Photos from my sister’s stork themed gender reveal party.
When I found out I was having a baby girl, I drove to the bakery, bought a frosted pink sugar cookie, and sent a photo of the cookie to my family– a super quick and easy gender reveal. However, my sister knows how to throw beautiful parties, and she also knows how to create lots of happy anticipation of these beautiful parties. She planned a gorgeous stork-themed gender reveal party that I’d love to share with you today!
An Impressive DIY Stork Piñata
The inspiration for the party came from this stork piñata DIY created by the brilliant ladies at The House Lars Built. My sister tackled this project weeks in advance. She carefully cut out cardboard wings and applied hundreds of white tissue paper strips– a real labor of love.
My sister has the patience, the attention to detail, and the commitment to complete these intensive projects. The final product is so beautiful, it’s almost a shame to take a baseball bat to it. But once you make a piñata, there’s no sense in keeping it, even if it’s the prettiest DIY piñata you’ll ever see.
Custom Sugar Cookies
My sister kept the colors for the party neutral and her refreshments reflect that choice. She ordered intricate gray and white cookies frosted with royal icing from Salt Lake cookie artist, Tangled with Tinkering. (You should check out her Instagram Stories because it’s really fun to watch her in action!) Those fluffy clouds are my favorite.
She created simple paper cloud garlands and finished off the décor with vases of full white hydrangeas.
I watched the gender reveal via FaceTime. Our nieces and nephews took swipes at the stork, but the band of preschoolers couldn’t destroy it! Ultimately my brother-in-law did the honor: pink lollipops rained down to announce that they’re expecting a baby girl in early 2018.
These pictures almost make me feel like I was there. I hope you can also get a feel for how fun it is to attend a party when my sister is involved in the planning!
What About You?
All of this is a whole lot fancier than my single pink cookie, but there’s room for all kinds of ways to make these exciting announcements!
Did you throw a gender reveal party? Or did you put together a gender reveal photo shoot to share with friends and family on social media? I also know couples who choose not to learn the sex of their baby, so it’s a big surprise until the birth. I’d love to hear what you did in the comments.