Monday, August 1, 2011

Rhys' Sprinkle - Part 1: Food & Drinks

NOTE: because there are so many details and pictures, I'm going to break this into multiple posts so that it's more organized and not a million miles long. 


for those who may be confused by the name of the party, a baby sprinkle is like a baby shower for the Mama when she has her 2nd or 3rd baby... only this time, you only "sprinkle" her with gifts (as opposed to "showering" her) because she already has the big ticket items from baby #1. get it? 

so without further adieu, here are the pictures from the sprinkle. most of these photos are mine, and some are Kaley's (the ones that are not watermarked). unfortunately, with all the running around, I didn't get a chance to photograph everything, so I stole some from the Mama herself. ;) 
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the menu consisted of a nugget platter from Chick Fil A (which is a staple for parties around here), veggie dippers, cucumber bites, turkey pinwheels, Aubrey's famous pasta salad, Ashley's deviled eggs, fruit kabobs, and Heather's meatballs. drinks included Jones soda & mason jar lemonade in a big tub, baby blue punch, and the typical sodas & water. 

the recipes for the food I prepared (or just prepped for, since Aubrey & Kaley put together some of the dishes for me) are linked beneath their pictures.  

[photo courtesy of Kaley]

veggie dippers
[photo courtesy of Kaley]

fruit kabobs
[with blackberries, blueberries, green grapes, and honeydew melon]

turkey pinwheels
[made by Aubrey]

cucumber bites
bubblegum & apple flavored Jones soda, and mason jar lemonade
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for dessert, we had cake & cupcakes (baked by a friend's family member), which were absolutely delicious. I also put together a candy buffet which included different colored M&Ms, rock candy, marshmallow pops, striped candy sticks, and Aubrey's chocolate covered pretzels. it was a big hit with the kids (and some of the adults, too)! 

candy/dessert table!
[photo courtesy of Kaley]

[photo courtesy of Kathy]

marshmallow pops

chocolate & vanilla cupcakes

lemon cake with vanilla buttercream

if you'd like to know where something was purchased or how it was made (like the marshmallow pops), feel free to ask! I'll be happy to shares my sources and recipes. 

Part 2: Games & Activities


  1. you did such a great job Mandee!!

  2. I have to admit, I am usually not a fan of showers for 2nd or 3rd babies, but I love the idea of a "sprinkle"! I *love* the name Rhys...LOVE! Looks amazing :)

  3. Love that every detail was considered! So cute!! Your photos are amazing - very Pinterest worthy!!

  4. Everything was so great! It all came together perfectly! & you are a natural crafter ; )

  5. Alright, don't answer my question on part 2, and I'm definitely hiring you in the future. You have a gift! It's lovely to be reading your blog again!

  6. These all look GREAT! You're amazing! Totally impressed.


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