Every year we have a big 4th of July party at my In Laws lake house. Since we were finding out the gender a few days before we decide to plan a fun reveal surprise for everyone. This would mean keeping it a secret for 6 days....this proved to be quite a challenge but in the end it was all worth it! Since we had our name picked out we decided to do a name reveal as well.
I ordered custom M&M's with both our boy and girl name on them in white about 2 weeks before to ensure we would have them in time. Once we found out the gender we picked up a bag of blue M&M's at the store to add to the white ones. I got little boxes at the craft store and blue and pink ribbon. I did half in pink and half in blue.
We had everyone pick a box with there gender guess and when they opened them they could see if there ribbons matched. A few days before I mailed 2 boxes to my grandparents in SC so they could participate and open along with everyone. They were on the phone with my mom when everyone opened the boxes.