An Elephant Baby Shower with Guest, Bump Smitten

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Today’s guest post comes from Bump Smitten, a wonderful website for baby shower inspiration and ideas. Recently, Elizabeth from Bump Smitten had the opportunity to style a baby shower, and she stopped by to share all of the fabulous details. Take a look:

I was so excited when one of my friends approached me to help her design and style her best friend’s baby shower. Actually, I was thrilled. I’ve been blogging about baby showers for a while now and I couldn’t wait to actually apply all the info I have collected.

The party style stemmed from the invitation design (available for free download here).

Photo Courtesy of Bump Smitten

Photo Courtesy of Bump Smitten

For the party decor, I was determined to make the paper mobiles created by Jordan Ferney from Oh Happy Day. Jordan used multicolored vellum, but since I didn’t have easy access to lots of vellum — I decided to go with cardstock paper from the Paper-Source. I then used the simple tutorial found on Project Wedding, and within minutes, I had cheap and colorful decorations. FYI… You’ll need a sewing machine!! I also made a few pom poms to add some more yellow in the room – I definitely should have made more! You can find the easy-to-follow instructions on my site.

Photo Courtesy of Bump Smitten

Photo Courtesy of Bump Smitten

I also put together a small candy bar filled with yellow rock candy, lemonheads, jelly bellys, m&m’s, yogurt covered pretzels and animal crackers.

Photo Courtesy of Bump Smitten

Photo Courtesy of Bump Smitten

Photo Courtesy of Bump Smitten

There were favor bags, so the guests could leave with a small bag of goodies. The bags were decorated with yellow ribbon and labels (which are available to download on Bump Smitten).

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All-in-all it was a wonderful baby shower and everyone had a lovely time. I was really pleased with how everything turned out, and am excited to style another baby shower someday soon. :)

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For more baby shower ideas and tutorials, please visit BumpSmitten.

Don’t forget, adding a little entertainment to a baby shower is always a good idea! Hiring an event photographer to capture each and every moment would make a great present for expecting parents. The memories will last a lifetime!

What do you think of this baby shower theme? Let us know in the comments below.

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