05 Mar

GAME ON! Girl vs. Boy Gender Reveal Party

Baby Gender Reveal Party Sign and Buttons

As some of you may know, we (HWTM Blog Contributor, Jessica Wilcox, of Modern Moments Designs) are expecting our fourth child. We already have three amazing boys ranging from two to seven years old. When we found out we were expecting, I immediately started planning a gender reveal party. This is going to be our last child, and I wanted to have fun sharing the good news with all of our friends and family!

Thanks to Pinterest, I was able to come up with some fun ideas! I also had a ton of help from many vendors who were kind enough to donate incredible products that made our party super special. I wanted to stick with your traditional pink and blue color scheme, but I also wanted to make it fun and competitive too. A “Girl versus Boy” theme arose and the planning began…

Baby Gender Reveal Dessert Table - Pink & Blue

Baby Gender Reveal t-shirts and party guests

Our guests were encouraged to pick a team, either “pink” or “blue” and show their support by dressing in their team’s color. We also had a hanging chalkboard up so each guest could cast their vote. I cut out little women and men with my vinyl cutter and had each guest place one on the board.

I also created little tag that our guest could write baby name suggestions on and leave in the mail boxes. We already have a name selected, but it was fun to see what people wrote. We even had matching buttons that the guests could wear to show their support. These buttons were a huge hit and were kindly donated by Bettijo of Paging Super Mom.

Baby Gender Reveal Party Decorations

Bettijo also sent me the link to a DIY Surprise Lantern, which we ended up using and it was so much fun. I made a pink and a blue one. My husband and I pulled the string on the lantern, which was going to rain confetti in the baby’s gender, but the first time each of our strings broke. Not to worry, this little blunder only added to the excitement! Then we pulled out the bottom of the lanterns instead and all the confetti fell out… this was a super fun (and easy) way to reveal our baby’s gender!

Baby Gender Reveal Dessert Table and Confetti Lanterns

I do have one SMALL confession to make. We sort of cheated. My husband and I had planned on finding out the baby’s gender the morning of the big reveal and then sharing the news with our family and friends that evening. I’m too type A and not very patient and we actually ended up finding out about three weeks prior to the party!

This really made the planning a lot easier. We were able to have the cake done in layers of pink ombre. The cake pops, which were kindly donated by Pam of Cake Ball Love were all filled with pink champagne cake. Even the cookies that were donated by Liz of The Cookie Chew were filled with a yummy pink center.

One of my favorite aspects of this party was the cute black and white boxes that were donated by BlumeBox, which happens to be a local Portland company! I went down to their offices and Andrea and Whitney really hooked me up with some amazing BlumeBoxes. They now carry an insert for their square boxes that you can insert suckers, cake pops, or anything else you can think of to put on a stick. These boxes were both decorative and functional and really made a huge statement. To my surprise, they are super affordable and if you take care of them, they are even reusable!

Pink and Blue Baby Gender Reveal Party Cake Pops and Cupcakes

All the food was done in shades of pink or teal blue. I just had your traditional sweet treats such as cake, donuts, cookies, cupcakes, macarons, candy, cake pops, and more…

I tried to carry the theme throughout the party. We even had shirts made for our family with “Team Wilcox” on the front and then each of our boys had “Big Brother” and then their birth order as their number. I’m hoping they can wear these shirts to the hospital when our little one is born.

Overall, the party was super fun and it was a memorable way for people to find out the gender of our baby. A special thanks to all of my family and friends who attended and all of the generous donations were received! I definitely recommend throwing a gender party to reveal your baby’s gender… Scroll down to see what we are having!



– Graphic Design/Styling: Modern Moments Designs
– Photography: Courtney Jade Photography
– Table Cloth: Table Vogue
– Tall Candle Sticks: HomeGoods
– Felt Circle Garland: sewn by Totes in Tow
– Stripy Straws: Shop Sweet Lulu
– Black Cake Plate: Amazon.com
– Suckers & Candy Birthstones: Vintage Confections
– Double Stacked Beverage Jar: Pottery Barn
– Girl & Boy Buttons: Paging Super Mom
– Cookies: The Cookie Chew
– Donuts: Voodoo Donuts
– Macarons: Jade Tea House & Patisserie
– Cake Pops & Homemade Marshmallows: Cake Ball Love
– Boxes for Cake Pops & Suckers: BlumeBox
– Fondant Cupcake & Cake Toppers: Edible Details
– Cakes: Cakes by Taste of Honey ([email protected] in the Portland & Vancouver Area)
– Mini Boxes: Oriental Trading Co.
– DIY Surprise Lantern Tutorial: Oh Happy Day

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Miss Margarita SAYS:

Love this party!

Reply March 6, 2012 at 8:56 am

Tabitha SAYS:

Did you make the shirts yourself? I love them. We’re having our fourth in May and would love to get these for my 3!

Reply March 6, 2012 at 12:41 pm

liz SAYS:

This is such a creative idea! Very cool!

Reply March 6, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Eva {not your mama's dinner} SAYS:

Bonkers! I love it! Congratulations!

Reply March 7, 2012 at 4:20 am

Miranda SAYS:

Gender reveals are always such fun! Love that you used lanterns filled with confetti to reveal. I also love the family shirts you guys had made. Congrats on your new baby girl!

Reply March 7, 2012 at 4:29 am

Nilda SAYS:

this is awesome–what did you give out for your favors?!

Reply April 3, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Amanda SAYS:

Where was the cast your vote sign from? I love it and would like to use it for my gender reveal party!

Reply April 11, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Jamie SAYS:

Great idea for a party! We have 1 child, planning no more. I also wanted to experience every bit of joy from my one opportunity, so we decided to wait until the birth to find out baby’s gender. I think that if I’d seen this, I would have been tempted to do it differently, though! :-)

Reply May 22, 2012 at 10:14 am

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Reply June 3, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Aleshia SAYS:

I was wondering where you purchased the cups at the one next to the juice and the striped straws? Can’t seem to find them and I wouldn’t even know the name. I searched old fashion milk shake cups, parfait cups, etc. Thank you

Reply June 11, 2012 at 10:26 am

Cynthia Castro SAYS:

These are all great ideas…thanks for sharing.

Reply June 13, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Angela Fleming SAYS:

We plan to have a party in Sept….here is the daddy to be on mother's day.

Reply July 6, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Ali Hodges Events SAYS:

Fantastic blog post – love all these ideas.

Reply July 13, 2012 at 6:01 am

smetz SAYS:

where did you get the gender pins?

Reply July 22, 2012 at 10:40 am

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