As this is my second bambino I’ve decided that I don’t want to go for the full shebang of a baby shower and instead will be hosting a baby sprinkle. As much as I loved all of the ‘it’s a boy’ decor and pin the sperm on the uterus games when I celebrated the upcoming arrival of Jasper; I decided this time around I wanted something a little more low key. We pretty much have everything that we need left over from Jasper and anything else that I want I’m being a bit fussy with as, (broken record alert) being my last one, I really want to dress him exactly how I want and spend a little more on shopping independently from Instagram and Etsy stores; and I’m not the type to specify which £20 a piece muslins I’d like my guests to buy and from which store.
So with that in mind, I decided a baby sprinkle would be perfect. For those of you that don’t know, a baby sprinkle is a relatively new craze and is catered towards mumas having their second or later baby. Some people, myself included, don’t like the idea of a second baby shower as like I said we already have everything that we need, but I also believe every new baby to the family should be celebrated and that’s why I wanted to celebrate this little mans pending arrival. Many mumas will choose to have one if they’re having a different gender to their first baby and don’t want to use their sons blue baby-grows on their little lady; but this isn’t the case with us; I simply want to get my closest ladies together and celebrate baby Avey.
Baby sprinkles are often a lot smaller than baby showers; less people, no need for presents and typically less fuss. So me and my mum decided it would be lovely to book a venue for afternoon tea. With everything that’s been going on in our family lately I just wanted to really take the pressure off; and booking a venue means it’ll be less costly, less set up and no tidying up for us; plus it would be a lovely day out for our ladies.
We’re having it at a lovely stately home near where I live; I found a venue that was really reasonably priced per person and I’ve really stressed to everyone not to worry about gifts as I just want to enjoy the day with them; plus I know after travel it will still be a little bit of a pricey day. If the weather is nice we can sit outside on the terrace overlooking the lake and just enjoy some girl time as many of the ladies I wouldn’t have seen for a long time!
Even though the food is all prepared for us and we don’t really need to decorate I thought I’d share some ideas I’ve found on Pinterest – all gender neutral and very baby sprinkle appropriate!
Stationary: I’ve gone for good old Facebook and messaging to invite my guests but I thought this format would look beautiful for thank you cards. It’s very simple and minimalistic which I love and ties in the sprinkle theme very nicely!
Decor: We won’t really need to decorate as the venue is stunning already but I think it would be nice to make our table look a little different to the other diners, so these would be the perfect touches
Sweet treats: Afternoon tea is being provided so thats the drinks, savouries and sweets all thought of but I am thinking of getting a cake for people to take home with them and these snacks are lovely ideas if you’re catering yourself.
Favours: It’s always lovely to give your guests a little something to take home, especially if they’re travelling from far and wide.
Well those are my baby sprinkle ideas. I’ll be posting an outfit inspiration post or three too as I’ve been browsing ASOS for some lovely dresses to wear and thought they’d warranted a separate post from this.
Would you host a baby sprinkle or go for another baby shower? Perhaps you’d simple leave it after the first one? If you have any ideas please do leave links in the comments for myself and everyone else to see; and of course share any links to pictures from your baby showers or sprinkles!
Thanks for reading!
*All photo credits – Pinterest