While D and I have been falling in love fast with the idea of our baby boy joining the party in January, I've wanted to share some of the props and treats I made for our gender reveal brunch.
First, the backstory. Three (!!!) weeks before the reveal brunch on a Friday, when we had our last ultrasound, the nurse offered to do a blood test that would reveal if our Minimay is a boy or a girl. Obviously, we had to say yes. The catch? Results take 10-14 business days! So for over 2 weeks, I was having stress dreams, waking up 4 times a night after an "It's a Boy!" or alternatively "It's a Girl!" dream. I'm telling you guys, the dreams (and the struggle!) were so real! Crazy...
Since we knew more or less when we would find out, I sat down and started crafting and brainstorming ideas for our gender reveal brunch...
I didn't love the "bow or mustache" props I was seeing everywhere (what little baby has a mustache!! but seriously...), or even worse, tutus or guns (what the hell is up with guns? For a baby!? Smh...), so I came up with my own version.
Tada! "Wear your guess" bows and bow-ties! Now, I know there are a lot of opinions out there about gender-specific colors/toys/clothes/etc., and D and I are all about raising this child in an inclusive and unrestrained environment, buuuuuuut... it's really hard to come up with gender-neutral props if the whole purpose of the celebration is to find out your baby's gender. If anyone has a genius idea, please do share, because I'd love to know.
Then finally, on Monday before the brunch was supposed to go down the next Sunday, the hospital called and said they had the results for us. And.... I asked them to put the gender in an envelope, so we could wait to find out with all of our friends at our gender reveal brunch. Which meant almost another WEEK of waiting to find out! Hardest thing I've ever done (ever!) was carrying around that envelope for an entire day in my purse!
We gave the envelope to Party City and had them fill a big balloon with blue or pink confetti. A word of wisdom if that's the road you want to go down... get like 5 packs of confetti. We could barely see the one we had them put in the balloon - hence no photos. It was kind of a let down.
The weekend of, with the help of my lovely friends (you know who you are - thank you guys so much!!), we made blueberry muffins, strawberry poptarts (I know they're not perfect, but they wre made with love!), and blueberry and strawberry yoghurt parfaits.
Thank you all again for all the love and congratulations and for joining in! Nesting mode has officially kicked in, so stay tuned for some more DIYs, arts and crafts.