I knew I wanted to have a gender reveal party the moment I got a positive pregnancy test. I spent the next sixteen weeks planning and prepping for the big day.
We found out October 11th what our baby was. My mom and I went to the ultrasound ( she helped me cook and make the cake ) and I opted to make the cake so the tech told me the gender. There are several different ways that you can do a gender reveal. You can opt to know and make a cake ( or whatever way you decide to announce ) yourself, you can have the tech put the gender in an envelope and have a friend or family member make the cake ( or whatever else ) for you and you can find a local baker that does gender reveal cakes and have them do it.
There are several different ideas for gender reveal cakes available online. I made myself a board on pinterest with all the ideas I liked and then decided from there which one I liked best. My top three choices were a candy filled cake, a layered cake with colored frosting or frosting filled cupcakes. I picked the cake with a hole in the center, filled with colored candy. When you cut into the cake and pull the slice out, the candy falls out and reveals the gender. I found colored sixlets in the walmart cake isle. You can also use other candies, the choice is yours. Instead of doing a large layered cake and cutting the hole in the middle of the layers, I made a bunt cake. After is cooled, I put it on a cake stand, filled the center with the candy, frosted the whole thing and put frosting over the hole. I then put a pink and a blue rattle on the top and covered the top in pink and blue frosting.
We invited close family and friends to our little get together. First we had dinner and then cut into the cake. Our cake revealed that we were having another little girl.
It was a really fun way to tell everyone the gender. I love hosting parties and it was nice to host one that was for me, instead of the usual birthday parties for my kids.