While many people are familiar with baby showers, not everyone is aware of some other ways people celebrate bringing home a new baby. If you’re expecting and want to opt for a smaller gathering to prepare for your second baby or prefer to host celebrations after the baby has actually arrived, a baby sprinkle shower or party might be the right fit for you.
Everyone is always excited to celebrate a new bundle of joy, so we’re breaking down everything you need to know about a baby sprinkle and how to plan or host one. Plus, we’re also sharing baby sprinkle theme ideas to make your gathering extra adorable and memorable. Keep reading for all the deets!
What is a Baby Sprinkle?
Baby showers are typically thrown for expecting parents as they prepare to welcome their first baby. While baby showers can range in size and formality, a baby sprinkle is notably more casual and low-key as it’s thrown for parents who are not new to the game. A baby sprinkle is usually for parents preparing to welcome their second (or third or fourth…) baby.
It’s still a fun opportunity to celebrate the parents, get them some necessities off of their second baby registry, and come together for an exciting occasion, even if it isn’t their first bundle of joy. Some baby sprinkles may include kids on the guest list, including the future big sibling that is sharing in the celebration. While baby sprinkles are usually thrown before a baby is born, some choose to attend or host a baby sprinkle party after as a way for others to meet the new arrival and accept gifts (if guests choose to give one).
However you choose to have a baby sprinkle, they’re a cute and fun way for parents-to-be to celebrate a new addition to the family and are, basically, an updated version of the traditional baby shower.
Baby Sprinkle Theme Ideas
Rain Sprinkles & Rainbows
A rainy day can be quite lovely when paired with a rainbow. Take the rainy day theme and create a colorful rain sprinkles & rainbows-styled party. Think rainbow invitations, decorations with clouds, and some spring flowers. A fun activity can be a lesson in floral arrangements and everyone gets to take home their creation as their party favor.
Baby Sprinkle Ice Cream Sundays
Get literal with sprinkles and host an ice cream party complete with several types of sprinkles. Since baby sprinkles may include some children, it’s a fun theme they will enjoy.
Colorful Cookies & Sprinkles
Once again, grab all the types of sprinkles you can find, along with cookies and frosting, and invite guests to decorate their own cookies to either enjoy at the party or to bring home as favors. It gives the guests a chance to be creative and is an easy activity everyone can take part in.
Sprinkled With Love Donut Theme
Donuts and coffee just go together, and basically, any sweet treat that involves sprinkles makes for the perfect theme. Order sugary sweet donuts topped with a variety of sprinkles, and offer coffee, lattes, and more for a fun morning-themed baby sprinkle.
About to Pop Baby Sprinkle
Forget about the play on sprinkles and give the people what they want with a champagne (and sparkling cider) themed party to celebrate the mom who is about to pop. A simple mimosa or bellini bar is always a hit and is easy to throw together.