Friday, May 27, 2011

Baby Birthday Party-- Planning and Designing an Elephant Theme


My little squishy squish squish is turning one in less than a month...


Oh, that clock keeps on ticking, doesn't it?

For his party, I decided on an elephant theme and I'm busy planning away for all the cuteness.

This is the little elephant I designed as a starting point.

Then I moved into a bolder color palette and ended up with this guy:

And then I started working on an invitation.

If you follow on Facebook (and I am so tickled if you do), you know that I recently had a little voting contest on the invitations I'd designed so far. 

I thought that would help me choose, but ACK! The votes were completely divided. Ha!

{By the way, I took my baby's name off. 
Didn't want anyone to think I'd named my little boy BROOKE!}

What do you think? Bold or pastel? Dots or stripes? 
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To order your own personalized elephant invites:

Send me an email at

For $6, you will receive an emailed jpeg file that you can print out at home on cardstock or photo paper,

or upload to any professional developing lab (like Wal-Mart or Shutterfly).

The elephant logo is $3 and can be used for any decorations, goodie bags, cupcake flags, etc.

Payment is through Pay Pal and your order will be emailed to you within 48 hours of payment received.


  1. Girl, I am right there with you- my little guy turns one soon too! I think time flies faster with the second one! I love the invites- they are all super cute & I'd have a hard time choosing one! Good luck and can't wait to see how amazing the party turns out!

  2. I like the very last one with the bold colors and the stripes.

  3. I like the stripes! Cute invitations either way though!

  4. DEFINITELY bold, and I like stripes but they're both good.

  5. I like the bold dots the best!

  6. I love the bold and stripes for a boy. What a cute theme, Erin! Enjoy the party--I can't wait to read about it!

  7. I like the bold dots best, but bold stripes is cute too. I don't want to go ALL out on my daughters first birthday, but I don't want it to be a regular day/dinner either. Keep us updated on everything you do so I can get some good ideas!

  8. Love the pastel dots. Great job! So cute that I am off to look around your blog more!

  9. how cute! i just saw elephant fabric at joanns yesterday and i was mad that i hadn't seen it before i made a gift for a boys baby shower i went to! errrg! i love this!

  10. Your designs are great! Definitely too difficult to pick just one. My little guy turned one in March... still can't believe it!


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