Gender Reveal Party Pins

Today I’m sharing how I made the bow tie and bow pins for our gender reveal party.  They were super easy to assemble and didn’t cost less than $5 to make.  I thought they were a great way for our guests to wear their guesses.  I felt awkward telling people to wear blue or pink clothing so this was my compromise.  I will say, it was fun to walk around and see everyone’s guess.

How to make gender reveal party pins


•  paper cut-outs of bow ties and bows
•  pin backs (JoAnn Fabric)
•  hot glue

My friend, Jacque, was kind enough to help me make the bow ties and bows.  We used sturdy scrapbook paper.  Here’s the link to the Silhouette templates (bowties | bows), if you have a Silhouette or know someone with one.

If you don’t have a machine that can cut out images, you can always trace and cut them out by hand.  Of course that’s very time consuming.  You can purchase cut-outs of these shapes on Etsy as well.  Just type in “gender reveal bow cut-outs” or something similar.

bow pins

Once you have your cut-outs, grab your glue gun.  Put a little bit of glue on the back of the pin back and press it onto the backside of your cut-out.

how to make gender reveal pins

I made sure mine were for right-handed people (don’t hate lefties– I’m married to one), so it’d be easier for the majority of people to put them on.  Right the gluing process until all of your cut-outs are done.

gender reveal pins how to

I set the bow ties and bows on our entryway table so people could put on their guesses as they arrived for the gender reveal party.

gender reveal party welcome table

I made about double what I needed.  We had around 20 people at the party so I made 20 of each just to be on the safe side.

gender reveal party 2


  1. Sarah says

    Love your reveal party! How did you make the cute print-outs that you framed (Old Wive’s Tales, Blue or Pink)? Any chance you could share those as printables? They are adorable!

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