A Countdown Party: Counting down to the New Year and a Gender Reveal

Events, Motherhood, Pregnancy, Special Events

Countdown party: New Year's Ever Gender Reveal PartyWhen I found out I was pregnant, we could hardly wait to find out if we were having a boy or girl.  I knew we would be having our anatomy scan in late December. I thought that a New Year’s Eve party would be the best time to find out the gender of baby #2!

We aren’t really big into celebrating New Years.  Normally, I’m in bed sleeping by about 10 pm.  But I thought it would be fun if we did something a little different for this gender reveal party.  For Alexie, we had a twinkle, twinkle little star gender reveal party.

But with the holiday colliding with our ultrasound appointment, we decided that we would have a traditional black and gold New Years Eve party. Add in some fun elements, delicious food and a gender reveal and we would have an awesome party on our hands.

Buffet

We kept it simple with food, limiting it to appetisers and snacks.  I made some pizza rolls and chicken wings.  Chocolate fondue and cupcakes added a sweet touch.  There were also various salty snacks placed around the room, served out of some dollar store top hats, to keep things on the theme.

New Year's Eve Gender Reveal PartyMocktail champagne was on the drink menu along with a selection of coffee and tea. The Mocktail champagne was a huge hit with our crowd of kids, pregnant mamas and grandmas. It was great to have something to cheers with when we counted to midnight (actually it was 8:30 pm, but we won’t tell the kids that).

Photobooth

New Year's Eve Gender Reveal PartyWhen I told my mother that we were having a photo booth at our party, and she got so excited. And making our own was really easy.  I got some great props from my local dollar store, including some super cute little fascinator hats.  And you definitely need some fun signs, which I made by printing some fun phrases and glueing them to glitter cardstock and dowels.

new years eve photoboothBlack and gold polka dot wrapping paper made for a cheap and easy backdrop.  I taped it to the wall to make a 5’x5′ square.  An extra lamp served as speciality lighting.  People had so much fun and we were able to document the night.

Gender Reveal

New Year's Eve Gender Reveal PartyFinding out the sex of baby #2 was the most exciting part of the night.  I included a guessing station for our party.  I made some little pink and blue party hats out of glittery cardstock and sequins. Everyone had to make their guess and they pinned on one of the little party hats.   A sign with a few old wives tales and some ultrasound pictures finished off the station and gave people something to help them guess.

For the actual reveal, we had a balloon pop.  We took the sealed results and the balloon supplies to the dollar store, where they assembled it.  We didn’t know what colour the confetti was until we popped it.  It was so much fun and we found out we are having…New Year's Eve Gender Reveal Party
New Year's Eve Gender Reveal Party
… a GIRL!

Our New Years Eve Gender Reveal party was so much fun and now we can really start planning and preparing for this precious baby girl!

 

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