Sorry this post is really long. I wanted to document all the details. The gender reveal party prep started the night before by us making cupcakes and inserting the secret colored filling.
We just used food coloring and frosting for the light blue filling. I got tired by this point and David took over.
I decided to confuse everyone and mix up pink cupcake liners, blue frosting and pink toppers.
They came out great!Lacey did all the graphic work for me with the letters, menu cards, signs, etc.. Thanks Lacey!!
Raspberry Pink Lemonade (you really can't go wrong with punch, just mix up and taste along the way)-
1 two-liter bottle of pink lemonade
1 frozen raspberry lemonade mix
3 cups water
1 two-liter sprite
Tropical Blue Punch (these proportions depend on the container of the punch so just start tasting)
1/2 bottle of big tropical punch (it was a huge blue bottle of tropical punch)
1/2 2 liter of sprite
3 cups white grape juice (the recipe called for white cranberry juice, I couldn't find any)
5 scoops of vanilla ice cream
I got these puff balls (assembly required) from Party City and used them throughout the house.
We were ready for the game. I read a list of wives tales (for example, If baby's heartbeat is above 140, then you're having a girl) and David put these little onesies I cut out onto the boy or girl side. Yes, I had a microphone. We had 20 something people at our house and the video feeds had about the same.
The results were almost even, with a hint more on the girl side.
It was now time for everyone to gather their cupcakes.
I was trying to make sure my mom wasn't eating hers already in front of everyone on the big screen (you can kind of see her in the video). I had cupcakes made at a bakery up there with blue filling the day before so they could participate. Then we said 1-2-3! This screen shot is from Jen's computer. You can see they were having their own side bar convos because it was hard to hear.
Here are photos of the guests and their reactions!
Thanks Gina for your photos, I stole a bunch of the reaction photos from her facebook.
The 2 preggos. Ashley (our niece) is due 3 weeks behind me. She just found out she is having a girl! How cute is that going to be.
David was the most excited of all. A little David running around is going to be so cute.
Baby W is a BOY! from Bob Spryn on Vimeo.
Here is a video that Jen & Bob took of us playing the game and then the big reveal. You can see mom eat her cupcake and then there was a little confusion by some who did not have the cupcake, but it is great to have this recorded. David's speech is cute also. You can skip to 3:30 in the video to see the reveal. Thanks for capturing this! It was a very fun party. Thanks for everyone that came for the fun reveal in person and on the web!