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Sneak Peek: Woodland Forest Theme Invitations and Party Favors

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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…

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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… =)


  1. Vanessa PErez October 6, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    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.

  2. Tera October 6, 2009 at 1:34 pm

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

  3. Sandy October 6, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    I love it…it is so cute!!

  4. Kaylee October 6, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    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!!!

  5. Suburban Princess October 6, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Those cookies are seriously awesome!

  6. Keisha - Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams October 6, 2009 at 1:57 pm

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

  7. Karine October 6, 2009 at 1:58 pm

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

  8. amy@stem October 6, 2009 at 2:04 pm


    Can someone help me up?

    Faintworthy cute, Jenn. Dying over here.

  9. rachel October 6, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    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 :)

  10. Dihtri October 6, 2009 at 2:26 pm

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

  11. Karen Wilson October 6, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    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!

  12. Amy @ Living Locurto October 6, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    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!

  13. Morgan October 6, 2009 at 7:38 pm

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

  14. mum's the word October 7, 2009 at 4:31 am

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

  15. jenn s. October 7, 2009 at 8:19 am

    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:


    • Julia January 25, 2011 at 2:57 pm

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

      • jenn s. January 26, 2011 at 2:36 pm

        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!) 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 :)

  16. denise @ little ant design October 7, 2009 at 10:59 am

    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!

  17. Delilah October 7, 2009 at 5:14 pm

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

  18. rachel P October 7, 2009 at 8:57 pm

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

  19. Marian October 8, 2009 at 3:22 am

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

  20. Kristin October 8, 2009 at 7:18 am

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

  21. Leslie October 10, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    OMG … those cookies are SOOOO cute! My daughter is really into squirrels and owls — she would just love them!

  22. bella October 11, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    OMG, gorgeous as always! I love your site and thank you so much for sharing tips and ideas with us. Hugs!

    P.S. I love the font her name is in, would you mind sharing the name of it? TIA!

  23. jenn s. October 11, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Hi Bella –

    The font is called ConeyIsland and you can download it for free here:


  24. Julianne October 19, 2009 at 7:07 am

    This is super cute. I love, love, love the cookies, they look super delicious!

  25. Rochelle October 30, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    I LOVE those cookies!

  26. Diana November 9, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    What a cute theme! I love your idea! Can you pass me those yummy cookies? :)

  27. Nicky King December 15, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Can’t WAIT to see how this shower theme turned out!! It’s ADORABLE :)

  28. Kristin January 5, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Have you posted the pics already for this party? Will you also put up DIY’s. I love everything you do…it always comes out beautiful!!!

  29. susan January 6, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Would like to purchase the woodland forest invitations? can someone tell me how? I am giving my daughter a baby shower in the begining of march.

  30. Chantel January 14, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    I’d love to have more information about the invitations as well! Has this shower been done?? I’m giving a shower for a dear friend of mine the beginning of March too and this is her bedding that she picked from Babies R Us..so it’s PERFECT for her shower. Can anyone help??

  31. jenn s. January 14, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Hi Chantel –
    Here’s a link to the photo album for this shower on the HWTM Facebook Page so that you can see how it turned out:

    As for the invitations, I can customize the name & info on the design shown here for a small fee and give you the high-res artwork, but I don’t facilitate printing. Most people have them printed at http://www.emaginedigital.com or a local print shop. If you’re interested, send me an message through our Suggestions page:

    Jenn :)

  32. Chantel January 26, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    I sent a message through the suggestions page linked above a while ago to have some invitations made but only got a message back saying not everything will be read or responded to. Anything else I can do?? I’m very interested in finding out prices on having something like this for our shower!

  33. jenn s. January 26, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Hi Chantel –

    Just emailed you back :)

  34. maggie January 29, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Hi Jenn,

    I sent a messga through the suggestions page linked above yesterday. Do you think it would be possible to attain some of the above invitations?

  35. Amy April 2, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    I LOVE this theme!! We’re having our son’s 6th birthday party at the local Nature Center and it’s PERFET! There aren’t a lot of “Woodland Animal” birthday themes out there. Thanks for posting this one!!

  36. Natalie July 22, 2010 at 7:14 am

    LOVE this – I’m using it for my son’s first birthday party! Just sent a message through the suggestions page asking about getting the invites customized!

  37. Kelly August 6, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Love this idea! Just wondering what kind of plates you used? Also, the cake design?

  38. Jeannina October 22, 2010 at 7:14 am

    love everything! your ideas are adorable!
    Where did you get the tablecloth with the branches?

    • jenn s. October 22, 2010 at 7:41 am

      Hi Jeannina –
      The “tablecloth” is actually a twin-sized duvet cover from IKEA! Here’s the link: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/ :)

  39. Jessica Wyndham December 3, 2010 at 1:07 pm


    I also used the form you linked to because I am interested in purchasing these invites in the digital format, and I got the same message saying not all emails would be responded to. Could you help me out? I LOVE them for my son’s first birthday party! Thanks so much.

    • Julia January 22, 2011 at 4:21 pm

      I really would like to get these invitations for a baby shower…they are so perfect…please email me so can purchase them from you. Thanks so much! Julia

    • jenn s. January 26, 2011 at 2:38 pm

      Hi Julia –
      Just responded to the comment that you posted more recently. Again – apologies for the inconvenience! Just a really crazy time over here right now with everything that’s going on :0

      Jenn :)

  40. Betty Macias August 10, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Hi Jenn,

    I am very interested in the woodland invitation. How can I have it customized.
    Please let me know.
    I also emailed you!


    • jenn s. August 15, 2011 at 8:26 am

      Hi Betty –
      I’m so sorry about this but I’m no longer able to customize this invitation due to time constraints! It’s been a hard decision because I love helping people out, but I’ve just had to let a few things go to keep up with everything else. So in the meantime I’ve been referring people to this design from WH Hostess, which actually incorporates some of the same characters as mine! Hope that helps and good luck with the party! :)

  41. Jeanne Prescott August 11, 2011 at 10:12 am

    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

    • jenn s. August 15, 2011 at 8:22 am

      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!

  42. Melissa March 31, 2012 at 8:17 am

    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!

    • jenn s. April 3, 2012 at 11:39 am

      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: Hope that helps a bit at least!

  43. envelope September 11, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    The cookies are amazing….such talent!

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