Two and a half weeks ago, my husband and I had our first fetal ultrasound and found out the gender of our little peanut. We kept it a secret and to ourselves until last night when we threw a gender reveal party for our parent, siblings, grandparents and a few close friends.
Thanks to my love and addiction for Pinterest, I learned about gender reveal parties before we even got married. I was seeing pins from other boards I was following so I too, started poking around at baby ideas long before I was pregnant. I was undecided for a while on the whole idea of a party and didn’t want to do a big huge thing, but the more I thought about it and the more fun ideas I found on Pinterest, the more I decided what a fun idea it was. When I asked my husband he was all for it. We thought since we weren’t waiting until delivery day to know what we’re having, why not get some of our immediate family together and reveal the exciting news when everyone is together. We had 15 people and it was an absolute blast!
Food: After changing my mind about one thousand times on what to feed our guests, I decided to make a homemade tomato sauce for two big trays of lasagna with a salad and garlic bread for the main meal. I had cheese, salami, crackers, veggies with hummus dip and spinach and cheese croissants for appetizers. And for dessert, the most important part I ordered custom gingerbread cookies, half baby boys and half baby girls, a cake, ice cream, decorated Hershey bars and pink and blue rock candy.
A gender reveal game: Most people do the chalkboard thing where people mark their guess under boy or girl which I really love but because I dropped the ball on getting a chalkboard, I came up with an idea all on my own. I bought pink and blue balloons, some were used to decorate the house and the rest I put into two different bowls. I asked everyone after dinner to choose blue if they thought it was a boy and pink if they thought it was a girl. We asked everyone to blow up their balloons and we took a few pictures. There were a lot more blue balloons than pink, but were they right…?
How we revealed the gender: Soooo, what are we having and how did we reveal the big news? After seeing hundreds of ideas on Pinterest, and loving almost all of them I decided to order a cake from a bakery. I requested the outside be vanilla frosting covered with pink and blue question marks with “Boy or Girl” written on the top. I explained to our guests the inside the cake would reveal the gender. Pink frosting with strawberries for a girl and blue frosting with blueberries for a boy. Sooo, what was inside…?! Scroll down a little further to see!
That’s right, it’s a GIRL! We’re both so over the moon excited. We would have been happy either way, but deep down I always had a feeling I would have a girl first and was secretly hoping for a girl. A mommies best friend and a daddy’s girl! I always tell my husband that little girls gravitate to him, because it’s true! Little girls love him. The night of my ultrasound I took one of our pictures and had “Daddy’s Girl” written on it in pink and sent it to my husband, he teared up and told me he was excited. It melted my heart.
The whole night was a blast and we both went to bed saying how thrilled we were to have thrown such a fun and different party. Side note, before I cut into the cake I asked everyone who chose a blue balloon to hold it up. As I cut the first slice to reveal the pink frosting I said, “Because you’re dead wrong!” Everyone started laughing, cheering and congratulating us. I thought it was hilarious that some people were so convinced we were having a boy. People kept telling me they thought because of how I’m carrying it was a boy, but that’s nothing more than an old wives tale.
We’ll be taking professional gender reveal pictures this weekend, but here are a few more fun pictures from our party! A night to be remembered for sure!