We decided to do a gender reveal party for our little Peanut. The card that the ultrasound tech marked went straight into a seal envelope and to my cousin's girlfriend who makes fantastic cakes! And I made some cute chalkboard signs to celebrate the occasion.
This is the sign you saw on our front door when you arrived for our gender reveal party. I made this sign from scratch with a wood rounder I got from my local craft store, chalkboard spray paint (and tape to preserve the edges), and an assortment of colored chalk markers.
I also gave an old chalkboard some fresh chalkboard paint, and then used my chalk markers to create this Old Wives Tales board. We had people asked me what I was experiencing to help them decide if they thought it would be a boy or girl.
And I up-cycled an old frame by chalkboard spray painting the glass to make this unique sign:
Ten little fingers, ten little toes
Two little eyes, one little nose
Boy or Girl, nNobody knows
What your guess is, we want to know
Pick the color, wear it, let it show
And in front of this sign was a jar of blue and a jar of pink painted clothespins that people could wear to show what they thought our little one might be. This was a fun little thing that was like a game but not as involved.
I chose a pink clothespin and to my surprise, John did, too!
When it was time to cut the cake, we moved the little table away from the wall so that family could gather around (I think there was almost 30 people in our house!). John and I cut the cake like we did for our wedding (we used even the same knife and cake server), by both holding the knife. John was so excited (or nervous) that I felt his hand shaking. I knew he was truly dying to know if we were having a boy or girl.
And when we cut the cake and found out it was a ....
The inside of the cake was pink and we were so excited! We would even be excited if it was a boy. But a girl, a little mini me, a daddy's girl and mama's world, someone to dress up and someone who could go out fishing with his daddy.