My appointment is scheduled for 6PM on a Wednesday, so I knew my gender reveal party (read up on it at the link if you are unfamiliar with this absurdity!) wouldn't be able to take place on the same day as the actual ultrasound. I am impatient on a good day, but when it comes to finding out the sex of this baby, I know the wait will be unbearable. So when I got home from the appointment, I immediately called the bakery to see how much notice they would need to make the cupcakes. Thankfully, they said they would be able to get them done with less than 24 hours notice!!! Now our party is officially on for Thursday, August 18th...yay!!!
I wanted to get the word out quickly (and cheaply) so I could start rounding up the official cupcake count, so I designed this invitation in Photoshop and emailed it out to all of our family members (and a few close friends):
|sorry I can't seem to get Photoshop to rotate it|
Oh, and the black marks are not actually part of the invite, just conveniently keeping some of our private info private!
As for food, we had discussed that the easiest/most cost effective way to feed our 20ish guests some dinner would be cookout style. And then it hit me...we're going to serve chicken and hot dogs...like breasts and weiners...you following me. I was cracking up when I thought of it, and while it may be slightly inappropriate, I think its more fun, so we're doing it. I haven't quite nailed down what else we are going to serve, but cookouts are kind of our specialty, so I'm not too worried.
And that's it...the beginnings of our much anticipated gender reveal party. Already I can hardly wait to bite into that cupcake...2 weeks, 2 weeks, 2 weeks. What do you all think? Got any good decor/food ideas for us?