After we went to the ultrasound, Adam had to go back to work, so I went to Michael's Craft Store to pick up a few things to make some decorations for the party. The first thing I got was some ribbon. I wanted a spool or two of pink ribbon as well as blue ribbon so I could make pins for everyone to wear to show what "team" they were on.
Soooo sparkly!!!!! This ribbon was about $3.00 for 5 yards. Not the best or worst deal ever, but I couldn't deny the sparkles! I bought 2 of each color since I wasn't sure how much ribbon it would take to make one pin.
I got to work. All you need to make these is a hot glue gun with glue sticks, ribbon, and pins to pin them on the shirt. I'm sure you could just use super glue or fabric glue if you don't have a hot glue gun. First, I did a
test ribbon to see how long I needed to cut each piece. Once I found a length I liked, I cut the rest of the strips that same length. I managed to get about 15 ribbons per spool.
I twisted them, sparkle side out, just like a breast cancer ribbon. I secured them with one small drop of hot glue. I didn't glue the pins to the ribbon.
After I finished the ribbons, I wanted to make a few table decorations. I saw a cute idea on pinterest, so I decided to give it a try. I did my own version. Go HERE if you would like to see my inspiration.
This is a cute little table decoration where you can list fun facts about pregnancy with a boy/girl, cravings, suspicious, old wives tales, etc. I chose to list cravings and let Adam do a version of his own. It turned out really funny. I also got the supplies for this project at Michael's. You will need place card holders, double sided scrap book paper, a bowl (or something else you can trace to make a circle), and a marker. I went to the wedding aisle to find some place card holders. They ranged anywhere from $19.99 to $24.99. Umm...no thank you. So I decided to skip the place card holders and walk around the store until I came up with a better idea. I moved on to the scrap book paper. I wanted a cute boy pattern and a cute girl pattern. I instantly found a boy pattern that I liked.
|close up of back side|
|Close up of front side|
|back side- it has a linen design, but that's hard to see.|
I used a bowl to trace to cut out 2 large circles from each piece of scrap book paper.
I did the same thing with the pink paper, and then I cut them out.
Next, I wrote my corresponding cravings for each gender. If the craving or symptom typically meant I was to have a boy, I wrote it on the boy one. Vice versa for girl. We had separate boy and girl tables at the party. Here is how they turned out! Adam's decorations crack me up.
All of the other decorations are from my mom. She did a really great job with the party! My mom also has a white plate on a stand. We used a pink and blue expo marker to keep track of the votes. After each person voted, they got a pink or blue ribbon according to how they voted. So much fun!
Some family members who couldn't make it voted by phone. And....here's a picture of the losing team!
And the winning team!!!! Go Team Boy!!! :)
Our friends and family would have been happy with the outcome either way. It's fun to see who guessed what though. My friend Samantha was also able to come. She is very much pregnant with her little girl and looks so cute!! She will be due in January; I can't wait! And yes, our kids will one day be married. Maybe. :)
I'm so happy that we are pregnant together. It's great to have a close friend going through the same thing! We are both SO excited!!!
We had such a fun gender reveal party. I'm so glad we got to share it with our friends and family. I can't wait to start getting the nursery ready and buying cute little clothes! I will be sure to post our progress of the nursery. Right now it is being used as an office, so it has a long way to go! Check back in to see the progress!