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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Jeanne Prescott SAYS:

I’m very interested in the adorable owl,squirell, and mushroom cookies… that are wrapped in cellophane with ribbon. The rehearsal dinner theme is woodsey, and the cake is a tree trunk with animals on top..The rehearsal dinner is on November 3,2011.
Can you contact me: Thank you, Jeanne

August 11, 2011 at 10:12 am

jenn s. SAYS:

Hi Jeanne –
Those were made by Marian from Sweetopia. You can contact her via her blog: http://sweetopia.net/ – but I’m not sure she’s taking on custom orders at this time… but you never know! If not this baking company could probably do something very similar for you to these designs: http://www.sunflowerbaking.com/ Good luck!

August 15, 2011 at 8:22 am

Melissa SAYS:

I REALLY REALLY love these baby boy invites. They match my best friends nursery and I am throwing her a shower in a few weeks. Is there any way I can purchase a digital download? PRETTY PLEASE….. I have searched and searched and I love yours the best! Please let me know! Thank you!

March 31, 2012 at 8:17 am

jenn s. SAYS:

Hi Melissa –

I’m very sorry that I can’t offer them right now BUT I do have some good news – a friend of mine offers a similar design that even incorporates some of the same graphics :) She also offers coordinating paper elements that you might be able to use at the shower. Check it out here: http://whhostess.com/woodland-forest-owl-party-for-boys Hope that helps a bit at least!

April 3, 2012 at 11:39 am

envelope SAYS:

The cookies are amazing….such talent!

September 11, 2012 at 8:56 pm
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