When Apryl said she was planning a baby sprinkle I was completely honoured and thrilled! If you haven’t heard this fairly new lingo, a sprinkle is smaller scale baby shower. Usually for moms who already have a few kids but still want to celebrate their newest addition with a few friends and family.
I love this idea for so many reasons. As tradition goes, it’s usual that moms-to-be only have baby showers with their first. Only for me that first pregnancy was almost 11 years ago! More and more moms are having kids with several years apart and want the chance to celebrate the new baby with their friends and family. It’s also a huge milestone in life so why not celebrate with a party!?
It’s also a chance to see friends and family before you go underground and aren’t seen again for months. A last hurrah if you will, before sleep deprivation, poopy diapers and nap schedules completely take over your life.
I’m guessing that organizing the sprinkle was a little bit more complex than most party planning because Apryl had to organize a HUGE Facebook live with tons of gifts and giveaways, as well as the party. Sidenote: We’ll have more on the gifts in next week’s Gift Guide!
Luckily she called in some fantastic people to help her make everything at the sprinkle a hit. From decor to food, so many boss babes jumped in to help out!
One of my good friends recently opened up a seriously amazing party supply biz so we knew exactly who to call to help out with decor! Perfect Party In A Box brought in a gorgeous balloon arch and banner, along with other decorations to help create a fun but classic baby boy party scene. They specialize in decor that is above average and definitely makes an impact on your event. With pre-set boxes you can order everything you need in one ‘kit’ or a la cart.
Apryl also reached out to our pal Jenn at Cakes by Design Barrie. Jenn has been a long time supporter of ours and honestly the only place I go for cakes and cupcakes! She sent some delicious coconut flavoured cupcakes fit for a king! We love that Cakes By Design is a nut-free facility so when ordering for birthdays, weddings or special occasions you know everyone will be able to enjoy the cake! Jenn also helped me out with a last minute blue cake for my gender reveal a few months back, and I have to say we’ve always been super impressed with the look and taste of their cakes!
No party is complete without a delicious spread and our friends at Cravings Fine Foods helped out by sending some yummy food for our guests to munch on while we were live on Facebook. The mini beef wellingtons and coconut shrimp must have been a huge hit because they were gone before I could get my hands on them!!
Throughout this entire pregnancy I’ve received so much support from friends, family and of course our online community. But it was incredibly special to also feel that support from so many local boss babes in making sure my baby sprinkle was memorable and magical!