Hosting a Baby Sprinkle
A few weeks ago I had the honor of putting together a little “sprinkle” for a friend. She’s expecting her second child in just a few short months. I think you know you’re officially an adult when your friends start having multiple children. Her baby is a girl, so I was so excited to put together something cutesy for her. Also, I love the word “sprinkle” for secondary baby showers. Having another baby is definitely something to be celebrated, but there’s something more familiar and casual about it.
She and her husband live a few hours away, so they were coming into town for the weekend to visit with friends, and for the sprinkle. Her son is about a year older than Mara and they have fun playing together. I wanted to leave my house open for them to play and take naps, so I hosted at a local coffee shop call Urban Farmhouse. My friend is a lover of coffee and cutesy little shops, so it was the perfect location. I supplied some fruit and muffins, but there was also a cafe with lots of brunch options. This took a TON of work and stress off of me and made the shower more like a casual brunch with girlfriends.
For decorations I kept things simple since I was setting up in a public setting. I recycled my drop cloth tablecloth from Mara’s first birthday party and sewed a runner to go with it. I chose a black and white floral fabric for the runner. Simple, yet feminine. I found a whimisical vintage bicycle print paper at the craft store and used it as a background for my welcome sign. I love the name, Margot, that she chose for her girl. It’s so precious!
Something that was a HUGE help to me when I had my shower for Mara was having guests fill out their own envelopes for thank you notes. I didn’t have to text people to double check or just spend that extra time writing. One less thing to think about!
I also filled a few vases with flowers and eucalyptus branches. I tied bows around the vases to give them a more polished look. The ribbon for the bows was pink and white striped, which matched the bags I bought for the favors. Speaking of favors, I went with the crowd favorite of chocolate. I bought two bags of assorted Ghiradelli and divided them up equally between the bags and myself. Simple and delicious…
The morning of the shower the weather was GORGEOUS, so Urban Farmhouse set us up at a large table outside. We all sat around and chatted for awhile, opened gifts, and then chatted some more. It was such a relaxing morning, which is not something I usually say when putting together an event. Seriously, if you need a spot of a shower or adult party soon, I totally recommend finding a cute little coffee shop.