25 Mar “All Things Sweet” Gender Reveal Party
The suspense was killing me, I’m not going to lie. Being the impatient person that I am, I couldn’t wait to find out if baby Ledyard was going to be a boy or a girl. I had my suspicions but wouldn’t say them out loud no matter how many times I was asked. *SPOILER ALERT… I was right! It’s a girl!
I threw this gender reveal party in October of 2016 and it was so much fun! Here’s a little look into how I did it:
The theme for the party was “All things sweet” just like I was sure baby was going to be! (And she sure is!) I utilized the theme in the menu, decorations, paper supplies and games. The color scheme I chose was actually the Pantone colors of the year, rose quartz and serenity. I thought they were fitting for the “boy or girl” party decor.
The decorations are always my favorite part about planning a party. I can’t tell you how much fun I had online shopping for this party. *Pro-tip: Because I used the Pantone colors of the year, there was a ton of party decor available in these colors – I’ve done that several times for parties now and even my wedding! The paperware that I bought was from Amazon by my favorite party company, Meri Meri. (This company has these decor galore! Be sure to check them out!) Here’s a few links to what I bought:
We had a cook-out for dinner with yummy burgers, mac n’ cheese, and tater tots because that was what I was craving…. Lol. And for dessert, I went all out (to stay with the sweet theme). I made mini vanilla bean cupcakes, got mini powdered donuts, and even purchased a cotton candy machine with blue and pink sugar so everyone could make their own cotton candy. That was a hit! The machine was super easy to use and everyone had a lot of fun with it! I’d highly recommend the machine we got, we’ve used it for several occasions since!
We only did a few games for the evening because the party wasn’t meant to go on too long. I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of or seen the playdough game at baby showers or parties but it gets me every time. Each guest is given a tiny tub of playdough and asked to create a baby (to the best of their ability) and – in my experience – the results of that game are always hilarious! It is a really fun way to get everyone laughing! But don’t be surprised if you have some serious sculptors, there are always some closet playdough artists who absolutely kill this game every time.
I always love including a welcome table for guest book, game, and favor purposes! This is a great way to get the party started as soon as your friends walk in the door. During the party, our guests could “wear their guess” by selecting either a blue or pink pin bow to wear during the party. They could also put their guess up on my “Whats the scoop board” by placing a paper ice cream scoop on the blue or pink cone and then at the end of the party, I chose a scoop from the correct side and that lucky guest won a gift card.
- For both of these games, I used my silhouette machine to cut out the ice cream scoop shapes and the shape for the bows (which I then folded and hot clued onto pin backs). It was a fun DIY project! *If you’ve never heard of the silhouette, it is an amazing machine for anyone – from the avid DIYer to the “I don’t have a creative bone in my body but my child thinks I’m Michelangelo” momma. There are thousands of templates to choose from and the uses range from cutting perfect shapes to beautifully lettering and addressing envelopes.
Then came time for the big reveal! Joe and I asked our doctor to write baby’s gender down in an envelope so even we didn’t even know ahead of time! (I honestly don’t know how we carried that envelope around all day without peeking!) I filled two cardboard boxes with streamers, confetti, balloons and candy in either pink or blue and hung them up above us. With all of our family around (in person and on facetime), Joe and I opened the envelope to find out first and then we pulled the box open that was filled with PINK!
We were so excited to finally know what we were having and it made the rest of the pregnancy so much fun as I was able to begin nesting for that sweet baby’s arrival! And now that she’s here, she is so much more than we could have ever imagined! She really is the sweetest thing in the world!
I hope that this party gives you the inspiration you may need to throw a fun party of your own! We are so glad that we had a gender reveal because we were able to share our joy with those we hold most dear! This theme was a hit and it was so much fun to plan and host! So get your party on, ladies!