Monday, July 2, 2012

Not a baby shower, but a baby sprinkle!

I had the privilege of being the guest of honor at a Baby Sprinkle yesterday. 

Oh, you haven't heard of a Baby Sprinkle before? It's basically a baby shower for a mom who has had a kid before. Ya know, where you already have all the big stuff like the stroller, the crib, etc. It's usually smaller and more intimate, just close friends and family. Cause every baby deserves to be celebrated, not just the first one. :)

One of my very best friends, Candace, offered to throw it for me. She kept it simple. Carnations in milk glass vases, strawberry lemonade in mason jars, doilies as clouds with paint chip sprinkles coming down. It was so simple, but pretty. 

 A few friends showed up (my mom was sick and had to miss it, which was a bummer), and every one brought something to eat. Sandwiches, pasta salad, cup cakes, chips and dip. It was really nice to have everyone over and just have some girl time. 

After eating, we did presents. Remember the wood cut out alphabet wall I showed you in my birthday wish list? A few of the ladies chipped in and bought it for me. 

You can't fake this excitement :) I was freaking THRILLED when I opened the box. How awesome was it of Candace to remember a post that I made forever ago about some letters that I'd like, and then make it happen? Love her!

Besides much needed diapers, some soft toys and a Target gift card, bloggy buddy Julie personalized some stuff for Alli with her heat press. Love the numbered monthly onesies! But now I'm whining to hubby that I need a better camera to be able to do the onesies on Alli justice. Hubby says I'm not allowed to be friends with Julie anymore if it's going to cost him hundreds of dollars in new toys that I now "need". :)

Another part of the main gift? Decorating supplies! Stickers, buttons, scrapbook paper, paint, and ribbon. And a couple of other ladies brought their art supplies too. Each guest painted a letter for Alli. It was so funny, fielding all of the questions from my non-crafty friends. "Do you prefer this blue or this green? Which buttons do you like better?" I just answered "yes" to all questions so they'd have to make all of the crafting decisions on their own. I'm mean like that. :) 

And I'm pretty sure that Alli knew that the party was for her. She spent the whole time doing barrel rolls and back flips in my tummy.

And yes, even my beautiful friend Candace was able to feel Alli rolling around and practicing her kung-fu in my belly.

And the letters my amazing friends made? I love them! I just have 21 more to go (yes, I know the alphabet is 26 letters, but there is also an ampersand to paint)

Thank you to my amazing friend Candace for throwing me a sprinkle, and to my sweet friends who were able to make it. Love you all!

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SkinnyMeg said... [Reply to comment]

So sad I couldn't make it :( Looks like a great time was had, you are glowing as usual! Wish I looked that great preggo! That's awesome that you got your alphabet letters, can't wait to see them all decorated and hung up!!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said... [Reply to comment]

eep! a baby sprinkle, so cute!!! You look lovely!! :)

Lesley said... [Reply to comment]

I think that simple party looked totally rad! Her simple is my complicated. :)

Sam | Away She Went said... [Reply to comment]

Looks like you had so much fun! The girls did a great job decorating those letters - even the non-crafty friends! The alphabet wall is going to look so cute when it's all done!

Rhiannon said... [Reply to comment]

congrats the letters are so cute!@

Julie said... [Reply to comment]

Had such a good time... tell Jake he had more fun playing with the camera than you did... Although I am thinking you might have done that on purpose so that he would fall in love with the cool camera too. Glad I brought it... glad I was able to do the heat press stuff, can't wait to see what you do with it. Hugs!

RyTy said... [Reply to comment]

I love the sprinkle. When I had my second son we tossed around the idea of having a diaper party, but it just never came together because of the busy holidays. The letters look great, can't wait to see the finished product and the BABY!!