Several years ago, gender reveal parties were unheard of. Today, they are growing in popularity and sometimes even more extravagant than a baby shower!
Friends, my dear cousin is having her second baby and I am so excited! So much so that she graciously let me get involved in the planning process for her gender reveal party. Lucky me? Or lucky her? 🙂
Here’s a breakdown of the process:
As with any good party, you need a theme. Here are some ideas for a gender reveal theme:
Buck or doe?
Blue or pink?
Camo or glitter?
What’s the scoop? (ice cream party)
Bowties or bows?
Cupcake or stud muffin?
Pirate or Mermaid?
Wheels or heels?
Ties or tutus?
Tractors or tiaras?
Okay, you get the idea. For my dear cousin, I knew whatever it was had to match her and her husband’s personalities and interests.
Here are a few examples of invitations I made for her to choose from.
Guess which one they picked? Yep, camo or glitter! This theme fits them perfectly. She was able to print out invitations with their address and also use this photo as a Facebook invite (and logo).
Side note: If you have a party coming up or anything else you need a design for, let me know. I would love to help! Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once we had the theme narrowed down, it was time to think about decor. Instantly, my mind thought of these things:
Fortunately, Hobby Lobby had the perfect themed items for camo and glitter.
Also, I decided to make a hanging banner. Actually, we decided to have one for camo and one for glitter. These were super simple to make.
Supplies I used:
I love how they are camo and glitter, but also boy/girl (themed).
(P.S. As you can see, I changed the ribbon on the glitter one a few times. The gold ribbon was a bit too stiff and it didn’t quite hang right.)
And the last decor item I made, diaper bundles!
I made 2 for glitter and 2 for camo. The white and pink ones are dish towels, and I found bandanas for the camo bundles. These also doubled as a nice gift!
To reveal the gender, they decided to shoot a target and use the gun powder to reveal the gender.
(It was right in the middle of the day, but how cool is THIS!?)
My cousin used the scrapbook paper to cover the box (AKA the target).
After filming the reveal, I was able to create a quick video for the rest of the family to watch at the party.
Here’s a few images from the gender reveal party.
What a wonderful way to celebrate the newest addition to their family!
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