Revealing the gender of your baby is such a HUGE ordeal now, and I don’t blame anyone. It is a big moment during a pregnancy.
MG and I didn’t want to be surprised, but we wanted to surprise others. I’m actually not good with surprises anyway, but I enjoy it so much to give other people that satisfaction. We found out the gender around 13 weeks (typically it’s confirmed around 20 weeks), and from there, we were already starting to plan on how we would tell our parents.
After doing some research on where I could purchase items, I decided to make my own because it’s wayyy cheaper, and you can pick out your own fun designs. We picked out some fun wrapper covers (gender neutral of course), and the inside was filled with the gender color (blue for boy or pink for girl).
Since my parents live in Texas, we mailed the poppers to them. My soon-to-be brother in law helped us ensure there was no peeking, and also initiated Facetime so that MG and I could watch. It was epic (see last post for the video).
Use this DIY tutorial from Oh Happy Day to make the poppers. They also have a great template to wrap around the cylinder.
I did a few things differently:
- Added another cover layer on top so that I could choose some fun designs
- Added a circular cover on the top with white cardstock
- Added a SUPER slim piece of paper tape on the sides to stick the covers onto the tops
Are you interested in a gender reveal? If you did one already, how did you unveil the news? I’d love to hear about it!
Proud mama to a baby girl,