Our gender reveal
Gender reveal parties are another trend that originates from the US, but are more and more popular around the world. I’m sure many of you think it is a tiny bit over-the-top, but I was incredibly excited to learn and celebrate these special news with our nearest and dearest. Especially, given that we live in Leipzig we don’t have too many chances to be together with our family and friends, so it was the perfect occasion to make memories together.
I couldn’t wait to know the gender of our baby. However, I was sure that I wanted it to be a surprise and to do a small celebration around it. On our 12 weeks scan that we had in Budapest during the Christmas break, the doctor wasn’t so certain yet about the gender to actually write it down to a piece of paper and we asked him not to say his guess. During this time, we also did the Prenatest, but because of Christmas and New Year there was no chance the results would arrive before we were back to Leipzig. So we decided that we will have our gender reveal in February, the next time we will be in Budapest for the 20 weeks scan. I had my doubts how will I be patient enough to wait so long, but it went by quickly. Crazy enough, the Prenatest results took almost three weeks to arrive (that felt like forever) because of the holidays and as my first blood sample wasn’t adequate they had to test the other one too. When we finally received the results and luckily everything was ok, we made sure to keep the gender a secret: I had the file which was locked with a code, while Pete knew the code. My best friend, Dalma <3 was the one who received both and she not only did a great job with keeping it to herself, but also with organising this amazing event for us.
Dalma went out of her way to put everything together for the party, including the smallest details. She’s the sweetest friend anyone can ask for. It was such a memorable evening, the highlight obviously being when the blue confetti popped. Everyone kept asking what we are hoping for, but for us it really didn’t matter, we just want our baby to be healthy and happy. However, we had a strong feeling that it’s a boy (in the last few ultrasounds in Leipzig the doctors could already see the gender and warned us not to look if we don’t want to ruin our surprise, so we kind of guessed that it must be a boy), after this it would have been strange to have it otherwise. I pictured him already too many times as a mini Pete. 🙂
IT’S A BOY and we can’t wait to meet him in July! ❤
I’m sure he also enjoyed the party, as this was also the day when I first felt his little kicks.
Now of course, as an event planner I was full with ideas regarding the decoration and the vibe for the small party. I researched countless ways for the big reveal, but I still liked the “classic” balloon pop the most, enhanced with confetti cannons. Emese from Natural Wedding Decor put together the sweet decoration. I didn’t want to have something too big, as the party was in our living room with only a handful of guests, but a setting that just creates a nice atmosphere. Instead of the usual baby blue – baby pink colours we used a coral – greenish palette, symbolising the two genders. Besides the dessert and buffet table, the white wooden photo backdrop was the most prominent part. My good friend, Szandra from Egy csipet torta created a beautiful cake with it’s inside coloured in the appropriate tones. As I’m not eating sugar she also made a sugar-free, gluten-free, lactose-free (but still delicious) side cake and divine macarons and cake-pops for the dessert table. Too perfect to eat, but once you taste them, there’s no stopping!
So much love for our sweet family and friends for celebrating with us!