Surprise! It’s a….Gender Reveal Party You’ll Love!

We recently threw a Gender Reveal party for three of our preggonistas here at Destination Maternity. We went with traditional pink and blue, but also added a pop of yellow in honor of Alicia, who is choosing to keep the gender of her baby a surprise. I love the addition of the black balloons and chocolate cupcakes, since they add a more modern look.gr5GR3DM-GenderReveal_025gr7DM-GenderReveal_041gr8DM-GenderReveal_051DM-GenderReveal_058gr6DM-GenderReveal_055

As it turns out, Jill is expecting a boy and Kristen is expecting a girl! Our fourth featured mama, Rebecca, already knew prior to the party that she is having a baby girl! As you can see, the ladies popped a balloon to reveal the gender, while the party guests noshed on creamy cupcakes and other sweet treats.  Keep following their journeys and style diaries on the We’re Expecting Too page! For now, here are a couple things our first time mamas in the making had to say about pregnancy and starting a family.

This whole process thus far has been amazing, yet overwhelming at the same time. So many things are changing … but it is all to prepare for our little one. I’m most excited to continue family traditions that my husband and I have been raised with. Coming from big families, these mean so much to us. Also, I’m looking forward to establishing our own traditions as a new little family of three.  Plus an added bonus… the clothes are so cute, so I can’t wait to dress him each day! – Jill

In addition to looking forward to the overall joy children can bring to your life, I’m really excited to find out if I’m having a boy or girl! – Alicia

Alicia, so are we! Congratulations to all our mamas-to-be. –Olivia

DIY Wednesday: Baby Shower String Monogram

A cute and crafty addition to your shower décor, this string monogram project comes courtesy of eyeheartprettythings.com. We adore her use of unconventional colors and how she chose to display it on her dessert table. This super easy DIY only requires a few items which cost under $20 dollars – such a steal for such a sweet shower addition! See the easy pictorial directions below:

DIY

Photo source: eyeheartprettythings.com

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A piece of wood (you could use reclaimed wood or brand new from the hardware store)
  • Paper to trace letters
  • A ruler
  • An Xacto blade (or scissors)
  • Nails
  • Yarn
DIY

Photo source: eyeheartprettythings.com

DIY

Photo source: eyeheartprettythings.com

Recipe Box: Sparkling Cran Razzy

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Have your own happy hour with a delicious MOCKtail! All the taste and none of the guilt make mom-to-be a happy lady. In fall’s favorite flavor, cranberry, your taste buds will definitely thank you.

Try this refreshing, fall-inspired Sparkling Cran Razzy from Eating Well:

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries, for garnish
  • 2 cups cranberry-raspberry juice
  • 2 cups seltzer
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice, plus 4 wedges for garnish

PREPARATION

If using fresh raspberries, freeze them in a single layer for about 1 hour (or overnight) before proceeding with Step 2.

Combine cranberry-raspberry juice, seltzer and lime juice in a pitcher. Divide among 4 ice-filled glasses. Garnish with frozen raspberries and lime wedges.

For more on this recipe and additional ideas from Eating Well, click here.

Game On! Personalize Your Reveal

Sick of the same old gender reveal party ideas? You’re in luck! Miss Party Mom has some clever and crafty ways to spruce up the big reveal.

Share the fun!

Provide a fun game for guests to partake in. Let your friends and family come up with name suggestions for a boy or a girl and place their votes into a jar. This can also serve as a great keepsake item to display in the baby’s nursery.

Cast Your Vote!

Allow guests to vote on the baby’s gender, and then tally it up! Pick a fun prize to award the winning team.

The Big Reveal!

We absolutely love this idea: Have your party store put confetti into a matte, dark colored balloon. When it comes time to reveal, simply pop!

Is it a Boy or a Girl?

Gender Reveal

Gender reveal parties are quickly becoming an adored tradition during pregnancy. From cakes and balloons to confetti and piñatas, these festive occasions are uniquely personalized to each couple and are a creative and fun way to announce your baby’s gender. And although treats and confections have become the norm in revealing if it’s a boy or a girl, we have a few apparel options that we think are just as great!

Why not try one of our adorable tees to make your big reveal? Surprise your guests by changing midway through the party and then reappearing in your new look! Thinking smaller? Our gender revealing frames are the perfect gift for family members. Simply place a copy of your sonogram photo in the frame for a surprise that is sure to be cherished for years to come.

Shop our gender reveal tees and accessories from Motherhood Maternity!

POLL: Which Dress is YOUR Favorite for Your Baby Shower?

POLL: Baby Shower Dresses

We can’t get enough of bright colors, especially for an occasion like your baby shower! Whether a solid, stripe or a textured fabric, pretty dresses in vivid hues are bump musts. So, tell us: which dress would you prefer for this special day, A, B or C?

Shop these baby shower looks from Motherhood Maternity!

  • I'm OLIVE CAPONE MYERS, Style Director for Destination Maternity and lover of all things simple yet stylish!
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