This weekend was all around fantastic. I truly couldn’t have asked for more love and support from everyone around us! I’ll recap my birthday later this week, but today I wanted to talk about the Tutus or Ties Gender Reveal Party we had on Saturday. In case you missed our announcement yesterday, we are thrilled to welcome a baby GIRL in October!
Gear up, I have lots of photos to share, along with some chiming in from me!
My parents made this for me!
I did have a hunch it was a girl, but deep down I definitely believed it would be a boy. As Aaron is one of five boys and his brother has two boys, genetics led me to believe a boy was imminent. I’m already dreaming of the girly dates I get to take our little one on and Aaron is going to be an amazing dad to a little girl.
Little bit of a candy table.
How adorable are the Tutus or Ties cookies??
When planning this party, I definitely had ideas in my head. My mom was concerned about the food situation, and I was all about the decorations. I used my Cricut to make a lot of the decorations and we only bought a few things.
We had a lot of family and friends come over to celebrate- we originally invited 65!- and though the weather wasn’t perfect, everything really worked out. It was set at my parents house because it was large enough to hold everyone inside in case it was pouring. Their deck is partly covered, so we were okay during some of the drizzles we had.
We had rolls with a pasta dish, meatball subs, baked beans, Japanese Coleslaw, potato salad, ham bar-b-q and fruit for dinner!
Leading up to the reveal, we were unsure how we would originally tell everyone. We finally decided on a black balloon filled with pink or blue confetti. It was filled with helium, but didn’t float, so we hung it off the deck.
Now, we sort of totally lied to everyone. We kept going back and forth over finding out with everyone or finding out ourselves. We had two days between when we could find out and when the party would be. We didn’t find out in the office but she wrote it down and gave it to us. We ultimately decided we wanted it to be a special time between us and we opened it together. I am so happy we did that. With all the emotions and excitement with the party, I don’t think we would have had that special moment. Of course I cried and he teared up and I’ll never forget that moment between us. Being that we did have two days, though, we were scared we’d slip and say “she” when talking to anyone, so we said we had no idea and never found out. We felt really bad, but it was our decision and we’re happy we did it. I did tell everyone right before we revealed that we knew, just so our reactions weren’t lackluster, ha!
Already practicing with little Miss Madison! She knew it was going to be a girl!
We had a lot of people stay well into the night and we just kept catching up and having fun. I was exhausted as we took down the decorations, but it was 100% worth it. I’m so happy we had this time with our family, and I loved seeing everyone’s reactions to us having a girl! It was such a fun night.
If anyone is expecting and want to have a Tutus or Ties themed party, or know of someone who would, I do have decorations I’d be happy to help you out with! I don’t know of anyone to use them and they did turn out really cute, if I say so myself!