Autumn is the perfect time of the year to host a woodland inspired baby shower. With the changing leaves and the cooler temperatures, it’s the season for flannel blankets and greenery galore. Today we’re sharing 10 ideas for a whimsical woodland baby shower that is a wonderful way to celebrate the new mama-to-be.
Decor and Set Up for A Whimsical Woodland Baby Shower
One wonderful thing about this shower theme is that you can transform almost any space into the perfect venue for a woodland shower. A few rustic touches here and there are all you need to pull it off.
Two great decor pieces for this whimsical woodland baby shower – tree stumps (and stump slices) and green moss. Both are simple but their design impact goes a long way!
Use tree stump or stump slices in any area of your shower that you see fit – they’re perfect for displaying treats on the food table, a wonderful way to add some variation in height in your table centerpeices and make great little stools or tables around the shower venue space. And they’re pretty easy to make if you want to try DIYing them! All it takes are some larger pieces of firewood or some large branches and a chainsaw. Or you can find different sizes of these wood slices at craft and hobby stores. Either way, they’ll add the perfect amount of woodsy feel to your woodland baby shower.
Green moss is another decor piece that is perfect for a whimsical woodland baby shower! You can purchase in packs or rolls at craft and artificial floral stores. Use a roll of moss down the center of your table as a creative table runner, and group clumpings of it on and around the wood slices for the perfect amount of green on your food tables and other areas you decorate.
Sprigs of evergreen or fern leaves are other great ways to add pops of green in this theme. One or two stems in a brown bottle is simple to pull off and add lots of impact in your space.
Once you have your nature-inspired decor in place, it’s time to add in a bit of whimsy. Cafe lights strung around the space add a warm glow, and lit candles sprinkled throughout the venue add to the whimsical ambiance as well.
Your decor can set the scene for the baby shower, and the food and fun will take this theme to the next level!
Sweet Eats for a Whimsical Woodland Baby Shower
The food for this shower theme may be just as much fun to dream up as the decor. Any fun food related to fall can be included or be used as inspiration for the food in this whimsical woodland baby shower theme.
S’mores cupcakes are a perfect treat for a woodland theme, with marshmallow frosting with graham cracker and chocolate topping. It’s a fun twist on a traditional fall treat!
Mini caramel apples are another fall favorite treat that would be fun to include in this theme. Start out with having the apples with only caramel on them and let guests add different toppings and treats to them – crushed Oreos, M&Ms, Snicker’s crumbles and more are all delicious toppings and guest favorites.
Another way to be interactive with food is to let each guest create their own trail mix. With a variety of nuts, berries and chocolates, they can create a mix to their liking and either snack on it throughout the shower or take it home for a treat to eat later.
The more theme-inspired food you can include, the better!
Fun Activities for a Whimsical Woodland Baby Shower
With the decor and food covered, the activities are just the icing on the cake for this whimsical woodland baby shower theme. But a shower isn’t a shower with at least a few things for the guests to do while they’re there!
As guests arrive, have each one design and create a onesie for the new baby. Provide cutouts of woodland creatures and plants, iron-on letters and fabric safe markers. Custom onesies will help mom stock up on clothes for baby and will be fun to cherish as keepsakes once baby grows out of them.
As the mom-to-be opens her gifts, have each guest play baby shower bingo! Each square will have a traditional baby shower gift in it, and as she receives the item the guest can place a marker on it. First one to Bingo gets a prize!
This whimsical woodland baby shower is the perfect theme for the nature-loving mama and is a wonderful idea for the autumn season.
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