Amanda S. Gluck of Fashionable Hostess shares her baby sprinkle complete with floating balloons, baby's breath floral crowns, and light and airy desserts.
Meet the Mommy-to-Be (Again!)
When you become pregnant with your first, friends throw you a baby shower. Then your second and third come along, and while you have the essentials, your friends may still want to throw you a little celebration. Hence the term "baby sprinkle" came to life... a gathering of your friends and family to celebrate the newest addition to your family.
The planning began with the invitations: I chose this Minted invitation and fell so in love with the hot air balloons that they quickly became the décor inspiration for the party. These DIY hot air balloons were from MamamaOnline on Etsy.
We set the tables with Mode Living tablecloths, used my Oliver & Olivia gold-rimmed plates, my new Birch Lane vintage glasses, and our custom hot air balloon decorations. At each setting, we placed a box of Sugarfina candy.
On the invitation, we asked that everyone come in white, which couldn't have been prettier for the photos. So angelic! This was the first time I have asked guests to come in a specific color for a party and I have to say the response was amazing — the girls loved it!
The dessert table was a pregnant girl's dream come true: A local Miami dessert shop, Amazingly Delicious, made hot air balloon cake pops and cookies. One of my favorite party prop websites, Beau-Coup, allowed us to custom create hot air balloon cookies with the party hashtag #FHBabySprinkle, as well as matching straws and candy jars of pastel jordan almonds. Cupcakes were baked from Buttercream Cupcakes in South Miami.
It was such a fabulous time. We ate and drank and caught up on all of our summer plans. We reminisced over stories of our first and second babies... the births, the good times, the hard times. The guest list included all moms with children my kids ages, so we are truly "in the thick of it" together!
While I have been so busy with the millions of things going on in my life, I have really thought about my third pregnancy as an experience of surviving being pregnant while somehow keeping my life in check, and had less time to think about the end product, which is that there is a little baby inside of me that will soon be here to join our family. A lot of emotion for someone 37 weeks pregnant! When the party came to a close, I thought to myself, the nursery is done, the party was incredible, but I am officially ready for this baby, and what an amazing support group I have to welcome it!