Gender Reveal Party!

I have never heard of a Gender Reveal Party before, until one of my family members brought it to my attention. After looking at some parties on Pinterest. I thought it would be a great way to reveal the gender for our soon to be newest member of our family. If you are wondering what a Gender Reveal Party is? It is were the parents invite friends and family to a get together and everyone finds out the sex of the baby at the same time. It can be a small or large gathering. On the invitations we asked guests to come wearing pink or blue, to show their support of team pink or team blue. We also asked for no gifts to be brought. We just wanted them there to share in our moment of joy.
The hardest part of having one of these parties is not finding out the sex of the baby at the ultra sound.  The expecting mother just needs to ask the tech to write boy or girl in a sealed envelope and then they take the results to their neutral party. It's okay if the parents find out the sex at the ultra sound, but just remember your guest will drill you on the results and you could slip up.
My brothers wife, Angela who is the best sister n law in the world, was our neutral party and the host of the party. I think she did a wonderful job. Our party was just a back yard get together. It was nothing fancy, but we had a wonderful fun time.
 The decorations were awesome.
Here is the mix of blue and pink cups and straws. I love the label on the jar.

My brother created the poster. We had our guest place their tally of boy or girl when they arrived.
We gave out thank you gifts to our guest. They were filled with pink and blue salt water taffy.

There was pink and blue mints on the tables.

This was the cake table. We had pink and blue marked Hershey bars, suckers and more salt water taffy. One thing I learned from this. If your party is outside you might want to freeze the chocolate bars before hand. Our bars became mush within an hour due to the heat. But before all the guest left we placed the candy bars in the freezer and the children were still able to take them home. 


Here is the cake. The cake's inside was blue or pink. We found out after the big reveal.


 We also had cupcakes. The cupcakes were blue and pink. I love the toppings.


 We also had pink and blue punch. I liked the blue punch better than the pink.
We had a array of food. There was something for everyone. We had finger sandwiches of turkey and cheese to ham and cheese. I made my awesome chicken salad sandwiches.  Fruit and Vegetable trays were served. We made my friends special recipe of meatballs. My friend brought BBQ from Marks Feed Store. (My craving is BBQ). For the sides we had potato salad and chips. 

This was the box that held the big secret.  It was filled with balloons that were the color of the sex of the baby.

It's a BOY!!!!
The reveal was awesome. Not only was it exciting for my family. Our guest had a blast and some had tears of joy along with me. After the big reveal, we enjoyed cake and ice cream. Then it was time to see who won the games.


 We played place a dollar in the pot game. You place a dollar in the jar and your name in a pink or blue jar. The winners name was picked  from the jar that was the gender of the baby.

The winner was so nice that she gave a $1.00 to everyone of the kids there.



 The next game was guess how many babies were in the jar. The winner received a gift.














The last fun thing we had was ball toss for the kids.


Overall the get together was great. I want to thank my wonderful friend Angela (the best sister n law in the world) for hosting and designing this awesome get together. If you are or planning to have a baby or if you know of someone who is having a baby, throwing a gender reveal party is so much fun. It puts the "they knew before me" hurt feelings aside, because everyone finds out at the same time.