Sep 28 2015

Gender Reveal Party

Back at the end of August we had a little gender reveal party.  We kept it really simple, but it was so much fun!  We had my family and Todd’s family over to my mom’s house for the celebration.  The week prior I put together a few decorations to make it fun and festive.  Whenever I’m out and about and see fun party supplies (like straws, napkins, plates, ribbon, scrapbook paper, etc.) on sale I toss them in my cart, so I had nearly everything I used in my party supply cabinet.  The only thing I purchased was tissue paper for the tissue pom poms I made and flowers from Trader Joe’s.  I highly recommend starting a little party supply stash; it makes it so easy and inexpensive to throw together a last minute get together!

We started the afternoon with some refreshing lemonade, iced tea and yummy appetizer’s my mom made.

appetizers

beverages

When everyone arrived we did the reveal, because we just couldn’t wait any longer!  We went around and asked everyone’s predictions and passed out these “g” and “b” tags I made with my Cricut machine.  Everyone wrote their name on the back of the tag.  I plan to keep them for the baby’s memory box.  It will be fun to remember who guessed what!  We started with my 2 1/2 year old nephew (Marissa’s little guy).  He said “It’s a girl!” He then went around to everyone asking what they thought the gender was.  Every time he got to someone who thought it was a boy he said very adamantly, “No, it’s a girl!”  It was so funny and made me a little nervous for how he might react if it didn’t end up being a girl!  His little sister (my niece!) was born just a month prior, so I think he equates babies with girls!

gender predictions

tags

As you can see the majority of our family predicted a girl…Girl-9 and Boy-3

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Three days prior to the party, we had our ultrasound.  We had decided that we wanted to find out the gender with our family at the gender reveal party, so we had the ultrasound technician put the gender in a sealed envelope.  I gave the envelope to my brother so he and his girlfriend could make a poster announcing the gender.  They did such a great job!

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It’s a GIRL!

girl

Love this photo of my nephew running over to join in on the fun!  I think he was confirming that it was in fact a girl 😉 !

the reveal 2

After the reveal we had Italian take-out from our favorite local restaurant (simple and easy!) and my mom made a delicious salad to go with it.  We had planned to have dinner outside, but that weekend was SO hot!  We ended up eating inside, but sat on the patio for dessert when it got a little cooler.  I used scrapbook paper as place mats and made simple floral centerpieces in mason jars with bundles of flowers I bought from Trader Joe’s.  Forgive the grainy quality of the phone pictures, I didn’t have much light to work with!

table

table decor

My mother-in-law made her Jell-O pudding cake.  It was so light and refreshing and tasted so good on a hot day!  The color of the cake worked out perfectly!

dessert

candle light

We sat around candle light eating our dessert talking about girl names, nursery ideas, etc.  It was such a fun day and it made it so much more real knowing in a few short months we will be having a girl!

Thanks everyone for stopping by and hope you have a great week!

Signature - Alisa

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