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Real Baby Shower: Yellow & Gray Elephants {Part 1}


Monday, March 28, 2011


So... here it is. My first baby shower. The pressure was on. It had to be perfect! Well, it wasn't perfect... It was great! I got lots of ideas from previous posts (DIY Colorful Mobiles & DIY Pom Poms) as well as some wonderful blogs (Hostess with the Mostess & Smilebooth) and simply adjusted them to fit my color palette -- bright yellow and gray. Thankfully, I also had a FABULOUS photographer, Jonathan Hickerson, who made it look even more gorgeous. Tomorrow... I'll have the invitation for you to download. Yep -- Another FREE download. :)














Since the mommy-to-be didn't know if she was having a girl or boy, we decided to go with a yellow and gray color palette. And since the nursery has an animal theme, we thought it would be cute to bring in the elephant (and they happen to be gray too...) 

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. Please visit Project Wedding for Jordan's step-by-step instructions. Get out your sewing machine!!

I also made a few pom poms to add some more yellow in the room. In hindsight, I definitely should have made more! Please visit my DIY post to get the easy to follow instructions. 

Lastly, I put together a small candy bar filled with yellow rock candy, lemonheads, jelly bellys, m&m's, yogurt covered pretzels and animal crackers. I made some labels which will be available to download on Thursday! The guests got to leave with a small bag of goodies wrapped with yellow ribbon and a small elephant attached.

All-in-all it was a wonderful baby shower and everyone had a lovely time. Thanks Jen and Tracy for all your help! And a special thanks to Tracy's husband for the AMAZING truffle mac & cheese! 


Printables & Party Decor: Bump Smitten / Photography: Jonathan Hickerson / Cupcake Topper Elephants: Martha Stewart Punches at Michaels

3 comments:

Heather J said...

The shower looks great! My favorite detail are those paper mobiles. Ever since I saw them on oh happy day I've wanted to use them...just haven't had a reason to yet. Great job!

yellow+gray said...

Love the color palette and anything with elephants is awesome! Can't wait for the downloads :) Thanks!

Janelle said...

Oh my goodness gracious, I cannot get over how awesome this is! Believe it or not, I'm planning a yellow & gray elephant shower for my DIL in June so I was absolutely stunned when I saw this! What a coincidence! I already have most of it planned out, but you've given me a few new extra ideas, and I can't tell you how excited I am to see 'my visualized theme' come to life - it's even cuter than I imagined!!!