Gender Reveal

30 Nov

Did you hear? It’s a BOY! We are so excited. I’ve been having a hard time working the past couple of days because all I want to do is look at baby boy clothes and toys. Read all about how we told our families here.

There are some things I learned from our little gender reveal weekend that I’d love to share with you all, in case you’d like to do something similar one day.

1. If baking isn’t your specialty, leave it to the pros. I had a great experience with Crumbs, but I’m sure other bakeries would accommodate similar requests.

2. Skip the cupcake flags or any other decoration that might accidentally reveal the filling early. Cute it theory, but not practical.

3.Choose dark colored frosting. I wanted chocolate and vanilla cupcakes and frosting so people had a choice, but the white frosting didn’t hide the blue filling that well. I’d do all chocolate if I could go back in time.

4. If possible, get both sides of the family together for the reveal. It was fun to be able to do it twice, but it was hard to keep the secret for the side of the family that had to go second (and friends who were dying to know). It would have been so much fun to have both families find out together – the more, the merrier, right?

5. Enjoy yourself! Any time I plan something like this, I have a hard time relaxing and enjoying the moment once it arrives. If you’re anything like me, try to take a deep breath and remember what’s important – celebrating with family and friends!
Would you ever do a gender reveal party or gathering?

2 Responses to “Gender Reveal”

  1. Angela November 30, 2011 at 3:30 pm #

    I think you offer sound advice! We are definitely doing a gender reveal! After working THIS hard to get pregnant, we are DEFINITELY going to soak it all up! (No, we aren't pregnant yet, but I have faith we will be!)xo,A

  2. Amy November 30, 2011 at 7:10 pm #

    @Angela can't wait for it to happen for you!!

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