When it’s almost a shower but not quite, it’s a sprinkle! The descriptive weather term is also a trend in celebrations for new babies past the firstborn. While the deluge of a shower may be a little over the top, a smaller gifting event – a baby sprinkle – will be a fun opportunity to share the excitement over a second (or later) baby on the way.
Baby sprinkle invitations should be limited to close friends and relatives of the parents. It’s more common for the father to attend this less-intimidating version of a baby shower along with the expectant mom. Make sure it’s clear the couple is invited, not just the lady of the house, if guys are welcome, too. Invitations should reach invited guests three to four weeks in advance of the party. Our variety of Sprinkle Baby Shower invites can help you set your party’s style and theme, and your budget is safe with us! Print them, download, or share online via SMS, Facebook & WhatsApp.
For this mini version of a shower, choose decorations and menu items that are tasteful but simple. Party games are definitely optional. Candy sprinkles, confetti, and similar riffs on the “sprinkle” theme are frequently featured on invitations, décor, and desserts for a baby sprinkle, but feel free to express your party creativity with nary a dot in sight!
As with any act of generosity, thank you notes are an appropriate response to baby sprinkle gifts. With a newborn about to interrupt all good intentions, it’s best to write them as soon as possible! If you’re the baby sprinkle planner, consider giving one more gift to this very-pregnant mom, and announce at the party that all present consider her verbal thanks to be sufficient. (A round of applause will reinforce this declaration of independence from the thank you-writing task!) Gifts from those not present should still be acknowledged with a note of thanks.
What a wonderful idea, to welcome every baby with a party! A baby sprinkle might even become your favorite gifting event to host – less of the stress, all the fun. What’s not to like?