This weekend we had the Gender Reveal Party for my daughter and son-in-law at my son and finance’s home.
Totally new to me and my first ever Gender Reveal Party, I spent hours searching Pinterest for ideas and found so many great food items and ways to share the news.
One of my assignments was to come up with some games. I was not good at that at all. But I did come up with two fun and original ways to have the guests predict the gender before it was revealed.
Idea Number One – Pin the Baby on the Belly
For our first ORIGINAL IDEA we used a piece of white foam board. My son drew a caricature of my daughter and made a really big belly.
I purchased some little feet and hand print stickers in pink and in blue.
We hung the foam board on the wall and then the party guests chose the color foot or handprint that they were predicting and closed their eyes, twirled around and went for it. It was a fun game and everyone was able to participate…even Baby Duke.
As you can see more blues than pinks that made it inside the belly.
Idea Number Two – Balloon Prediction
For our second ORIGINAL IDEA, I purchased two helium filled printed mylar balloons saying “It’s a Boy” and “It’s a Girl”.
Then I found these little tiny clothes pins at the party store in blue and pink.
Starting at the bottom of the ribbon of the balloons, I made a loop and clipped it with the matching clothes pin. I continued all the way up to the top of the ribbon on each balloon.
This caused the balloons to be weighted down. When the Party Guests arrived we told them to take the clothes pin from the top of the ribbon of the balloon that represents their prediction.
As you can see, “It’s A Boy!” was the runaway winner here too.
These were inexpensive ways to get people involved in the announcement besides the invitation asking them to wear the color of their prediction and the tiara or mustache basket at the door.
Throughout the party time they chose to use cups, plates, napkins, etc that matched the color of their prediction.
My son’s girlfriend came up with a great idea for a game. She made these amazing square cards and laminated them. On each card was a word or phrase related to babies and we held them up as you would in “Heads Up” the game. We went around the room with one person guessing and another acting and it was hilarious and a great way to interact with people after food and gifts had been opened.
For gifts the invitation asked the guests to bring a book for the baby. Of course if you read my post from last week, A Little Pooh Can Warm Your Heart, you may have guessed that I ordered a collection of Pooh books and a Pooh bear.
My husband found a book called Baby Loves Grandpa.
Everyone found the cutest books from Lullabies, Nursery Rhymes, Dr. Suess, Golden Books, Bedtime Prayers and so many more. What a great start for this little baby’s story time.
The photo booth we nearly forgot, but still managed to get some very memorable photos for our family and friends.
Lots of time went into some of the other ideas we did use from pinterest.
Melanie made this punch that we found at Tidymom.com and used her recipe. It tasted great. Had some foam and some bubbles!
I found these adorable baby boy and baby girl rubber duckies at Michaels. Unfortunately we weren’t able to get the baby duckies to float in the drinks but they looked adorable sitting around the punch bowl and maybe we will come up with a game for them at the shower this summer.
I attempted to make pink and blue popcorn following a candy recipe found on pinterest. It was my first ever attempt at making candy and I either took it to hotter than it should have been or when I divided it to tint it it hardened, so in the end we filled each bag with plain popcorn and then topped it with some of the corn that had the candy drizzle on it.
I used these bags and these stickers to make the popcorn. I absentmindedly wrote “Boy!” on every PINK sticker and had to run out and buy some more stickers…thought that might mean something.
Here is the finished product. The candied corn tasted really great!
My “almost daughter-in-law” made a cake filled with the knowledge of the gender in little colored balls.
She also filled a piñata with colored candies and a couple of baby onesies.
The Baby Daddy’s sister brought this pretzel with her prediction. Yum!
So, are you curious what she is having? If you haven’t guessed already…Watch the video and see for yourself.
So sweet and touching.
Thanks for coming! If you have any fresh ideas for Gender Reveal Parties, please add them to the comment box, I know I really loved finding the ones we used.
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Psalm 139:13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.