09 May

Elephants & Alphabets Baby Shower

Elephants & Alphabets Baby Shower

I’m a huge fan of the playful, modern style of Rebecca from Fresh Chick Design Studio… and here’s a wonderful example of that signature style in action!

This adorable Elephants & Alphabets baby shower that she recently designed for a friend dons a stylish citrus & pewter color palette, lots of contemporary graphics, darling themed treats, and 2 fabulous food tables adorned with suspended parasols and giant tissue poms hanging overhead! And by incorporating elements with a slightly more vintage feel – such as floral fabrics, bakers twine, and mason jars – Rebecca adds a sweet, charming touch to the mix of modern silhouettes and bold colors.

Elephants & Alphabets Baby Shower

Read on for lots more playful pics + all the creative party details… (P.S. I’m filing this under Kids Parties too because this would make for a darling first birthday party theme!)

Elephants & Alphabets Baby Shower

Elephants & Alphabets Baby Shower

Elephants & Alphabets Baby Shower

Elephants & Alphabets Baby Shower

Elephants & Alphabets Baby Shower

Elephants & Alphabets Baby Shower

Elephants & Alphabets Baby Shower

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PARTY DETAILS, as told by Rebecca…

COLORS: Tangerine, Pewter, Cornflower
We wanted a color scheme that didnʼt scream boy but that still fit with the mamaʼs fun
modern style!

THEME: Elephants & Alphabets
We decided on this theme since Shannon was going to incorporate elephants into baby Landonʼs Nursery. We also decided on the addition of the alphabet for a touch of baby whimsy.

INSPIRATION: Dwell Studio Elephant Picture Frame

DECOR:
We wanted to add interest by mixing various patterns in the fabrics…two different fabrics with dots and a playful floral fabric dressed the backdrop and tabletop. White & pewter DIY tissue poms were hung from the ceiling by ribbon for some pretty visual texture.

For height on the table we made some cupcake stands by taking candle sticks, wooden discs, spray paint and hot glue. On top of the wooden discs we use patterned paper circles that matched all of the printed decor. Instead of apothecary jars, large mason style jars were use for the candy display for a more masculine feel. We loved combining girly and boy elements to appeal to both mama & baby boy. A fun banner that said “hello baby!” was added to the back drop for color.

Another fun diy project were the food / treat signs. We painted miniature easels white, and then added a ribbon to the top with hot glue. The easels came with canvases so we made printed signs and used glue dots to fix them to the canvas, and there you go!

GOODIES:
We love taking store bought cakes and making them fabulous! With a few special requests and a few add-on embellishments, any plain cake can go from eh? to ahhhh!! Fabulous fondant pieces were provided by Stacy of Scrumptious Swirls . Amazing sugar cookies added needed sweetness to thee treat table from  The Cookie Jar and darling
fondant toppers from  Two Sugar Babies were the perfect addition to some delicious cupcakes.

GRUB:
We served homemade chicken salad with craisins and celery on croissants, mini honey turkey & swiss sandwiches, pasta salad, ramen coleslaw, fruit kabobs, and chips with dip.

FAVORS:
8oz. jelly jars were filled with cheesecake, complete with a wooden spoon via Shop Sweet Lulu, Thank You Tags from our Etsy shop, and all secured with decorative twine from The Twinery.

Cheesecake shortcut:
The Crust – 1/4 cup of each chopped; pecans, walnuts & almonds; 2 tablespoons
butter; 3/4 cup nilla wafer cookie crumbs, 2 tablespoons sugar; mixed…then spoon 2
tablespoons of the mixture into the bottom of the jars
The filling – Philadelphia Ready-Made Cheesecake Filling (shhhh, donʼt tell!), then we added in mini chocolate chips…tah-dah!!!

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VENDOR CREDITS:
– Party Styling & Printable: Fresh Chick Design Studio
– Cake Fondant Pieces: Scrumptious Swirls
– Fondant Cupcake Toppers: Two Sugar Babies
– Decorated Sugar Cookie: The Cookie Jar
– Candy Bags, Paper Straws, & Wooden Spoons: Shop Sweet Lulu
– Photography: Apple Velvet Photography

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20Comments

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Forever Lovely SAYS:

This is so adorable! The little details in the paper labels, ribbons, table cloths and back drops make such a cute and colorful statement. This would be a good theme for a first birthday party indeed!-Forever Lovelyforeverlovelydesign.blogspot.com

Reply May 9, 2011 at 5:55 pm

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Amy @ Lovely Nest SAYS:

this is so cute and the color palette is lovely!

Reply May 9, 2011 at 6:08 pm

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Amber SAYS:

Fabulous! I love the color scheme, totally surprising and fun!

Reply May 9, 2011 at 6:16 pm

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Carrie ~ A Sweet Spot: Home SAYS:

Great job, Rebecca! I really love the unique color combination, very original and very cool!

Reply May 9, 2011 at 7:52 pm

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Andrea SAYS:

I love this theme, so adorable and so detailed. The color combo is beautiful! Great job Rebecca and all the incredible vendors. =)

Reply May 9, 2011 at 9:09 pm

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Sarah @http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/ SAYS:

Oh my goodness I love this color combo. Almost more than yellow and gray ;) I also loved the up side down parasols.- Sarah http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

Reply May 9, 2011 at 9:40 pm

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Rebecca SAYS:

Thanks for the sweet comments!!! Thanks for the feature Jenn!!! Always a huge honor!!! xoxo

Reply May 10, 2011 at 7:06 am

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Kim @ The Celebration Shope SAYS:

So very lovely Rebecca!

Reply May 10, 2011 at 7:16 am

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Stephanie SAYS:

How did you hang those parasols?? Wanted to use some at a circus themed baby shower! Thx

Reply May 10, 2011 at 5:14 pm

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Maureen Anders SAYS:

Gorgeous! I love it all!!!!
Love the colors and the feel of it all! Great job!

Reply May 10, 2011 at 6:56 pm

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Laure SAYS:

Ooh, fun colors-Orange and gray are my fav!

Reply May 10, 2011 at 7:33 pm

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Baby Shower Themes SAYS:

Oh what a lovely theme, the colors are superb.

You have really made this wonderful baby shower theme come to life.

Simply adorable and looks so much fun.

Reply May 11, 2011 at 3:04 am

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Frances SAYS:

This is such a cool theme. How did you think of it? I’m after some ideas for my friend’s baby shower and want to do something unique. Any ideas would be appreciated!!

Reply May 12, 2011 at 11:43 am

Shannon Helliker SAYS:

Our inspiration comes from everything :) This idea started with a picture frame from Dwell Studio. If you haven’t already, you should check out our etsy site @ http://www.freshchickdesigns.etsy.com/ You might find some more inspiration there. Thanks for the kind words!

May 23, 2011 at 1:33 pm

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bryn SAYS:

how did you hand the parisols? i love it!

Reply May 18, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Shannon Helliker SAYS:

fishing wire and thumb tacks :)

May 23, 2011 at 1:28 pm

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Mae SAYS:

Ooohh How cute!

Reply May 19, 2011 at 2:10 pm

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