From Cigall...As the founder of Mazelmoments.com, I welcome any reason to throw a party so when it was time for my husband Jeff and I to find out the sex of our baby (due October 28!), we decided to host our own gender reveal party. The party took place on Memorial Day in New York City. With my background in the event industry, I have seen countless inspired ideas for many occasions so for this, I was looking for something a bit different with a “backyard glam” theme.
Our Manhattan apartment building has a lovely courtyard that’s held several barbecues over the years, making it the perfect setting once again. We accented the space with sparkles and the necessary "bling," and paired it with a fuchsia, navy and silver colors.
There were many unique details to note such as the guests' baby photos serving as their place cards along with silver glitter flower centerpieces, a “Make Your Own Fruit Salad” bar, sonogram garland, and the sparkly navy and fuchsia polka dot cake.
The highlight of the day was the reveal itself. Everyone was blindfolded, and given a cocktail (and a sparkling "mocktail" for me!). Once all blindfolds were removed, guests saw a bright pink champagne drink with a pink rock candy swizzle stick. It’s safe to say that no one was more shocked than me, since I was certain it was a boy. Just prior to the reveal, we had organized a game where everyone placed a bet on whether they thought it was a boy or girl, and those that were equally surprised were just as happy to hear the exciting news.
We value the fact that the Jewish religion does not typically throw baby showers or receive gifts until the baby is born. Our hope was for our party to be about one thing—sharing the wonderful news with our loved ones. Guests understood not to bring gifts since the real celebration occurs during the baby naming ceremony, which we plan to partake in once baby Goldman has arrived.