09 Sep

Modern Elephant Baby Shower Inspiration

Modern Elephant Baby Shower Ideas

I fell in love with this adorable Gaby the Elephant plush toy recently and couldn’t resist designing a party inspiration board around her! Here’s what I’m thinking…

Pictured above: Momma & Baby Elephant Mobile invites; Swan Ivory Striped Lunch Napkins; for “napkin rings” – Orange Crush Stripe Paper Ribbons; (also great for embellishing favors & vases!); and a fun accent for signature drinks: Pink Elephant Swizzle Sticks.

Modern Elephant Baby Shower Ideas

For floral centerpieces, it would be cute to line the walls of vases with peanuts (this is also a popular technique for fruit slices). You’ll need a skinny bud vase to go inside a larger cylinder vase. Put the water & flower stems in the bud vase, then fill the gap in between the vase walls with shelled peanuts!

Keep the flowers simple and sweet, like the white hydrangea and peony/orchid/protea examples above.

Next up, how cute are these Painted Elephant Sugar Cookies from etsy shop Sugar & Flour?!

Modern Elephant Baby Shower Ideas
Note: In the photo above, I adjusted the shade of pink icing slightly to match this party better. You can request custom colors from the vendor!

And last but not least, for party decor that doubles as a fun gift for mom-to-be, check out these fun & wonderfully contemporary Applique Elephant onesies, bibs, blankets and more from esty shop Tadpole Creations. (multiple colorways available in dot & stripe patterns!)

Modern Elephant Baby Shower Ideas

Modern Elephant Baby Shower Ideas


Have more elephant-inspired ideas to add to this board? Please share them below! =)

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Camille SAYS:

Most people avoid talking about the pink elephant in the room but I don’t think it will be a problem at this party! Too cute!

September 9, 2010 at 8:51 am

Rowaida Flayhan SAYS:

sooo cute love the cookies!

September 9, 2010 at 9:54 am

PartyMom SAYS:

Wow. That’s an incredible amount of inspiration. And it all came from one little, adorable stuffed elephant.

September 9, 2010 at 10:07 am

RhodeyGirl SAYS:

So adorable! I love the elephant theme and hope someone uses this inspiration board!!

September 9, 2010 at 10:19 am

A Bit Of Mayhem SAYS:

Bud Vase inside a cylinder? I like.

September 9, 2010 at 10:32 am

Nina SAYS:

Love this theme party!
How about an elephant cupcake like the one I made? This is the link to that particular post:

September 9, 2010 at 10:52 am

Janice SAYS:

This elephant fabric would be perfect to use for banners, table toppers or whatever. There is a boy version as well!


September 9, 2010 at 12:32 pm

Janice SAYS:

Sorry, I meant to post two links. This is also a coordinating elephant fabric but less obvious:


September 9, 2010 at 12:34 pm

The Fairy SAYS:

How about chrome place cards like these http://bit.ly/9f3vSi?

September 9, 2010 at 12:44 pm

Joyce SAYS:

This would be great for my sister when they have their little one. Elephants was a theme for their wedding too.

September 9, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Bettijo @ PagingSupermom SAYS:

I love, LOVE elephants! I always tell my husband that I wish scientists would figure out some way to make miniature elephants (like the miniature horses) because I would SO have a mini elephant as a pet. Those onesies are darling!

September 9, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Stacey SAYS:

That plush is adorable! Eveyrhing is so cute – it would make a perfect shower! Great idea with the peanuts and the vase!

September 9, 2010 at 2:54 pm

Sandi SAYS:

I LOVE THIS!! My 6 year old son loves elephants and this is so cute!

September 9, 2010 at 3:39 pm

Wall Hangings SAYS:

Those peonies are really pretty, I love those flowers that have multiple petals and look so nice and they really brighten up any party. And in Fend Shui they symbolise romance for women

September 12, 2010 at 9:25 am

New Baby Gift Baskets SAYS:

What a cute theme! Little elephants everywhere! I love the cookies and the onesies!

September 12, 2010 at 7:40 pm

Baby Shower Invitations SAYS:

I like the elephant cookie and the shirts, very cute theme. Elephants will absolutely a good party theme for kids.

September 13, 2010 at 11:05 pm
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