impromptu baby celebration

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This morning I hosted a little surprise baby celebration.  A friend of mine is due with baby #2 in just two short weeks and doesn't want a baby shower ... but that doesn't mean we shouldn't celebrate (plus it gave me an excuse to really take my new Silhouette out for a whirl).  Last night I made a few quick decorations, gathered yummy treats, and was all set to party at today's playgroup.

I purchased the cupcake wrapper and elephant templates at the Silhouette digital store, and the pennant banner was made using free images.  Since I used only materials I had on hand, all of the decorations cost me less than $2.  That's reason enough to party.

The trouble with surprise parties, though, is that the guest of honor is pretty clueless.  So when the mama-to-be didn't join us for playgroup because her toddler had a runny nose, it was a real bummer.  I won't be deterred ... it is all getting boxed up to drop off post-naptime.

Some of the other playgroup mama's and I whipped up a few onesies and baby tees as a gift, using the heat transfer material (I love that stuff!).  Recognize the birds from my blog banner?  I imported images from Picnik right into the Silhouette software.  So handy!  Hmmm ... now Ruby is going to need a Homemade by Jill onesie.

33 comments:

Ellen said...

The baby onesies, t-shirts are so cute!!

Becky said...

AMAZING!!!
I love everything!

Emily said...

Love the onesies and shirts! You are a sweet friend! She must've been very happy. :)

Nina said...

Very cute!

The Robinsons said...

So cute! You are seriously making me want that Silhouette! (And LOVE the birds onesie...perfect!)

Jill said...

What a great friend you are! Everything looks so cute. I'm sure your friend was loving it!

Ashley said...

haha...I love that you used your bird on the onsie! I have entered the giveaway and hope to be make cutes things like what you've made with a silhouette! ;)

BBaker said...

I don't usually comment but you did such a fantastic job I just have to! This is amazing! Who wouldn't love that party set up!

Rae said...

ohmygosh is that a CHEESECAKE? You are too much, girl. Those elephants are adorable. The whole package is phenom.

Jill said...

It is indeed a delicious cheesecake ... but I didn't bake it. I am not in a position to bake and decorate just yet, so all the treats came from Trader Joe's (my hero!).

Janelle said...

Seriously? I haven't even had this kid yet and I'm not feeling this put together yet.

angelaphotos said...

Love the idea of using it on fabric for my sewing projects!

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leigh said...

How cute was everything on that whole post! I love the grey and pink, I loved the elephants, and I loved the onesies. Adorable!

Henna @ AboutCabinets Blog said...

wow, its such a cute post, i live the little cup cakes and all the other delicacies, couldnt wait to try them out.

Becky said...

So are you saying you didn't make the muffins? You just dressed up store bought ones?? Brilliant!!

I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar said...

What an adorable set up there! What a sweet idea with the surprise shower, too. Bummer that she couldn't make it. You'll have to show her these blog pictures. So fun! Great work, Jill.

yellowmum said...

That is so cute! I love it all. Sorry it didn't work out as well as planned.

Tiffany said...

Luv the colors you chose, and that banner is to DIE FOR!

Erin said...

Funny she missed her party! Everything looks great. I would have spent a fortune for similar results. You are so clever!

christa said...

That party looks like it came straight out of a magazine! I love it! Too bad the mama didn't show!

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Erica said...

That is so sweet! What a nice gesture!

Sandy said...

I love it. I want it. So much fun. Crossing my fingers I will win. Otherwise my hubbo is going to have to get this for me. Hee-hee.

Tricia said...

So cute. I love the heat transfer t's (especially the birds). The elephants are adorable.

Kourtney said...

You are nothing short of amazing!!!

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Never fails with surprises - but at least you were able to pack it up and still surprise her. Such a cute spread and the little t's are so cute! Ruby definately needs a couple of those! Jenn

VickiT said...

Wow. You did an amazing job at all the decorations. LOVE IT! Poor Momma to be is probably going to be very sad she missed the surprise.

kathleen said...

Even if you did not make all the food, I am so impressed. It still took time to buy the stuff and to make all the awesome decorations. You have a wee one that takes a bunch of time too!! So pretty!!!

Sarah from the pep group said...

Hi Jill,
Could you share the recipe of the cherry and almond cupcakes, it was so delicious!
So happy to have the privilege to know you in person :)
Sarah

Dee said...

I love the fact that the mommy was a no show! Then I thought wouldn' t that be a great idea to have a Silhouette party without the mommy to create all new fun things!! I just might do it!

Ginger Danson said...

How cute! I must ask, where did you get the t-shirt? I've been searching, but can't find any!

Amy M said...

hey jill, can you enlighten me how you imported your picnik image to your silhouette machine?
thanks! : )

The Williamson's said...

Hey jill, I was wondering what kind of heat transfer you used the smooth or the flocked? Thanks! :)