Hi everyone! It’s hard to believe how fast time has gone by, but my sister Alison is only a month away from having twins! Last weekend we celebrated their upcoming welcome with an amazing “sprinkle,” which is just smaller version of a baby shower. Sprinkles are common for mommies having their second or third baby (or both), and give us another excuse to celebrate and plan a party! Although it’s supposed to be less extravagant, each one we plan seems to get better than the last.
Katie’s home was the perfect location for the party. Her home decor is gorgeous and it made for the perfect backdrop. We only invited family and a few of Alison’s oldest friends, so it made for an intimate and comfortable setting! Along with our mom, Katie and I split up the hosting duties and each took on our unique roles to make the perfect sprinkle. Our mom, Ronnie is the most amazing florist and puts together the most incredible floral arrangements for most special occasions. Katie is a perfectionist so she is always in charge of the details and making sure our vision comes together perfectly. I like to execute the plan, be creative, and set up the final product. You could say we’re the perfect trio!
We wanted to do something different, so rather than pink and blue, we loved the idea of having gold, black and white as our main colors. Of course we still needed some blue and pink touches here and there, which was the perfect addition to bring in some brighter colors. After we had our colors, we planned from there! Below are some pictures from the sprinkle with brief descriptions to help you plan the perfect shower or even just a small sprinkle!
The three hostesses!
Balloons: OMG these balloons! My favorite accent to our parties are these oversized letter balloons. They are perfect for blank walls and are always a fun feature for photo ops. You can get these balloons at Party City. If you don’t want to spend that much on balloons, you can get smaller versions that are more affordable at Michaels. P.S. I legitimately almost floated away when I left the store picking up these balloons. Thankful they didn’t pop on my way to Katie’s house!
Place Settings: Many people told us paper plates and silverware would look cheap. I totally disagree and we love how everything looked once it was set on the table. It made for a much easier clean up and the gold accents on everything totally popped against the black and white runner. These settings are from Target.
Table Runner: We had originally ordered a beautiful table runner online. Of course the day before the party it still had not arrived. My sister panicked but we came together and became super resourceful. We decided to try out some thick wrapping paper and it worked perfectly! We cut the paper directly down the center and taped it down the middle of the table. What started out as a scary moment (for Katie) turned out great! A simple and cheap DIY table runner!
Flowers: Well I can’t help you there because my mama has some serious talents, but what I can help you with is where to buy these adorable polka dot planters! Target of course. We loved how these turned out.
Candy: My mother in law made these yummy baby shower themed chocolates! You can get all the ingredients you need for this project at Michaels. She tied the baggies with really cute pink and blue ribbons.
Parfait Bar: How cute are these fruit parfaits!? These were super simple to put together and a huge hit. Healthy and easy to hand out to our guests. (Ingredients: Low fat greek yogurt, granola, strawberries, and a champagne glass!)
Cake: The cake was one of my favorite parts of the whole sprinkle. We had a vision and showed the wonderful bakers at Publix what we wanted. They did an amazing job! The inside was pink and blue icing. The cake topper and gold letters were made by me! I went to Michaels and bought basic gold letters and hot glued them to these cute little sticks. We had letters all over the table with words like twins, baby and sprinkle! It added a fun touch of sparkle to the food table.
The Spread: Here is a picture of the whole spread. For the food, we ordered deli platters. Easy, simple and can be ordered ahead of time. We did cook a few things though. We had these delicious egg quiches there that were simple to make and easy for people to grab.
Drinking Glasses: Just a mason jar with pink and blue ribbons tied around. So simple and fun.
I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and get some inspiration for your next party. Ali’s sprinkle was such a great day and we had a blast celebrating the upcoming birth of our niece and nephew. We can’t wait to meet you two!
Carrie and Katie