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Real Party: Pink Elephant Baby Shower

The pink elephant baby shower turned out really nicely. It was very simple, but Erica, the mother-to-be, was really touched by the effort. 

The dessert buffet had a chocolate theme…Godiva pink wrapped truffles, pink and green M&Ms, pink robin eggs, buttercream kisses, chocolate covered pretzels with pink sprinkles, and mini candy bars were offered. The display assembly was uncomplicated, but had a nice effect. I used white plates sitting on top of vases and candlesticks for height, and the pink polka dot elephant cupcake wrappers to hold candy instead of cupcakes. Add a beautiful tablecloth and a little stuffed pink elephant…and it was complete.

Did I mention the chocolate theme? Erica’s pregnancy craving seems to be brownies. I made triple-chunk chocolate brownies in cupcake wrappers and then topped them with whipped ganache frosting and chopped chocolate pieces, and then finished with a cupcake topper for some flair.

For party favors, I made chocolate sugar cookies with a big “C” monogram for the baby’s name, Caroline. They were tied off with a little “thank you” party circle.

And it’s just not a party unless there is a tissue pouf ball. We kept it to three this time over the food. You can see the tutorial on how to make these, along with those in the table arrangements here
Congratulations, Erica! And we can’t wait to meet your little girl!

Paula Biggs

Owner at Frog Prince Paperie
Paula Biggs is a party planner, DIY crafter, and owner of Frog Prince Paperie, where you can find hundreds of party, craft and lifestyle ideas.

debbie Harris

Saturday 15th of September 2012

Hi. I love your pink elephant idea...I love the "Caroline" banner. I really need to make that! Did you order or make the banner? Can you share the details. Thanks, and congrats!


Sunday 16th of September 2012

Hi Debbie--the banner is available in my shop (the printable files--you make) at


Wednesday 11th of July 2012

I would love to do my daughters birthday in this!! Could you please email!?! :)


Tuesday 8th of March 2011

Beautiful!!! Gorgeous pictures, darling colors! Congrats to the mama!


Friday 27th of August 2010

I think this is sooo cute. I want to have an elephant first birthday party for my daughter in December. I would love to know if you could custom make me something to help cordinate her party. Email me! Thanks.


Monday 9th of August 2010


Just to let you know your party has been featured on Bird Crafts! :)

Thanks again for linking up!!

Love, Bird