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Sweet Elephant-Themed Boy’s First Birthday Party

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First birthday party ideas can be as uncomplicated or as over-the-top as parents like. Parents Greg and Shannon chose to do their son’s precious elephant-themed boy’s first birthday party with a simple charm in clean lines and a sophisticated color scheme. Grey and white, with unexpected pops of red and aqua, are as fun as finding that elephant with a bright balloon! That iconic elephant is featured on all the pretty party printables, as well as on some irresistible party treats and Little Liam’s personal smash cake. Shannon styled all aspects of the party and created everything on the dessert table. Read on to see how it all came together in a celebration Liam’s loved ones will never forget.

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Fresh grey and white chevron print on everything from the birthday banner to the cake, to the water bottle wraps, ties everything together at this darling celebration. Charming personalized, themed cupcake toppers in several designs contrast nicely with the chevron cupcake stand and striped cupcake wraps. A family of elephants circle the middle tier of a lovely cake, topped by a single little guy holding a red number one instead of the balloon he waves elsewhere in the party décor. That dear little elephant also has his image captured on Liam’s smash cake, as well as delightful custom sugar cookies, and cute mini posters that let guests know this is Liam’s special day.  

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At a beautiful theme-colored favor table, guests are invited to fill their bags with candy to take home. A pretty accent lamp and aqua furniture coordinate perfectly with candy and bags in the theme colors. Clear glass apothecary jars and a simple tray are the only things needed to arrange the favors, and a few small, themed accent pieces—like a tiny porcelain elephant—look chic in conjunction with the simple styling.  

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This elephant-themed first birthday party is proof that a party doesn’t have to be over-styled to be both lovely and memorable. Little Liam’s guests will never forget his first birthday celebration and its host of adorable baby elephants.  

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If you like the look of such a sweet and simple celebration, look for more inspiration on our Pinterest board, Boy’s First Birthday.  


Party Printables from Party Perfect Design

Invitation from Swankypress

Plan an elephant-themed first birthday with these supplies, sourced for you by Spaceships and Laser Beams:  

Looking for more inspiration for your elephant-themed event? Try these:

Would your baby boy be delighted to see chubby baby elephants in his birthday party décor?  

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