The sweet little baby this shower was thrown for turned 1 this summer and I thought it was the perfect time to share. Her mama LOVES Elvis my friend and I knew we had to incorporate this into our party without being too cheesy. This was a first girl after 2 boys so we also wanted a soft feminine party. After many brainstorming sessions we decided on Shake, Rattle & Roll. This combo of classic baby images and fun Elvis wording created a fun whimsical baby shower theme.
We used a bottle (Shake), Rattle, and Stroller (Roll) as our images with soft baby pink and mint green accents. I punched my printable Shake Rattle & Roll cupcake toppers out with a scalloped punch for an extra girly touch.
All of the food was Elvis inspired. We used elements from his favorite foods to create out menu. Peanut butter banana bars, coconut macaroons (he loved coconut cake), and lemon meringue parfaits.
We hosted the shower at the bride to be’s church rec room. It was a large space with not great lighting. We made it cozier by using round tables just in one half of the room for guests all focused towards the main table and mom to be’s chair. Each table had either a centerpiece circle in a scalloped pot or diaper cake, mini tissue poms, plus a frame with Elvis lyrics, place settings with a favor, game card, and drink jar.
Cupcake toppers were used on the drink jars as a cute little tag.
We used pink Hershey’s kisses in clear bags tied with a printable favor tag for a sweet treat for each guests to take home.
My friend made these gorgeous diaper cakes for the tables. They were topped with printable centerpiece circles and pink curly ribbons. We wrapped the layers with pink and mint fabric and layers of ribbons. I love how they turned out! Such a pretty decoration and gift for the mom to be.
The last Elvis touch were these adorable blue suede shoes my friend found as a gift for the mama. Such a sweet and special baby shower celebrating baby Presley! Yes you read that right. Baby girl was named Presley after Elvis himself. So fun!
Find the printable Shake Rattle & Roll package here!
5M Creations August 3rd, 2020
Posted In: Baby Shower
Tags: baby shower, elvis baby shower, printable decor, shake rattle roll
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A few weekends ago I had the pleasure of hosting a baby shower for a friend’s baby girl. She chose an elephant theme in her nursery so I went with the same theme. I love being able to use the nursery theme when designing a baby shower. I use decorations from the shower as a gift for the mom to be.
I started this set with the base of my original boy Elephant baby shower I designed a few years ago. I swapped the colors for a soft baby pink and gray and updated some of the designs. Be watching for an updated boy version soon. I had fun adding some layered die cut card stock elements to my printables for this party. 5M Creations originally began with all die cut layered party décor. It was fun to use them again. I love the mix of patterns you get with printables and the texture the layered card stock brings.
As one of the gifts for the mom to be I created this diaper cake. If you have never made one, it is just diapers rolled up to make each tier. I prefer Pampers Swaddlers(since they are white) in a size 1. I bought these sweet pink and gray fabrics at my local craft store. I cut them to the size I needed and secured them in the back with straight pins. You can use swaddle or receiving blankets as well if you find some that match your colors.
I created a mini Baby banner in this printable elephant baby shower package to use on the middle tier. I added die cut elephants to the end and secured them to lollipop sticks. I also used one our the printable centerpiece circles for the bottom tier.
For the top tiers I found this adorable pink elephant plush at Target! I was so thrilled. Isn’t it the cutest. I also found a set of baby headbands in white and this soft pink bow. It was the perfect accent for the top tier. This is another way to tie in a gift for mom in your decorations.
I kept the sweets simple with classic white cupcakes. I added sweet cupcake toppers punched with a scallop punch for a girly touch. I love this cake stand from Home Goods. I can swap out the ribbon to match any theme I need.
My printable elephant centerpiece circles were dressed up with an extra layer of scalloped circles behind them. Add them to a cute pink bucket and they are a perfect focal point for any table.
One of my favorite drink containers to use are these glass milk bottles. I have mentioned in previous posts that I purchase starbucks coffee in these bottles and remove the labels. So much less expensive than buying fancy glassware. Add a cute printable water bottle wrap and a paper straw to add to any party theme.
I love the little details in parties. These printable napkin wraps are a perfect way to add an extra little touch of cuteness. Plain silverware and napkins become part of the décor.
Tissue poms are such a fun decoration for a baby shower. They are so soft and whimsical. My table was very deep and I needed a way to fill the space without making it look to busy. Tissue poms were perfect. They pulled in the colors of the party perfectly while serving a purpose. I used them on the wall as well around the banners. Tissue poms are such an inexpensive way to add big impact to a party space. You can find a tutorial here.
For party favors I used pink and white circus cookies in these tiny clear boxes. They were an adorable sweet treat to send with guests as they left. However most of them were eaten before they even got out the door. You are never to old for animal crackers.
I tied a printable favor tag punched with a scallop punch to each box with a simple white ribbon.
My printable elephant baby shower décor package includes an It’s A Girl banner. For this party I created a banner using the baby’s name so that it could be used in t he nursery as well. Personalization is always an option with any of my party packages.
This elephant pennant banner dressed up a mirror in my party space that was over the food table. It is included in the package.
As guests entered the party I had them put addresses on envelopes to make it easier for mom to send out thank you cards. I printed a set of matching printable elephant thank you cards to send with the mom as well. This sweet L was created by purchasing a wooden letter from the craft store. I traced it onto scrapbook paper and glued the paper to the letter. I added one of the die cut elephants. Decoration that doubles as a gift.
Another sweet gift for mom were these blessing cards. Guests wrote messages to the baby girl. Add them to an album for a sweet keepsake to look back on years later.
Last in my photo story, but really first… as guests entered they were greeted by this welcome sign. It would be adorable on a nursery door as well.
I love the soft look of this pink and gray combo. It was such a fun party to design. The full party décor package and printable elephant baby shower invitation are both in my shop. I hope you enjoyed this party as much as I did.
5M Creations February 22nd, 2018
Posted In: Baby Shower
Tags: baby shower, Banner, centerpiece, cupcake toppers, elephant, favor tag, girl, girl party, party favor, pink gray, tissue poms
This tribal baby shower has become a best seller in my shop. I thought it was about time to share with you all the party details.
I was honored to co-host a baby shower for a dear friend’s 2nd baby boy. She had a squirrel as her only suggestion for a theme. I love throwing showers that I can incorporate decor into a gift for their nursery. We had done a fox woodland theme (you can see it on the blog) for her last son so wanted to go a slightly different direction. We did more of a tribal feeling theme. We used teepees, arrows, feathers, and the cute little gray squirrel. It was such a fun theme that lent itself to so many cute details. This set is available in my shop showing WITHOUT the squirrel since he was such a custom request but he is a cute add on I include as a freebie with the package. Enjoy the party pics below.
These layered banners made such a big impact in the room. I love the use of twine to tie them continuing the earth tones.
The row of arrows tie into the patterns on the It’s A Boy banner. The tiny teepees were clipped onto the twine with mini clothespins. All of these items are included in the tribal baby shower printable party decor package. The package also includes images of teepees, arrows, and dream catchers if you are not using squirrels. These would all be adorable in the new baby’s nursery after the shower.
This cake was custom made to coordinate with our invitation. You can see the inspiration at the bottom of this page. I love the look of the cake on the woven basket and tree slice.
We tried to incorporate as many natural elements as we could. This branch frame was the perfect addition and a great find at a local craft store. The addition of the clothespins and baby photos made a great gift for the mom to be.
We had a second table just for the all the yummy food. On the back wall you can see 3 custom pieces of art that will be used as a gift for mom for baby’s room. The center image has all of baby’s birth stats. This shower was thrown after his arrival. I am working on adding more sets like this to my shop soon.
A sweet printable centerpiece incorporated baby’s name and the images used throughout the party. As I mentioned before several other images are available in the tribal baby shower printable party decor package.
These little teepee hats were one of my favorite items we created. They were on both tables in the 2 coordinating papers. The paper feathers were the perfect touch.
My favorite stacking tray was used once again in this shower. Tiny little acorn cookies filled the top tier, pinecones to add to the nature feel and yummy veggie cups.
There were lots of yummy food items for guests to enjoy. Pinwheel sandwiches, cheese and crackers, apples and dip.
These tiny chicken salad appetizers were an easy but savory item to include. For baby showers I love doing an assortment of finger foods that feel fancy. The chocolate dipped pretzels mimicked our trees on the decor perfectly.
Once again here is my love for napkin wraps. These were made from the matching patterned paper and placed in a cute mini wheel barrow. The wooden silverware follows our natural elements throughout the baby shower.
Since we did not have cupcakes I used the toppers on glass milk bottles for the guests to enjoy beverage in. A touch of twine and a paper straw dressed up an ordinary container.
The beverages were in the kitchen, but there was no reason this space should be ignored. A branch with pinecones and a simple vase of flowers pulled together an otherwise boring area.
My co-host found these sweet items for the baby’s nursery so we used them on our gift table. Isn’t that wooden teepee art amazing?
We played 2 games. The Price is Right and Scattergories. I don’t know about you but I am not a huge fan of typical baby shower games. These were fun and brought out the creativity and competitiveness of the group. They will be available in my shop shortly along with a bingo card.
As guests entered and left the party this was in the entry. I created another large sign that could be used in baby’s nursery but also welcomed guests to the space. Don’t be afraid to use frames already in your home by adding custom art.
Each guest signed this squirrel book with a message for baby as he grows. What a special keepsake from a fun day.
The blue jars you see were the prizes for the games. Mason jars make such cute vessels for so many things. We had them filled with flowers in several places as well as the acorns above.
The favor bags each had a printable favor tag and paper feather clipped with the mini clothespin. Inside were yummy truffles and salted caramel chocolates. I love sending guests home with something to remind them of the party.
The Tribal Baby Shower Printable Decor Package is available in my etsy shop. It is also available in girl colors. If you love this set but are throwing a shower for someone who doesn’t know the gender just message me. I would be happy to do it with Baby Shower wording vs It’s a Boy/Girl!
This is the original invitation created for the shower. I love the tall trees on either side.
I also created this version in both a baby shower and birthday party layout. Wouldn’t a Tribal Birthday Party or a Wild One Birthday Party theme be so fun?
It is also available in girl colors.
If you throw a party using either of these packages I would love to see photos of your event. You can email them to email@example.com. I am always looking for parties to feature here or in my shop.
5M Creations June 9th, 2017
Posted In: Baby Shower, Boy Birthday Party
Tags: baby shower, Banner, birthday party, centerpiece, printable decor, printable party, teepee, tribal
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This baby shower was one of my favorites. I helped a friend with the decor to celebrate her sister(my friend) and new nephew on the way. Her nursery was a fox theme so we went with a woodland fox themed baby shower.
This little guy is so sweet! I love this fox cake with a cute flag bunting. A wood slice is the perfect stand to compliment our woodland theme.
We had lots of fun food for this woodland baby shower. Accents of pine cones, woven trays, and burlap gave a rustic feel to the elegant platters.
Pine cone cheese ball.
Dipped marshmallows, jam tarts, mini banana cream pies, mini cheesecakes.
These adorable acorn cookies are such a fun addition. Hershey’s kisses, mini golden oreos, and chocolate chips make these tiny little treats.
Forest animal ginger cookies.
Create a space for your guests to leave gifts and leave a note for baby. For this shower guests signed a Dr. Suess fox book for baby to keep.
My favorite part of baby showers is making personalized decor that can be used in their nursery. The host created this great fox canvas mimicking the arrow pattern from the decor and the word fox contrasting in a pop of orange. Also featured was a framed printable with the baby’s name and meaning. The adorable fox canvas toy box was a gift.
Our printable fox baby shower centerpiece is also a fun addition to any nursery after the party. Add a little twine and kraft colored crinkle paper to a metal tin to complete the look.
A fireplace is a great place for banners to be featured. We used the woodland animal printable circles to create a mini banner along with more triangles strung together.
Paper mache latters are easily dressed up to be a statement piece with just a little paint. Another great gift for the mommy to be. The base kraft color of the letters ties into the rustic woodland feel.
I created a printable bingo card for the baby shower game. Have guests write in gifts they think the mommy to be will open. As she opens presents they can mark off the ones they got correct. 5 across makes BINGO.
A cute chalkboard is a great way to reserve mom’s special chair for gift opening.
To find all the printable woodland fox baby shower decoration items above and lots more you can purchase this package in my etsy shop.
I offer a matching printable fox baby shower invitation.
Also available is the printable fox bingo baby shower game.
Watch for another fun woodland shower coming soon.
5M Creations November 3rd, 2016
Posted In: Baby Shower
Tags: baby shower, Banner, boy party, cake, centerpiece, fox, invitation, party food, printable decor, woodland
This adorable boy elephant baby shower was thrown for a friend. She loved the Carter’s navy and light blue elephant clothing line that was out at the time. I used that as inspiration for this set. Our mutual friend Danielle hosted this party and went with carnival inspired food and of course peanuts. It was so much fun.
This adorable wreath made from diapers is paired with our printable elephant welcome sign to greet guests. It would be so cute on a nursery door for the mommy to be.
Just as the guests entered there was a table with a Guess How Many Peanuts game and cards for writing blessings to the baby. I love the use of tissue poms on the vases to look like flowers. Such a great pop of color.
Here is a closer look at the game. The food tent cards were repurposed as entry cards. Guests wrote their name and guess on them.
This sweet elephant pennant banner was a fun addition to the doorway into the party.
There was so much yummy food at this party. For the carnival food theme there were lots of foods on sticks.
Take a look at that cute elephant tissue pom. Isn’t he adorable. Here is a closer look at some of the yummy food for the Elephant Baby Shower. Blue chocolate chip cookies. ham and cheese pinwheels, berry sweet rolls, homemade potato chips in fun carnival striped bags.
Mini elephant ears, corn dogs, anti pasta on a stick, and veggie sticks. There were also fruit skewers. Delicious!
I love the look of napkin wraps at a party. It is such an easy thing to do and has such a big impact. These cute mommy and baby elephants look adorable wrapped around the silverware.
Throughout the party there were several elephant centerpiece sets. I love the use of peanuts in the jars throughout.
Here is another fun centerpiece and banner display. I love the use of the onesie in it. Such a clever idea. This banner is made from the centerpiece circles. Don’t be afraid to get creative with the elephant printable baby shower decorations.
Even the party game prizes were dressed up to match the theme. A plain white bag with a centerpiece circle tie it all together.
Tissue poms can add so much color throughout a party. Don’t be afraid to go crazy. Multiple sizes, colors, flat or hanging.
These origami elephants will be such a cute mobile for the baby’s nursery. You can see behind them is a clothes pin line filled with the Carter’s elephant clothing line. It doubles as decor and a gift for mom.
As the guests left there was a peanut bar. Fill a bag with your favorites for an easy baby shower favor.
These cute mini canning jars made the perfect container topped with a printable favor tag for pastel m&ms. Another sweet baby shower favor for guests to pick up as they left.
There were so many fun touches at the elephant baby shower. Be creative with your decor and think outside the box. You can find the printable party package and matching invite in my etsy shop.
I also have a matching Bingo Card perfect for a Baby Shower Game.
This set is also available in pinks and gray for a Girl Baby Shower.
5M Creations September 16th, 2016
Posted In: Baby Shower
Tags: baby shower, elephant, printable decor