Over the last month I’ve shared all of the handmade items for the chevron elephant baby shower and today I’d like to share the photos from the beautiful day. I’m excited to finally find a moment to get this post out because I’ve wanted to write it for the last month. We had the shower in early April and then there have been two birthdays (mine and my son’s fish birthday party) in my family since. We still have one more coming up (Minnie Mouse party) in just another month so I am a busy as a little (crafter) bee these days to get ready for the next party. Baby Hope will be arriving very soon and so it’s time to share these photos with the exited mommy, daddy & big brother.
Here’s the shower invitation in a frame sitting on the desert table. Having the invitation on display is a new thing for me and it adds a nice touch to the décor to have it on display. We hung the circle garland banner above the dessert table & also along the large windows that overlook the water. We made them in three different heights to fit the various spaces.
We served coffee & tea in the reusable Starbucks cups with the handmade felt sleeves. Guests took their cup & felt sleeve home to use again.
Here’s the table of sweet delights. I am really happy with how it turned out, I’ve never had such a fancy table arrangement and had fun taking all the photos. I used a plastic table cloth from the party store, love how easy it was to make the table look polished and also very inexpensive. Picked up the wooden stamps (spelling out HOPE) at Michael’s Craft store and thought they’d be perfect to put on display at the shower to announce the baby’s name. I made the blue stand that the elephant is sitting on by gluing a vase & plate together and then spray painting it. I’ll share some photos from that project later. Having one serving piece that’s not white on the table makes the table look much more interesting.
The mother requested that we serve her favorite sweet delights. The doughnuts are from old fashioned with pink frosting & sprinkles, from Top Pot. They are the best ever old fashioned. The cupcakes are raspberry macaroon & vanilla as I gave a sneak peek of the treats in the cupcake topper post. You can see the food tent signs, cupcake toppers and water bottle labels that I shared earlier. I am happy with how the toppers look in the cupcakes, my favorite part was making the blue chevron pattern as the third one in the set.
We hung the pennant flag welcome baby hope banner in front of the large windows along with the circle garland banner.
We planned a few light & fun games and so these three chevron plush elephants were perfect for the prizes! I love how the two-toned red one matches the chevron pattern exactly from the invite. I found these on Etsy from Kelsey Bang. They are good sized plush (at 7×5) and perfect to sit on a bookshelf or bed. I am thinking about getting for my little girl too.
Here are the recipients of the cute elephants. The third one is the momma-to-be who can give the pink & white chevron elephant to baby Hope. This is a great way for her to always remember this special shower.
Here are the two shower games we played. The Animal one was from Bump Smitten and the other was a cute one with moments from Tara’s childhood.
Here are Michelle’s sweet handmade felt elephants. I hung them from some branches with little wooden clothes pins. Got this idea from Shawna who hung Owls from trees at my baby shower.
Guests left notes with tips, wishes & advice for the expectant mother. These notes can be put into a book with all the photos from the shower or even in the baby book. I got the Wishing Tree idea from Elizabeth’s elephant shower that was featured on Hostess with the Mostess Blog. Her yellow mod elephant shower was so cute and I loved all the details. The baby game was also from this shower, she offers all of the paper pieces from her shower as a printable so you can recreate very easily. I planned to hang the wishes from the tree too but it didn’t work because the branches on the tree weren’t as spread out as they would have needed to be. Since the elephants were hanging from the tree it didn’t matter though.
It was a beautiful baby shower to welcome the new baby girl. I had such a great time making all the preparations & hosting with Michelle.
Cute little baby bump!
All the extra cupcakes went home with guests in to-go cupcake boxes. Yummy!!
If you’d like to see how I made the things seen at the shower you can see the rest of the posts here. Welcome Baby Hope!!