Can you believe there was a time when only the birth of the first child was celebrated with a baby shower? That was certainly a generational ideal that has long since died out. I can’t say that I’m disappointed as not only do I LOVE to plan baby showers for all the women in my life and their babes, but I have also been the recipient of a number of baby showers for all of my babies! Today, I’d like to share with you how we planned an adorable Baby Sprinkle for my sister-in-law when she was expecting her second child.
It’s in these continued celebrations for moms with more than one child, that the idea of a planning a “baby sprinkle” was born. Since we “shower” moms of first borns with a large party, we now “sprinkle” moms of those babies thereafter, with a smaller celebration. A baby sprinkle is an opportunity to celebrate the upcoming birth of all precious babies regardless of their birth order.
When my sister-in-law and I started planning a baby sprinkle for our sister, we were honored again to be hosting such a blessed event! My SIL thought it would be fun to create a “sprinkle” theme for the baby shower sprinkle. So we set out to collect all the things we could find that had sprinkles on them. What an adorably perfect idea for a baby sprinkle!
Let’s Plan a Baby Sprinkle!
You might be wondering how we handled the situation of all the many different types of candy sprinkles, polka dots and such? We decided that it didn’t matter if we used the common candy sprinkles that are long, or the candy dots, or the confetti style sprinkles. We thought that our baby sprinkle theme would be perfect with a variety of sprinkle types…therefore we didn’t get wrapped up in that little detail.
Once we had sat down to delegate our baby shower planning tasks, we got to work collecting our items and planning crafts! If you’d like some simple planning tools, grab my free printables to help you stay on schedule, on budget and organized!
Our mother-in-law is a crafting genius and found a tutorial for making these GORGEOUS over-sized flowers out of paper. We thought they were the perfect accent to our baby sprinkle theme. What do you think?
Ah-mazing! Right? Seriously, I aspire to have her talent some day!
Here’s an adorable welcome banner with baby’s name…
We decided to use polka dot scrapbooking paper as a placemat. I just love how it added color, texture and layer to our table top decor. On top of the adorable placemats we placed glass vintage plates for our guest place settings. Our mother-in-law has collected these 1950’s vintage glass plates through her years of thrifty shopping.
I absolutely love these plates! We’ve used them for a number of baby showers, birthday parties and tea parties. If you have the opportunity to grab some while you are thrift store shopping…you must! We then wrapped a polka-dotted napkin with our dollar store plasticware. This plasticware is impressive! Not only is it a dollar for multiple sets, but it is silver plastic, made to look like real silverware!
We then placed a glass frappuccino bottle with a sprinkle themed straw for our guest’s water goblets. Next to the water glasses, we included a glass punch cup that was rimmed with sprinkles! My sister-in-law used cornstarch to stick sprinkles to the rim of the punch cups. She’s so smart! Tip: Chocolate lovers- you could melt chocolate chips and dip the rim of the cup in the chocolate and then dip it in sprinkles.
Our mother-in-law crafted these precious little bassinets and put chocolates in them, one for each guest.
More Decorative Elements
Front entry table with the party favors creatively displayed. Favors were made with Eos Lip Balm and baby rattles made out of scrapbook paper cut from mom’s Cricut machine and charmed with a ribbon and baby shower charm.
How Big is My Belly
This game is a baby shower staple and super easy to put together. You could get a little fancy and grab a mason jar and fill it with a long strand of ribbon like we did. Each guest then takes turns pulling the ribbon out of the jar and then cutting their desired length based on how big mom-to-be’s belly is!
Let’s Make a Baby
Each guest has 5 minutes to sculpt their very best baby out of play-doh. The guest of honor retreats to another room so she can’t see the sculpting artists at work. When the 5 minutes are up, the guests place their play-doh baby on a tray and mom-to-be picks which play-doh baby is her favorite. The winner gets a prize!
Baby Shower Jeopardy
This game is a blast! Every time I have played this game it has been one of the most talked about and fun! If you’d like to use this game at your next baby shower, grab my Baby Shower Jeopardy Game here!
In our village of women, we help one another out and support our baby shower efforts anyway possible. One of the best ways we do this is by providing a portion of the baby shower menu. You could consider it a potluck style with a theme, if you will. We decided on a croissant bar with complimentary sides.
Spinach Artichoke Cups in a sprinkle cupcake liner
Cucumber Cream Cheese Sandwiches
How adorable is this sprinkle cake?! It was delicious too! My sister-in-law ordered it from Sam’s Club. Mom made this adorable cake banner!
We served coffee, tea, lemon water and this incredible punch! My sister-in-law used cornstarch to stick the sprinkles along the rim of the punch glass. How cute is this cup?!
Baby Sprinkles are the perfect excuse to celebrate a second time mom and “sprinkle” her with gifts and things that she may need for her new baby. A baby sprinkle is a smaller celebration but for a big reason!
If you’d like more ideas planning your next baby shower or baby sprinkle, then check out my new eCourse, “5 Days to Making Your Baby Shower Plan.” It’s an email course that you can do at your own pace. If you have any questions along the way, feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
If you’re ready to get started with planning and you’d like a more comprehensive tool for planning your next baby shower from start to finish, then you should check out my new eBook, “Baby Shower on a Dollar Store Budget,” where I walk you through my plans for creating an amazing baby shower even if you have very little crafting experience and budget! This eBook is complete with video tutorials and printables.
I hope you have a wonderful time planning your next Baby Sprinkle!
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