A while back, some good friends of ours, Kimberly and Ryan, asked me and some other friends to help them plan a gender reveal party. Baby number three is on the way, and they wanted to do something new and different. Kimberly knew she wanted the gender of their baby to be revealed to everyone, including her and Ryan, at the party in the form of a cupcake.
I had a blast planning this special party with friends for a friend!
We decided to use yellow and orange as the main colors of the party. I set to work on the invites, which featured Kimberly's darling silhouette.
The only one to know the gender was a friend who made the cupcakes for the party. There was a lot of speculating going on as we set up Saturday. We could hardly wait to see if the filling would be blue or pink.
The food was an assortment of Kimberly's favorite cravings (fit to match the orange and yellow theme, of course), including little cups of potato soup. A few cupcakes, without filling were set out for the kids.
Guests were encouraged to vote for a gender. Orange for boy, and yellow for girl. I made wooden pins to represent the two teams and we all had fun seeing what Kimberly was having based on old wives tales.
A "boy" banner and a "girl" banner were waiting on the mantel for the big moment.
After lots of eating and chatting the big moment came. Big boxes of filled cupcakes were passed around:
The Mama and Daddy-to-be before the big moment:
It's a boy!!!
The guests left with big smiles and bags of dipped pretzels:
Congratulations Ryan & Kimberly! Thank you for letting us share this special moment with you.
*All photos by Swoon