A combined Baby Sprinkle/Shower for my sister & two of our friends. My sister and two of our friends were all having their second/third children within two weeks of each other. So at last minute, I decided to throw them a Baby Sprinkle (or really just a chance to have a girls night before their babies arrived!!!)
The design inspiration for this sprinkle was to have a simple, fun & relaxed evening. The elephant invitation set the mood for the rest of the party. Also, the three mum's favourite colours : pink, aqua & white with a touch of silver. A mini theme of the night was also the mum's to be (again) craving's : doughnuts, milk & eucalyptus lollies. Also, the first initial for each mum's name : Bethany, Emma & Chantelle = B.E.C. Various party sites and project nursery helped with my inspiration.
Simple, fun, creative & with lots of personal touches!
The baby sprinkle was going to be on a cold winter's evening in Australia, so we wanted the party to be bright & colourful to banish away the winter chills. I pretty much had to create everything from scratch as there wasn't much decorating stuff in the theme colours in our country town. I started with the design for the invitation, and took the elephant logo & pretty much incorporated it throughout the party. I made the pom poms, pin wheels, the elephant cake, favor milk carton boxes, the "got craving" sign, elephant buntings, and all the other signs . I love to make each guest feel really welcomed, whether it's from the welcome sign at the front door, the food platters , games, favors to the custom toilet door sign / soap dispenser. We played the dirty diaper game, made balloon babies and wrote funny quotes on nappies for the parents. One activity that went down a treat was : guess the baby's weight, date, gender, etc but I made up a one page calander and every one filled it in, they also had to give a suggestion for a girls/boys name - everyone loved checking out the guesses/suggestions (Also, it meant the mum could take it home with her and hang it on the fridge. Also, I made each mum a name tag to make her feel special (a little bit like "a bride to be" sash). This Baby Sprinkle was put together in less than three weeks, was created on a tight budget & I promised my husband I wouldn't kill myself trying to make the party "perfect" (it just had to be heaps of fun)!
My favourite item would definitely have to be the fingerprint tree guest book - it really hasn't hit Australia yet, so all the guests loved it cause it was new & unique. It was also, a really special gift to give to the mum's to be so that it could remind them of all their friend's who love them and are there for them!! I also loved the elephant bunting on the dessert table, it was really simple but I think it added a touch of fun!
Have fun, keep it simple, try making things yourself to help your budget & remember to stop & enjoy the party that you are hosting!!!