I obviously hand wrote my chalkboard art. I wish I would have started sooner and taken a little more time with it, but I waited until the day of the party and I was in a hurry and it pretty much looks terrible! However, it did the job of conveying my theme, since Elijah had nicknamed the baby "Baby Cupcake" from the time he found out I was expecting.
I found the cute pink and blue cups for the cupcakes from Hobby Lobby and plated them on Dollar Store trays that I already had. I filled by candy jars with pink and blue Cotton Candy, butter mints, and pastel M and M's.
Party favors were Hershey's bars with "He" or "She" colored in.
For the big reveal I cut apart a moving box and turned it inside out so that the pre-printed writing would not show. I then decorated it with chalkboard and acrylic paints. My best friend filled the box with the appropriate colored balloons and we hung it from a tree in the front yard.
It was finally time for the big reveal and Elijah got to pull the string to open the box and.....
It's a GIRL! We are so blessed to get to have one of each!
If you are expecting, I so encourage you to throw your own gender reveal party! It is the most exciting party I have ever thrown. It doesn't have to be extravagant to be fun and exciting. Most all of this was put together the day of the party and we had a fantastic time!