The Gender Reveal Party happened on Sunday, and it went pretty much exactly how I had envisioned it would. I love it when a plan comes together! Now, of course, if you follow me on Twitter, I did post the reveal, but somehow forgot to on the blog facebook page. I hope no one was let down.
(Somehow I doubt it.)
So this may not be the big “reveal” post for you, but if it is, here we go! :)
I ordered cupcakes from a local cupcake truck and they were DEElicious! I haven’t had a good fudgey chocolate cake in far too long! Of course, they were filled with the reveal color – either blue or pink!
For the beverages, I made cherry limeade (I swear it was a pretty pink in real life!) and, basically, pineapple limeade with blue food coloring. I think I liked the pineapple one best, actually.
The “Cravings Station”: Ding Dongs, French Fries, and Chicken Nuggets (because that’s the only form of chicken I still really enjoy.) I would have gotten pizza, but I was tired of spending money (true confessions) and didn’t want to run an errand on the day-of. Also, strawberry shakes deserve an honorable mention, but that seemed a little too complicated for a group setting.
I made all the chalkboard-like printables in Photoshop. I basically hodge-podged together some ideas from various blog tutorials. So I don’t have anything downloadable for you. One day I’ll learn how to do that.
Of course, you can’t have a gender reveal party without the customary blue or pink attire. Even though we already knew the big secret, we still dressed up in both. (How often do you have a ready-made occasion for pink pants???)
The boys even got into the spirit:
(They’re still wearing them. They love swag.)
I also had a chalkboard set up, half so the guests could all write down their votes “officially,” but also because I wanted to make sure all our long-distance family and friends (and all y’all fine BBs!!) could be here in spirit! I’m pretty sure I got everyone, mega-apologies if I missed you! I really tried to stay on top of it!
By the way, thanks to all of you who “participated” in the chalkboard vote. I don’t have to tell you how much this community has blessed my life the last nearly 5 (wow!) years. Having y’all represented in absentia made the day extra-special!
After about an hour of socializing and swapping stories and generally seeing how long we could drag this out ;) we finally gathered ‘round the kitchen island and let everyone bite into a cupcake!
What was the result?????
And I’ve rewatched the ultrasound video several times, we are definitely getting a girl! :)
We are both very excited! I’m having the time of my life filling up our registries with flowers, ruffles, and zebra print :) Halfway!!