Decor Deals: The Cheap Way to Host a Baby Sprinkle

We’re hosting a “baby sprinkle” for a mama in our church who’s having her third child. Confession: I’ve just discovered the awesomeness that is the baby sprinkle – a less extravagant baby shower for moms who are having their second or third or forth or beyond baby. It’s a chance to honor the mom and provide her with some much-needed essentials.

Here are some great dollar store decor ideas for baby sprinkles that don’t look cheap and feature the adorable sprinkle or shower theme! 


Use inexpensive Dollar Store balloons and buy a $20 helium tank from Party City to create a “sprinkle” or “shower” theme. Use paper and thread or ribbon to create the raindrops.

Raindrops balloons


Or create confetti balloons for fun pops of color that look like sprinkles inside the white balloons. You can sometimes find paper punches at the dollar store, or use a discount coupon from Hobby Lobby or Michaels to find one for less than $5 on sale.

confetti balloons

(Source: Michaels)

Bunting and banners

Use cheap paper stacks from the dollar store or use a Michael’s 40% coupon to create some inexpensive bunting. Print out letters and use glitter for extra sparkle.

bunting sprinkles


Create doily bunting by using doilies and staple them to a ribbon (you can get ribbon for 59 cents in the bins by the entrance at Michaels instead of $1 at the dollar store!) You can get a 10 pack of paper doilies for $1 at the dollar store. Print out letters with some cheap paper to create an adorable banner.

doily bunting

(Source: Ruffles and Stuff)

Create circle garland that looks like sprinkles. All you’ll need is the same hole punch you used for the sprinkle balloons and either a sewing machine or some cheap .59 cent ribbon. Either glue two rounds of paper together with the ribbon in the middle, or sew the chain of paper together. Use construction paper from the dollar store to save some moola!

circle garland

(Source: Yankee Magazine)

Try tissue tassel garland and hang on the front of a table, or connect to the bottom of each of your sprinkle balloons (Hint: Check out Target’s clearance in the party section to get massive sheets of tissue for a steal)!


(Source: Linen, Lace, and Love)

Pom poms

Try some tulle pom poms to fill up a corner or place over the mom’s chair where she’ll be opening gifts. So pretty, and you can get rolls of tulle from Walmart in the bridal section (or at your local Dollar Tree, if you’re lucky!)

tulle pom poms

(Source: Paging Fun Mums)

Or use the traditional tissue pom poms. These are the least expensive and are super cute.

tissue pompoms

(Source: House on the Way)


Have you hosted a sprinkle or shower on the cheap – and do you have any ideas? Comment on the side and let us know!



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