Last Updated: Aug 22, 2019
Baby showers are some of the most enjoyable gatherings to plan for. But if you’re still trying to decide on a concept, consider an elephant theme. Elephants are some of the kindest creatures in the animal kingdom and are excellent parents to their precious babies. These qualities make them a great source of inspiration for the most adorable elephant baby shower ideas.
There are so many enchanting ways to incorporate elephants into the celebration. From the invitations to the dessert table, this theme lends itself to décor details that will create a magical ambiance for your guests.
We’ve put together a list of elephant-themed ideas to get your party planning started.
1. Elephant Baby Shower Invitations
One of the first tasks you want to cross off your shower planning to-do list is the invitations. You want to make sure to order them with plenty of time for your guests to put the fantastic event on their calendars. You can find a great selection of baby shower invitations that go with the elephant theme since this majestic animal is trending in baby clothes and nurseries.
We recommend you pick an invitation design that coordinates with the color scheme of the party. The invitations will set the mood for the celebration, and you can always borrow details and color combinations for the décor—it could inspire you to have the most magical blue elephant baby shower!
2. Elephant Baby Shower Cake And Dessert
One of the party’s focal points will be the cake and dessert table. Whether you bake the cake yourself or order it at your neighborhood bakery, don’t forget to bring in the elephant party theme with unique details.
A simple fondant elephant figurine as a cake topper can do just the trick, but you can also opt to display an entire elephant family representing the new parents and their new baby (maybe even siblings). Bring in color and décor elements to the dessert table.
Most importantly, offer a variety of sweets and desserts to delight your guests. Along with a beautiful cake, consider placing bite-sized candies that can serve as nice little treats during the gathering. Cookies, cake pops, donuts, and macarons can easily be incorporated into your color story and elephant theme.
3. Elephant Baby Shower Decorations
The possibilities are endless when it comes to baby shower décor. Balloons are always a good option to decorate any party—they’re festive, colorful, and most importantly, they create a fun environment.
To give your décor a bit of a boost, consider using balloons in a beautiful array of metallic colors that complement your color story. Add to the visual experience by crafting paper elephant cut-outs and silver dots around the balloons and on guest tables.
Other elephant theme decorating ideas:
- Elephant plush toys on the cake and guest tables
- Children’s storybooks featuring elephants
- Framed elephant wall art as a guest book
- Delicate flowers in the party’s color scheme
- Elephant cutouts scattered as confetti on tables
Always plan to decorate the entrance, as that’s the first thing your guests will experience. Don’t forget about each table—even decorating the chairs can enhance the look of the party. We recommend you decorate a wall to serve as a fun backdrop for the cake and for taking fun photos.
4. Elephant Baby Shower Centerpieces
Baby shower centerpieces usually consist of floral arrangements that take center stage. You can add elephant figurines, plush toys, or elephant-themed storybooks to bring in theme to each table.
But the table centerpiece can be both an activity for each guest and a keepsake for the parents. An excellent DIY idea is to place a simple wood box at the center of each table. Stack several elephant-themed personalized blank cards on each table, enough for every guest. Encourage everyone to write a special wish for the baby and deposit them in the baby wish box. This is a great way for your guests to feel included in such a special occasion.
5. Elephant Baby Shower Party Favors
Thank each guest with thoughtful party favors. Fill up miniature bags with delicious treats like bite-sized cookies or refreshing mints. Decorate each bag with tissue paper and place an elephant sticker that expresses your appreciation. This is a great way to tie in the elephant party theme.
Other elephant-themed party favor ideas:
- Elephant-shaped sugar cookies
- Mini mason jars filled with hard candy
- Scented candles in the party color scheme
- Mini succulent plants in terracotta planters
- Elephant cupcake packaged to-go
An excellent way to decide on a thank you gift idea is to think of what you would most like to receive yourself—a yummy treat or a practical item. Whatever party favor you decide on will surely be a hit with everyone.
Elephant-themed baby showers are as adorable as can be. Have fun in the planning process and make sure to enjoy the festivities yourself. Celebrating a new baby is such a joyous occasion. Make this event memorable for the parents-to-be. Be sure to take lots of pictures to document the event and don’t forget to be there to help once the baby arrives—they may need your planning skills to make the perfect birth announcement!