Our Balloon Gender Reveal party was just a party for the three of us: Jamisen, Chris and myself. We were all delighted and surprised when we found out a little girl would be joining our family this year. Baby Number Two is a planned, very loved addition to our family and no matter what the gender, we knew our family would want to celebrate in a big way. I designed a special fizzy that takes over a minute to dissolve and show the color (missed that tutorial? Check it out here) but before we did that, everyone had to vote “Team Blue” or “Team Pink.”
Below are the votes of our family (which wasn’t quite the same as yours pictured above). They were overwhelmingly Team Pink and I suspect one of the blue votes (from my Dad) was only done in solidarity so my brother didn’t feel so alone.
We didn’t make people wait long. The bath fizzy bonanza was the perfect suspenseful reveal. It was just long enough.
Video below – it really fizzed for a long time! So much suspense!
I also made a Gender Reveal Cake (yes, there will be an upcoming Soap Queen tutorial on how to make this very easy but time-consuming ombré cake) in addition to cheerful Pink Shortbread and Blueberry Blue Shortbread cookies. Looking for the tutorial on how to make that pink and blue soap pictured below? It’s right here.
Cutting the cake was easy but getting the five layers onto plates was a bit harrowing. We managed. Eating it was the easy part! Though, I am stymied today with what to do with the leftovers.
Jamisen is delighted that it’s gotten too cold to keep his well-worn hand-me-down training trike outdoors so happily rode it all over the house to showcase his skills at competitive trike riding.
It was a wonderful day filled with laughter, tears and fueled by massive amounts of sugar. Chris, Jamisen and I feel fortunate and blessed to be surrounded on both sides of our family with such support. Jamisen is napping now and boy oh boy, there is a house to clean while he’s sleeping. So, I’m signing off until tomorrow to clean but positively bursting with delight and happiness over our spring baby girl addition.