Real Baby Shower: Love You to the Moon and Back

Friday, March 25, 2011

One part LOVE, two parts SWEET, sprinkle in a bit of plaid, and you have the ingredients for a fabulous baby shower from Pen N' Paperflowers.  I love all of the details and want to transport myself to this dessert table ~ isn't it time for something decadent and delicious?!

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From Name... Ally came to me with the theme pretty much already chosen... A theme based solely on the phrase the expecting couple exchange to one another on a daily basis... "Love you to the Moon and Back". So sweet...right!?

I absolutely LOVE personalizing events/parties by centering the theme around something specific to the guest(s) of honor... so this couldn't have been anymore perfect!!


Here are even more details for those of you looking to recreate this shower:

Key Decorating Elements: 

• invitation - used to create the painted canvas backdrop & the foundation for decor/details
• plaid
• moons & stars
• star dust (in the form of sugar, white sand and glitter)
• glass jars

Extra details: 

• customized origami mini paper stars (with the name of the baby)
• sugar cubes for the lemonade spritzed a light blue color
• hand-painted canvas used on the backdrop for the dessert table - also doubled as wall art for the baby's nursery.
• using styrofoam to create crescent moons
• using white sugar on the serving vessels for the cupcakes and cookies.

Dessert Table "theme-appropriate" food items: 

• "shooting star" sugar cookies
• mini "moon pies"
• "moonbeam" mints
• "star-dusted" donuts
• "celestial crater" cakes
• mini "cosmic" cupcakes
• "moon rock" candy
• custom made star-shaped gummi candies 


Menu also included clever savory "theme-appropriate" food items

• "crescent moon" chicken salad croissants
• "wishing star" spinach salad
• "star-kissed" fruit salad
• "lunar" lemonade

Favors: 

• glass bottles filled with "stardust"
• "shooting star" sugar cookies 



Invitation, mini cake bunting, table labels, dessert table design, hand-painted canvas, mini moon pies, event planning, cake toppers, photography: Pen N' Paperflowers / Mini glass bottles: The Shoppe at Somerset / Mini cupcakes: Cupcake Delights / Custom sugar cookies: The Cookie Jar / Star gummi candies: Fahrenheit Goods / 2" glass bottles for favors: The Glass Connection / Custom mini paper origami stars: Origami Delights / Wish charms (rectangle and small star): I Like Pie / Wish charms (oval style): Gathering Splendor / Large star charms used on 2" bottles: Island Sunset Jewelry / The PERFECTLY matching plaid fabric used throughout the decor: JoAnn's

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