babies, love

Gender Reveal Party!

One of my very good friends, Meghan, and her man, Jeff, are expecting a baby! Megs is my first really close friend to get pregnant, and I am so incredibly excited for her! I was so sad when I realized I would be in Amsterdam for the last half of her pregnancy, not to mention the first couple years of her baby’s life. That’s one of the things that makes living abroad so hard. We’ll inevitably have to miss some important events in our friend’s and family’s lives. But I wasn’t going to let myself get off that easy. I wanted Meghan and Jeff to know how much their baby meant to me – so I offered to throw them a gender reveal party! They were totally into the idea, so I started planning!

Here’s how it worked: Meghan and Jeff went to their ultrasound appointment and told their technician to keep the gender a secret from them. She then wrote the result down, put it in an envelope (along with the ultrasound photo) and sealed it. Meghan and Jeff then gave me the envelope to guard with my life. With the help of my cupcake genius friend, Jenna, we punched out the center of 80 cupcakes, filled them with the frosting color that corresponded with the baby’s gender (pink or blue!) then frosted the tops so you couldn’t see any evidence.  Then, everyone  at the party bit into their cupcakes at the same time as Meghan and Jeff, and all found out together what they were having. Take a peek!

{Photos & Video © Liz Denfeld}

44 thoughts on “Gender Reveal Party!”

  1. You're such a good friend! I love the idea of a baby gender reveal party – that's something that I'll be doing when my time comes! I also love the idea of everyone biting the cupcake at the same time! Fun!

  2. ahh we're going to our first gender reveal party this weekend! I am SOOOO excited!! It's SUCH a cute idea!

    A little different than this yours but same concept-they gave the sex and ultrasound to the painter who painted their nursery. EVeryone is going upstairs to the nursery and when they open the doors everyone will see whether the walls are pink or blue!!

    I love all these parties! SO cute!

  3. Thanks so much everyone! I updated the settings on the video to make sure it's public, not private (which I thought I did the first time!). Hopefully it works now!

  4. This is such an adorable idea, Liz, and what a wonderful video for them to have and then share with their little girl! So special.

  5. I was a DG with Megs and some of the other girls at the party, and I saw your blog on Meghan's page and I think it's absolutely lovely! This party was a fantastic idea, and as usual, I love looking at all your photos!

  6. Liz!! This video and post is amazing!! Thank you for putting on such an amazing party. It was so fun and perfect for Megs and Jeff 🙂

    Hope you're having a great time in Amsterdam!!

  7. This is adorable! I love the baby gender reveal parties…so, so cute! Your friend is just beautiful and what a cute couple they make!

    Liesl 🙂

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