15 Sep

REAL PARTIES: Baby Gender Reveal

REAL PARTIES: Baby Gender Reveal

I’m so excited to share this new Real Party from Sarah {of Jack and Izzy} with you… it’s such a creative & fun way to for parents-to-be to celebrate their big news! Here are all the details, as told by Sarah…

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“On Friday afternoon, Garret and I had our 20 week ultrasound, and we got to find out the sex of the baby. I was SO EXCITED! I had been counting down the days, hours, and minutes until we would know if we were having a boy or a girl! Since it was such exciting news, we had our family over for a “Gender Party” on Friday night for the big reveal.

REAL PARTIES: Baby Gender Reveal

These were the invitations I sent out, and the whole inspiration for the party decorations came from this design. I searched high and low for some kind of giraffe pattern in yellow and orange. These were blank Giraffe Greeting Cards from Rock Scissor Paper, and I printed the “Boy or Girl?” strip and adhered it to the front.

The inside read, “Come be the first to know!” and it gave all the times and details.

REAL PARTIES: Baby Gender Reveal

Garret and I brainstormed a fun way to actually break the news at the party, and this is what we came up with: We put a gumball in the center of each cupcake, and we let everyone bite into them on the count of three. They would either see a pink center for a girl or a blue center for a boy.

For the dessert buffet (pictured at top), I followed the giraffe theme from the invitations, and all the food and decorations were yellow and orange.

REAL PARTIES: Baby Gender Reveal

Cupcakes: I made the pinwheel cupcakes myself using card stock and lollipop sticks. Originally, my plan had been to order the pinwheel cupcake toppers from Twirlie Whirlies on Etsy, but in my procrastination, I did not leave enough time for shipping, so I ended up doing a Google search for “paper pinwheel tutorials” and I figured out how to make them on my own.

REAL PARTIES: Baby Gender Reveal

Popcorn Bags: I purchased the orange bags these at Michaels, scalloped the top of them with decorative scissors, and added a label on the front.

REAL PARTIES: Baby Gender Reveal

Sugar cookies with royal icing: I used this recipe from Martha Stewart, and they turned out quite yummy!

REAL PARTIES: Baby Gender Reveal

Lemon Bars: I got these darling cupcake liners from Cupcake Social, and I used them for my lemon bars.

REAL PARTIES: Baby Gender Reveal

Drink Station: I bought the Tangerine Italian Soda from Whole Foods because it was orange and the bottles were so perfect, then peeled the labels off and added my own instead. I also put some orange slices into the lemonade to add a punch of color, and they gave the lemonade such a delicious taste!

REAL PARTIES: Baby Gender Reveal

Decorations: I hung some orange and yellow tissue poms (purchased at Pom Love) from the chandelier above the table.

REAL PARTIES: Baby Gender Reveal

On the invitations, we instructed everyone to “play along” and wear a blue shirt if they thought we were having a boy or a pink shirt if they thought we were having a girl. As you can see, the pink votes way outnumbered the blue votes!

REAL PARTIES: Baby Gender Reveal

Everyone biting into their cupcakes…

REAL PARTIES: Baby Gender Reveal

ONE, TWO, THREE, BITE!!! What’s it gonna be?!!!

REAL PARTIES: Baby Gender Reveal

It was such a fun, memorable night, and Garret and I are absolutely thrilled to be having another baby boy!

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Congrats to Sarah & Garret on their new baby BOY! Such a fun idea for a party… thanks for sharing it with us!

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58Comments

1
Audrey H. SAYS:

This party was suc a fabulous idea . . . every detail of it!!! Love it!

Reply September 15, 2009 at 3:55 pm

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Angela Hudson SAYS:

I love the labels, and I see them everywhere, yet I can’t find them. Did you make them yourself? Are they die cut or did you have to cut each one by hand? I would love some more decorative labels for my events.

Reply September 15, 2009 at 4:02 pm

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MoralesVilanova SAYS:

Congratulations for the boy!
Lovely!

Reply September 15, 2009 at 4:03 pm

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Amanda SAYS:

That is such a cute idea!

Reply September 15, 2009 at 4:04 pm

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Allison @ The Innovation Companies SAYS:

What a fun way to introduce their new little one. Sounds like a memorable night for all!

Reply September 15, 2009 at 4:14 pm

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Kim O. SAYS:

I LOVE this idea! Almost makes me want to get pregnant again:)

Reply September 15, 2009 at 4:24 pm

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Morgan SAYS:

Great idea!! Fabulous job and so many cute ideas to recreate!

Reply September 15, 2009 at 4:33 pm

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Laura SAYS:

I LOVE this idea!!
Especially the fabulous colors :))

Reply September 15, 2009 at 4:34 pm

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Connie SAYS:

Cute idea. I through cooking parties and everyone takes home meal for the freezer. Check out http://www.dinnercoach.com for how to Team Up.

Reply September 15, 2009 at 4:35 pm

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Tori {Thoughtfully Simple} SAYS:

I am in love with this idea!!!!!

Reply September 15, 2009 at 4:37 pm

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Susan Newton SAYS:

What a fun and unique way to really get all of the guests involved! Congratulations to the happy couple and their new Son-to-Be!

Reply September 15, 2009 at 4:58 pm

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southern hostess SAYS:

What a great party idea! So many cute details. Love it!

Reply September 15, 2009 at 5:10 pm

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Amy SAYS:

Such a perfect way to celebrate the coming of a second or third… baby! LOVE all the details.

Reply September 15, 2009 at 5:14 pm

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Angelena Pointer SAYS:

What a lovely party.So many cute details.GREAT JOB I love it!

Reply September 15, 2009 at 5:33 pm

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Sue SAYS:

Now that is the coolest baby shower party i have ever seen…LOVE it!

Reply September 15, 2009 at 5:49 pm

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