Monday, April 1, 2013

Bow Ties or Bows, Soon We Will Know!

Hey everybody! This weekend I had the pleasure of hosting a Gender Reveal Party for my sister Harlibeth and her husband Derrick. It was so much fun! I think it was a fairly new concept for most of the people that attended, but they all seemed to enjoy themselves, so I'm considering it a success. Unfortunately, I didn't end up with a lot of good pictures this time and I'm really disappointed about that, but, what can you do? I'll show you what I have. :)

The theme was "Bow Ties or Bows, Soon We Will Know!" My hubby helped me make this chalkboard for another party I did and I decided to use it for this one when the backdrop I had made, ummm well, let's just say it kind of fell apart. Just keepin' it real here, I am not perfect! Sometimes my ideas just don't work the way I want them to. :) Anyways, see the tulle pom poms on the sides? I'm thinking there's a tutorial coming up soon on those! They were so easy to make and the are sooo cute! I also made a bow and bow tie garland to hang at the top of the chalkboard. I framed an ultrasound picture and added it to the backdrop as well.

I love these letters I found at Joann's. I just painted them white and added bow ties and bows to them. I'm hoping that since I painted them white, I'll be able to pull off the bows and reuses the letters.

For the table settings I had pink plates and alternated between solid blue napkins and blue ones with white polka dots. I added pink forks and we drink from mason jars. I found the blue striped straws at Michael's for a dollar per package! Score!!! I also had the chevron table runners made and I plan on reusing them for other parties.

We had sandwiches, chips and blue and pink juice. I cut some white lunch bags with scalloped scissors and added bows and bow ties to them.

This was probably my favorite part! I printed out a paper for each letter of the alphabet and asked everyone to draw and color a picture to go with the letter they chose. At the end, we put it together to make Baby's First ABC Book! Everyone had so much fun with this and Harlibeth loved it!

I kept the kids table really simple, just these little packages with crayons, a coloring book and stickers. This is definitely something I would change next time! It didn't keep the kids occupied for very long and let's just say I used a lot of stain remover getting crayon out of the tablecloths. Definitely gonna rethink the kids table!

The cake.

Team Pink.

Team Blue (plus one little girl in pink who just wanted to be by her daddy.:) Don't ask me why the big goofball in the middle (my brother) wore a red shirt. He's an attention hog. ;)

And for the win.....

Team Blue!!!! Introducing Judah Knight Frye!!!

I am so happy for Harlibeth and Derrick and I can't wait to meet my newest nephew! Now it's time to start planning the baby shower!!!


  1. Thanks again, Jamie! You did an excellent job! And I do LOVE the ABC book!!! Anyone know why the attention hog looks like he's trying to lay his head on Mike's shoulder?

  2. You're so welcome!!! I was wondering the same thing! We might have to ask him about that. :)

  3. What a great idea! I love the team pink and team blue photos. I found your link up at Twelve O Eight.

  4. Thank you! And thanks so much for stopping by!

  5. Wow, so cute! This looks like such a fun idea. Thanks so much for linking up at Crafty Tuesday!

  6. Thank you Marie! Thanks for hosting the party every week!