Are you the type of person that loves a surprise? Are you “expecting” but don’t know what to expect? Then keep reading. This gender reveal baby shower is the way to go if you want to share the surprise with your friends and family when you find out if a son or daughter will be the next member of the family.
If the concept is new to you, here is the basic idea. Before the ultrasound that will determine if you should prepare for a lady or gent, tell the ultrasound tech to keep their lips sealed. Ask them write the secret down and slip it into a sealed envelope. Take the classified note to the baker who will be making the cake for the baby shower. They will bake a cake in pink or in blue according to the gender written on the note. On the day of the shower, the secret will be hidden beneath the delicious layers of buttercream. When it comes time to cut the cake, the truth will be revealed! It might be time to exchange all of the pink gifts for blue, or vice versa, whatever the case may be.
Like the look of a table backdrop but not sure what to do? You can easily transform a space with a few rolls of streamers. This pink and blue backdrop was created with:
- 6 rolls of streamers
- Double stick tape
- Backdrop frame
Don’t worry if you don’t have a frame because you can still get this look by taping the streamers to poster boards and hanging them on the wall or leaning them on your table. You can also use painters tape and affix the streamers directly to your wall. This project cost less than $10.
You really don’t have to spend a fortune to create a pretty space. Baby bottles are great drinking glasses at baby showers because the mom-to-be can use them once the shower is over. Small details transform the bottles from plain to adorable. Tie mini pacifiers and rattles to the bottles with ribbon. Cut the bottoms off question mark cupcake toppers and tape them to paper straws.
Photo props are really fun at parties but they can also double as decorations. Two glasses filled with sixlets make a perfect base. Arrange baby shower photo props in each glass and add them to your buffet table.
Get creative with your napkins and cutlery! Ribbon is all you need to transform these napkins to bow ties and bows. The cutlery is nestled in the middle of the crease and then secured with ribbon.
Unless you are serving a sit down dinner finger foods are perfect for all types of parties. People like to graze and mingle so offer food that can be eaten on-the-go or at least with minimal fuss. Chocolate covered popcorn sprinkled with CandyFetti™ from Sweets Indeed is a really yummy and unexpected treat.
Layered Jell-O shooters are a fun party food because you can make them in just about any color you need. Another great idea for almost any party is to create a signature drink or themed food. For a baby shower a baby rattle out of snowballs and a marshmallow is really easy to put together and can be made ahead of time which is always a good thing!
Photo booths are still a top activity at parties. If you have a printer available you can take pictures and then send guests home with a memento.
There are all kinds of baby shower games but still the most popular ones are baby gift BINGO, How Well Do You Know the Mom-to-Be?, Diaper Raffle, and Hopes & Wishes. If you go to beyond the traditional shower games you can try:
- Blindfolded Diaper Change
- Diaper Messages (write cute/funny messages with a marker on diapers)
- Onesie Decorating
- Baby Bottle Bowling
Kylie suggests the “BABY SHOWER” Bag Game. “I played this at my friend’s baby shower and it was a lot of fun.” There are 10 gift bags, each of them has a letter B, A, B, Y, etc… and there is something in the bag that starts with that letter. In the “B” bag there could be a bib, bottle, burp cloth, but the harder the better. Each guest then has to guess what is in each bag.
Here’s the deal with favors. Unless it’s really great no one is going to use them. No more tiny picture frames or rocks with messages like, “Believe”, “Love”, or “Joy”. Send your guests home with something they’ll love and that didn’t cost a fortune. A big batch of Puppy Chow, with added pink or blue sixlets, in mini paint cans is really affordable and who doesn’t love a little snack on the ride home?