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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Gender Reveal Election!


Sorry I have been MIA for the past couple of months. It has not been due to lack of projects, and am going to try and catch up on posts, but more of a lack of energy! We are excited to announce that we are expecting a 3rd addition to our little family!  With this being said, the past few months I have just felt so drained and worn out! This one is really taking its toll on me! But I am feeling much better and trying to get back to 'normal' or as close to :) So now I am going to try and catch up on some things that I have been up to, starting with the most recent....
Gender reveal parties are all the rage this year, so I figured I would hop on the band wagon and do something fun and simple for the family. I didn't want to do a whole BIG party, but since our kids have been really excited I wanted to do something special. Our son, Mason, has been wanting a little brother for some time now and our little daughter, Avery, just wants a baby! There are tons of fun little ideas for gender reveals out there and once I saw these printables on Etsy I knew that is what I wanted to do!
We decided to go with this election them, since it is an election year, and also so guests could get involved and have a chance to vote on what they think the gender of the baby will be. 
So the following Saturday after our ultrasound (David and I knew what we were having but not the kids) we invited our immediate family over after Mason's soccer game for a light lunch and baby reveal. I had set up a small area where the family could grab a treat and vote. 


I figure the whole cutting the cake open to find out the gender has been over done. So I made just a simple cake to display, no fancy gender result inside. Instead I wanted to do something in keeping with the election theme though, so on the table I had an envelope with the results to open and announce after everyone had voted.
A few yummy themed treats




Cast your own vote...
Then grab a sticker :)
Mason's proud vote!
I was originally going to create some sort of backdrop based off this card I found online to have everyone stand in front of and take pics
Something like a group picture of those who voted girl and a pic of the group of those who voted boy. Alas it was a good idea, but when the days got closer I just ran out of time :(
Anyway after everyone voted we let Mason do the pleasure of adding up the totals...
 The votes were 16 for boy and 5 for girl, Mason was so excited!
Now for the official result...

 The look on his face said it all!
Our little Avery was so excited to find out she was having a little sister! But our poor little guy was so disappointed and sad, on the verge of tears! We had to take him into the other room and talk to him and try and calm him down. My heart just sank for him :( After talking to him and explaining some things he cheered up a bit for the rest of the day. He is now doing much better and looking forward to meeting his new sister!

Thanks so much for being patient in my lack of posts, there are some really fun ones that are still to come so to stay tuned and I will try to get them up soon! 

Vendors:
Photographs, Design, and Cake: Sweeten Your Day
Gender Election Printables: Invitation To Mars
Paper Fans and Table Bunting: Paisley Petal Events 

4 comments:

  1. Jen this is too fabulous! I LOVE this for a gender reveal theme. Congrats my friend!!

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  2. Congratulations Jen! What a lucky lil' lady to get to come to your family!

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  3. Congratulations!! What a fabulous gender reveal party!!

    My son has three younger sisters so he can relate but he does love it - the girls all look up to him and he is a better brother by having them. We don't do girl things/boy things very much so he doesn't feel oppressed by pink princess girly stuff. And they love his legos!!

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  4. Thank you SO, SO much for sharing my work on your blog!! It's incredibly fulfilling to see the real parties that happen using my designs. I have to say, you really completed the package with the great decorations and super-cute kids!!!
    -Sincerely, Amanda (Invitation To Mars on Etsy)

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