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Today we had our gender reveal party! We went with a red and green theme because it is almost Christmas. I found several treats that I thought I would try from Pinterest. Most turned out really well! I forgot the take pictures of everything before it started getting eaten (I was running a little late!) so here are some pictures from later of a few of the items:

Christmas Tree and Stocking Rice Krispie Treats

Gingerbread Reindeer Cookies


Stuffed Peppers - made by the mother-in-law
Candy Cane Punch - picture from Pinterest because it was all gone!

Fun Candy Cane paper straws to go with the Candy Cane Punch

Fried Pickles - made by the husband! Picture from Pinterest because these were gone fast!
Funfetti Cupcakes - iced  by my stepmom
I also made Peanut Butter fudge but I forgot to get it our of the fridge! We also had some fruit and veggies, brownies, my mom's special ranch flavored-oyster crackers, chips and salsa & queso, meatballs, and a few other random things. LOTS of good food!!

 My printer was giving me lots of issues today so I had to have my mom handmake the voting cards. Originally I wanted to use a Polaroid camera to have people cast their votes but you can't find 600 film anymore and the new Polaroid camera's film is really small. So my mom searched around and found a Polaroid POGO printer that prints 2x3 pictures that are stickers! You hook your camera up to it with a USB cord OR you can use your cell phone enabled with BlueTooth! So everyone cast their votes and it was tied 14 for boy and 14 for girls!

Zoe's picture was placed on the board after the reveal so her vote wasn't counted :)

To do the reveal, we blew up balloons and filled our skylights and then covered them with Styrofoam wrapped in wrapping paper. We then tied a string to one end and pulled the string. We have two skylights so we both had one to pull.

We double wrapped the green paper one because it was kind of thin (which is why it doesn't look as pretty). Unfortunately, Clint's board didn't work out. The string came through the board (because he didn't tape it on the other side like I suggested ;) Red balloons would mean girl and green balloons would mean a boy. Here is a video of the big reveal!

So we are having a BOY in April!

For those that were able to share in our big reveal - thanks so much for coming!! Also thanks to my family that helped out!! We are so excited and can't believe that we will meet our little boy in about 16 weeks!!


  1. Leslie, thanks for sharing.

    Merry Christmas!

  2. It was so much fun! I can't wait for Baby Boy Reed to arrive!!!

  3. Congrats, Leslie! How wonderful of you to share this with us! This is so exciting! :) Happy Holidays!

  4. Congratulations!!! Thanks for sharing your exciting day. :)


  5. So cute!!!! Congratulations on your little man!