Now that our gender reveal party is over and I’ve already shared the video with all of you, I thought I’d share some of the photos with you. It was so much fun – even better than I’d hoped and I’d highly recommend having a party of your own if you get the chance!
Hopefully the photos will give you a bit of inspiration for your own party and I’ll also give you a couple of my tips for hosting after the jump!
TIPS FOR HOSTING:
1. Incorporate your color scheme into your necessary party items.
-I went with a standard pink and blue theme and tried to tie in the colors in as many practical ways as I could to avoid needing more decor. Pink and blue utensils, plates, napkins, cups, straws, and food (watermelon, strawberry lemonade, candy, etc…).
2. Go to your local dollar store
-I spent a total of $9 on all of my decor. True story. In addition to what I bought, I just threw in random blue and pink items I had at home. No need to go broke – there’s a baby on the way!
3. Crock Pot Cook!
-I cannot emphasize how nice it was to have everything pre-cooked in crock pots. Much easier than barbecuing.
4. Get a friend to bake your reveal cupcakes/cake.
-I’m lucky that my friend Becca offered to make our cupcakes and that she’s an awesome baker to boot, but I’m sure many people would be willing to help out if you were planning a fun surprise like this. Just make sure the person you appoint as baker is a good secret keeper! Lucky for me, Becca is.
5. Have fun!
-I was a little worried and thought I’d feel awkward being in the spotlight in front of everyone at the party, but it was actually really fun and everyone really enjoyed seeing our reaction. Enjoy!