This post is sponsored by Vocal Point and Luvs. All opinions are my own.
Crafts have always given me major anxiety. Attention to detail has never been my strong suit. In fact, any time I attempt a craft (with my kids or with other women), I race through the project as quickly as I can as if the craft before me is some sort of timed WOD. I finish the craft usually feeling inadequate, comparing mine to the “Martha Stewart Mom” sitting next to me, and I always think to myself… “I better stick to fitness.”
The moment Krista told me she was pregnant with her third baby, I KNEW I had to throw her a shower to celebrate. I’m a firm believer in celebrating every pregnancy by showering the mom-to-be with LOVE! There are SO many fabulous ideas out there for 2nd or 3rd time moms these days; from freezer meal parties, to diaper showers, to a baby sprinkle! A Sprinkle shower is a smaller, more scaled down version of a Baby Shower that is for second (or more) time moms.
I have two kids of my own, so time, energy, and money aren’t exactly running wild around here. Like I said before, I DON’T craft. I don’t own a Silhouette Machine, and I haven’t been gifted any sort of calligraphy skills, but I refuse to let those minor details deter me from supporting a dear friend going through one of the most important events of her life.
Decorations for the Non-Crafter:
Diaper Cakes are ridiculously easy to make, they make a BEAUTIFUL decoration for the party, AND they’re a great gift for the mom-to-be!
You don’t need much! One box of Luvs diapers
rubber bands, ribbon (search the clearance section), pins, some artificial flowers (preferably on sale), some wire cutters for the flower, scissors for the ribbon, and an empty paper towel and toilet paper roll.
- Step 1: Begin by rolling diapers tightly. Put a rubber band on each diaper.
- Step 2: Grab your empty paper towel roll and surround the roll with your first inner-most layer of about 6-7 diapers. Place a large rubber band around all of those diapers.
- Step 3: Once you have your inner layer, wrap another rubber band around those diapers. Pull the rubber band and slip another layer of diapers around it. Continue the process, until your bottom layer of the cake is as big as your little heart desires.
- Step 4: Repeat the process for the middle layer, keeping in mind that this layer will be smaller than the bottom layer. Begin by surrounding the paper towel roll with 6-7 diapers, then place a large rubber band around the diapers and begin another outer layer. Continue until the middle layer meets the desired size.
- Step 5: You’ve completed the bottom and middle layers of your cake, all you’ve got left is the very top! This one won’t take long at all. In fact, I only used about 6-7 diapers on the top layer.
- Decorate: Now comes the super EASY part. Wrap the ribbon around the bottom layer and cut. Pin the ribbon at what will be the back of your cake. I like to use 2-3 different lengths and textures of ribbon if I can find them on clearance and/or if I can use a 60% off coupon! Next, place the flowers where you want them. I left the stems a little bit long so that I could stick them in the diapers and they would hold. That’s it!
- Sprinkles: We used sprinkles for just about everything from the favors to the food, we even put them on the table! Sprinkles make everything more beautiful!
- Balloons: Cheap, easy, and something you don’t even have to think about! Order them at your local party store or blow them up yourself and scatter them along the floor depending on the look you want.
Easy Food/ Drink Ideas for the Non-Crafter:
- We had our shower at 10AM, so we hopped on the brunch theme which is EASY!
- Donuts (with sprinkles of course)
- Bacon dipped in chocolate (with sprinkles of course)! Bake the bacon in the oven at 400 degrees for 25 min. It will be quick and they’ll cook flat. Dip in melted chocolate and cover with sprinkles, almonds, and/or coconut.
Especially when a cute baby gobbles it down!
Baby Sprinkle Party Favors for the Non-Crafter:
- Sprinkles in a Jar: It doesn’t get much easier than sprinkles in a jar! We ordered sprinkles and jars off of Amazon, made a simple label on Microsoft Word, and attached it with some left over Christmas ribbon we had lying around!
You can upload this Sprinkle Party Favor Printable for the exact ‘Sprinkled with Love” tag we used! Be sure to print multiple per sheet. You can do up to nine per page.
After two boys, Krista was THRILLED to open gifts for this precious GIRL!
This baby sprinkle was everything I had hoped it would be, not because of the cute decorations or the food, but because this mama was surrounded by women who love her and can’t wait for this baby girl to arrive!
If you’re thinking you can’t throw a cute baby shower in 2015 without the use of fancy craft gadgets and a huge budget, I hope this post proved otherwise! Grab a few friends and support a new mom by sprinkling her with LOVE!
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