Hello, Blog World!  Amber again.  Last week, I wrote about creating Gender Reveal Party invitations.  This week, let’s explore decorations.  Honestly, the same decorations you would use for any Baby Shower would be great for a gender reveal party – and the nice thing is that you can use the pink AND blue decorations.  However, it was very important to me that all the decorations I used for Alisha’s party had a dual purpose – either as a gift or part of an activity (which we will talk about next week).  I also wanted the theme of the party to be based on the invitations, which featured a clothesline of cute onesies.  So, I started there.

A huge trend right now among crafters seems to be appliqued onesies.  I decided to make some for my future neice/nephew.  I bought plain white onesies, pink and blue fabric, and some heat’n bond and went to town.  This process was actually not too tough, but if you are on a schedule, make sure you give yourself enough time to do the blanket stitching.  I would estimate that it took me about one movie for every three onesies.  This was not without the help of a friend of mine whose visit from out of town unknowingly volunteered her for sewing duty.  (Thanks, Jodi!)  The onesies turned out GREAT and were hung in a prominent position to serve as a background for pink/blue group photos and present opening.

Another way I used the Boy or Girl theme of the invitations was on a sign asking guests to recommend names for the baby.  This served as a decoration as well as an activity for mingling guests.

In the month before the party, I picked up a few baby accessories on clearance racks, which also served as decorations/gifts.  Pink and blue hats kept the theme going…

…..as well as some little mittens….

The last decoration was a poster that played a crucial role in one of the activities.  Again, I will write more in-depth about the activities next week, but this will give you a little sneak peak.

Check back next week for ideas for games and activities to include at your baby gender reveal party.


If you are new to this “How to Throw a Baby Gender Reveal Party” series,

Click here for photos and a rundown of the fabulous party Amber threw for me (Alisha of SnugasaBugBaby)

Click here for help creating your gender reveal party invitations.

Click here for some fun baby gender reveal party activities you can do.

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

Click here for a showcase of the great parties that other people have thrown!

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


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  1. Kim @Kims Kandy Kreations says:

    I love the idea of throwing a party for the gender of the baby. It’s such a fun way to celebrate every aspect. I think it’s awesome how you used useful items in the decorating. I LOVE THAT! It keeps you from having a bunch of stuff that you will never use again and allows you to give some cute gifts to the mom-to-be. Those onesies are the cutest ever!

    I’d love it if you would like this project on our new Party themed blog link party here: http://kimskandykreations.blogspot.com/2011/02/shindig-saturday-party-blog-hop.html

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