Okay, so this post is a year in the making, but with Christmas right around the corner I couldn't help but share our Christmas time Gender reveal party from last year. We were so excited to find out the gender of our baby and couldn't wait to share the news with our family. Here we are before heading to the ultrasound and our prediction!
We had the ultrasound on a Thursday morning and then we had to wait 9 torturous hours to share the news. I am not going to lie I had no idea how hard keeping that secret would be. I tried to avoid people most of the day, but eventually met up with my mom so we could run a few errands for the party and it was so hard, but I just kept referring to her as the baby. I think it helped that I thought it was a boy for so long and was calling the baby a him for weeks before. On to the big reveal. I searched Pinterest for options and found a number of fun ones, balloons in a box, silly string, cakes. However, I never found one that felt quite right. So, I started brain storming ideas that would involve the season, Christmas!! I decided to decorate a second Christmas tree with both pink and blue ornaments and lights. I was absolutely in love with what I like to refer to as the baby tree.
Every morning I would just head downstairs, plug it in and enjoy my breakfast, so happy! Back to the game plan. We plugged in both set of lights to plug ins that had a remote control for it. We turned off the tree, counted to three and turned on just the pink lights (we also had the white lights as well since the tree was pre lit).
As an added bonus I ordered these amazing flutter feti sticks for my nieces and nephews so they could join in on the action. It was so fun for them and made for a large pink explosion. SOOOOO FUN!! You can get the flutter feti sticks HERE. I absolutely love all of the pictures from the event. You can see reactions of others and the smiles on their faces. The hubbys family is all boys so it was exceptionally exciting for all of them. For the party I decided to keep decorations simple since the house was already decorated for Christmas, but I added a few fun things.
I also had a custom chalkboard sign made by Whimsical Stationery.
Water bottle labels were from Fine Dandy Printables and they have a ton of matching items if you need them.
The extra large balloons came from the wonderful Tom Kat Studios and I loved how they added to the party and made for fun pictures once the gender was revealed. Okay, that was a long one. This may have been my favorite party of all time. Only because it combined both our friends and our family and of course our little peanut!! It felt like such a loving, fun and exciting time. We are so blessed by each and every person that attended!!!
What are some of the ways you have shared gender with family and friends?