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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jennifer SAYS:

what an awesome idea!!!!!!

September 23, 2009 at 9:45 pm

mum's the word SAYS:

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

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.

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!

October 16, 2009 at 11:33 am

Elizabeth SAYS:

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

December 20, 2009 at 10:20 am

Tundra SAYS:

Oh dear, this has given me a burst of excitement for when I (eventually) have kids!
What a gorgeous idea, I intend to ‘steal’ it one day! :D

January 10, 2010 at 11:11 pm

Kendra SAYS:

LOVE this idea! Might just have to use it for the next baby. :-)

My friend did a similar gender reveal party, but the gender was also being revealed to her and her husband! They closed their eyes while the ultrasound tech checked the “area” :-) and wrote it on a piece of paper and put it in an envelope. They gave the envelope to a friend who baked a cake and added food coloring; pink for girl and blue for boy. Then she iced it all white. When they cut into the cake at the party, everyone got to see at the same time BLUE!!! :-) So much fun!

September 7, 2010 at 4:49 pm

Nicole SAYS:

I know this is an old column of a baby shower, though, I really think this is a awesome party ideas you & your husband created. I love it!

February 7, 2011 at 11:22 pm

Alisha @ SnugasaBugBaby.com SAYS:

I just wanted to let you know that I recently featured this post on my blog (my sister recently threw me a gender reveal party and got part of her inspiration from you). You can check it out here if you want to:


March 4, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Sarah SAYS:

I love this idea and can’t wait to have a reveal party for our baby!

May 23, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Iesha johnson SAYS:

Thank you for the awesome ideas! I love your colors :-)…

July 13, 2011 at 2:06 pm

LaDonna SAYS:

Such cute ideas! Congratulations on your baby boy!

August 20, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Lorri SAYS:

We also work with moms on gender reveal parties, We make custom rugs to use for the nursery! Just choose the size, Shape, the rug colors, the initial or monogram for both sexes
& have your doctor or friend call us or email us the sex of the baby. We will then make your gender reveal rug & ship it when you tell us to. The rug will be shipped so that you will not see if it is a boy or a girl until you unroll it. Just contact us for a quote!

January 31, 2012 at 12:39 pm
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