Earlier this week, I shared photos from my sister-in-law’s early 4th of July picnic. (If you need ideas, the post has some great suggestions.) She’s big on themed gatherings, but this get-together was more than just a patriotic party. It was a gender reveal for her third child! Her daughter is almost four, her son is 20 months, and Baby #3 is due in late fall.
As she did at the gender reveal party for her second child (you may remember the photos I posted to the blog), Anne had each of the guests make their guess known by wearing a pink or blue clothespin. She enjoys decorating with chalkboards, so she used a few at the party.
“He or she? What will our little firecracker be?”
“Before I formed you, I knew you. Before you were born, I set you apart.” (Jeremiah 1:5)
Next to the drinks (water and sweet tea), Anne listed some of the pregnancy symptoms she has been having and what the old wives tales predict the gender to be based on those. I think it’s interesting to note that her symptoms with her second and third babies have been the same, and both times the old wives tales have been wrong. So next time you hear a pregnant lady announce that she’s having a girl because she’s carrying high, you might want to wait for more evidence before you go shopping for bows and lace socks.
Guests were also encouraged to submit their name ideas to the “ballot box.” Anne made a “Stars and Stripes and Sleepless Nights” word search for folks to try their hand at, as well. (Click here to view the printable PDF.)
After dinner, everyone gathered outside, and the only person who knew the gender (the father-to-be’s twin brother) chose a pink or blue confetti cannon and set it off. It’s a boy!