February 28, 2011 in Mom 2 Mom
Hello Blog World! This will be my final entry about the Gender Reveal Party I threw for Alisha and her baby girl. As I discussed in my very first post, I had a very hard time finding information about this type of celebration on the web. But there was some very good stuff out there, too…and wanted to share it!
I think one of the toughest parts of starting my search was knowing what to google in the first place. The reveal party I attended was referred to by the hosts as a “Sex Party” – which I thought was cute, but was not willing to type into the google search bar… So, I went with the “Gender Reveal Party” search instead.
Apparently, the popularity of this type of celebration was spurred by Josh and Anna Duggar (From the TLC show 17 And Counting), who cut into a pink cake on the Today Show. See the video clip here. After that, articles about this event infiltrated the internet and people started to host their own similar reveals.
While this was informative and inspirational, I was more interested in the specifics:
What did people write in the invitations?
What food did they serve?
What games did they play?
And how was the news actually revealed?
For the answers to these questions, blogs were more informative than news articles or TV shows.
I came across Sarah’s party. I thought her yellow giraffe inspired invitations were absolutely adorable and loved that they revealed the news in cupcake form.
Her party was very classy!
My idea for pink and blue decorations featuring BOY and GIRL was solidified when I visited Melissa and Chad’s blog and saw how they had decorated for their own gender reveal party.
I also loved that Erika and her husband did not know the gender of the baby themselves until the party – which is how Alisha’s party was.
So these are the blogs that inspired me. I hope that my entries have in turn inspired you to have a reveal party of your own!
Since writing this blog “how to” series, we have already found out about Baby Carrigan’s fun gender reveal party.
have you thrown a baby gender reveal party?
Are you planning to?
If you do…please take pictures, write a blog about it, and let us know!
We would love to hear about your event…and to add a link to your post about it here!
(If you throw a party, would like to share your celebration, but don’t have a blog of your own…let us know about that, too by leaving a comment below or sending me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org…perhaps we can arrange a guest post to share in your celebration and show off your pictures!)
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