Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A Pink Elephant Baby Shower

I recently had the honor of designing a baby shower for a group of women that were hosting a shower for an expecting neighbor. The mommy-to-be is expecting a baby girl, is an animal lover, and likes anything with chocolate. This was an exciting project for me because I could really go in any direction that I wanted with the theme. I choose a pink elephant as the "mascot" and the rest followed.

Here is a sample of the invitation that I created for the shower:

Because the shower was being held in January and the guest of honor loves chocolate so much, I decided that a dessert table and a variety of hot beverages would be perfect for this shower. Here are some of my pre-party set-up photos:

I used minature fondant pink elephants and gray gumballs to decorate the cake and cupcakes.

I created a coordinating framed monogram with the babies initals to be displayed at the shower and for the mommy-to-be to take home.

I made pink fondant elephants to dress up sugar cookies for the dessert table. See my DIY here.

Here are a few pictures from the actual shower. The dessert table included a cupcake tower topped with a mini elephant cake, chocolate chip cookies, cheesecake bites, chocolate mousse, fresh fruit and homemade marshmellows with chocolate fondue, and mini elephant sugar cookies.

I made elephant wraps to go around the chocolate mousse cups.

The beverage table included hot cider, hot chocolate, coffee, and strawberry iced water.

The hostesses wanted to send attendees home with a simple favor that was useful and reflected the theme of the shower. I made these elephant wrapped pillow boxes and tucked a package of Red Velvet Chocolate Herbal Tea inside each one.

This was such a fun shower to design. I hope that you enjoyed it!

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  1. So cute & sweet! Kudos to you for doing the decorating & making the treats!

  2. do you sell those precious invitations?

  3. I'm looking for resources on this post - help!

  4. You should blur your clients name address and phone number from the invitations...very unprofessional to post it like that!!

  5. Hi! Love the idea, I am actually trying to replicate......only issue is I can't find a pink elephant as cute as the one you have.....any ideas where I can get one?

  6. The pink elephants actually look so girly, always thought they were more suited for boys. But this one fits right in with baby shower ideas for girls. Really cute!