Get your guests involved with this balloon gender reveal idea using a canvas and darts! This easy DIY is such a fun way to find out what gender baby is.
Oh my goodness! I cannot believe I am writing this post right now! I feel like it was just yesterday I was planning the huge gender reveal party bash for our first and making gender reveal scratch-its.
BUT, here we are! And so excited!!
I won’t leave you hanging. In case you missed the reveal video I shared on Facebook last week, here it is for you…
- Canvas with black balloons filled with pink or blue paint. None of us knew (except a friend who was in the corner taking pictures).
- We all had darts.
- We were excited.
- Too excited, and we all missed on the first try.
- Cue the embarrassing laughter!
- My husband had an extra dart in his pocket and finally popped a balloon.
- Cue the cheers!
And that’s how it all went down.
I love how the canvas turned out and will make gorgeous art for the new baby’s room! We did purple and gray everything for Clara so this will be a fun girly change.
All we did to make the canvas was use a funnel to pour shades of blue and shades of pink into 16 balloons, 8 of each color. Then we had them separated and I had my friend come over before the reveal party to peek into the envelope and tack the correct colored balloons on to the canvas.
One little trick we learned was, depending on your canvas, the weight of the paint in the balloons will cause the balloons to fall off the canvas if just pinned to the canvas fabric. We pinned all the edge balloons directly into the wood frame. The middle balloons stayed in with two tacks as long as we were careful and didn’t bump the canvas too much.
Side note: Check out how to make simple tissue paper tassels that made the perfect backdrop complete with a video tutorial.
We are SO excited for another little girl! Well, maybe me more so than my husband. Boys scare me. I know girls. I can do girls. Plus, we have a girl name and no boy name. If you remember, we didn’t name Clara until my due date so not having a name again was a little terrifying.
Clara is SO excited for a little sister! She is going to be the best! She already is perfecting her mommy skills by patting every doll on the back, bouncing them, and rocking them. It’s the cutest!
And in case you saw it on Instagram a few weeks ago, here’s another sneak peek at the gender reveal invitations we sent out to just a few close family and friends. I decided to tie in the paint splatters throughout this party and keep the rest of the party simple!
The first trimester was rough and I feel like I’m just finally getting back on my feet with little time to plan a huge bash. I love how it turned out and am excited to show you a few more details next week.
So, did you guess right?
What do you think of our balloon gender reveal idea?
I love making each baby special and celebrating them — no matter if it was a boy or a girl. This gender reveal was fun, simple, and easy to throw together in under an hour!
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