Planning a baby is an important time for new parents. There are a lot of fun baby shower traditions that can be memorable for the parents to be. Traditionally the couple would center the baby shower theme on the sex of the baby. However, in recent years couples are waiting to surprise friends and family with the gender by celebrating a gender reveal party. This theme is popular among celebrities; Giuliana and Bill even used this baby shower theme! They’re expecting their first child in a few months.
Instead of sending pink or blue baby shower invitations, green and yellow are neutral tones to decorate your party with. Guests won’t have any hints to tip off the gender. Baby shower invitations, announcements and baby shower decorations can all be ordered in green and yellow color palettes to disguise the real color theme.
Pop the Balloon
If you’re looking for a show stopping way to announce your baby’s gender, ask your local party supply store to fill a large box with pink or blue balloons. Then during the party, open the box to reveal what gender your baby will be! Balloons-in-a-box is becoming a hot trend for baby showers. Big round balloons really make a dramatic addition to your party.
Another popular baby shower gender reveal are the trendy gender reveal cupcakes. Your baker can create vanilla cupcakes that are filled with pink or blue cupcake frosting. When guests bite into the cupcakes they’ll discover the real gender of the baby. A bakery shop can create the same with a large cake using fondant and icing to cover the filling. When you cut the cake everyone will be able to see the gender at the same time. Decorate with green or yellow dessert table supplies and yellow cupcake wrappers to throw people off the real gender.
Pick Your Team
Ask your friends and family to wear either pink or blue in honor of their guess. If they forget you can give them a few pink or blue feather boas or fun leis. This is fun for a co-ed baby shower because guests will be competitive about their guesses. Those rooting for a sports boy will be pitted against the ones hoping for a cute little princess. Everyone will be involved and excited for your big reveal.
Prepare baby shower favors for everyone to enjoy a take home gift. You can surprise them by giving away gender themed party favors in blue or pink. Pack them up on the favor table to be opened after the big reveal if you want to have the spotlight on your surprise. Be aware that if you’re not letting guests know the gender of your baby you might have trouble registering for baby shower gifts. You’ll have to pick neutral themed gifts that work for either a girl or a boy. You’d hate to go to the trouble of having a surprise party if people already knew! What do you think about hosting a gender reveal party? Would you plan a neutral party to surprise your guests with your baby’s gender? Tell us what you think our Facebook page!