03 Oct Throw A Party // Simple and Sweet Gender Reveal
Today, I’m sharing with you our sweet, little, family-only gender reveal party. There’s nothing quite as exciting as finding out the gender of the baby growing inside of you. I’m not the type of person that can wait an entire pregnancy to find out that surprise… both times, I’ve needed to know… like, ASAP. When I was pregnant with my first, I went all out throwing a huge gender reveal where we found out our baby’s gender alongside our families and friends. The party was a blast and it was the most amazing chance to celebrate our pregnancy and find out the surprise of the gender with so many people who, not only loved us, but loved our baby as well!
I decided that, for this gender reveal, I’d just bring our families together, which can be a pretty big feat, actually, for a nice brunch at the country club. My husband’s heart is in the game of golf and our son already taken up a love for the sport as well, so I thought it would be fun to reveal baby’s gender on the golf course! Even though it was just a family brunch on Labor Day, I still wanted to make this reveal special, especially since B’s reveal was so big and fun. I decided to put my pink and blue flare on the table and give everyone a fun way to celebrate our little love.
I love watercolors and I love metallics. I thought, why not go for a watercolor marbleized look with some fun golds tossed in for our gender reveal? I found this beautiful cake on Pinterest and asked our dear friend, Scott at The Cake Plate to make us a mini version [gluten free, of course] for our reveal! The Cake Plate is an incredible bakery in Austin. Scott made our groom’s cake for our wedding and is my go-to in Austin! I threw some white hydrangeas on top and it made for the most gorgeous centerpiece! Speaking of flowers, my absolute FAVORITE Austin florist, Katie Hood with Merveille Events, created these beautiful pink and blue arrangements for the table! The cake sat on top of F’s late grandmother’s milk glass cake plate. His “Grandbunny” was so special to us and we love to incorporate something of hers into our family gatherings. We used her milk glass at B’s baptism/dedication a couple of years ago too.
I have a slight obsession with those tear-away, paper placemats for when I serve dinner to guests. I had some fun, gold chevron ones at home and I figured they’d be a great addition to the table. I then created some fun name cards and thank you tags using this beautiful paper design download from Etsy and designing the fonts/colors with my favorite website for design – Canva. I wanted to put the thank you tags onto a fun, little party favor for our guests, so I was thrilled when I found these darling, handmade lollipops from Sweet Caroline Confections on Etsy! We ordered the Cotton Candy and Blueberry flavors and they tasted amazing! To incorporate more baby fun, we added two diaper cakes to the table – one pink and one blue – and I filled two glass vases with pink and blue shimmery gumballs! Last but not least, I had some awesome pink and blue marbled balloons that I found on Etsy on either end of the table!
Once everyone arrived and put their belongings down at the table, it was time for the big gender reveal!
We hopped in some golf carts and headed to the tee box of hole number 3. From this hole, you can see the Pennybacker Bridge, and Austin landmark, which I love! We had these fun, exploding golf balls for the reveal and it made for the most exciting way to announce this baby’s gender to our family! Both B and F lined up to hit their balls and B made contact with his ball first, creating a big pink ball of smoke – IT’S A GIRL!! The families were so excited and we celebrated [maybe a little too loudly for a gold course] with a big cheer!
We’re so excited to be welcoming a baby girl into our family! Revealing her gender to our families this way was absolutely perfect and a memory I’ll treasure forever. How did you reveal your babe’s gender?