This is an appropriate guest post to share today from Sara, being that it’s fireworks season! Last year, her daughter, Alyssa, was expecting and chose to do a fun Gender Reveal Party which literally ended in a BANG!
When my daughter became pregnant with her first child, she wanted to have a “Gender Reveal Party”. I was surprised, but went along with it, and it turned out to be a lot of fun! Of course, she wanted it to be “different” so how did they choose to reveal the baby’s gender? Even though it was February, they shot off fireworks to make the announcement!
Prior to the explosive reveal, we set up a game for everyone to play. We created blue ties and pink bows out of cardstock and had guests write their name on the one they thought the baby would wear. As you can see, it was pretty evenly matched. Once the gender of the baby was revealed, we put all the winning gender shapes in a box, drew one out and gave the winner a $25 gift card.
A table display included two sets of baby shoes under a cake dome. The shoes of the correct gender were brought to the hospital as part of the going home outfit, while the other was returned.
We opted to treat guests with a coordinated dessert table, where everything was, of course, pink or blue.
It included pink and blue cupcakes, cake pops, pretzels dipped in pink and blue chocolate, Rice Krispies treats also dipped in pink and blue chocolate, and white chocolate covered strawberries, dipped in either pink or blue sugar sprinkles.
The hardest to find at that time of year was pink and blue Hershey kisses. We got creative, buying a “winter” pack (light blue, dark blue and silver) and a “Valentine” variety (pink, red, and silver) and kept the pink, blue and silver color palette.
For refreshments we served pink and blue punch. The pink punch was created using pink lemonade, club soda, cranberry juice and a little champagne, while the blue punch was alcohol free with Blue Hawaiian Punch and Minute Maid Lemonade.
When the moment came for the big gender reveal, no one complained about going out on my deck in the middle of winter.
We waited in anticipation and when the firework exploded in a shower of pink, we were all thrilled!
Now that you know the gender, check out Sara’s follow up post showing off the Simply Sweet Baby Girl Shower!