A few Fridays ago, we featured “Daisy Delight” favor boxes from a sneak peak at Katie’s baby shower where we all received the little boxes, filled with chocolate. I am happy to announce that baby McKenzie Louise has arrived! Katie worked all day Tuesday and McKenzie was born on Wednesday! Here are the rest of the details from the Baby Shower, inspired by McKenzie’s nursery colors:
We all enjoyed small bites and desserts and watched Katie open presents – LOTS of diapers! Congratulations Katie! We can’t wait to meet McKenzie!
Guest post from Nicole, Marketing Assistant
Last weekend I helped throw a Sprinkle for my fiancé’s sister, Alisa. The weekend was jam packed from a marriage proposal from my long-time boyfriend Friday night (more on that coming soon!), to helping Alisa and her family settle in to a new house Saturday, and celebrating baby #2 with a “Sprinkle” Sunday morning!
You may be thinking, “What is a Sprinkle?” It’s a trend in baby showers gaining popularity among second-time moms. Rather than a full blown baby shower with games and gifts and an extensive guest list, a sprinkle is a way to honor the Mommy to be and baby #2 in a relaxed, low-key setting.
On Sunday we skipped the games and opted for a quiet morning without kids for Alisa and her friends to catch up. However, no detail was spared in the decorations! Alisa’s Sister-in-law (and mine to be), Lauren, hosted. Together we pulled off a blue and grey “Sprinkle” themed brunch for baby boy!
- Sprinkle Umbrella Evite via Paperless Post
- Framed print-out of the invitation for Alisa to keep
- “Sprinkled with love” bunting & balloons
- Paper “Clouds and rain drops” hanging from the ceiling
- Food labels with umbrellas
- Blue & white confetti
- Polka dot balloons
- Silverware and sweets displayed in mason jars filled with candy
- Bagel Bar with chicken salad, egg salad, cream cheese selections
- Mini quiches, spinach dip, veggies, fruit salad
- Sprinkle cookies, adorable and delicious rattle-shaped cake pops, “cloud” meringues
- Mimosas and Arnold Palmer’s to sip
- Kate Aspen Umbrella book marks for guests to enjoy!
Everyone munched and mingled, and then Alisa opened a few gifts and got a BIG surprise – a double stroller for her 2 year old, Ella, and baby to share! A “sprinkle” is a good opportunity to ask guests to pitch in on a group gift for a mom who may have many baby supplies already.
Alisa was so sweet and had thank you gifts for the hostesses! A small token of appreciation is a great way to express gratitude for a shower, or sprinkle, thrown in your honor!
I hope you’re inspired for your next celebration! What are your favorite baby shower trends? Would you consider a “man-shower” or co-ed event? I love the idea of a “see and sip” party after the baby is born too! Please share your thoughts.
Safari has been a big trend for baby and we hope it’s here to stay! Here’s some baby shower inspiration for Favor Friday!
Pictured: Kate Aspen’s “Born to Be Wild” favor boxes, place card/photo holders, candles; Giraffe Cake via Jessicakes; Invitation (Mermaid Monkey Designs via etsy)
Check out the new Baby Aspen blog for Safari gifts for baby!
Posted by Kate Aspen | Posted in Baby Shower, Baby Shower Ideas | Posted on 06-11-2012
This baby shower was a home run! Jason and his wife Heather showed off their new addition to the Kate Aspen family on Friday. We celebrated baby Joshua with a baseball themed shower for this little “Rookie of the Year.”
The spread included ball park favorites, paying homage to the Atlanta Braves.
Guests snacked on cleverly named snacks:
•Base Hit Baked Beans
•Line Drive Lemonade
•Tomahawk Chop Chips
•Homerun Hot Dogs
Need a practical gift idea? The invitation asked guests to bring diapers in different sizes according to their first initial.
With a little creativity, you can throw an all star event of your own!
Pictured: Big Dreamzzz Baby Baseball 3-Piece Layette Set in All-Star Gift Box