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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Ashlee C. SAYS:

What an adorable idea for a party!!

Reply September 16, 2009 at 3:33 pm

Nicole SAYS:

This is the absolute most fun idea ever! I have never seen anything like it before, and am saving this in every single inspiration file/category I have so that I will be sure to remember it whenever it is time for us to have little ones. Love!

Reply September 16, 2009 at 4:58 pm

Cherie B SAYS:

Love it! Makes me want to have another just to try that….JUST KIDDING!! Love my kids but not interested in going back to that stage in our lives.
What a clever idea. What creative followers you have Jen.

Reply September 17, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Kimber Hagans SAYS:

Your party was FABULOUS!! Excellent, creative ideas! LOVED it~~so would MARTHA!
Where did you find your labels? Or did yoiu cut out yourself? I am doing a party soon and would really like to use them…
Congrats on your bebe boy!!!

Reply September 17, 2009 at 3:04 pm

Minamay SAYS:

Too cute! I love your ideas and they are so creative and fun!

Reply September 17, 2009 at 3:59 pm

Lisa Cabanes SAYS:

What an absolutely fabulous idea (and way too much fun). I think we are definitely going to have design a party around this adorable idea. Congratulations to you both. Boys are sooo much fun (as you already know).

Reply September 17, 2009 at 7:43 pm

Sandra@ribbonsandfavors SAYS:

What a fun reason to have party. I just love the way you have used the basic orange, lunch style bags with a simple label for the treat inside and it they look great!!

Reply September 20, 2009 at 11:17 am

Michelle SAYS:

That is an excellent excuse to have a party! Everyone has birthday parties and showers, the quirky, non-traditional ideas are always so fun and unique. And what a great way to get your families involved!
Love it!

Reply September 20, 2009 at 4:08 pm

Michelle T. SAYS:

LOVE this idea !!!! What a great way to reveal what your having, and a memorable event for your family.

Reply September 20, 2009 at 5:50 pm

Shannon Torossi SAYS:

I wish my Twirlie Whirlies could have made it to this fabulous party in time but Sarah did an absolutely fabulous job on her own!


Reply September 23, 2009 at 9:17 pm

jennifer SAYS:

what an awesome idea!!!!!!

Reply September 23, 2009 at 9:45 pm

mum's the word SAYS:

How very creative!!!! I love the t-shirt idea

Reply September 26, 2009 at 5:27 am


Beautiful! I love the labels too. Where would I be able to find them? Planning my 3 year old’s birthday party. Very new to the label making world.

Reply September 30, 2009 at 10:23 pm

Jenny Lynn SAYS:

so so so CUTE!

how did you make the labels? I’m very interested in making some!

Reply October 16, 2009 at 11:33 am

Elizabeth SAYS:

I have been looking everywhere for labels like these! Where can I find them?

Reply December 20, 2009 at 10:20 am

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