A couple weeks ago, we had our gender reveal party where we learned we are having our first GIRL! The party was a blast, so I just wanted to share a bit about it. I decided to go for a vintage inspired theme with lots of burlap and vintage. What I envisioned in my mind isn’t quite exactly the result, but isn’t that almost always how events turn out? Granted, I should have started working on the plans weeks beforehand. Alas, with a million munchkins running around, working ahead of time hardly ever happens. Then again, I’m also a great
procrastinator last-minute motivator, so there’s that to take into account. I ended up staying awake well into the morning for a few days in a row before the day of the event.
So, instead of going into detail about everything that went wrong before the gender reveal, I’ll just bullet point it:
- ~ I ran out of computer ink the night before, so I had to run out the morning of and buy more ink to finish printing off decorations.
- ~ My phone literally exploded while charging, so I was without a phone for a while, which ended up being a problem when the cake maker was trying to get a hold of me.
- ~ We ran an hour behind schedule in getting to the church (the location of the party) to decorate.
- ~ I still hadn’t showered or gotten ready when it was time to leave.
- ~ The church was locked when we arrived, so we had to wait for someone to come unlock it, which ended up being about 30 minutes right before the party was to start.
- ~ Decorating ended up hindering the start of the party by about an hour, and guests had started showing up, of course.
- ~ We forgot half of the food for the party at home.
- ~ We also forgot a bunch of the decorations.
I will now bullet point how everything worked out anyway. God is good!
- ~ My awesome husband sat in our room and cut out decorations while I printed them. I love him!
- ~ My phone randomly started working again long enough to get in contact with the cake maker. (I truly think that was an act of God.)
- ~ My husband went ahead separately with the boys and all the decorations, so that I could stay behind and shower and get ready. Once again, I love him!
- ~ Though decorating started late, all the guests who showed up early or on time immediately chipped in and helped decorate. It was incredible! I’m so thankful for wonderful friends who won’t judge but will instead help. (I also learned how HORRIBLE I am at delegating.)
- ~ Starting late ended up working out quite well because a majority of the guests showed up late. Phew!
- ~ Evan left at the beginning of the party and ran back home to get the food that we forgot. It’s a good thing he did because it was devoured, and we hardly had any leftovers! Did I say how much I love him?
- ~ We never did grab the forgotten decorations, but it didn’t matter because I think things still turned out adorable.
Okay, now for what you’ve been waiting for – the pictures!
While everyone munched on food, they spent time at the game table guessing the baby’s gender and helping us come up with boy and girl names for the baby.
Then they got to eat from the dessert table, without touching the cake, of course.
While we ate dessert and waited to cut the cake for reveal, we finished up the games by reading off the name suggestions. Some of them were quite interesting . . .
And then we played the Old Wives Tales Gender Prediction Game, to see what the Old Wives Tales had to say.
The Old Wives Tales ended up being an even 50/50, so we had to do the tie breaker by cutting the cake of course!
Everyone was excited! Evan jumped up and down. We all laughed. Some cried. It was truly an exciting moment!
This was Ian’s reaction when we told him that he is going to have a baby sister. He was very excited!
Though we didn’t get pictures of everyone, we are so thankful for all our friends and family who came out for this special moment!
Lastly, I just want to give a very big and special thank you to Jessica Pree Photography. Jessica did an incredible job of capturing this wonderful moment for us! We will always cherish her pictures. Check out more of her work on her website or Facebook page.
What do you think of our gender reveal party?