Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Sex Party: a.k.a. Gender Reveal Party

Don't get worried folks, it's not that kind of party!  We thought it would be fun to make a surprise out of the revealing of our baby's sex.  And what's funnier than passing out 'Sex Party' invitations to all of your friends at church?! LOL So, I designed some invitations, which can be purchased here if you're interested from my Etsy Shop.


So, here's how this worked.  Ryan and I went to get my ultrasound and told the technician that we do not want to know what the sex is but we want her to put it in a sealed envelope.  I let her know we were having a party tomorrow to announce and that family was coming in and everything.  She said 'That's a lot of pressure'. So, she did her thing and showed us the baby's legs were closed from ankle all the way up!  NO!  She kept trying.  I told her this was our one time shot because our insurance only pays out for one ultrasound.  She kept trying.  She finally had me roll onto one side...no go.  Then I rolled onto the other side.....'alright we're done', she said.  I asked her how certain and she said she couldn't give me a percentage but she wrote down on the image what she thinks it is.  They sealed it in the envelope and handed it to us with some other pictures we were allowed to look at.

We drove to my awesome friend Heather Harrison's work and passed off the envelope to her.  Then we went home and waited.  We wouldn't have the party until the next night.  I have to admit it was harder than I thought it would be just knowing that she knew what our baby was going to be, when I'm the one carrying it!!

Anyways, so we get all the food and decorations prepped.










We asked everyone to dress in either pink or blue to cast their vote for the baby.  Here's the PINK team:



And here's the BLUE team:



The night of the party. The cake arrives courtesy of The Harrison's:



Then Ryan and I cut the cake at the same time so as not to reveal any crumbs coming up through the first cut, lol.  So, what is our baby??????





YUP!!!  ANOTHER GIRL!!!  YAY!  Kara is going to be the best big sister around!  The frosting color in the middle is what revealed the sex of the baby.  Here's another look:



We are so excited to be having another girl. :)
And to the winners.....a little 'he, she bar', which for some reason I don't have a picture of, but I colored in permanent marker the 'HE' on the hershey candy bar label blue and the 'SHE' on the label pink.  They turned out really cute and they would work for whatever sex the baby ended up being :)

Here's the victory shot of the pink team, with the poor, losing blue team, LOL.




Thank you all who came to help us celebrate the apparatus that our baby has been growing!  We are so thankful for such wonderful friends and family for being a part of our lives!!

Heather Joy

*Don't forget to buy the invitation design here, so you can have your very own gender reveal party!

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  2. very cute idea! We're having our first and want to do a gender reveal party...I love how you and your husband found out at the same time as everyone else!!

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  3. THIS IS THE GREATEST THING I HAVE EVER HEARD EVERYONE SHOULD DO THIS YOU MIGHT WANT TO THINK ABOUT MAKING THIS INTO A BUSINESS YOU COULD MAKE A FORTUNE AWESOME !!! CONGRATULATIONS

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