Are you looking for a way to show your support for the mom-to-be in your life, but don’t feel that a full blown baby shower is appropriate? A baby sprinkle might be your answer! A baby sprinkle is typically less extravagant than a baby shower. The mom-to-be may not register for gifts because this might be her second, third, fourth, etc. time having a baby a may already have most of the necessities. A baby sprinkle is a way to show your love and support and “sprinkle” the mom-to-be with everyday essentials like diapers, wipes, and baby clothes. And it’s a great excuse for a party! So here’s some baby sprinkle ideas for you inspired by LUVS diapers, and a few of my favorite blogs.
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Baby Sprinkle Idea Board
It is essential when planning any kind of party to have some sort of idea board. This can be on Pinterest (see my baby shower board), or even a magnetic board filled with images, fabrics, and ideas.
I’m currently helping plan a garden-inspired baby sprinkle/shower, so I decided to pull some ideas from my friend Jessica at hejdoll.com. Her parties are always stunning, paying close attention to the little details. Two articles that I pinned ideas from were this 1st birthday party and this woodsy baby shower.
I love the brown paper bags (with chocolate chip cookies inside) for the party favors, the three-tiered cupcake holder made of tree stump rounds, the fresh greenery and yummy snacks.
More inspiration from HappyWishCompany.com
Happy Wish Company’s parties have been a huge inspiration for some of the parties I’ve thrown for my girls. Their parties are typically geared towards boys and girls, but certain elements from some of their parties can be used for my garden-themed baby sprinkle. For example, take a look at this balloon garland and tissue paper flower display from their Floral Fairy party.
I also really love the colors and woodsy elements from the Woodland Bear party.
Baby Sprinkle Gift Ideas
Since the mom-to-be most likely has the bigger baby products like a stroller, car seat, high chair, etc., it’s a great idea to stock her up with the day-to-day essentials like diapers, wipes and baby clothes. As a mom of two, I can tell you how much I appreciated receiving diapers at both of my baby showers. They are so essential, yet many people don’t think diapers are gift-worthy.
Diapers: Most moms have a preference in diapers, and if you ask any second time mom, she’ll give you a more practical preference than when she had her first baby. My preference happens to be LUVS. Why LUVS? I personally have always used LUVS diapers on my girls because they are softer than some of the store brand diapers, as cheap or cheaper than store brand diapers, and perform better than some of the popular brands of diapers. They now have larger stretch tabs for easier fastening, which also helps the diaper size last a little longer. Plus, Luvs Ultra Leakguards with NightLock Plus™ provide the high-quality features babies and parents need for less cost than the premium brands.
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Wipes: Just like diapers, baby wipes are an essential product. I personally prefer to not have too large of a baby wipe stock pile, because I’m afraid they will dry out if kept too long.
Baby Clothes: You can never go wrong with getting the mom-to-be a cute new outfit for her bundle of joy, especially if the baby is a different gender than her first. If that’s the case, why not splurge on a few outfits? And maybe some shoes!
Diaper Raffle: To encourage guests to bring diapers for the mom-to-be, turn it into a game. Since LUVS are the official diapers of experienced moms, you can drop a little brand hint right onto the diaper raffle ticket. They come in sizes newborn through 6, so encourage guests to buy a variety of sizes. Include one ticket in every invitation!
More Baby Sprinkle Ideas
- Encourage guests to bring a signed book instead of a card.
- Create diaper cakes to serve as table centerpieces.
- Throw a co-ed baby sprinkle to include dad.
- Find more baby sprinkle ideas here.