Eventually, Meg and Steve decided they did want to know... and I was given the opportunity to find a way to surprise them with the gender of their sweet little one. Matt and I will probably never have the opportunity to be surprised by our baby's gender and I felt incredibly honored that Meg and Steve entrusted me with this. I was also beyond excited and went directly to Pintrest for some ideas.
After lots of looking and testing my creative abilities (or lack of creative abilities), I pinpointed a reveal idea that would be fun and relatively easy. I wanted to have another fun activity at the party. I became enamored with the idea of "a bow or a beau" but couldn't find a way to make it work. JoAnn Fabrics and Michael's failed me big time!
Then I had an idea. An idea all my own. I was ridiculously proud of myself if I'm being completely honest. The theme was "A second little mister or a new baby sister?" and I made mustache and flower clips for people to wear. It was truly so much fun and such a fabulous way to celebrate a new baby coming in the world!
Mama-to-be Meg. Yes, she's one of those really cute pregnant women that most women can't stand. Truly darling!
Team Girl led by Steve:
Team Boy led by Megan:
Matt and I weren't allowed to vote so that we didn't give anything away. Or make Meg and Steve think we were sending them subliminal messages or something.
Opening the box.
|I love how they matched!|
Megan was certainly in disbelief.
She was sure baby number 2 was a boy.
But she was wrong. I'm so glad she was wrong.
Fly away balloons
The happy little family of 3-soon-to-be-4!
Meg's mom Christy thought she was having a boy....
but sometimes Dad's do know best. Megan's dad Tom was certain he'd be welcoming a granddaughter.
Gabe and Eli, best buddies hiding out in a box.
Eli celebrated his new baby sister with a cookie... or two, Christy and I aren't telling.
Me and the Mama-to-be. So excited to have a little "niece" in our sweet family.