Gender Reveal Party Invitations

Earlier this month, I went on a search for invitations for our gender reveal party.

I wanted them to be somewhat gender-neutral, and not too much like baby shower invitations. I checked Walmart, I checked Target, I checked Hobby Lobby. None of these stores quite had what I was looking for.

Gender reveal parties are a fairly new trend, so I wasn't expecting to find something that would be perfect right away - but I just couldn't find something that gave the feeling that I wanted.

So I did what any girl would do in such a situation - I decided to make my own! I think they turned out pretty cute. Here's what I did.

Several months ago I was in search of some blank notecards, and I came across the Gartner Paper Pail at Target. Basically it's just a box full of little cardstock cards and matching envelopes - 200 of them. I've been using it for my thank-you cards, just-because cards, and whatever-else-you-can-think of cards ever since, and it hasn't run out yet. I decided the set would also work nicely for making gender reveal party invitations.

I bought some nice patterned scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby as well, then I went home and got to work.

Basically I just used the little notecards and spruced them up a bit. I cut out little squares of the scrapbook paper and glued them together with the notecards (with my handy-dandy glue stick). I printed up the information for the party (I used white cardstock and regular paper - both worked fine), cut them into little squares, and glued them on top of the patterned paper. Then I just punched a couple holes in one corner and tied on a little ribbon bow (I think it made them look finished).

Here's the finished product:

Gender Reveal Party Invitations

Wording for our Gender Reveal Party invitations:

"Boy or Girl?
You're invited to our Gender Reveal Party!
Come to enjoy some food and games, and to find out Baby [Last Name's] gender!
When: October 30th, 2010
Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (or whenever)
Where: Derek and Callie's House
[Our Address]
RSVP: Call or e-mail Callie to let us know if you can come! Phone: [phone number]. E-mail: [e-mail address].

No gifts, please - just bring yourselves!"


I'm quite happy with the way they turned out, and I've gotten a couple compliments on them already! The matching envelopes really made them feel official - and I bought a silver marker for writing the addresses on the darker colored envelopes. They looked pretty spiffy when I dropped them off in the mail, if I do say so myself.


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Ashley said...

so cute! I can't wait ot hear how it goes and more importantly what you are having!!

T, C, and E said...

So cute! And I take it your baby was not modest and showed his/her stuff?!? Can't wait to see pictures of your party! :)

Chloƫ said...

So fun!! They came out cute.

I'm so excited for this! And did you ever decide on how to reveal? Or is that a secret, too? :]

Anonymous said...

CUTE! :)
So... did babykins cooperate then?!! Can't wait to hear!

Claire said...

That is so fun!!! Those invitations look soooo cute! You're making me wish I'd done gender reveal parties with my girls!

Anne said...

These are so cute! I love them :) Can't wait to find out what you are having!!!!

Mrs. A said...

yay I'm hopeful that since you're posting about your party and getting excited that things went well at your appointment and now you are certain of what Baby is. It's the most amazing feeling to say he or she isn't it :)

Rachel and John said...

I love them, especially the little bows! I hope your party goes well and I can't wait for you to tell us all if baby is a boy or girl!

Amber Hansen said...

Very cute...well done, Callie! Sounds like it will be quite the party ;)

Heather said...

Those are adorable!! How fun! :)

Jenene said...

Those are so cute, and so easy! I have the same kit, only I haven't had a chance to use it yet. Now I have a little inspiration if and when I do need them.

I hope you have a lovely party.

Julie S. said...

Those are so cute! I can't wait to know!

Melanie said...

How fun! They turned out great Callie..and you just cant go wrong by doing it yourself!

Natalie said...

i bought one of those paper pails to make a friend's shower invites last winter and i have used them a ton! your invites look great : )

Jessica said...

Those are so cute! Great job!

cait said...

These are great! I almost always take the DIY approach. Nice choice! Our friends just had a party like this...it was so fun! They even revealed the name through a game of hangman. On the way in everyone put on a blue or pink clothespin to represent their guess. So cute!! :) Enjoy and can't wait to find out the gender of your little one!

Amanda Godin said...

I love the invitations! They're adorable! I hope your party is wonderful! How are you managing to keep it a secret in the meantime?! :)

Rebecca Louise. said...

I love them. I love how they r all a bit different :)

Diana Hill said...

HOw cute!I stumbled on your blog looking for wording for gender reveal invites.I hope you don't mind if I borrow from your idea! I hope your party went well and Congratulations!!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the ideas im a guy looking for invitations but have no idea what to sayin them. lol

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