Baby Reveal Party: Blue or Pink, What Do You Think?

  • Invitation1/14
  • Yumm!2/14
  • The parents cut the cake3/14
  • Candy bar4/14
  • Lollipops5/14
  • Flowers6/14
  • Lollipops!7/14
  • Candy Jars8/14
  • Pompoms9/14
  • For our little peanut10/14
  • Blue Cupcakes11/14
  • Pink Cupcakes12/14
  • And survey says....13/14
  • Dress According to their guess!14/14
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Description

Gender reveal parties are the newest thing happening right now amongst expecting parents! I was beyond thrilled when I was given the opportunity to help the proud parents celebrate their little “peanut”. The whole idea was that Jen and Duc would cut a cake to find out if they were expecting a boy or girl. It was amazing to have so much love and excitement in one place for this new little life.

Design Inspiration

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.

Decorating Style

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.

Project Details

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.

Favorite Items

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.

Advice

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!

9 Comments

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    Such a cute idea and execution! Congrats! Just think when it is your turn to have a baby you will be an expert.

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    For some reason it isn’t showing the other pictures in the gallery! hmm… I had a picture of the inside of the cake with a layer of pink icing, that was how they knew it was a girl! Thanks for the comments!

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    Just as an FYI, Hershey’s has a policy that says that altering their wrappers in any way is illegal.  They can, and have, sued people for doing things like you mentioned (coloring on them with marker.)  Are the odds high that you’ll get caught?  No.  But it HAS happened, and whether you know of the policy or not, they will win.  When dealing with any company that you plan on altering one of their products, even for personal use, it’s always best to contact them and ask about their policies. 

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    Well, first off, if you’ve purchased the product and are not re-selling it “altered” then I don’t think it’s a problem. Second, you can purchase a hershey’s bar with the wrapper already colored in similar to what they did. I doubt they would sue over a baby shower idea like this since it would potentially mean more sales….

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    No. No they haven’t sued people. Total bs. I googled “Hershey wrapper alter” “Hershey lawsuit wrapper” “Hershey sues over wrapper” “Hershey lawsuit over altered wrapper” and NOTHING came up. I also HIGHLY doubt they would want the bad publicity over suing an exiesting mom over her coloring in a couple dozen chocolate cars that she bought and therefore owns.

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    No. No they haven’t sued people. Total bs. I googled “Hershey wrapper alter” “Hershey lawsuit wrapper” “Hershey sues over wrapper” “Hershey lawsuit over altered wrapper” and NOTHING came up. I also HIGHLY doubt they would want the bad publicity over suing an exiesting mom over her coloring in a couple dozen chocolate cars that she bought and therefore owns. This would be ALL OVER THE NEWS if it happened. Big corporation suing the little guy? The news eats that up and any information on it would be easy to find with a quick search.

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