"Mint to Be" Baby Shower featuring Martha Stewart and Cricut

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Do you know a mama-to-be that was meant to be a mommy?  Then you are going to love this "Mint to Be" Baby Shower theme!  I am so excited to share this party with you.  It's my latest collaboration with Cricut, Martha Stewart, and Michaels, and it's full of beautiful colors and easy ideas that you can recreate at home, which will make planning your baby shower a breeze!

When it comes to color combos, you just can't get much prettier than mint and blush!  The Mint and Blush Martha Stewart Collection has a gorgeous array of party goodies that are so soft and delicate...just adorable for a baby shower.  

You guys know I can't resist a good play on words, so the pretty shade of mint in these goodies created the perfect opportunity for me to get a little punny, thus the "Mint to Be" Shower Theme was born!

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There are TEN stunning Martha Stewart party collections available, and they are sold exclusively at Michaels Stores.  So far I've designed parties around the Cotton Candy and Gold collections (see the parties here and here), and I've been so impressed with how many items are available to choose from in each line!  The pic above is just a peek of what's included in the Mint and Blush Collection.  Isn't it all so pretty?  I love the elegance that the simple touches of gold add to the pieces.  

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To create the tablescape for this Mint to Be Baby Shower, I started by layering solid and patterned plates on top of the beautiful floral tablecloth.  Pretty pink napkins and gold flatware helped anchor the place settings.

Gold-trimmed blush favor boxes topped with fluffy tissue paper flowers sat atop each set of plates and added a feminine feel to the table.  The flowers, leaves, and adhesive are all included with the purchase of the favor boxes, so all you need to do is fluff the flowers and use the adhesive to attach them to the boxes.  So easy and convenient!!!

I loooove the straws in this collection!  They are very sturdy, clear straws that are adorned with the floral pattern from the tablecloth.  Little gold flags are included in the packaging and are simply tied around the straws for a delicate embellishment.

Pretty cupcake picks were used as cupcake toppers, and I also transformed some into party decor.  I cut mint doilies in half and then attached them to white paper cups using double-sided tape.  I inserted the cupcake picks into the tops of inverted cups to create some visual interest between the cupcakes.

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Even though mommies to be have to forfeit cocktails while their babies are brewing, it's still fun to spoil them with a special drink.  Hence:  Mommy Mocktails!  

Our mocktail was a concoction consisting of raspberry lemonade, Sprite, and mint leaves.  

I served the mocktails in clear glass milk jars to show off the color of the sweet sips.  I created "Mommy Mocktail" labels by cutting gold foil text with our Cricut Explore Air 2™ Special Edition Martha Stewart Machine and adding it to favor labels from the party collection.  Then I simply adhered them to the bottles with double-sided tape.  I've saved the project in Design Space here so you can easily recreate these at home.  

The patterned straws looked so pretty in the bottles, don't you think?

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This backdrop just may be my favorite decor element of the entire baby shower.  

I la, la, love the poofy tissue paper flowers in this collection and the impact they have on the entire setup!  They're so eye catching!  

They're also the perfect anchors for the pretty mint canvas banner.  

I turned to my Cricut Martha machine again to add the text, and I'm still blown away by how easy personalizing my party goods is using this machine (available exclusively at Michaels)!

It can cut up to 100 different materials ranging from card stock to cork (see what I did with cork here), and so much more, and it cuts twice as fast as previous models.  

One of the things I love most about the machine is the Bluetooth capability it has.  No need to plug-in to use the machine!  Cut from your laptop, your phone, or your desk top with NO WIRES!  It's sooooo convenient!

You're free use your own images and fonts to create one-of-a-kind unique designs, or you can choose from thousands of ready-to-make projects, if that's what floats your boat.  The possibilities are endless!  

Take a peek below for the step-by-step of how I created this party banner and see for yourself how easy it is to create with this incredible machine!

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First, open this project in Design Space and click "Make it."  Since you are using iron-on, be sure to mirror the image before proceeding.

***If you choose to stick the "to be a" text directly onto the wall instead of ironing it onto the banner, please see the note below the instructions prior to cutting. ***

  1. Place Gold Foil iron-on shiny-side-down on the cutting mat.
  2. Load the mat and cut.
  3. Weed (peel away) excess material using the weeding tool.
  4. Cut the carrier sheet so that you have individual pieces for each letter/word.  
  5. Use the Cricut EasyPress or an iron to adhere your letters to the canvas.  If you are using an EasyPress, follow the recommended settings here.  Otherwise, the iron settings can be found on the iron-on material packaging.  Get more info for using foil iron-on here.
  6. Let the material cool, then peel away the carrier sheet.
  7. String the banner tiles together and hang!

***NOTE:  I ended up sticking the "to be a" text to the wall instead of ironing it onto the banner.  If you choose to do the same, cut those words out of gold adhesive foil and use transfer tape to adhere them in place on the wall.  Adhesive foil gets cut shiny side up, and you will not mirror the image for that cut.

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Pretty simple, and soooo sweet, right?  I hope you've been inspired to recreate a "Mint to Be" Baby Shower of your own, or at least have your wheels spinning over how to incorporate some of these ideas into your next celebration!  

Be sure to check out my other Cricut, Martha Stewart, and Michaels collaborations for even more celebration inspiration:

If you like these ideas, please "Like," "Pin," "Share" or "Tweet!"  Or, you can just shout it from the rooftops, if that's your thing.  Thanks bunches!!!  :) 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

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