Friday, June 22, 2018

Fly On The Wall At A Gender Reveal Party

     Welcome to another edition of Fly On The Wall group blog postings hosted by Karen of Baking In A Tornado. Today, five bloggers are inviting you into their homes for a peek at life behind closed doors.

     This month there has been a lot of "buzz" (see what I did there, Mr. Fly?) going around about the gender of my soon-to-be second grandchild. My daughter decided to have a "gender reveal" party, which is the latest fad among pregnant millennials. The way it works is that the expectant couple invites all of their family and friends to a party to share in the big moment of surprise when the baby's gender is revealed, usually in some fabulous sort of way. In our case, the reveal was done with two cannon-like tubes that were shot into the air. One released confetti, and the other, glittery smoke.

     At the count of three, the expectant couple shot the cannons and guess what? PINK! I'm expecting another granddaughter! And I couldn't be more thrilled because I absolutely adore the granddaughter I already have, and I think it's pretty awesome that she is getting a sister.

     The theme of the party was "Staches and Lashes," and everything was decorated in pink and blue. People who thought the reveal would prove that my daughter was carrying a boy wore fuzzy mustaches. Those who thought it was a girl, wore fake eyelashes.

     Here is the tricky part: only 1-2 people were allowed to know the gender of the baby a month ahead of time so that the contents of the cannons (the colors) could be ordered accurately. Yes, that person was me. I knew the gender, but had to keep my mouth shut the entire month. DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD THAT WAS??

     The party was wonderful---great food, good music to dance to, a fun photo booth, beautiful decorations, an exciting "reveal" moment, and a room full of all the people we love. What could be better than that? I'll let the pictures speak for themselves......

The proud Mommy and Daddy-to-be with my first granddaughter

Dad-to-be with Poppy-to-be

Party time with friends and Aunts & Uncles-to-be

Great friends and family

Auntie-to-be with Daddy-to-be

Photo Booth: Will it be a boy or a girl?

Shenanigans with an Uncle-to-be

The girls having photo booth fun

My sweet Isabella, the big sister-to-be

This Great-Uncle-to-be is not shy about wearing "lashes"---he predicted a girl!

More Aunties-to-be in the photo booth

Mommy & Daddy-to-be celebrating with friends. World Cup: GO BRASIL!!

Somebody predicted a boy and was most definitely wrong! Girls rule!


Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:

Baking In A Tornado                  https://www.BakingInATornado. com
Menopausal Mother           
Never Ever Give Up Hope            https://batteredhope.blogspot. com
Spatulas on Parade                   https://
My Brand of Crazy                   https://sarahsbrandcrazy.


  1. Congratulations! I love the idea of friends and family expressing their guesses through "stashes and lashes", how fun and interactive.

    1. It was a LOT of work to organize, but SOOOO much fun!!

  2. Oh, my word! What a lot of fun! Another granddaughter! I'm so excited for you! Granddaughters rule! (I can say that because none of my grandsons are here right now!) :)

    1. We are very excited! Baby will come around mid October, just in time for my birthday!

  3. So, two stories- same child. My ex- and I argued for months about potential names for the child. Even for the possibility of a daughter- which she knew was not to be.
    And, our previous youngest (replaced by this new child) came into the hospital room and told mom- I want a girl. Put him back and get another!

  4. Congrats!!!! Now that I'm in Florida, we need to get together soon!

  5. YAY another girl, how exciting, and the party...what a blast. LOL get it
    Another beauty to add to the family photos.

  6. That sounds so fun! We never did a gender reveal party, but we did do gender reveal photo shoots,

    1. It really was a fun party and a great way to do the reveal!

  7. Congratulations, Marcia! What a fun party, too. I've seen that on TLC's The Roloffs. Does the gender reveal replace the traditional baby shower? Or do they still have those? Nice family pics!!

    1. They strip have baby showers, too. That will be the next party we plan!

  8. I've only been to one gender reveal party -- but what fun. How difficult it must have been for you to keep that secret!

  9. Looks like a great time! I think big sister-to-be is going to be an actress. She's so cute. Congrats, grandma!



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