This year for my daughter’s 2nd birthday I decided to throw a Goodnight Moon-themed party. So starting in January (her birthday’s in May- you mean you don’t start planning your toddler’s birthday 5 months in advance??), I did what any self-respecting, party-planning, mama would do- got on Pinterest.
And I found a lot of great ideas, some of which I incorporated into the party. But I got a crazy hair up my you-know-what that I was going to create a life-sized Great Green Room.
Which actually wasn’t too hard.
It turned out that once we got to thinking, we realized we had most of the items in our own house. The biggest piece was finding a drapery company that had the green pipe and drape we would need to create the walls.
Luckily, I had worked with just such a company on a wedding last summer and they had just what I needed.
So I set to work on the rest of the details.
Goodnight light and the red balloon.
Goodnight little toy house.
Goodnight comb, goodnight brush, goodnight nobody, goodnight mush.
And goodnight to the little (no so) old lady, whispering hush.
Goodnight stars, goodnight air, goodnight noises everywhere.
I made these tissue paper balls as the centerpieces. Cheap and easy. Except for the making 48 tissue paper balls part. I couldn’t see my living room for weeks.
I found these adorable “I love you to the Moon and Back” blocks and Goodnight Moon-themed napkins on Etsy.
As well as having these stickers custom-made on Etsy.
This amazing cake was done by a local supermarket using edible images.
The gift bags included stuffed stars that played Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, wooden moons and stars for crafting/painting and glow in the dark stars that can be stuck to a wall with a little puddy.
I found these frames at a rummage sale and got two for $5 and spray-painted them the perfect yellow.
The birthday girl getting ready to blow out her imaginary candles. With all of this planning, the one thing I forgot was to bring candles for the cake. Sigh…..