If you’re looking for a lower-key gathering, a “sprinkle” party is a lovely way to welcome a second (or third, or fourth…) addition.
This is much like a traditional baby shower, but perfect for the mum-to-be that doesn’t love to be the centre of attention. There is no expectation that gifts need to be opened in front of everyone and that food will be served with the art appeal of something that a Head chef cooked up. Instead, this is a much more casual get-together. Finger foods and simple snacks are served.
You may like to add a few personalised favours to your dessert table or as thank you gifts.
You may like to consider asking your guests to bring a book instead of a gift or in place of cards.
When considering books to ask for, think along the lines of chunky board books, soft fabric books, or vinyl books that babies can chew on and explore themselves.
When should you have a baby sprinkle?
Your baby sprinkle should be 8-10 weeks before your due date. If you’re counting by pregnancy weeks, you can host a baby sprinkle when the expectant mother is 28-32 weeks, just like a baby shower
Who do you invite to a Sprinkle?
Make a Guest List. A Baby Sprinkle is more about support and advice than games and lavish gifts, with a more casual, intimate tone. That means that most parents like to keep guest lists at sprinkles limited, inviting only closest friends and family.