Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Gender Reveal Party

:: In the process of a new layout- please excuse :) And hoping I don't get too sick of gray and yellow because those are the nursery colors we chose too! ::

I can't believe it, but it has been a month since we found out if our little Smelly Bean was a girl or a boy! 

I am long overdue on my post about our party!

I am so thankful that we chose to find out extra early and had this party planned.
It was a lot of fun and a unique way to celebrate such exciting news.
I'm not gonna lie, a lot of people thought we were crazy and had no idea what a gender reveal party was,
but of course in the land of the blogville this is completely normal!
So although I toned it down a bit, I was still determined to have one and I think, in the end, everyone had a great time!

The name of the package we choose at the ultrasound clinic was "Quick Gender Reveal" and let me tell ya, this was no joke! We were in and out {with an answer!} in at the most 10 minutes!

We were given multiple clear shots

and just like that we were on our way back home with a couple hours to spare before the party! 

We didn't show up to my parents' house until the very last minute {I went over the night before and set everything up} because I knew if we went any earlier I would give it away. 

This was my look for the first 30 minutes of the party before the "official reveal",
I had to cover up the huge permenant smile on my face or everyone would know the moment they looked at me.
{I was going to be thrilled about any healthy baby, but I was really hoping for a girl first!}

I searched online for some Gender Reveal ideas and I loved the "Bee theme"- I thought it was so clever and cute, so that's what we went with.
{No party is complete without flower poms!}

When the guests arrived they posted their vote and they wore a little bee clothes pin with the coordinating color
We also did a little Old Wives Tale quiz before we revealed the sex of the baby.

The vote was almost a tie:
11 votes for a girl
10 votes for a boy

And the Wives Tales:
7 for a girl
5 for a boy

We had originally planned for everyone to bite into the cupcake and see what color frosting was inside, but because I am cheap and ordered the cupcakes from the grocery story and they had never really done something like this before we had a little problem...

I thought it would be fun and suspenseful to find out with everyone by cutting into a cake, but Mr. B wanted to find out first with just him and I. So due to the lack of suprise with the pink icing overflowing from every cupcake, we ended up kind of having the best of both worlds. We cut into the cupcake in front of everyone...

It worked out great!

{Please excuse my dad's silly question, my little attitude and the not so great quality video it was taken with his phone, but I am so thankful the moment was captured!}

Think my dad is a little excited? ;)

We had a wonderful evening. We are so blessed to have such awesome and supportive families!
Our little baby girl is so loved already!

Tomorrow I will be "revealing" her name! 


Amanda said...

awww yay!! I loved that video!! I had a huge smile on my face the whole time. :) So adorable!!! Congrats on the little girl!!!

Jillian said...

Love that you got that on video, so special!!

Meant to be a mom said...

How fun, congrats. I love all the decor! So cute.

Lil' Woman said...

I totally want to do one of these parties when we have a baby but Big Man is a jerk who doesn't want to find out the sex.