25+ Easy Woodland Baby Shower Ideas

The woodland baby shower theme is a wonderful option for those looking for baby shower ideas that are not over the top with color - and have more of a rustic, natural look. It has quickly become one of the top requested themes on the site!


free printable baby shower bundle

boy oh boy woodland baby shower backdrop

Such a beautiful baby shower backdrop for a woodland theme! 

A woodland baby shower theme can be cute, playful, and perfect for celebrating the arrival of a new little one. Here are some ideas for bringing this theme to life:

  1. Decorations: Use nature-inspired decorations, such as pine cones, acorns, and leaves, along with soft lighting and natural materials, like burlap and twine, to create a warm and cozy atmosphere.
  2. Food: Serve a menu that fits with the woodland theme, such as mini cupcakes with animal toppers, or a forest-themed fruit platter.
  3. Games: Consider woodland-themed games, such as a diaper raffle, or a forest-themed memory game.
  4. Favors: Give your guests a little something to take home, such as a small potted plant, a candle in a tin, or a custom-made woodland animal cookie.
  5. Invitations: Choose invitations that match the theme, with a cute woodland animal design or a forest landscape.
  6. Dessert table: Create a beautiful dessert table with a variety of woodland-themed sweets, such as acorn sugar cookies, or a forest-themed cake.
  7. Photo booth: Set up a photo booth with woodland-themed props, such as animal masks and leafy backdrops, for your guests to enjoy.
  8. Centerpieces: Create a beautiful centerpiece using natural elements, such as a wooden box filled with moss and small woodland animals, or a bouquet of wildflowers.

These are just a few ideas to get you started, and there are many other ways to incorporate the woodland theme into your baby shower. You can also add your own personal touch to make the day unique and special.

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Woodland Baby Shower Cake Ideas

Easy Woodland Baby Shower Cake Ideas

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I love the minimal look of this woodland-themed baby shower cake!

Some baby shower cakes tend to get too complicated, which immediately sends me running! When planning a baby shower, you don't need or want complicated, right?!

For this cake, all you need to do is buy 2 boxed cake mixes (yes, boxed! they make them sooo delicious and moist these days.) Pour them into 4 round cake pans and bake.

Cool completely and frost lightly with vanilla frosting, using this magic tool ... and please know, I am not a pro at cake making. This is just my easy, go-to method.

After frosting, you can top the cake with cute little forest creatures and rosemary greenery (above), or you can add the cute woodland cake toppers below. The cake toppers come in both boy and girl versions.

The wonderful thing about a woodland baby shower is that it fits into any season of the year. Spring, summer, fall or winter ... it's always perfect!

Easy Chili Bar Ideas

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A easy, rustic food idea for a Woodland Baby Shower is to set up a Chili Bar! Make a batch of your favorite chili - if you need a recipe, my famous one is below.

Leave in the CrockPot and serve with several fun toppings in little serving bowls.

Cheese, diced onions, jalapeños, sour cream, Fritos, Saltine crackers, hot sauce, corn muffins.

Serve in paper soup containers.


  • 2 lbs ground beef, browned
  • 1 can kidney beans (15.8 oz can)
  • 1 can pinto beans (15.8 oz can)
  • 2 cans stewed tomatoes (15.8 oz cans)
  • 2 Tbsp cumin
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder

Place ground beef and beans in crock pot (include all liquid from bean cans) Blend the stewed tomatoes in a blender and add to crockpot. Stir in spices and cook on low for 6 hours - or on high for 4 hours. Stir occasionally.

easy chili recipe

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With the woodland animal baby shower theme, there are so many creative and adorable ways to:

  • decorate for a woodland party
  • serve woodland themed food
  • play games
  • give cute woodland favors and prizes
  • incorporate woodland baby shower printables 

From printable baby shower games, creative woodland crafts, easy snack ideas and so much more - we hope these ideas inspire you to create the baby shower of your dreams!

Gummy Bear Guessing Game

Fill a large Mason Jar With gummy bears and have guests guess how many gummy bears they think are in the jar. 

The guest that comes the closest, wins a prize.

This is a perfect baby shower game for those who do not like baby shower games! Low key and not awkward.

The Cutest Woodland Baby Shower Party Decorations - Easy DIY Ideas

woodland baby shower decorations, food and favors
woodland baby shower decorations, food and favors

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The pictures above are so festive and cute - I'm loving the birch tree straws.

The caramel apples with cinnamon sticks would be perfect on a baby shower dessert table.

Top the food tables with tree branches and pine cones.

See a list of go-to woodland decor ideas

Woodland baby shower birch place card holders

These woodland baby shower birch place card holders add a simple and rustic touch to the table scape.

Write each guest's name on a card and place around the tables at the baby shower.

If you don't want to be that formal - and don't want to use place card holders, you can them as signs for the food, gift, dessert, and favor tables. 

woodland rustic moss heart garland

This woodland baby shower decoration - rustic moss heart garland - would look perfect draped across a mantle or counter. 

It is so simple, yet adds a warm and homemade vibe to the baby shower.

You can get the garland here.

Owl Vegetable Platter

owl vegetable platter

Arrange some yummy veggies to make the shape of an owl. Cucumbers, grape tomatoes, carrots, peppers and bowls of ranch dip for the eyes - so cute and clever!

Easy, DIY Woodland Creatures Baby Shower Treats - Sweet Cookie & Candy Acorns 

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These little acorns are so clever!

Simply take a Hershey's Kiss and stick it to a mini Nilla Wafer or Nutter Butter and add a butterscotch chip to the top.

You can use melted chocolate or frosting to make them stick to each other.

Woodland Baby Shower Food - Bear Poop Snacks

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Serve up some yummy baby shower snacks by offering some Milk Duds or Junior Mints to resemble Bear Poop.

Add a cute sign to label them! So cute and clever!

Easy Woodland Mushroom Baby Shower Cupcakes

Woodland baby shower cupcakes

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If you know someone that is crafty with a saw, have them slice off some thin pieces from a log. 

Stack and glue onto mossy logs and you have created the perfect woodland cupcake stand!  (there is also a similar version from Amazon, listed below.)

And the red mushroom cupcakes are adorable! Simply frost some cupcakes with red frosting and top with white polka dots.

Yummy Woodland Baby Shower Food / Snack Idea

Woodland Baby Shower Theme Snack Idea

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For a clever and easy "Woodland Themed" snack idea, fold over several brown paper lunch sacks and fill with tasty treats such as trail mix, dried bananas and other fruits, popcorn, chips, nuts, candy and crackers!

You can also have mini treat bags on hand so guests can fill up their bags and snack on them during the baby shower - or take them home for a treat to enjoy later!

Easy DIY Porcupine Watermelon For Woodland Themed Food Ideas

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Easy DIY Porcupine Watermelon - woodland baby shower food idea

  • You can easily make the cutest woodland hedgehog watermelon by  cutting a hole out of the side of the watermelon, like shown above

  • Carefully scoop out the watermelon and cut into pieces

  • Place the pieces back in the watermelon and poke toothpicks into each of the top pieces to resemble a hedgehog

Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods That Look Like Birch Tree Twigs - Easy Woodland Baby Shower Desserts

Woodland themed baby shower snack ideas chocolate dipped pretzel rod birch tree

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Need an easy idea for a woodland themed food? Make some yummy and cute chocolate dipped birch twig pretzels!

All you have to do is dip pretzel rods in melted white chocolate and drizzle with regular melted chocolate.

Easy, adorable and they make the perfect baby shower dessert or favor!

Natural Woodland Garland Baby Shower Decorations

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You can easily integrate nature into baby shower décor by making your own rustic, woodland themed garland.

Simply gather some outside items such as twigs, pinecones, leaves, nuts, etc, and hot glue them onto strings of jute (found at any craft store.)

So cute and easy to make, and it really adds to the whole woodland look of the baby shower.

Popular Woodland Baby Shower Centerpieces - Easy Table Decor

Rustic woodland baby shower decoration ideas

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Gather some tree stumps in various sizes, add some green moss (either natural moss from outside or you can buy artificial moss at the craft store), add a few other items from nature such as little birds, leaves, berries and pine cones.

Tie some pretty ribbon around the stumps and add stained wooden letters to the top of each stump and you have the perfect baby shower table decor!  

Other words you could spell out include BABY, GIRL, or the baby's name, if known.

easy hedgehog baby shower cheeseball appetizer idea

Woodland baby shower hedgehog cheese ball appetizer

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For an adorably delicious baby shower appetizer, whip up this easy hedgehog cheese ball!

I am sharing my favorite recipe with you below - it is a crowd favorite and I make it at least 5 times a year (only not in a hedgehog shape) - and always get asked for the recipe when I bring it to parties!

The image above was found on Pinterest - I was unable to find the original source - I am assuming the recipe I am sharing isn't what was used in the picture, but it will look very similar. Enjoy!

Easy Hedgehog Baby Shower Cheese Ball

2 (8-oz) packages softened cream cheese

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1/4 cup chopped green onions or scallions

1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce 

1/4 tsp garlic powder

Whole almonds



Combine cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth. Add in remaining ingredients (except the almonds.)

Stir together until combined. Form into a round oblong ball.

Poke almonds into the top of the cheese ball. Add cut up olives to resemble the face above.

Loosely cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Serve with crackers.

Easy , Woodland Menu Idea - Waffle Cone Fruit Cups

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What a genius way to serve snacks at a shower! Fill waffle cones with yummy fruit and you have the perfect baby shower appetizer!

You could also fill them with trail mix or have a station set up with yogurt, fruit, nuts, coconut, chocolate sprinkles, etc. and have guests fill their cones up with their favorite toppings!

An ice cream station would be popular too!

Woodland Baby Shower Owl Cupcakes

Easy, DIY woodland owl cupcakes for a baby shower or birthday party

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These owl cupcakes are the sweetest things!

Just break open an Oreo and place the two side face up on a frosted cupcake, add M&M's for eyes and a jelly bean for the nose and you are all set!

Rustic Woodland Guestbook Made From A log

Log guestbook for a woodland baby shower

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For a rustic and clever guestbook option, have baby shower guests sign a piece of sliced wood.

After the baby shower the mom-to-be can hang the log up in the baby's nursery.

Woodland Themed Favor Ideas

Woodland Baby Shower Mini Tree Favor Ideas

Aren't these the sweetest little rustic, woodland themed favors?

I think they are perfect! And what baby shower guest wouldn't love to take one home!?  They come already bundled up - so there is really nothing for you to do - so easy!

You can find these cute favors, here.