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Oh Boy—or Girl!
Marcie and Jerry are expecting another little one!
Will it be sugar and spice, or snakes and snails?
A moustache and trucks or ribbons and bows?
What we are having nobody knows!
Come joins us for Baby Bridges’ #2 Gender Reveal Party.
Please wear pink if you thinks it’s a girl, or blue if you thinks it’s a boy!Please no gifts, it’s really an opportunity for us all to get together and find out what we are having!
When my husband and I first found out we were pregnant with our second baby we were over the moon, and also a little nervous. With our son Roger, finding out his gender was one of the most exciting moments during my pregnancy, so this time around we wanted to share the excitement with the rest of our family and friends with a gender reveal party.
Thanks to Pintrest and the current “hipster” trend I decided to go with a moustache and bows theme. Amazon.com and Michael’s craft store had a ton of easy to DIY crafts and molds to tie into the party theme and make it personalized exactly how we wanted it. I used several different moustache and bow molds to make chocolate lollipops as well as hand-held paper moustaches on a stick and bows for our guests to use to show what their guesses were before the big reveal.
Thanks to the dollar bin at Target, the dollar store and it being springtime, I found a ton of baby blue and pastel pink items that went perfect with the gender reveal décor!
I sent out an Evite to my friends and family to make it easier on myself and save a little on shipping since we were party planning on a budget.
For the food and drinks, I had a friend who was just starting out her baking business and sworn to secrecy make the cake with the “gender” reveal inside. I pretty much gave her creative reign since not many friends of ours had even heard of a gender reveal party and I wasn’t sure how to tie the theme into a cake form, but it turned out great!
I decided on typical pregnancy craving type appetizers and desserts, complete with a chocolate fountain with pretzels and fruit, pigs in a blanket, mini pickles, meatballs, chips and dip, teriyaki chicken wings and virgin cocktails in the pink and blue gender theme. We had cherry lime “Momma Ritas” and Blue Hawaiian Mammas made with fruit punch, cherry limeade and Pelegrino.
I encouraged our guests to come in their gender pick colors—bows and moustaches optional. I even got e-mail and text messages from out-of-town guests with their gender picks!
I chose a moustache and sunglasses graphic tee and a bow to show I was on team “healthy baby” and my hubby was clad in a “Who’s Your Daddy” Darth Vader tee, and the party went off without a hitch!
The cake cutting, of course, was the highlight of the day revealing a hot pink center, and to our surprise a new baby girl would be making her entrance soon!
Overall the most difficult part of planning was assuring our little one would cooperate during the ultrasound (I ultimately had two since she didn’t want to uncross her little legs, the final one the day before the party) before reveal day!
Our guests had a great time and it was really just a reason to get all of us together and celebrate baby number two soon to make her arrival this August!
About Marcie: Marcie resides in southern Californian with her husband Jerry and their 22-month-old son Roger. They are expecting their baby girl Gemma in August. Marcie has her hands full as a Starbucks manager and mommy but when she can find time she enjoys spending it with her large extended family at home or volunteering in her local community.