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Our Fun Sunday Surprise

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

First off, thank you to everyone who has sent sweet messages or texts! Dan and I couldn't be more excited to find out what we are having! I guess we don't have any more excuses not to register or start some of the planning.

This weekend we hosted our family and some of our close friends at our house to find out whether we were having a boy or a girl. We had our ultrasound Friday morning, so we only had to wait a couple days to find out for sure. We both really wanted to wait until we could find out with our friends and family and I think we are both really happy that we did.

When thinking about how to reveal the gender, I wanted something where no one besides the ultrasound tech and a stranger would know. So I decided on a confetti filled balloon. I purchased two black balloons from The Pink Poodle Boutique, one filled with pink confetti and one with blue and took it to the party store on saturday morning along with our envelope that had the gender revealing ultrasound in it and asked them to fill up whichever balloon they were supposed to. The ladies there were great and were even so concerned that we might find out that they wouldn't open anything or fill up the balloon until we left the store. I couldn't have been happier with how the balloon turned out. I ended up paying for extra confetti and asked for two different colors just for fun and it was perfect!

We had everyone over around noon for a lunch time get together. I helped dan make some pulled pork sandwiches along with fruit salad, wraps and of course tasty doughnut holes. That along with some appetizers a few people brought and a couple different punches we had a fun tasty lunch together. Of course my mom couldn't wait to pop the balloon so once everyone arrived we decided to pop the balloon before enjoying the food.

I made cowgirl & cowboy cookie jars for everyone to take home as a party favor - You can find the directions and printables Here

 My parents, brother & his girlfriend and Dan & me - So glad they could all be there to celebrate
My parents along with Dan's mom - all the grandparents together! 

To say I was shocked was an understatement. All along I had been thinking it was a boy, up until the past week where I started to think maybe it was a girl. I tried my hardest to really convince myself I had no idea, and I really think I would have felt just as surprised if it had been blue confetti. Dan had thought all along that it was going to be a girl, up until the ultrasound when he switched his vote. Each guest took their guesses before popping the balloon and upon the reveal many people switched their vote so that they would "support" the gender, when really they just didn't want to be wrong.

It was the perfect day and such a fun way to find out all together!

Baby Boyes Gender Reveal from Libby Boyes on Vimeo.

I'm not sure why the video turned out all blurry, but check out my Instagram for the video as well! 
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  1. Ahh!! Still so excited for you!! I love the video!

  2. What a fun party!!!! I love all the little details! So excited for your PINK reveal!

  3. So adorable! I love the video too! A girl will be so much fun! Congrats again!

  4. What a fun way to reveal! Congrats on your little being a girl - so many fun days and memories ahead of you!!

  5. This is so exciting! Congratulations! I love all of your party stuff. Very classy!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  6. So cute! We're having a little girl too!