One of the things I was really excited to do when I found out I was pregnant was to have a gender reveal party. I know most people probably see them as a bit of a corny fad, but the way I see it it’s the first real opportunity we get to celebrate our baby’s life with the people closest to us. It’s also one of those things that you probably only do with the first kid, so we wanted to make it really special!
I took tons of pictures of the food but forgot to take any of people (typical!), so big thanks to my dad and my friend Emily’s boyfriend Max for remembering to take pictures of the humans. 🙂 Let’s talk food first!
The party was at noon so I wanted to keep the food light, and per Jason’s recommendation I took a lot of the workload off myself by ordering some food and enlisting my mom’s help for some things too. I made a simple meat platter, cheese and cracker platter, and a citrus mint salad. My mom made deviled eggs (half with bacon and half without).
I also made these little veggie cups, which were a cute idea I found on Pinterest!
And then from Alon’s (a local bakery-cafe) we ordered two sandwiches by the stick: (caprese and smoked turkey) and a deli salad platter with quinoa salad, lentil salad, and roasted red pepper pasta salad.
For dessert my mom made some delicious chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with buttercream icing and I made chocolate drizzled rice krispy treats. We had fun making the desserts fit with the gender reveal theme!
We also had a little area set up where people could vote whether they thought our baby was a girl or boy and then put on a corresponding pink or blue lei depending on their vote!
And then of course I had to show what the “old wives’ tales” predicted the gender to be!
After everyone voted and got some food, it was time for the BIG REVEAL! The way we chose to do it was for Jason and I to find out along with everyone else at the party. The only person who knew the baby’s sex was my friend Emma, who I had delivered the envelope to from the doctor’s office. Based on what was inside the envelope, I asked her to choose either pink or blue confetti poppers to pass out at the party. Then we counted 3-2-1 and everyone popped the confetti to reveal the news!
It’s a GIRL!!!
We are so excited!!! My prediction was SO wrong. I had such a strong feeling that it was a boy, so clearly my mother’s intuition needs some work! As soon as we popped the confetti I put on a pink lei. 😉 It was really special to share this moment with my family and a small group of close friends. I wouldn’t have had it any other way!
Special thanks to Emma for keeping the huge secret and helping us pull this off!
Kenny is super excited that he gets to remain our only son. 😀
Stay tuned for my next post, I’m going to be talking about my experience with pregnancy during the first trimester!