Last month I had the pleasure of attending a woodland-themed baby shower for a friend’s first baby.
A woodland theme is so perfect for a baby, and her friends did such a great job planning every little detail.
I wasn’t hosting or planning the shower, which meant I had plenty of time to take pictures. It’s way too easy to let big events happen and not even realize until much later that you didn’t take a single picture. I love helping people preserve a few of these memories.
Aren’t these hedgehog cheese balls one of the cutest things you’ve ever seen? The backs are made of almond slices and the eyes and noses are cloves. They were by far the most photographed food item at the party. We actually had trouble cutting into them because they were so cute! But they were delicious, too.
I met Maria through a craft meet-up group. Not surprisingly, there were multiple crafty shower activities.
A full hot chocolate bar! So perfect for a January baby shower.
The yule logs were another amazing food creation that was almost too delicious to eat. (Almost.)
I absolutely love all of these little details.
We also played the guess the baby animal name game and gift bingo.
Maria requested handmade gifts in addition to her registry gifts. She received so many beautiful homemade presents.
Instead of cards, Maria asked for books with messages for the baby. I absolutely love this idea for any shower. It was so neat to see all the books she received.
She also received some amazing parenting books. I love this type of gift.
Finally, I snapped a picture of the gifts I got before I wrapped them. (I know some of you already saw this on Instagram.) Maria and her husband have two dogs. As such, dogs are already a central part of this little one’s life, so I got a few dog books for my book gift (1 | 2 | 3). The other part of my gift is a texture quilt, which is something that my mom makes. Every square has a different texture, making it very appealing for babies just developing their sensory skills. I had one for years in my special education classroom. If we ever have kids, I’ll be using it with them as well.
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15 thoughts on “Woodland-Themed Baby Shower”
Those hedgehog cheese balls are so adorable! I’ve never seen anything like that before! The yule logs were also amazing. What a talented group of hostesses!
Those hedgehogs are absurdly cute–taking notes!
My daughter just had a baby, so I’m going to write a post on her showers. I LOVE this theme. Those hedgehogs are so cute. As I look at the pictures I think they look like women everywhere that come together to celebrate a new life. What a wonderful tradition we have!
Oh wow! That is all so sweet. I love the woodland theme. Those cheese hedgehogs are super cute! I especially love the texture quilt you gifted your friend 🙂
What an inspiring way to celebrate a Baby Shower! I also love that it was a small intimate group of friends instead of the showers with 200 people!
My daughter also asked that people give a small gift of a book. Of course I couldn’t resist “Good Night Moon” one of my children’s favorite books!
Wonderful Baby Shower!
Awwww, showers are so much fun! I love that everyone comes together for one person but we come from all these different places and phases of their life. Weddings and showers and bachelorettes – they’re all so special for this reason!
I love the Yule log and hedgehogs! What an awesome theme. I might have to”borrow” it for a birthday party!
That theme is just adorable! Fun games, too!
The cheeseballs and the hot chocolate bar were wonderful! I like being able to give guests creative freedom to create their own beverage adventure when possible. The expectant mamma was beautiful too.
Oh this is so adorable. Just love the hedgehogs!
Your party ideas are so cute. I love the hedgehog cheese rolls.
I love a good party theme to tie all the details together. The Yule logs are perfect!
I recently threw a friend a woodland themed shower and it was so much fun that I now want to make a woodland theme nursery for our baby. We don’t know if it is a boy or girl yet but I feel like you could make the theme go either way. And I love the idea to request handmade gifts!
You can definitely make a woodland baby theme fit for a boy or a girl! Have fun with your nursery!
I love this. Those hedgehog cheeseballs are TOO cute.