Thursday, April 15, 2010

Have Some Ele-fun! {GIVEAWAYS}

To say that Jaime from Prudent Baby threw a unique second birthday party for her daughter, Scarlet, is an understatement.  How many toddlers do you know who have an Indian-inspired elephant bash?

I love how Jaime incorporated the theme throughout - from the food and music to the decorations and favors - in such easy and inexpensive ways.

The bright color scheme set the tone.  Dollar store buckets were filled with flowers and stones to decorate the tables, and elephant cutouts glued to toothpicks were jazzed up with beads and feathers to add extra pizzazz.

Silly straws, cupcakes and yogurt pretzels covered in sprinkles were displayed in glass vases and on glass stands she already had.

And Jaime made these sassy elephant garlands herself. {Get the tutorial here}

The party goers were also treated to a craft station where they could decorate their own elephants.

All of their masterpieces were displayed during the celebration for everyone to admire. {Jaime's tips on creating a craft station can be found here}

Guests also walked away with a fun goodie bag.

I adore the way these favors were displayed and you can get a step-by-step guide to making your own here.

For more details about and fantastic projects from Scarlet's second birthday, visit Prudent Baby.

Not all elephant parties have to feature bold colors and Indian-inspired elements, though.  Just look at this sweet first birthday Jenn threw for her son, Noah.

This time the colors were blue, brown and green.  The birthday boy wore a custom made hat from AFOMFT fave Stell & Livi (who also made the great bunting above).

And little guests left with these fun boxes of animal crackers adorned with a plush toy....

While their parents got some of elephants' favorite treats.

How fabulous is this cake?  I love the candle in the trunk!

For more pictures and details from Noah's first birthday, visit Jenn's blog.

A truly epic elephant party comes from Sarah at Style Me Gorgeous, who used the theme for her son, Max's, naming day.  The attention to detail is absolutely flawless!

I love how by combining so many simple elements in a unified color scheme, she's created such a beautiful tablescape. Sarah designed the lovely invitation based on the theme of Max's nursery and the colors of the some paper lanterns from Martha Stewart that she found.

And every other element coordinated perfectly.  From the cake and cupcake toppers:

To the dessert table with treat bags to fill for later.

Even the elephant cookie favors had a label to match!

Get all of the source information and more photos and details at Style Me Gorgeous {photos courtesy of Michelle Leigh Photography}.

And over at Kara's Party Ideas, I found one last elephant party I have to share.  This one was for Evan's first birthday from Youkeun Oh Photography.

Plush toys sat on boxes of grass as decorations.

Elephants adorned the napkins.

And party hats.

And last but not least, the dessert bar featured lots of sweet treats that matched the decor.

So have I given you the elephant party bug yet?  Good, because here are some fabulous things to help you throw your very own.

Set the tone with these adorable invitations from Jayme Marie Designs.

The teal and red color combination is so popular right now (and perfect for boys, girls or both!) and I love the funky 3.75" x 9.5" size.  For just $9, this fun design will be customized with your party information and you can print them at home.  

For a completely different type of invitation, check out these fun paper-free versions from O Happy Day.  The plush creations feature an elephant on the front:

And all of the party information on the back.

Now your guests will get an invite and a keepsake all in one!

Another option is to order a terrific custom party pack from Sweet Tea and Pickles.  Their elephant design comes in a variety of colors, making them great for a boy/girl twin birthday.  How cute is this centerpiece?

You can order everything from hats.

And banners.

To invitations.

And cake and cupcake toppers. 

Now that's some simple one-stop shopping!

How fun are these super cute elephant tags from Asammons?  At only $3 for 12, they're a steal to use as favor tags.

And Paper in Style has a coordinating banner that would brighten up any bash.

Now, every birthday boy or girl needs the perfect outfit to match their theme.  Bushel and a Peck has you covered!  Whether your partier is a prince:

Or a princess...

Their adorable applique tees are perfect for any elephant-themed celebration. I can totally picture them on boy/girl twins.  SUPER CUTE!  Pair those tops with the gorgeous felt party hats from Stell & Livi (like the ones Noah had above), and you've got the best birthday outfits ever!

Elephants are a great theme for more than just birthdays.  Alpha Mom has a fantastic free printable for pachyderm baby shower paper goods.  I love the color combination!

How adorable is this banner?

And you could totally use the cupcake toppers and invitation for a birthday party too.

You can find the downloadable file here at Alpha Mom.

I hope you like all of the elephant party ideas and inspiration I've rounded up.  And there are lots more goodies in store for you!  You can enter to win a bunch of the fabulous products in this post - a custom invitation printable from Jayme Marie Designs, a set of 12 custom favor tags and cupcake toppers from Sweet Tea & Pickles, an applique tee from Bushel and a Peck and a birthday hat from Stell & Livi.  Just click the links above or visit the Goodies section of the blog to see all of the great giveaways and discounts we've got going on during PARTY PALOOZA on AFOMFT!

Images: Prudent Baby. The Koehler Family, Style Me Gorgeous, Michelle Leigh Photography, Youkeun Oh Photography, Jayme Marie Designs, Oh Happy DaySweet Tea & Pickles, Asammons, Paper in Style, Bushel and a Peck & Alpha Mom
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  1. Just adorable! Thank you for sharing.

  2. sooo soooo soooo cute, i'm speechless! no, honestly .. I really am speechless!

  3. where did you get the clear boxes? are those the 3x3 or the 4x4?


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