So this time around I came up with 7 tips to help you plan a Gender Reveal party without breaking the bank...
1. Use your ultrasound pictures for an inexpensive decoration
You can make a banner with your pictures or just use decorative tape to hang them up like I did. I just asked the ultrasound tech if I could have extra pictures and she was happy to oblige. Plus then you get more pictures of your baby! Win, win!
I didn't want to spend a lot of money, but I didn't have anything fun to put the ice cream toppings in. Enter the Michael's dollar bin. I bought cute little jars with chalkboard labels on them and they added a fun touch.
3. Don't spend money on the cutesy stuff like silverware
Instead, buy the plain, boring silverware and jazz it up yourself. I used blue and pink washi tape to add some pops of color and it was extremely easy.
4. Serve dessert instead of a meal
We chose to do a Sundae party instead of plan out an entire meal. It saved me time, energy and money and it was just as fun. Who doesn't love to be fed dessert?
5. Keep the guest list small
The first time around we invited our families plus our entire small group, friends, etc. We loved having everyone there, but this time we only invited our immediate family members. This meant we could have the party at our house and not spend a ton of money.
6. Focus on one area to decorate and keep it simple
You could go crazy decorating with all the pink and blue items that are available, but my advice is to pick one area to focus on. Our focus was our dining room so I bought a cute tablecloth and focused on the table area where the ice cream and toppings were. I also made sure to have an area for people to take pictures as well. (Streamers are the best and cheapest way to do this, in my opinion)
7. Be resourceful and ask to Borrow things!
I could have gone out and bought extra Sundae dishes or ice cream scoops, but instead, I borrowed them. Think about what you have, what you can borrow and what you absolutely must buy. What can you re-use at a future party and what will you never use again that will simply take up storage space?
Happy party planning!
See more details from our Gender Reveal Party here.