Coming from a large family, we wanted to do something special to get the family extra excited about the news of if we were having a baby boy or girl. We went traditional with a pink and blue color scheme. The guests were told to wear either pink or blue depending on what they thought we were having.
We got the idea from another couple here on Project Nursery. We also got some decor ideas for Etsy.com
We used crystal candle sticks as the base and then placed a plate on top to give us the perfect, varying height display for the cupcakes, A friend hand-sowed a reverse banner that had one side that said "it's a girl" and the other side that said "It's a boy!". Throughout the party we would reverse the sides--to keep the guests guessing. We also used a vintage table cloth and dishes to add some interest. We made our own labels for the water bottles and ordered fun straws that we later made "Team Blue" and "Team Pink" flags . The voting board was paper peanuts, since "peanut" is the nickname we gave the baby. The "Party Chandelier" was all varying colors and sizes of the party poms that we hung from a willow branch which we placed through the chain-link of our dining room chandelier. Lastly the foods were all the different things I've been craving while pregnant.
I loved using the crystal candle sticks as bases to the white plates that displayed the cupcakes. The table was full of sparkle and all the guests commented on what a great idea it was. My second favorite item was the "It's a Girl" Banner that is now displayed in our nursery!
Be creative and have fun!