Showered with Love
This shower "lite" -- we like to call it a sprinkle -- is perfect for the repeat mom who may have many traditional registry items already, but still wants an occasion to celebrate with her friends. The casual brunch features fun elements like colorful umbrellas, blue signature drinks, and sugary treats all covered in -- you guessed it -- sprinkles.
Baby Shower Ideas: How To Plan A Sprinkle Shower
Personalize this custom invitation -- just click on the name of the mama-to-be and party details text to edit. Then print on a color printer using 5x7 photo paper and mail in A7 size envelopes.
For a chic, inexpensive way to transform your setting, hang lots of paper lanterns in various shades of blue and green from the ceiling using clear fishing line. To make it "rain" indoors, cut raindrop shapes from blue or silver card stock to hang amidst the lanterns, or use strings of capiz shells made by tying shells together with clear fishing line.
- 14-inch Round Paper Lanterns, $5.20 each, available at www.lunabazaar.com
- Capiz shells with a pre-drilled hole, 17 cents a piece, available at www.shelloutlet.com
Baby Shower Ideas: How To Make A Onesie Bouquet
Guests will love sprinkling a little bit of this and a little bit of that atop crepes and yogurt at a make-your-own-breakfast bar. Set out lots of savory and sweet toppings, like chocolate chips, strawberries, bananas, and granola with a sign that says "Sprinkle Toppings to Taste."
Pick a blue-hued signature drink -- like this Blue Heaven Mocktail -- to toast the mama-to-be. Since Blue Curacao Liqueur is what you usually use to get that clear blue color, cheat by tinting any soda or virgin cocktail blue with a few drops of food coloring.
Makes: One drink
4 ounces white cranberry juice
1 ounce ginger ale
Blue food coloring
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. cranberry juice, ginger ale, and blue food coloring. To get the mixture super-cold, swirl (don't shake). Pour into a glass and garnish with a slice of orange, a sprinkle of blueberries or a cocktail umbrella.
Baby Shower Ideas: How To Make Brownie-Pop Rattles
These tasty brownie pop baby rattles are covered in colorful sprinkles.
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Umbrella-inspired favors like these adorable mint tins are a great send-off for guests. We love these because you can personalize them with the name of the mom-to-be.
Jennifer Sbranti is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of HostessWithTheMostess.com, and author of the HWTM Daily Blog.
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Add these tunes to your iPod for the party:
- "Umbrella" - Rihanna
- "Come Rain or Come Shine" - Billie Holiday
- "Why Does It Always Rain on Me?" - Travis
- "Singin' in the Rain" - Gene Kelly
- "Heavy Cloud No Rain" - Sting
- "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" - B.J. Thomas