Monday, February 17, 2014

Rubber Ducky Shower

I recently attended a baby shower for a family member. My cousin and aunt were the hostesses.  My cousin is very crafty, a fantastic baker and candy maker, and she didn't disappoint us with this shower. Using a theme of "rubber ducky" she had cute decorations and homemade food items. She and I have a lot in common and I know she had a lot of fun planning this shower.
The ducks are made out of chocolate.

Sugar cookies.

S'mores made with duck-shaped homemade graham crackers.  They were so good!

They even found a duck bath towel.
I've attended my share of baby showers and one thing I've noted is the abundance of infant clothes received. In the case of my daughters I know that the babies outgrew the clothes before they could even wear all of them! I long ago decided to no longer gift clothes but to give practical items, things I know will get used, the basics.

As the shower had a rubber ducky theme I bought an inflatable duck bathtub and filled the bottom and sides with the contents from a box of size 2 diapers. I then covered the diapers with cotton balls (they look like bubbles!) and tucked in bathing products and toys. I think it turned out adorable! It's practical and cute! An added bonus is I didn't have to wrap it! How's that for multi-tasking!

Whenever Mom needs a baby gift she heads to her sewing room and makes a cuddle wrap and burp cloths. She began making them when her first great-grandchild was born 12 years ago. A cuddle wrap is basically a blanket with pockets for the baby's arms and legs, as well as a hood. You wrap them up like a little burrito! They are made out of flannel and are so soft. Babies love being wrapped in them.  My niece is expecting her fourth child in May and has requested Grandma to make her some more!
Mr. Teddy Bear modeling his Giants cuddle wrap!


  1. Thank you so much for the gifts! I am SO stealing the ducky bathtub and essentials gift idea ;) - Reyna

  2. I love this idea, how fun and creative. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty