Let’s Celebrate with a Baby Sprinkle!
Have you heard of a Sprinkle Baby Shower? I hadn’t heard of this type of shower until recently. It is often thrown for someone who is expecting their second, third, fourth or even fifth child. Often close family and friends want to shower the mother with a little bit of love and practical gifts. Cindy recently helped host a baby shower for a mutual friend of ours and she did so much to make it special. She thought of everything. And since she is pregnant and due soon we thought it would be a fun way to give her a shower. The good thing is that she already has most of the big stuff. So we bought her practical things like diapers, onesies, cute hats, little outfits and bath time favorites like hooded towels and baby soap. It was fun to include her three daughters who will all be big sisters. When guests arrived they were greeted with the simplest decoration – we hung an umbrella we already owned on the door! On the counter we had yummy food. The chocolate covered pretzels and oreos had bright sprinkles to tie in the theme. The cupcakes were frosted with the shower colors of purple and green and topped with a mini pacifier. For an easy rainbow food we put fruit on skewers and had different colored drinking cups. To dress up the purple punch we added a rainbow colored tutu around the base of the bowl. After we all had some snacks and socialized we started the first game. Do you know what the name of a baby eel is? There were some pretty hard matches on this cute game! After Cindy opened her gifts we were up for the next challenge – a physical game! This was my favorite part of the shower. Each guest had to throw 3 diapers into the box from across the room. Sounds easy right? Well those diapers are pretty light when they haven’t been used. The next round each guest had to toss the diapers under her leg first. We were all surprised when Amber made all three in – she did better on that toss than the normal one! The last challenge was to toss them upside down. We all had a good laugh as we tried to not fall over while attempting this one! The prizes were super easy to make. I purchased two cute polka dot mugs and put two packets of hot chocolate in each plus a bag of purple sixlets. For the baby name game I took two glass milk bottles and put bubble gum balls in each. They were also used for a decoration! My biggest tip for throwing a sprinkle shower is to use what already have and make it fit the fun theme. Grab an umbrella and dress up your punch bowl with a tutu.