bags will make a great baby shower gift or Christmas gift for the new or expecting mommy. Or just buy one for yourself :) JP Lizzy diaper bags are made with us moms in mind. Lots of room, quality materials that stand the test of time (and our children's grubby little hands!), and fashionable styles & colors.






Don't forget to take advantage of our free shipping on all orders over $75.00.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Classic Dr. Seuss Nursery Decor


One of my favorite childhood books is the classic Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat. The stories are unique, colorful, and easily inspire young readers. I have enjoyed introducing my son to the Dr. Seuss collection.

Now your baby can enjoy the colorful characters from the Dr. Seuss books in their nursery. Trend Lab Baby introduces their line of adorable Dr. Seuss nursery decor featuring characters from The Cat in the Hat and the ABC Book.

The collection includes Dr. Seuss crib bedding sets, toddler bedding, window dressings, wall decor, bibs, burp cloths, & more. Designed in bright colors with the adorable Dr. Seuss characters we all loved from childhood.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Free Diaper Cake Give Away! Winnie-the-Pooh Diaper Cake

I've haven't had much time to make any new posts lately because my website is being redesigned. It has been keeping me busy. I wasn't expecting it to be this much work!

To celebrate the newly designed website and our 4th year online, I am planning a free diaper cake give away. Hopefully within the next couple of weeks all the bugs will be worked out of the website and everything will be back in place.

As a thank you to all our loyal customers and followers this gorgeous one of a kind 4-tier Winnie-the-Pooh diaper cake will be given away to one lucky winner!




This diaper cake includes:

80 pampers swaddlers size 1 diapers
1 plush Winnie the Pooh blanket with satin backing (this blanket it luxuriously soft & just gorgeous)
1 Winnie the Pooh security blanket (on the top tier)
1 Winnie the Pooh receiving blanket
1 Burts Bees Baby Bee getting started kit (includes travel size buttermilk lotion, shampoo & wash, apricot baby oil, diaper ointment, buttermilk soap bar, buttermilk bath, dusting powder, comb)

It has a golden tulle covered base and will be wrapped in white tulle with ribbon and a gift tag.

The diaper cake is done in neutral colors so it will make a great baby gift or baby shower centerpiece for either a boy or girl.

Check back in a couple of weeks for details on how you can win this gorgeous Winnie-the-Pooh diaper cake.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

JP LIzzy Designer Diaper Bags

JP Lizzy makes some of the most stylish diaper bags I have ever seen. I am so excited about adding this fantastic line to my site.

These designer diaper bags are for more than just diapers. They are so versatile and stylish that you can use them for just about any outing. They include lots of pockets, are made with a microfiber wipeable fabric, and have practical features such as metal feet, magnetic closures, and matching changing pads.

There are many styles and colors to choose from for just about everyone's personal taste. Popular designs include polka dots, pink and brown, and blue and brown for today's trendy mom.





The best thing about JP Lizzy's diaper bags is the price! These high quality tote bags are definitely afforable and will stand the test of time.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Asian & Latin Baby Shower | Pink & Brown Baby Girl Shower

After 10 years of being a couple my brother-in-law and sister-in-law decided to take the next big step and have a baby. Our family is very excited and impatiently waiting the arrival of their baby girl in October.

Of course, I insisted on planning their baby shower for my first niece. My sister-in-law is Asian and our family is Latin. They wanted a couples baby shower and we wanted to make sure it wasn't too girlie so the guys wouldn't feel uncomfortable.

We decided to do an Asian themed baby shower with Latin food. Pink, brown, and sage were the baby shower theme colors.

I found an adorable "Good Luck" baby shower invitation online with lanterns and cherry blossoms. I changed the file to a jpeg and then changed the background color to sage. Then I bought some white card stock at Michael's Crafts and printed the invitations. They came out beautiful and were very unique.



My sister-in-law didn't want to go overboard with the Asian decorations. So we just used a few decorative candles to tie into the theme and these hanging swirl baby shower decorations. These beautiful cherry blossom candles and lucky elephants were the perfect addition.




I used mini Chinese take-out favor boxes in pink and green and personalized favor tags with a cherry blossom design for baby shower favors.



The baby shower favor boxes were filled with homemade fortune cookies dipped in white chocolate and sprinkles. I had my brother-in-law and sister-in-law come up with some cute fortunes for the cookies. They were adorable and delicious. So much better than store bought cookies.



My Preppy Pink Diaper Cake was used as the baby shower centerpiece. Although it did not have any Asian accents on it I tied in the shower theme colors of pink and brown.



For dessert I made a cupcake tower. I used the cupcake stand I made (see previous blog post for directions) for my daughter's baby shower and redecorated with pink, brown and sage.



The cupcakes were dressed in these adorable Cupcake Cuddlers. They really gave the cupcakes that extra special touch. I call them evening wear for cupcakes!






We played a couple of typical baby shower games - tummy measure game, to see how big my sister-in-laws belly was, and these cute scratch-off games.

It ended up being a fantastic party. It was the perfect mix for their Asian & Latin themed baby shower. Everybody had a great time including the guys!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Butterfly Baby Shower: Baby Girl Shower Theme

My beautiful granddaughter, Angelina Lucia, was born on Friday, 7/17/09.

My daughter wanted a butterfly themed baby shower. I took a few simple and cost effective items and came up with this beautiful butterfly baby shower.



Everything was pink and purple and accented with butterflies. It was very girlie! I made her this beautiful 6 tier diaper cake which was basically my 4 tier butterfly diaper cake with a couple of extra tiers. It was made with approximately 200 diapers and decorated with butterfly themed baby items.



I did two different baby shower favors with a butterfly theme.



These printable candy bar wrappers were really easy to personalize and I tied them in with the theme by adding butterfly and heart stickers. They are available in pink, blue, and multi color.



I also used these baby girl favor boxes and added a small hanging butterflies to tie into the theme. The butterflies were actually a fringe that I found at a fabric store. I just cut the butterflies off of the ribbon and attached them with a glue dot inside the box. These baby shower favor boxes are so cute and can be filled with candy, mints, or a small travel candle. They are also available in blue with a sailboat or green with a star decoration.



For dessert I made cupcakes with these adorable sugar crafted butterflies. I found these edible cupcake decorations at Shopbakersnook.



I displayed them on a cupcake stand that I made. I found a great tutorial on making your own cupcake stand. It was easy to make and I decorated it to match the butterfly theme.





As for decorations and tableware, I went to a local party supply store and found butterfly themed tableware and the adorable hanging decorations you see in the background.



It turned out to be a beautiful butterfly themed baby shower!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Baby Shower Diaper Cakes: A Unique New Baby Gift

If you are looking for a unique new baby gift for a baby shower, consider choosing a diaper cake. Diaper cakes make a practical gift that the new parents will love. Besides being a practical gift a diaper cake is a unique baby gift.

One thing all new parents need are diapers. What better way to fill this need then with a diaper cake?



Diaper cakes come in many sizes and can be made with just diapers and ribbon or decorated with useful baby accessories.




When choosing a diaper cake there are a few things you want to take into consideration:

  • What size diapers is the diaper cake made with? Most of the time they are made with size 1 and/or size 2 diapers. Size 1 diapers usually fit 8 to 15 lbs. and size 2 fit 12 - 18 lbs.

  • What kind of baby accessories is the diaper cake decorated with? Are they items the parents can actually use?





  • If you are going to a baby shower, the diaper cake can be made to match the theme. It also makes a beautiful baby shower centerpiece.


So if you want to bring a unique new baby gift to the next baby shower you attend, make it a diaper cake. You can't go wrong and it's guaranteed to be the new parents favorite gift!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Planning a Twins Baby Shower - Choosing Baby Shower Favors

Choosing baby shower favors for a twins theme is no different then any other party. If you want to stay within the "twins" theme you can be a little creative by putting together favors that represent two of items that go well together or just two of the same item.

If you want to make homemade baby shower favors for your party consider purchasing favor boxes or organza bags and filling them with some of these items:

  • Travel-size body wash and lotion

  • Nail polish and lip balm

  • Two movie theater tickets

  • Trial-size coffee pack and a wrapped cookie



There are tons of two peas in a pod favors available online if you are planning on using this theme.



Another idea is to choose personalized baby shower favors. A cute label or tag with the twins theme can be personalized to add to your baby shower favors.



Personalized candy bar wrappers are also another choice that is inexpensive and cute. It's a great way to give your guests a sweet treat!



No matter what favors you choose for your twins baby shower keep in mind that you want to give your guests a gift that they will use and appreciate.