girl or boy? {gender reveal party}

December 1, 2014 § 4 Comments

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Over Thanksgiving while back East visiting family, we had a gender reveal baby shower.  All decorations, food, and colors were neutral with the end of the shower leading up to the big reveal – are we having a girl or boy?  We wanted to share in the celebration of finding out the gender of our little one with everyone we love.

My sister’s boyfriend, AJ, created the invitations and some of my other sister’s volleyball team made all the delicious hors d’oeuvres.  To many people’s disbelief, we did not know the gender of our baby going into the party.  Four weeks ago, we had the “big ultrasound” where our doctor found out the gender, but didn’t tell us.  We asked her to instead seal it in an envelope, which I then sent directly to the baker who was going to put pink or blue icing inside the cake.  So coming into the party only our doctor and baker knew!

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My mom orchestrated everything and had many he/she decorations throughout, making the party a fun guessing game.  There was a hot coco bar with different toppings and homemade marshmallows, gluten-free munchies, and different punches to sip on.

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After the gift giving came the cutting of the cake!  But before we cut, I took an Old Wives Tales test to see what it would predict.  I answered 5 questions pointing to a boy, and 4 for a girl.  Pretty close!

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Then came the big moment.  We sliced into the cake and…

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It was blue icing!  We are having a baby boy and couldn’t be happier! Thank you to everyone who made this day special! And thank you to my sister Chaucee for capturing this day with all these lovely pictures!  You can see more of her work on her blog.

 

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