I'm just looking at that post below about 2nd showers and I noticed a trend with a lot of the answers. Without getting into whether 2nd showers are tacky, I noticed most people describe a shower as 1) a large event with many people with 2) a gift registry, and a sprinkle as a 1) smaller gathering and 2) no registry. Is that the general consensus? Is it regional?
With DS and DD (yes, I was thrown a shower for a second baby) the party was at the hostess' home, with only female family members (a few girlfriends were at the shower for DS too). There were light snacks and a cake. Everyone brought a gift, but none of the "big ticket" items, and I didn't register for either LO. So in your definitions, did I have showers or sprinkles? I'm just curious b/c I'd never heard of sprinkles before the Bump and all the showers I go to here are pretty much the same.