The most popular way to celebrate a 2nd baby is by having a sprinkle. A sprinkle isn’t a full blown shower, there’s no registry (Sprinkle Gift Ideas), usually an evite is used rather than a formal invitation, there’s usually no favors and no (or limited) games.
Sprinkles are usually much smaller than a traditional baby shower. Similar to a baby shower, a “bestie” or a sister will organize the Sprinkle. Rather than inviting co-workers, family, family friends (grandma-to-be’s friends), a Sprinkle typically consists of the mom-to-be’s closest circle. if the mom-to-be has more than one circle of friends, then it’s logical that they might have two Sprinkles. Check with the mom-to-be and see what she says about mixing the groups.
All of the Sprinkles I’ve co-hosted have been at restaurants for lunch or brunch. The mom-to-be has already had her big traditional shower. Most of my friends didn’t want to put me (other co-hostesses) through all the work that goes into a traditional shower, so something simple at a restaurant is low key and easy for all involved. Although most of the Sprinkles I’ve thrown have been at restaurants, I have attended some at peoples homes. Given Sprinkles are generally much smaller than showers, a sit down dinner or lunch is usually served and can fall on a weeknight or weekend.
Again, the mom-to-be has already had the full blown themed Baby Shower, a sprinkle’s decor is usually simple, sweet and classy. When I co-host a Sprinkle at a restaurant, we’ll usually bring some additional decor such as flowers or potted plants. The mom-to-be can plant the flowers as a reminder of how easy her life was with one less child : ). if the Sprinkle is at someones home, a nice table setting with some pink or blue accents and some nice flowers are perfect and easy.