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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…”

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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

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CREATIVE DETAILS:

– 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 istockphoto.com. 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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VENDOR CREDITS & RESOURCES:
– Party Styling & Graphic Design: Jenn SbrantiHWTM
– Cow and Moon illustrations: Laura Maples
– Photography: Sonny Sbranti
– Printing: Fedex Office (Print Online feature)
– Sugar Cookies: The Cookie Jar
– Candy (Swirl Pops, Rock Candy Sticks, etc): CandyWarehouse.com
– Striped fabric backdrop: shower curtain from Target
– Giveaway Sponsored by: Glue Dots

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HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:

Post a comment here mentioning your favorite theme detail(s) or what you’d put your Crate&Barrel gift certificate towards.
Giveaway ends Tuesday, September 13 at midnight PST and will be announced here once the winner has accepted the prize. (Winners are selected randomly.)

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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. We just love a cow jumping over the moon… a wonderful post!

  2. Diana says:

    I love the idea of using square vases/cubes for lollipops, or a ton of other things I can think of. How fun to fill it with sweets and treats you can enjoy after the party (or during).

  3. Fabulous party! I never get tired of seeing your yarn balls; you always incorporate them in such fun ways.

  4. Nikki says:

    Call me simply simplistic but I love the small detail by adding the colorful balls of yarn. I am currently 7 months pregnant and haven’t held my baby shower yet. I would love to use this theme for my new baby boy! I think a clever way for invitations would be to use those same eye catching colorful balls of yarn. I would have my guests unravel the ball to receive exciting baby shower details and information.

    The Crate & Barrel gift card would come in handy as us new parents could decorate and furnish our son’s nursery.

  5. Shannon says:

    The shower curtain is a fantastic idea!

  6. Ruth Allmart says:

    I love the use of a shower curtain for a backdrop and how you used your china cabinet. This is such a cute theme and you pulled it off so well.

  7. The yarn balls are adorable…I will be using this Idea for my son’s 1st birthday. I would use the crate and barrel gift certificate to purchase the lovely small, medium, and large Sweets Pedestals.

  8. i LOVE the lollipops display, the balls of yarn and especially the lamps!! i would love a lamp like that in my little one’s nursery. maybe i’ll just have to make one! c:

    i could def put the crate & barrel gift card to good use, on multiple things! dishes or a bedside table or picture frames or silverware…there’s so much great stuff at that store i can’t decide!

  9. Lynda says:

    I adore the cow…one of my kids all time favorite stories and this just celebrates the story so much… I would use the gc to pick out the perfect holiday table setting and get busy crafting some fun toppers and napkin accents using Glue Dots of course!!! thank you for the chance to win!

  10. Vanessa says:

    I love the lamps and the cheesecake shooters! Those look SO yummy! If I won the gift certificate, I might save it to buy some xmas ornaments since Crate and Barrel always has great ones but then again…I do need some new wine glasses. Maybe I’ll get the wine glasses so I can enjoy putting up the Christmas tree that much more!

  11. Bree Bruce says:

    I adore the primary colors used in this theme! So often you see pastel and muted colors for kid themes, but the primary colors gives it a childhood feeling that is amazing!

    I’m throwing my sister a baby shower, and the crate&barrel gift card would come in handy to buy all the cute dessert table pieces I’ve been drooling over!

  12. Meg says:

    The hush hush details are the best ….makes me so nostalgic…

  13. Lauren says:

    the oreo colors look so neat together! i’d use the c&b gift card for pillows! or lamps! or fun kitchen gadgets!

  14. Jenni says:

    Crate & Barrel has SUCH great serving pieces! I love their cake pedestals and bakeware… I’d love to have $100 worth of it!! :)

  15. megan says:

    i would put the crate and barrel gift card towards baking tools to help with my baby’s first birthday. my favorite at this over the moon party is all the tiny details and especially the star dessert. yummy!

  16. Stephanie Exley says:

    I love this theme! As a kindergarten teacher, this shower theme tugged at my heart! As for the C&B gift card, it would go STRAIGHT to organizational tools! Lord knows I need it!

  17. Tiffany says:

    i really like the overall colors used, and how well they bring everything together! The cookies are also very impressive!

  18. Michelle Stabile says:

    this book melts my heart and I love how you incorporated even the little details people forget to notice in the book! My fave is the blueberry star dessert though :)

  19. Holli says:

    I love the Goodnight moon theme and I especially enjoy free printable templates. So I would probably have to say the cupcake picks are my favorite. David and I were married 3 months ago today and now we are 2 months pregnant. We would put the Crate & Barrel gift certificate toward something for the baby. Probably some nice crib bedding.

  20. tameka t says:

    I love a great Dr. Seuss theme!!!!

  21. Brie says:

    I love Goodnight Moon, it was my 4 year olds favorite book as a baby! My favorite details are the cow and moon cookies, they are just adorable! I also love that the colorful lamps were incorporated! I would put the gift card towards servewear for dinner parties!

  22. deborah says:

    What a great idea! My mother read this book to all her children (4 of us) every night before bed, wait til she sees the ideas hear! She will flip, the woman is seriously obsesses with that story. I would use the gift card towards my sisters wedding (a pretty gift or something she may need)… and a pretty thing i may see and like, who knows what?!

  23. Sheri says:

    i like the yarn and books included. i love book showers. never been to c&b so i dont have a clue what to spend it on

  24. Julie Shearer says:

    Wow. Great just great, so colorful. I just love everything about this. I would love to attend this party. I would use a crate and Barrel gift card to buy pillows and apothecary vases and jars. Thank you for a chance to win.

  25. Maggy Tronche says:

    Hi!! Love it all!! So cute!! but the oreo cookies and the sweet dreams desserts soo awsomes!!! Love it!! TFS! And for this great giveaway!!! Hugs.. Maggy

  26. kathleen schriber says:

    oh my gosh when i seen this, i flipped over in my seat….’goodnite moon’ was my twins favorite book and we looked for the mouse on every page. we had it memorized from back to front, front to back! they’re 24 now and one is married, the other will be in oct. and plans on having children right away for ‘gramma’…this is the perfect shower for when i get that announcement…..oh please…! my favorite is the lamp/cupcakes with the book background and candy display. i totally ‘LOVE THIS’. thank you for the chance to win this! if i win, this is the shower i would throw!

  27. Tabitha N says:

    I love this shower! Great idea for either gender or for those who don’t want to know. I would use the crate & barrel card towards items to use for my mother’s 50th Birthday party. ;0) Thanks for a chance.

  28. Cherie B says:

    I loved the cheesecake shooters not to mention the book displayed on the cake pedestal.
    As for how I would spend the Crate & Barrel gift card, I don’t think you can ever have too many white serving pieces. They are so versatile.

  29. I would use my C&B card to get their mixing bowls. thanks for the chance and what an adorable party!

  30. Anna DB says:

    I would use my Crate & Barrel gift card toward The Marimekko Shop!

  31. I’d use my Crate and Barrel gift card for kitchen gadgets!

  32. Vanessa V says:

    Luv the cow jumping cookies, so cute!!! Id use the C&B gift card for furniture/storage pieces for my new craft room :-) Thanks for a chance to win!

  33. Abbie says:

    The details I love are the ones that are super simple to make or can be made with stuff around the house… like the dipped Oreos and the yarn balls. I mean, how easy is that?! Love it all!

  34. Marin D says:

    I really dig the stars on the cheesecake shooters. What a cute idea! It is all lovely though!

  35. lorena says:

    I love the desserts and the homemade lamps. Very cute!

  36. Emily K says:

    My favorite part of this theme is all the bright, vibrant colors.
    Thanks so much for the giveaway! I’ve added it to my website’s contest page – http://emily.kincke.com/contests

  37. Calisha says:

    I fell in love with the unique oreo cookies!!

  38. Jacqueline says:

    I love the cookies and the “Over the Moon” printable! I would use the gift card for tea cups and tablecloths for my sister-in-law’s baby shower.

  39. Rhi says:

    I’d put the gift card toward Marimekko stuff!

  40. Tania Ballesteros says:

    So beautiful! Those lollies look amazing. I would use the Create&Barrel gift certificate to give a wonderful gift to my step mom.