If you have seen pictures of some reveal parties on Pinterest, they are amazing! We decided last minute to throw a party and had less than 48 hours and were working on a budget! Some of my inspiration for the party can be found on our pregnancy board. The kids helped with the decorating.
They made posters, felt finger puppet bees for party favors, and even bee balloons ( black streamers, a little construction paper and tape). We tried to make do with the supplies we had on hand and bought the big tag-boards for 30 cents each! I also picked up a couple items at the $1.00 store to make decorations – like this one! A copy of the ultrasound glued to a paper plate, topped with a bow and YES, done by my 5 year old! Don’t you like easy, budget friendly decorations that can also be used as keepsakes? I know I do!
I let the kids add their own special touches to everything! – I didn’t want a Pinteresticly perfect party – I wanted to have an opportunity to celebrate family!!!
For a little extra special bonus, I made these little visors (1$ each from JoAnnes and fabric paint from my stash) for the kids the night before and left them on the table the morning of the party. My 2 year old wore his all day! Although the custom made big brother and big sister t-shirts are something I have been eyeing and oogling over for a while, these were in my budget!!!
My five year old wasn’t extreemly interested in the visor (like her little brother), but really liked the sign, “We buzzed in today bee-cause you are special.” During the party, we had everyone at the party add a bee and their names to the poster! I am excited about this one too because all of our friends have signed the poster – making it a cute keepsake for taking with me to the hospital on baby’s birthday!!! As more friends and family stop by, I will have them add their name and bee to the poster!