Tips for Throwing a Baby Sprinkle

By Shannon Gurnee
In Babies
September 1, 2017


I love babies and I love baby showers! I love to throw and attend baby showers! But what happens if an expecting mom already has kids? My personal belief is that every baby should have a shower and be celebrated…and so should the expecting mommy. If you’re looking to throw a baby shower for an expecting mom who already has kids, I would highly recommend a Baby “Sprinkle”!

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What is a Baby Sprinkle? A Baby Sprinkle is a gathering that is lower key than a typical baby shower. It allows friends and family to shower a pregnant woman with love and a couple of gifts (i.e. diapers, clothes), without all the bells and whistles that happen at a typical baby shower. You “sprinkle” the expectant mom with gifts instead of “showering” her as she may already have a lot of the basics (i.e. car seat, Pack ‘n Play, bouncy seat). It doesn’t mean you don’t have to give those as gifts, but it’s a lot lower key than a typical baby shower.

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Tips for Throwing a Baby Sprinkle

Ask Mom – When throwing a Baby Sprinkle, be sure to talk to the expectant mom during the planning stages about what she would like. Collect a list of guests she’d like to invite and what she needs for the new baby.

Plan the Party One of the fun things about planning the Baby Sprinkle is picking out the invitations. I love how cute Baby Sprinkle and Baby Shower Invitations can be! Basic Invite is a great place to go to order invitations for your Baby Sprinkle, not to mention thank you cards and other party invitations.

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Sprinkle Her with Essentials – The great thing about having a Baby Sprinkle is that guests can come together to celebrate the expectant mom and baby by sprinkling her with the essentials (and some fun stuff too, of course)! Expectant moms can never have too many packages of diapers, wipes, bottles, pacifiers, and new baby clothes. Find out what the expectant mama needs and encourage her to register for things she needs as well at local stores and online.

Baby Games – I’m not sure about you, but I really enjoy playing Baby Shower games. While this isn’t a full blown baby shower, it doesn’t mean there can’t be Baby Shower Games! Consider games like the Baby Word Scramble, Baby Items in the Bag, or Guess the Food. You might even consider having a Diaper Raffle, where guests bring a package of diapers and receive a raffle ticket. At the end of the shower, one lucky guest will receive a prize and the expectant mom will go home with lots of diapers for baby.

Don’t forget the siblings – Celebrating the upcoming arrival of the new baby is not only exciting for mom and her family and friends, but also for the baby‘s siblings. I’ve been to baby showers where the sibling was in attendance and received a special gift just for being a big sister or brother. It’s a great way to get the siblings excited about the new baby!

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It’s Invitation Time

As I mentioned earlier, part of throwing a Baby Sprinkle is the fun of designing and ordering your invitations. A great place to find your invitations is Basic Invite. At Basic Invite, you’ll not only find Baby Shower invitations, but you’ll also be able to design a first birthday invitation and personalized birthday invitations.

Why Use Basic Invite?

Almost Unlimited Colors – Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options so you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the littlest detail. This is what we feel sets us apart from almost any other online stationery company and is what we feel is our biggest draw.

Custom Samples – Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers the ability to order a printed sample of their actual invitation so they can see exactly how it will print as well as the paper quality before they ever have to place their final order.

Over 40 Different Colors of Envelopes – Basic Invite is just as colorful with our envelopes as we are with our invitations. Customers can choose from over 40 different colors when it comes to their envelopes so that they can make their invitation stand out even before it is opened. All of our envelopes are peel and seal so the envelopes can be quickly and securely closed.

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What tips do you have for throwing a Baby Sprinkle?



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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

17 Responses to “Tips for Throwing a Baby Sprinkle”

  1. Janet W. says:

    These are great tips! Baby sprinkles are so fun and helpful!

  2. Vera Sweeney says:

    I love the idea of a baby sprinkle instead of a shower. Showers get so big and they take a hundred million years. It even gets to be a bit much for the mom sometimes!

  3. Meagan says:

    Baby sprinkles are so much fun. I love the idea of throwing a sprinkle.

  4. Liz Mays says:

    Ah, these are really clever ideas. I think it would be fun to put something together with some fun baby games.

  5. Theresa says:

    I also think that every baby deserves to have a little party thrown for them. A baby sprinkle sounds like a lot of fun!

  6. Kiwi says:

    I love the idea of a baby sprinkle. Especially if the parents already have kids of the same gender as well and they arent too far apart in age.

  7. We had a baby sprinkle for my daughter’s 3rd baby. She had all boy stuff and we wanted to have something with immediate family for our princess coming!

  8. What a great idea! I have never heard of a “sprinkle” before, but that is so nice to do for an expecting mom that already has kiddos. Each pregnancy is special so this is a great way to celebrate. Those invites are so cute!

  9. I had not heard of a baby sprinkle. I love this idea! This way a seasoned mom doesn’t get left out.

  10. I’ve never heard of the term before but it’s brilliant! I think it’s a great way to shower the mommy to be with gifts that she might need for her next baby.

  11. First time I heard it called that way. Baby Sprinkle sounds cute though. I don’t know of any friend or family member that is expecting right now.However, if I do, I will share this info with them.

  12. What a cute term for a baby shower for mommas with kids! I think it’s really nice to throw a shower/sprinkle every time a mom’s welcoming a new bundle of joy. All the gifts will still help her with her new baby!

  13. This is so adorable and any mother would appreciate this, especially if they need more things for the new bundle of joy that they’re about to welcome in their lives. I also like the term sprinkle, it makes so much sense and it’s so cute too.

  14. Our Family World says:

    That’s something new. I never knew there was such a thing as a baby sprinkle. 🙂 It sure sounds cute to me. I will suggest a party like this if I get to know of a family member who will be expecting a baby soon.

  15. Brianne says:

    These are great tips and it looked like a beautiful sprinkle! We are having one next month for our friend!

  16. Dana Rodriguez says:

    I really like the idea of a Baby Sprinkle (I have never heard that term). Thanks for the wonderful tips!

  17. shelly peterson says:

    I love this idea of a baby sprinkle. Thanks for the tips.

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