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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Bright & Happy Gender Reveal Party

We had so much fun hosting a gender reveal party for baby #2! It was the weekend before Valentine's Day, so I snuck some hearts into our yellow, pink and blue decor and treats. The result was a bright and happy little party, which was perfect since we are so thrilled to be welcoming this little girl into our family!
Yellow and white vertical chevron fabric served as the backdrop for our pink and blue goodies. We served pink and blue... everything. Cupcakes, mini heart-shaped sugar cookies and cheesecakes (yum!), chocolates, gumballs, gummi worms, suckers -- you get the idea. The drink of the day was pink lemonade with blue and white striped straws served in the little glass bottles I'd bought for Jake's milk & cookies birthday party. A pink and blue banner asking "girl or boy?" in the same font and style as our invitations hung over the dessert table. And, of course, there was the simple white gender reveal cake with a blue and pink heart topper and the mystery-colored icing inside.

A chalkboard tally greeted our guests in the entryway, along with felt hearts and safety pins so they could wear their guess throughout the party. To assist their decision making, mini-chalkboards with old wives tales supporting each gender were places on the table next to baby pictures of me and Matt. At the end of the party, we set pink heart-shaped "It's a girl!" cookie favors on the entry table so our guests could take one more treat on the road.

The party itself consisted of informal house tours (since we'd just finished unpacking and semi-finished decorating), lots of chatting and laughing, and a couple boy vs. girl games. The boys somehow pulled out a win in Battle of the Sexes -- a card game quizzing girls on boy knowledge and vice versa, but the girls came out victorious in our very intense pink vs. blue jenga game. The tie breaker came down to the cutting of the cake, and as we all know, the girls won :) Hooray for pink!
I was 19 weeks along for the party, so it's about time I posted about it since I'm a good 28.5 weeks now!


  1. What a fun party! I love the 'wear your heart on your sleeve' idea! Too cute :) Love to read about your baby bliss!

    Haley @ A Long Distance Love

  2. wow - you guys went all out! from the decor to the treats...everything looks so perfect! Awesome. I think the shirt you are wearing though maybe could have given it away..its sort of pink? hehe!

    1. Haha! We tried to come off neutral as a family -- Matt in blue and me in pink to cancel each other out, and Jake in green so it could go either way. That said, as you could see from the tally, everyone was convinced it was a girl anyway! It was all those emotions I had early on that really gave it away :)

  3. What a fun gender reveal! So exciting you're having a girl. They are so much fun!

  4. What a darling party! You always throw such great parties! I love all the little details!

  5. Adorable. So perfect down to every detail. Congratulations on having a girl!! I might just have to copy done if your ideas if and when we get pregnant.

  6. I'm so sad I missed it! But, I love being able to see pictures of it all! And my pregnant self is grateful for not going, because I would have eaten all of those sweets!

  7. It needs to be said, you are too perfect!!! Another great idea by Ash. That should be the title of the book you write with all your ideas!

  8. The way you decorated everything was sooo adorable! I loved the chevron and cupcakes :) Congrats!!

  9. We are so happy for you guys! Congrats!


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