I know I owe you guys a post! I had been so busy putting together the gender reveal and tending to sick kids I had been a little MIA. BUT Here it is, all the details on our gender reveal for the twins.
We had our gender reveal at 17 weeks. However, at 15 weeks our cousin came to a 3D ultrasound place with me and the girls to find out their genders. I very surprisingly did not try to peak and kept my eyes tight shut whenever privates were involved lol-the girls had no idea what was going on lol.
We decided we wanted to have two boxes that would be filled with either pink or blue balloons as our way to reveal, our cousin handled that part beautifully.
A table was placed right at the entrance to our backyard with an area to drop off diapers for the raffle and for guests to grab pins for their guesses. I opted for painting regular clothespins vs. purchasing made pins. I spent a total of maybe $7 to make them and just 30mins of my time to make 150 pins vs. spending about $15/dozen for pre-made ones. We purchased two $25 gifts cards as the prizes to our raffles and it was a HUGE success!
I kept decorations to a minimum-which is highly unusual but I was so happy with the outcome. My local Dollar Tree was where I found some tissue paper pom poms in pink and blue along with some tassel garlands I just had to assemble and the plastic tablecloths. Although I usually opt for linen table clothes I wanted to keep the vibe very casual and relaxed.
For centerpieces I also picked up these vases at the Dollar Tree and picked up some inexpensive flowers at a local flower warehouse. I cut out pink, blue, and gold stars on card stock using my Cricut Expressions and glued them to small dowels to keep the Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Theme going.
We didn’t want to put any tables on our grass this time around so I kept the food and desserts inside. I used our dining table against the wall to place appetizers, salads, and a few other things on and above placed this card stock banner I also made with my Cricut.
Across from that table I repurposed our bar table and shelving to place the desserts on top of. I had a few balloon bouquets scattered throughout the inside of our home. Our dessert table was filled with so many tasty treats!
I placed an order for cupcakes at Sams Club ($13 for 30 you can’t beat that) and only asked they come plain with pink and blue frosting. While at Sams I picked up a box of Hersheys bars and with the help of my sister’s extensive permanent marker collection I was able to find a blue and pink to highlight the he and she of the wrappers.
My mom made her famous arroz con leche and added blue and pink spoons. The chocolate dipped oreos were a HUGE success. I purchased some candy melts in pink and blue, melted the melts in small amounts and dipped half the oreos in then added some sprinkles before it dried. To make it easier on me, the pretzels were drizzled with melted chocolate instead of being dipped.
About two hours into the party our guests were just as impatient as us awaiting for the opening of the boxes. First we drew names for the raffle. Following the raffle, our cousin brought the boxes out to us, we counted down along with our friends and family (and everyone who joined us live) and opened the boxes to reveal OUR TWIN BOYS! Both boxes were filled with blue balloons! It was such a great experience, something we definitely enjoyed and would relive in a heartbeat!