Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Elephant Baby Shower

I'm sorry my blog's been quiet lately. The shower season is starting again, so I've been busy creating invitations, decorations, and food. Last year I hosted and/or co-hosted 18 bridal/baby showers! It was so much fun and I am looking forward to hosting again this year. I already have 8 "in the works", so I'll be curious to see if there will be more than 18 this year.

The first shower was this past Saturday and it was elephant themed. I have many shower ideas and have created inspiration boards for them on Pinterest (many are in "hiding" until the shower happens so that they are a surprise to the bride or mommy-to-be) and I will put a link below to my Elephant Pinterest board, so you can see where some of the ideas came from.

To start off I created elephant shaped invitations using Cutting Cafe's Elephant Shaped Card. This month Tombow sent the Stamp Runner, Dot Pattern Adhesive for being on the Brand Ambassador program. This came at the perfect time as I was just starting on my invites. I did run out of adhesive, but had a refill, so was able to finish them out.

The colors I used to create with were gray, soft coral, and mint. Here are the decorations I made:
For the center pieces, I made yarn pom poms in mint, white, gray and dark salmon (I didn't have any peach yarn, but would have rather used it). I also made some fabric flags using the fabric left over from the gift I made the new mommy.

I used the same elephant cutting file for the front of the cold coffee jars, but just shrunk them down to fit the jars. I used just a little Mono Multi Liquid Glue to keep the flag from slipping down on the skewers. I also used Tombow's Power Tabs to adhere the elephants to the ribbon.

Here is a peek at the sign in table as the guests walked into the church:

I spray painted a frame with white chalk paint and just inserted a printable I found on line. You can find it on my pinterest board as well. It comes in 3 different colors. The size is 8.5 x 11, but I shrunk it down to 4" x 6" to fit my frame.

Baby banner I made that hung above the food table. The elephants on the end are from My Scrap Chick's Elephant Treat Box.

Cute plates from Target
 I couldn't find any napkins to match, so just used white napkins and stamped them with Inky Antics' Birthday Elephant Honey Pop Clear Set (11024 MC).

For food we served Elephant Ear Bread. You can find the recipe on my pinterest board, but I just used my favorite sweet bread recipe and then made as the directions say, with the exception of the powdered sugar topping. That is too sweet for me, so I just made the recipe and didn't add the powdered sugar and drizzled that caramel topping on the top after it baked.

Nutter Butter cookies dipped in colored almond bark

"Elephant Trunk Jello Roll-Ups" (name I made up, these just reminded me of an elephant trunk). You can find the recipe here. I have made these many times for many occasions and they are always loved by all.

Not shown was a silver bucket with cashews which I thought mimicked an elephant's trunk as well and to drink, a simple punch made with orange sherbet and 7-Up.

and last, but not least is this sweet pillow I created for the baby: I used different fonts and cut them with my Silhouette and then used wonder under to iron on to the fabric and sewed around each letter.

Elephant Pinterest Board
Chalkboard Easel


  1. oh my everything is so stinking it

  2. What a great party you put together there. And I love that pillow! :)