Monday, January 10, 2011

gender reveal party details

i think all of you know from facebook, but we are having another BOY!!  as much as i wanted another boy and was excited when we saw a little junk in trunk on the ultrasound, part of my heart sank a little wondering if we will ever have a girl.  oh well, parker will have a best friend and we will have a rowdy house of sports loving boys.
i always try to have one element of each party we host a "do it yourself" project, and even though i bought almost everything this time (pizza, beer, chips, cupcakes, cleaning lady-ha, etc), i still got stressed out when i ran out of time to finish the sugar cookies.  thankfully my sweet husband helped roll out the dough and cut all of the onesie shapes out.
here are a few of the finished cookies.  two of my sweet neighbors came and helped decorate, which also helped alleviate the time crunch stress (although i still did not have time to do my hair or makeup, blah).
we ordered cupcakes from rick's bakery and they were delicious!!  (i found the "it's a girl" and "it's a boy" cupcake toppers at hobby lobby for $1.99...saving the rest of the pack for showers!)
here is our dessert table...i love the pink and shiny blue fabric.  i actually had the pink left over from my wedding decorations box and i bought a half yard of blue at hobby lobby for $1.50.  the blue and pink plates, cups, napkins, etc. are from walmart for cheap.
team pink:
team blue:
these are the two fabulous ladies (neighbors) who watch parker when james is working.  love them!
 my cherished best friends from college supporting team pink, lisa and emily.
kids' beverages...i tried to find blue and pink jones soda and they sell it NO WHERE in nwa (well at least not at walmart, target, or the pinnacle market), so i settled for berry and punch juice boxes instead.
our gender "guestbook"...made from supplies at yours truly, hobby lobby (the letters were left over cutouts from parker's birthday party sign)
overall i think the party went really well.  i enjoyed myself more than parker's birthday party and felt like i got to talk to more people instead of just running around doing things.  even though james' asked for me to make it girls only after i'd already sent the invites, i think it was a good family activity and more guys showed up than we were expecting (well more people in general).  the kids played, everyone had enough to eat, and it was a great night of celebration of new life!  love yall.


Tim and Randi Weigle said...

It turned out great!! You are so creative!! Congrats again on your second boy on the way!!

Jenny Clements said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Hooray for another little boy! So excited for you!

kimmie said...

Congratulations on your boy!! The party looked like fun and I got lots of ideas from you for my party!! Thanks!!

Erin said...

Fun party ideas! When are you due? May/June?

Anonymous said...

You are so adorable! I loved the party ideas. Can't believe you did all that decorating and baking yourself. I'm so impressed! Congratulations!

sarah beth hawk said...

congratulations! i think two boys sounds perfect! do you have name ideas? how are you feeling?

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