28 Sep

Woodland Forest Party Theme – Part 1 {Woodsy Elements & Toadstools}

Woodland Forest Party Theme   Part 1 {Woodsy Elements & Toadstools}

I’m in the midst of planning a Woodland Forest themed baby shower for a friend next month, and I gotta tell you this theme ha been so much fun to brainstorm! There are tons of different elements that fit with a forest theme – from nature-inspired elements such as wood, bark, moss, acorns, rocks and toadstools (all covered in this post) to cute “woodland creatures” like squirrels, owls, bunnies, hedgehogs, and more (see post #2, coming soon).

Here are some woodsy & toadstool-inspired items I’ve found so far that would be a good fit for this theme (which would also work well for a first birthday party or autumn get-together!)…

Woodland Forest Party Theme   Part 1 {Woodsy Elements & Toadstools}

Starting with the image at top: flexible Birch Bark ($4.99); Moss Cobble Balls* ($3.99 – $22); 11.5″ Moss Bunny Topiary ($8.99); 12″ Wood Tree Stump ($19.99); 8″ Wood Tree Stump* ($11.95); and flexible 20×10″ Moss-covered Tree Bark ($11.99).

*I’m thinking that one of the medium Moss Cobble Balls + the 8″ Wood Tree Stump would make for super cute DIY tree centerpieces!

2nd image, above: Natural Bark Slices ($3.99 / 15 pieces) – these could be great for place cards or party favor “tags”; Decorative Acorns, set of 6 ($15); 48″ Flexible Moss Twig Garland ($11.99); Natural Preserved Moss Baskets, set of 2 ($18.99); 11″ Moss-covered Twig Basket ($32); and Flocked Moss Cobbles ($8.99).

Pictured below: Felted Acorns by Etsy shop Fairyfolk would make for charming party favor or place card embellishments. ($12/set of 6)

Woodland Forest Party Theme   Part 1 {Woodsy Elements & Toadstools}

Pictured below…fun toadstool-inspired finds {clockwise from top left}: Tiny Polymer Clay Toadstools ($16/set of 7); adorable, plush Red Mushroom Toadstool Family ($68/set of 3, custom-made to order); Toadstool Gift Tags ($3/set of 10); Set of 2 Crochet Mushrooms ($10); and “Toadstool Bite” appetizers made from hard boiled eggs, cherry tomatoes, and feta!

Woodland Forest Party Theme   Part 1 {Woodsy Elements & Toadstools}

Stay tuned for Part 2… coming soon! (And if you have any ideas or product suggestions for this theme, please share them in the comments!)

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28Comments

1
Lourdes SAYS:

OMG cuteness overload! I can see how it’s been so much fun to brainstorm!

Reply September 28, 2009 at 3:32 pm

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Alexis SAYS:

So Unique…I can’t wait to see what is next!

Reply September 28, 2009 at 4:01 pm

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Nicole SAYS:

I’m excited to see this. I am planning a friend’s first baby shower next month. I thought that since the baby’s name will be Willow, a tree/woodland theme would be cute! Thanks!

Reply September 28, 2009 at 5:38 pm

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Natalie J SAYS:

Possible favors from one of my favorite Etsy jewelers: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31696999

Reply September 28, 2009 at 5:41 pm

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jane L SAYS:

oooohh so cute… suggestion i like the woodland dolls made by jhoanna at oneredrobin

http://oneredrobin.com/2009/02/03/paquita-paisley/

Reply September 28, 2009 at 5:47 pm

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Margie SAYS:

I make fairy dolls using the child’s face (modern style), could put mums face? An elf also could be done. Also I make cloth houses for babies, mushroom houses. My 1 year old (just one) totally love it. Happy to email if you would like a look?
Cloth birds and birds house.

Reply September 28, 2009 at 5:51 pm

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Jamie SAYS:

I recently developed a child’s fairy party using woodland forest elements as my inspiration..It was so much fun! The woodland theme was set using a “tree trunk” table where the fairies dined under a forest canopy sitting on handmade toadstools surrounded by whimsical forest creatures. Check out some of the photos at…http://www.giggledustparties.phanfare.com/4354246#imageID=81774161

Reply September 28, 2009 at 6:20 pm

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Theresa SAYS:

Check out the front cover of Martha Stewart’s November issue. Toadstools made from pumpkins!
Too Cute!

Reply September 28, 2009 at 6:53 pm

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Jenn SAYS:

Oh, I LOVE this!! I’ve been really into the woodland theme lately and am really excited about these finds.

Reply September 29, 2009 at 4:37 am

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Marian SAYS:

This is such a charming, unique theme! I absolutely love it!

Reply September 29, 2009 at 6:45 am

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Sarah SAYS:

I am in love with this! It’s so whimsical.

Reply September 29, 2009 at 8:35 am

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Irma @ Gifts Define SAYS:

Wow! So charming…I really want to try making that Toadstool Bite appetizers…it looks yummy :)

http://indollgences.blogspot.com/

Reply September 29, 2009 at 12:05 pm

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Shai SAYS:

Yeah! Woodland Forest! Here are a few goodies that I found:
Mini wooden pencils for favors:
https://www.beau-coup.com/mini-wood-pencils.htm

Twig votives:
http://www.beau-coup.com/twig_votive.htm

These Adam Frank oil lamp shadow projectors at
http://www.adamfrank.com/lumen/lumen_line.htm
may only work for a night/late evening event but the “Nest” would fit right in.

Reply September 29, 2009 at 12:20 pm

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rachel Purcell SAYS:

what a special friend she must be…

Reply September 29, 2009 at 9:09 pm

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