Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Summer Special 20% Discount on Baby Gifts & Shower Supplies

I hope everyone is having a great summer! During the summer I don't blog much while Alexander is out of school. It's hard to find the time! I can't believe the school year is right around the corner.

Alexander's Playroom is offering a summer coupon special. Receive 20% off your total order of all merchandise including our diaper cakes, unique baby gifts, baby shower supplies, nursery decor, & more!

Just enter the coupon code SUMMER at checkout to receive your discount. Don't miss out, the offer expires 8/31/11. Plus as always all diaper cakes ship free and all other orders over $75 also ship free.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New Baby Sleep Sacks - Unique Baby Gifts

If you are truly looking for a unique baby gift that the expecting parents will absolutely love, check out these adorable baby sleep sacks!

These cute wearable blankets come in three unique designs - Ladybug, Night Owl, or Monkey. Designed with a 100% cotton interior and plush fabric on the outside, easy-open and close snaps at the shoulders and a zipper on the bottom for quick access.

Baby sleep sacks keep baby warm and comfortable and can be used in the place of receiving blankets and comforters, so the new parents can feel confident that baby is sleeping safely.

Too cute!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

New Baby Diaper Cakes

Introducing our two newest additions to the diaper cake family:

Simply Purple Diaper Cake

This simply elegant diaper cake would make a great baby shower gift for a baby girl. It is decorated with sheer purple ribbon and bows, and accented with a pastel green ribbon with purple flowers.

Baby Lambs Diaper Cake

This limited edition diaper cake makes a practical baby shower gift and centerpiece for a baby lamb themed shower.

Both of these diaper cakes are reasonably priced and are practical unique newborn baby gifts the new parents are sure to love!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Edible Baby Shower Favors

If you are looking for a unique edible baby shower favor idea check out these adorable pacifier cookies. You can find the recipe at designergirl007.

They are really easy and inexpensive to make. All you need is fudge covered Oreo cookies, lifesavers, jelly beans, coating chocolate (a Hershey's bar will work), and ribbon (optional). You can also tie themed baby shower favor tags to the pacifiers with the ribbon.

Simply cute! Can't wait for my next baby shower to make these.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Easy Baby Shower Decoration Idea

These tissue paper flowers are a great baby shower decoration that is easy and economical to make. They can be used in several ways to decorate your tables, as a centerpiece, and add a bit of color to your party.

Here's the supplies you will need:

  • Tissue paper - multiple colors and/or prints

  • Thin ribbon, pipe cleaners, or floral wire

  • Scissors

You can make them in multiple sizes, it all depends on the size of the tissue paper. Also, the fullness of the flowers depends on how many sheets of paper you use.

  1. Cut the tissue paper to desired size. I cut the paper to 10"x15" for the mid-sized flowers, and cut that size in half for the smaller ones.

  2. Layer 5 - 7 sheets of tissue paper, depending on how full you want the flower to look. For the large flowers, use 8 - 10 sheets. You can alternate the color layers or if you want a specific color on the outside, like the purple and green ones, put that color on the bottom of the stack.

  3. With the stack of tissue paper facing lengthwise, make 1" folds, like if you were folding into a fan.

  4. Tie in the middle with a length of ribbon (if you are going to hang them, make sure to leave enough length). You can also secure with pipe cleaners or floral wire. You could then place them in a vase or decorative themed containers, like bouquets.

  5. Cut the edges into points. Begin to separate the layers of tissue one at a time, gently pulling toward the middle. If you have it layered with a specific color on the outside layer, you would work out toward that layer.

The flowers can be hung from the ceiling in varying lengths, placed in decorated glass bowls, or in a vase to create a bouquet. You could also use tissue paper that has a printed design to work into your baby shower theme.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Bumble Bee Baby Shower Ideas

If you are looking for a cute baby shower theme that is perfect for a
Spring or Summer baby shower, check out these unique ideas from Enchanted Events & Design.

This was actually a bumblebee birthday party but can easily be used for a baby shower theme. I just love the bumblebee cake pops and the cookie pops! You can find the cake pops tutorial on their site.

The use of neutral colors makes this a great theme for either a baby boy or girl. The favors and decorations used are perfectly matched and simple to recreate.

For other party favor ideas for this theme try:

Baby Animals Personalized Favors

Sweet as Can Bee Honey Pot Favors

Personalized Clover Honey Favors

Monday, April 11, 2011

Spring Themed Baby Shower Ideas

Spring is finally here! This is such a beautiful time of year. Flowers blooming, baby animals being born, and perfect weather! And the perfect time to start planning your Spring baby shower for the that new bundle of joy you are expecting.

Some great Spring baby shower theme ideas include bunnies, chicks, baby ducklings, honey bees, and bright flowers. No one can resist adorable baby animals!

Dress up your tables with these cute party favors that can also make a great thank you gift for your baby shower guests.

These adorable baby animals seed packets serve double duty. They are available with many baby animal design choices and you will be giving your guests a living memory of your baby shower with the beautiful wildflowers they will grow.

If your guests are not into gardening, the baby animal designs are also available on purse-sized tissue packs, travel candle tins, gum boxes, lemonade mix, and favor boxes, just to name a few.

Use these adorable favors for a "Cute as Can Bee" baby shower.

These beehive candles and yummy jars of clover honey will be a big hit with your guests! Serve some delicious scones and iced tea as part of your menu.

My favorite are these beautiful Gerbera Daisy favor boxes. The brightly colored daisies is a perfect addition to a floral themed shower. Fill them with colorful jelly beans or pastel M&M's for a spectacular little gift for your guests.

Add our Spring Blooms diaper cake for a perfect table centerpiece!

No matter which Spring theme you use, decorate with pastel colors and bright flowers. Since the weather is so beautiful at this time of year, consider having the shower outside. Serve light foods, such as seasonal salads, finger sandwiches, and fruits.

Check out this article for more Spring baby shower planning ideas.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Dr. Carey's Baby Care Gift Set Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Jaydee, the winner of this awesome unique baby gift, Dr. Carey's Baby Care Set!

Thanks to everyone that participated in the giveaway, fanned us on Facebook, and became a follower of Alexander's Playroom. Make sure you visit often for more great giveaways, baby shower party ideas, and new baby gifts!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Unique Baby Gift Free Giveaway

I just added this fantastic Dr. Carey's Baby Care Gift Set to the site last week and as promised will be giving one away to a lucky winner! This unique baby gift is filled with useful information and practical baby products that would be a great gift for either new parents or experienced parents.

Here's how to have a chance to win Dr. Carey's Baby Care Gift Set:

  1. Visit our site's Unique Baby Gifts page, then come back here & post a comment telling us which baby gift you like best. 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 care gift set giveaway on your website or blog with a link to "Unique Baby Gifts"
    (a href=""). 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 Dr. Carey's Baby Care Gift Set @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 unique baby gift, 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, February 20, 2011 at 11:59 pm eastern standard time. The winner will be chosen using We will be announcing the winner on February 23, 2011 on our blog, Facebook, & Twitter. Good luck!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Great New Unique Baby Gift

If you are trying to figure out what gift to give the expecting parents, here is a practical new unique baby gift they can't do without!

The Dr. Carey’s™ Baby Care Kit is an all in one informative kit that will put new parents at ease and answer all their baby care questions. The kit includes Dr. Carey’s™ Baby Care book, a swaddle blanket, diaper rash ointment, Hawaii Medical’s GumDrop™ Pacifier, a squirt bottle for homemade saline solution, a digital thermometer, and a nose suction bulb.

Inside the book you will find a ton of useful information to care for a newborn plus swaddling techniques, diaper rash care, development milestones, and more. I wish I would have had this kit when I had my first child!

Make sure you stop by next week because one lucky person is going to have a chance to win Dr. Carey’s™ Baby Care Kit in the February giveaway! Details will be on next weeks blog post.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New Ultimate Diaper Bags

If you are looking for a diaper bag that is great for everyday outings, spacious, and convenient to use, then the Ultimate Diaper Bag from Trend Lab Baby is just what you need!

The Ultimate Diaper Bag comes in a variety of fashionable colors, some that even dad won't mind carrying - like the grey & orange style. The interior is very spacious with 2 interior mesh pockets, so you can easily find things, plus an enclosed zippered pocket. The exterior is made of a durable nylon fabric that easily wipes clean. There are 2 insulated bottle pockets on either side that will keep bottles and snacks cold or hot. The shoulder strap is adjustable to fit over your stroller handles and has a sliding shoulder pad for ease of carrying. There are also 3 exterior magnetic pockets that can easily be opened with one hand, making it convenient when you are carrying your child or have your hands full.

Each diaper bag comes with a matching changing pad and a clear dirty duds bag for baby's messy items. It's economically priced at only $29.95 You can't beat that for this practical and stylish bag!

There is also a cloth diapers starter set that includes the Ultimate Diaper Bag, 5 cloth diaper shells with liners, and an additional 6 liners. This would make a great baby shower gift for the expecting parents that are interested in using cloth diapers.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Springtime Homemade Baby Shower Favor Idea

Although it will still be cold for a while, Spring time is right around the corner. Here's a great homemade baby shower favor idea that is a practical and inexpensive party gift your guests will love.

These adorable baby shower pots are easy to make and not only make a great favor but can be used to decorate your tables. The pots can be decorated with any kind of charms to match your theme. If you want to add a little more to it, you can include a seed pack for your guests to plant, a small plant, or a sweet treat in a organza bag.

These personalized seed packs would make a nice addition:

Baby in Bloom Seed Packs

Baby Animals Seed Packs

You can find more ideas for homemade shower gifts at

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Uniqe Baby Gifts and Baby Shower Favors Coming Attractions

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. I am looking forward to an exciting year here at Alexander's Playroom. There will be quite a few new unique baby gifts and baby shower favors that will be added to the site over the next few weeks. I have another giveaway planned for February also, so make sure you stop by regularly.

I'm really excited about these adorable cloth diapers from Trend Lab Baby. What I love about these cloth diapers is they are gender specific with 3 liner options providing protection where it's needed most - blue up front for boys, pink in the middle for girls, or the white liner with equal padding for either a boy or girl. The outer cover is waterproof which keeps wetness in and has a soft fleece lining that keeps moisture away from baby.

The Ultimate Diaper Bag, also from Trend Lab, is a hobo style diaper bag that is great for everyday use. It's not too girly looking, so even a dad won't mind carrying it! This spacious tote bag has built-in, insulated bottle pockets on either side to keep bottles and snacks hot or cold, an adjustable strap makes it easy to carry or hang across stroller handles, three magnetic pockets on the exterior of bag can be opened with one hand making it convenient when holding a baby, and durable nylon fabric easily wipes clean. It also includes a changing pad and transparent dirty duds zippered pouch that can be clipped onto the bag.

The Night Owl 5 Piece Baby Gift Set is too adorable! This enchanting owl-themed gift set includes a large, plush owl rattle, plush "crinkle" tree toy, canvas door hanger, and a matching owl applique satin trimmed lovie blanket embroidered with "Hoot! Hoot!" in a keepsake wicker basket with canvas lining. Plus you can get the door hanger personalized with baby's name.

If you are planning a baby shower, there are going to be a ton of new favors added over the next few weeks. Here a just a few of my favorites:

About to Pop Expectant Mom Notepad

Filled with Joy Favor Jars - great to fill with a sweet treat for your guests.

Born to be Wild Animal Candle Set - great for a safari themed baby shower.

This is just a small selection of the coming attractions. Make sure you check back regularly so you don't miss the giveaway in February.