Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Reveal Party

It's almost been two weeks ago now, but I still wanted to share about our gender reveal party!  We had our anatomy scan on Wed. the 18th, and our party was that Saturday the 21st.  It worked out perfectly, because we just had a new sofa and love seat delivered the day before, and I had the help to clean my house!  It was exhausting, but we made it and our house looked great.

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!


28 comments:

  1. I love the idea of a gender reveal party! I also liked the idea of getting everyone to dish up as they arrived. I have a tiny house and always struggle finding room for everyone to eat!

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    1. It was so much fun! It worked out great having everyone eat at slightly different times because of the space, but it also just kept the whole thing relaxed. It was perfect!

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  2. I wish I had been at your gender reveal party because you're having two babies, which means two cakes. That's twice the cake, which is my idea of an awesome party.

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    1. Haha! My own personal weekness: cake and ice cream!

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  3. This sounds like so much fun! That cake looks yummy too! I hope we can see you in a couple weeks! We will be heading over to Newberg on Friday the 11th!

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    1. Ahhh! I am so excited at the idea of possibly meeting up with you again!

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  4. I was there, but even reading this, I am so happy for you and T, that I can't help but tear up!! It was a perfect party and I love all of the pics!! I have a couple of pics that I will send you. Some of mine have the yellow tint too but some have good lighting. I love you. Auntie

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    1. I thought everything turned out perfectly and had so much fun. All the better because I had 4 whole days with you!

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  5. Cute! We found out Monday that our little one is a GIRL.

    Can't wait for February... <3

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    1. Yay! Congratulations! So exciting :)

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  6. Your sister is a rock star! No way I looked that good two days after giving birth! Sounds like fun was had by all. Congrats again on having one of each!

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    1. She truly is amazing and sets a great example for me to follow.

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  7. What a fun way to announce the genders! I can't believe how much you and your sibling look alike.

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    1. It really was SO much fun! Lol, yes me and Sis look a lot of like, but I'm never sure I see it with my brother.

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    2. I see it in your facial structure, your eyes and chins are very similar.

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    3. I love that you see a resemblance :)

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  8. Looks like so much fun!! Glad everything went so well and it's really just so exciting about boy/girl twins :)

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    1. It definitely was a lot of fun and we are super excited!

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  9. How fun! I can't even imagine your excitement!!

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  10. Gender reveal pictures and videos ALWAYS make me cry. Even pre-pregnancy. We still don't know if we're going to find out. We keep flip flopping. But this is one of the reasons (actually probably the MAIN reason) that I would want to. I don't need to plan or shop any differently. I just think it would be lovely to be there and see my family's reactions to the news. Otherwise, they're going to find out in the waiting room of the hospital and I will never see the expressions on their faces!

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  11. Looks like you were all having so much fun celebrating! Very cool that you had each of the grandmas cut a cake. Yay!

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