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It’s a ……!!! Our gender reveal party

This is the deal with second pregnancies – the fun of preparing for the baby already took place with the first pregnancy.  You already have the baby furniture, gear, boppies, shmoppies, etc.  Typically there isn’t a baby shower to have something to look forward, which also means blank pages in the baby book (yes, I know most people don’t care about this type of thing – but I can’t help myself).

The solution to celebrate Baby #2 was to have a ‘gender reveal party’.  This was a fun way to create a special memory for the pregnancy, enjoy lunch with friends, and anticipate finding out the sex of the baby.

This is how we did it:

  1. At our 20 week ultrasound we had the ultrasound technician write the gender of the baby on a piece of paper, put it in an envelope, and mail to my mom (we actually sent 2 separate envelopes in case 1 got lost in the mail)
  2. My mom was the 1st person to find out the gender of the baby and made a cake with the coordinating color (pink for a girl or blue for a boy)
  3. We  had a lunch at our house with friends.  After lunch we cut into the cake to reveal that baby #2 is going to be a boy!
  4. Guests wore either blue or pink clothing to show off their guess.  Those that guessed correctly won a prize.

Along with the cake, I also made cupcakes to match the decor.  For the tablecloth I cut a pink and blue plastic tablecloths and wove them together.

I used drink dispensers to offer pink lemonade for an N/A beverage and an ‘adult’ beverage made with blue raspberry vodka, 7-Up, club soda, and lemonade.

Here is the cute cake that my mom made for the big reveal.  There was a little miscommunication on the blue & pink theme to the party, however the green & yellow cake is another cute color choice and added some variety to the table.

Before the big reveal!

 

Prizes were handed out to those that guessed the gender correctly.  They were simple gifts like coffee, photo albums, loofas, etc.  All the kids that came got a little prize too.