The sprinkle shower is a smaller party to celebrate second, third or fourth pregnancies. It’s a low-key event usually hosted by a close family member (sometimes friend) with fewer guests than a baby shower. It’s especially helpful if the mother is having a baby of a different gender or if she has had more than four years between pregnancies.


Sprinkle shower invitations can be found with sprinkle-specific designs, like this Lightly Sprinkled invitation or Bright Sprinkles invitation. However, you can make lots of baby shower invitations into sprinkle shower invitations with just a change of wording.

Here’s an example of sprinkle shower invitation wording:

Please join us for a Baby Sprinkle
In honor of
[mother’s name here]
on Saturday, May 12, 2018
at three o’clock in the afternoon
Emmanuel Church
149 Franklin Street
Dayton, Ohio

Please RSVP by May 5th
[Hostess’s name and email/number here]

Sprinkle showers are a wonderful idea but we encourage checking with the mother to see how she feels about having another celebration. Some mothers may be uncomfortable with the idea of asking family and friends to spend more money on planning a second shower and purchasing gifts even if it is a smaller gathering. If she gives you the go-ahead, plan away!