We're Having a Gender Reveal Party :)
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|Tue, 04-20-2010 - 3:35pm|
Okay, so I know at 40+ years old this sounds totally hokey, but we are having a "gender reveal party" this weekend!
Actually, I felt a bit silly in planning something that seems so "20ish" and "first baby-ish", but we really are over the moon excited about #3.
So, (my husband thinks I'm crazy...LOL), I sort of split the difference and created invites that read:
Join us for some Chillin' and Grillin'
Party Location info
Please bring one side dish
RSVP info, etc. etc.
Then, I created a small insert that reads:
"As you know we are expecting baby #3 and have kept the gender a secret. We are now ready to announce the big "reveal".
"If you are so inclined, please wear either pink or blue if you think we are adding one more to Team Girl or Team Boy!"
"This is NOT a baby shower; just a fun way to announce baby's gender and an excuse to get together with our closest friends and neighbors." No Gifts Please.
I know, I know, HOKEY! But I really am excited about this!!!
I did the party invite on lime green stationery and the insert on lavender card stock.
I ordered a sweet little quarter sheet cake from our bakery that has green and lavender icing (stripes and polka dots) for the decoration with a little pair of green and purple booties. The white cake filling has been dyed BLUE for when we cut into the cake. It's pretty much BYOB, but in addition to pop and iced tea, I'm planning on serving PINK lemonade and BERRY BLUE Kool-Aid for the kiddos. I've also purchased a ton of sidewalk chalk, bubbles and balls for lots of backyard fun.
Mary Catherine and I are wearing pink and Benjamin and Daddy are wearing blue. The big reveal will be when we cut into the cake.
Now, just hoping the forecasted rain will hold off!
I'll post pics on the family blog after the party.