A Welcome sign at the front door step, made from scraps of the banners:
Elephant decorations in the kitchen. I used some Sesame Street ones my sister had, and covered them with our elephant paper:
Our gluten free cupcakes with Elephant toppers:
We even had a tiny elephant planter near the cupcakes. I bought a new stand for the occasion, too, which now houses my little succulent plant collection. The bunting on the stand is from the matching elephant paper:
Post cupcake, you can see Zoom's elephant t-shirt in this photo, along with "Uncle" Steve peeking in on the birthday boy:
My parents pose with Zoom, and show off his matching elephant t-shirt and bib:
Elephant masks (and mouse masks, too) were part of the fun for our younger guests (OK, and some of the older ones, but I don't have any photo proof to share):
For favors, I found some elephant Webkinz for $5 on eBay. With only 6 younger guests, this seemed like a great favor for a good price!
For the older (read: adult) guests we gave out peanuts. Get it? Elephants love peanuts ...
And here's a picture of the three of us before Zoom devoured his cupcake!
Where to find the Elephant items:
Cupcake toppers by 3rd Generation Crafts on Etsy
Elephant t-shirt and bib by Bubbles and Squeaks on Etsy
Elephant masks: Dollar bin at Target
Elephant Webkinz: on eBay
Elephant stamp on bag of peanuts: Hug Fish and Orange on Etsy
Cake / Plant stand: Nell Hill's - you can order off her website