This weekend, my husband and I threw a “gender reveal party.” Although we already knew the gender of the baby, we used it as an excuse to 1) celebrate the pregnancy (the party coincided with the 20th week of pregnancy–yay halfway mark!), 2) party with friends, and 3) reveal our baby’s gender to our friends.
While there are many ways to reveal a baby’s gender at a shindig like this (just do a google search!), my husband and I chose to reveal via cake. The inside was dyed a color correlating to the baby’s gender, therefore when we cut into the cake later in the evening, guests would find out if the baby is a “he or she.”
I never like to invite people and have nothing to munch on (contrary to my husband’a philosophy), so in addition to wine (which I couldn’t drink), I made cupcakes, banana bread, bought cheese and crackers along with some shrimp. The last three items came from my favorite store, Trader Joes. I got some flowers from Trader Joes as well, to jazz up the table.
Banana bread recipe inspired by Simply Recipes.
When guests walked in, they had to vote on what they thought the gender of the baby might be. After submitting a ballot, guests wore either a pink or blue clothes pin to represent their vote. This ended up being a lot of fun as guests tried to interview me and use the height of my stomach as evidence for their vote.
Ballot cards from vendor ThatPartyChick on Etsy.
The party was wonderful! Surrounded by friends, we finally cut the cake to reveal….
We are having a girl!!!!!
I highly recommend gender reveal parties. This is definitely a newer trend, but it is one great excuse to have a big party!