DIY Elephant Themed Baby Shower

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With tips and tricks on throwing a DIY Elephant Themed Baby Shower, these ideas on food and decor will thrill both the expectant mom and party guests alike.

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My first grandson is now nine weeks old and I promised myself I’d share the shower I threw for my daughter before he was crawling around! 

Aiden James Baldridge entered the world four weeks early and threw us all into a panic (you can read the story here).

A group of people posing for the camera

He was worth every minute of those days and was the best reason ever to throw an elephant themed baby shower!

Elephant Themed Baby Shower

Rachel used gray and light blue in the nursery with some elephant decor and I wanted to follow along in our party.

Ann McElaney-Johnson et al. posing for a photo

If you remember the gender reveal party Rachel and I put together you might want to watch carefully for repurposed decorations here.

My niece Jennifer (photographer extraordinare) did all the graphics for the party and provided the cake and cupcakes as well.

Party Invitation

Isn’t this invitation Jennifer designed just darling?

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 Party Decorations

I saved the party decorations from the gender reveal (at least the blue ones) and reused them, including the pom poms and paper wheels.

 Shower and Party

Recognize this chalkboard paper banner? I also used it at my Super Bowl party as well as the gender reveal.

Chalkboard paint and Party

My youngest daughter did the chalkboard for the punch table. 

A close up of a blackboard

(Please forgive the imperfect photos. It’s hard to hostess and take pictures!)

Party Food

I went very simple for the party with finger foods like Sausage Rollups, chicken dip, ham buns and salsa.

A vase of flowers on a table 

Same blue dollar store buckets (from the reveal) were used for chips.

A box filled with different types of food on a table, with Shower and Party

 The elephant cake was the star of the food table.

A cake sitting on top of a table

 Isn’t it just lovely?

A close up of a decorated cake on a table

Cupcakes were gorgeous and scrumptious! 

A birthday cake

I made the simplest blue frozen punch and froze ice cubes for it the night before.

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Party Entertainment

The most hysterical party game? Name the poopy diaper, which was really different kinds of candy bars melted in individual disposable diapers. Each party guest took a stab at naming the chocolate.

A box of doughnuts on a table

As much of a chocoholic as I am I did terrible! My nose totally failed me!

A girl holding a book shelf

One of the other group activities was the “wishes for baby” card we had everyone fill out. It was fun to see how each of the guests filled it out differently.

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At the shower I also had a onesie for all of us to sign. My best advice would be to have extras! I bought some  brand new ones at a yard sale for a quarter each so when I messed up a couple it wasn’t too bad! 

A person with collar shirt

Party Favors

Jennifer designed these adorable popcorn wrappers based on this idea. She had them printed for me and I simply rolled them up and used a glue stick to adhere one end to the other.


Jennifer also made a ribbon corsage for the mom to be and one for the nana and aunt to be Stephanie. So cute!

Shower and Party

Shower and Party

 We had a wonderful afternoon together and Rachel got some great gifts.

Shower and Party

Abigail Wolff sitting next to a window

Would you like to see more of my party ideas? Check out my daughter’s 16th birthday party, my husband’s graduation party and the baby gender reveal.

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  1. Would love to know how she made the ribbon corsage as i’m not very crafty but love the idea

    1. Hi, Shannon. I don’t have a tutorial on my site but if you look on Pinterest I’m sure you can find one for the corsage. It was adorable! Have a great day!

    1. Hi, Karma. We aren’t selling the invitations. They were just made for the shower only. Sorry! You might try etsy for some invites that are available. Good luck!

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