Babies are a gift, and an amazing reason to celebrate. But babies are also expensive! As I looked into hosting our gender reveal party I was budget conscious and didn't want to dip to far into our overall budget for our baby essentials (which according to my husband dose NOT include parties)! The dollar signs were adding up, but we also didn’t want to miss the opportunity to celebrate with our friends and family. So, my penny pinching powers went to work researching ways to make the most of what we had while still hosting a Pinterest worthy Gender Reveal party.
The Internet is your friend.
Of course, who doesn’t like getting a sweet little party invite in the mail, filled with confetti and scented like baby powder? However, the time and money spent on that postal charm was definitely something to think about. With so many e-vite options these days like Facebook, Evite, and Eventbrite that are easy to use and offer a variety of designs and styles. These are all great options, and completely free!
Food can be pricey so when my mom suggested a potluck I was all in!
I’m a huge fan of the potluck for so many reasons. Cost is an obvious benefit, but beyond that, it ensures that everyone has something they are excited to eat and you get such a variety of yummy foods! Try making it themed by having guests bring Pink and Blue foods to reflect their guess for the baby’s gender.
Pink: Watermelon, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Licorice, Radish/Beet Salad, Bologna, Salmon, Rose’, Pink Lemonade, Cherries, Pink Grapefruits
Blue: Blueberries, Blue Corn Tortillas, Every Blue Raspberry flavored candy, Jones Blue Soda, Blackberries, Blue Popsicles, Blue Crab, Blue-ish (purple) Potatoes???
The sky is the limit!
I wanted to transform the house into party central, while also keeping it as simple as possible and stick to our budget. I went to my local dollar store and scored perfect plates, napkins, table cloths, some brightly colored bunting, and tissue paper puffs to dress up the walls! I walked out of there with cart full of pink and blue, for under $20! Throw in the pink and blue cup cakes I picked up on the way home and I was ready!
BIG REVEAL MOMENT
There are so many cute options to choose from, but ultimately we went with the Gender Reveal Balloon. We filled the giant black balloon with confetti and brought it to the local florist to be filled with helium for $10. Prices vary for filling, from $5-$15 dollars per balloon. So call around before heading to your local party store or florist destination to both find the best deal and make sure they will fill balloons purchased from outside their store.
And that's it! We had a open house kind of party with a specific "Reveal Time" and spent about $60 bucks to do it! I’m sure families can easily go all out and spend hundreds of dollars to host an elaborate event, but our simple approach was exactly the right thing for us. It was a fun-filled day spent relaxing with friends and getting to find out we are having a little man!
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