I have to say that when you are pregnant and NOT with your first, you look to every possible avenue to celebrate this little baby!  My Gender Reveal Party was just what I wanted to celebrate this little person who I am so thankful to have.  You get baby showers with your first and you get “sprinkles” with your second if they are different gender than your first but what do you get if you have a same gender baby or it’s your fifth?  Not much?  Why not?  Why can’t we celebrate life?

I know Gender Reveal Parties are a “new” thing but if we can get together to celebrate a football game, of which neither team playing is our own team, and it is socially acceptable to get together to buy jewelry or Tupperware…why can’t we get together to celebrate a new baby?!?  In my case, after 5 miscarriages I can damn well do what I please!  :)

The Theme for my party was “Blue or Pink…What do you think?”  I whipped up an invitation in Photoshop:

Gender Reveal Invitation Idea
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I was having it in the afternoon so I decided on a Sweet Treats Bar and a Beverage Bar.  They turned out really fun!  I kept with the Gray/Blue/Pink color scheme.  I found this fun polka dot paper-ish fabric at Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores.  It was with the Utility Fabric and it is like a thick papery fabric…hard to explain but perfect for a table cloth!

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For the Dessert Table I purchased some cute little lollipops and Taffy from Candy Galaxy in blue and pink.  I couldn’t resist the Sixlets in blue and pink as well!

Pink and Blue Candy for Gender Reveal Party

Then I added some blue and pink cupcakes as well as some donut holes with cute Washi Tape Flags.  You can also make your own candy coated pretzels as well which turned out to be a fan favorite!

Blue Cookies

Pink Side

Then I added these ADORABLE onesie cookies from Crazy for Cookies!  She is local here in St. Louis and she even delivered them to me!  They were as delicious as they were adorable!

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I hung a banner above the table that read: “Blue or Pink ?” along with some balloons on each side of the table!

Gender Reveal Dessert Table

For the beverage bar I had a Blue and Pink Punch and then served that in some of my favorite mason jar cups with cute blue and pink paper straws!  We also had a coffee bar, wine and beer (this is MY family we are talking about) and then these cute water bottles with blue and pink chevron water bottle labels!

Beverage Bar

Blue Punch

Pink Punch

Pink and Blue Water Bottles

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(click here for to download these free water bottle labels for your own use!)

The Balloon Pop Announcement:

To announce the gender of the baby I purchased this 36” black balloon online, stuffed it with the appropriate colored tissue paper confetti and then took it to Party City and they filled it with helium for me.  I posed it along with some other blue and pink helium balloons.

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When it was time to announce…I simply popped the balloon!

Pop the Baloon

Then it was clear to everyone that we were having a baby boy!

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Note: It is important to use tissue paper here and NOT regular paper.  The tissue paper is soft enough that it will not pop the balloon as they are filling it or as you are transporting it home.

I simply cut the tissue into strips and then into squares and just stuffed it inside the balloon.  I used an unsharpened pencil to help get the confetti into the main part of the balloon.  They they filled it as they would normally.

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So tell me…did you reveal the gender of your baby in a fun way?  Or were you revealed the gender of a family member in a fun way?  Let me know in the comments below!

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