Just as every baby is unique, you want the baby shower you plan for the expecting parents to be unique. Plan an elegant baby shower with an unexpected baby elephant theme to create a one-of-a-kind baby shower that the guests and parents are sure to remember for years to come.
The key to making this an elegant elephant baby shower is in the details. The following article outlines a few tips and secrets to make the baby shower a huge success!
Choose Beautiful Invitations
Just because you’ve chosen to go with an elephant themed baby shower doesn’t mean you have to send out circus themed or Dumbo themed invitations to your guests. You can find beautiful, professionally designed elephant baby shower invitations that won’t break the bank. Pastel colors, curved lines and a pretty font give these invitations a classy look.
Elegant Elephant Decorations
Order a personalized banner that matches the invitations you sent. The banner can welcome guests, communicate warm wishes to the mom-to-be, or anything else you can think of. Place the banner at the entrance to the venue, above the gift table, or near the buffet table. Can’t decide? Order a couple different banners and place them appropriately around the room.
For quick and inexpensive decorations that keep with your elegant elephant baby shower theme, place mirrors on tables around the room. Place scented candles and/or vases of tulips (or the mom-to-be’s favorite flower) in crystal or glass vases on top of the mirrors.
For the centerpiece – a tiered diaper cake! What a useful, beautiful and perfectly appropriate centerpiece for a baby shower. Begin with a well made diaper cake that has been personalized to fit the theme of the baby shower. Add your own special touches including small elephant toys, sweet baby booties, bibs, bottles, and other useful baby items.
Brunch is Best
Plan an elegant baby shower brunch. You can choose to hold the baby shower at a nice restaurant and let the staff prepare the food, or tap into your own culinary abilities to make a few fabulous dishes. If you are preparing the menu yourself, a few basics will get you through – event if you’re not a master chef. Prepare a couple easy quiches or frittatas for the main dish. Purchase some croissants from your favorite bakery and offer a variety of gourmet jams and jellies for guest to choose from. A seasonal fruit salad and some mini muffins will complete this very elegant (and very easy) menu. Finally, offer a signature punch and iced tea.
It’s all about presentation. Use a linen table cloth and linen napkins instead of paper. Bring out the good china, crystal and silver to instantly give the food an extra boost of elegance.
Favors to Remember
Don’t forget to send your guests home with favors to make them feel special. Order some extra personalized candles in the same scent you used in the decorations and guests will think of your baby shower every time they light them. Add a themed elephant shaped scented soap and some mints in a personalized tin. Package the gifts together in personalized cellophane bags and tie it together with satin ribbon. Add a small tulip floral pick to the ribbon to create a beautiful and much appreciated favor. Finally, don’t forget to order matching elephant themed thank you notes to make it easy for the mom-to-be to show her appreciation for the gifts and support she received from the guests.