5 Baby Gifts Never To Buy For New Parents

Wrecking your brains about what baby gifts to buy for an upcoming baby shower?

Most times, our intentions as gift givers are pure and well meaning.  But the hardest part about buying gifts is that we never know what our recipient REALLY wants, and if someone else might give the same thing.   Worst still, god forbid, we be the one who gave something the new parents hate.

Here at Diaper Cakes Singapore, we have compiled a list of 5 baby gifts that you should never, ever get for new parents.  And why.

1. Baby Onesies with Offensive Wording

Baby onesies and rompers can be so cute. Such itsy bitty pieces! And then there are the baby clothes that will destroy you. Or, rather, that you must destroy.  Most often than not, these are the ones with offensive wordings that belittle the parents, or just plain distasteful. No mother should ever let their little ones wear these.  So if you’re looking for baby gifts that does NOT push the boundaries of good taste, avoid these at all costs.

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2. Personalised Baby Gifts with Misspelt Names

Personalised baby gifts are great, but only if you get the baby’s name right.  So make sure you double and triple check the name before you click “confirm” for your next baby gift.

 

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3. Expensive Outfits in Newborn Size

You may want to splurge on a baby gift to impress someone, or just for someone dear.  Be sure to buy them a size bigger, and not in newborn size!  Many gift givers make the mistake of buying something that is the “perfect size” or “right size” for the newborn baby.  More often than not, newborn size outfits would have been covered by mommy and daddy already.   So get something that’s a little bit bigger so your gift doesn’t get outgrown before the baby’s even home from the hospital.

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4. Clothes That Are Oversized

And then there are those baby clothes that are oversized. Way past the one year milestone.  As if the new moms don’t have enough to think about already.  Not she has to think about where to store those oversized clothes for the next few years.  So be a little bit more careful when you pick your next baby gift.  Don’t let it be a classic case of right gift, wrong age.

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5. Unwanted Parenting Advice

This is the worst kind of gift you can give to any new parents.  Especially if you are not even a parent yourself.  It can be 100% out of kind intentions, but please save it for yourself. = )

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5 Cat Baby Gifts That Are Purrfect

Cat Baby Gifts

Looking for cat baby gifts for a feline-loving mom or baby ? We have compiled a list of 5 Cat Baby Gifts That Are Purrfect!

1.  Cat Plush Toy Baby Gifts

There is nothing more suitable as a baby gift, than a cute and chubby plush toy for a cute and chubby baby.  At Nature’s Collection, you can find a wide range of soft toys for all kinds of animals, including cats.  And they have the biggest collection of our favourite Pusheen the cat plush toys too!

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2. Cat Diaper Cake Baby Gifts

Diaper Cakes are all the rage these days.  These cute and practical hampers make excellent baby gifts for any new mother.  Why? Because new mothers will never have too many diapers! Plus, Diaper Cakes are an awesome way of packaging boring old diapers in a creative and much more presentable way.

Here at Diaper Cakes Singapore, we have a good selection of cat-themed diaper cake baby gifts for you to choose from.  Not forgetting the famous Kitty!

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3. Cat Baby Shoes

If  you wish to buy the materials used in making our Diaper Cake baby gifts, you can!  We have some pretty endearing cat baby shoes.  And onesies, bibs and blankets too.

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4. Cat Baby Hats

We love these cat baby hats from Bambino Headbands.  Comes in a variety of colours, these gender neutral cat baby hates has little details on the front folds like the cat’s face and even two cat ears sticking out at the sides!  Too cute!

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5.  Cat Baby Feeding Accessories

We love these Skip Hop feeding accessories with their iconic orange cat designs.    Using these cat baby feeding accessories just makes feeding the little one a tad more enjoyable and less messy!

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Mini Tigger Diaper Cake

Looking for a Tigger diaper cake or gift hamper to celebrate a new addition to the family? You would never go wrong with our mini Tigger diaper cake!

This simple yet classy mini tigger diaper cake is filled with all the necessities a loving mother would ever need through their parenthood journey. The cake looks elegant as a centerpiece for baby showers, or  full month celebrations, and is a practical and thoughtful gift for the newborn and parents.

What are diaper cakes?

They are made with usable items that mom’s can use to care for their babies once they are taken apart. Thinking out side the gift box. Basically a diaper cake is a very awesome and different way to wrap a gift for baby or a baby shower decoration.

At Diaper Cakes Singapore, our diaper cakes are created to equip parents with essentials products to help them in their parenthood journey. The cake looks elegant as a centerpiece for baby showers, or  full month celebrations, and is a practical and thoughtful gift for the newborn and parents.

These baby gift hampers are very practical and unexpected. The newborn’s parents will surely love your creativity and make them feel that you have personally handpicked the items as a special touch.💓

Diaper Cakes Singapore welcomes our precious newborn and congratulate his parents for bringing joy and laughter to the family.

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This Disney 🐯 Tigger baby gift hamper consists of :

🐯 7 “Huggies Platinum” Disposable Diapers in M Size (Fits babies 7-11 kg)

🐯 1 Orange “Keep Calm and Change Me” Short Sleeved Baby Romper

🐯 1 Pair of Socks

🐯 1 Disney Tigger Soft Toy Cake Topper

This mini Tigger diaper cake is wrapped in a 15 x 15 x 30cm tall exclusive gift box packaging.

All baby diapers used in making our Diaper Cakes are handled with the strictest levels of cleanliness and hygiene, in a 100% non-smoking, pet-free environment.

Hungry for more information? Check out diaper cakes’s website for more!

Diaper Cakes Singapore also delivers diaper cakes islandwide for free! If you’re looking for these beautiful hampers around Clementi and Dover , you know where to find us!

Care Bear Diaper Cake Baby Gift Hamper

We baked this seriously adorable care bear diaper cake baby gift for a newborn princess Beth.

Baby Beth is super cute (and mommy too!), so as the romper suggests, Daddy’s really lucky!

Consisting of 3 layers of goodies, this 3 tier care bear diaper cake has the following inside:

  • 32 pieces of Huggies disposable diapers (Size M fits babies 5-10kg)
  • 2 pairs baby socks
  • 2 Slogan Baby Onesies (1 long sleeved, 1 short sleeved)
  • 1 Flannel Cotton receiving blanket (76 x 76cm)
  • 1 pair soft sole pre-walker shoe
  • 1 Baby Bib
  • 1 Original 7 inch Care Bear Plush Toy

Wrapped in our exclusive 46cm tall gift box packaging, and customised with baby Beth’s name.

The name is customized using scrapbooking letter stickers.  These stickers can be peeled off and reused to paste on Baby Beth’s cot, cupboard or bedroom door.

If you prefer something that’s more permanent, we can do heat transfer / iron-on names as well!

3 Tier Care Bear Diaper Cake

Congratulations to Kenneth and Miao on the arrival of their newborn princess Beth!

This magnificent 3 layer Diaper Cake was delivered free to Jurong East Avenue 1.  We can deliver the most unique and practical baby gift within the shortest time to neighborhood areas like Jurong, Yuan Ching and Bukit Batok.

So if you are looking for fast delivery for an urgent baby gift, look for Diaper Cakes Singapore. Baby hampers “baked” fresh and delivered free to your doorstep the next day.

Thank you Johnson, our regular supporter of Diaper Cakes from Great Eastern Life Insurance! Life is Great!!

About Diaper Cakes:

Diaper Cakes are not cakes you can eat for desserts!  They are also not the disgusting kind that some folks like to joke about.  Rather, these cakes are suer adorable baby gift hampers made with disposable diapers and other useful baby wear, and shaped like a tiered cake.  Our Diaper Cakes come in different shaped and sizes, and are all packed in our impressive 46cm tall gift box that’s exclusive only to us.  For a unique, cute and practical baby gift, try Diaper Cakes!

About Great Eastern Life:

Great Eastern Life  is one of the leading insurance companies in Asia.

1 Tier Winnie The Pooh Diaper Cake Gift Hamper

Is it that time of the month when we crack our brains to think of an ideal gift for that precious little child during baby shower parties? No fear! We’ve got you covered with this gorgeous Winnie The Pooh diaper cakes!😉

Check out this super cute Winnie The Pooh Diaper Cake and I’m sure with this you’ll never go wrong impressing your loved ones!👍

This stunning cake was made specially for the precious newborn Alonzo and his devoted dad, William! 💓

Alonzo’s Winnie The Pooh diaper cake baby gift was delivered FREE to Chai Chee.  If you are looking for a unique baby gift in Bedok Mall or Bedok Point, go to Diaper Cakes! Free next day delivery as well.

The impressive 1-tier diaper cake consists of:

  • 18 “Huggies” Disposable Diapers (M Size – Fits babies 5-10 kg)
  • 1 Pair of Winnie The Pooh Pre-Walker Shoes (6-12 months)
  • 1 Flannel Cotton Receiving Blanket (76 x 76 cm)
  • 1 Feeding Bib
  • 1 Disney Winnie The Pooh Soft Toy Cake Topper

Wrapped in an impressive 46cm tall gift box that’s exclusive only to Diaper Cakes Singapore.

Not sure how big 46cm is?  Here’s a photo of our cake beside a standard 500ml mineral water bottle.

 

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Well, though you cannot eat them, they are yummy enough to surprise anyone!

Thank you Karen and the Plans Team from NUHS for your support!

Hungry for more such adorable diaper cakes?

Check out www.diapercakes.com.sg for more!

What are diaper cakes?

Diaper cakes are not real cakes that you find at the bakery! These ‘cakes’ are the perfect baby gift for new and expecting parents. They are cute, memorable, and perhaps most importantly, practical for both the mom and baby.

Diaper cakes are also great gifts, not just for the birth of a baby, but also for baby showers and other birthdays as well!🎂

At Diaper Cakes Singapore, we provide next day Free Delivery within Singapore.  So if you order today, you can expect to receive your Diaper Cake the next day.  Need to send baby some love but you’re overseas? No worries! We ship our Diaper Cakes overseas too.  Overseas shipping fees apply.

Fun facts about Winnie The Pooh:

Here are some fun facts about our adored childhood character!  Did you know: Winnie the Pooh first appeared in print the London Evening News  in a story called “The Wrong Sort of Bees” published on December 24, 1925.

Bedtime Bear Diaper Cake Baby Gift Hamper

Hello Sunshine!  Welcome a new baby girl and mommy’s new BFF with this magnificent diaper cake baby gift hamper.

What is it made of?

Made of 3 layers of goodness for baby, this diaper cake consists of the following:

  • 30 “Huggies Total Protection” Disposable Diapers in M Size (Fits babies 5-10 kg)
  • 1 Pair of Pre-Walker Shoes (Size 6-12 months)
  • 1 Pink Bedtime Bear Soft Toy Cake Topper
  • 2 Baby Rompers / Bodysuits (Size 6-12 months)
  • 1 Flannel Cotton Receiving Blanket (76 x 76cm)
  • 1 Pair of Baby Socks
  • 1 Baby Feeding Bib
  • 1 Premium Diaper Cake Gift Box Packaging (46 x 22 x 22cm)

Wrapped in a towering 46cm exclusive gift box, and customized with baby Cassia’s name.

Congratulations to Tammy and Qihan on the arrival with Baby Cassia. We hope she likes the items in our Diaper Cake!

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This 3 tier bedtime bear diaper cake baby gift was delivered FREE to Pine Close.  We deliver anywhere in Singapore for FREE within a 1 day turnaround time.  So if you are looking for a quick baby gift in Pine close, Geylang, Guillemard or Mountbatten area, go to Diaper Cakes Singapore!

About Diaper Cakes: 

Diaper Cakes are unique and practical baby gift hampers made with disposable diapers and baby wear, and shaped to look like a tiered cake.

All items used are useful for the new baby and looks really presentable so you, the sender, looks good too!

At Diaper Cakes Singapore, we provide next day Free Delivery within Singapore.  So if you order today, you can expect to receive your Diaper Cake the next day.  Need to send baby some love but you’re overseas? No worries! We ship our Diaper Cakes overseas too.  Shipping fees apply.

About EY:

EY refers to the global organization of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity.

Baby Gift Guide: 5 Unique Baby Boy Gifts

5 Unique Baby Boy Gifts

“Snips and snails, and puppy dogs tails, That’s what little boys are made of.”  Doesn’t mean baby boy gifts must be made of these too!

A little baby boy has arrived, once the congratulatory messages and tears of joy are shed, it’s time for us well wishers to show our love by showering the newborn and the new parents with gifts.

Read on for our list of 5 unique and super adorable baby boy gifts for a bubbly baby boy.

Hopefully this list will help some of you who are cracking your heads over what to buy for your best friend’s upcoming baby shower! Best of all, they will not break your wallet!

1. Diaper Cakes Baby Boy Gifts

Our first choice is of course our cute and practical Diaper Cakes!  Yes, please let us blow our own horn for a bit here. Cause Diaper Cakes are THE coolest baby gift to give these days for new parents.  There are many different type of Diaper Cakes in the market, but ours is the only one in Singapore that comes with a fully enclosed gift box.  And we offer FREE next day delivery!

Check out these super cute gift hampers that are made entirely of disposable diapers and other useful baby wear.  These cuties are definitely gonna turn heads and induce “Oohs” and “Aahs” when you bring them along as a gift to the next baby boy shower or baby boy full month celebration.

Here’s the world famous Pomeranian perched atop our 1 Tier diaper cake.  Perfect for the dog-loving parents.  And a simple teddy bear donning a tee shirt with the words “It’s A Boy!” will never go wrong.

 

 1 Tier Boo Diaper Cake Baby Gift

2. Dinosaur – Rrrrr!

Boys love their dinosaurs!  Okay, this may sound a little stereotypical, but at least we know it’s a safe bet.  Especially if you know the baby shower (or nursery) is gonna be Dinosaur-themed.  Here are some cute Dinosaur themed baby gift sets, plush toys and accessories.  We especially love this set of 3 Dinosaur plushies from GUND!  Named Baby Crom, Baby Ugg and Baby Orgh respectively. Available from Diaper Cakes Singapore.

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How about some dinosaur themed furniture?  We have these great dinosaur themed ones from Teamson Furniture.  Toy boxes, clothes hang stand and more.

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3. Baby Safe Toys

Simply because all parts of the toys are sewn on, so there are no removable or detachable parts that might fall off and pose as a hazard for your growing (and all-time chewer) baby.

We love these baby safe play sets from Baby GUND.  Not only are they colourful and soft, each play set also contains several activity toys that are both educational and stimulates sensory play for the baby.

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We won’t forget the classic balls that all babies love!  This baby gund colour fun ball features bright, eye-catching panels in different colours that are embroidered with the colour name to help children learn. What’s more, it rattles too!

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4. Cute Baby Onesies

 

The new parents will definitely be overwhelmed with tonnes of baby onesies.  But while basic options are essential for the first few months, you should consider spicing things up with a few baby rompers that are cute, have clever slogans and make dressing the baby fun for the new parents.  Plus, they will look great in photos too!

Check out some of these cute baby onesies that are sure to please the new Daddy, whether they are a Star Wars fan or a petrolhead!

 

5. Super Cool Baby Boy Shoes

Who says shoes are only for walking?  Not when they look so cute on a baby boy’s little feet! Baby shoes are the ideal addition to any baby’s growing wardrobe. If chosen and packaged thoughtfully,  they can be a functional yet stylish baby shower gift.

Here are some cool shoes and boots to boot!

 

Lagoon Fringe Soft Soled Leather Moccasins

Need a gift for a baby girl instead?  Check out our guide on 5 Best Baby Girl Gift Ideas!

Family Holidays: Beat the airport!

Planning for your family holidays excitedly? Got your itinerary laid out? Know how to pack your luggage like a pro?

But do you know how to beat your own Singaporeans at your own airport?

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Pack it right

Check with the airline to find out what you can and cannot pack in your luggage to avoid unwanted surprises.

Find out what the baggage allowance is and make sure your carry-on bag meets the stipulated size and weight limits.

If you are carrying any liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGs) on board, they should be in containers no larger than 100ml and packed in a transparent bag no bigger than 1 litre. Medicine, baby milk or food as well as food for specific diets are exempt from these restrictions.

Any large containers of liquids (even if near-empty) should go into your luggage and not your hand luggage.

Mobile phone power packs are not allowed in check-in luggage so put them in your hand luggage. Each passenger is limited to two power packs in their carry-on bags.

Create an in-transit pharmacy: a zippered pouch with products that deal with any and all medical maladies. Include medicines, and a kit stocked with products to combat germs, alleviate ear pressure, fight sudden onset of a cold, cover cuts, and address allergies, mystery rashes, and stomach aches.

Check In Early/Online

A traditional airline check-in requires you to stand in line at the airline’s ticket counter to get your boarding passes. During busy travel times, the lines are often quite long, requiring you to arrive at the airport early and waste time standing in line. When traveling with children, the wait is often boring for them and stressful for the parents. The early check-in process allows you to print your boarding passes online so you aren’t required to stand in long lines at the airport. If you’re checking bags, you can enter the number of bags online and prepay if you choose. You also have the option of using the airline’s curbside baggage drop-off or baggage kiosks that are found in many airports.

If you are one of those that like to watch movies when flying, consider catching a pre-flight movie to cover more ground and catch up with your movie list. There is a free movie theatre located at Terminal 3 and a Fox Movies Premium Channel at Terminal 2. These locations are open 24 hours.

Movie Clip Art: Family Holidays

 

 

Heads Up

Airlines that offer self-service kiosks at Changi Airport are Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, Jetstar, AirAsia, Air France-KLM, Cathay Pacific Airways, Delta Air Lines, Qantas Airways and United Airlines.

Airlines that offer mobile check-in at Changi Airport are Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, Jetstar, Tigerair, Cathay Pacific Airways and selected AirAsia flights.

Public Transport

Most toddlers love the novelty of travelling by train, bus and boat, so ditch the hire car and use public transport where possible. Plus it reduces your frustration of having to remember where you parked your car and what not.

Carry lots of small bills

You’ll probably need them for luggage carts, vending machines, and tips (extra small people = additional luggage = needing more help from bellmen). Open your wallet for anything else relatively inexpensive that might make the trip easier. That includes but is not limited to: priority boarding, checked bags, and airline seats with extra legroom.

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Have good family holidays! Comment if our tips helped!

GORGEOUS Baby Rooms You Need To See

We stumbled upon Houzz, a website and online community about architecture, interior design and decorating, landscape design and home improvement. The Houzz platform and mobile apps feature photos, articles, product recommendations, and a user forum. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Palo Alto, California. After scrolling around Houzz, we found plenty of gorgeous baby rooms we are eager to share!

 

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A dreamy style that reminds us of cottages alike – it’s hard to remember the hustle and bustle of busy living with the hues of peaceful white.</div>
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By Tweak Your Space Tampa – More coastal kids’ room

Sky blue with tiny touches of gold mixed with white, along with that giant ship wheel and a boat makes us remember the famous proverb, “A Smooth Sea Never Made A Skilled Sailor” and if you’re raising your son to take the hardships of life, it probably could start in this sea-riously beautiful, gorgeous baby room.

Baby Martim Room

If you’re short of space, there are gorgeous baby rooms out there that you can follow – like this room! A little desk in the corner of the room can serve as a space for you to work while your baby sleeps, and a sofa bed can mean a place to put up a guest for one night. The striking patterns make parenting a little easier for the first few months – at least on the eye.

Blue nursery by Four Walls and a Roof

This simply designed baby room gives your baby and you a cosy space to spend time together, all within four walls and one roof.

Kids Bedrooms

The pink polka dotted curtains made this room one of the more adorable, gorgeous baby rooms. It’s hard not to feel overwhelmed by the gush of sweetness here, especially when you’re cradling your baby girl.

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Shutters fit almost seamlessly into every decor, and the patterned wallpaper along with all the pink made this feel like a baby room a baby girl could grow up in and love.

Designing gorgeous baby rooms take work and you might be thinking of yours right now. Did these ideas help?

If you’re planning a baby shower soon, stop by to find out how you can make your decorations for cheap. 

Baby Shower Decoration Ideas Under $50

If you’re having a baby shower, costs can easily go up into hundreds, if not thousands, what with renting a venue, catering food and entertainment! Save some costs on your decorations with our ideas!

1. Do Your Own Centerpieces

Natural Pairing / Baby Shower Decoration Ideas

Add jewel-toned fruit to a white bowl with sensuous lines for an easy arrangement. Look for fruits of differing sizes and shapes but with similar coloring, as with these plums and pomegranates. Best, you can eat them during or after the party!

Or some tissue paper flowers like so:

Tissue Paper Flowers / Baby Shower Decoration Ideas
Find out how to do it here!

If you are throwing a rainbow party for your baby shower, Little Inspirations has a whole post on baby shower decoration ideas!

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Some Mod Podge foam letters are a great way to decorate the table as well. Try spelling out the baby’s name! The paint dries pretty quickly and you can also add your own designs, so win-win and you spent little or no money!

Mod Podge Foam Letters / Baby Shower Decoration Ideas

2. Balloons

Floral Balloon Bouquets are a pretty way to decorate your baby shower! We got our ideas here.

DIY Floral Balloon / Baby Shower Decoration Ideas

Mini Balloon Placecards

Mini Balloons Place Cards / Baby Shower Decoration Ideas

They add a pop of colour and a dash of fun to your guests as they settle down to eat! Find out how to do it here. 

Gold Brushed Balloons add a touch  of class to your baby shower. All you need is some paint and some upward strokes and flourishes, some helium, and your guests will be wowed by the beauty and your creativity! You can add some ribbons or tassels to make it prettier!

3. Wall Decals

Wall decals are a total game changer for party decorations. You can find wall decals for every space, style and budget and if you’d like, long after the party is over, you can leave the decals up on the wall where your party was!

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To welcome a baby girl, this elf girl cycling on a pretty flower bicycle makes for a great mural! And it’d only set you back by $4.99 USD.

Of course, if you’re having an animal-themed party, this would be more suitable instead.

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For $6.29 USD too!

4. Others

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To match your budget, this place card idea is something to keep in mind for your baby shower decoration ideas – some coloured paper in the shape of a butterfly or any other cute figure (all available at Popular, of course) with your guest’s name written on it and stuck in between the prongs of a fork.

If you’re having an outdoors party, why hesitate to use flower pots as utensil holders?

Terra-Cotta Utensil Holders / Baby Shower Decoration Ideas

Diaper Cakes make for great centerpieces as well.

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While a little over the budget of $50, just imagine these mini cakes for $69 sitting prettily on your table! Not only are they adorable to look at, their practicality means they can be used after the party for the baby in a few months’ time.

While you can place a budget on baby shower decorations, there’s no budget on creativity or fun, so let loose and don’t be too stressed!

For everything else, there’s Diaper Cakes.