Sharing the excitement of finding out your new baby’s gender is one that many expectant parents are embracing by way of a now increasingly popular gender reveal party. So, when Dad is a super tough FBI agent and Mom is a self professed “girly-girl” a “Guns or Glitter” gender reveal is the only way to go. I was so happy to create a memorable event for second time around parents-to-be and a really excited big sister.
Naturally, I used camouflage and glittery pink decor along with custom designed signage. To encourage friends and family to make their guesses a tally board was created and surprisingly, Team Guns and Team Glitter were evenly divided. Many gender reveals use balloons in boxes, confetti or baked good with a blue or pink center. In this case, I wanted to use silly string to reveal the gender. Silly string is a little unexpected and well, silly. Not to mention super fun! With festive scrapbook paper, ribbon and double-stick tape, the cans, with color-coded tops removed, were easily transformed to something befitting the theme. Tip: Be sure to leave the pink or blue tops at home so there is no chance to accidentally give away the big secret. I think the best part of using silly string is how much fun the guests had dousing Mom, Dad and Big Sister in what turned out to be PINK string!
A pink sequin linen, camouflage toy guns, custom backdrop and balloon garland were used to carry the theme through to my party staple, a dessert station. The anchor of the dessert station was a fabulous tiered cake with pink icing ruffles and buttercream and fondant in earthy shades of greens and browns. To finish off the cake, a camouflage onesie and pink tiara cookies were used as a topper. Cookies in shapes of onesies and tiaras, green and pink shimmering cake pops and glistening cupcakes enticed guests and were the perfect ending to a super sweet reveal.
With so much excitement for her arrival, this sweet Baby Girl is already loved beyond measure. Cheers for all things GLITTER!
Many thanks to the vendors who aided in pulling together a really fun reveal!
Photography: Sarah Vanderford Photography
Cake and Cupcakes: Just Cupcakes
Cookies & Cake Pops: Cookies by Design Virginia Beach
Rentals: Distinctive Event Rentals