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5 DIY Gender Reveal Party Ideas (When You’re on a Budget)

In this post you can find DIY gender reveal party ideas that are easy to make with materials you can find right at home!

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Gender reveal parties might not be for everyone. The stress of spending money on a party when you are about to bring a tiny human into the world can be daunting!

For me, at the beginning of my second trimester, I had just finished graduate school, and money was tight! However, with the support and encouragement of my sister, I was able to have a low-budget, and super fun gender reveal party for my first baby.

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DIY Gender Reveal Party Ideas

Nuts or No Nuts

Which will your guests favor?

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This decoration is adorable for a gender reveal party.

I cut out two shapes from pink and blue cardstock paper.

Then, with a sharpie, I wrote nuts on the blue shape, and no nuts on the pink shape.

Lastly, I attached them to bamboo skewers.

There you have it! A super cheap easy treat for your guests.

Wear Your Guess: 

Gender Reveal Party Ideas

This is a fun guessing game that you guest can play!

Place this guessing game right by your front door so that guests wear their gender prediction as soon as they walk in.

Like the previous DIY idea, this DIY game is so simple and cheap to make!

I ordered a pack of 50 clothespins from Amazon because I knew I could recycle them for the baby shower or another craft idea.

All you have to do is you paint the ends (where you squeeze the clothespin) blue or pink, and that’s a wrap.

Your guests pick the colored clothespin with the color they think will be the baby’s gender and voila!

DIY Gender Reveal Favors

Gender Reveal Party Ideas

Since my reveal was in the winter, I got a pack of mini Cinnamon Fireball shots to warm everybody up. Also, Fireball is relatively cheap! But, not everyone likes Fireball, so choose the mini bottle of your liking!

You could also pick something nonalcoholic as well! We knew we had guests that liked to indulge, so we knew they would enjoy this favor!

We attached a personalized message with card stock and ribbon to each bottle.

For the message, I designed a message on my computer and printed it out on the same pink cardstock paper.

It says: “Whether pink or blue, we’re happy to spend this day with you.”

DIY Diaper Raffle:

Gender Reveal Party Ideas

This DIY diaper raffle was my FAVORITE part of deciding to have a gender reveal party.

We asked the guests coming to our party to bring a pack of diapers, and in turn, they could enter a prize raffle!

I also repainted this awesome wipe container that I was about to put in recycling and reused it for my baby shower.

Then, with the same pink cardstock paper as the previous DIY gender reveal party ideas, I wrote my own sign and tickets for this raffle!

I received so many diapers that I did not not need to buy diapers for the first 11 months of Lennox’s life. I call in a win, win.

DIY Diaper Raffle Gift

Gender Reveal Party Ideas

I’m glad I got to share a few of my favorite gender reveal items with you. I had a blast making them and, it didn’t put a dent in my pocket. Also, I received a lot of diapers and enjoyed the company of my closest friends and family. Thank you for reading.

The Southern Thing

Monday 12th of August 2019

These are such cute ideas!!

Laurin Ruprecht

Tuesday 13th of August 2019

Thank you!!! I had a lot of fun with them.


Friday 9th of August 2019

These are very cute ideas and I love that it is inexpensive! I'll have to pass this on to my daughter in law when and if they plan on having more children!

Laurin Ruprecht

Tuesday 13th of August 2019

Yes, the inexpensive aspect is key, especially since after you have the baby the costs will add up.


Friday 9th of August 2019

L-M-A-O with the "nuts and no nuts"! I wish I had done something like that with our gender reveal lol. I didn't really do a gender reveal party and regret it.

Laurin Ruprecht

Tuesday 13th of August 2019

Gender reveals are not for everyone, but it is truly a cute way to celebrate before baby arrives!

Laura Jafarkhani

Friday 9th of August 2019

Such cute ideas! I had see. A few but not all of those. I like the color clothespin idea because then people can’t change their guess last minute lol.

Laurin Ruprecht

Tuesday 13th of August 2019

Thank you! There are so many cute gender reveal ideas out there, and if I would have had more space at the time, I would have gone crazy party planning. I love a good DIY, especially an affordable one.


Friday 9th of August 2019

I was cracking up with the nuts and no nuts. Genius. Your ideas for the favors and the raffle are simple and inexpensive. Love them! I now wish I had one of these kinds of parties. I think it's easy to adapt a baby shower to include a reveal, and some of these ideas of yours!

Laurin Ruprecht

Tuesday 13th of August 2019

Thank you! I absolutely reused some of the ideas here for the baby shower. Especially the diaper raffle, and boy did I have a lot of diapers stockpiled. I didn't have to buy diapers for the first ten months of Lennox's life! I was quite impressed.