Woodland Creatures Baby Shower Invitations and Memory Book

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This post about baby shower invitations and ideas is sponsored.  I have a firm belief that all babies should be celebrated in some way.  They are, after all, a miracle, each in their own right, and I think they should all be welcomed with some sort of occasion.  It doesn’t have to be big or fancy, doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, or it can cost 3 mortgage payments- the point of the shower is to celebrate the impending arrival of a miraculous new life with the parents to be.


One of the first things to think about (after choosing a day, time and location of course) when you are planning to celebrate a new baby is HOW you are going to tell people about the event.  Email? Phone calls? Invitations?  If you are doing invitations, they kind of set the tone for the event, so choose carefully.  Find something that works with the theme you have in mind- and one that is in line with the mother-to-be’s tastes.  Gone are the days when we all wanted lots of pastels all over the nursery walls- modern day families want their baby everything to reflect their family taste, lifestyle, etc.  Keep that in mind when choosing. 

For invitations, I always head to the internet first.  These days, I’d probably just head over to Pinterest… Regardless of where you search, be sure to check out Huggies sponsored baby shower invitations from Punchbowl.com, ( I LOVE the Woodland Creatures invitation, for about 400 reasons, but once you look at it (below) I’m sure you’ll understand why all the love is there for these invitations.  What a darling an sweet theme for a baby shower- and with colors like that, it can be gender neutral if the parents are wanting to be surprised, or add accents to show off the baby’s gender!).  These would be perfect for my dear friend who is pregnant with her fifth baby and who loves woodland creatures as much as I do.  (AND, I wouldn’t get the “Cute baby shower invitations are simply not a reason to have another baby” speech again).     away-to-the-woods-baby-shower-invitation   Photo Credit: http://www.punchbowl.com/huggies

Once you have your invitations set, it’s time to have some fun.  Decorations can be super simple or they can be detailed and involved.  Work with your budget and be creative.  With a woodland creatures theme, I can use a lot of what we have in the yard for a celebration and spend next to nothing.  DIY Woodland Creatures Baby Wishes Book: If you have 3 guests or 35, encourage guests to give well wishes to the new baby.  Encourage folks to have fun with this one.  Take a photo for one side of the page and have guests be creative with the other. You can easily make a paper bag scrapbook in a few minutes time, probably with materials you have at home.  These are fun, inexpensive and adorable little books!  

(Check out my full tutorial for how to make a lunch bag photo album)   How cute would it be if people made thumbprint animals on little branches (see below), or in nests….with a little message to the baby?!  You could even include photos from the shower on the opposing pages.  See the little owl on the invitation?  That’s what inspired the thumbprint idea.  You don’t have to be super artistic to make a thumbprint and add a face, so everyone can participate.  This will work for any number of guests…although if you have a LOT of guests you might want to just make a large canvas for mom to hang all of the thumbprint critters in the nursery later.  Make a garland of greens or vines- use wood bowls for serving foods if you have them.  There are so many things you can do to create a wonderful, personal baby shower without spending a lot -or you can spend a ton- little personal touches are what makes the event memorable.  

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For other Woodland Creature Baby Shower Ideas, visit the Woodland Creatures Pinterest Board.   
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You can find an exciting array of theme ideas on the Huggies® Baby Shower Planner—it features games, favors, flavors, diaper cakes and more. Visit Huggies® on Pinterest to create exclusive invitations to match your theme and inspire your guests.

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2). Enter via Sweepstakes widget  BELOW.  Enter your email address and click “Submit & Pin” to pin the image displayed. After pinning, you’ll be redirected to the Tend Huggies Baby Shower board where you’ll need to re-pin your favorite image for a chance to win.


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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Huggies® via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Huggies®.

 

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About the author: I’m a 30-something mom to three, brand ambassador. content creator, social media maven, blogger extraordinaire, earth lover, butcher, baker, candlestick maker (or something along those lines) – love word games, crafting, cake decorating or shooting pictures.

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  • really could use this and at this time planning a baby shower for a freind

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  • What lovely ideas for an upcoming baby shower. Very glad I came across your post. Keep up the good writing.

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  • So cute!

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    • I’m all about hedgehogs lately- what’s your fave woodland creature?

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  • those are such cute baby shower invitations!

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  • Those are adorable. I love them.

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  • Those are CUTE invitations!! It’s been so long since I’ve had a shower… or even been to one, but I’ll need to keep these in mind for all of my friends :)

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  • Oh, a few of my closest friends is prego now and I am going to share this with them! LOVE the invitation. But no – not enough to get pregnant. lol

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  • Awe, I love the little invitation. It is absolutely adorable!

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  • These are adorable and I have just the person in mind that would love them! Going to enter and pass on to her!!!

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  • How cute, I love those invitations! Thanks for the awesome sweepstakes, that will be one lucky winner!

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  • A friend had a woodland themed shower earlier this year and it was adorable!

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  • What a cute idea. I didn’t have any sort of theme for my baby shower but it really would have been fun.

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  • The woodland creature theme is very cute. Thanks for sharing!

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  • Those are adorable!

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  • Okay, these are too too cute! I love them!

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  • I can only imagine what a FANTASTIC baby shower could be thrown with $1000!!! Awesome!

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  • Awwww! Those are adorable! It’s been quite a few years since I last made baby shower invites.

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  • these are cute, for the baby shower

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  • I really like the looks of these! I hope that one day I will be a grandma and have use for them!

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  • I’m sorry I could never have children and tend to stay away from those with children because of this. This doesn’t apply to my life.

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    • SO sorry to hear hon!! HUGS.

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      Too cute! I love these ideas!

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  • What a great idea to use the woodland creatures for a baby shower, I love that it is not your standard pink/blue/yellow cutesy characters that we usually see!

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  • oh aren’t these cute! i like that they are gender neutral

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  • Thanks for the info. I went and entered. Could use an extra $1,000.

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