We went with galaxy cupcakes, a s’more station with star-shaped marshmallows [check out our homemade marshmallow recipe] dipped in sprinkles and apple cider. We plated cupcakes on a gold and white star cake plate and this gorgeous sparkly silver cupcake holder. For the s’more station we placed everything on this adorable navy blue star plate. And of course, we made popcorn!
Down the table we place these beautiful mock mercury glass LED lights and a strand of a simple LED fairy lights to add a bit of light so you see the table in the dark- nothing worse than grabbing a cupcake by the icing.
We pulled out our Pioneer Woman drink dispensers and filled them with apple cider, on a colder night this could always be exchanged for a warm drink dispenser. This baby comes in handy so often! We’ve used it at almost every party we’ve hosted over the last few years.
Comfy is a must when you are spending time beneath the stars, soft throw pillows, squishy arm pillows and throw blankets to snuggle under. We placed a thick comforter down to sit on and placed the pillows around the edges. You could also add fairy lights around the edges so that you can see the blanket without your vision being affected.
For table decor, we used this stunning mosaic garden globe we picked up at Hobby Lobby years ago, we also used these cute moon and sun clay sculptures that mom made when we were finishing our basement.
We pulled our trusty telescope [you guys would not believe how excited I was when I opened it’s box one Christmas as a kid] for the night so we could get a closer view. A telescope is not required to watch a meteor shower but we thought we’d have it available anyway.
Lift up your eyes on high And see who has created these stars, The One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name; Because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power, Not one of them is missing. Isaiah 40:26 NASB