The sprinkle shower is a new concept to me, something I had never heard of until I saw it pop up on moms’ sites and Pinterest. At first, I thought, “Who hosts a sprinkle?” Then, later, “I do. That’s who. What a fun excuse for a party!” In case you still have no idea what I’m referring to, a sprinkle is a small shower thrown in honor of someone who is pregnant with their second child. Typically, the party is given when the gender of the second child is different than the gender of the first — when new clothes are a must. Kelsea, one of my dearest friends from high school, and I have a longstanding tradition of celebrating together. I catered her college graduation party (before I kept e-records of such things), made her 30th birthday cake, her wedding cake (and here) and the cake for her first baby shower. It was so much fun to put together this sprinkle with her mom.
I’ve amassed quite the collection of party ware over the last couple of years, and I was happy to be able to reuse mason jars, table cloths, vases, cake stands, and parasols.
I think it is pretty obvious what flavor bun is in the oven this time around.
Can’t wait to reuse this balloon wreath for O’s 3rd birthday party. She has requested a Cookie Monster theme, and I figure all I need to do is replace the bows with Cookies!
We saw this cute idea for a flower vase on Pinterest and instantly fell in love with it. Not only are the rain boots great for the sprinkle, but the mom-to-be can take them home & use them for her little one….eventually.
O helped me fill these vases
I’ve made a diaper cake before, but I used disposable diapers. Cloth diaper cakes are a little different but still pretty easy. You can put one together with only 12 inserts, keeping the cost reasonable.
You can never go wrong with the old-school classic 7-layer salad. The best part is that you assemble the whole thing the night before the party and are free to tend to last-minute items the morning of your event.
And, don’t be afraid to cheat a little. Since things have been a little crazy for us (in the 2 week wait of our first IVF cycle), my co-host and I decided to purchase pre-made sandwiches from Casey’s — excellent decision on our part.
Simply remove purchased items from the tacky plastic trays and place them on a fancy cake stand, and Voila!
For dessert, we had chocolate cupcakes with blue buttercream. This was my first time sculpting fondant. While the ducks do look a little bit like they were born in Chernobyl, I think the overall effect was pretty cute.
And, of course, they tasted incredible.
Sign of a good cupcake, right?
Mom, dad, and big sister opened all of their gifts.
Big sister clearly has mixed emotions on the subject.
But, she sure did love sitting in mommy’s (shrinking) lap to open all of the cards.
Party guests took home a tiny mason jar of sprinkles as a thank you. (The themed labels came from Simply Sweetness.)
Congratulations, Kelsea & Ryan…can’t wait to meet your little guy!