Originally posted on www.the1sthundred.com, but it’s still me, y’all!
Move over balloon boxes and gender reveal cakes! I came up with the idea for a science themed gender reveal when I wanted something off beat and creative and started to think about what sorts of things change colors. I thought, “Experiments change colors!”, and from there, my science theme gender reveal was born. Read the captions for what I did and how I did it. Please share and pin and, enjoy my unique and affordable scientific reveal!
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COME SEE OUR SECRET CONCOCTION!
I had these children’s science invitations customized into a gender reveal party with a: Come See Our Secret Concoction headline. The beakers of blue and coral set the color scheme and I adore how it looks like doodles in a school notebook. You MUST check out the Etsy seller, Dee Dub Desgins who designed my party package. She has excellent products and she knew I was crunched for time and got it to me all within 24 hours!
Atom cupcake toppers on top of Gigi’s mini cupcakes: chocolate chip, Reese’s cup, wedding cake, & blackberry cobbler
To feed 25 on a budget, we used good ole’ hot and ready pizzas from Little Ceasars for 5 bucks a pop.
Coordinating notebook-esk water bottle labels I had printed with : Baby Potion Drink With Caution. They have coral color vials on them as well, not seen in this picture.
Party Favors: Color change bath fizzers for the kids. This favor compliments with the reveal experiment later. I bought a pack of black tags at Hobby Lobby and used foam scrapbook letters to spell experiment phrases (aka the best ways to avoid ugly handwriting). Elmo fizzes: 1 dollar a bag! Ribbon: 1 dollar at dollar store Tags and Letters: with coupons, 4 dollars for both
I saw a board like this on Pinterest for a children’s party where they made words look like they were made up of elements from the periodic table. The numbers across “Reveal Laboratory” make up my due date. I borrowed the beakers from a friend who is science teacher: Free 99 Dry Ice: 8.50 for 5 pounds
Everything was science themed including the wording to my pre-reveal voting game:
“Cast Your Hypothesis”
Dee Dubs Design made me a sheet of blank beakers and everyone wrote their name on one and put it in the beaker that had the sex they thought we were having. Here instead of boy/girl, to go with the theme, we used chromosome gender: XX girl, XY boy
The prize won by the name we drew from the winning beaker:
Make Your Own Potion: a 10 dollar gift card to a create your own frozen yogurt shop. I made this tag with scrapbook paper, scrapbook sticker letters I already had, a plain white extra Hobby Lobby gift tag I had, and by cutting up an extra invite and gluing the beakers on the front.
Name Tags: We each wore a DNA contributor (#1 and #2) name tag on our lab coats which I thought was a fun themed idea. We borrowed lab coats from a friend who is a professor at our local college: Free 99. Name Tags: 1 dollar for 25 at the dollar store Our glasses were also from the dollar store for a dollar each with the lens popped out.
Tag: Big Sister Prototype
Tag: Big Sister Latest Model
THE BABY BOMB!!!! This is the “experiment” piece itself. Most experiments that change color involve toxic chemicals or too much work. I took three layers of black panty hose from Walmart that come in those little plastic snap containers and wrapped a colored bath bomb fizzer inside. The panty hose concealed the color and I added a tie and a question mark and fashioned it into a bomb. So fun! I untied the top, dropped it in a huge vase with bubbling dry ice and stirred and……
IT’S A GIRL!
Coming home outfit! I love unique prints. I bought this with Lance after we had the ultrasound from an electic kid’s boutique in my hometown.
Name That (baby) Concoction. Come on, I had to do a name reveal, too! Everyone gathered round for a good old science version of hangman. I guess if they filled up the beaker before guessing the name, I could never tell them my child’s name and they would just have to refer to her in pictures and symbols like Prince. These black foam boards came from Walmart for 2 dollars each and the white opaque pen, from Michael’s for 1.79.
Lance rode the “dorky science guy theme” train hard.
AND THE NAME IS……
About the Name:
Mendel (men-dull): Mendel, like my other girl’s names, is Hebrew. It means “one who comforts” and “wise”. Probably one of my greatest strengths is comforting and giving advice to those I love. I even did it as a career before staying at home with my girls. Also, my spiritual gift is wisdom/discernment. In a special way, this is like naming her after me in a different way than just giving her my name. It’s unique with a rich personal meaning, all while being old and uncommon. Naming my daughter this is dear to me. Months ago I wrote it on our shower walls with bath crayons to see it everyday and to give Lance subtle messages about names I liked. It’s true.
Covington: This name comes from a place in our hometown that is significant to Lance and I’s love story. For those of you who don’t know, I told my mom I would marry Lance in 6th grade, finally dated him in 9th grade, fell in love, and in true 15 year old fashion, broke up with him 9 months later. For almost 4 years while I with another guy, Lance loved me, pursued me, and yes, tried to kiss me any chance he could even though I had a boyfriend. It was on this street, Covington, that after almost four years of being apart, he kissed me again and I knew that I would marry him. 2 years later, we did. I think it’s neat to pass down a piece of our love story to our children. One day my grand-kids will ask, “Where does the name Covington come from?”, and they will hear the love story of their grandparents. History with a name is wonderful.
So without further adieu, and definitely last but not least, the final name tag:
Thank you so much for stopping by and looking at my party. Creativity excites me and so does the occupation of my uterus so it was the perfect storm for me to celebrate our last child. If you enjoyed this post, pin and share away! Follow me here on the1sthundred.com.