If you’re planning a gender reveal party, you may be concerned about the costs associated with this event. But don’t worry, you don’t need to break the bank to have a fun and memorable gender reveal party. I wanted to cover some of the best ways to have a gender reveal party on a budget.
This will help you get in the mindset on how to financially prepare for a new baby.
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How to Have an Instagram Worthy Gender Reveal Party on a Budget
Set Your Budget
The very first thing you want to do is to set your budget. Be realistic about how much you want to spend on this party and stick to it! This will help you realize where you can splurge and where you can skimp on items you will need for the party. You really don’t have to spend a lot to have a fun and memorable gender reveal party.
You can save a lot of money by making your own decorations for the party. There are plenty of DIY gender reveal decoration ideas available online that you can make using inexpensive supplies. For example, you could make a gender reveal balloon arch using balloons in pink and blue. You could also create a photo backdrop using streamers or crepe paper. Amazon has some really affordable gender reveal decorations, as well.
The Dollar Tree has pink and blue plates that you can use at your party to save on dinnerware and cutlery.
Simple Food and Drinks
You don’t need to have a fancy catering service to serve delicious food at your party. Keep the menu simple by making easy-to-prepare finger foods like mini sandwiches, fruit skewers, and veggie trays. Even better, if you are having a more intimate gathering make it a pot luck. Have each guest bring a little something to serve. People aren’t afraid to help out the mom to be.
For drinks, you could serve lemonade, iced tea, or a simple punch made with soda and fruit juice. A lot of people like to make one blue punch and one pink punch.
Keep the Guest List Small
The more guests you have, the more money you’ll need to spend on food, drinks, and decorations. Keep your guest list small to save money. Invite close friends and family members only, and consider having the party at home rather than renting a venue.
The smaller the guest list, the more options you have for affordable venues. You can have it in your own backyard or even at a local park. This also helps cut down on the cost of invitations. You can send out invites online to save even more money. Make them yourself on a site like Canva for free!
The Big Reveal
You can also save money by doing the gender reveal yourself. There are plenty of DIY gender reveal ideas available online. For example, you could fill a piñata with pink or blue confetti and have guests take turns hitting it until the confetti falls out. You could also fill a box with balloons in the appropriate color and have the parents-to-be open the box to reveal the gender.
Have a family member make a cake that is pink or blue on the inside. Amazon has some reveal products that are affordable if you don’t want to DIY. Just stay away from anything smoking or explosive.
Skip the Favors
Favors are a nice touch, but they can add up quickly. Skip the favors to save money. Instead, consider taking a group photo with all the guests, and then sending them a digital copy as a thank you. This is a great way to remember the special occasion and thank your guests for attending.
In conclusion, having a gender reveal party on a budget is easy with a little bit of creativity and planning. By making your own decorations, keeping the food and drinks simple, inviting a small group of guests, doing the gender reveal yourself, and skipping the favors, you can have a fun and memorable party without breaking the bank.
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