Post # 1
My sister is pregnant with her third, and it’s finally a girl. My two nephews are crazy lovely but rambuncious, it’s time for some pink around her house!! Since the baby stuff she has has been through 2 kids, and it’s mostly gender neutral (and 7 years old), I thought I’d throw her a sprinkle rather than a full blown shower*.
Has anyone had a sprinkle? How does it differ from a shower? I know it’s smaller, but do we still play games, have a theme, etc?
*Showers for babies beyond the first aren’t really typical in our friend circle, or even in Canada I think. I also have never been to a sprinkle, they’re not done up here that I’m aware of, so this will be the first one most people will have gone to!
Post # 3
I have never heard of a Sprinkle. Can’t wait to see the responses!
Post # 4
I only learned about them from WB! That and “sip n sees”. My sister is SUPER excited though, it’s so cute!
Post # 5
If you are doing the cooking and the desserts, then I would just go all hog wild and throw it just like a shower. I am sure nobody will second guess it once they see your hostess with the mostest decorating skills and get to eat your goodies. Shoot, if your cooking, I will buy a plane ticket, cross the boarder, bring a huge pink gift and stuff my face happily.
Post # 6
I been to a couple second baby showers; generally, in my area, it’s just as big and blown out as a first baby shower!
I think, technically, a sprinkle is supposed to be smaller: fewer guests, less extravagant presents, more laidback atmosphere, etc… However, considering your sister’s situation, I don’t think it would be bad etiquette to scale it up a bit (considering how far apart her kids are in ages and the sex difference), if you want. Even if you decide to go small, I would still have a theme, play games, eat yummy food, open presents, etc… It’s just for a smaller crowd. 🙂
ETA: @tksjewelry: Lol, ditto!
Post # 7
I’ve never heard of a sprinkle but I think what makes a shower a shower are the annoying baby games and the registry/gifts. Why not just have the type of party your friends and family enjoy whether it be a brunch/cookout/girls night out, and make the invitations to indicate you’re celebrating the fact that it’s a girl? You could suggest people bring gifts or hand me down baby clothes to add a little splash of pink in the house…
I just want to say also that it’s sweet that you would think to do this for your sister, it’s a nice way to share in her excitement of finally getting her baby girl 🙂
Post # 8
@tksjewelry: LOL! I’ll send you an invite!
@Mrs. Spring: Awesome, that was exactly what I was looking for! Thanks! She’s done a pared down guest list, about 20 people, and I’m assuming there will be some no RSVPs. I’m looking into either renting a space nearby her house, or booking a tearoom. I’m hoping the space rental won’t be a fortune because I’d really like to be able to decorate and have some fun, but with a tearoom, it’s more of a “Show up with balloons and presents” thing, not as much fun for me 😉
Post # 9
I think if she only has 20 guests, it is perfectly fine to throw a typical shower. Those 20 guests are probably the ones that she is very close to, so they will be thrilled to celebrate a baby girl!!! The tearoom sounds adorable!
I’ve seen a sprinkle have a lot of guests, and in that case, it’s been more of a backyard BBQ type thing (couples) and people bring gifts if they want. No games, but there is cake and time to open presents. (Mostly the ladies watched her open presents, while the guys hung out in the background!)
Post # 10
If it’s been 7 years and this is the first girl, I don’t see anything wrong with it just being a baby shower. Maybe, being from the Midwest, I have a different idea of what a baby shower entails though. My shower at home had 20 people and my one here in the UK has 17 people invited. Both were held at someone’s home.
I agree with Spring. Food, games, presents and good company. 🙂 That’s all you really need.
Post # 11
@zippylef: It’s been 7-1/2 years since her first, and nearly 5 years since her second. I have a feeling I’ll wind up getting carried away and this will wind up being more like a shower than a sprinkle 😉
@HopingToBeaMama: I read online that sprinkles can be coed. Is that normal? I can’t imagine my Darling Husband wanting to come to a baby shower! LOL!
Post # 13
@tksjewelry: Me too, me too! lol!
Post # 14
Oh man, her sprinkle is going to be a full out shower if all of y’all are coming! LOL! I’ll have to rent a convention centre for you!!!
Post # 15
@bakerella: mwitter80 gave her sister a sprinkle. I remember reading about it on here and thought it was the cutest idea. Here’s the link http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/i-threw-my-sister-a-sprinkle-yesterday
Post # 16
@bakerella: Oh man, her sprinkle is going to be a full out shower if all of y’all are coming! LOL! I’ll have to rent a convention centre for you!!!
I have a feeling with your skills & love of crafty party planning her “sprinkle” would end up a full blown shower regardless. LOL. I’m sure you’ll do a wonderful “sprinkle”/shower for your sister & since it’s been so long between her kiddos & she’s having a girl this time I see no reason why she couldn’t have a normal all out shower…. atleast with the gifts & games & such. =)