A Guide to Planning a Budget for Your Gender Reveal Party
Gender Reveal Party On a Budget
Gender reveal parties are more popular than ever because they're an exciting way to bring family and friends together to celebrate finding out the sex of the baby. Parents can choose to ask the sonographer to keep it a secret by putting the results in a sealed envelope or they can find out ahead of time and surprise everyone else at the party. To be sure the day is special, one thing you'll want to take into consideration is how much to spend on the party. At Gender Reveal Celebrations we pin point where you can save and what you should splurge on for your newest family member!
Finding a Venue
Choosing the perfect venue for your party depends on how many people you plan on inviting and how you plan to reveal the gender. This type of party can be held almost anywhere, such as your own backyard, a friend's house, a park, or even your favorite restaurant. If you decide on using a gender reveal powder cannon, you would want to make sure the venue is outdoors because they can create quite the mess indoors. The cost of renting a venue greatly depends on where you choose to have it. You can spend anywhere from nothing upwards to $200 or more.
Even if the parents find out ahead of time what the gender of the baby is, the decorations should remain gender neutral. This helps add to the element of the surprise and not give anything away to your guests. Parents can decorate with plenty of pink and blue decor so the guests will have no idea until the big moment. Decorating can cost anywhere from $50-$100, depending on how large the venue is and the type of decorations you use.
Determining the Menu
It's a good idea to feed your guests, but the menu for your gender reveal party does not have to be elaborate or costly. You could even ask your guests to bring their favorite dish and have a potluck to keep the cost down as much as possible. If you plan the gender reveal party mid-afternoon, you can keep the food choices simple and serve a variety of snacks and finger foods.
Adding specially made gender reveal desserts and snacks can increase your food budget by at least $100, but you can cut this cost by making your own. If you stick to finger foods, plan on each guest having 3-4 snacks per hour, so the average cost greatly depends on how many guests come.
Fun Activities for the Group
Every gender reveal party should have activities for the guests to participate in and add to the excitement of the big reveal. Bib decorating is one of the most popular activities among guests who don't have to be experienced artists to decorate a fun item you'll be able to cherish for years to come. Plain white bibs can cost as low as $1-$2 each if you buy them in bulk, making them fairly inexpensive.
There's also a fun game that involves trying to prevent the guests from saying the word baby. Guests start off wearing a clothespin and whoever hears another guest saying the word "baby," gets to take the clothespin. The guest with the most wins the game. Look for plain wood clothespins, which are fairly inexpensive
Ideas for the Big Reveal
There are many ideas for the big reveal. One idea includes baking a cake with either pink or blue on the inside so when the cake is cut, the color reveals the gender. This can cost anywhere from $20 to $40, depending on where you have it made.
Another more exciting idea is using gender reveal confetti cannons. This inexpensive option is less than $15 and involves cannons being fired and shooting out pink or blue biodegradable confetti up to 15 feet in the air. With our Gender Reveal Confetti Bundle you receive 2 pink and 2 blue so you are ready no matter what. Our goal is to help make your gender reveal party as easy as possible.
Another neat, yet inexpensive idea is to fill pink or blue balloons with helium and stuff them inside of a big box. When the box is opened the pink or blue balloons float out revealing the gender. This idea costs less than $10.
You can also go with a blue or pink candy-filled pinata. Parents can take turns giving the pinata a good whack until the pinata breaks open and the candies fall out. A pinata costs around $15 to $20, and candies can cost $5 to $10.
Gender reveal smoke bombs are also another way to reveal the gender with a bang. These smoke bombs last anywhere from 60 to 75 seconds and shoot the blue or pink smoke straight up in the air.
Your gender reveal party can be as extravagant or as simple as you want. To make the day special and stress-free, start with a budget you can live with and stick to it.