Sunday, September 30, 2012

Gender Reveal Party | It's A...

Last weekend we had our Circus themed Gender Reveal party! It was so fun to have friends and family join us for a celebration and the big reveal of 'What's Under the Big Top' (i.e. my belly)!

Unfortunetely the cute carousel/circus tent looking pavilion that we were supposed to use for the party was being used for a charity run, so we had to set up in a different, less attractive, pavilion. But it was super fun none-the-less.

Below are some of the photos from the party and explanation of the details in case you are thinking about throwing a circus themed gender reveal party too!

 Slide Show of the Event: 


 
 Invitations:
I designed the invitations and they were a lot of fun to create! I borrowed the wording from an invitation I had seen online as I thought it was so clever! Want to have these invitations for your gender reveal party? Check out the 'Gender Reveal Package' in my ETSY shop!

 
 Banner: 
Our banner said: "What's Under The Big Top?" in 'Coffee Tin' font off of daftont.com


 Straw Flags:
I designed these cute little 'Boy or Girl' flags and attached them to red and blue star straws. Want some of these cute straw flags for your gender reveal party? Check out the 'Gender Reveal Package' in my ETSY shop!

 Treats:
We had lots of blue, red and yellow candy options including red and blue tootsie pops arranged in a glasses with tissue paper in the bottom to look like bunches of balloons.

And we had Nutter Butter cookies and Peanuts in cute little Elephant Peanut Bags (as Elephants LOVE peanuts). 


 We also had yummy butter pop corn in blue and white popcorns bags with clowns on them as well as pink popcorn and cracker jacks boxes.  All the bags were from heyyoyo.com! To finish the event we had


A big hit was my homemade 'Dunk-A-Roo' type dip that we dipped Barnum and Baileys Animal Crackers into!  The dip is simply a box of confetti cake mix, one large tub of plain yogurt and 1 tub of cool whip mixed together! I put sprinkles on top!

 
 The juice we had didn't quite match the theme so I covered the labels with blue and red construction paper and added a tag/label to each with a sparkly foam star (from Michales).


Each of the guests got a 'Gifts for Guests' bag to fill with treats!


To finished off the event we had cake. I made a tinted the batter red, covered in white frosting and sprinkles and placed these cute circus toys on the top!


Me enjoying some popcorn and juice through my cute straw! Notice my blue and red nail polish! :D


Decorations:
I made these 'Team Boy & 'Team Girl' flags so that I could get a photo of all our guests holding up what their guess was...


 A few of our guests with their guesses...


 I framed some of the baby's ultrasound images and had the frame on the front table where the guests were writing down their votes so they could have a better look at the baby!


I found the cute vintage party hats at a local warehouse store and used them for decor on the tables.
I made little signs using circus font and images to explain all the 'stations' to guests.

I found an awesome antique squeaky clown and a Barnum and Bailey's animal cracker tin at a local antique store to use for decor as well!


I made 'Wishes For Baby' cards that matched the invitations for guests to write their wishes for the new baby on. I will place quotes from their cards in the photo book I make of the event. Want 'Wishes for Baby' cards for your gender reveal party? Check out the 'Gender Reveal Package' in my ETSY Shop!

What's it going to be?


 The Balloon Box:
The daddy-to-be put the structure of the box together. He used a box we already had (from a shop vac) and taped the flaps up to make the box taller. Then he used another box to make the lid/flap across the top. I then wrapped the box in this stripped wrapping paper that I found at Michael's and fringed it in yellow construction paper & Bristol board. We then taped on some ribbon to hold the lid down and placed a 'voting chart on the front of the box'. Guests wrote their name on a yellow ticket and placed it on the boy or girl side of the box.


 The Big Reveal:
 We had the guests stand on the boy or girl side of the box, wearing their blue or red clothing items, and opened the box!

Team Boy: 


 Team Girl:


The Reveal... It's A....



 GIRL!!!


Balloons flying away!


 Mommy and Dadddy-to-be with the box/balloons!


 We can't wait to meet our precious little girl!



  Want some of these unique designs for your gender reveal party?
 Check out the 'Gender Reveal Circus Package' in my ETSY shop!



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