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Friday, October 19, 2012

{Gender Reveal Party}

When I found out I was pregnant, I debated on whether or not I wanted to know the gender of the baby. I went back and forth about the issue with my husband for weeks,  Ultimately, we decided to find out the gender but we wanted to involve the whole family.  I am never one to pass up an opportunity for a party and finding out the gender of first baby was definitely an occasion to celebrate.  And so I started planning our Gender Reveal Party!

As guest entered our home they were asked to make a guess on whether the baby would be a boy or a girl.  If you choose boy, you got to wear a fuzzy mustache and those who choose girl wore a little bow. My husband and I both guess boy, in fact we are about 90% sure its a boy.  (Don't know why but it is just a feeling I had). I framed our invitation as well as some of our sonogram pictures.

We were doing some remodeling to our living room-so we had a very big open space without furniture! We set up some tables and invited our close friends and family over for dinner.  I purchased most of the items at a Polka dot Market-a very cool online party decor boutique! The rest of the items were made by me! 

With the help of my husband we hung some paper fans, poms and lanterns in the middle of the room.  

Here is a picture of the food set up! I made a basic backdrop using a fabric wrapped board and paper poms.  So very easy and perfect way to tie your party decor  together.  We served sliders, pasta salad and chips and dip.  All things that I was craving at the time! 

Our awesome cake purchased at Society Bakery in Dallas and an old Coke crate as the stand.

Fruit Tarts my husbands favorite! I put them in these cute cups and added some toppers from 
The Type Tree Designs on Etsy.  (Got my invites and place cards here too :) 

Lemonade and Sweet Tea to fill the mason jars with paper straws! 

After dinner we had the future grandmothers ask the parents to be some questions based on old wives  tales. These wives tales were said to "predict" what the gender would be.  It was funny to see every ones reactions to the answers! The suspense was getting to everyone so we all gathered around the table to cut the cake! Here I am with the proud papa! 

And here we are just after we cut the cake! Both in disbelief and my husband examining the cake to make sure it IS truly what it IS!   You can tell by the look on my face that I am in complete shock! One big mistake I made when ordering the cake was to order my favorite flavor-pink champagne (don't worry alcohol free).  But I didn't think that about it affecting the outcome of the cake cutting.  

So we quickly pull out the card that the Doctor had written the gender on to confirm.  

And we confirm that it is in fact.....

A GIRL!!!!!! 

My sister recorded the whole thing and I am so glad she did! It was fun getting to watch our reaction after the party! And hear the (screams) reactions from our family :) 

Here is a link to the video:

Little Miss Greyson Kate
 We are so excited to be your mommy and daddy! We can't wait to meet you in October. You are so loved already by lots of friends and family 

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