Monday, August 4, 2014

Blue Monday - Gender Reveal Party!

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I had never heard of a Gender Reveal Party, but I went to one this past Friday night! Our twenty-one-year-old granddaughter, Jenna, is pregnant with her first child. This will be our first great grandchild! The baby is due this December. We found out the gender at the party.

When we first walked in, we had to choose a pin: female (pink lips) or male (black mustache) and then pin it on. I choose the lips, and Johnny chose the mustache. (Aren't they cute?)

Everywhere we looked we saw things decorated pink and Blue.

Why, they even had a huge bowl of pink and Blue cotten candy!

A large, lit question mark was placed on this table, along with baby pictures of Jenna, the future mother and Matt, the future father. Pink and Blue napkins are to the left of the table, and a pink HER and a Blue HIM were framed and hanging on the wall.

A three-tierred cake decorated in pink and Blue sat in the center of the display table.

You can see the Blue and pink drinks in dispensers placed on the counter to the left of this shot.

Johnny and Danny, the two future great-grandfathers enjoyed the chocolate fountain. If you look closely, you'll spot the pink and Blue children's blocks piled in stacks that decorate this table.

Matt, Jenna, me, and Johnny.

The Blue circles inside the cake revealed that it's a BOY!

Our son, Allen, his wife, Sharon (the future grandparents) and Jenna and Matt.

Allen, Sharon, with their daughters: Jenna, Brittany, and Lauren.

As we left, everyone was given some chocolate. Note the Blue "HE" and pink "SHE" on the wrappers.

They didn't miss a trick!

Happy Blue Monday!


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Magical Mystical Teacher said...

You hit the jackpot with blues this week!

Annesphamily said...

Congrats! I have missed you here Sally. But hopefully I will be back now! I love the cotton candy! Hee Hee! Carol at Buttercup Counts Her Blessings was talking about having a Cotton Candy Slush from Sonic! LOL! Our daughter Noelle is a cotton candy gal! She even orders the cotton candy ice cream at Cold Stone! LOL! Love the phamily pics! You are too sweet! Hugs and Happy Blue Monday to you!

Annesphamily said...

Congrats! I have missed you here Sally. But hopefully I will be back now! I love the cotton candy! Hee Hee! Carol at Buttercup Counts Her Blessings was talking about having a Cotton Candy Slush from Sonic! LOL! Our daughter Noelle is a cotton candy gal! She even orders the cotton candy ice cream at Cold Stone! LOL! Love the phamily pics! You are too sweet! Hugs and Happy Blue Monday to you!

Julie said...

All sorts of blues, but I like the Hershey bar.

Karen said...

What a great idea to let everyone know if the baby will be a he or a she! Cool shots!

Unknown said...

How sweet! Thanks for sharing!

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Hi Sally What a great selection of 'blues' in this post.

Jenny said...

My entry won't post, Sally.

Jenny said...

I entered it anyway and it did post...Gladiolas. And congratulations on a boy. That is very clever. xo Jenny

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Thanks for hosting, Sally ...and for sharing your wonderful blue news with us. Blue Monday hugs from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Jutta.K. said...

Was hast du doch für eine sympatische Familie.Und nun kommt ja bald noch ein Junge dazu, wie schön!
Heute funktioniert der link wieder nicht für mich, bitte sei so lieb.
Hier ist mein Beitrag:

Herzliche Grüße und vielen Dank fürs verlinken.
Jutta aus Deutschland

Unknown said...

Lovely Blue Finds, i want a piece of that cake <3

Anonymous said...

I've never heard of one of these either, but I love the decorations. A lot of effort went into that! and it was perfect for your Blue Monday :)

Anonymous said...

Great pics of the festivity:) the bowl with cotton candy was a nice touch! Yeah, gender reveal is getting more and more common!

Little Wandering Wren said...

Oh my giddy Aunt what a party!! I would love to have been there, fancy that a cake with blue for a boy inside, great fun and congratulations to all.
Wren x

Hannah said...

What a cute idea for a party, and so handy with all the blues! The cake looks very tempting. Congratulations on your future great-grandson!

Jim said...

Cute way to reveal the news.

Hazel said...

Wow Sally, you look so young to be a great grandma! What a beautiful family you have. I have never been to a gender reveal party before. Thanks for sharing this lovely event with bloggity friends.

EricaSta said...

Dear Sally, there are great captures of the Party .... I like the Cake. It looks delicious :)
Many greetings by Heidrun from Augsburg, Germany

photodoug said...

Sally, what a clever way to reveal the birth of a child. The Hershey's bar was the best. Thanks for sharing.

Melbourne Australia Photos said...

Congratulations on the family getting bigger soon, Sally. Glad the blues won!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Well, Good Morning, Miss Sally!!

Congrats to your family as you anxiously await the birth of a new baby BOY!!

Love your BLUE shirt!!

I had some blues to share today...

Thanks so much for the party and I wish you well, my friend!!


Anonymous said...

I have never heard of this either...a lot of creativity to present the blue and pink options!

Ann said...

Oh what a joyful celebration!! I these kind of parties are the thing now. You can buy all kinds of BLUE clothes for this new little guy.

bj said...

Now THAT is some exciting blue, Sally. Congratulations to everyone!

Well, guess know how we talk about we have so much in common...and we now have ANOTHER thing in common...
WE are getting a new GREAT-GRAND...A BOY....and he is due in DECEMBER. How 'bout THAT !!
hahhaa....gotta love it.

Salmagundi said...

You are right - they don't miss a trick these days. More celebration going on then we used to do at a wedding. Congrats to your family! Sally

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Looks like a fun party. Isn't it funny that, now that the parents can know the gender of their baby before birth, we have gender parties? It amazes me how many couples elect to not know the gender through the entire pregnancy. Thanks for hosting. laurie

Anonymous said...

I've never heard of this, but it's a very sweet idea; happy Monday :)

LV said...

The old saying,you never get too old to learn is very true. Thought I had heard of most new showers, but not this one. A great idea tho. You will love the little fellow. You know how I dearly love my Layton.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Congratulations, Sally! What wonderful news on your expecting a great grandson! Many blessings to your family.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! I've never been to one, but it looks like it was a lot of fun.

Black Jack's Carol said...

Well, what a creative and blue-friendly way to reveal this extraordinary news! And, as someone else said, i did immediately notice your lovely blue top, Sally. Thanks for hosting. Happy Monday to you and yours!

A wondering star said...

Beautiful post!

Eva Jorunn

A wondering star said...

Beautiful post!

Eva Jorunn

Leovi said...

Yes, some lovely flowers, beautiful designs and rich cake! Beautiful photos!

Susan Freeman said...

What a fun party! Congrats to the will be parents. What a great and blessed time of their lives!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Anonymous said...

Hey Sally,

Well it certainly looks like you've been having fun! Congrats to your family too.

I've been to a few baby showers but this is definitely taking things to the next level ;-)

Have a great week!

Gerald (SK14) said...

well I've never heard of such a thing before!

GranthamLynn said...

Congratulations. Beautiful party. I love the cake surprise.
I just now linked. It is so hard to do it in the morning. I hate linking so late! Thanks for the party. Have a good week,

Jeanne said...

Hi Sally, The gender party is fabulous. I loved every detail. This sure is a new take on a baby shower. Or maybe it was just a 'gender' party. I know everyone had a wonderful time and you are right. They didn't miss a trick. I love the baby blocks, the drinks, the Hershey bar, etc. The blue spots in the cake just cracked me up. Congratulations to the happy parents to be. I really loved seeing all of the photos of your beautiful family Sally.

Love, Jeanne

PS, Now I want some cotton of course. Big smile here.