Sprinkle Time

When the first of our close friends decided to add Baby #2 to her family, we knew she needed to be showered…but weren’t quite sure how.   We stumbled upon the concept of a baby sprinkle at about the same time Pinterest was slowly moving mainstream.  {Remember when you had to apply to be a member??}  We had a blast pinning and planning a sweet darling sprinkle themed mini-baby shower!  That was two years ago, and y’all – the inspiration has bumped up a few notches!  Check out this little board we whipped up…

sprinkle collage

1-Sprinkled Cake Pops from Kara’s Party Ideas
2-Sprinkled Popcorn from The Frosted Petticoat
3-Sprinkles in a Jar from A Subtle Revelry
4-Confetti Balloons from A Posh Penny Diary
5-Sprinkle Alphabet found on tumblr
6-Sprinkled Macaroons found on Northern Light

After the initial thrill of the pin wore off, we got real and decided a no fuss, no mess brunch was how this was going to go down! We all had blow out baby showers for our first pregnancies and collectively decided we didn’t need all the fluff again. And so began our tradition of the Baby Brunch Sprinkle. About a month before someone is due to have baby #2 {or #3 in the case of twins on the first round!}, we disguise hours of eating and drinking lovely morning cocktails as a baby shower.

Here are the basic guidelines we go by ::

  1. Choose a restaurant with over the top food.
  2. Everyone brings a gift – practical or not, requested by the mom-to-be!
  3. Make sure your husband or babysitter knows you won’t be back for multiple hours…because there is no timeline.  It’s a calm before the storm, a 5 person pep talk before everything turns temporarily upside down!

And y’all…it’s almost baby time around here!!! Like less than 3 weeks until the scheduled arrival date of Sarah’s baby boy, and we are PUMPED!   At her sprinkle last weekend, we arrived at 11:15 and did not leave until around 2:30! There was no homemade decor, no hours spent making pintastic treats….just needed time with friends.

sprinkle girls

Our time was thoroughly enjoyed at Ouisie’s Table, have you been? You need to get there NOW!!  This is our current go-to spot for intimate best friend brunches, but there is also an event space that is perfection for a full blown shower too.  The bottomless mimosas, shrimp and grits, and chicken fried steak {oh, yes we did!} will do you right every. single. time! You feel good all over from the minute you walk in – all of your senses peaked by the beautiful restaurant, a relaxing atmosphere on the patio, and the perfectly set ambiance. It wasn’t our first rendezvous there and it certainly won’t be our last.

Have we convinced you that an easy breezy brunch is the way to go for a sprinkle?? Maybe this will help. The amazing people of Ouisie’s Table heard we were going to tell you all how much we love them and have offered one lucky reader a $75 gift certificate…brunch, lunch, or dinner y’all!! Whatever sounds good to you!! Just be sure to enter the Rafflecopter below for YOUR chance to win!

Winner :: Bird

About Jessica and Sarah

Jessica and Sarah are tandem bloggers and self-dubbed ‘sister-cousins’ because sometimes the lines get blurred, and they wouldn’t have it any other way. Both New Orleans natives, these cousins transplanted to Houston after Hurricane Katrina and have never looked back. Jessica is the mother of twin girls, Laine and Olivia {March 2010}, and the sweetest, chunkiest baby boy, Owen {Jan 2013}. Sarah is mom to Maggie {Aug 2011}, who keeps her on her toes, and a baby boy joining her family in November! By day, Jessica is a stay at home mom, and Sarah works on the financial and managerial end of the healthcare industry. By naps, lunch breaks, and nights, they run an adorable children’s clothing company called The Little Crane Smocked Shoppe. Follow these two, their families, and their adventures in small business ownership on their blog…and don’t forget to show them some love at their shop too!

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26 Responses to Sprinkle Time

  1. Lisa October 26, 2013 at 8:42 am #

    I bet this would be perfect for just a friends brunch! Especially when our best friend comes back to Texas around christmas!

    • Jessica and Sarah October 27, 2013 at 9:55 pm #

      It is perfection! You’ll love it!

  2. Cindi October 26, 2013 at 10:54 am #

    What a neat idea! I love this…no fuss – just time together :)

  3. Heather October 26, 2013 at 8:56 pm #

    If I won, I would use for a date night with my hubby!

    • Jessica and Sarah October 27, 2013 at 9:55 pm #

      Good Luck Heather. WE’re adding date night to our to-do lists.

  4. PriscillaL October 26, 2013 at 9:12 pm #

    I would to celebrate my wedding anniversary with my husband at Ouisie’s Table.

  5. Melissa October 26, 2013 at 9:28 pm #

    Why does it not surprise me that Ouisie’s is your favorite? It’s my favorite for girlie brunches, sprinkles, etc., too! You girls are way too cute!

    • Jessica and Sarah October 27, 2013 at 9:54 pm #

      Helloooo!!! We dropped a package in the mail to you my friend! Dying over Blair! Love the name.

  6. Kim Pieplow October 26, 2013 at 9:40 pm #

    Our play group has a mom’s night out once a month….Ousie’s would be perfect!

    • Jessica and Sarah October 27, 2013 at 9:54 pm #

      100% perfect. Girls nights are mandatory!

  7. Bridget October 26, 2013 at 9:40 pm #

    I would love to have a nice brunch there!

  8. Amy n October 27, 2013 at 12:28 pm #

    Did this with my 3rd. Best. Idea. Ever.

    • Jessica and Sarah October 27, 2013 at 9:53 pm #

      yes!! Glad we’re not the only ones!

  9. Tiffanie V October 27, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

    Precious post! YAY for all these HMB babies being born this fall!

    • Jessica and Sarah October 27, 2013 at 9:53 pm #

      the countdown is soooo serious!

  10. Kelly October 27, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

    I would love to host a brunch for some of my blogging friends that have helped me get my new style blog off the ground!

    • Jessica and Sarah October 27, 2013 at 9:53 pm #

      GO get em Kel!! Good Luck!

  11. Ellen Delap October 27, 2013 at 3:53 pm #

    Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Amy October 27, 2013 at 8:12 pm #

    Would be great to win this to have a date night, or brunch with friends :)

    • Jessica and Sarah October 27, 2013 at 9:52 pm #

      Yes!! Fingers crossed!

  13. Jenn October 27, 2013 at 8:17 pm #

    I love that picture of y’all! And no fuss is the way to go!

    • Jessica and Sarah October 27, 2013 at 9:51 pm #

      Thanks Jenn! SO glad we have so many people on board with low maintenance! Ha!

  14. Taylor October 27, 2013 at 10:34 pm #

    just a fun girls brunch… I also have a friend having so many showers but not finding out the sex of the baby so out close group of friends wanted to do a little sprinkle after the baby is here so we can buy clothes :)

    • Jessica and Sarah October 27, 2013 at 11:19 pm #

      Perfection!! She will love a getaway once the baby arrives!

  15. Meg O. October 28, 2013 at 8:40 am #

    Love the idea of a sprinkle! I want one of those next time :) haha

    • Jessica and Sarah October 28, 2013 at 9:33 am #

      HMB Sprinkle….we’re on it.

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