Thursday, June 27, 2013

Gender Reveal Party

I wanted to share some pictures from our gender reveal party!!

We invited our immediate family and a few close friends over, to find out if BB Larson was a girl or boy.  We opted to not let the group grow huge and out of control.   I wish we could have had all of our friends and family there, but that would have just been crazy.  I didn't want people to think we were trying to be greedy and have two showers or anything.  We just wanted to share the fun of finding out with a few loved ones. 

We had our results taken by special early-results ultrasound technicians and sealed into TWO envelopes. WITHOUT PEEKING, we took one envelope to a local bakery and asked them to make a cake, with either PINK filling or BLUE filling.  The other envelope stayed sealed until after the cake cutting at the party.  You basically open the second one at the party, after cutting the cake - just to make sure the bakery made the cake the right color.  How confusing would it have been if they didn't match?!  
Thankfully, our results were right on!

Yea... Not opening this 2nd envelope was akin to waiting for Christmas morning as a child. ;]

I made moustaches and lips as fun party props!

Eric drilled holes in some mini-masons and I cut pink and blue fabric to decorate the jars.

 What would a party be without a pretty dessert table??

Champagne and sparkling apple cider with "team-pink" and "team-blue" ribbons 

Time to guess

   We decorated the night before.  We ended up throwing the party at the Husb's parent's house because we had some MAJOR plumbing issues happening at our house.  Luckily my in-laws are super nice and they didn't mind us crashing their house, hanging things all over their ceiling  and inviting a group of people over...  

By the time the day arrived, I was soooo excited to find out!  I can absolutely understand that for some parents, waiting until the birth adds a ton of excitement- but we could NOT wait.   There was just no way.  It was hard enough waiting until the party!  

Some of the guests joined in the fun of wearing pink if they were guessing it was a girl- and blue if they were guessing it was a boy.  I know it's a little gender stereotype-y, but oh well- what'erryagonna'do...

Now came the fun part.  Cutting the CAKE!

Baby...  is... a... BOY!!!

 It was such an emotional moment...  I immediately started crying(and I know I wasn't the only one).  Suddenly I was spinning and STUNNED with emotion, and Eric leaned in and gave me a big ol' kiss, with tears in his eyes as well...

Yea.... We're both crying;]  Happy tears of joy!

It does feel different once you know what you're having.  Little things we were imaging before all became a little clearer, while it opened up brand new doors of daydreaming.  
Suddenly everything felt... Like..  Really... Really... Real! 

We love you already little one! 

October can't arrive quick enough! 

And for the record, my baby boy...  Mommy guessed right.  ;]



  1. Oh I just love your photography, the party, and congratulations on the successful big reveal! Boy oh boy;-)

    xxo following you,


  2. Aw! Such a great idea and how fun!

  3. This is the cutest thing ever, and a fun way to let your family and friends in on the secret!