Baby Sprinkle! Shower Party Planning Ideas for Baby 2 or 3

Baby Sprinkle Inspiration | Chandra Fredrick for Babylist

We all know what a baby shower is all about, but have you heard of a baby sprinkle? A sprinkle is a smaller version of a shower, thrown to honor someone pregnant with her second (or sometimes third) baby. Since the mom probably already has most of the things you need for baby, the idea behind the sprinkle celebrate the newest pregnancy and to give things that need replenished (like diapers or bath supplies) or more personalized gifts for that baby. Here are some ideas for throwing a baby sprinkle:

  1. Get personal: If you know the gender and/or name of the baby, get him or her something personalized or monogrammed, or a cute blanket or stuffed animal that is just theirs and wasn’t handed down from a sibling.
  2. Make it ‘sprinkle’ themed: sprinkles are basically just tiny confetti, and what is more fun and festive than confetti? Nothing! A sprinkle cake, sprinkle sweets, sprinkle-rimmed glasses, even sprinkles as favors – the possibilities for a sprinkle-themed shower are endless and so fun. Another fun idea? Rain sprinkles.
  3. Low key is just as fun: a ladies brunch (minus kiddos) is a nice way to host a sprinkle. Choose a spot the momma loves, bring your gifts, and bring some flowers for the table. You can even have favors at each place setting.
  4. Remember the siblings: Whether you bring a small gift for a sibling or include them in a game (like give your advice on how to be a good big brother or sister), including the older siblings in some way is always a sweet gesture.

Regardless of how you do it, the point of the sprinkle is to celebrate the momma and new baby-on-the-way. Because every baby deserves a celebration (and every pregnancy could use a little more fun, am I right?)

Have you ever had or thrown a baby sprinkle? What are your favorite baby sprinkle gifts or ideas?

{photo credits} sprinkle cake: Amy & Jordan Photography via Style Me Pretty / confetti balloons: Hostess with the Mostess / sprinkle-rimmed glasses: Hostess with the Mostess / sprinkle favors: 6th Street Design School / sprinkle sweets: Hostess with the Mostess

5 Lovely DIY Spring Baby Shower Ideas

Spring Baby Shower Inspiration | Chandra Fredrick for Babylist

 

Summer babies bring spring showers, and since spring is just around the corner I wanted to share some fun baby shower inspiration and DIY ideas for all of you throwing spring showers.

1. Make it rain with cute raindrop garland and similar “shower” details. The clouds on the straws are super cute too! (via Fiskars)

2. Blooms make the perfect favor at spring showers. (via Hostess with the Mostess)

3. Use rain boots as floral containers for your table centerpieces. (via Kara’s Party Ideas)

4. Have an ‘in bloom’ theme with lots of pretty paper flower decor. (via Icing Designs)

5. Upside down parasols or colorful umbrellas make for unique and fun spring shower decor. (via Piccoli Elfi)

These would also all make for fun ideas for a ‘baby sprinkle’ too, don’t you think?

5 Spring Maternity Style Basics

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It may still be winter but spring is just around the corner (and so is a bigger bump for all of you pregnant gals out there). So I thought it would be fun to dream of warmer weather and growing bellies by sharing my favorite 5 basics for your spring maternity wardrobe.

  1. A great pair of jeans. These from J Brand are a favorite of many of my pregnant friends, though you can find great jeans in many styles and price points. Try on several styles and see what works for you. Oh, and the heels are totally optional – I’d go for flats myself :)
  2. Maxi dresses. Maxi dresses are a pregnant woman’s best friend. You can wear them with booties, flats, and sandals and layer a cardigan or denim jacket on top when it gets chilly. Oh, and they’re just about the most comfortable thing you’ll wear.
  3. Long drapey tees. Another spring staple is the long drapey tee shirt. Pair it with jeans or leggings and layer it with a cardigan or jacket. It is flattering on every baby belly and is long enough to cover everything you want.
  4. Floral print dresses. What says spring more than a sweet floral print dress? Dress it up with a blazer and jewelry or down with sandals and a denim jacket.
  5. A light jacket or cardigan. Invest in a cozy cardigan or light jacket to layer over your other basics. They are great over tanks and jeans too.

What are your favorite maternity staple items?

My Favorite Nursery: inspired by Lullaby Paints colors

I’m a big fan of baby safe paint company, Lullaby Paints, (beautiful, hard-wearing, and non-toxic – what’s not to love!) and their shades are perfect. My favorite Lullaby Paint colors inspired a bright and fun nursery that could work for both boys and girls. Starting with a soft grey as my neutral, I added azure sea and tangerine for fun pops of color. And then I threw in some of my favorite products of 2013 for baby’s nursery!

Fun fact: while it wouldn’t taste good – you can actually eat Lullaby Paints. They’re that safe.

Lullaby Paints Nursery Inspiration

products: book caddy / safari fitted crib sheetstriped throw blanket / Beaver Caddy Tote / turtle constellation night light / star pillowmoses basket