I made two small cut lines in the middle of them so I could just feed the straw through. They turned out fantastic. As well I made several little bow ties for the classic "Don't Say Baby" game. If you've never been to a baby shower, this is a great game. I gave everyone a bow tie as soon as they got there. The objective is to not say the word "baby", which is harder than one thinks. Especially at a party dedicated to a baby. Some people really have fun with this and will ask others questions where the answer includes the forbidden word. If you catch someone saying the word then you get all of their game pieces, if you don't catch them in the moment they say it then they are safe. It's a pretty fun game and really is a great ice breaker too.
I also made some of those tissue paper tassels that have been showing up everywhere lately, this was a pretty easy project as well. I found the tutorial here.
At this shower we also had everyone bring a bead for a blessingway necklace. A blessingway necklace is something to give to the mother to show her support for the upcoming birth and it is supposed to give good luck. I took all the beads home and am putting it together for her. I will post some photos of it when I am done. Each bead is to represent something from the giver to the mother.
Want to see what my friends in the Silhouette Challenge made this month? Hop around on these links below. If you own a Silhouette and want to a part of this amazing group email Lauren over at the The Thinking Closet and let her know I sent you!
Organizing for Preschool by Life After Laundry
Strawberry Shortcake Party Favors with Silhouette Seed Packets by It Happens in a Blink
Look At Me! Vinyl Decal with Free File by Get Silvered Craft
Stamped Wrapping Paper Tutorial by The Thinking Closet
Titi's Freezer Paper Stenciled Butterflies Onesie! by TitiCrafty
Gender Reveal Fabric Banner by Create & Babble
Monster Crossing Test Tube Holder by My Happy Place
Preschool Lovey Book by A Tossed Salad Life
Front Door Sign by Cutesy Crafts
Paper Pumpkin Banner by Chicken Scratch NY
Fall Decor with the Silhouette by Coley's Corner
Happy Fall Y'all by Tanya's Creative Space
Crafting for Disney: Stroller Signs & Kid Shirts by From Wine to Whine
Halloween Lights by Lil' Mrs. Tori
Customized Disney T-Shirts by DailyDwelling
Craft Room Labels by Super Sweet Life
Tried & True Coloring Print In 3D! by Tried & True
Clean Eating Menu Planning and Magnet Board by The House on Hillbrook
Toddler Growth Chart by Joy and Gladness of Heart
DIY Anthropologie Inspired Chalk Board Storage Jars by 4 You With Love
"Let's Hear it For the Boys!" by An Elegant Touch