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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Amazing blog post! Love it all!

(ahem… “Whose* team are you on?”)

Reply August 4, 2012 at 11:02 am

Courtney Odle Mills SAYS:

Where did you get the boy and girl cut outs?

Reply August 10, 2012 at 2:13 am

Courtney SAYS:

Your party was super cute. I love everything about it. Where can I get the boy vs girls chart and cut outs?

Reply August 10, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Ashley McKinney SAYS:

I love this idea. My husband and I have three boys ranging from 2 to 6 and we are wanting to have one more. Congrats on the little girl.

Reply August 12, 2012 at 12:33 am

nicoladixon SAYS:

Hello I have just had a gender reveal party and thought I would share how I make it a success – I purchased an ebook off http://www.genderrevealparty.net and too be honest I was a bit dubious about it but it was a fabulous resource with so much info all in one place, it made the day easier. thanks thought I’d share

Reply October 11, 2012 at 4:27 am

Chris Jackson Mock SAYS:

Where did you get the girl & boy cut outs

Reply October 31, 2012 at 4:47 am

Shay Shae SAYS:

I so hope this is how my fairy tale ends! My husband and I have 3 boys ranging from 2-6, we are now expecting our fourth! Hoping for team pink! Where did you get the family shirts made?

Reply November 22, 2012 at 7:17 am

Nakinsia Watson SAYS:

Wow…congratulations shay…maybe this will be ur baby girl.

November 22, 2012 at 11:50 am

Lynda Van Durme SAYS:

Our daughter who is expecting twins, recently had a baby gender reveal cake party. When each guest arrived they were asked to guess what gender the babies would be. If they chose boy and girl they would receive a set of pink beads and blue beads to wear at the party. If they chose two girls they would receive a set of pink beads (etc.) After the cutting of the two Blue interior frosted cakes the guests wearing two blue beads received prizes. Fun was had by all sharing this precious moment with my daughter and son-in-law. My husband video taped the party and posted it to YouTube. Take a look .

Reply November 23, 2012 at 6:00 pm


I love your party. Great job. I especially love your banner. Did you make it or have it made?

Reply February 25, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Kaelia SAYS:

I really like the banner in the first picture. Did you make it or did you have it made?

Reply March 8, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Tiana SAYS:

Where can I find the link to your store to purchase the banner

Reply April 12, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Pam Dunn SAYS:

I am hosting the reveal party for my first grandchild!! Everyone is wearing their team color..blue or pink. I also bought (inexpensive) tiaras, beads, rings for team pink. The guys are getting mustaches on a stick. I needed something else for team blue and didn’t want to spend a bunch of money. My husband collects ties, so he will loosely tie some of his ties (free!). He also has lots of caps and hats! I think it will be cute for pictures. We are doing the cake reveal. HE OR SHE? OPEN TO SEE!
So excited!!

Reply June 29, 2013 at 7:30 pm


Where can I get that black cast your vote board ASAP!

Reply August 20, 2013 at 8:49 pm



Reply September 16, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Glow Sticks SAYS:

Congrats on finding out the gender, a girl! I wish you and the baby all the best. I’ve never heard of a gender reveal party. Sounds like a lot of fun and the decorations you did up look wonderful.

Reply December 9, 2013 at 11:30 pm

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