Why You Should Host A Baby Sprinkle & How To Organise One

Why You Should Host A Baby Sprinkle & How To Organise One

You have probably heard of baby showers before, but what about baby sprinkles? Baby sprinkles are a way to celebrate the arrival of a second or third (or more) child without all the extravagance of a traditional baby shower.

Read on to find out what it is and how to organise one.

What is a baby sprinkle?

Like baby showers, baby sprinkles are held to celebrate the arrival of a child. However, the latter is much more casual and intimate, with a smaller guest list and lower-pressure activities.

A baby shower is typically a formal celebration where new parents receive essential items like baby tubs, toys, and cribs as gifts. The second (or more) time around, however, seasoned parents likely already have big-ticket items such as car seats and toys and require only smaller necessities like diapers and onesies. Baby sprinkle invitations are thus usually only sent to close family and friends as the focus is more on receiving support than on receiving equipment.

As baby sprinkles are smaller events, they don’t require as much preparation and are relatively easier to plan. It is not even necessary to have structured activities like games; you can simply spend the 2 to 3 hours mingling and catching up.

If this sounds like something you would like to organise, here are some tips on what you should take note of.


Baby sprinkles usually occur around the same time showers do: about 2 to 3 months before the due date. However, the timing can be more flexible because sprinkles require less preparation. Ultimately, the timing depends on what you are most comfortable with.

Plan the guest list

A baby shower is typically a large-scale event with a long guest list, including distant relatives, neighbours, and co-workers. Baby sprinkles are more modest—as they are meant to be intimate, it is acceptable to be more selective regarding the guest list and invite only 10 to 20 people.

Choose a theme

Though choosing a theme is not necessary, it is extremely helpful in simplifying the planning process. A theme sets the tone for the celebration and makes getting cohesive decorations much more manageable.

Some cute themes include:

  • Raindrops and rain showers
  • Ice cream and sprinkle toppings
  • Colourful cookies and sprinkles

Get the decorations

Choose items that complement your chosen theme and colour palette.

For a low-key celebration, decorating elaborately is unnecessary (though you should if you want to!). Instead, you can opt for a simpler look with just some flowers and balloons.

Send the invites

Once you have finalised the guest list and theme, it is time to send out your invitations. It’s a good idea to specify on the invitations that it is a baby sprinkle, not a shower, as this would inform their choice of attire and gifts.

Plan the menu

It is best to keep the menu light for a more casual celebration. Rather than preparing full meals, consider having light snacks like charcuterie boards and cupcakes.

Involve the older siblings

A new baby is exciting, but it can also be scary for older siblings, who may be worried about the possible changes the baby will bring. Enlisting their help with the decorations and dessert menu would make them feel included and more secure in the family.


Welcoming a new addition to the family is always an exciting experience that is worth celebrating. If you are looking for a way to celebrate without the fanfare of a baby shower, a baby sprinkle is the perfect party to host.

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