When I was getting closer to finding out what baby Jones #2 was going to be, I knew I wanted to have a gender reveal party. We hadn't shown our new house off in party style, so I decided to put the two together and have a gender reveal/housewarming party.
We did it last night and it was so much fun!
I didn't want to do an overly blue and pink theme, so I just added in a few other bright summer colors.
Foster was thrilled to have so many people come to his house to play! A lot of children were there and I think they all had a blast running around outside. It had been raining all day and I was praying the rain would stop so the children would be able to go outside and the grown-ups could mingle on the front porch.
For appetizers we had caprese kabobs, a cheese ball with crackers, and Rayne was so nice to bring brie!
I put all the drinks (both kid and grown-up) outside on the porch iced down in buckets, so people would mingle out there. Our house is not that big, but it turned out great and there were probably like 50 people here!
Ultrasound pictures hanging on the mantle.
For dinner we had Chicken Divan, rolls, and a wonderful summer spinach salad with strawberries.
I made a cake and peach cobbler for dessert. We also had a pecan pie that the neighbor brought over- so nice!
Before dinner was served it was time to get to the main event!
I have seen so many cute ideas to find out and announce the gender of the baby, but I wanted to do something that hasn't been overly used.
I was thinking and talking it over with a friend who suggested this memory game and I loved the idea!
How to play:
Take the game card pieces to your ultrasound appointment and tell the ultrasound technician to take out one card that corresponds with the gender of the baby. For example: If it is a girl baby she will take out one girl game piece and put it into an envelope with the ultrasound picture verifying the gender. The ultrasound tech will then seal up the results!
There was 17 different pairs for boy and girl.
Then leave the remaining game cards in the ziploc bag and don't peek to see what is missing before the party!!
Getting started- all the game cards were shuffled and laid face down on the table. I let a few people jump in and play with us. My friends and I had just as much fun playing as the children did. We had 6 of us playing the game.
We didn't get a picture of it, but everybody was crowded around anxiously waiting to see what it was going to be! The older people didn't really understand what we were doing, but they were chiming in telling us where certain cards were to help us find the match.
Ok... this is so funny to me that this picture got taken. Wood had just walked away from the game and was off talking to people. Angie and I were like, "What in the world is he doing?!" We are about to find out what our next baby is going to be and you walked off to talk to your friends.
It was funny to me really. I wasn't mad. He said he was getting hot and nervous. Ha!
None of us look too happy about it do we? That picture makes me laugh!
He came back!
Almost there! What's it going to be???
IT'S A BOY!!!!
We had so much fun with all of our friends, both old and new, and our family! We are so thankful for everyone we love that is in our life and we feel so blessed. This little boy is already very loved.
Thank you so much to everyone that was there to support us and pray for us during this time.