Waddle It Be?: A Gender Reveal Party

This professional party planner's fete is one for the books.

There are gender reveal parties, and then there are gender reveal parties thrown by (and for) professional party planners. Both are good, one just might be a little better executed—but that doesn’t mean it’ll be perfect. Just ask Kate Landers.

When the professional planner became pregnant, she knew she wanted her fete to be inspired by a favorite children’s book, Robert McClosky’s “Make Way For Ducklings.”

From the butter-colored (and flavored) details to the soda-fountain straws, classic linens and fuzzy blossoms, this is one gender reveal party that really is ah-dorable.

Our favorite details, after the jump!

In an interview with Layla Grace, Kate offers simple recommendations for party-throwing, like keeping it “simple and sweet” by making it short (90 minutes) and going with a pared-down menu. “Simple” is a relative term, as Kate’s party boasted homemade ice cream, cake with a custom fondant duckling cake topper, mini banana parfaits, duckling cookies, buttercream-filled shortbread and sugar cookie eggs.

I’m sure her guests did anything but complain. And my hat really is off to Kate. Aside from hosting a party that’s hands-down one of the cutest and well thought-out, she didn’t let a no-show photographer nor her mischievous puppy’s appetite for gender-revealing cake ruin her baby’s big, pretty party. You can read more about it on her blog.

Here are some of our favorite, special details from her gender-reveal day:

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    The spread included homemade lemonade, ricrac-trimmed linens and a favorite children's book, on display.
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    Kate encouraged guests to participate by including this insert with the invitations.
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    Just one of a handful of cute-and-tasty treats.
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    Tissue paper pom-poms take the party from floor to ceiling.
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    Personalized cartons for ice cream show just one way the theme was carried throughout each detail of the party.
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    Soft, baby buds seem appropriate for the occasion.
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    Guests were invited to be part of Team Blue or Team Pink, by vote.
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    Cookies in berry baskets were sent home with guests as favors.
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    These personalized straws for lemonade are fun, and functional for knowing whose is whose.
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    The doggy got the cake first (yikes!) but Kate's husband saved it, and blue was the color of the day.

All images courtesy of Kate Landers Events, LLC.

 

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