Thursday, June 9, 2016

gender reveal party

This is another special, guest post by my friend (and sister ;) Jasmine. I invited her to share pictures of her gender reveal party! (Browse her guest posts: 12 Dates // Valentine's Day or Anniversary Gift Idea: 8 1/2 x 11" Pocket Scrapbook IdeaMaking Time to CraftActive LivingHow to Digitally Crop and Resize Your Photos; her Fall Wardrobe Wishlist; and her 2015 pocket scrapbook).

Hey everyone! I am so excited to share our gender reveal celebration with you!
gender reveal party
As my sister mentioned, my husband and I are expecting our first baby in September! We are of course feeling thrilled, emotional, overjoyed, blessed, and terrified all at the same time.

We wanted to celebrate the gender reveal of our first baby with our immediate family and were able to combine our Mother’s Day and our gender reveal celebrations!
gender reveal party
My dad, our overworked, underpaid personal florist for all family events, put together these beautiful arrangements for all of mothers to take home as a keepsake.

We enjoyed a BBQ together and played a few guessing games.
gender reveal party
As you can see, most of our family guessed we would be having a boy! (On a side note – Instagram husbands have it rough- that is my husband reluctantly acting as a hand model for these two photos *chuckle*).

And no party would be complete without sweet treats!
gender reveal party
I make chocolate covered strawberries pretty regularly and decided to decorate these with white chocolate. I added just a few drops of food coloring and voila!
gender reveal party
My husband woke up early in the morning to bake cupcakes. I used food coloring to dye the frosting blue and pink and my sister-in law Jenna (who also took some of these photos) was sweet enough to make cake pops, macaroons (my favorite), and Shirley Temple floats.
gender reveal party
Our family thought the BBQ was delicious, but kept “joking” that we could really skip to dessert because the gender of our baby would be revealed in the frosting of the cake. Who am I to ignore their wishes?? After fighting against every instinct to not peek into the ultrasound envelope, I was anxious to dive into that cake *drum roll please*.
gender reveal party
IT’S A BOY!!!! Even though I consistently said that I had a feeling I was having a boy, nothing could have prepared me for that blue frosting!! I was so overwhelmed and genuinely surprised!! It’s been a month since this reveal and I have finally started to process that I am having a son and I could not be more excited about it.
jasmine and oscar's gender reveal party
Here’s to having a beautiful baby boy. :)

Thank you Jasmine! I can't wait to meet him!

See more Pretty Parties I've hosted (or attended!) here.

Keep up with Jasmine on Instagram. :)