Who says firstborns get all the love? While full-blown baby showers are typically held for first time mommies-to-be, a baby sprinkle is a great way to celebrate a second or third child—a low key event that still allows close friends and family to shower mom with love.
Cloudy with a chance of diapers
A relatively informal affair, a sprinkle stocks repeat parents—or “sprinkles” them— with the necessities, like diapers and other essentials (although big ticket items prooobably won’t be turned away). It’s also an opportunity to help prep them for a new gender. There isn’t a registry, and proper sprinkle etiquette is always changing, so if you’re unsure about what to get to welcome in the new baby just ask Mom.
Let’s get this party started
Because it’s so chill, planning a sprinkle is a great opportunity to let Mom decide what kind of a party she wants. Check with her first, to see what she’s comfortable with and who she wants to be there—since it’s a baby shower lite, it won’t be necessary to go crazy with guest lists, themes, favors and entertainment. But there are some fun games to keep the party going, and to engage the older sibling(s) and introduce them to the world of brother/sisterhood. Unlike a shower, a sprinkle is usually co-ed and allows all members of the family a chance to participate and celebrate the newest addition.
Let the celebration begin!