06 Oct

Sneak Peek: Woodland Forest Theme Invitations and Party Favors

woodland forest baby shower invitations

Here’s a sneak peek at the invitations for the upcoming Woodland Forest Baby Shower I’m hosting in November. The different elements are from a few illustrations purchased at istockphoto.com (see below), and I plan to create some coordinating signage and favor tags for the actual party. I also like the idea of mailing these out in brown bag kraft envelopes for a woodsy feel…

woodland forest baby shower invitations{pictured above: images 7430589, 5820871, 5295049}

Party Favors
When I posted on the inspiration board for this party theme last week (Part 1 and Part 2), Marian from the RIDICULOUSLY ADORABLE blog, Sweetopia, emailed me a link to a Royal Icing Tutorial post that she created, which features woodland forest-themed cookies as the example! And, as luck would have it, we seem to be inspired by the same things…

woodland forest baby shower invitations

Seriously, could these be any more perfect?! Here’s how they look all done up with ribbon & cellophane as party favors…

woodland forest baby shower invitations

I wish Marian lived closer so I could attempt to hire her to recreate these for the baby shower (she’s based near Toronto). I’m pretty doubtful that my own attempts to recreate these would look anything like her amazing creations, so I’ll probably be turning to someone local that specializes in this sort of thing. That makes one less thing for my own to-do list anyways, right? =)

woodland forest baby shower invitations

Click here to check out more eye candy (and lots of tutorials!) at Sweetopia!

P.S. I’m filing this under “kids party ideas” and “first birthday” too, because I still think this theme would be adorable for occasions beyond baby showers too.  The invite wording could be changed to “Let’s Celebrate!” or “Jake is ONE!” or “Birthday BOY/GIRL”, and you could give the squirrel & owl characters little birthday hats… =)

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Vanessa PErez SAYS:

I Love, Love, Love this theme! The cookies are fantastic and so is the invitation. It definitely has inspired me, I can’t wait to see the final project.

October 6, 2009 at 1:25 pm

Tera SAYS:

That is so adorable and those cookies WOW! Looking forward to seeing the entire project. What a wonderful start!

October 6, 2009 at 1:34 pm

Sandy SAYS:

I love it…it is so cute!!

October 6, 2009 at 1:41 pm

Kaylee SAYS:

I Love all your work…I was wondering do you have a site where we can order your invitations or do you just do custom work. I would love those invites. Thanks!!!

October 6, 2009 at 1:44 pm

Suburban Princess SAYS:

Those cookies are seriously awesome!

October 6, 2009 at 1:46 pm

Keisha - Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams SAYS:

Oooooh, I loves it! Those invites are adorable – and I’m all ready to go home and make sugar cookies with royal icing!

October 6, 2009 at 1:57 pm

Karine SAYS:

Love this theme and colors. It’s modern but child friendly.

October 6, 2009 at 1:58 pm

rachel SAYS:

super cute! I am a HUGE fan of brown bag envelopes for just about everything these days . . .spy-themed bday party, eco-friendly bridal shower . . . works for everything :)

October 6, 2009 at 2:10 pm

Dihtri SAYS:

Such a great theme! I’m loving the owl stuff :)

October 6, 2009 at 2:26 pm

Karen Wilson SAYS:

This is sooooo cute! The woodland theme (owls, squirrels, mushrooms, etc.) is so popular now. The cookies are amazing….such talent! Have fun with this. It is going to b3 adorable!

October 6, 2009 at 4:32 pm

Amy @ Living Locurto SAYS:

Oh my gosh!! Everything is adorable. I absolutely love owls. Those cookies are to die for. So stinking cute… no way I could eat one. ha!

October 6, 2009 at 6:08 pm

Morgan SAYS:

LOVE this! I have posted about it on my blog and linked back….you always have the most gorgeous ideas!

October 6, 2009 at 7:38 pm

mum's the word SAYS:

love those owls; too cute!!! makes me want to have a baby and you don’t want to know how old I am.

October 7, 2009 at 4:31 am

jenn s. SAYS:

Kaylee –
I don’t have a website set up where you can purchase the invites, but I can customize any of my existing designs for a small fee and send you the high-res artwork (or recommend a good printer).

Just send me a message through this contact form if you’re interested: http://www.hostesswiththemostess.com/suggestions/


October 7, 2009 at 8:19 am

Julia SAYS:

Please email me so I can purchase the invitation design…thanks

January 25, 2011 at 2:57 pm

jenn s. SAYS:

Hi Julia –

So sorry I didn’t see your email earlier! I’m actually not able to customize invitations right now due to an insanely heavy workload, but WH Hostess sells a very similar design to this one! You can find/purchase it here (along with coordinating accessories!) http://whhostess.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=215_217&products_id=850 I’m very sorry for the inconvenience and hope to be able to start offering invites again in a few months! Thanks for understanding, Jenn :)

January 26, 2011 at 2:36 pm

denise @ little ant design SAYS:

This theme is beyond adorable. I love the colors you have going on and the invite is perfect. The cookies…don’t get me started, they are amazing!

October 7, 2009 at 10:59 am

Delilah SAYS:

Such a cute theme! I love it!! Those cookies are adorable :-)

October 7, 2009 at 5:14 pm

rachel P SAYS:

all i can say is omg…i love everything!!!!

October 7, 2009 at 8:57 pm

Marian SAYS:

Thanks so much for featuring these! It looks like we have similar tastes! lol

October 8, 2009 at 3:22 am

Kristin SAYS:

Oh I love it….i hope you post DIY’s. Thanks for the inspiration….everything looks amazing. Cant wait to see the finale.

October 8, 2009 at 7:18 am
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