Looking for some inspiration for an elephant themed baby shower? You’re in the right place! Come see the invitation, games, food, party favors and all the decorations from the party I threw for my best friend, Kristen. Plus, check out my free resource library for plenty of printables to help you along the way.
When someone special to me is having a baby I basically insist on helping with the shower. Call me cheesy, but I just love baby showers. There’s something about diapers, onesies, and pacifiers that make my heart smile and my “mommy radars” go wild!
With my cousin Chelsea having two baby girls within the last two years, I’ve been able to brush up on my baby shower planning skills. You can see the amazing Baby Sprinkle my mom and I threw for her most recent “Bundle of Joy” here. It came out so stinking cute I just can’t stand it! It’s become one of the most visited posts on my website thus far.
When I found out my best friend Kristen was having a baby, I pretty much nominated myself to take control of the shower. Lucky for me she said yes! I was even luckier that our friend Melanie wanted to be a part of it too. It was obvious from day one that this shower was going to be amazing.
And an amazing success it was! We had the best time last weekend at Kristen’s Shower and I’ve been busting at the seams to share all the details with you. Are you ready for it?
Presenting Kristen’s Baby Shower!
Kristen is having a baby boy. He’s still nameless (he was supposed to be named before the shower 😮), but we do know his nursery will be elephant themed and incorporate the colors navy, gray and white. We used the same theme and colors for the shower.
Here is a picture of the invitation I created for the shower. I used a website called Canva. I made the invitation 4 inches by 6 inches and had them printed through Walmart’s Photo Center.
Before sending out the invitation, I placed a Diaper Raffle ticket in each envelope. Any guest bringing diapers to the party had their name placed in a basket and we pulled a winner for a prize. Download your copy from my free resource library. You can snag the password using the form at the bottom of the post.
The decorations for the shower were simple and sweet. I purchased all the decorations from Joann Fabric and the Dollar Tree.
The banner on the mantle was made from two separate banners I combined together. I purchased them both at Joann Fabric. I took the “sweet baby” banner and added the navy color using a banner pad I purchased from Joann Fabric. The tissue paper flowers were purchased from the Dollar Tree.
All the food items were labeled using gift tags purchased at Joann Fabric. Melanie simply took a navy tag and folded it in half to act as a stand. She then wrote the food item with permanent marker on the elephant gift tag. Using a piece of tape, she then attached the elephant tag to the “stand”. Lastly, she tied the gift tag string into a cute little bow and voila!
We added additional tissue paper flowers and paper streamers to the bar area to tie things together with the color scheme.
Lucky for me, I already had these cute white baskets lined with gray fabric covered in white polka dots. I purchased them at Home Goods a couple of years ago. We used these baskets for a couple of things: Diaper Raffle, Party Favors, and There’s a Bun in the Oven game.
I did find this adorable paper mache elephant at Joann Fabric that I painted. We displayed it during the party but I sent it home with Kristen after the shower to use in the baby’s room.
Food and Drinks
The shower started at 11 am so we went with a brunch theme for the food.
- Egg Salad
- Tuna Salad
- Chicken Salad
- Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad
- Mediterranean Orzo Salad
- Yogurt Bar (strawberry and vanilla yogurt, granola and fresh berries)
- French Toast Casserole
- Bagels (from Panera cut into fours)
- Mini Muffins (banana, blueberry and lemon poppyseed)
For the drinks, we put together a Mimosa bar. For the champagne, I purchased both Prosecco and Pink Moscato. We had fruit punch, orange juice and Bloody Mary mix (Kristen’s favorite) that I poured into pitchers I found at the Dollar Tree. Those who wanted to drink could make an alcoholic version and those that didn’t could stick just with the juice. We also had bottled water.
Dessert and Party Favors
Melanie was in charge of the dessert and party favors. She has a friend who makes custom cupcakes, and let me tell you, they were delicious! Melanie went with 1 dozen large and then 2 dozen mini cupcakes. The flavors were: cookies and cream, blueberry lemonade, and almond with strawberry cream. The larger cupcakes were topped with fondant elephants to go along with the theme.
The party favors were also made by the same woman. They were cookies in the shape of elephants! Melanie placed them in cellophane bags and tied them with gray curly ribbon.
We had four games during the baby shower. Two were games that the guests needed to get up and move around to participate in; the other two were stationary.
Diaper Pong: I played this game at my cousin Chelsea’s Baby Sprinkle. You can click on over and see what the game is all about. Plus, you can get the rules in my free resource library. Don’t forget you need to fill the form out below to get the password.
Poopy Diaper Game: You will need 6 diapers and 6 different chocolate bars for this game. Number each diaper. In the microwave, melt a chocolate bar and place it in the first diaper. Continue by melting all the rest of the chocolate and putting one kind in each of the six diapers. Provide each guest with an index card or piece of paper along with a pen. Next, guests have to look, smell, or do whatever they need to determine what kind of chocolate is in each diaper. The guest with the most correct wins a prize. Our winner got all 6 correct. Way to go, Sandy!
Diaper Raffle: I discussed this game earlier. Anyone who brings diapers for the new baby gets to put their name in a basket. One name is chosen for a prize. Diaper Raffle tickets can be printed from the resource library.
There’s a Bun in the Oven: This doubles as a game and a cute accessory to wear during the shower! Everyone receives a pin to wear that has a beautiful dress showing off a cute baby belly. Inside the dress I placed white felt to make all the pregnant bellies except for one dress which I used brown felt instead. At the end of the party, everyone takes off the pin and looks inside their dress. The one person who has the brown felt has “the bun in the oven” and is the winner of the game. Click here for the exact steps to make the pins for this game.
And there you have it, Kristen’s Elephant Themed Baby Shower! I honestly couldn’t be happier with the way things turned out. Everyone had a great time, but most importantly the Mother-To-Be enjoyed her family and friends. What a wonderful celebration for this new baby boy that’s going to make his way into the world soon!
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