Okay, I know…I know. I’ve been pretty absent in terms of my blog lately.
That’s probably because I’ve been hustling hard on my YouTube channel, but still, that’s no excuse.
Sooooo in case you’re not quite up to speed on what’s been going on over here, I’m 22 weeks preggo with baby #2 and we’re so darn excited to meet our baby boy this December!
A few weeks ago we threw a gender reveal party for our family and friends, so I thought I’d share some photos from the event and walk you through the decor and stuff.
Riley’s gender reveal party was a lot more extravagant, but this time around I wanted to do something simple. Pretty much everything you’ll see here was stuff that I ordered quickly on Amazon Prime and we put it all together ourselves.
And you know what? I loved every second of it.
Our DIY gender reveal party was total success, and at the end of the day, it was all about our little dude who we already love so much!
Gender Reveal Cupcake Toppers
These were seriously the cutest! We baked our own cupcakes…you know, the Pillsbury, out of the box straight from Publix kind, and they were delicious! We topped them off with these super cute gender reveal cupcake toppers and they were a huge hit!
DIY Balloon Garland
Let’s talk about that balloon garland in the background. You guys, this thing was one of the best things I’ve ever bought. For Riley’s birthday party, we hired a company to build us a nice backdrop with a balloon garland like this and it was over $200.
This balloon garland brought everything you need to assemble it and it was $22. Granted, we spent the night inflating balloons and putting it all together, but it was a fun little project and I think it turned out awesome!
Gender Reveal Tassel Garland + Banner
I also bought this set from Amazon that included the tassel garland we put on the cake table as well as the boy or girl banner in the background. You did have to assemble the tassel garland yourself which took a little bit, but it was so worth it (despite the fact that Riley spent the whole party trying to destroy it) LOL. Toddlers.
For the big reveal, I bought one of those giant black gender reveal balloons. I wanted to do the whole popping the confetti-filled balloon thing and it was so much fun! The set I bought also included the boy and girl balloons pictured on the left and as for the cookies on the right – we did those ourselves. We melted some white chocolate, coated some vanilla Oreos with them, and added some sprinkles. Easy peasy.
Gender Reveal Cake Topper
As for the cake, it was $19.99, also from Publix. I just asked them for a plain white buttercream cake and then I bought this gender reveal boy or girl cake topper. I think it turned out great.
The confetti was a huge hit with Riley, too, btw. She played with it for hours!
Baby Boy Is So Loved
So yea, I think it’s safe to say that baby boy’s gender reveal party was a success! If you want to see the full reveal, check out the video below, and if you have any questions about anything that I forgot to mention, let me know!
Point is – you don’t have to spend a fortune to throw a gender reveal party. It’s totally doable to throw one on a budget, and it can still look super cute!