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Woodland animal-themed baby showers are an inexpensive yet timeless party idea that the mom-to-be and all of your guests will quickly fall in love with.
Rustic forest colors work well for either gender and depending on the time of year, and where you live, you can borrow directly from Mother Nature herself for most of the shower decorations!
What is a Woodland Animal?
First off – what exactly is a woodland animal? Woodland animals are cute and fuzzy creatures that live in the forest.
They are typically small and have thick fur to keep them warm. Some common types of woodland animals include squirrels, rabbits, deer, and raccoons.
How to Throw a Woodland Animal Baby Shower
Since woodland animal baby shower decorations are nature-centered, the best time of year to throw one is during fall or winter.
This way, you can take advantage of the free pine cones in your backyard! Of course, this is also the perfect time of year to serve cozy fall treats like pumpkin spiced lattes and s’mores.
In terms of how to create your woodland baby shower atmosphere, here are a few suggestions for fabrics, backdrops, and other decorations:
Burlap material for tablecloths
Various shades of forest green, brown, red, and orange
Wood slices, pine cones, pine bough garlands
Cute woodland animal centerpieces like these
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Example Woodland Animal Shower Schedule
While you don’t have to have a schedule for a baby shower, we like to have a general idea of what will happen throughout the day.
Here’s a sample schedule for a woodland animal baby shower:
1-1:30 pm – Guests arrive and mingle
1:30 – 2 pm – Shower Hostess says a few words and outlines what to expect with when you’re planning food, games and gift opening.
This would also be a good time to do a warm up game, like our favorite baby scavenger hunt. This game can help other guests meet each other. If you’re doing a diaper raffle, we recommend introducing it at this time so guests have time to drop off their gift and fill out any raffle entries.
2 – 3 pm – Food and drinks are available
3-4 pm – Baby shower gift opening and diaper raffle. We like to sprinkle raffle prizes in between gifts to keep guests engaged and entertained.
If you’re having part of your shower virtual, this is a great time to have guests log into Zoom!
4-5 pm – Final games and goodbyes
To make it even easier for planning, be sure to download a copy of our Ultimate Baby Shower Planner!
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What to Serve at a Woodland Animal Baby Shower
Your guests will love foraging for food at your woodland animal baby shower with these delicious meal ideas.
Appetizers and Dips
Pine Cone Cheese Ball and Crackers
Pretzel Stick “Twigs” with Honey Mustard Dip
Pigs in a Blanket
Fruited Salad with Walnuts
Beef Stew and Biscuits
Forest Friends Cupcakes
S’Mores Puppy Chow
Cheesecake Cups Topped with Fruit
Golden Grahams S’mores Bars
“Naked” Forest Cake
Pumpkin Spiced Lattes
Flavored Teas (Raspberry, Peach)
Mixed Berry Punch
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Woodland Animal Baby Shower Invitations
With so many adorable woodland animal baby shower options, it’s hard to select a favorite!
Woodland Animal Baby Shower Decorations
Bring the calm of the forest into your venue with these woodland animal baby shower decorations.
Woodland Animal Baby Shower Games
Keep your guests entertained and laughing with some fun woodland animal baby shower games!
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Favors and Prizes:
Send your guests home with woodland-spiced candle scents, rustic soaps, and more.
A woodland animal baby shower theme is the perfect choice for a fall or winter celebration of the mother-to-be and her much-anticipated little miracle.
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