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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Gender Reveal Party!

Happy September! I honestly can't believe August is over! The Fall is my favorite time of year but also very busy. Not to mention, we have lots of preps to do for our sweet babies. But before I start rambling about everything I need "to do", this post is about our big party over the weekend!

We finally spilled the beans on the genders of our two sweet babes over the weekend. We were given "a guess" about their genders at our 12 week appt, it was confirmed at 16 weeks, and again at 20 weeks. Needless to say, it was a tough secret to keep for over 8 weeks! But I knew all along I wanted to have a gender reveal party (as I wanted one with William, but it never worked out). I planned a very simple, low key party with our families and everything turned out perfectly!
We went back and forth about how we would actually do the "reveal". We decided to purchase two black balloons filled with blue confetti in each one. We wanted to include C&W, so we figured each child could pop a balloon for each baby. 


I kept the "meal" very simple so I could focus on a few simple desserts. We really wanted the focus to just be on the babies but also on C&W. It's hard for me to keep things simple, but I am so glad I did.  The party was everything we could have hoped it would be and very low stress for me!


I created a chalkboard to keep a tally of everyone's votes.


And I printed off "team" stickers for everyone to wear.


I made two tassel garlands to use with the balloons, but the original ones made them too heavy so we had modify them. With the leftover tassels, I quickly turned them into a banner to hang on the deck.


Cate loved being in charge of writing down the votes and passing out the stickers.


After we ate and before the reveal, we took pictures of each "team" (+ me)
Team BOTH

Team BLUE

Team PINK

Cutie cousins!


Almost go time!


1st balloon = BLUE!


2nd balloon = BLUE!


We were thrilled to announce we would be welcoming TWO more boys to our family!
After the balloon pop, Cate didn't really say much. William just asked to pop more balloons! Ha!

We had family videoing the pop from the deck, but my hubs also set up another video tripod where we were for a view of our guests. It's been really fun to watch it back and watch everyone's reactions!



After the initial excitement, we came back inside for desserts. I fixed a BLUE cake to add to the BOY excitement!
 


We couldn't be more excited about these two sweet boys and our growing family!!

24 comments:

  1. You are incredible for keeping the secret for eight weeks, I don't know if I could have done that well. Love all the fun details at your reveal party, I think you did a really great job with the decor and the desserts look delicious! Congrats again!

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  2. You did such a great job with the party and all the details! I can't believe you were able to keep that secret for that long - I'd be dying to tell people!! I love the cake and love that you all coordinating with pink and blue in your outfits!!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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    1. Thanks so much, Kimm! And thanks for being so patient. I know it was a LONG wait. But it was even longer for us! ha!

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  4. Such cute party decor and congrats on two little boys!

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  5. Congrats on your two boys!!! And what a fantastic party...I love the balloon pops, and all of the other color-coordinated details!

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  6. Woohoo!!! Congrats your two sweet boys girl! So exciting! The balloon thing was such a cute idea and that cake looks delish!
    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  7. Oh my goodness, I don't know how you kept the secret for so long! That would totally eat me up! But so worth it!! What a darling gender reveal party! And BOYS! Oh I am soooooo excited for you!!

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  8. I dont know how you kept this secret for so long! I would have been bursting at the seams and probably caved within about ohhhh 5 minutes haha.
    You guys did a great job with the party and I love that you incorporated the kids into the reveal too!

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  9. What a perfect party!! And congrats again on two baby boys! Oh how wonderful! I am really impressed you were able to keep it a secret for so long! My husband and I actually waited to find out on both our kids until the day they arrived! :)

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  10. Love love love!! Congrats on your two sweeties! I cannot believe you kept it a secret for that long. I would be dying to tell everyone!

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  11. Bless Cate's heart. She was speechless as she pictured life with all those BOYS! hah They're all going to adore her so- it'll be perfect!

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  12. It looks like it was such a perfect day! I love all your little touches and how sweet he wanted to just keep popping balloons!

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  13. Congratulations on your two new boys! And I love all the details of your gender reveal party!

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  14. Congrats on two more little boys! You will have so much fun!

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  15. Oh gosh!!! Such a cute party and I loved the balloon popping. So excited for your family and those sweet baby boys that will join your already precious family. Congrats!!!

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  16. What a cute party!! Looks like the party was super fun. Love all the pink and blue decor. Congrats, so exciting. Twins are the best.

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  17. Oh my goodness!!!!! LOVE!!! Congrats again!!!

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  18. So exciting! Y'all are adorable! You did a great job with the tiny details for the party! Congratulations! xoxo

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  19. So exciting to have two more boys!!! All the party details are perfect!

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  20. Great party as always!!! I'm so excited for you! 2 more boys- prepare to be a referee 24/7 in a few years!!

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  21. OMG how did I miss this post! I'm so excited for you :) my husband is a twin of 2 boys :)

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