15 Sep

REAL PARTIES: Baby Gender Reveal

baby gender reveal party

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…

“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.

baby gender reveal party

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.

baby gender reveal party

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.

baby gender reveal party

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.

baby gender reveal party

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.

baby gender reveal party

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

baby gender reveal party

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

baby gender reveal party

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!

baby gender reveal party

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

baby gender reveal party

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!

baby gender reveal party

Everyone biting into their cupcakes…

baby gender reveal party

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

baby gender reveal party

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

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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Audrey H. SAYS:

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

September 15, 2009 at 3:55 pm

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.

September 15, 2009 at 4:02 pm

MoralesVilanova SAYS:

Congratulations for the boy!

September 15, 2009 at 4:03 pm

Amanda SAYS:

That is such a cute idea!

September 15, 2009 at 4:04 pm

Allison @ The Innovation Companies SAYS:

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

September 15, 2009 at 4:14 pm

Kim O. SAYS:

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

September 15, 2009 at 4:24 pm

Morgan SAYS:

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

September 15, 2009 at 4:33 pm

Laura SAYS:

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

September 15, 2009 at 4:34 pm

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.

September 15, 2009 at 4:35 pm

Tori {Thoughtfully Simple} SAYS:

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

September 15, 2009 at 4:37 pm

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!

September 15, 2009 at 4:58 pm

southern hostess SAYS:

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

September 15, 2009 at 5:10 pm


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

September 15, 2009 at 5:14 pm

Angelena Pointer SAYS:

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

September 15, 2009 at 5:33 pm


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

September 15, 2009 at 5:49 pm

Chantal SAYS:

Your party turned out beautifully! I’m jealous that you found out the gender, we tried to throw a similar party but our daughter wasn’t cooperating and we didn’t know in time! Great job!

September 15, 2009 at 5:56 pm

Csara SAYS:

Cutest idea EVER! Congrats on the baby boy. I have two – they are the best! :-)

September 15, 2009 at 6:19 pm

apparentlyjessy SAYS:

What an absolutely fantastic party idea! I loved the whole story and the surprise inside the cupcakes is so fun!

September 15, 2009 at 7:55 pm

Julie SAYS:

How SUPER adorable! I love this idea and will have to remember it (when I have babies in like 5 years, lol). Congratulations to the new parents-to-be!

September 15, 2009 at 8:12 pm

At Home with Kim Vallee SAYS:

The reveal of the gender is a cool concept. Her party ideas are awesome. Congrats to Sarah for an excellent job and to the happy couple for their upcoming delivery.

September 15, 2009 at 9:31 pm
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