The BEST part about having a Silhouette Cameo machine is making gifts and throwing parties. Baby showers to be exact (I’ve helped out with several this year…all my sisters are fertile women). When my SIL Anna found out she was having a girl after three boys, I was giddy at the chance to go over the top with girly stuff. We did this way back in the spring of this year but it would be criminal not to share details of a pink party.
Of course it had to have a princess theme.
I thought about these invites forever and finally settled on this castle cutout in pink. Then I added rhinestones to the the door and turrets and glued it onto the invite itself, printed on vellum (um, leftover from my wedding invitations…9 years ago. Have I mentioned I’m unreasonably attached to craft supplies?)
Part of her gift included this little metal magnet board I bought from Pick Your Plum a million years ago. I decided to add baby’s name and this cute little bird in vinyl so that Anna could use it in the nursery to display pictures or whatever.
One of my favorite parts was these cupcakes. My friend Laurie who makes AHmazing baked goods made them for me and then I wrapped them in these crown cupcake wrappers that are just supes fun. This wrapping-cupcakes-in-cute-shapes thing is entirely new to me and I have to say – I like it.
There were a few other fun pinky accessories and then I handed out little chocolates made from a crown mold (the mold was borrowed so no clue where it came from, but I’m thinking maybe Michael’s?). They were ridiculously easy to make, even with 2 colors of chocolate. I attached a “Happily Ever After” message to it and handed them out in a basket (pink, obv).
For drinks at the party, I used waterproof sticker paper to add a label to bottles of berry lemonade. I designed it in Silhouette’s software and then used the print and cut feature on the Cameo to print a Chevron background and words, and then cut out this crown shape.
Overall it was all crazy fun to do and I got my girly party itch out (hmmm, that sounded kinda weird :/) just in time to have my baby boy.
I may need to sign up for a Silhouette-aholics group. I just know they’re out there.