Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Twin Gender Reveal Party!


I love a good themed party. And what better excuse to throw one than to announce the genders of the Twins to our family and closest, like-family friends?

I'm not even sure where I first heard about gender reveal parties, but I instantly loved the idea and may have gotten just slightly carried away with planning one for our babies. For our party, Devin and I decided we wanted to find out the genders before hand (more often the parents find out the gender at the party along with their guests) and then throw a party for our family and friends to let them in on the secret in person and all at the same time.

It all started with my polka-dot and question mark themed save-the-dates and invites:







Templates for this invitation and decoration pieces can be purchased here.

From there, the decorations and party treats just sorta took on a life of their own... 


Our guests had fun suggesting baby names for us. Some of the more "memorable" were Cassius, Smeagol, Voldemort, Sweet Pea and Sweet Pickle, and my personal favorite (courtesy of my dad): John Paul Hanson and Ringo George Hanson for twin boys. 

My best friend Megan hosted a "Wives' Tales Gender Prediction" game which calculated (very scientifically as you can see below) that I had an equal amount of baby boy "symptoms" and baby girl "symptoms." One-of-Each perhaps? 

 
We asked all the guests to "predict" the genders by wearing either blue for boys, pink for girls or yellow for one-of-each. Once again, One-of-Each took the lead.
The Big Reveal was planned by Devin and everyone loved his creative idea! Guests paired into teams of two and were given a thumb-tack and a black balloon filled with confetti (blue for boys, pink for girls, yellow for one-of-each).

After a veeeeeery looooong, suspenseful countdown, everyone popped the balloons and revealed the colored confetti inside....

And the result was: BLUE!!! 






5 comments:

  1. Jen - you're making me want to have a baby for the wrong reason...to throw parties. LOL! My name suggestions are Jacob and Edward...haha, yes, I am too funny. Must be all the coffee this morning.

    But in all seriousness, I am so happy for you two - and the two to come! Hope to see you guys soon!

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  2. Stephanie BashamMay 25, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    I love all of this! Party planning, themed desserts, balloon popping with confetti, everything!

    Oh yeah, and I love that you're having TWO BOYS!!!!!

    Ah!!! Yay!!! Love you! :)

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  3. I love this! It looks like a great party. Can you tell me where you got the invitations? Thanks!!

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  4. My template for the invitation and decoration pieces can be purchased here: http://offbeatgraphics.com/baby-shower-invitations/
    Enjoy :-)

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