i love the idea of a gender reveal party! i have known i wanted to do one since before i was pregnant so as soon as we got home from our trip i began googling ideas.
i knew right away that i didn't want to do the traditional half baby blue half baby pink theme that seems to be prevailing the gender reveal world these days. but i wasn't sure what i DID want to do...
we found out that we would be receiving the big news the week between christmas and new years so we decided to have our party on new years eve! we went with the classic black/white/gold new years theme with some wintery elements thrown in there too. i just LOVE how it turned out!
we decided that we wanted to wait and find out the news with everyone at our party. so the sonogram technician wrote down the big secret and sealed it in a tiny envelope for us.
it was TORTURE not to rip that thing open for 2 days but we did it and i'm sooooo glad!
the surprise was definitely worth it!
mommy and daddy.
my bff meghan flew up and surprised me for the party! made the night perfect :)
meg and me.
some authentic italian canolis from the one and only canoli queen!
baby pics of us
hot chocolate bar.
family and friends.
so glad my sister in law ariel and my sister laura could come up too!!
for the big reveal we decided to set off fireworks!
we had bought both pink and blue fireworks and had them all ready down by the pond behind our house.
there was a fuse to one labeled "boy" and a fuse for the pink ones labeled "girl".
everyone went outside and we handed the envelope to a friend of ours.
he headed down to the pond in the dark, opened the envelope, read the results, and lit the right fuse.
the we all had to wait to see which what color they would be!!!!
brother face-timing with his wife so he could watch the fireworks!
the fuse is lit!
and the fireworks are......
it's a boy!!!!!!!
post party dance celebration with my girls! lol
his first midnight new year's kiss from aunt meghan!!
kent and i thought it was a little boy ever since we found out and our parental instincts were right this time!
we can't wait to meet our sweet little prince in may!
love you so much already