So I guess some of you might be wondering how our little party went the other day!! We hosted a 'gender reveal party' on wednesday afternoon here at our place. For y'all who don't know or haven't heard of one of these type of parties before, the idea is that once you find out the gender of your baby, you find a creative way to tell your family and friends the gender of the baby! This is done by a cake or cupcakes being either blue or pink in the center, the appropriate color of balloons being released out of a box, a tshirt, pinata with pink or blue candy. You get the idea..there are alot of ways you can let everyone in!! Afterwards, I have to say, I was soo glad that I did this! It was totally worth the effort and keeping quiet about our little 'secret' for a day or so! :-) Here are a few photos from the party and the decorations.
(Me and my cousin Cortney..she helped me decorate before the party and we were clowning around! Like her baby 'balloon' bump? LOL)
(Had guests take a blue or pink pin and wear during the party..depending on what they thought the gender of the baby is!)
(Guests got to guess how many pink and blue sixlet candies were in the jar..winners won a $5 Books a Million gift card!)
(A little something to help guests take their guesses on the baby's gender!)
(Team 'Blue'!! Damon wasnt trying to be in this shot..he was in Team 'Pink'..)
(The cake! Thats suppost to be a baby with a ? on its belly..my cousin's idea! Cute!)
(The big moment..I'm slicing into the cake! Notice my other cousin, Casey, how excited she looks!!)
(And its PINK!!)
(Everyone enjoying the food! We had sandwiches, chips & dip, fruit salad, punch, and cake!)
(So excited to be having a baby girl!!)
One other game we did was..after I baked the cake..I hid a little plastic baby inside. The person who got the piece of cake with the baby won a gift card!! My cousin Crystal won this prize..her whole family won prizes in fact!! They made out good!! Hated I forgot to take a picture of that one! And everyone who was on "Team Pink" won gift bags with one of my cravings..mini milky way candy bars! I also put in the name we have chosen for our baby along with the meaning. Ready?? Her name will be....
I've always loved the name Makayla, and so has Damon. The name Giuliana I actually got from Giuliana Rancic from E! News! She's beautiful with a beautiful name. When I said it with Makayla for the first time..I knew we had a winner! Makayla means "Gift from God" and Giuliana means "Young"..I thought that was precious! Our baby will be our 'young gift from God' indeed!!
We had such a great time! My mom got on the phone with my grandma, who lives out of state, after the big reveal and everyone said "Its a girl!" all at the same time with her on speakerphone so she could hear! She wasn't suprised though..she guessed girl from the start! What can I say..grandma is never wrong!!
Hope you've enjoyed hearing about our party! We sure did have a blast! Have a great weekend everyone!