a baby shower for beck

My cousin Melissa is having a baby. Woo hoo! Naturally, I was all about helping plan her BABY SHOWER! Melissa is planning a robot-themed nursery inspired by a crib quilt she found in a local store. With the help of Melissa’s friends and family, we were able to pull off a fun robot baby shower for Melissa and her soon-to-be baby boy. A big, huge thanks to my mom who helped host the shower and is the creative behind all of the awesome details at the shower. Created by Deb has done it again!

I had a wild idea that we could make a robot “diaper cake” in place of the traditional round one. But then I realized how hard it was going to be and bailed on the idea the night before the shower. Luckily my mom was there to step up to the challenge, and created a super cute 3-D diaper version of our robot!

My favorite part — cupcakes! (And cute robot cupcake toppers of course!)

Thanks to Sister Shirts for taking Beck’s nursery/shower theme and creating the onesie and burp cloths below. And by the way, the red bibs are Mum2Mum Wonder Bibs if anyone is interested. They are the best!

It just wouldn’t be a proper baby shower if there weren’t some babies there! Little Oliver is a cutie pie, but I’m sure you can guess which picture is my favorite! :)

Melissa’s friend Shandon is the mastermind behind the robot design. Melissa scanned the original sketch for me, and I had my friend Brittany redraw the robot digitally so we could use it on the invitations and party decor. As if that wasn’t enough, Shandon painted four large canvases as a gift for Melissa to display in the baby’s room. Such a sweet girl!

I wished after my baby shower that I had taken more photos of me with my guests. So I kept my camera slung around my neck to be at Melissa’s beck-and-call anytime she wanted a photo. And then at the end of the party I realized I had taken mostly bust shots of Melissa (sans belly) and her friends. Doh!

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Ashley Please, please, please help me with replicating this robot diaper cake! Can you enlighten me on how your mom did this and how she managed to keep this cake together and upright? I would love to do this for my sister in laws shower.July 8, 2013 – 4:04 pm

Amanda Ashley — yes, the gears and other paper products used were made by http://www.etsy.com/shop/createdbydeb. They were cut out of card stock paper and hand assembled.February 8, 2012 – 1:49 pm

Ashley Did you guys make the gears for the cupcakes?February 8, 2012 – 1:24 pm

Melissa you know, now that I am looking for Robot party ideas for Beck’s birthday party (yeah, yeah… in 8 months!) I wish we had kept those cupcake toppers!January 21, 2012 – 8:54 pm

kallie p I LOVE this!!! You did such a great job! I’m throwing my friend a robot themed shower and this was such great inspiration! Thanks!October 20, 2011 – 10:00 am

Wynter Oh. My. Gosh. This is so stinking cute! )Since I have one of each I can say this.) Boy stuff just isn’t as cute as girl stuff. BUT after seeing this… I have changed my mind. Love it!August 20, 2011 – 12:11 pm

jill I never realized how cute a robot is! Everything looks adorable. Congratulations Melissa- you’re almost there!August 10, 2011 – 7:35 am

kristen what a great shower — love the theme & all of the details!! your sweet mom is amazing! (wish i had one of those cupcakes right now).August 9, 2011 – 7:00 pm

Katie is that the quilt pictured on the table? I love it! all the little robo-details are awesome. and I Love the paintings her friend made. congrats to your cousin too! she looks beautifulAugust 9, 2011 – 2:05 pm

robin LOVE,LOVE,LOVE all of it. What a cute (and original) idea.August 9, 2011 – 12:26 pm

katie o. Oh girls…these are too cute. I love the robot theme…and that design is stinking adorable.
Great photos and shower, Amanda. And big congrats to you Melissa!August 9, 2011 – 11:55 am

Melissa you gals are amazing! Thanks again for the super cute and wonderful shower! Beck racked up on great stuff, and momma had a blast visiting with friends (and eating cupcakes!)

These photos are fantastic! Everyone of them is already on their way to my house to be saved forever in a photo albumn for walks down memory lane with Beck. And I am perfectly ok that most of them are “sans belly”!

ps. I will probably be back here a hundred times to re-look at these photos. You, my sweet cousin, are amazing!August 9, 2011 – 8:49 am

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