Oh I just LOVE gender reveal parties! For me, this was my first baby and I was just overwhelmed with excitement and emotion. I honestly didn’t care if I was having a boy or a girl, I was just beyond excited to be a mommy and I wanted to celebrate!
There are so many cute theme ideas for a gender reveal party. Tutus or Touchdowns, Bows or Burnouts, and the classic Pink or Blue theme. However, the Staches or Lashes theme was absolutely perfect for us! My husband has grown a curly mustache for Movember for several years and I am all about some lovely lashes.
The Reveal! Staches or Lashes?
I wanted the reveal to be spectacular. After a lot of research, I decided to use confetti cannons. I purchased confetti cannons from Holi Cannons on Etsy. Y’all. I HIGHLY recommend this shop. The price is so reasonable and they are so impressive! I wanted our family to participate in the reveal, so I ordered 10 confetti cannons in blue and 10 confetti cannons in pink. The confetti stays in the air for a long time, so the videos and pictures are perfect. I had my doctor write the gender on a piece of paper and seal it in an envelope. I gave the envelope to my dear friend Sarah and she was responsible for bringing the correct confetti cannons to the party. For a fun little extra, she also called the bakery so that they could incorporate a blue or pink buttercream inside of the cake.
The Gender Reveal Party Cake
As soon as we had the theme, I immediately ordered the cake. The cake for any event acts as the centerpiece of the decor and I wanted this cake to stand out! I saw a few ideas on Pinterest that I liked, but nothing exactly like I was picturing. I drew a really terrible sketch of what I wanted and called Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery in Arlington, Texas. Y’all. If you are anywhere in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, I highly recommend Sugar Bee Sweets. They are so professional and their cakes taste even better than they look! After going over what I wanted for the cake, they asked me to email my sketch and created exactly what I envisioned. It was stunning and oh so delicious! I found this adorable gold glitter cake topper on Etsy and it totally completed the cake.
The Staches or Lashes Decor
Staches or Lashes Guest Favors: How did we ever plan parties before Etsy and Pinterest? I found these super cute lashes and staches glitter pins for the guests to wear to represent their guess.
Balloon Arch and Balloons: Balloon arches have become one of my favorite party staples. They are perfect for a statement wall and are really inexpensive to make. Check out my post on how to make your own balloon arch! We purchased all of the balloons for the balloon wall from Party City.
These super cute gold confetti “Oh Baby!” balloons from Hooray Days on Etsy are absolutely adorable! We also purchased 36” clear balloons from a local party store and filled them with gold confetti. These looked so fun on the floor and some of our younger guests really enjoyed playing with them during the party!
Staches or Lashes Banner: This glitter Staches or Lashes banner looked so great with our blue confetti and was a great prop for the photo backdrop.
Photo Backdrop: While I know this isn’t the most impressive photo backdrop ever created, it was a last-minute addition and was really fun! One of my best friends happens to be a super talented photographer and let us borrow one of her backdrop stands. We purchased a roll of black butcher paper to hang from the backdrop stand and added some fun props for guests to use. One of my other best friends had quite a few props for us to use and we purchased these really cute and inexpensive gender reveal baby shower balloons from Party City.
Hooray! It’s a boy! This theme was so much fun and I loved every minute of this gender reveal.
Have you hosted a gender reveal? I would love to see your party theme and pics! Please leave me a comment below so that I can check it out!