I ordered the cakes for the party on Thursday, just at the local grocery store bakery here in town. I was a little nervous about them getting it right because the gal who took my order didn't have a CLUE as to what a gender reveal party was. I initially wanted the inside of one cake to be pink and the other to be blue. Apparently, they didn't have enough time to do that, so we just did the fillings pink and blue, which turned out okay.
I wanted to keep the party very simple, so I kept the cakes very simple as well. One cake said "Baby A" on top and the other "Baby B." I told the gal that the outside of the cakes absolutely had to be neutral colors with BOTH pink and blue. I wasn't convinced she understood that, as she seemed thoroughly confused when she took the order. However, it all turned out fantastic!
We invited our parents, my sister and her family, a few aunts, and some really close friends of ours. I was only expecting about 12 people, but we ended up with a few extra! My sister's MIL ended up coming, as she was staying with them to help take care of all the kiddos. Did I mention that this party was less than two days after Sis gave birth to my new niece? I know I told you she is a rock star. She truly is! They got released from the hospital Saturday afternoon, and that evening she was at my house for a party. Amazing. Then Hubby's mom invited one of his uncles to join us as well. Wasn't expecting him, but oh well, it was nice to see him.
We barely had enough food! In fact, I don't really think we DID have enough food, because the last few people to dish up kind of skimped a little, myself included, to make sure there was enough for the next person. All I did was make taco soup in the crock pot. Nothing fancy and very simple. I had people dish up as they arrived instead of making it formal and all eating at the same time. I don't have enough kitchen space for everyone anyway, so this saved on trying to seat everyone at the table.
I placed a dry erase board out in the living room for people to vote on whether they thought the babies would be boy/boy, boy/girl, or girl/girl. There were a few votes for boy/boy and a few for girl/girl, but the definite majority was for one of each.
I also put out a bowl and some paper for people to jot down there favorite baby name suggestions. Everyone voted for their gender guess, but we didn't get as many to write down baby names. It was still fun to read through some of the names later though. My favorite was Jesus, pronounced Hey-Zoos. It was actually written down that way, with the pronunciation. It was meant to be funny of course, and it was!
Hubby and I already new what we were having. I'm really impressed that he was able to keep it a secret for FOUR whole days! He wanted to tell people so bad. This guy is the one that, our first year of dating, gave me my Christmas present in October because he couldn't wait till Christmas! He just can't stand the suspense! Because we already knew the genders ourselves, we thought it would be great to have his mom cut one of the cakes, and my mom cut the other. We didn't tell them this until the time came, so they were both very surprised that we asked them to be the ones to cut the cakes and make the announcement, but I also think they felt very honored.
|Hubby's mom. Baby A is a GIRL!|
|My mom. Baby B is a BOY!|
|Of course we had to get a picture of Hubby and I as well.|
(Hubby's shirt says "Kimmy Jin is my Friend." Anyone know what movie that is from? He is quite proud of this shirt.)
|Pink and Blue for one of each!|
These next two pictures aren't very good quality, but I wanted to share them anyway.
I love my family!
|Me, my brother, and Sis|
|With 3 out of 4 of my sister's kids. Only missing the baby!|