Sprinkle Themed Baby Shower

Posted by Kate Aspen | Posted in Baby Shower, Baby Shower Favors, Baby Shower Ideas | Posted on 01-02-2013

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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!

The details:

  • 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.

Happy Planning!

Nicole &

Born to be Wild: Safari Baby Shower Inspiration

Posted by Kate Aspen | Posted in Baby Shower Favors, Baby Shower Ideas | Posted on 25-01-2013

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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, candlesGiraffe Cake via Jessicakes; Invitation (Mermaid Monkey Designs via etsy)

Check out the new Baby Aspen blog for Safari gifts for baby!

Happy Planning!

New Lovelies from Kate Aspen

Posted by Kate Aspen | Posted in Baby Shower Favors, Birthday, Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Kate Aspen, Favors for all life events, Gifts, New Favors, Wedding Favors | Posted on 03-01-2013

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Visit http://www.kateaspen.com/new-arrivals.html to order!

Happy Planning!

Let Your Baby Shower Guests Take Home a Piece of the Party: Using Favors as Decorations!

Posted by Kate Aspen | Posted in Baby Shower, Baby Shower Favors, Baby Shower Ideas | Posted on 06-09-2012

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Guest blog: PartyPail

Whether you’re planning your baby shower on a strict budget, or simply want to check two things off your list at once, decorating with favors that guests will take home is always a good idea. You save money and clean up time, because after the party, your guests have already done their part in taking down decorations by taking them home as favors!

PartyPail encourages customers to send in photos of their parties to see how they turned out. Christina did a great job of incorporating her favors right into the party décor. Be inspired!

Tips from PartyPail:

Choose complementary colors, and keep your décor from going overboard with any individual color by throwing in some neutrals. Here you can see how Christina used Kate Aspen’s “Cute as a Button” soap favors in a polka dot box in complementary colors to the Tickled Pink theme, but kept everything from looking overly “matchy” with some neutral colored Kate Aspen “Bun in the Oven” candle favors.

If you’re adding in a bolder color, pick one accent color and stick to it. Christina’s baby shower theme uses pinks, purples, and a few neutral colors.  Then, in the center of each table, she added a pop of color with bright pink daisy-topped favor boxes which also draw the eye to the center of the table and up to the balloons, making the decorations feel more three-dimensional.

The right favor presentation can be just as impactful as a traditional centerpiece. By using three different favors, she offers color, texture, variety and symmetry.  But the best part? Her guests get to choose which favor they want to take home with them!

The days of simply setting a table by the door with stacks of boxed favors are gone! From using candle favors to add subtle lighting around the room to picture frame favors used as place card holders, get creative with favors and experiment with how they can enhance your décor.