Strawberry on Top: Gender Reveal

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Baby Macaroni & Cheesecake is….A GIRL!!!! Last weekend we had a gender reveal party and it was so much fun! I wanted it to be fun but low maintenance for me, so we actually had it catered and a friend made the cake so I could focus on the decorations. And most of these decor ideas I found on Pinterest. Adam’s mom made this pinata for us and it worked perfectly! She made trap doors at the bottom and Adam & I put the streamers in and then pulled the strings and all the streamers came falling out.

Gender Reveal Party Sign

Adam & I both love football, so when I found an idea for a party that was football themed, I knew that was the route that we wanted to go.  So I found a few clip art helmets and created the invites & sign on Pic Monkey.

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Gender Reveal Party Pic 2

I got some precut cardboard triangles that had holes already punched in them and glued scrapbook paper to them and then got some chipboard letters and glued those on as well.  Then I punch holes in the scrapbook paper and ran the ribbon through. All the buckets that held the balloons I found at the Target Dollar Spot and placed tissue paper in them and taped the balloon strings to the inside of the buckets.

Gender Reveal Party Pic

Our dog is named Hershey, so I had to do the Hershey bars! I colored in the HE & SHE using sharpies. I did make the punch, the red punch is this Luscious Slush Punch and the blue is just Hawaiian Punch mixed with Minute Maid Lemonade. And for the cups, I took this idea and I created an image in Pic Monkey, then uploaded it to Vista Print and ordered stickers and placed them on the cups.

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The cake was amazing! My friend Jessica did an amazing job!!

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We also had a station for everyone to pick their “team,” which gender they thought I was having.  I listed some of my symptoms/old wives tales and hung them to give hints to whether it was a boy or girl.  And there was a station for them to vote for their favorite baby names from our list of top choices.  Other than that, we didn’t play any games, just ate & mingled.

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Inspiration for Ideas:
Invitations, Pinata, Cups, For the Team station I just googled my heart out to find the different old wives tales and picked my favorites. If you would like the original full size of the helmet poster, I’d be happy to send it to you, just email me at macaroniandcheesecake (at) gmail (dot) com

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  1. What cute ideas! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  2. Congrats on your pregnancy and having a little girl! I loved all the party ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Aw, congratulations! The whole party looks so cute. You guys did a great job. (:

  4. YAyyy!! What a fun party (also, I love all your girl name options!!)
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  5. So did you find out beforehand or did you wait and find out with everyone else?

  6. So cute! You did an awesome job. I’m so excited for you two – congrats on your little girl! =)

  7. What an amazing party!! How exciting a girl. Yay!
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  8. This is so cute! Y’all did a great job.

  9. Congratulations on having a sweet baby girl! 🙂

  10. Yay for girls and lots of pink!!! I am so excited for you!! What an absolutely fun and adorable reveal party!!!
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  11. Oh girls are so much fun! Welcome to the world of dresses, bows and drama 🙂
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  12. what a fun party! congrats on a girl 🙂
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  13. Holly Barton says:

    Stephanie! I saw your mom in Ingles today. She told me about your site and I’m glad she did! Everything looks so delicious! And I’m super excited about your growing family. Congratulations! Good luck and I’ll definitely keep following your site and sharing it.

  14. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, give me some insite on how you made your pinata!!! I’m trying to come up with something for my conservative boss and I think this would be perfect 🙂 Thanks

  15. Congrats! What a great post. I love that you chose a football theme since you both like football, instead of choosing one of the typical safely neutral themes. I’m working on a blog post about resourceful gender reveal parties and DIY options to show how to incorporate my reversible boy-to-girl baby clothing line. thanks for the inspiration.