Gender party ideas

We had our friends “gender reveal party” this past weekend and I asked if I could blog some of their awesome party ideas! It was so fun and they had some really creative decor. So happy for you Andrew & Theresa.

They had a table right when you walked in with blue and pink ribbion and rattles. Each guest had to wear whatever their guess was. Beyond that, we all had to wear pink or blue to show our guess as well. Then you could make a name suggestion for the parents to be.

Pink & blue punch area.

A chart they made with all the answers to old wives tales of the mommy-to-be.

S’mores bar with the “he” and “she” colored in on the Hershey’s bars.

Box which held the balloons (pink or blue). This was how they found out, by lifting up the lid together and the balloons flew out!

Congrats! IT’S A GIRL!!!

For the record, I was right. :)

Everyone had to bring a “baby” sized appetizer to share. I decided I needed to bring something pink, so I brought old fashioned pink popcorn. Click here for the recipe.

Even the dogs guessed what baby M was going to be! So fun!


4th of July food/party ideas

Surprised the kids with “4th of July toast” :) strawberry jam, blueberries and red sprinkles.

Marshmallows, raspberries & blueberries on a kabob stick (sorry for the crappy pictures, they are from my phone).

Jello jigglers & marshmallows.

Use star cookie cutters on sandwiches.

Pour cranberry juice over ice, followed by blue Gatorade, followed by 7-up. Make sure you pour over ice so it doesn’t mix. This would look awesome in a large punch bowl or individual clear cups.

Whipped cream, strawberries, blueberries & pound cake parfaits. Use star cookie cutters on the pound cake.

Finger paint red, white and blue decorations with your kids. Make a red, white & blue paper chain to add color!