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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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!

Reply September 15, 2009 at 5:56 pm

Csara SAYS:

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

Reply 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!

Reply 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!

Reply 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.

Reply September 15, 2009 at 9:31 pm

joyful weddings and events SAYS:

too cute! What a fun idea. I am definitely going to do something like this next time we are expecting a little one :)

Reply September 15, 2009 at 10:33 pm

Becky SAYS:

My sis-in-law is pregnant. I’m going to suggest to her this idea. It’s very cute!

Reply September 16, 2009 at 5:57 am

Amber Schmidt SAYS:

O… M… word… that is such an amazing idea! So amazing that it ALMOST makes me want to be PG again just to have this party!

Reply September 16, 2009 at 6:35 am

amy@stem SAYS:

I know I told Sarah on her blog how much she rocks but must say it again for the world to read: You rock, Sarah. She is turning it out!

Reply September 16, 2009 at 6:46 am

Elise SAYS:

Hello – loved this post. In fact, I love your whole blog. Thanks so much for sharing it & best wishes to you ….

Reply September 16, 2009 at 7:45 am

Karen Wilson SAYS:

What a fabulous party! The concept is so ingenious. I think after seeing these photos and reading all about the wonderful ideas, so many more expectant parents are going to be “lovingly” copying this party idea! Congratulations…….

Reply September 16, 2009 at 8:28 am

Mrs. R SAYS:

This is the best idea EVER! My Husband and I were trying to decide on a way to break the news to our families the day we decide to have a baby… and I think we’ve found it!!! :)

Reply September 16, 2009 at 9:05 am

Rachel @ Soiree Design SAYS:

This is great! Such clever ideas! Congrats on the baby boy! M

Reply September 16, 2009 at 9:10 am

Bonnie SAYS:

Wow!!! Absolutely wow!! I love, love, love it! What a terrific way to get everyone in on the fun!

Reply September 16, 2009 at 9:12 am

Ashlie Frederick SAYS:

What a great party! Love it.


Reply September 16, 2009 at 10:14 am

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