Here are some fun ideas I've thrown into baby showers this year and others I've thrown in the past that can make a shower memorable.
Christi and Peyton's cake in April 2008 - my first attempt.
Ashley and Audrey's monstrous cake. Becca and I had a great time making this!
Christa and Sabra's - post re-construction after the whole bottom layer fell apart. That's where the cardboard circle comes in handy.
Not that this is a diaper cake, but this is the cute rattle cake that Carrie made for Beau's shower with the ball pan and a (sanitized) drumstick from Rockband.
Ducks in Punch
You can turn any basic punch recipe into a beautiful creation by adding rubberducks to the punchbowl. This is an especially good idea for the neutral shower when you're trying to spice up the decorations.
Hey, green ducks were all we could find the night before. But it still worked.
This duck really looks like he's taking a bath...right in our punch. Yuuuummmm.
For Ashley and Audrey's neutral shower, I made sugar cookies in the shape of hands and feet. One of each was put into clear bags and tied with pastel ribbon with feet on it and guests took one on their way out the door.
You can't go wrong with a rousing game of Play-Doh Baby! Give each guest half a container of Play-Doh and give them 5-10 minutes to make their best baby. The mom-to-be chooses the winner.
Ice-Cube Baby is a great conversation starter at a shower where not everyone is acquainted with each other. The night before, freeze little plastic babies in ice cube trays. You know, like the baby you would find in a King's Cake? You can find packages of them in the Wilton aisle at Wal-Mart or Michael's. Give each guest a baby in a styrofoam cup and ask them to guess their baby's "birthday" and write it on a post-it. These babies will take anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour to be born, depending on how fast guests accelerate the birth by breathing in the cup, etc. Kinda weird, but kinda fun!
We framed Audrey's sonogram pictures on some cute scrapbook paper and displayed these throughout the house. We also had name tags in the shapes of ducks and had every guest sign an autograph frame.
Hopefully this has given you some good ideas for your next baby shower! Happy showering!