Gender Reveal Parties are super popular and I love the creativity couples put into sharing the news with their families and friends! There are so many fun ways to take this type of baby shower, but my favorites are when the theme is totally customized to the couple’s passions, loves and personalities. That’s why this Home Run Gender Reveal Party was the perfect theme for expectant parents Erin and Bob, as Bob is an avid softball player. Scroll on down to see all of the fun pictures, find out the gender of the baby, and you’ll understand why this shower was a huge hit!
Diamonds 💠 or Diamonds 💎 Gender Reveal Party
Mother-to-Be Erin Keefer knew an exploding baseball would be a fun way to reveal the gender of their baby to all of their friends and family and developed her theme from there. Playing on the idea of the baseball, she came up with the “Diamonds (baseball) or Diamonds (jewel)” theme and created custom invitations for the party (she runs a stationary shop, EAlexDesigns, by day).
After deciding on the baseball theme, choosing decor was easy! The couple kept things simple and used blues, pinks, baseballs, catcher’s mitts and peanuts! Erin created a printable “Blue or Pink? What Do You Think?” sign for the voting table and guests put their pre-printed names into either the “Girl” jar or the “Boy” jar and grabbed a pink or blue beaded necklace to wear throughout the party.
We love the “Old Wives Tales” printable Erin made to help people make their decision and cast their vote too! Fun little details like this really add a lot to the party and everyone’s heard some kind of old wives tale about what indicates whether it’s a boy or a girl!
The simple addition of peanuts and baseballs in vases, carefree flower arrangements and keepsake baseballs and piggybanks really helped pull together the theme and complete the look.
And no baby shower or gender reveal party would be complete without a sweet treat, right? We love how Erin opted for brownies over a traditional cake! And this beautifully illustrates how cake toppers don’t have to be used only on cakes – you can use them for anything! You can find this “He or She” gold glitter cake topper on Amazon.
Exploding Baseball Gender Reveal
Now onto the part everyone’s been waiting for… Erin found these amazing exploding baseballs on Etsy and they come filled with either a pink or a blue powder so that when they’re hit with a baseball bat and explode… poof your answer is floating in the air! Isn’t that fun?
If baseball isn’t your thing, but you love this idea, the Babykees shop has exploding golf balls, footballs, cannons, soccer balls, basketballs, tennis balls… and the list goes on. If you or your husband is a sports fan, this is such entertaining and unique option!
The set Erin got came with a practice ball and the gender reveal ball…
After the practice swing, Bob was up to bat to find out the gender of their new baby… I love this shot of Erin waiting in eager anticipation!
… and it’s a boy! Home run!
So sweet! We love a good Gender Reveal Party and this baseball themed party sure hit it out of the park! We hope it inspired some ideas for your next party! Be sure to Pin this post for later party planning.
Photographer: Ashton Kelley Photography
Invitation Designer: EAlexDesigns
Exploding Baseballs: Babykees