14 tips to get the most out of your gender reveal party
1. DECIDE HOW YOU WANT TO ANNOUNCE
There are so many options online to help you decide how to announce the gender of your new baby to your family and friends. The confetti balloon pop was my favourite. I wanted to do this with Pollyanna but we hadn’t planned it so ended up with balloons in a box that popped out instead. Take a look on Pinterest or YouTube for some inspiration. My other favourites were the cake reveal and powder cannons.
Cake created by Seaside Cake Parlour
2. ASK THE SONOGRAPHER TO WRITE IT ON A PIECE OF PAPER
The whole point of a gender reveal is that nobody, not even you know what gender the baby is. Ask the sonographer to write down the gender on a piece of paper.
We took a card in and an envelope to the scan with us and made sure it was sealed tight so we wouldn’t know.
Baby Blocks, Bay Wedding Props
3. DON’T LET ANYONE KNOW
A lot of people think they have to let a family member or friend know the gender so they can arrange the party for them, but that is not true.
The best part is leaving everybody in suspense, keep hold of the envelope and pass it onto the person helping you with your prop.
Gender Reveal Balloon, Mimi Event Hire
4. ORDER THE PROP ASAP
As soon as you have decided what way you want to announce it, order the prop. Both times we took the envelope into the shop and allowed them to take a peek so they could create the prop. If you are ordering the prop online then you will
5. USE LOCAL COMPANIES
There are so many huge companies offering props for parties like this however get online; Facebook and Google and search for local companies that can help make your day special. You will be supporting local small businesses and it will take a lot of the hard work of your hands.
6. CAKE TOPPER
We custom made our ‘Boy or Girl?’ cake topper from twenty-seven, it’s nice to cover every little detail.
7. GET PINNING
Pinterest should be your best friend when planning any party, it is where I get all of my inspiration from. You can take a look at my party planning board here.
8. CATER TO CHILDREN
Catering to children was a huge part of our day because a lot of children were there. We had a bouncy castle with a slide which allowed the children to play all throughout the day.
On top of
Candy Floss Machine and Bouncy Castle, Prosecco Lounge
9. COLOUR SCHEME
A colour scheme is so important because it keeps everything looking perfect and instagramable.
I found pastel colours to be my favourite for the gender reveal, some people choose just pink and blue
A few years ago a gender reveal party would have been unheard of, however now you can get some of the best gender reveal props.
We had a sweet cart, baby blocks and a flower wall from Bay Wedding Props and it certainly made the party look incredible. Other ideas could be a doughnut wall, prosecco wall, cake or cloth back drops.
11. BALLOON ARCH
It’s not a party without balloons. For Pollyanna’s first birthday I created the balloon arch myself but this time I came across Mimi Event Hire who created the most beautiful balloon arch that we placed over the sweet cart. Hiring someone to create something like this saves you a lot of time and it was one of the main attractions of the day.
12. SWEET CART TIPS
Have the same jars on each side so each side mirrors each other. I filled our jars with only pink and blue sweets and offer sweet bags. The gender reveal cake sat on top of the sweet cart.
13. ANNOUNCEMENT BACKDROP
The perfect backdrop for the
14. SPARKLE DROPS
Sparkle drops are sparkle shimmer which can be added to drinks, pink and blue ones are perfect for a gender reveal. You could ask people to choose pink or blue before the announcement.
I would love to know how you announced the gender of your baby or how you would