If you’ve been thinking about the perfect woodsy baby shower for your adventurous bundle of joy, there are many ways to incorporate a woodland theme to create the ambiance of a magical forest.
A woodland themed baby shower is perfect for anyone who enjoys lush forest setting, adorable creatures like foxes and deer and adventuring in the great outdoors.
Regardless of whether the baby is a boy or a girl, there are many neutral items that can be used such as plush animals, candles and branches.
Once you’ve chosen your baby shower invitations, you’ll be able to plan around its colors and concept. Woodland themed invitations can range from rustic greenery with delicate creatures to flannel patterns and tree trunks depending on the gender of the baby, location and budget.
Your invite will also give guests a sneak peek into the theme of your party and can choose baby gifts based on your color scheme.
Woodland Baby Shower Food Ideas
Baby shower food usually depends on how many people are attending. If it’s a sit-down meal then a more formal party menu makes sense. But it’s most common to serve pretty desserts and finger foods. Below are some food ideas for a woodland baby shower:
- Woodland creature macarons
- Rustic cheese and charcuterie board
- Wood plank cookies
- Seasonal fresh and dried fruits
- Bacon wrapped dates
- Sweet and savory sandwiches
- Apple pie with salted caramel ice cream
- Goat cheese dip with honey
- Vanilla cupcakes with antler cupcake toppers
- Trail mix
- Basil chicken salad
- Caramel apple station
Presentation is key when serving themed food. A combination of wooden plates or slabs with pretty metallic hues will make for an amazing woodland shower. If you want to wow your guests, create personalized napkins or tea towels with the baby’s initials.
Don’t get too caught up in choosing foods that go directly with your theme. Other baby shower food ideas are perfectly fine for no matter what your decor is.
Woodland Centerpieces and Decor
A woodland themed baby shower calls for branches, leaves and forest creatures. If you want to decorate the guest tables, incorporating any of these items will help bring your party to life. Consider personalizing a photo cube and turning into a beautiful flower pot with artificial flowers.
This will not only allow you to incorporate the images that you want but it can be kept in your home to be displayed after the party has ended. They can also be given away as baby shower party favors. Keep in mind that adding adorable stuffed animals to your decor creates a softer mood overall and can be kept as gifts for when the baby arrives.
Items to consider for centerpieces are:
- Eucalyptus leaves
- Tree trunks
- Forest animal figurines
- Small artificial trees
- Rustic roses
- Personalized vases
- Baby moccasins
- Vintage bottles
When choosing a centerpiece, make sure that it doesn’t overpower the table. Small details will make a huge difference, such as items dipped in metallic paint and fresh seasonal flowers and plants.
Another great option is to personalize items with the baby’s or parents-to-be initials to be kept and cherished for years to come.
Woodland Cake Ideas
If you’re looking to add a woodland twist to a traditional cake, it’s quite simple! Include rustic browns mixed with soft pinks and greens for decor, creamy chocolate, vanilla or caramel flavors, and top it with a sweet ornament or leaves. Many cakes also include cute baby creatures made out of fondant.
Get inspired by these additional woodland cake ideas:
- Wild One by Rosie’s Creative Cakes
- Woodland Creatures by Sugar Fixe
- Woodland Animals by Kitchen Simplicity
- Animal Themed Baby Shower Cake by Charity Fent
- Oh Deer by La Peche Fraiche
- Little Sweet Bambi by CakesDecor
- Woodland Themed Cake by Couture Cakes
- Tree Stump by Sugary Magic
- Woodland Forest by The Well Dressed Cake
- Chocolate Cream Cheese by Strawberries for Supper
You can also include other desserts such as cupcakes, macarons, donuts and brownies to go along with your decor. If you don’t have time to bake, buy a simple cake and add toppers made out of paper or cute Christmas tree ornaments for that rustic forest vibe.
For a more non-traditional feel, you can add a donut wall, decorated cupcake tower or candy display.
Woodland Baby Shower Games
Games and activities at baby showers allow the guests to mingle and get to know each other. Including three or four games at your party helps the party flow and creates a fun atmosphere.
If you are thinking about including baby shower games, there are a few that you can easily twist into a woodland shower theme by adding a few simple phrases and images.
For example, you can make a mommy scramble with woodland phrases, decorate onesies with pretty leaves and illustrate a baby bingo by adding cute forest details. You can also hand out winning prizes that go along with the theme: wood-scented candles, Christmas ornaments, tea towels and rustic cutting boards.
As you can see, creating a woodland themed baby shower for a baby boy or girl is easy, you just need a couple of key pieces. Planning a baby shower is always fun, especially when all your loved ones gather around to welcome your special little one.