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15 Creative Baby Elephant Party Ideas

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Baby Elephants make for an adorable party theme! We can’t wait for you to see these 15 creative baby elephant party ideas we’ve rounded up to share with you today.

From a peanut garland to an elephant made from watermelon to a fondant elephant tutorial, you will just squeal with delight over the cuteness!

How will you incorporate elephants into your next party theme?

15 Baby Elephant Party Ideas


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Peanut Butter Cookie Pops

1. Peanut Butter Cookie Pops

From Lady Behind the Curtain

Celebrate your little peanut with these no-bake peanut butter cookie pops that make the perfect treat for an elephant themed party or baby shower. They are made by grinding up nutter butter cookies and adding cream cheese to get a delicious peanut butter flavor with a creamy centre. Creating these pops are so much fun and they are an easy single serve treat to display on dessert tables.

Feed the Elephant Game

2. Feed the Elephant Game

From Planet of the Apels

Feed the elephant is a wildly fun game that is a big hit with little kids at backyard birthday parties. Paint a friendly elephant on the side of a big cardboard box then feed a dryer vent tube through the middle to create the trunk! The kids place peanuts in the trunk to feed the elephant and raise the trunk until the peanuts drop inside. Somebody stands in the box to take the peanuts and slide carnival tickets back for the kids.

DIY Elephant Ear Headband

3. DIY Elephant Ear Headband

From Red Balloon Events P, as seen on Catch My Party

You baby elephant needs a pair of elephant ears for their party. Just think of the adorable pictures you can snap of your little one wearing this adorable elephant ear headband! It would be so easy to recreate this sweet headpiece with blue and grey felt, a plastic headband from the dollar store, and some basic sewing skills. Make it even easier for yourself by using hot glue instead of a needle and thread.

Elephant Feet Party Game Idea

4. Elephant Feet

From Martha Stewart

The coolest elephants stomp through the playroom jungle on tomato can stilts. This DIY elephant foot toy is great to have at the party for older kids and they are incredibly easy to make. Use acrylic paint to paint four round elephant toes on each can, then thread nylon stretch cord through the cans for the children to hold on to. If there are enough children, you could even have an elephant stomp race!

Baby Elephant Ears

5. Baby Elephant Ears

From Pillsbury

Grandmas all over the country have long used scraps of unused pie crust dough to make these sweet, cinnamon treats. They are usually pretty big, but these miniature versions are just the right size and much easier to assemble! Plus, because they are smaller they make the perfect hand held sweet snacks for birthday parties, baby showers, and everything in between.

Watermelon Elephant

6. Watermelon Elephant

From geelalagee, as seen on Flickr

Serve a fresh and healthy snack for your party guests with this brilliant and adorable watermelon elephant. Fill the hollowed-out watermelon with melon balls, fresh berries, and a cantaloupe baby in it’s for a baby shower. The cut-out rind gets repurposed to create a cute little trunk and some big, floppy, elephant ears. Set the watermelon on a bed of peanuts for a festive and deliciously healthy treat.

Peanut Guessing Game

7. Peanuts Guessing Game

From Courtney N, as seen on Catch My Party

Everyone knows that an elephant’s favorite food is peanuts, but how many peanuts does an elephant need to fill up their tummy? Fill up a big glass jar with shelled peanuts with instructions for your guests to guess how many peanuts are in the peanut jar. Leave a bucket and a pad of paper nearby for guests to drop their guesses in, then read through them to announce the winner. Such a fun idea!

How to Make Elephant Cake Pops

8. How to Make Elephant Cake Pops

From Pint Sized Baker

Could these sweet elephant cake pops be any more perfect for an elephant themed first birthday party or baby shower? The blog post includes a full tutorial on how to make them, and they are so, so easy to make! You can make a dozen in less than an hour. The big floppy ears made from melting chocolates and the candy molded trunk have to be the cutest thing I have ever seen.

Elephant Handprint Craft

9. Elephant Handprint Craft

From Our Knight Life

This sweet elephant handprint craft will be a great way to showcase your child’s artistic side at their party as well as make a wonderful keepsake for the future.

Baby Elephant 1st Birthday

10. Baby Elephant 1st Birthday

From Oh So Chic Celebrations, as seen on Spaceships and Laser Beams

Using grey and white chevron decorations, accents of turquoise blue and cherry red, and a sweet elephant theme, this blogging mom created a classic party with a fresh vibe. Sweet elephant images are used throughout the celebration to decorate the cake, favor cookies, and other party supplies. Pretty polka dots also make their way into the party, decorating tasty cake pops, a beautiful fondant cake, and a macaroon tree!

Peanut Garland

11. Peanut Garland

From Haute Apple Pie

Peanuts can be used for so many cute and festive details at an elephant themed party! Bags of shelled peanuts are inexpensive and perfectly on theme. String peanuts from the chandelier to make the sweetest peanut garland. This blogger attached pictures of the birthday boy to the bottom of each one for a beautiful personal touch.

Little Peanut Elephant Baby Shower

12. Little Peanut Elephant Baby Shower

From Sugarplum Sweets, as seen on Spaceships and Laser Beams

Welcoming a new little peanut into your lives and homes calls for a grand celebration! This gorgeous little peanut baby shower dessert table features a combination of absolutely beautiful-meets-rustic inspired decorations, a mouth-watering menu of stunning desserts, and clever party favors. Soft greens and browns make a perfectly fresh color pallet, and beautiful printable menus and scalloped tags add to the fun.

Elephant Chocolate Covered Oreos

13. Elephant Chocolate Covered Oreos

From Kelli M, as seen on Catch My Party

Chocolate covered Oreos are one of our favourite desserts. The tasty single serve treats are easy to make and can be decorated in so many beautiful ways. These elephant chocolate covered Oreos are certainly no exception. Oreos are dunked in white chocolate and then topped with the most adorable fondant elephant in edible glitter.

Elephant Centerpieces

14. Elephant Centerpieces

From Some of the Best Things in Life are Mistakes

These elephant themed centerpieces are absolutely wonderful for an elephant themed bash! They are budget friendly too, as most of the crafting materials can be found at your local dollar store or craft store. Fill a galvanized steel bucket to the brim with raw peanuts and top with a homemade paper elephant graphic. A big ribbon bow and button accent finish it off!

Fondant Elephant Tutorial

15. Fondant Elephant Tutorial

From Meg Silvita

For a first birthday celebration or beautiful baby shower, this fondant elephant cake is completely to die for. Plus, it comes with an easy to follow tutorial so you can make it right at home! Switch up the colors to match your party’s theme then use your creative hands to mold the elephant, blue bird, bunny, and wagon.

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Jennifer Carver

As the mother of 4 children, 3 of whom are busy boys, much of Jen's free time is spent at the ball field, brushing up on video game terminology and building Lego towers. Jen is the owner and creative mind behind Banner Events. With a passion for event planning & party styling and an obsession with the little details that take an event from ordinary to extraordinary, Jen wakes up every morning excited to get to work.