When a close friend or family member is expecting her second (or third, or fourth) baby, the issue often arises of how to celebrate the pending arrival, and repeat mama, in an appropriate way. Since throwing multiple traditional baby showers for the same person within a couple years of each other can seem repetitive, we've come up with five fun ways to celebrate the very special expectant family, without her friends saying, "Didn't we do this already?!"
Here we go again! When a mama-to-be is expecting her second, third, or fourth shower, she doesn't always feel comfortable asking friends and family to shower her with gifts. That said, she could likely use a little updating in the baby gear department. That's where the sprinkle comes in. Adding a few key items to a repeat mama's arsenal will prepare for her latest arrival. This sprinkle, designed by the talented ladies at Anders Ruff, was inspired by the colors in the Restoration Hardware catalog and featured adorable touches throughout. Check it out!
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Some showers are lighter than others! When mama is welcoming subsequent babies, she may not find it appropriate to throw a full-fledged shower. That's where a sprinkle comes into play. These "light" versions of a traditional baby-welcoming party are the perfect occasion for feting a mom-to-be (again) while filling in holes she may have found since her last tot's arrival. Lisa Storms used the soiree's rain-themed namesake, literally, to create an adorable party that will help the guest of honor prepare for her new arrival. Hold onto your umbrella, and check it out!
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While every baby deserves to be celebrated, some mamas-to-be are uncomfortable with big bashes hosted for their subsequent children. I am one of them. Four fetes were thrown in my honor when I was expecting my daughter. Awaiting the birth of my son, a close circle of friends treated me to an unexpected, festive brunch. Now, nine months pregnant with my third child, I've again been spoiled rotten. First, my fabulous co-workers treated me a sendoff complete with one of BabySugar's incredible diaper cakes, and yesterday, a few friends threw me a surprise sprinkle!
A low-key alternative to a baby shower, a sprinkle is a casual get together. Three friends hosted the lil soiree for me, and the guest list rounded out at six as my daughter and a friend's baby also attended. We enjoyed mocktails and munchies — fruit salad, spinach dip, and miniature cupcakes — while chatting about the impending babe. I was gifted lovely presents from practical velvet space-saving hangers to postpartum hospital pajamas. If you want to make a mother-to-be feel special without all the hoopla of a formal affair, a sprinkle expresses the perfect amount of sentiment.
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