To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with.
From the moment I found out I was pregnant, I knew I was on an exciting journey. There are so many things to look forward to, from the first ultrasound to feeling the baby move, but finding out the gender tops my list. For 20 weeks I thought about how I wanted to find out (in a cupcake, through balloons, at a special dinner). On the other hand, my husband was very adamant that we find out together at our appointment, so to compromise I decided to have a party on our anniversary to tell our family.
Sticking with the color scheme for our wedding (which might have been a tad bit girly), invitations went out.
Since it happened to be on our 5th anniversary, I set out wedding albums and memorabilia for guest to look through. Then I hung some of our baby pictures from balloons to keep people guessing what our little one might look like.
Even though the party was on our anniversary, everyone could tell from the minute they walked in the door that it was all about the baby.
With guest arriving in their color of choice, it was obvious what their vote was, but we decided to also have a chalkboard to visually see what people were guessing.
The decorations were kept simple. I bought a few things from TJMaxx and Hobby Lobby, but most of them I made myself, including this banner.
Our parents organized a barbeque for dinner, and I handled the desserts.
I had simple treats like “he” and “she” Hershey bars.
Lemon Crinkle Cookies, which I made from this recipe, placed in color themed cupcake liners filled the table.
For the big announcement, I baked cupcakes and filled the center gender colored frosting.
But before letting everyone in our secret, we took some group photos:
Once everyone had a cupcake in hand, it was finally time to bite in and see.
IT’S A BOY!!!
It was such a fun, memorable night. The decorations might have been a little deceiving, but they were our wedding colors and I do love a good prank. We are absolutely thrilled to be having a little boy! It couldn’t have been more perfect. Hopefully, the next 20 weeks will fly by.
Have you ever attended a Gender Reveal Party?