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 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