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It should come as no surprise that a Star Wars baby shower would be high on my list of parties to throw. Tiny baby things mixed with geeky Star Wars ideas, it’s the perfect mix for this Star Wars lovin’ mama! Today I am sharing how to turn everyone’s newest favorite droid, BB-8 into an adorable diaper cake. A BB-8 diaper cake is a perfect centerpiece for a fun Star Wars baby shower. I’m also sharing some other Star Wars baby shower ideas too, let’s start with those!
Star Wars Baby Shower Decorations
We kept our decorations simple by sticking to a mostly blue and green color scheme. Simple tissue paper flowers with wooden skewers for stems created a fun bouquet.
I made an adorable Star Wars themed banner using card stock and ribbon. Head over here and print your own “Congrats, It’s a Jedi” banner. Create light sabers utensils using green and blue napkins and this printable.
If you have a little more time, make your own set of lightsaber lights. And of course keep reading for instructions on how to make an awesome BB-8 Diaper cake. 😀
Star Wars Baby Shower Food
There are so many really cool Star Wars food ideas you can use. We kept it simple with fruit lightsabers, a Boba Fett veggie tray, candy pretzel lightsabers, and Star Wars themed cupcakes and cookies.
The Star Wars cupcakes could not be easier. I bought (or you could make) simple cupcakes with blue and green frosting and then added these adorable cupcake toppers. The “Congrats, It’s a Jedi sign” coordinates with the cupcake toppers.
The cookies are a bit more complicated but check out the adorable details! I recommend splurging on custom cookies, they’d make adorable baby shower favors. Or try your hand at making your own Star Wars baby cookies, check out the Chewbacca onesie cookie tutorial from Sweet Jenny Belle.
BB-8 Diaper Cake Tutorial
As soon as I started planning the Star Wars baby shower, I knew I wanted to make a BB-8 diaper cake. This one is much easier than my cactus diaper cake and a tad more detailed than my mickey mouse diaper cake. Go gather your supplies and let’s get started!
BB-8 Diaper Cake Supplies
- Springform or round cake pan
- 40-50 newborn diapers
- Wide orange ribbon
- Thin gray ribbon
- Orange & black craft foam or construction paper
- Glue dots
- Black and white pipe cleaners
- White onesie
- White burp cloth
Start by rolling 10 diapers into tight round bundles. You will want to roll from the top down for a cleaner look. You can see in the image below what I mean. Set bundles aside while you make the base of the BB-8 diaper cake using your springform pan.
BB-8 Diaper Cake Base
Start by layering diapers around the inside edge of the pan, keep them in the same direction for a consistent design. Continue to add diapers until you can add one rolled up diaper bundle in the center. Then add 1 or 2 large rubber bands around the diapers before removing them from the pan.
BB-8 Diaper Cake Head
Cut a small rectangle out of cardboard, it should be about the length of 4 diaper bundles and a little shorter. This cardboard piece will help you make (and keep) the diapers in the shape of BB-8’s head.
Place 4 diaper bundles on the cardboard, then layer 3 diapers on top, the top layer is just 2 diapers. Secure pyramid-ish shape with a rubber band.
BB-8 Body Details
Cover the top of the BB-8 body with a basic white burp cloth. Folding and tucking in where necessary and then securing with a large rubber band. I cut out a basic BB-8 design and lightly secured it to the top using glue dots.
BB-8 Head Details
I used a white onesie to cover the head because a burp cloth was too big. I folded and tucked it in place before securing it with a large rubber band. I used gray ribbon, strips of orange craft foam and black construction paper to create the details on BB-8’s head. Once I tucked the length of foam and ribbon in place, underneath the rubber band, I used glue dots to lightly tack them in place.
Add a small piece of black pipe cleaner to the top of a white pipe cleaner to create BB-8’s antenna. Tuck it under the rubber band at the top of BB-8’s head. Wrap wide orange ribbon around the edge of BB-8’s body and head to hide the rubber bands.
To move the BB-8 diaper cake around easily, place it on a piece of foam board. I cut mine down to size and covered it with paper that coordinated with the party colors.
That’s it! It turned out pretty cute, huh?!
I made the BB-8 diaper cake using Huggies Little Snugglers Plus diapers I bought from Costco! I recommend shopping at Costco to save time and money on baby essentials. It’s a one-stop shop for groceries, household goods, and baby supplies. If there is one thing new parents are short on it is either time or money. So shop at Costco and always accept any offer of help from friends and family. Let them hold the baby while you take a shower, or take them up on their offer of a bringing a meal over or running errands.