Baby Showers

Boy or Girl? {Gender Reveal Party}

July 21, 2011 by post tags

We are so excited that today is DIY Thursday because that means we get to share an awesome idea with you – a gender reveal baby shower!! Imagine a totally gender neutral party (we choose pretty green and grey hues, but grey and yellow could be equally cute), where the parents find out, together with their friends and family, if their precious bundle will be a boy or a girl! We just LOVE it!

Seven Swans, powered up the usual DIY team to include the fabulous Annari from Nelle Cakes (that ruffle cake is GORGEOUS!). We even got Nicola to help us style this pretty party and the absolutely lovely Claudia De Nobrega from VDA STUDIOS captured our delightful morning (she did a great job, didn’t she!?).

We designed an invitation, heaps of bunting, two different kinds of food labels as well as some games to add to the fun of the special occasion. You can download these from the links at the end of the post. Annari, shows you which yummy bits goes well with the colour scheme (we added meringues, marshmellows, mints, white chocolate truffles and of course cupcakes is a must!) and made the cake which will reveal the secret!

As soon as the ultrasound can reveal whether you are having a boy or a girl, instead of telling the proud parents to be, let them write it down on a piece of paper and secure in an envelope. Hand the envelope over to your baker (hint, hint… Nelle Cakes!) and they will create a perfectly secretive cake.

It’s a BOY!!!! ;)

The beautiful green scale is from Nest Vintage Shop in  Stellenbosch. Glass jars and bottles supplied by Nest Vintage Shop,  Nicola’s mom and Annari’s grandmother. To rent a beautiful oak table like this, contact Lisa at or Rina-Marie at

Have fun!

xx Anelle from Seven Swans and Annari from Nelle Cakes

Pretty Blog Gender Reveal DIY by SEVEN SWANS – Invitations

Pretty Blog Gender Reveal DIY by SEVEN SWANS – Bunting (A3 file)

Pretty Blog Gender Reveal DIY by SEVEN SWANS – Dear Baby Game

Pretty Blog Gender Reveal DIY by SEVEN SWANS – Boy or Girl Game ( A3 file)

Pretty Blog Gender Reveal DIY by SEVEN SWANS – Ribbon Tag

Pretty Blog Gender Reveal DIY by SEVEN SWANS – Tentcards


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21 Responses to “Boy or Girl? {Gender Reveal Party}”

  1. Mike Louie October 18, 2011 at 1:32 am #

    Wonderful article… we pretty much did everything in this post last Saturday… thought you would enjoy this 3 minute video of my family and friends discovering the gender of our upcoming twins. :)

    Totally recommend this party idea for all expecting parents!

  2. Emily January 29, 2012 at 11:52 pm #

    Oh, I love th “cast your vote” idea and the pennants. So cute!

  3. Lorri Pohl January 31, 2012 at 10:48 pm #

    We have had a blast helping moms that are having gender reveal parties. We make custom rugs for nurseries, and you are going to need a rug anyway why not unroll the rug to reveal the sex of the baby. Just choose the size, Shape, the rug colors, the initial or monogram for both sexes & have your doctor or friend call us or email us the sex of the baby. We will then make your gender reveal rug & ship it when you tell us to. The rug will be shipped so that you will not see if it is a boy or a girl until you unroll it. You can contact us at

  4. Jen March 2, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    Thanks so much for sharing this DIY gender reveal! I was excited but wished I had time to make decorations for our gender reveal this weekend then I found this yesterday and fell in love! Thanks so much for all the time and effort and especially providing the printables! What a blessing that was to find and be able to use. I can’t wait to tell my family!

  5. Ally Jean August 13, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

    Saw these printables on Pinterest and thought they were too cute! I featured them on my blog with a collection of DIY Gender Reveal ideas!



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