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 had a ball with so many people over. He loves his fort and spent at least an hour playing in it with his cousin Anamarie and cousin Analena.
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.
Can you give me some website ideas on where i can purchase the fizzy gender reveal tablets???
Becky with Bramble Berry says
You can either make your own, or find a soaper to make them for you. If you’d like them to be made, you can contact customer service at info(at)brambleberry(dot)com, to see if we can figure something out for you. I hope this helps! =)
-Becky with Bramble Berry
Anne-Marie you always out-do yourself!
Your cake looks gorgeous, and you just have an eye for color I wish I could copy! And oh Jamisen, such a handsome little guy, I love his bike! 🙂 It is so cute!!!!!
Take it easy, and congrats again!!
Thank you! =) Jamisen is so fun, and growing incredibly fast. We are totally enamored with him and love being parents. We can’t wait to do it all again!
Marieke Bos says
So happy for you A-M. What a fun way to reveal the gender to your family. I love your sense of fun!
Well, it only happens once or twice in a lifetime for us =) I keep trying to convince my husband for three but I’m not sure that he’s going for that extra one yet. Ha ha.
Rachelle Rapp says
The look on your face toward the end of the video when everybody undoubtedly saw pink is so sweet! 🙂 Congratulations!
Ah yes, the tears =) The whole family has been on pins and needles waiting and yes, hoping a bit for a matched set so there were tears all around.
What fun! Such creativity!
Marti Robinson says
Congratulations! So happy for you and your family. We find out what we’re having tomorrow!
Congratulations!!! What a fun and creative way to celebrate! Blessings and joy to you and your family! 🙂
Riverlea Soap - Odette says
Yay I was right. Congratulations. Jamisen looks like he is really happy to have a little sister. I am sure he will be a great big brother.
I hope so! It’s just been him for a couple years so sharing us might be a shocker but he has such a close relationship with his Daddy that I’m sure it will help ease the sting of losing me to a breastfeeding baby! =)
Jan J. says
I love your gender reveal ideas and parties! It is definitely something to celebrate! I adopted as a single parent and no one was very happy about it so it was a party of one but 14 years later I still celebrate every day being blessed with two wonderful girls! Congratulations on yours!
Ah, that must have been hard. I can’t imagine having little to no support as you embarked on parenthood. But you know what they say =) Being tested only makes you stronger.
So glad that your girl remain the light of your life.
If you don’t mind me asking, what pink did you use for those? It’s such a happy pink!
Not at all! Happy to answer =) It’s Midnight Blue for the blue and Gurlie Pink (https://www.brambleberry.com/Gurlie-Pink-La-Bomb-P4286.aspx) for the pink. It is such a bright amazing color, isn’t it? =)
Tanya Chappell says
Love the pics you have shared and the surprise fizzy and ombre cake were simply perfect!!! <3
The surprise fizzy was perfect! Such a great way to prolong the suspense for an extra few minutes.
Tanya Chappell says
I just watched the video – now I have happy tears too! xx
Once again,Congratulations!Girls are so fun!
I think you will do amazing raising a daughter. There is nothing in this world that I enjoyed as much. Praying for you to have a heathly little girl and an easy birth. My dtr who will find out next month talked about a balloon reveal as well. Did you not know until those balloons popped out of the box?
We did NOT know until those balloons popped out. It was such a joyous surprise. Of course, any healthy baby would be a surprise … of either gender =)
Donna Maria Coles Johnson says
Girl thighs, yummy!
I’m so excited and also a little shell-shocked! So. Much. Pink. =)
Looks like everyone had fun 🙂 I guess since you already have a boy eveyone assumes you should have a girl too…but who cares! Your adding to the family & that’s all that matters!!! 😀 So happy for y’all & can’t wait for this little angel to enter the world.
There would have been way less “stuff” to buy for a boy, that’s for sure. We already have all those toys and all those clothes. Jamisen doesn’t have a lot of princess castles though =)