Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Cuddle Doll Diaper Cakes


Welcome our newest additions - the Pink Cuddle Doll Diaper Cake and the Blue Cuddle Doll Diaper Cake. These unique diaper cakes feature a Sassy Earth Brights Cuddle Doll that will surely become baby's favorite snuggle friend!



Decorated with practical baby accessories this is one baby gift the expecting parents are sure to love! The cute Sassy Earth Brights Cuddle Doll, inspired by nature, combines the warmth, comfort and pleasure of a wooded toy with brightly colored, textured fabrics that encourages baby to see and touch.

The pink version is designed with tonal pink ribbons and accented with lavender bows. The blue version is designed with tonal blue ribbons and accented with white pearl bows. As always they are wrapped in white tulle netting with a gift tag and ingredient card that makes them the perfect newborn baby shower gift.

Don't forget, all of our diaper cakes are eligible for free ground shipping.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Epicuren Baby Skin Care Giveaway Winner

Woo hoo!! We have a winner of our Epicuren natural baby skin care giveaway. Nadez is the lucky winner of the Epicuren Baby Daily Wash.



Congratulations and thanks to everyone that participated!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Holiday Baby Gift Wish List


We have a bunch of cute holiday baby gifts and sale items that you don't want to miss out on!

These adorable Baby's First Christmas Ornament and Baby Christmas Gift Basket would make perfect gifts for that adorable bundle of joy!



Use our baby gift registry to conveniently add your baby gift items and let your family and friends know.

As always, all diaper cakes ship free and all other orders over $75 also ship free.

Happy holiday shopping!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Holiday Baby Gifts Sale!


We are having a huge sale just in time for the holidays! Find that perfect baby gift for the new arrival at a great savings.

Find some great discounts on Trend Lab Baby nursery decor, matching bib & burp cloth sets, hooded baby towels & wash cloth sets, Earth Mama Angel Baby natural skin care products, Mullins Square bibs, burp cloths, and cuddly blankets, as well as cute baby layette sets.



One of the best bargains is the 10 piece nursery decor bedding sets from Trend Lab. The Jungle Jam & Sweet Safari Blue crib bedding set is being specially offered with the matching window valances, crib mobile, picture frames, and an extra crib sheet for a fraction of the price. The 10 piece set would normally cost over $200 but with our special holiday discount they are only $139.95 each.



Check out our Sale Items page for all the great bargains. Plus all orders over $75.00 receive free ground shipping. Don't forget to check out our cute holiday baby gifts which include a selection of diaper cakes, baby gift baskets, baby's 1st Christmas ornament, and a baby Santa suit.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Homemade Baby Shower Favors - What You Shouldn't Give Your Guests


I love creating gifts for my family and friends. I think that something you make yourself really shows them how much you care and appreciate them. Taking the time to research a project, getting all the supplies you need, and putting in your time to create the item. It's so much more personal then going to the store and buying a ready made item. Of course you want to give them something they will absolutely love and put to good use!

Making homemade baby shower favors has become very popular. I can understand that because planning a baby shower can get expensive! So anywhere you can cut costs will add up.

After doing some searches for homemade baby shower favors online, I came across some really cute ideas. Some of them are great gifts for your guests, but others just don't seem appropriate. Those baby wash cloth lollipops are really cute but what will your guests do with a baby wash cloth? Your guests are taking time out of their busy lives to buy you a great baby gift and come to your baby shower. Don't you want to thank them with a gift that they will really appreciate?

Some of these ideas would be great for decorations for your shower but really shouldn't be given as a gift. Here are a few ideas of what you shouldn't give your guests:

  • Baby wash cloth lollipops

  • Baby sock roses

  • Rubber duckies (unless they are rubber ducky lovers)

  • Any kind of baby item shaped candles - carriages, rocking horses, pacifiers, etc. These are cute but do they really go with any one's decor? Save them for decorations. Rather, get the candle tins that have a cover which you could add a personalized baby designed label or decoration.




  • Baby themed photo frames or coasters. Unless they have a baby or small children these probably won't get used.

  • Crystal key chains that are shaped like booties, rocking horses', pacifiers, etc.


All of these items are really cute but they probably won't be used by your guests. Rather then wasting your time and money on gifts that will sit in a drawer collecting dust, try to give your guests a gift that they will want to use.

Here are some good choices for baby shower favors:

  • Edible favors are always a hit. Fill a favor bag or favor box with chocolates, mints, or mini homemade cookies. Drink mix packets, cookie or muffin mix, and mini bags of coffee are another great edible favor. These can easily be decorated with colorful ribbon, personalized labels, or attach a themed favor tag. You can also make cookies using baby shaped cookie cutters. Then decorate with colorful icing.




  • Get some mini scented tea light candles and put them in a decorative organza bag. There are many baby themed bags available at craft stores and online that are economical.

  • Place scented soaps in an organza bag or wrap in cellophane with decorative ribbon and a tag. Again, you can find baby themed shaped soaps online or in craft stores. If you are crafty you can even make them yourself.

  • Seed packets are a great way to celebrate the arrival of a new life! They are easy to plant and when they bloom it gives your guest a little memory of your baby shower.


When shopping for baby shower favors just ask yourself, "Is this something I would use?". If not, don't waste your time. Your guest will appreciate the gift you choose for them as much as you appreciate the one they bought for your baby.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Twittermoms Network

I just happened to come across this great network for moms that love Twitter. Twittermoms is a great site that offers moms a ton of information, a great way to network with other moms, and a place to promote your business and blog. So far I have connected with a couple of new friends and joined a few groups. So if you are looking for a place to make some new friends and business contacts check it out.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Epicuren Natural Baby Skin Care Free Giveaway


A newborn baby's skin is an important part of the body's immune system. Not only does it create a barrier against the elements, the skin contains immune cells and produces antibodies. Protect your baby by using all natural, actively healthy skin care products to support your baby's immune system.

This month we are giving away a free natural baby skin care product from Epicuren Baby! Epicuren Baby, Hollywood's most exclusive skin care company, has teamed up with world renowned baby photographer, Anne Geddes, to create these beautiful products that are a work of art.

Some facts about Epicuren Baby products:

  • Epicuren Baby products are manufactured under solar power which makes them green for the environment and baby's future.

  • They are free from toxic chemicals which makes them healthy for baby's body.

  • They are 75% (or more) organic. Organic ingredients have a more powerful antioxidant rating and stronger skin-nourishing properties.

  • Epicuren packaging is made using recycled or Forest Stewardship Council Certified Papers which means a minimal carbon footprint for a healthier future.



Here's what you have to do to enter our free giveaway:

  1. Visit our site's Natural Baby Skin Care page, then come back here & post a comment telling us which Epicuren Skin Care product you would like to win. Your name will be entered into the drawing for our giveaway.


  2. Get one additional entry for each of the following:

  3. Promote the baby skin care giveaway on your website or blog with a link to "Natural Baby Skin Care"
    (a href="http://www.alexandersplayroom.com/natural-baby-skin-care.html"). Then add a comment on this post with a link to your promotion.

  4. Follow Alexander's Playroom Blog by clicking on the follow button, top left next to blogger search box, or by Google Friend Connect in the right sidebar.

  5. Become a Fan of Alexander's Playroom on Facebook by clicking on the "Like" button at the top.

  6. Follow Alexander's Playroom on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway (you can tweet daily) - Copy & paste:
    Enter to win an Epicuren Natural Baby Skin Care Product http://tiny.cc/xsyey @merry_mama #giveaway

  7. 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.


You will be entered for each promotion of our contest. So if you visit our site & post a comment here for your favorite Epicuren baby skin care product, plus promote it on Twitter & Facebook you will be entered three times. We are only giving away a product from the Epicuren line so please make sure when leaving your comment for which product you would like to win that it does not include any of the other skin care products on the site.

This contest is opened to United States entrants only. The contest ends on Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 11:59 pm eastern standard time. The winner will be chosen using random.org. We will be announcing the winner on November 17, 2010 on our blog, Facebook, & Twitter. Good luck!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Our Newest Unique Baby Gift - Under the Sea Diaper Cake

Welcome our new diaper cake creation to the family of unique baby gifts! The Under the Sea diaper cake is an adorable mix of blue and green baby accessories with a sea animal theme.



The 3 tier diaper cake includes a hooded baby towel with cute sea animals decorating the hood and Sassy Bathtime Buddies bath toys. Each tier is designed with a mixture of green polka dot and aqua ribbon. The "Precious Baby" bib and burp set is sure to be a favorite of the expecting parents!

The Under the Sea Diaper Cake includes:

  • 50 Pampers Swaddlers Size 1 Diapers (fits 8 - 15 lbs.)

  • 1 Hooded Baby Bath Towel

  • 3 Washcloths

  • 1 Precious Baby Bib & Burp Cloth Set

  • 3 Sassy Bath Time Sea Animals

  • 1 MAM Pacifier



It is reasonably priced and as with all of our diaper cakes, ships ground for free. If you are planning a beach themed baby shower, the Under the Sea diaper cake would make a great baby shower centerpiece and an extraordinary baby gift.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Gift Certificate Winner

I am happy to announce the winner of the $45 CSN store gift certificate is Deb. Congratulations and have fun shopping!

Thank you to everyone that participated in the giveaway and leaving all the great comments. Make sure you check back often for more great giveaways.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

You Can Call Me Princess Diaper Cake

We are proud to announce our newest addition to our diaper cakes, You Can Call Me Princes Diaper Cake!




This adorable diaper cake consists of 3 tiers of diapers decorated in pink and purple with a princess bodysuit. It is topped with scrapbook embellishments that can later be used by the expecting parents in the baby's memory book.

Princess Diaper Cake includes:

  • 50 Pampers Swaddlers Size 1 Diapers (fits 8-15 lbs)

  • Flower Hooded Bath Towel

  • You Can Call Me Princess Bodysuit (size 0-3 months)

  • 3 Wash Cloths

  • 1 MAM Pacifier

  • Scrapbook Embellishments



The You Can Call Me Princess Diaper Cake is reasonably priced at $65.00 and includes free ground shipping. It would make a practical and unique baby shower gift for a newborn baby girl and a spectacular diaper cake centerpiece for a princess themed shower.

Free Baby Shower Game Book

Get a free baby shower game book with any $25.00 baby shower party supplies order made by October 31st!

These cute game books are the perfect way to jump start your baby shower. Game books include 10 baby shower games that can be played with up to 12 people. Includes detailed game directions and rules. Choose from Hugs & Stitches, Nursery, or Soft Moments (all books include the same games).





Games included in book:

  • The Big No-No

  • Get The Picture

  • How Well Do You Know the Mom- to-Be

  • Baby Faces

  • Baby Bingo (includes 12 playing cards)

  • Baby Letter

  • The Memory Game

  • Pass the String

  • Famous Parent/Child Pairs

  • Limerick/Poem Contest



To receive your free baby shower game book your order must total $25 before shipping charges are added. Offer expires October 31, 2010.

Once you have placed your order, send an email to sales(at)alexandersplayroom(dot)com and let us know which book you would like added to your order.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Unique Baby Gifts

The holidays are right around the corner and soon it will be time for that mad rush to get everyone on your list the perfect present. If you are looking for practical baby gifts that are unique then you are sure to love these adorable new styles from Baby Aspen!




These unique baby gifts are so cute I had a hard time choosing a favorite! But after careful consideration, I have to say my favorite are the Mr. Sock T. Pus & Mrs. Sock T. Pus plush octopus gift set.



It comes with 4 pairs of adorable socks and a plush octopus toy for baby. This great gift set is not only practical, the octopus has crinkle features that are developmentally stimulating for baby.


















If you are looking for a keepsake gift for baby then you have to check out the classic pram ceramic plate. It's available in blue or pink and can be personalized with baby's name and birth date. This is a gift the parents will cherish for a lifetime.




These adorable baby sleep sacks come in a choice of a ladybug or owl and are just too cute! This is one gift the parents will definitely love. Wearable blankets can be used in the place of receiving blankets and comforters, so parents can feel confident that baby is sleeping safely.




There are so many more, I can't list them all! Stop by the store and check out all of the new unique baby gifts.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Baby Nursery Room Decor Ideas & Free Giveaway


Today's choices for decorating your child's room is simply amazing! There are so many designs and styles to choose from that range from cute character designs to posh modern bedding styles.

With so many choices, what's a mother to do? Should you go contemporary, whimsical, bright and fun, or vintage? Well, that really depends on what kind of statement you want to make with your baby's nursery or toddler's room.

Here's a few things to keep in mind:

  • Remember it's a child's room. You want it to be inviting and comfortable for your child. Not a museum where you are concerned about things getting ruined or broken.

  • Color plays a big part in our mood, including children. The colors should be fun but at the same time soothing. Keep the really loud colors for the playroom. This site offers great info of how color affects our mood.

  • Try to keep the nursery decor simple and inexpensive. As your child grows and their interests change it will be easy to change your decor.

  • Be creative. Look for things around your house that you can use to design your child's room. Make Baby Stuff.com had some great nursery decor ideas using everyday items from around the house.


Now to get you started on decorating your child's room we are having a give away! One lucky winner will receive a $45.00 gift certificate that can be used at any CSN store. You can find a list of stores at www.csnstores.com/ourstores.asp. So if you want to use your gift certificate to buy something for your baby's nursery you can, or you can use it on yourself! It's your choice.

Here's how you can enter to win:

  1. Visit our site's , then come back here & post a comment telling us which set you like best. Your name will be entered into the drawing for our giveaway.
    Get one additional entry for each of the following:

  2. Promote the $45 Gift Certificate giveaway on your website or blog with a link to "Alexander's Playroom"
    (a href="http://www.alexandersplayroom.com/"). Then add a comment on this post with a link to your promotion.

  3. Follow Alexander's Playroom Blog by clicking on the follow button, top left next to blogger search box, or by Google Friend Connect in the right sidebar.

  4. Become a Fan of Alexander's Playroom on Facebook by clicking on the "Like" button at the top.

  5. Follow Alexander's Playroom on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway (you can tweet daily) - Copy & paste:
    Enter to win a $45 Gift Certificate http://tiny.cc/q8tl5 @merry_mama #giveaway

  6. 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.


You will be entered for each promotion of our contest. So if you visit our site & post a comment here for your favorite crib bedding set, plus promote it on Twitter & Facebook you will be entered three times.

This contest is opened to United States entrants only. The contest ends on Sunday, October 10, 2010 at 11:59 pm eastern standard time. The winner will be chosen using random.org. We will be announcing the winner on October 13, 2010 on our blog, Facebook, & Twitter. Good luck!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Imprintable Baby Shower Invitations


We recently added the cutest imprintable baby shower invitations to the website. Personalized baby shower invitations have really become popular but they can be costly. More people are looking for economical ways to do-it-yourself. If you are one of those people these imprintable baby shower invitations are for you.





You can get the professional look of a personalized baby shower invitation without spending a fortune. The invitations are available in many adorable styles and are easy to use. All you have to do is setup the margins in your word processing program, create your baby shower invitation message, and print. It's as simple as that.



Your guests will be so impressed with these imprintable baby shower invitations and you will save a ton of money that can be put toward planning the rest of your baby shower!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New Baby Gift Registry!

We are happy to announce that our baby gift registry is now active! We have been working on adding the gift registry over the summer and it is ready for all you expecting mommies to add your favorite baby products from our site to your wishlist.

The gift registry is easy to setup and use. There are detailed baby gift registy instructions for both the expecting parents and gift buyers.

Besides using the registry for a baby gift list, you can also use it to help your party hostess plan your baby shower by adding items from our extensive selection of baby shower favors, invitations, and tableware. We have added many new designs and themes.

So what are you waiting for? Check out our new gift registry and start shopping!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Baby Animals Diaper Cake Free Giveaway

Don't miss the chance to win one of our new Baby Animals Diaper Cakes. Stop by Blissful Bee Blog to read the awesome review of our store and enter the free giveaway.

Baby Animals Diaper Cake Giveaway

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Unique Baby Gifts - Baby Animals Diaper Cakes

We just finished designing our newest baby animals diaper cakes. These adorable diaper cakes make a unique baby gift and are great for a baby shower centerpiece.

The Baby Ducks Diaper Cake is designed with an assortment of cute ducky baby items including a soft hooded bath towel that is perfect for newborn babies. The neutral colors make it a perfect baby gift for either a boy or girl.



The Baby Bear Diaper Cake includes a soft & cuddly Baby Gund "Need a Hug" bear, as well as practical baby items. Also designed with neutral colors, it would be an exquisite gift for a baby boy or baby girl.



If you are planning either a ducky themed or teddy bear themed baby shower, either one of these diaper cakes would make a fantastic table centerpiece!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Father's Day Craft Ideas for Toddlers

I can't believe Father's Day is right around the corner. I have been searching for easy crafts for Alexander to do for his dad. I found some great ideas that are really simple for toddlers and you don't need a lot of supplies.

Familycorner.com had a quite a few craft ideas but these were my favorits:

This keychain is really simple and can easily be modified to reflect dad's favorite interest. Such as substituting the footballs for golfballs.



I really love this salt dough paperweight, it's a great craft for any age. I was having some trouble linking to the web address (as with the one below also), so just copy and paste into your browser to get there.

http://www.familycorner.com/family/kids/crafts/dad-rocks-salt-dough-paperweight.shtml



Parents.com had this adorable desk organizer that would make a great gift for dad's desk.

http://www.parents.com/holiday/fathers-day/crafts/desk-organizer-for-dad/



You can find a whole list of great crafts by age at DLTK Kids. This cute mobile is so versatile. If you really want to get crafty, you can change the designs to reflect one of dad's interests or use little pictures of your child rather then shapes.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

$50 Gift Certificate Giveaway Winner!

Thanks everyone for participating in our giveaway. I loved reading all of your nursery crib bedding choices. The winner of the $50 CSN store gift certificate is Nelsby. Congratulations & have fun shopping!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Unique Nursery Room Decor & Free Giveaway for a $50 Gift Certificate

I love decorating and thoroughly enjoyed finding unique nursery room decor ideas for my baby boy's (not much of a baby anymore!) room. In my search I found some adorable wall sconces, lamps, crib bedding, and wall decor that I thought I would share.

One way to give your baby's nursery a unique look is with wall sconces. Especially if you are decorating a baby girls nursery. Wall sconces can range from a classic style to a modern, contemporary design. Here are a couple of my favorites that would be a beautiful addition to your nursery decor.





Nursery lamps are not what they use to be! There are some beautiful & unique styles that can easily be matched to your nursery decor. The Garden Party lamp with its adorable polka dot & ruffle shade is a great addition to any little girls room. My little boy loves cars and this Go Car Go lamp fit right into his room decor. If you are a fan of paisley, the Paisley Splash is available in lime (pictured) or pink.





I love the style of nursery crib bedding sets that are available today. I just don't remember having such unique designs available when my three grown children were babies. The designs and color choices available make it easy to decorate your baby's or toddlers nursery. Some of my favorites are the Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat & ABC bedding sets, and the Chibi Zoo set from Trend Lab Baby.





Of course you can't leave the nursery walls bare! The choices of baby nursery wall decor is mind boggling. From unique wall art to beautiful fabric memory boards, it makes it really hard to choose. My favorites were these fabric memory boards, growth charts, and wall banners.





Now for the really good part. We're having a giveaway for a $50 gift certificate that can be used at any CSN store. You can find a list of stores at www.csnstores.com/ourstores.asp. So if you want to use your gift certificate to buy something for your baby's nursery you can, or you can use it on yourself! It's your choice.

The giveaway starts today, May 19, 2010 and ends on Friday, June 11, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. You can have your name entered multiple times depending on how many different places you promote the giveaway or our website.

Here's how you can enter to win:

  1. Visit our site's baby crib bedding, 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.
    Get one additional entry for each of the following:

  2. Promote the $50 Gift Certificate giveaway on your website or blog with a link to "Alexander's Playroom"
    (a href="http://www.alexandersplayroom.com/"). Then add a comment on this post with a link to your promotion.

  3. Follow Alexander's Playroom Blog by clicking on the follow button, top left next to blogger search box, or by Google Friend Connect in the right sidebar.

  4. Become a Fan of Alexander's Playroom on Facebook by clicking on the "Like" button at the top.

  5. Follow Alexander's Playroom on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway (you can tweet daily) - Copy & paste:
    Enter to win a $50 Gift Certificate http://tiny.cc/98wqn @merry_mama #giveaway

  6. 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.


You will be entered for each promotion of our contest. So if you visit our site & post a comment here for your favorite crib bedding set, plus promote it on Twitter & Facebook you will be entered three times.

This contest is opened to United States entrants only. We will be announcing the winner on June 14, 2010 on our blog, Facebook, & Twitter. Good luck!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Baby Shoe Socks Giveaway

Don't miss out on our giveaway on Momma in Flip Flops 2 blog. We are giving away 1 set of either Garden Party or Let's Go to the Park baby shoe socks. These socks are so adorable and great addition to baby's wardrobe.






Enter at Momma in Flips Flop 2 blog post Alexander's Playroom Giveaway. Hurry, contest ends May 14, 2010.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Homemade Baby Shower Favors Ideas

In today's economy we are all looking for ways to save a little bit of money. Planning a baby shower can become very expensive. A good way to keep to your budget is to make homemade baby shower favors.

There are tons of cute favor boxes and organza bags that come in popular baby shower themes. These can save you a lot of money and can be filled with a sweet treat for your guests.


Mini Cello Favor Bag Kit





Mini Paper Favor Bags Kit





If you are crafty, here are a couple of ideas from the website, Plan the Perfect Baby Shower. They are both easy to make and inexpensive.

This adorable homemade favor bag uses patterned paper that can easily be matched to your baby shower theme.




For a yummy treat, make these simple Rice Krispie Treat lollipop favors. You only need a few ingredients and can also easily be matched to your theme.




Remember, keep your baby shower favors simple and give your guests something they are sure to love.