Recently, we were asked to help with a gender reveal party for a wonderful couple expecting twins! How exciting. Of course I jumped at the chance to do so. The wonderful mother to be was Braden’s fabulous kindergarten teacher and was thrilled to work with her. We only had about 2 weeks to create and style the party. But, we were ready to take on the task.
She was not a fan of pink so we went with a blue and yellowish gold. The blue was more an aqua/turquoise blue. We tried to stay away from a lot of baby blues and pastels. She also loved the idea of incorporating some clocks into the theme. Everyone had been patiently waiting to hear if she was having boys or girls. Plus, added a little vintage feel.
The backdrop was created using an old fence panel and paint. The mother to be found the fence panel and painted it herself. It was perfect. We also attached the banner we created to the fence and tied some balloons to each end.
For the voting station I took two wooden frames I purchased from Ten23 Designs, painted them in the colors of the party, attached chicken wire to the back. Placed on an easel stand. Using washi tape, I decorated clothespins to be pinned onto the frames. I found these fabulous wire baskets at Hobby Lobby to keep pins in place before people placed their votes. Oversized clothes pins held vote cards and voting instructions sat nearby in a matching frame.
We added our custom made cupcake toppers to the cupcakes and placed on stands. Placed striped paper straws into decorated mason jars. Clocks, handmade cookies, and a custom wood sign adorned the table.
Congrats to the parents to be!!!
We created this party on a tight budget and short time frame. But, we feel it made a big impact. Oh, and the couple are having twin girls!
Vendors, Credits and how we made it:
Fence panel – Free from side of road and painted in party colors. (Provided by mom to be)
Clocks – All our own personal clocks. Large round clock hung with an iron wreath stand.
Wood Frames – Cut by Ten23 Designs. We painted and attached chicken wire from Lowes.
Wire Baskets – $3.99 from Hobby Lobby.
Clothes pins – Over sized blue pins from Target Dollar Spot and regular clothes pins from Target. Attached pattern washi tape to each pin from Pick Your Plum and Hobby Lobby.
Personalized sign – Custom made by me and can be found at Creative Designs by Toni for $10.00.
Banner, cupcake toppers, and custom signs – Creative Designs by Toni
Lace Table cloth – provided by mom to be
Cupcakes – Local grocery store
Cookies – made my mom to be’s mother in law
Cupcake stands – provided by us, but were made using a tin tray from the dollar tree, old candle sticks, and paint.
Brown cork circles – Hot plate trivets from IKEA
Stands for frames – provided by us and mom to be.
Cookie Plates – Pier 1 imports. (provided by us)
Mason Jars – Dollar Tree, add ribbon and paper straws from Target.