To make the diapers/nut cups, cut a 5 inch square of a printed flannel. Fold once across the middle diagonally to make a triangle. Bring the 3 corners together and pin with a small safety pin. Using metal tongs dip in melted paraffin. (Be very safe. This is a hot procedure.) Set the "bottom" on a waxed paper lined cookie sheet to set up. You can use the tongs to open the top a little and shape if needed while still hot. Once they are set and the paraffin has stiffened, you can fill with peanuts. We always put a dollop of mustard in the bottom of one to dry before filling. Whoever gets the "dirty diaper" wins a prize. It's really cute and everyone gets a kick out of it. We've each taken a turn making these. However this batch was extra specially made by my Grandmother.
Little touches are the best! These paci mints are always a favorite too! Large Lifesavers, a dab of the white icing in the tube, and a jelly belly of your color choice(s).
|Isn't the umbrella a cute centerpiece on the gift table!?|
There was a little robot motif mixed in as well in some of the labels and place cards. The new baby's nursery has a robot theme but a much brighter color pallet so these were used for fun.
Every time you celebrate, you should have a little joy!!
|One of my contributions to our Italian style lunch buffet, mini caprese salads on the cutest little appetizer forks that I accidentally found looking for toothpicks.|
|I just love the way everything came together! P.S. Etiquette aficionados, we did scoot the silverware to the proper place before the guests arrived. ;-)|
|Mimi Brenda's Secret Lasagne Recipe.|
Little Boy Blue come blow your horn,
The sheep's in the meadow the cow's in the corn.
But where's the boy who looks after the sheep?
He's under a haystack fast asleep. ~ Nursery Rhyme