Good baby shower invitations set the tone for the entire event and let your guests know all of the important details about the party. An invitation should let your guests know whether the shower will be casual or dressy and what the theme is, without using any words at all. The wording for your lodge theme baby shower invitation should emphasize the most important details while summarizing everything your guests need to know.
Poem or Saying
Your invitation should include some graphics and a cute saying or poem related to your theme. You can borrow from children's songs featuring animals that live in the woods, such as bears, or from classic children's nursery rhymes with hunting and animal themes. You might borrow from the song "Teddy Bear's Picnic" and say something like "If you go down in the woods today, you'll find there's a baby girl on the way" as your introduction. For a gender-neutral bear theme, borrow from the classic children's book "Brown Bear, Brown, Bear" and use the tag "Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see? I see a brand new baby looking at me!" If the mom to be is an avid hunter or outdoors woman, try "Welcome baby bunting! We're all going hunting" or "Fishing and hunting and camping joy, we are really excited she's having a boy."
Momma Bears Information
The invitation should include the momma bear's first and last name. If her last name is not the same as that of the papa bear, including both parents' first and last names is a good idea so an invitee who only knows one side of the family isn't confused by the invitation. If the new little bear cub's gender and name has already been determined at the time of the baby shower, it is a good idea to add these to the invitation so your guests can personalize any gifts.
Include the address of the party and a map to get there. Make the map look like a trail map with line drawings of landmarks and trees. Don't assume your guests know where they are going. Everyone has one friend or relative who always gets lost, so make the directions as easy to follow as possible and include a contact number where you can be reached on the day of the shower in case someone needs a trail guide. Let your guests know what time to arrive and when they can expect the shower to be over. Giving your guests this time frame will also let them know what to expect in the way of food, so they will know whether to come expecting a hibernation-sized meal or to eat before they arrive.
The Wild Details
Once you have covered the five Ws and the H (who, what, where, why, when and how), it is time to fill in all the extra details for your guests. If you want guests to RSVP, add a phone number or email where they can reach you and let them know it would be great if they were to respond by a specific date. Include any game instructions if your guests need to prepare ahead of time. If you are throwing the shower for a friend, it is fine to include the momma bear's registry information or woodland theme gift instructions, but if you are throwing the shower for yourself as a way to introduce your little cub, let your sister, mom or best friend field the what-to-get-you questions.
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