Friday, July 22, 2011

Elephant Baby Shower- Party Dress Magazine


Today I'm featuring the ELEPHANT BABY SHOWER I styled for my sister. It recently made it's debut in The Party Dress Magazine. You can order the magazine here, or see the digital version here.

My sister has always loved when it came to choosing a theme for her shower I had no problem! I wanted it to be bright, cheery, modern and fun. I had a pink color scheme, and also incorporated the pink chevron stripe into the mix.

I used a lot of ribbon, painted tubs to look like elephant steps, hung a painted vintage frame, placed flowers in apothecary jars, strung painted peanuts as a backdrop, used a changing table and a high chair as part of the setup, had a 'make your own italian soda' station, tied ribbon around cute drinking glasses and more.

Photography by Lyndsey Fagerlund

Drinking glasses available to purchase here.

Yes, I painted the peanuts pink!




Raspberry Mousse recipe found here.



Fondant cupcake toppers made by Two Sugar BabiesPhotobucket


Mini cheesecake bites...















Mini jars can be purchased here.



The favor tags read, "Animal crackers just for you...Elephants and friends from the Zoo. Thanks for coming!"


Party favors...


Mary said...

You did a great job. This is fabulous!

Little Miss Perfect Planning & Events said...
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Little Miss Perfect Planning and Events said...

Love the dessert table! The design is absolutely stunning!

Trish {Pink Preppy Lilly Lover} said...

You are absolutely amazing! This post is so full of fabulous, I don't know where to start! :) I will say for one that I ADORE the fact that you painted the peanuts pink :) Congratulations to your sweet sister!! xoox

Jenny from Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line said...

This is the most gorgeous shower EVER!!!!!

Jenn said...

WOW! This is amazing, all the details. And I love the elephant graphic with the little one following behind. Fantastic!!!!

A Blissful Nest said...

Kara- this is SO fabulous!! I especially love the pink peanut garlands!

Nicole said...

Can I ask what the rolled up food is? It looks wonderful!

Trace and Sarah said...


burgincj said...

That is an awesome idea and all of that is gorgeous. How would you cater a baby shower like this though? I have looked into this catering concord nc company, but I'm not 100% certain that I want to go with them. What can you suggest?

Amy {fun baby shower ideas and more} said...

Stunning!! You just keep getting better and better. This is my favorite party by you to date!

B's Mommy said...

Perfect Pink Peanuts!! Darling Pink Party!!

Anonymous said...

Did you paint the high chair and changer? Where did you get them? This is a gorgeous shower! What a lucky sister!

Minnie Kitchen said...

how sweet!! I love pink elephants :)

Patita said...

This is a wonderful party.

kara's party ideas said...

Thank you so much!! I'm blushing! You are all so sweet.

Nicole- The food you're asking about is strawberry shortcake rolls...I purchased them from a local bakery.

Anonymous- I found the high chair and changing table on They were old & brown...I painted them :].

Louise @ Illume Design Invites said...

I just love that cake..every thing is just stunning!

Karen said...

What a beautiful baby shower! Love all the little details that make it extra special!! What a lucky sister you have.

Affection for Detail said...

Simply gorgeous and are you kidding me with the pink peanuts...brilliant!!!!

Lorie said...

I was too busy drooling over this amazing party yesterday and forgot to leave you a comment. It is amazing. Every single detail is fabulous!

aubri said...

I can't get over how AMAZING this is!!! Holy moly, I love it! You did such an amazing job and had so many creative ideas!!

Lili said...

so so AMAZING! love your feature on the e-glossy!

Perfect Party said...

Amazing work! Can´t believe you actually painted the peanuts!

Oh Gorgeous Baby said...

What a delightful looking baby shower! Did you hand paint the peanuts or spray paint them? Either way you are dedicated and very talented! said...

The wall behind the table is beautiful. The shortcake in a jar and the mini cheesecake bites are a great idea. Very creative!

Lauryn said...

I am in love with this table! Absolutely gorgeous!! So well done!

Kate said...

You did a fantastic job!

Anonymous said...

Wow! This is beautiful! I wish I was half as creative as you!

Anonymous said...

I love it! Everything is so cute and creative. I'm curious where you got (or how you made) the string of cut-out elephants that are hanging with the peanuts. And where did you find the elephant straws? Beautiful job!

Enchanted Expectations said...

How did I miss this? Kara you knocked it out of the park! I love every single detail

Amba @ Team Mummy said...

I just stumbled over to you're blog/website from Pinterest and have to say I am SOOO impressed. This has to be one of the best sites I have been on. I love it! So many great ideas, my heads spinning a little lol :)

I'm doing a elephant themed bday party for my sons 1st bday on October 30th and would love it if you could share where you can buy or how u can make the little elephant bunting that went across ur sisters shower cake? Its so cute and would be just perfect for the cake I am making.

Thanks so much.
I write over at Team Mummy too.


Hope and Justin said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! What more can I say?!? Found this on Pinterest as I was looking for inspiration for my daughter's first birthday party--anything and everything PINK!!

Where did you get all of the tissue/paper products? Basically that entire PHENOMENAL backdrop behind the table--all of that!! Where'd u find that or how'd you make that???

Robin and Stephen said...

I am not sure if you will see this comment, but I want you to know this is an adorable shower! I am planning my daughter's first birthday party and would love to incorporate parts of your decor to her party. We have been taking her monthly photos on a big stuffed elephant, so that is where I got my theme. I'm dying to pick your brain if you have the time!

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