Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Scenes from an Elephant Themed Baby Shower

Joanna is having a little boy in a few weeks, so we had a little second baby shower/sprinkle last weekend. The baby's room is elephant themed, and elephants are adorable, so we ran with it. 

If I ever do an elephant themed shower again, I'd totally have peanuts everywhere and maybe even little elephant ears for dessert. Apparently I have a lot more spare time in my imagination.

There is the cute Mama to be! Seriously Joanna, I love that dress. 

I loved Mad Libs when I was a kid. Joanna loves it too. Mad-libs was an easy/low-key shower game and turns out, I still think its hilarious. "It was the end of her pregnancy and Joanna was feeling like a __________. " What will fill in the blank?? It could be anything! It's crazy!

We had jars labeled with the types of words we needed, and guests could slip in their suggestions during the first hour. After the eating/chatting was done we read the story, and drew out words as needed to fill in the blanks. I found most of the text on another blog, and tweaked it a little for our shower....but now I can't find the original source. I'll keep looking though.

Eyeball? Bathroom?! I don't care who you are. That junk is funny.

This is the text we used (guests never saw it before it was read):

The Birth of Baby Cole
Toward the end of her pregnancy, Joanna was feeling like a(an) [ animal ]. Finally, on the [number] month, she felt a sudden painful contraction in her [ body part ]. Of course, the first thing she did was go to the [ location ] and [ verb ] to keep her mind off of the discomfort. When the contractions became more frequent, Danny suggested that she [ verb ], till she knew for sure if she was in labor.

She felt it was time to go to the [ location ] and give birth to her [ adjective ] baby but they called the [ occupation ] to be sure. Within [ number ] minutes of hanging up the phone, she was to the point where she could not even [ verb ] during a contraction. When Danny walked into the [ location ] and saw her on her hands and knees [ verb- ‘ing’ ], he said “we are going NOW!” and quickly packed up the [ vehicle ] and they were on their way.

They rushed to the [ location ], where they were met by the [ occupation ]. Meanwhile, their family and friends arrived in their [ vehicle ] and gathered in the waiting room. Danny tried to help by [ verb-ing] as Joanna [ verb -ed ]. This went on for [ number ] hours. Finally, the doctor decided to try [ verb-ing]. With an [ animal ] like roar, Joanna gave birth to their beautiful baby boy. He was perfect, with a [ adjective ] [ body part ], and [ number ] fingers and toes. He weighed [ number ] pounds and [ number ] ounces and measured [ number] inches in length. All the people in the waiting room agreed that he had Joanna’s [ body part ] and Danny’s [ body part ].

Words needed: Animal, Number, Body Part, Location, Verb, Adjective, Occupation, Vehicle

Usually clip art has all the cute things I need, but they were seriously lacking on the cute elephant department. And all the cute elephants I found online were not for public use. 

Since I didn't really feel like buying any of the party packages with elephant images on Etsy, I ghetto rigged this little guy in PowerPoint. He's gray shapes layered on top of each other until it resembled an elephant, then I saved the slide as an image. That's how we do. 

I'm pretty proud of him, and you can have him for free. You're welcome.


Kristen said...

I'm bummed I had to miss the shower - especially after seeing how cute it turned out! And I'm so impressed with your free-hande/shape elephant!

Nathan & Holly Larson said...

Seriously so cute!! :) You are really creative Lindy!! And I love that you created that little elephant all yourself! Way to go! Come plan my next party please! ;)

Tanya said...

Two posts in one week. It's like Christmas! haha. I loved your elephants, and had you never told the truth of how you made them, I would have continued to think they were professionally made.

The Hargretts said...

I agree with Kristen, totally sad I couldn't make it. I really liked the little fans with the elephants on them. Good Idea =)

Lindy said...

Kristen and Kendal-I wish you could have been there too!

Holly--I totally would plan it with you! :)

Tanya--I'm thinking of making this a two post a week thing regular. I know. Crazy. I don't know if I'll run out of stuff to post though, so we'll see.

Becca said...

I love all your thoughts on looking for free clipart, and your TOTALLY CUTE offer of your own custom elephant.

You are a good friend. Them that gots you close is lucky.

Danny & Joanna Rodriguez said...

Loved the shower, thank you so much Lindy. I know it's graduation weekend so I hope you get to relax after today for a little bit! Pictures are awesome. I also posted the pictures you did for Ava and I on our blog...

Wonsch Family said...

aww super fun! I was so bummed that I was working that day and couldn't go. My bad on not RSVP'ing that, sorry. Ummm...that game idea is super cute. I might borrow that idea for Lindley's shower. Cool?

Lindy said...

Umm, you should totally use the game for Lindley's shower. It is seriously hilarious. :)