Gender Reveal Party
Gender reveal parties are becoming increasingly popular. The concept of a gender reveal party is for expecting parents to share and celebrate with loved ones the moment they find out the gender of the baby. The baby's gender is kept from everyone, including the expecting parents, until the gender reveal party where it is reveal in one of several ways. A gender reveal party is a modern way to savor the surprise of finding out your baby's gender, or perhaps just to enjoy it somewhere other than a doctor's office. Gender reveal parties are a great way for family and friends to join in on the excitement of finding out the baby's gender for the first time. Here you will find gender reveal party invitations, party supplies and decorations, and ideas for throwing a memorable gender reveal party.
How A Gender Reveal Party Works:
Using a Cake - The parents have a sonogram and ask the doctor to write down the baby's gender on a piece of paper and seal it in an enveolpe. The parents are not told the gender of the baby. They will find out the baby's gender for the first time along with family and friends at the reveal party. The parents then give the sealed envelope to the bakery with instructs to fill the cake with either pink or blue filling, depending on what gender is inside the envelope. Nothing on the outside of the cake should give the gender away. The writing on the top of the cake can be something like, "Is it a boy or a girl" or have them put a big "?" on it. The gender is then revealed at the party when the parents cut into the cake. If there is blue filling in the cake, the gender of the baby is a boy. If there is pink filling in the cake, it's a girl.
Using Cupcakes- You could also use cupcakes instead of a cake to reveal the baby's gender. Instruct the bakery to fill the inside of the cupcakes with pink or blue filling, depending on what the gender in the envelope is. You can have the top of the cupcake decorated with "?" or pink and blue polka dots, or you can just stick some "It's a boy" and "It's a girl" picks in the cupcakes yourself, like the picks below. Pass out a cupcake to each guest at the party. On the count of 3 have all your guests bit into their cupcakes to at the same time.
Using A Pinata - Pinatas are another fun way to reveal the baby's gender. Give the sealed envelope with the gender in it to a party store and instruct them to fill the pinata with pink or blue candies, depending on what the gender in the envelope is. The parents break open the pinata at the reveal party. If the candy is pink, it's a girl. If the candy that falls out of the pinata is blue, the baby is a boy.
Using Balloons- Give the party supply store a big box with a lid on it and your sealed envelope with the baby's gender in it. You may want to decorate the box before you drop it off at the party supply store. Instruct the store to fill the box with pink or blue (helium) balloons, depending on what the gender in the envelope is. At the party, gather everyone around and then lift the top off the box to reveal either pink or blue balloons.
Decorations - Decorate everything with blue and pink. Divide all your decorations and party supplies into half blue and half pink, from the balloons to the napkins. Use homemade signs like, "Team Boy" and "Team Girl", or something along these lines. Use lots of questions marks too. Be creative.
Pink and blue are the most popular colors used for a gender reveal party. However, there are other colors you can use. These colors work well together:
- Yellow and green
- Yellow and orange
- Yellow and blue
- Yellow and purple
- Yellow and brown
- Light green and brown
- Pink and brown
- Purple and blue
- Black and white
Candy Buffet - You could also set up a candy buffet. It's easy to do yourself. Just add different types of pink and blue colored candies in glass jars and add a few other treats on the table like pink and blue popcorn, pink and blue cotton candy and pink and blue cake pops.
Cast Your Vote
Hang a chalk board on the wall and write "Boy" on one side and "Girl" on the other. When your guests arrive ask them to cast their vote by marking the boy side if they are rooting for a boy or the girl side if rooting for the gender to be a girl.
You could also place some "It's a boy" and "It's a girl" buttons near the chalk board so your guests can pin on a button after they cast their vote. It's fun to look around the party and see which guests are rooting for a girl and which ones are rooting for the gender to be a boy.
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It's a Boy, It's a Girl Bubble Gum Cigars and Buttermints
Have plenty of fun it's a boy and it's a girl party favors on hand, like these bubble gum cigars and party mints. Your guests can choose the color of the gender they think the baby will be.
Decorate two small boxes, one with pink wrapping paper and one with blue. Put a slit in the top of each box and write, "Suggested Girl Names" on the front of the pink one and "Suggested Boy Names" on the blue one. Set out some pink and blue colored paper and a few pens. Ask your guests to suggest possible girl and boy names on the pieces of paper and then put them in the boxes. Before the big gender reveal the parents can read the suggested names out loud to all the guests. Mom-to-be can read the girl names, dad-to-be the boy names.
Baby names, origins, meanings and spelling variations.
Invite your guests to wear pink or blue shirts
These shirts are fun for the parents and grandparents to wear to a gender reveal party. Both designs are available in pink and blue and in men and women sizes. You could also write a note in your invitations asking guests to wear a plain pink shirt if they are rooting for a girl or a blue shirt if they are rooting for a boy.
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Whether you purchase or make your own gender reveal party invitations, these postage stamps can add to the "cuteness" of your invitations. Complete the look of your party invitations with these real US postage stamps from Zazzle. There are 20 US postage stamps per sheet. They are available in 3 different sizes and several denominations.
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