We had our gender reveal party last Saturday and it was a lot of fun! A lot of work (as all parties are)…but A LOT of fun! =) Jason and I already knew the gender, because we couldn’t carve out a free day for our reveal party until almost 2 weeks after our ultrasound and we didn’t want to wait that long! (If you are planning a May baby, think about that! You’ll need a date for your gender reveal right in the middle of the busiest time of the year! Haha)

I scheduled the party for 2 pm and kept the menu pretty simple. Even keeping it simple, it still takes a while to gather everything up and haul it to your location. Thankfully, my parents and brother came and helped me out. They are seriously the best! I found most of my ideas on pinterest. Since I excel in the sciences not the arts, it didn’t turn out quite as pretty as my pinterest boards but I was still happy =).

We decided to go with the cake as our “reveal” – not the most original I know, but it was too cold to do anything that required going outside (silly string, paint, etc) and our space was limited for something bigger like a balloon release. I made a simple white cake and dyed it blue. Then I decorated the outside half pink and half blue using a 1M tip  (super easy, tutorial HERE). I finished it off with a cute “boy or girl?” cake topper from amazon.

For all the chocolate cake lovers, I made a batch of my favorite chocolate cupcakes (recipe here) and topped them with pink and blue frosting.

We had two tables – a pink table and a blue table. I tried to have all the foods be either pink or blue. There really aren’t that many naturally blue foods though! It was tough!

I made these cream cheese mints and dyed half pink and half blue. I’ll post the recipe in a separate post later this week…so easy! And you can make them days (or weeks) ahead of time so added bonus!

I made some of my favorite Rolled Sugar Cookies and kept the decorating to a minimum. They are always a hit!

I dipped some pretzel rods in white chocolate – half pink, half blue of course ;). Again, something that can be made a couple day in advance. It’s very important that you don’t have a menu full of items that require last minute attention.

I had a couple trays of fruit too with some fruit dip. One “blue” tray with blackberries, blueberries, and black grapes and one “pink” tray with strawberries, raspberries, watermelon, and grapefruit.

I didn’t want to have all sweets, so I rounded out the menu with some blue corn tortilla chips and salsa, deviled eggs (dyed pink and blue), homemade popcorn (in these cute little boxes!) and bacon wrapped smokies <– totally not pink or blue but so, so good!

We also had punch and water. I used this simple recipe for pink punch and it was good – maybe not the best punch ever but again, EASY! See a theme here??

I kept the table decorations simple too. I made a BIG batch of white chocolate chex mix (recipe here). I used pink and blue M&Ms. I bagged it up and tied it up with some pink and blue ribbon. Table decoration AND party favors! I also colored a few mini Hershey bars for a little added color.

We also had a voting station at the entrance with this poster and some “team pink” or “team blue” stickers. I also had a jar full of pink and blue hershey’s kisses and let people guess how many. The winner took the candy home!

Thank you to everyone who came and helped us celebrate! We couldn’t be more excited about our baby BOY! =) 

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