Oh baby! I had so much fun planning our gender reveal. Right away, I knew I wanted to use a more modern color scheme instead of the traditional blue and pink (still incorporating those colors, just in more muted shades) along with tropical accents to match our beachy lifestyle here in Florida – I found the perfect invitation to set the tone of the party. I hope this gives you inspiration for your gender reveal party -this would even work for a gender neutral baby shower or tropical party!
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The Decor – Inside Our House
As guests entered our house, I had a little rattan table set up with a dried floral vase and team boy or girl stickers to place on a poster with your guess. It was so fun to see everyone’s guess, I highly recommend this!
I kept the decor simple inside with small details like a gold oh baby banner across our tv stand, brown palm lanterns filled with dried tropical greenery spray painted to match our theme, along with little bud vases in the living room.
Main Backdrop by the Pool
The main backdrop for the party was set up on our lanai. My favorite thing about our house are the big sliding glass doors giving the perfect view of our pool and the preserve that our house backs, so this way all of the main decor could be seen from inside the house, too! A gorgeous bamboo screen from Plithos Rentals, floral swag from West & Rock Designs, handmade yarn tassel garland from Rusty Chic Decor and a balloon garland I made created the most amazing backdrop! I was so happy with how this turned out.
Around the pool was decorated with a variety of lanterns and vases from Plithos Rentals filled with greenery from West & Rock Designs. The outdoor bar included the most stunning tropical florals arrangement by West & Rock Designs and a signature cocktail.
Signature Mocktail (Alcohol on the Side)
I made the mocktail with pineapple, grapefruit and guava juice (for the measurements, start with about half of each container, then tase.. the guava and grapefruit are tart so I only did half of each container of those two and a whole container of pineapple juice) — I suggest serving the rum on the side for guests to add themselves, that way you (mama to be!) and if other guests don’t want any alcohol can enjoy it, too!
Food & Dessert
Our kitchen island was filled with all of the food. A beautiful arrangement from West & Rock Designs was the perfect touch of decor. My mom & I made all of the food which included: spinach dip, a fruit tray, garden salad, meatballs, rolls, stuffed shells and a dessert tray filled with mini treats ranging from cheesecake bites to chocolate covered strawberries decorated with oh baby picks. The plates, napkins and flatware were all disposable and matched the theme perfectly!
After guests mingled for a bit, it was time for the reveal! My parents were the keeper of the gender. 3, 2, 1..my husband & I twisted the confetti poppers and pink butterfly confetti was fluttering all around. It’s a GIRL!! We were filled with so much love this day and had a great time celebrating.
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As always, I hope this inspires you for your own gender reveal or other tropical event! xoxo, Lauren