How adorable is this My Neighbor Totoro themed party invitation? It’s ideal for any Studio Ghibli fan!
Send out the ideal invitation for your theme! You will receive a high-quality digital invitation suitable for baby showers or other life celebrations.
The text may be altered, so whether it’s a birthday party or a baby shower, all you have to do is download it for free and personalize it with your party information. Print as many copies as you like, or share the image on social media, message, or email!
If you’re wondering how to download this template collection and what you should do next, please read and follow these following guides:
- Choose your template design.
- Move your mouse pointer and Left-Click the template.
- Wait for a while, a new page will appear after a while.
- Right-click the template and choose “save image as” to save it.
- Locate where the file will be saved on your device and enter.
If the download process has finished, open the file with either Microsoft Word or Adobe Photoshop. Then insert your text or party information. Print the final draft on cardstock or any type of printing paper.
The first thing I wanted to make was a life-size cardboard figure of Totoro for the guests to pose with, complete with a red umbrella, much like in the movie’s bus station scene. I needed one side of a large cardboard box, a knife, grey paint, white paint, green paint, and a lot of patience for this.
I drew a Totoro form on the cardboard with a marker and cut it out gently with a knife—scissors and a box cutter weren’t powerful or precise enough.
We chose a basic white tablecloth with long strips of jute as table runners for the table. The tables were adorned with mason jars, yellow mums, and natural-material woodland creatures–use what you have! I incorporated a couple of yarn totoros from an old nursery mobile.
Soot sprites hung from the gorgeous old trees on top of the tables. These were built with cheap plastic balls found in enormous bins at your local supermarket, coated in fuzzy black fabric, and adorned with two giant googly eyes.
Party Favors Ideas
I decided to send each guest home with a little plant. It seemed ideal for a Totoro party! For a couple of dollars apiece, I purchased a variety of little succulents from my local garden store—the ideal plants for surviving our California drought.
If you liked these DIY party ideas, you might be interested in learning about our other party ideas. Cheers!