Are you looking to throw a baby sprinkle? You may have already thrown a big baby shower party for your first one, and looking for your second, third, or even fourth baby mini shower. Or perhaps you're just looking for a more intimate gathering. Either way, you may want to celebrate new baby into your world and having a big baby shower event isn't your thing, I got some baby sprinkle ideas for you!
I threw a baby sprinkle for my second baby and have done numerous baby sprinkles for my friends' second or third baby. If you want to get some simple baby sprinkle game ideas, take a look at my baby shower game idea post here.
So let's dive in!
What is a baby sprinkle?
A baby sprinkle is a smaller version of a baby shower, typically held for second or subsequent children. It's a more intimate affair and often focuses on celebrating the new addition to the family rather than traditional baby shower games and gifts.
It's completely up to the parent-to-be to decide whether they even want a baby sprinkle. Nowadays, with many parents throwing a baby gender reveal party, adding in a smaller celebration like a baby sprinkle might seem more appropriate, or a practical choice for some parents.
Even if it is a smaller celebration, there are few things you want to keep in mind and lots of cute ideas for your baby sprinkle!
How to plan a baby sprinkle?
Here are few steps to take when planning a baby sprinkle.
1. Decide on a theme
While baby showers usually have a specific color palette or theme, baby sprinkles can be more laid-back with their themes. You can also skip the theme if it may add more stress to planning your baby sprinkle. However, if you do decide to having a theme, then I've listed few simple ideas you can consider below!
2. Keep it simple
Since the purpose of a baby sprinkle is to celebrate the new addition to the family, keep it sweet and simple. Have the sprinkle for a shorter duration during non-meal times to keep the planning process simple (ie. 2-4pm) or have a brunch themed baby sprinkle.
3. Consider kid-friendly activities
If you have children attending the sprinkle or if the parent-to-be has older kids, consider having some fun kid-friendly activities. This will not only keep the little ones entertained but also add to the overall celebration. Some ideas include a craft station, coloring activities, or simple games like "play doh baby shower games" so kids can play with play doughs and participate in the baby shower game.
4. Keep baby sprinkle games simple
Activities are not necessary for a baby sprinkle, but if you do want to include some games, make sure they are low-key and enjoyable for all. Some ideas could include decorating onesies or bibs, or creating a wishes book for the baby.
5. Have a light refreshment spread
A full meal may not be necessary for a baby sprinkle, but having some light refreshments can add to the cozy atmosphere. Consider having a grazing table with snacks and finger foods, or serving up cute and themed treats. If kids will be attending the baby sprinkle, consider having kid friendly snacks to keep them happy and full.
6. Keep gifts optional
Unlike traditional baby showers where gift-giving is expected, a baby sprinkle is more about celebrating without the pressure of gift expectations. Make it clear in the invitation that gifts are not mandatory, and if guests do want to bring something, suggest small items or consider gifts that a parent to be might need when they have more than one baby in the family.
Baby sprinkle theme ideas
"Sprinkle of Love"
Going with the 'sprinkle' theme, this is a sweet theme and can be incorporated into decorations, treats, and even activities. Add in sprinkled donuts as decoration and also to serve as food.
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"Tea for Two"
If having a second baby, for a more elegant and sophisticated baby sprinkle, consider a "tea for two" theme. Serve up some delicious finger sandwiches, scones, and mini desserts to add to the high tea atmosphere.
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"Ready to Pop"
A playful and fun theme that incorporates the idea of the baby being ready to pop into the world. This can be reflected in easy decorations with balloons or popcorn-themed treats.
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A classic and simple theme, "Oh Baby" allows for a variety of decorations and treats. This theme also allows you to choose the color of your choice and use various simple and affordable baby accessories to decorate for the event.
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No matter what theme you choose, remember to keep it simple and enjoyable for all guests. The most important thing is to celebrate the new addition and the love that comes with it.
Have fun planning your baby sprinkle! So don't worry too much about having a perfectly planned event, just focus on enjoying this special time with loved ones.
Happy baby sprinkling!