I love any excuse for a party. And finding out whether Chris and I will be welcoming a boy or girl into the world in August seemed like a pretty darn good reason for a party. So, we joined many parents over the world as we started planning our gender reveal party for this weekend!
We had our anatomy ultrasound on Friday, and asked the tech to secretly find out the sex of the baby and seal it in an envelope for later. Then, we dropped it off at my girl friend's house and she baked a cake for our party!
Here are some of my favorite photos from our super fun day on Saturday!
I made a banner out of washi tape and bamboo skewers for the cake, a banner for the table out of doilies and washi tape and added some color to the table with ranunculus and snapdragons (my very favorite flowers) and striped straws. The table was covered in a white tablecloth with a burlap runner with scattered doilies.
Our guests drank either blue raspberry lemonade or cranberry/gingerale punch based out of mason jars. I made homemade pita chips and creamy avocado dip and served hummus with feta. YUM. We also munched on fruit kabobs, pizza rolls and Chris made some awesome burgers for dinner later.
When all our friends arrived, it was finally time to cut the cake! I stuck by my guess of blue and Chris was just happy with a healthy baby. We sliced into the cake and...
(holy cow, I have a lot of open mouth pictures in this post. I guess that's my go-to face when I'm excited. Ha!)
We also set up a "photo booth" with brightly colored streamers, a tripod and my DSLR on a timer. I actually bought a remote for it, but apparently my camera (Canon Rebel t3) doesn't work with a wireless remote. Bummer.
It worked out just fine though and we had fun goofing around with the "boy props" (handmade mustaches on sticks, pirate hat, fedora, funky sunglasses) and "girl props" (handmade bows on sticks, a bright pink boa and princess tiaras).
Four of the seven girls in our mini-church are pregnant, so we got a shot with the bellies.
... and then the other girls jumped in with their "bellies" to join the fun. ;)
It was such a fun day celebrating with our closest friends on the island. We wish our families could have been there to find out and celebrate with us, but our Hawaii ohana is so precious to us and made the day so special.
We're so excited to meet our baby boy in August! A long list of names is being mulled over and we'll be sure to share his name when we decide!