Gender Reveal Parties

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Gender Reveal Parties
Thu, 11-10-2011 - 9:02am

Forget finding out the sex of your baby from the ultrasound tech or in the delivery room. Today, parents-to-be are opting for a truly sweet way of discovering whether they're having a boy or girl -- a gender-revealing baby cake!

That's right, many expectant moms and dads are now learning their baby's sex from the local baker. Here's how it works: The doctor keeps quiet about the baby's gender, writes down the top-secret info on a piece of paper and places it in a sealed envelope. Parents-to-be then deliver the envelope to a baker, who creates a cake that gives nothing away on the outside, but once you cut into it -- oh, the suspense! -- a shock of blue or pink filling appears.

Trend Alert! Baby "Gender Reveal" Parties-

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Thu, 11-10-2011 - 11:51am
That sounds fun.. Never thought of that or even heard of it..
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Thu, 11-10-2011 - 4:32pm
I wanted to do that this time but decided not to bother as it's our 3rd, we already have one of each, so people aren't so excited about it lol.

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Thu, 11-10-2011 - 5:07pm

I was just talking about that with someone due the same day as me. We should be finding out right before Christmas and someone suggested having the U/S tech put the gender in an envelope and then wrap it and open it on Christmas. We may do that if we find out in time and if I can convince my husband. If we're lucky we'd only be waiting a short time, anyway.

Lee, Mommy to DD Noelle born January 2010. BFP in February 2011, lost pregnancy at 10 weeks in April 2011. BFP in August 2011, hopeful and happy to be expecting our baby due May 9, 2012.

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Thu, 11-10-2011 - 11:34pm
We did this informally for our older kids. It was so fun to see their expressions!