Thursday, July 10, 2014

It's A...Boy // A "Firework" Themed Gender Reveal Party

It's a...BOY!

On July 8th was a big day. It was the day that Matson and I found out what our little "firecracker" is! I whipped up an invitation on the app Studio and we sent out the invite for the event via text message (we only had a few days). Then finally July 8th came. I went to the ultrasound with my mom. I needed someone there with me to make sure I didn't find out and to be the one to know to help with the reveal later on!  Before even going into the ultrasound room, I told the ultrasound tech that I didn't want to know but that my mom did want to know. The ultrasound tech was very nice and let me watch as she showed us a few different parts of the baby's body. She even measured our baby and told me that the baby was measuring big. The cutest thing was right before we were about to end the ultrasound, the baby crossed its' legs. The ultrasound tech printed the pictures and kept the "gender ones" inside of an envelope that my mom kept. 

The Invitation

The ultrasound was such a great experience. I honestly feel like my mom loved it too. I felt like we could just sit there and watch the ultrasound all day long. It seriously made the pregnancy feel real. Like I really am growing a human being in me and it looks like a human now instead of a small weird rodent. 

Later that night we started our gender reveal party. The theme for our party was "Baby You're A Firework." We had everyone guess if it was a boy or girl and then they wore whatever they guessed. They wore a little necklace with a blue or pink pacifier around their necks. Matson and I both guessed blue.

Wives Tales Printable Here

We also had our guests give some name suggestions for our future little one! I loved this because I really love to hear other names that we haven't even thought about.

Name Suggestion Printables Here

We served soft serve ice cream with different toppings and other yummy desserts. And, of course, blue and pink lemonade.

Dessert Topper Printables Here

After our guests arrived and made their guesses, we started the reveal. My mom and brother headed with some fireworks and the two mortars - a pink one labeled "girl" and a blue one labeled "boy." We all then waited for the actual reveal. A big blue firework went off to reveal that we are having a boy! We are thrilled and so blessed! Can't wait for our little bud! 

Now, I want to know...did you reveal your baby's gender in a fun way? Or have you been to a fun reveal? Did you reveal just your first baby or all of them? Tell me! Seriously, I need to know! I would love to know! 


  1. K #1- where is your belly? No belly. You look darling.
    #2. Freaking out for you! Seriously he will steal your heart! You just wait:) What a cute idea to announce the gender!

    1. You are so sweet. Thank you! I have one...just can't see it in the baggy shirt. And we are so excited!

  2. I love this idea! I plan on having a NYE Gender Reveal party. Where did you find pink and blue fireworks??

  3. Where did you find the background for your invitation that you uploaded to the studio app? It's super cute!

  4. Where did you find your blue fireworks at?

  5. Such a cute idea! Where did you get the pink and blue fireworks?