Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Gender Reveal Party!!!

Monday was such a big day!!!  I had been anxiously waiting for January 24th to get here so that we could find out if we were having a BOY or GIRL!  Honestly, I had totally prepared myself for it to be a girl but I truly had no idea to what the baby would be.  A friend did the needle and thread test on me and it told me GIRL…Also, I could only imagine a GIRL nursery.  On the other hand my pregnancy feels the exact same as my pregnancy with Maddox and I could only think of BOY names .

My  Ultrasound appointment was at 2:00.  As soon as the tech put the thing on my belly….there it was…nice and clear…a little hotdog!!!  Chris and I just giggled with excitement!!!

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At 6, all my family and some close friends came over to find out if Baby C is a BOY or GIRL!!!  It’s really funny because no one around this area has heard of a Gender Reveal Party and so most people looked at me like I had 2 heads when I told them I was having one! ha!  But I’m so glad I did because I had lots of fun planning it and lots of fun at the party.  It was so special to share the breaking news with everyone in person!

Get ready for picture overload!!!

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The menu for the night was

Pizza

Salad

Chicken Buffalo Ranch Dip

Fruit and Fruit Dip

Cupcakes

Assorted Candies

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Crazy Uncle Brennan made his own special shirt for the occasion!!! He is just tooo funny!!

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My Emmie!!!

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The Travis Family

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Some of my beautiful friends!

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Cute little Sydni

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The PawPaw’s having a PowWow!!

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It’s time for the Games to begin….I went thru my guesstures game and picked out cards that related to a baby or a boy or girl!  We did 4 rounds and Team Girl Won! 

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This pic is hilarious….I think Laura was acting out the word SNORE!

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The Turner Family

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Keenan and Beckham

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Maddox and his Pawpaw Tom

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Now it’s time for Team Girl to battle it out in a quick game of Mad Gab!  I also went thru those cards and picked out baby related cards.  I called out each clue and the person to guess the right answer first got to pick an envelope.  I had 10 envelopes to choose from!

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Time to open the envelopes…..could one of them have the REVEAL????

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Okay so I tricked everybody and the reveal was not in any of the envelopes that got picked.  It is in the one in Aunt Jay Jay’s hand.  It worked our perfect b/c my sister was running late….she walked in just in time and Chris gave Maddox the REAL REVEAL envelope and he went running to Aunt Jay Jay and so she got to open it for him. 

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Team Girl was shocked!!!! Everyone just knew it was a girl!  They wanted to see my Ultra Sound pics for proof.  As soon as they saw them…they said “ Oh my gosh…definitely a boy!!!”

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Team Boy!!!

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Team GIRL!!!!

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Me and My good friend Andrea….we are 9 days apart and SO EXCITED to be prego together!!! 

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Baby Karsyn and Melinda!!

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What an Amazing Day!!!!  We are just so overjoyed about our Baby Boy and we can’t wait to start planning…names…nursery…etc.

Thank you to all our family and friends for taking time out of there evening to come celebrate our news.  We are so blessed and overwhelmed by the love and support we have!! 

11 comments:

The Broome's said...

Congrats Kim!!! Loved the party and the decor. You have to tell me how to make the pom pom balls! Looks like ya'll had a great time! Let the planning begin.

Casey Martinez said...

WOW!!! What a beautifully decorated party and so creative!! I love any good reason to throw a party, decorate and celebrate! How fun!!! Loved all the pictures!

Kimberley said...

how fun!! you did a wonderful job!! love the hershey bars :) congratulations again!!

Olga said...

This is so cool!! I love the decorations!! Looks like you all had such a blast! Congrats!!!

amywelborn said...

What a super cute idea!!!! Great job and congrats again!!!

Ashley McWhorter said...

Such a fun idea! You did awesome on all the party decor! Loved it!!!

Josiah's Mom said...

What a great party you threw! I love how you made a whole night of it with games and such. And I LOVED the hershey's bars with the letters colored in. What a great idea! I also think it was fun how many "fake" it's a... notes you had sealed up.(Now I have a few new ideas to add in when I throw my sister a party like she threw me).

Josiah's Mom said...

I just wanted to let you know that we featured your party and this post in the last part of our "How to Throw a Gender Reveal Party" Series. You can check it out here if you are interested:)

http://www.snugasabugbaby.com/baby-gender-reveal-party-showcase/

♥ sarahbeth. said...

hey girl! your party is TOO CUTE! i am planning my own gender reveal party now and i am wondering where you got the customized hershey bars at?!?! i have been looking online but i haven't found any i like as much as yours! if you email me back i will be so excited!!! thanks! sarahknuth13@gmail.com

armywife11 said...

How awesome.. I am in the process of planning our gender reveal party. I was originally going to do pink and blue personalized m&m's but I absolutely love the Hershey bars! I've looked online but can't find them. Could you email me at bandaburke@gmail.com where you ordered them from? You did such a great job. Really enjoyed looking at the pictures of your wonderful day.

benilhalk said...

Loved this extremely pretty photo session of gender reveal party. I am planning a birthday party for my niece at one of fantastic Seattle venues next month. Also thinking of some nice return gifts and games to make it exciting for kids.