Throwing a woodland themed baby shower is the perfect way to make sure your soon-to-be born baby has the best welcome into the world! With fairy lights, pine cones and plenty of greenery, you’ll be able to create a magical atmosphere that is sure to make memories for years to come.
There are several key elements to consider when planning the perfect woodland themed baby shower. First, pick a color scheme that works with other elements – think neutral tones such as white and green or vibrant colors like pink and purple.
With a little planning and creativity, you can throw an amazing woodland themed baby shower that everyone will love! Keep reading for some of our favorite ideas to use with your woodland baby shower theme.
We chose a woodland theme for the shower and found so many wonderful ideas on Pinterest. So, right off the bat, I don’t want to take full credit for some of these ideas. I made the no-sew tee pee based off a tutorial I found on Pinterest.
It was super easy and there are a LOT of tee pee tutorials on Pinterest if you’d like to make one! The moss letters spelling out BOY are paper-mâché letters purchased from the craft store. I used a glue gun to attach sheet moss to each letter.
This wasn’t hard to do, but was a bit messy – and totally worth it! Someone made the adorable Baby Kepiro chalkboard banner (a great welcome sign for the woodland theme baby shower)and hanging triangle shapes.
To hang these, hubs mixed concrete in two buckets from Lowe’s and set the two tall branches in the center to set. When the concrete was set, I covered the buckets with burlap. It made the perfect backdrop behind the Mom-to-be’s chair.
WOODLAND BABY SHOWER DECOR
Photo 1: For table centerpieces, we filled assorted glass jars and vases with apples, battery operated lighted sticks (purchased at Christmas Tree Shoppe) and Fall branches I picked up from the local garden recycle center!
The shower was held in the evening and these centerpieces created such a warm glow! We also sprinkled more apples, leaves, and acorns around the base of each centerpiece. Then, we added gold mercury glass votives to each table.
I had these from a wedding two years ago! I purchased them at Michael’s and they still carry them.
In the background of Photo 1, you can see a black and white photo of the image above. Lorea is a beautiful Mom-to-Be and her talented sister, Kelsey, took the most amazing pregnancy photos of her just a few weeks ago. They all turned out so good, that I had several made into 18″ x 24″ photo enlargements that we hung from wall sconces around the room.
I’ve shared before how you can make black and white enlargements at Staples (or other copy centers. These enlargements are so inexpensive to print as black and white engineering prints.
I attach the prints to foam core board from The Dollar Tree. Fold the edges of the print over the back of the foam core and tape to secure (like you would wrap a package). It’s so easy to do and makes a big statement!
Photo 2: Again, the teepee was so easy to make. I literally made it the evening before the shower.
I made the chalkboard printable (also enlarged at Staples as an 18″ x 24″ engineering print) and hung it at the top of the tee pee. The branches hanging from the tee pee are weeping willow branches. I also picked them up for FREE at the local garden recycling center! Make sure to visit your local one for any woodland party needs. You’ll be excited to see how many free branches and other trimmings you can get and use for any woodland parties there.
Photo 3: This is the chalkboard printable.
Photo 4: This is Mom-to-Be, Lorea, at the shower. I made her a little crown made with floral wire and branches from my bridal veil bush. She looks so adorable wearing it! It’s just a little something special that helps tie the whole theme together with all of your elements, including the mom-to-be.
WOODLAND BABY SHOWER FOODS
The above collage shows some of the amazing food served at the shower! These are all such great ideas for woodland-themed baby showers.
Photo 1: Fresh fruit and mint water. In the background, you can see a clothes line of onesies that Kelsey and I hand painted. We found the templates HERE.
You could also serve a green pond punch if you really wanted to stick to the woodland themed shower ideas.
Photo 2: The hedge hog cheese ball made by a friend was so adorable and delicious!
Photo 3: These homemade meringue mushroom cupcakes were the star of the dessert table. Another guest made the cupcakes (recipe HERE), and Kelsey decorated each one! Those mushrooms were so realistic! You can see how to make those meringue mushrooms HERE. Someone else made the amazing wood slab three tiered stand!
Photo 4: A guest made the cute Nutter Butter acorns! So adorable and yummy! You can find the tutorial HERE.
Photo 5: Another eye catching display – this owl veggie tray was created by a guest! The eyes are little containers of dip with tiny cherry tomatoes.
The full menu included:
Pork Barbeque Sliders
Chicken Salad Sliders
Owl Veggies & Dip
Hedge Hog Cheese Ball and Crackers
Fresh Fruit Salad
Merange Mushroom Cupcakes
Nutter Butter Acorns
Homemade Frosted Pumpkin Cookies
Some more fun food and drink ideas:
Serve individual cups of chocolate pudding with crushed Oreos to look like dirt and have gummy bears and gummy worms in theme- like you would see in the woods.
Dip pretzel rods in melted chocolate or white chocolate and use glitter crystals to go with your color scheme or make them look like tree branches.
Design custom water bottle labels to add to your bottles.
Serve a naked cake with a few, simple cake toppers and decorations like forest trees and a few woodland animals, to go along with the theme.
Tip: These few baby shower ideas shared right above are great for any party theme
Because the room was dark, it was really hard to capture good shots of all the details – like the amazing arrow garland Kelsey made hanging from the food table. I’m so disappointed my picture of the individual S’more favors didn’t turn out! They were so adorable!
Here’s one last picture. I couldn’t capture the entire vignette, but it was mercury glass pillars with birch candles and mercury glass pumpkins with images from the 4d ultrasound of “Little Man” woven through. Aren’t those ultrasound pics amazing?
Baby Shower Tips
I’ve helped plan and help with quite a few baby showers and here are a few tips I’ve learned along the way.
Tip 1: Place a blank envelope at each place setting for each guest to self address. This makes it easy for the Mom-to-be to send out thank you cards. (this also applies to bridal showers)
Tip 2: The best game for a baby shower (or bridal shower) is Bingo! It really helps guests pay attention when the gifts are opened. I made these cards for Lorea’s shower to match the theme. Feel free to use them. We used acorns and acorn caps on the table to cover the squares, but making an “X” with pen or pencil would be fine!
Tip 3: Have a diaper raffle. Include a ticket with your invitation for people to bring to the shower with a pack of diapers (any size). Have a container at the entrance for guests to place their ticket and a designated place for the packages of diapers. During the shower, have someone pull tickets. Cindy had a table for prizes for this and Bingo that the winners could choose from. Here’s the raffle ticket I made for this shower. Tip 4: Instead of a card, have guests bring a special book for the baby. I absolutely love this idea! The times I spent reading with my children is a treasured memory. Have guests write a special note inside the book cover. Here’s the note that was inserted into each invitation.
Keeping with the book theme, you could also have the mom to be pick her favorite book and have all of the guests sign a page of the book. Make a cute sign telling guests what to do for this easy and adorable guest book idea.
Mom can display this in the baby’s nursery and it’s a fun way to remember the occasion and something mom can tell the new baby about.
You can find some cute woodland baby shower invitations on Pinterest or Etsy and you can even find some adorable baby shower games there too. If you find them from the same designer, you know they’ll be cohesive with the rest of the theme and may even find some cute woodland baby shower decorations on there too!
I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the details from this special day! With some many baby shower ideas here, you should be able to plan your shower in no time. It’s so much fun for everyone involved!
Now that you see just how cute this woodland animal baby shower theme is and how many different things and details you can add, I hope it’s one you pick for your shower theme.