A new addition to a family brings so much happiness and excitement for family members and friends, along with a fabulous opportunity to throw a spectacular celebration! One of the joys’ of designing a baby shower is the creativity - they can be classic, whimsical or fantastical.

Vision to Reality

Our design team organically grew a shower idea based on one small piece of paper into a big top circus-themed baby shower.

It all started with a circus-themed baby shower invitation featuring an elephant. When asked what our lead designer, Vince Hart, could do with that, he replied without hesitation, “LOTS!” Our team immediately began brainstorming the event. We envisioned an ‘old time’ circus feeling that included bright primary colors, balloons, tickets, circus-themed snacks, and, of course, animals. The next step was incorporating all of this into a baby shower luncheon and no detail was left to chance.

We created a colorful display of “tickets” for the seating chart.

VH Designs Baby Shower Planning

VH Designs Baby Shower Planning

Guests entered through multi-colored balloon arches, to be seated at red and white striped tablecloths that were layered over yellow tablecloths for an additional pop of color.

The circus-themed snacks included popcorn from an antique red popcorn machine, boxes of animal crackers, peanuts, frosted elephant cookies, and more! Large stuffed animal giraffes, bears, tigers, monkeys, and, of course, elephants were placed around the venue.

Guest table flower arrangements featured blue hydrangea dotted with large red and white roses. Finally, a beautiful three-tiered cake featuring an elephant on top and tied all the colors together.

Oh baby! We had so much fun designing this baby shower!

VH Designs Baby Shower Planning Table Design

VH Designs Baby Shower Planning


Event Planner: Affairs with Linda
Balloons: Sparkle & Twine
Location: Shoreacres, Lake Bluff, IL

From small intimate gatherings to large baby shower parties, contact VH Designs to help you design a unique and memorable baby shower.