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“Goodnight Moon” Baby Shower {Part 2: Dessert Table} + $100 GIVEAWAY

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Goodnight Moon Baby Shower Dessert Table

Winner Update: This giveaway is now closed. We wish all of you could get a $100 gift certificate to Crate & Barrel, but as always, we had to draw a winner who was randomly selected. And the lucky winner is…Commenter # 29, Courtney, who said, “I adore this shower, I love all the little details – tags, flags, yarn balls – that really bring everything together and polish it off so nicely, I also love the star cheesecake “shots” and have been obsessed with any kind of cake/dessert in mason jars, shot glasses or something that makes it extra special – C&B how do i love thee let me count the ways… currently I am ‘needing’ and lusting after more bitty bite glasses and a bunch of ramekins to serve mini individual chillis both for a campy, woodsy baby shower and also spider cupcake holders – who does not need spider cupcake holders? really now…”


In continuing with our new Goodnight Moon Inspired Baby Shower, here we go with PART 2: The Dessert Table! As with Part 1, there are tons of free party printables for you to download here too in case you want to recreate this theme at home.

The Free Dessert Table Downloads include
mini cupcake toppers, food/drink flags, decorative labels (used on the candy jars & plates), “GOODNIGHT” garland, and small decorative banners, and hanging stars and ribbon banner from the backdrop. You can also purchase the big jumping cow & moon graphics here.

Goodnight Moon Baby Shower Dessert Table

Part 2 also comes with an ADDED BONUS though – a SURPRISE GIVEAWAY, courtesy of Glue Dots! (I used these handy little adhesives extensively to bring this theme to life.) They’re offering up a $100 GIFT CARD to Crate&Barrel, in addition to lots of Glue Dots product & a branded apron… FUN! Entering is easy – see details at the very bottom of this post.

And now for more colorful dessert table ideas & images, followed by creative details & shopping resources…

Goodnight Moon Baby Shower Dessert Table

Goodnight Moon Baby Shower Dessert Table

Goodnight Moon Baby Shower Dessert Table

Goodnight Moon Baby Shower Dessert Table

Goodnight Moon Baby Shower Dessert Table

Goodnight Moon Baby Shower Dessert Table

Goodnight Moon Baby Shower Dessert Table



  • The striped table backdrop is actually a shower curtain from Target!
  • A navy blue linen worked well with the “night time” theme and provided a nice foundation for the table that really made the bright colors pop.
  • I used fishing wire to hang a “cow jumping over the moon” backdrop over the shower curtain. The adorable cow and moon illustrations are by Laura Maples and you can purchase the art file right here at Just print and cut them out by hand – you can print as many as you need for the party! Click on the following links to download the coordinating Stars and Ribbon Banner for free.
  • The adorable Goodnight Moon inspired sugar cookies were created by The Cookie Jar and feature several elements from the book: cows, moons, stars, red balloons, “Hush” cookies, and scalloped square cookies adorned with cow print and the striped pattern from the bunny’s PJs. Most of the cookies were displayed on a 3-tier server, but I placed a few of them on a red candy-covered plate front & center on the dessert table. They were too cute not to be front & center. =)
  • Colorful candy & lollipops were displayed in various apothecary jars and vases. The containers were all embellished with themed accent labels and the same ribbon used throughout the sit-down tables & hutch. You can download the decorative labels right here.
  • Yarn balls (also an element the book) were again used as accents throughout the table and really tied everything together. DIY tutorial on the yarn balls coming soon!
  • Mini vanilla cupcakes (purchased at Vons – my local grocery store) were displayed on a cute display stand from The Cupcake Tower. I used Craft Glue Dots to edge the display with matching ribbon & accent labels and designed miniature toppers for the cupcakes. You can download the toppers right here. The top of the cake stand was the perfect place to highlight the theme’s inspiration, so a copy of Goodnight Moon + some yarn balls and crochet needles sat here.
  • We also made some pastry star-topped Cheesecake Shooters using this tutorial from Carrie at Half Baked. I just LOVE these cute little desserts and they are surprisingly easy to make! (A frosting/piping tool makes it super easy to get the cheesecake mixture in “cleanly”. I have the Dessert Decorator Plus by Wilton, which is $15 and you can find it online or at Michaels.) The shooters are displayed in simple glass votive holders that I bought in bulk at Michaels. (only $8 for a pack of 16)
  • Golden and regular Oreo cookies were dunked in red and yellow Candy Melts for another easy (and seriously super yummy!) homemade treat.
  • I also made 2 “faux lamps” (also inspired by the book) using pillar candlestick holders, inexpensive lamp shades from IKEA, and a strand of acrylic beads for the “pull cord”. Craft Glue Dots were used to embellish the lamp shades with ribbon & pom pom trim. DIY tutorial coming soon.
  • Last but not least, the front of the table is adorned with a GOODNIGHT garland featuring individual letters attached to ribbon for hanging. (Download this garland here.) I also stuck one of the paper ribbon banners to the middle of the finished garland for some added detail.
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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

300 responses to ““Goodnight Moon” Baby Shower {Part 2: Dessert Table} + $100 GIVEAWAY”

  1. bryn says:

    pick just one thing? almost impossible! overall i love how everything isn’t too matchy matchy, but the simliar textures, colors, elements etc used throughout pull it all together perfectly…. as for the C&B giftcard, I would most definitely use it to get some more serving pieces for entertaining… and maybe throwing a goodnight moon shower of my own someday!

  2. Alexis Martinez says:

    i love everything about this theme. I really like the idea of making the tables look like beds. So cute!

  3. Darcey says:

    Loved the detail of the cookies on the red candies, so cute and so creative. Great job!!! The crate and barrel gift card would quickly be used up on an Eco friendly couch. Or server ware and platters for parties made from inspiration!

  4. Majell says:

    The cheesecake shooters and the cookies in the shape of elements from the book were my favorites!!

  5. katie says:

    I love the yarn balls, they are so adorable! Crate & Barrel is also a favorite of mine, so I know I would stock up on some new glasses.

  6. Danielle Higginbottom-Brown says:

    Awesome Blossom! thanks for the chance!

  7. Angie B. says:

    the star topped cheesecake shooters look not only beautiful but so delicious! A great spin on the stars from goodnight moon. i’d def put the cb gift card towards home accent pieces :)

  8. Julie says:

    I love the star-topped cheesecake shooters and the homemade lamps … ADORABLE!

  9. Kim says:

    I love it all, but I think the cookies are so cute!!

  10. Sunday Burquest says:

    I LOVE the Goodnight Moon theme and the Sugar and Spice – you are amazing!

  11. sunday burquest says:

    I would use the crate and barrel towards redecorating our family room!

  12. Vanessa says:

    I would definitely put the gift cards towards some servingware and perhaps some appetizer/dessert dishes.

  13. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 4 post on Sep. 08, 2011. Thanks again.

  14. Aisha says:

    This is one of my favorite children’s books! Love everything. But my heart beats a little faster whenever I see the bed-tables :D. You have an amazing gift!

  15. Melissa says:

    Loved the “sweet dreams” and “hush little baby” printables! You also win the award for best use of a shower curtain as your backdrop

  16. Joan says:

    I really enjoy the lollipops in apothecary jars. The pops are so fun and the jars are so traditional and grown-up. I love the two together.
    If I were lucky enough to win, I would buy a collection of the Rimini and Savona pillows at C&B. I have been coveting them for some time now.

  17. Candace S says:

    I love that this is a neutral theme, based around a book, and very colorful! And, who doesn’t loive a cow print?! I I would use the gift card for new mixing bowls and spatulas. Maybe a throw pillow too!

  18. cati says:

    I love the “Hush” cookies! So cute

  19. connie tacazon says:

    My fave party theme is a build your own cupcake party. I would buy nice white plates, small white bowls and a cake stand for displaying cupcakes and decorating supplies. Fun and cute!

  20. Jessica F. says:

    I love the Sweet Dreams desserts with the little star cookies! How cute is that!!

  21. Tiffany C. says:

    I love the half dipped Oreos and the cute yarn balls. It’s all super cute.

  22. Jennifer says:

    I love the cookies and also the table set a s a bed. And I’d have to put the gift card toward dishes. Mine current ones are looking rough.

  23. becca holt says:

    Love how you stacked the oreo’s with alternating colors – it’s beautiful and so simple!

  24. Meghan says:

    I loved it all, but I loved the flying cows! C&B – EVERYTHING, or some new silverware :)

  25. MEGAN BOYETT says:

    Love the sugar cookies & the bed sheets as table toppers!!

  26. johnna says:

    I love the cow jumping over the clock the best and those little shadow boxes that you made. Great job! XOXO

  27. Rachel S. says:

    I love the yarn detail.

  28. Mandy H says:

    I love the desserts and cookies! So cute!

  29. Ashley K says:

    I love the bright colors of everything, the theme is adorable!

    I would put the gift card towards the Le Creuset® Stainless Steel 9.5″ dia. Frypan as a gift for a boyfriend. He loves cooking, but he doesn’t have any nice cookware!

  30. Val says:

    Every element that best exemplified my most favoritest childhood book! C&B has the cutest spider cupcake holders!

  31. Nang says:

    The details on those cookies are impeccable!

  32. Alyssa P says:

    Cute shower theme! I love the way the tables were decorated to look like beds. So simple and such a cute way to tie in the theme! I love Crate and Barrel and I could use a new rug…

  33. Chaundi says:

    I am OVER THE MOON excited about this theme! In fact, I am planning my sisters shower and I am using the idea that you have done for the tables as making them look like beds.

    I would defiantly give the Crate and Barrel gift card to my sister so she could purchase things for her future nursey (I’m an unselfish sister… I know :) )!

  34. Cathy says:

    I want to get my kids the lean on me study pillows!! Such a cute idea!

  35. jenn says:

    I love the entire theme as that is my little boy’s favorite book! I’m about to move into a new house and have been eyeing a new set of dishes from Crate and Barrel for a while now to put in my new cabinets.

  36. ashley says:

    I love all the bright colors..esp the hush cookies! i’m planning my little ones 1st birthday in October so i would use the gift card towards fun supplies for the party!!!

  37. Dionne Granillo- Sanchez says:

    I love all of the vibrant colors!!

  38. Stacy A says:

    I had 2 favorite details. I really like the letters for “MOON” wrapping in the colorful yarn, and I also liked the custom stickers on the teacups. Type and Tea, two of my favorite things. :)

  39. Shera says:

    I love the Cheesecake shooters! Thanks for the chance!

  40. Marissa Miyao says:

    I recently got into crocheting so I was particularly fond of the yarn balls. I also enjoyed the cheesecake shooters.