Planning a gender reveal party? Here are some simple yet super cute ideas for food, decor and how to do the big reveal!
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I’ve been itching to share the details of our gender reveal party with you! We had been trying to decide whether or not to have a party ever since we found out we were pregnant. In the end, we decided that it would be so much fun to let our family and a few close friends find out with us!
Parties with our families are never small, since Andrew has 5 siblings and 6 nieces and nephews. To keep the party low-key and stick to a budget, we had the party at 2 PM on a Sunday and just served snacks and desserts rather than a full meal.
I went with a simple pink and blue theme for the party. I picked up some plates, napkins, streamers and balloons to decorate the house with. If you are looking for actual gender reveal decorations, I did see some online but didn’t have time to order them.
We really wanted to keep the big reveal a complete secret so that our family and friends could see our reaction to finding out if we were having a girl or a boy.
After searching through a bunch of Pinterest ideas, I decided to go with a confetti balloon reveal. Many party stores will fill the balloon for you without letting the secret slip out! I just brought the envelope from the ultrasound with me when I placed my order.
To make sure that the color would be visible in photos, I had them add tissue paper strips in addition to the confetti. It worked great!
The main focal point of my party was the dessert bar, which was the first thing guests saw when they walked in. I decorated with pink and blue streamers and balloons.
Be sure to add your ultrasound photos to the decor! Your guests will definitely want to take a look at them during the party.
I made this cute display for the ultrasound photos in minutes! I had this big frame that was spray painted gold from our wedding decorations. I used bakers twine and stapled it to the back of the frame in a zigzag pattern.
Then, I used mini clothespins to attach the ultrasound pictures to the bakers twine. This display was a focal point for my decorations and a great way to show off our “guest of honor.”
I got the recipe for these Confetti Oreos from Sprinkles for Breakfast. They were so much fun to make and a hit with my guests (especially the kids!). For the melting chocolate I used Wilton’s Candy Melts in Bright Pink and Blue.
I also baked cupcakes and frosted them with white frosting. Then, I drizzled more of the candy melts on top.
In addition to the desserts, we also served some salty snacks like chips and dip and chex mix. We also set up a drink area with sodas, water and wine.
I used a chalkboard to have my guests vote for whether they thought the baby would be a boy or a girl. We also asked guests to wear pink or blue for their prediction and took some fun photos of each team before we popped the balloon.
I was so nervous before we popped the balloon! We had been hoping for a boy, but obviously would have been happy either way. But whether we had a boy or a girl would make a huge difference in how our lives would go! Watch this video to see what happened…
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Did you throw a gender reveal party when you were pregnant? How did you do the big reveal?