If you couldn’t tell by the announcement video, we like surprising people. I mean who doesn’t like a good surprise?! If you don’t like surprises, come talk to me, I will fix you. There is hope.
Since we had so much fun telling people we were pregnant (read that post here), we couldn’t just have one gender reveal, we had to have FOUR! Each one, just as fun as the last.
Once I finally got my husband on board with finding out the gender (this was no easy task, and there is no way I was not finding out. Are you crazy?!), I knew some sort of reveal was in order. But I didn’t want to do some huge official one where everyone and there mother comes, and no one except maybe the family really wants to be there (kind of like baby showers), but they come anyways to be sweet an supportive. You know, you’ve been to one before I’m sure.
So we broke them down into 4 separate reveals and catered it to each group of friends and family we’d see.
Cupcakes: If you live in the Dallas area you know of Sprinkles. If you haven’t been there yet, shame on you. Go now. Best cupcakes ever. And you know what makes these freaking delicious melt in your mouth cupcakes even better? Filling them up with glorious pink or blue marshmallow icing filling revealing you sweet babes gender to the world. We did this with my husbands side of the family, and that will forever be the best cupcake I’ve ever eaten. If you’re going to go this route, find the best damn cupcakes in your area and go big.
*Con: if you peel down the wrapper too far before biting into it, you might see the icing color early. You know who you are. Rude.
Silly String: This was perfect to do with my family. We wrapped up a bunch of silly string, with the lid colors off, and challenged my family to a silly string war. The best part was that they still didn’t think they were going to get to find out the gender at all, so this was an extra big surprise. This was a lot of fun, and would be great if you have kids in your family so they can participate. Just make sure no one shoots it too early.
Balloon Blow Up: We wanted the chance to tell the rest of our friends before putting it out there into the Facebook world. It happened to be my husband’s 30th birthday, and thought his party would be the perfect way to let everyone else in on our secret. I had a couple ideas for this one, but landed on the balloon blow-up because it would be the cheapest and most interactive for everyone.
I had a jar of pink balloons and a jar of blue balloons. Right before cutting the cake, we had everyone grab the color of balloon that they thought the baby’s gender was. Then on the count of three I had everyone try and blow up their balloons. The pink ones had a small cut in them and couldn’t be blown up, there fore only the blue ones inflated, revealing our little boys gender.
Everyone seemed to have fun with this one. Just make sure you cute the hole enough so it won’t blow up, a simple push pin hole isn’t enough.
Balloon Confetti Pop: This was probably our most “official” reveal, and my favorite. We invited just 5 couples to keep it small (and who could make it last minute) over for brunch and a little reveal. We had mimosas and build-your-own breakfast tacos, everyone knew each other and just enjoyed hanging out together. It was simple, easy. There weren’t cheesy baby decorations everywhere. Then somewhere in the middle of all the fun we popped a homemade balloon full of confetti all over us! Something about being suddenly covered in a sea of blue baby confetti was just so fun.
*Con: if you make the confetti balloon yourself, get something really dark and thick, or just have a place do it for you. Even though our balloon was black, when held up to the light you could kind of see through it. That’s why we had to cover it last minute with the orange tissue paper. But it still popped great and was a blast.
Here is the video of all the reveals put together and everyones reactions.
What did you do for your gender reveal? Share your story and pictures in the comments below!
Can’t wait to meet our sweet baby BOY!