Never in a million years could you have told me I would be a mother of 4. Not in 100 million years! But, honestly, I’m beyond excited that we’re rounding out the family with a baby boy. It just feels complete.
For the last three “showers” (quotes because I don’t know if you’d technically call them showers but whatever), we went the traditional route. We found out as soon as we could what the gender was going to be and determined the names too.
This go around we had a baby reveal. A baby reveal is when you gather your friends and loved ones and share the sex of the baby with everyone. Some parents choose to learn the sex and keep the secret for the guests. Others, like us, choose to find out the sex of the baby with the rest of the guests. We also opted to share the name with the guests.
Here’s how it went.
We decorated with white, yellow and grey. Centerpieces were yellow flower pots willed with white hydrangea flowers.
Couldn’t find the right write-on signs in the stores so I made these by gluing sheets of black construction paper together and using a white marker to outline the speech bubble and fill in the text. I think glued it to a reed I had around the house.
The appetizers were a combination of foods that I’ve been craving during this pregnancy. I found a ton of super cute skewers and appetizers on Pinterest so I choose a few and they turned out delish! These were strawberry + banana + grape + mango. Mmm…mango!
I love Caprese salad and this was the next best thing. I cut the cheese into little flower shapes using a cookie cutter. I thought it added a cute touch. Tomato slices + mozzarella cheese + basil leaves + balsamic vinagrette. Love mozza!
Jayde was wondering what all the commotion was about.
Mommy’s helper. We played an alphabet game where the participant hangs clothes pins on a line of string for each name they can think of in alphabetical order in 30 seconds. The participant with the most pins wins.
Now the time we had all been waiting for. How did we do it? I asked my doctor to write the results of my ultrasound in a sealed envelope. We had the results at home for weeks, but neither of us peeked. The day before the party I took a large box and the sealed envelope to Party City. I asked them to open the envelope and fill the box with small white balloons and one large balloon, either pink or blue, depending on what the envelope said. They sealed the box and I picked it up at the end of the day to wrap it. They returned the envelope back to me sealed.