Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Party IdeasElmer the Patchwork Elephant ,written by David McKee, is a darling book for toddlers that includes a very colorful elephant character who loves to play practical jokes and is happy!  If you are thinking about a party theme that involves both a circus and a color theme for your baby or toddler, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant may be just the inspiration you need to pull together a fun party for this age.

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Party Ideas

  1. Of course, create an Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Invitaiton by cutting out an elephant shape and having your child color the cutout in a patchwork of colors. On the reverse side, write your part details.
  2. For your party decorations, it’s all about a patchwork of color.  Use bright, bold colors for your party balloons, streamers, tableware.
  3. Place a large Elmer the Patchwork Elephant on your front door welcoming the guests to your party.
  4. Upon arrival, have the kids create their own Elmer the Patchwork Elephant on a large white sheet using paint.  Hang up this Elmer Tapestry after it is completed for an additional party decoration.
  5. Any party ideas that revolve around color will go quite well with Elmer the Elephant.
  6. Read the book.
  7. Patchwork Hunt.  Send the kids on a hunt for colorful tokens.  Give them 2 minutes to find as many as they can and hand out prizes when the time is up.
  8. Play a series of practical jokes on your party guests throughout the party as Elmer would do.
  9. For your party menu, use an Elephant cookie cutter to cut out sandwiches, gelatin Jigglers, and brownies. Serve Elmer Elephant Trail Mix with colorful chocolate candies mixed into the granola.
  10. Send the kids home with elephant printable pages and a small box of crayons.

Elmer makes a great gift idea as well, for the preschool set, and Amazon has all the Elmer merchandise you could want.

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