Thursday, May 31, 2012

Gender Reveal Party

I'm so excited to finally get to share with you the pictures from our party! Our sweet friend Maura who has Maura Dawn Photgraphy and Eugene Grace Weddings offered to snap some gorgeous photos of the party.

The reason I decided to go ahead and do a gender reveal party is because I felt like going all out! This may be our 1 and only child and I wanted to celebrate with a lot of close friends and family that have been on our journey with us from the beginning. It was also a way to just say thanks for all the prayers!
I decided to go with a brunch theme since I wanted to have it first thing Saturday morning! I knew I wouldn't be able to hold it in that whole day. 

voting! Team Girl and Team Boy

3 generations. Couldn't do life without them.

Pop Pop Pancakes! My favorite food we had at the party!

Cinnamon Muffins

Fruit and Granola Parfaits

Fruit kabobs w/ a donut hole on the end

Drinks. OJ, Milk, Raspberry sparkling grape juice and water

The Menu:
-mini pancakes
-donut holes
-lil smokies wrapped in bacon
-blueberry scones
-mini pb&j's cut out w/ baby shapes
-egg, cheese, & sausage casserole
-Fruit parfaits w/ granola

Everyone debating on what it will be!

All the girls in Pink and Blue

Ultrasound banner I made. Inspired by yours truly. I didn't even get this off pinterest!
Party in Action

Pinata Time! The suspense is killing everyone!
Hit #1... Nothing

SURPRISE!!! PINK everywhere!

The only girly gift that was given! Camo of course for Marc's sake!

I loved everything about the party. I decided I love party planning. I could have gone a lot further with the details but thought that may be over the top since it was just a gender reveal party. I really wish I would have made food labels and given party favors but basically I just ran out of time and I really had less than 24hrs from finding out to pull this thing off! So with what time I had, I felt pretty good about everything. I got most of the decor from Hobby Lobby and Party city. I thought about the way to actually reveal it for weeks and decided to go with the pinata idea. It was fun for everyone (although not everyone got to whack it) but it kept it suspenseful! I wanted everyone to line up in Team Blue or Team Pink which was dependent upon what they wore that day! It was split pretty evenly. The lines never actually formed and it was mainly chaos, but super fun chaos!
I was thankful to have all of our parents there and other close friends travel from all over attend. I felt very, very loved. Thank you to all that came and helped me pull it off!

Next up I will tell you how we found out the night before! 2 days I will never forget.


waiting and wishing said...

It looks like so much fun! I LOVE the pinata idea!

Sarah said...

I love this party! It's so cute! :)

Alana said...

Congratulations!! I haven't been on your blog in awhile and I'm just now seeing that you are expecting :) We want to do the gender reveal too when we find out. I figure everyone will know that we are pregnant and it won't be as much of a surprise as the gender. So happy for you :) :)