We're Having . . . A Cake Party!

November 21, 2011 by gwendolyn | 18 Comments

This past weekend we had one of our biggest events yet, our Baby Gender Reveal Party! I’m officially 20 weeks (there will be a post about that this week, too), which is exciting for a number of reasons. First, I am half way through the pregnancy! Where did the time go, right?! Second, we had an ultrasound where we could find out the gender of our little peanut.

Let’s start this off by saying that I wasn’t convinced I wanted to know what we were having before the birth. All my life I have imagined that I would find out in the hospital after a long delivery. It would be as magical as they always say it is. THEN, a friend of mine told me about Cake Parties and I was suddenly interested. Not that finding out the gender of the baby was a big deal, but cutting into a cake to find out with all our friends seemed like the MOST fun thing I could think of. Pretty much, I was hooked on the idea right away.

So, we did it! Went to the ultrasound, looked away when the technician was determining, and had him write it down on a sheet of paper that was sealed in an envelope. Which was technically the back-up, because we also had an envelope of the ultrasound showing the gender.

Our baker was Let’em Eat Cake  –  Jeffrey, the owner, is great! He told us that we would get a blueberry cake if it’s a boy or a red velvet cake if it’s a girl. We ware thrilled with the flavors and couldn’t wait to get the cake. He works out of his home and when we dropped off the envelope all you could smell was icing and cake, it was amazing! I was extremely excited.

Then, we got to planning the rest of the party. We decided we would have some fun with it and asked everyone to predict boy or girl. We had beaded necklaces for everyone to wear when they decided, so we could tell who was on what team. Along with that we got prizes for all the ones that chose correctly. We were ready for some fun!

Prize Box

On Saturday I went to pick up the cake and the hubs stayed home to decorate! Here are the results:

Our Baby Gender Reveal Cake

Streamers!

How cute is all of that!?

Onto the reveal! That is what you are all here waiting for, right? Below is a video of us cutting that beautiful cake. Go ahead and watch…I’ll wait.

Gathering our Guests

Hubs not wanting to see the "crumbs" from the first cut.

Domingo wants in on the fun, too!

Dad is a bit overwhelmed.

Looks like we are going to be seeing a lot of pink in our future – we are having a little GIRL! Daddy got a little emotional right off the bat and it took Mom a few minutes for it to sink in. Even today, I think we are still processing it, but very excited at the same time.

As you can tell, I was wearing blue beads, so I was wrong in my prediction but there were many more that were correct. Here are some pictures of the fun prizes that they got.

Light Up Teeth

Googly Glasses

Spy Glasses

Transformers Paddle Game & Pen Necklace that Retracts

Plus, who could forget our four-legged friend. Domingo joined in on the fun when he got his first jacket. Now he’s all ready for winter, not to mention stylin’!

Gangsta Stylin'

Everyone Loves Him!

Matching Duo

As you can see, we all had a wonderful time! It was an amazing night for us and we couldn’t be happier with all our friends who were there to share it with us. We can’t thank them enough. ♥

Not to mention how yummy the cake was. Everyone had some and I don’t think anyone had any left on their plates. I know I cleaned my plate! Thanks to our baker, Jeffrey.

We All Loved The Cake!

End of The Night Group Shot

October 22, 2011
by gwendolyn
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“People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life…I think that what we’re really seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonance within our innermost being and reality, so that we can actually feel the rapture of being alive.”

— Joseph Campbell