Saturday, March 31, 2012

Gender Reveal Party - Team Pink/Team Blue


This weekend we had our Gender Reveal Party! It was SO much fun! I went with a "Team Pink/Team Blue" theme, which was so much fun to decorate. I'm proud to say that since this is a totally unnecessary party, it was done without spending a whole lot of money! 

Here is the sweets table. 
I got an unfinished 11x18" frame from the $1 tree to make the chalkboard. I just spray painted the frame, painted the glass with chalkboard paint & used my silhouette to cut out "BOY" & "GIRL". You can't see it in the picture, but the little sign at the top says "Cast Your Vote". 
To help with the guessing, I wrote out a bunch of old wives tales about predicting baby's gender. I put the boy answer in blue & the girl answer in pink and then circled the one that was true for me. Clearly these are not accurate. :)

I made the cupcakes myself, which was a lot less work than I thought it would be. Although I was VERY thankful for my kitchen aid mixer! It was a chocolate cupcake with buttercream frosting. The middle is just whipped frosting with blue food coloring. 
 
I made the cupcake toppers using a scalloped punch and taping the paper to candy sticks. The question marks are vinyl that I cut out using my silhouette. It is SO much easier to cut out vinyl than to cut out paper & glue it on. 
Here is a picture of the whole table. Like how my darling husband moved my car to the back to have more parking out front?... not the best background for pictures. The things that guys don't think of :)

There were mostly sweets on this table. I also had a buffet with the savory stuff. The party was at 2:00 so I didn't have a full lunch, but I think there was plenty to eat!

I cut out these cute little popcorn boxes out of cardstock using my silhouette. The question marks are also vinyl {like the cupcake toppers}. I had all of the pink paper left over from my wedding so all I had to buy was the blue paper. The popcorn box was $1 from the silhouette store and we glued them together, but next time I think I'd use glue on the outer edges and tape on the bottom. The glue dried wavy and made the boxes not stand up totally straight. 

 I got these cute pink m&m's around valentines day & in the blue containers I bought a pack of mint york m&ms. It was way cheaper than buying  the specialty colors of m&m's, which are 6.99 per color for a little bag! To make the boxes stand up straight, I put about 10 m&m's in the bottom of each bucket to weigh them down and it worked perfectly! 
My favorite part of the whole party {ok, besides my baby boy!} was the mini fruit pizza bar!! Fruit pizza is my FAVORITE dessert and these were perfect. I think I ate 5. I will post the recipe soon for the delicious {non-rollout} sugar cookies that my mom made! 
YUM! Couldn't get any better! 




I love the idea of making water bottle labels, but it seems like a TON of work for something people are just going to throw away. So I just took the labels off tied them with a ribbon. Cute & only took 5 minutes! 
 Here are all of the yummy cupcakes! I was planning on buying them, but then my cheap-ness kicked in and I'm so glad I made them myself. It was really not as hard as I thought it'd be to fill them. 


 Trav & I both sported pink & blue... which I do realize does not match at all!! But it's all in the spirit of the party :) 

 I don't think this is the final tally, but there were a couple more girl votes than boys the entire time. 
 Here is team pink waiting to eat their cupcakes! 
 And here's team blue... the winning team :)
 Proud grandma... even though she's sporting pink for baby girl! I think she'll still like baby boy just as much :)


I know this is photo overload, but you just can't get enough baby!! Now this mama is exhausted & I'm ready for a night of couch & netflix.

**And another update** :) I have created a free printable Gender Predicting Wives Tales for you to use at your own Gender Reveal Party! Send me pictures if you use it... I'd LOVE to see! xoxo

27 comments:

  1. What a fun party! Kind of makes me want to have another.. Until I remember how my hands are already full with my 3 and 4 year old. :) Congrats on a boy! You are beautiful!!

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  2. Stinkin ADORABLE, Suzy!!!!! I wanted to throw one of these (I'm due in 3 weeks with a boy! Aaah!) but we moved when I was 4 months along, 3 hours away, so no one would have come. I had a pity party instead- lol! jk

    Love all the cute details and those cupcakes look so yummy! You two are such a cute couple and I bet baby boy will be so handsome! Congrats!!!

    :)Kristi @ LollyJane

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  3. Cute idea! I love the idea of using the different candies instead of getting the custom M&Ms.

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  4. Suzy this is all adorable!! You did a great job! I am very curious how you made the cupcakes though. I tried to do some with filling in them and they were a huge fail.

    Congrats again on your baby boy!

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  5. Oh goodness!!! This is so cute!!!!

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  6. This looks SO fun! You really went to a lot of trouble making everything and it shows!!! Everything looks awesome!!! Congrats on your little man! By the way... Shared this on our FB page. ;) http://www.facebook.com/TrulyLovelyBlog

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  7. Where did you get the plate/tower for the fruit and cookies?

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  8. Oh my, I love this idea!! I'm going to save it for the next time I'm pregnant. What a great way to share your news!!! :) Congratulations, by the way! I have a little boy and he is so much fun.

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  9. Love it! We want to do a gender reveal party when we get pregnant. So much fun congrats on your baby boy!

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  10. I love this. We always had a party where people wore blue or pink depending on what they thought. I love all of your details though. So adorable...and congrats. Boys are fabulous.

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  11. This is such a great idea!! I want to do something like this for my second baby :)

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  12. Congrats! I love these gender reveal parties. It's fun to see how everyone makes theirs unique!!

    -Lauren

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  13. CONGRATS ON THE BABY!! How exciting......I was wondering if I could get the sugar cookie and cream cheese frosting recipies. I love fruit pizza s also. I would love to do this for easter. My email is haileyrh@yahoo.com. thanks so much

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  14. What a cute idea! Very creative...and congratulations!

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  15. I can't wait for the sugar cookie recipe. I love the fruit pizza bar idea! I'll check back soon! :) Thanks for all tge darling ideas! Best wishes with your pregnancy!

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  16. I can't wait for your sugar cookie recipe! I LOVE the Fruit Pizza Bar idea. I'll check back soon. Thanks for all the darling ideas & best wishes with your pregnancy. I'm expecting my first, a little boy!, in 4 weeks! Yea for boys!

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  17. I can't wait for your sugar cookie recipe! I have to do the Fruit-Pizza-Bar! I'll check back soon. Thanks for all the darling ideas! And best wishes with the rest of your pregnancy with your little boy. My first, a little boy, too, is due to arrive in 4 weeks! Yea for boys!

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  18. Super cute! Got some great ideas from you, having our gender reveal at the end of this month (April) so excited to be getting ideas :)

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  19. This is such a cute party. I'm expecting boy #3 in September (we just found out on Wednesday) and we're pretty excited. :)
    I've never done a gender reveal party, but it looks super fun and cute.

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  20. What a cute gender reveal party! And, congratulations on having a boy--boys are such fun!

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  21. Oh I want the recipe for your fruit pizza. I am thinking of doing it for my BAby girls first birthday instead of cake. Could you email me the recipe for the cookies and the frosting? Mightyheidi20@hotmail.com. Love the party! Congrats on having a boy. I have four. THey are great fun!
    Heidi

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  22. I'd love the cream cheese and cookie recipe mightyheidi20@hotmail.com
    Heidi

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  23. I also would like the cream cheese and cookie recipe if you could. I have never seen that before and it looks awesome. Thank you so much and congrats!!! bitrswt302@aol.com

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  24. We are having our gender revel party in less than four weeks! I would love to have the recipe for the sugar cookies and dip for fruit pizza too! Please email me at sannetta@sannettamarsh.com
    Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy! PS I loved your chalkboard!! :)

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  25. How did you make that banner?! Do you have a template... and would you mind emailing it to me? sarahmcc8@gmail.com

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