We wanted to people to take their best guess, boy or girl? We made sure to fill the place with lots of pink and blue, and encouraged guests to come dressed according to their vote.
I would say my decorating style is to try and keep things simple, use the right amount of color, and tie in a theme using fun little accents.
Invitations set the theme for the event to come and illicit the excitement of all the invited guests! We found the invitations on a blog site and had them customize for the upcoming event. Clad in blue and pink, the invitations encourage our guests to wage their guess by coming dressed in the appropriate colors.
With the costly price of specialty colored candy, we set out to stock the candy bar with candies that were already pink and blue. The fun came when sorting gallon size bags of Easter M&M’s for two tiny bowls of candy. Fortunately for us, we were pretty close to Valentine’s Day and Easter that we could get holiday colors of pinks and blues. We found cherry and vanilla flavored tootsie rolls, air heads, gum balls, and lots of other options
Chalk board paint works great on glass. Simply use painter’s tape to mark off the area you want to paint. We were able to use regular chalk to label the jars with what was inside, creative names, or simple “boy?” or “girl?”.
By far the most popular candy for party goers were the HErSHEy candy bars. We bought a large box of Hershey candy bars and pink/blue sharpie paint pens and carefully colored in the coordinating letters and colors. The paint pens were key when coloring the dark silver and smooth surface.
The stores we found most helpful and least expensive were: PartyCity, Michael's, Joanne & Crafts, The Christmas Tree Shop, local grocery stores, local pharmacys, and BJs. It was really great when we could use multiple coupons and competitor's coupons in one location.
The colored mustaches and lips were by far our favorite! The guests had a great laugh over them, while we got some great pictures. We just bought candy melts in pink and blue and used Wilton candy lollipop trays.
However, the Hershey candy bars were the first candy to be taken by party guests.
We made sure to have to-go-bags on hand so the candy and left over cake would go home with others at the end of the night. People loved it and took it to go!
Try to enjoy the party! When it comes time to cut the cake, it doens't matter how cute the pink and blue table look. A baby is a blessing and this party was just one way to celebrate as a family!