My friend Mandy welcomed her second baby boy this summer! You might remember seeing her cute pregnant belly in the Super Mom tee photos. I wanted to throw a baby shower for her, but since Mandy already had all the essential baby gear, I decided to do a “Diaper Bash” encouraging guests to help me shower her with diapers, wipes and all the other consumables that a new baby goes through quickly.
Of course you know how I love a theme, and what theme could I possibly do that centered around DIAPERS? I asked my husband this question, and he jokingly suggested the Poo Emoji. I was stunned by his brilliant idea, and when he could see the wheels in my head starting to churn, he started back pedaling. He did NOT think it was a great idea and was completely kidding. I assured him that it was pure genius and EXACTLY the stroke of inspiration I’d been searching for. So leaving him with a disgusted look on his face, I set feverishly to work!
As I was planning the party, a few people would ask me about the theme, and I would always lavishly praise my husband for suggesting such a great idea (since I knew he actually thought the whole thing was totally ridiculous LOL!) Now I present to you a Poo Emoji Baby Shower, and I think you’ll agree with me that it is completely fabulous…
I love my Heidi Swapp Lightbox Sign and the emoji pack was perfect. I seriously think this sign was one of the highlights of the whole night. Every guest that walked in, immediately busted up laughing. It set the perfect tone along with these cute #HELLO and #GOODBYE Emoji Hashtag Door Signs, which are free printables that you can download in the “Sources” section below.
I had planned to just send out an emoji-packed text as the invite, but ultimately I couldn’t resist creating a paper invitation. This Diaper Bash Invitation template is an instant download in the Supermom Co-Op, and you can personalize it with all your party details.
Mandy’s husband Dan is a total prankster, and he’s even gotten me a few times. Which means this Emoji party was all the more perfect for Mandy. I knew Dan’s baby boy needed a Poo Emoji onesie. I printed my emoji designs onto Avery iron-on transfer sheets and ironed them onto white onesies. I whipped up all three of these Emoji onesies in 20 minutes! I love something useful like a onesie that can double as cute decor at the baby shower.
In the Supermom Co-op you can get the Emoji Designs Fabric Transfer Templates, including 8 of the most popular emojis already reversed and ready to be ironed on. The file includes two sizes so you could also make shirts for bigger kids and adults too! Not just for the baby shower — you could make these DIY Emoji tees as great gifts for birthdays and more.
You know I can’t have a party without some banners, and for this Emoji Party I actually made THREE! I had two hashtag banners: the “#OHBABY” banner hung on the fireplace, and a “#DIAPERDUTY” banner hung above my kitchen window seat. Then I made a third banner with all the emojis strung together that I hung across another wall. I also clipped a few of the emoji icons onto the hashtag banners just for fun. You can get all the Emoji Baby Shower Banners in the Supermom Co-Op. There’s also a “Happy Birthday” Emoji Banner in there too.
I offered guests a few healthy food options, and then of course there were delicious sweets! These Emoji Water Bottle Wraps were a big hit, and in the “Sources” section below you can download the free printable food tags that I used. I figured out how to make the file editable too, so you can fill it in with the foods you’ll be offering — YAY!
I knew we absolutely had to have Emoji Sugar Cookies for this party. I thought about making them myself for about a minute, and then I realized that there were too many colors of frosting (the more colors, the more difficult the cookie is to make, just FYI). Since I really wanted these to look like actual emojis, I figured I had better leave the cookie decorating to a professional, LOL! I’m so glad that I did!
I found Julie of The Sweet Life Cookies on Etsy, and she was game to help me out. Even though I was planning things fairly last minute, she created these fabulous Emoji cookies, wrapped them up so neatly, and shipped them to me just in time! I also am so impressed that not a single cookie broke in transit. Her cookies were adorable and yummy too… I had to hide the Emoji cookies from my kids so there would be enough for the Emoji party!
I ordered chocolate cupcakes from a local bakery, and specified that they be frosted with a smooth tip. Then I added large candy eyes, transforming them into perfect Poo Emoji cupcakes!
If ever there was a baby shower that needed a diaper cake, this is it! I’ve actually never made a diaper cake before, and I read a few tutorials. I really liked this one, but I used a bottle of sparkling cider instead of the oatmeal container. Another tutorial suggested a paper towel roll, and really any of those would work. I think the diaper cakes work best with plain white diapers like these from The Honest Co. The Pampers Swaddlers are almost all white, and you can use those with the front facing in. You’ll need about 100 diapers for your cake, and I used diaper size 1.
OR I just discovered that you can actually buy a Pre-Made Plain Diaper Cake and decorate it yourself. It’s really only about $20 more than the cost of the actual diapers and would be a pretty big timesaver.
I kept the diaper cake decorations pretty simple, and just added wide brown grosgrain ribbon around each layer that covered the rubber bands that are holding the diapers in place. I created the Poo Emoji topper using a quarter yard of brown fleece. I took two opposite corners and started twisting it up like a snake, then I coiled it up on top of itself to create the correct shape. I used a glue gun to secure it in place and glued on two 1.5-inch googly eyes.
I’ve heard of this diaper guessing game at baby showers with various things smeared in the diapers. I’ve always thought it was pretty disgusting, but it just seemed too perfect for a Poo Emoji Baby Shower. It was actually a big hit, and the guests were all laughing together as they played.
TO PLAY: Download my free printable Baby Shower Diaper Game Kit found in the Emoji Party free printables pack, link in the “Sources” section below. You’ll also need 8 clean diapers and 9 different chocolate candy bars. Place the candy bar inside a diaper and microwave for 30 seconds. Mash it, then open to reveal the mysterious interior. Use the number tags below to label each diaper, and cut out enough of the guess sheets for each of your guests. Have guests inspect each diaper’s contents and try to guess which candy bar is inside of which diaper.
I used this free printable Party Pooper Candy Bar Wrap to create prizes for the diaper guessing game winners, but it could also be a cute party favor. My free printable Emoji Party pack (link in the “Sources” section at the end of this post) includes the candy car wrap template sized to fit a standard and king-size Mr. Goodbar Candy Bars. They’ll fit most chocolate bars, but the yellow wrap of the Mr. Goodbar coordinated nicely.
I also made this super-easy Poo Emoji Popcorn to serve at the party. It’s essentially a Chicago-style popcorn mix with a little touch of chocolate. To keep things simple, I used pre-popped popcorn. I used the Ghirardelli Extra Dark chocolate chips (I buy them at Costco) since they have a bigger-sized chip that resembles a little Poo Emoji.
POO EMOJI POPCORN RECIPE
1 bag pre-popped cheddar popcorn
1 bag pre-popped kettle or caramel popcorn
3/4 cup of chocolate chips
1/2 cup chocolate chips, melted
TO MAKE: First, melt the chocolate by placing the half cup of chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for one minute. Remove from microwave and mix with a spoon until the entire mixture liquifies. It is problematic to overheat chocolate when melting, so even if all the chips don’t melt, DO NOT put back in the microwave. The minute should provide enough heat and just stir until it all melts. Next combine the popcorn in a large bowl and mix well. Spread the popcorn mixture onto wax paper and drizzle with the melted chocolate. Immediately sprinkle on the chocolate chips. Let the melted chocolate harden then place into a serving container.
These “No. 2 Pencils” were the perfect party favor for a Poo Emoji Party! I used a Hershey’s kiss as a guide to help me create pipe cleaner Poo toppers for pencils. I began by wrapping one end of a brown pipe cleaner tightly three times around the top of the pencil (on the metal part just below the eraser). Then I placed the candy kiss on top of the eraser and used it as a guide as I wrapped the pipe cleaner around and up to the point, creating the correct shape. I tucked the pointed end of the pipe cleaner in on itself to finish off the top. I removed the candy kiss, by gently pressing it through a gap in the pipe cleaners, and then easily fit them back into place. I added 6mm Googly Eyes with a hot glue gun.
I had originally planned to leave the Hershey’s kisses inside of the pipe cleaners on top of the pencil, but they were a bit too heavy, made the pencil lopsided and just didn’t stay in place very well. It worked out much better to just removed them, and instead I set them out in a bowl for guests to eat at the party with a food tag that said “Unwrap a Poo Emoji.” I did try to track down Hershey’s kisses in a brown foil wrap, but sadly I couldn’t find that color. I know I’ve seen brown ones in a pack around Thanksgiving so you might get lucky and find brown kisses for your party.
I created a free printable “Number Two Pencil” Party Favor Tag that you can download with the rest of the free printable Emoji Party Templates in the “Sources” section below.
This Emoji party was SO MUCH FUN! I know that every time I finish a party, that party is my favorite, but this one was particularly memorable. Since the subject matter was already a bit silly, everyone seemed to laugh and have such a great time with it. I can almost guarantee that I will be redoing an Emoji Party theme again soon as a birthday party — it would be a perfect birthday party theme for teens to adults. Okay! Here is all the sources you’ll need to create your own fabulous Emoji party…
EMOJI PARTY PREMIUM PRINTABLES
Emoji Baby Shower Banners
Emoji “Happy Birthday” Party Banner
Emoji Party Punchables
Emoji Water Bottle Wraps
Emoji Baby Shower Hashtag Party Flags
Emoji Birthday Hashtag Party Flags
Emoji Iron-On Transfer Templates
EMOJI PARTY DECOR & SUPPLIES
Large Candy Eyes (for Poo Emoji Cupcakes)
Lightbox Sign & Emoji Icon Pack
Emoji Mylar Balloons
Poo Emoji Pillow
Avery Stretchable Iron-On Transfer Sheets
Plain White Diapers
Pre-Made Plain Diaper Cake (and easily decorate yourself)
Mr. Goodbar Candy Bars
No. 2 Pencils
Brown Pipe Cleaners
6mm Googly Eyes (for Poo Emoji No. 2 Pencils)
Mini Wood Clothespins
Black Decorative Clothespins
Black & White Twine
Black & White Stripe Tape
2-inch Circle Paper Punch
My Favorite White Platters