Hello Blog World!  This will be my final entry about the Gender Reveal Party I threw for Alisha and her baby girl. As I discussed in my very first post, I had a very hard time finding information about this type of celebration on the web.  But there was some very good stuff out there, too…and wanted to share it!

I think one of the toughest parts of starting my search was knowing what to google in the first place.  The reveal party I attended was referred to by the hosts as a “Sex Party” – which I thought was cute, but was not willing to type into the google search bar…  So, I went with the “Gender Reveal Party” search instead.

Apparently, the popularity of this type of celebration was spurred by Josh and Anna Duggar (From the TLC show 17 And Counting), who cut into a pink cake on the Today Show. See the video clip here. After that, articles about this event infiltrated the internet and people started to host their own similar reveals.

While this was informative and inspirational, I was more interested in the specifics:

What did people write in the invitations?

What food did they serve?

What games did they play?

And how was the news actually revealed?

For the answers to these questions, blogs were more informative than news articles or TV shows.

I came across Sarah’s party. I thought her yellow giraffe inspired invitations were absolutely adorable and loved that they revealed the news in cupcake form.

Her party was very classy!

My idea for pink and blue decorations featuring BOY and GIRL was solidified when I visited Melissa and Chad’s blog and saw how they had decorated for their own gender reveal party.

How cute!

Pink and blue abounded, and the couple even made t-shirts especially for the event.

As I mentioned in my post about the food we served, I visited some blogs, including this one about Erika’s great party where the food served was inspired by the cravings of the mother.

Super cute idea!!!

I also loved that Erika and her husband did not know the gender of the baby themselves until the party – which is how Alisha’s party was.

So these are the blogs that inspired me. I hope that my entries have in turn inspired you to have a reveal party of your own!

Since writing this blog “how to” series, we have already found out about Baby Carrigan’s fun gender reveal party.

What Kim did with these Hershey’s bars was such a great, original idea!


have you thrown a baby gender reveal party?

Are you planning to?

If you do…please take pictures, write a blog about it, and let us know!

We would love to hear about your event…and to add a link to your post about it here!

(If you throw a party, would like to share your celebration, but don’t have a blog of your own…let us know about that, too by leaving a comment below or sending me an email at alisha@rusticsunshine.com…perhaps we can arrange a guest post to share in your celebration and show off your pictures!)


Click Here for a Rundown of the Fabulous Party my sister threw for me (Alisha of SnugasaBugBaby).

Click here to find out what information to include in a baby gender reveal party invitation.

Click here for tips on decorating for a baby gender reveal party.

Click here for activity ideas for your baby gender reveal party.

Click here for food ideas for your baby gender reveal party.

Need some gift ideas for a gender reveal party? Click here to visit my SnugasaBugBaby etsy shop.



  1. Regina says:

    Thank you so much for the great ideas. I am throwing my first Reveal Party in Febuary and I am very excited!!! I can’t wait to use some of your super cute ideas along with mine!!! Thanks again!

  2. Amber says:

    My husband and I are having a gender reveal party in May and are really wanting to do the hershey bars like above but can’t find how or where to get them.. Could anyway help me?

  3. Alisha says:

    Amber –

    The Hershey Bars were not actually something we had at my party…but I intend to use them the next time I throw a gender reveal party, too (Click on the link above to find the original post about them). Anyway: no need to find them already made…this is a great DIY project. Just pick up a permanent marker in pink and blue and fill in the letters on a regular fun size candy bar wrapper.

    Have fun with your party!


  4. Jasmine says:

    I’m just curious, how did the parents not know about the gender until the party? Did they have the Dr. tell somebody else? Or what???

  5. Alisha says:

    Jasmine –

    When my sister threw our party for us, we asked the ultrasound to write the gender of the baby down and seal it in an envelope. Then my sister gave the sealed envelope to the baker who made the cupcakes so that we would ALL be surprised. The ultrasound technician did not even flinch as this is a common request for them to get. They even had pink or blue decorated note-cards that they used (something we were able to save as a baby book momento). I LOVED that we did it this way!!!

    -Alisha @ SnugasaBugBaby.com

  6. Alex says:

    I absolutely love this. We are on baby number three and a baby shower would be a little bit taboo, but we want to do something exciting for this baby because we just as excited. I bookmarked this blog! I know I am going to use so many of the ideas. Thanks for sharing with the rest of the world!!!!

  7. missy philips says:

    i love these ideas, but had a question as to how soon to have your gender party after the ultrasound and would i still have a normal baby shower after doing the gender party further along in my pregnancy

  8. Alisha says:

    Missy –

    Really the timing for a gender reveal party and baby shower are completely up to you. I would recommend however, that you plan to have a gender reveal party and soon after the ultrasound at which you can find out the gender (usually 20 weeks) as possible. It would be too hard to wait, especially if you will be finding out the gender alongside your guests, as we did. The shower can be any time after that, or even after the baby arrives. OR you could combine the two parties.


  9. melody croley says:

    I love this site!!!! we are adopting a baby gender unknown until sono next week!! The birthmom is young and missed out on not having a babyshower with her first baby. We are fast becoming friends and I wanted to do something different an adoption gender reveal shower! I am preparing for the shower for 8-9 weeks away! We thought how much fun for her and me!!! knowing how much we were going to love her child. Any other special ideas please email me! melody

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