A Baby “Sprinkle” with Minted

DenaJanuary 9, 2015

I’ve been going back & forth about whether or not to have a “Sprinkle” since I found out that we were having a girl. (What’s a Sprinkle, you ask? It’s like a “Baby Shower” except it’s usually a lot smaller, so it’s called a “Sprinkle.”)

I knew that I would not have a party if we were having another boy — I’ve already got all that we could possibly need in that arena — but a baby girl will be a different story.

The gifts that I got at Roman’s shower were a Godsend. I didn’t have to buy nearly anything for him until he was a year old. What a wonderful gift for a new mama. The etiquette around second showers, however, is a little blurry. Some people consider it to be rude or selfish to have a second shower. Still, Sprinkles have been rising in popularity over the past several years, especially for mamas whose second baby is a different gender.

I’ve been on the fence about it all, but when Minted recently reached out about partnering, I took it as a sign — I am meant to have a Sprinkle!

My first baby shower was a big shindig and we invited everyone, but this party will be much smaller — more like a little get together for my nearest & dearest. Most likely I’ll hold it at our house and I’ll do the work. I’m always looking for a reason to throw a party and celebrating the upcoming arrival of our baby girl just feels right, etiquette be damned.

I’m just thrilled to be partnering up with Minted for this celebration of our baby girl. Minted has long-been one of my favourite places to shop for invitations and party decor. (In fact, our wedding invitations and our first family Christmas cards both came from there!) So I’ve really been having a blast browsing through Minted’s beautiful selection of baby shower invitations and party decor.

Here are a few of my favourite baby shower invitations from the Minted website.

Here are some pieces from one of the baby shower party sets that I just love.

Completely adorable, right!? And the other thing that I just learned is that Minted also has a blog — Julep — that is full of lots of beautiful party inspiration & ideas. Here are a couple of their inspiration boards that I just want to jump into.

I can’t wait to share more as I sort out the party details in the coming month. So, what about you? Have you ever been to a Sprinkle? Would you ever host one?

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Comments (4)

  • Tina

    January 9, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    Wowowow this stuff is all so amazing. I love all three invitations but that 3rd one is totally a winner in my eyes! The second baby shower thing really is blurry. I think that you have the right mindset having another show since you’re having a girl. Plus people love to celebrate new babies and will want to buy you a gift, regardless if you want one, so it’s nice to have it all done at once rather than scheduling visits separately with each friend and family member. Have fun celebrating!

  • Suzy

    January 9, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    I love the idea of a baby sprinkle. People love to celebrate! And regardless of a party or not, people will get you presents. I’ve been to a couple and it was always fun: )

    I love the bunny invites, so cute!!

  • Jana

    January 9, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    So cute! I’m in the same boat as you–having a girl after a boy. I knew I would have another shower if the gender was different, but I’ve never heard it called a “sprinkle”! That’s too cute. I love it! 🙂

  • Kay

    January 10, 2015 at 10:50 am

    They’re all so gorgeous!!

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