Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Reveal Party


When we found out we were expecting, I didn't want to find out the gender of the baby but Chris did. So I agreed that we could find out if we could have a fun reveal party and keep the name a secret until the baby is born. I had been seeing ideas for gender reveal parties floating around Pinterest and I practically had the whole party planned before we were even pregnant.




We had our anatomy scan last Tuesday and had the ultrasound tech seal the gender pictures in an envelope. I delivered the envelope to the lady making our cake on Wednesday and picked it up on Saturday. I wasn't the least bit tempted to peek during the ultrasound, take a peek before delivering the envelope, look at the CD we had made of the ultrasound pictures, or even look in the envelope when I picked the cake up on Saturday. But when I brought the cake home and set it on the counter, the thought hit me that the answer to our big question was right behind the layer of icing. I had a slight moment of wanting to cut into it, but knew it would ruin the whole party.

We had about 70 people over to our house for the party Sunday evening. We had just finished up a wonderfully blessed meeting at Little Union which started on Thursday night. Everyone was exhausted, but it was a fun ending to the weekend. 

The cake turned out so great! I also wrapped Hershey's bars in pink or blue paper showing "she" or "he."
A big thank you to Sis. Bobbie Jo and Sis. Abbey for putting the backdrop wall together. This was the first time I made the tissue paper pom poms. They were really easy to make and turned out really cute!
 
Pink and blue punch. We also had chili and a baked potato bar.




Team Blue - - the losing team!

Team Pink

Trying to get Skype set up for my family and Chris' family to be a part of the party.

Deciding how we're going to cut the cake

The big moment! I was completely shocked it was pink! I was sure it was going to be blue.

Still completely shocked!

Making sure our family can see it's PINK!


Chris cut the other end of the cake to be sure it was pink the whole way through! :)

Checking the ultrasound to be sure
 
Cute blanket from the Hulls

It's a GIRL!!!

The cake was yummy!
The party was a lot of fun and so special. It is definitely one of my favorite memories of the pregnancy so far. It turned out even better than I could have ever planned. We love our church family and loved being able to spend this special moment with them. I was also glad to be able to have our families be a part of it. It took a while for it to sink in that we're having a little girl. I had been so sure from the beginning of the pregnancy that we were having a boy. Every time I thought about the baby or would start planning things, I would just think about a boy. When I woke up Monday morning, it really hit me and I'm so excited! I'm already planning my trips to Joann's and Hobby Lobby. I have a list started of things I want to make.

I can't wait to start on the nursery. We have the yellow and grey fabric bought already. We had decided that if it was a boy we were going to do navy accents and aqua accents if it was a girl. So yellow, grey, and aqua it is!

The name is still going to be kept a secret until she's born. That's not going to be a problem at this point because we're not close to having it picked out. 

video


5 comments:

Sarah Griffin said...

It was such an exciting party & we we' re so happy to be part of the celebration even though we were in the loser pic! At least Harlow was a part of the winning side! Can''t wait to see how the nursery turns out. I love the color choices!

Brittany said...

I'm sorry we missed it!

My favorite part of the video is everyone screaming! Love it : )

Rachel said...

Wish I could have made it! so excited for you!!

kornerstone said...

I knew i would be excited but I was literally shaking waiting for you guys to cut into the cake. We love you and Bro Chris so much! I know this church family is an amazing place to grow up in and I cant wait to the meet your little bit :)

Amanda said...

Oh my!! The video brought tears to my eyes and the best part was when everyone screamed!!!!!!! I watched that part twice, lol!!
What a wonderful, wonderful beginning y’all have had to the most amazing and joyful journey of your lives!!! A reveal party is such a cool way to announce the gender and being able to have your families join in on skype is just over the top amazing!!! So, so happy for you!! Little girls are so much fun to plan for and to raise :)