Have you heard of a gender party?
Like many cool things, this was totally new to me. I praise God every day for the younger, precious women in my life who keep me in the know on all things fun and “in”.
A gender party….
This fantastic idea can be pulled off in several formats, but I love how our sweet friends Cody and Chelsea crafted theirs. Because I thought this was one of the best ideas on earth, I asked them permission to share this fun idea.
Yesterday Cody and Chelsea got to find out the gender of their baby. What an exciting day! Instead of letting the sonographer tell them if their baby was a girl or boy, they had the sonographer write down the gender on a piece of paper and then seal it in an envelope.
After the ultrasound appointment, Cody and Chelsea gave the envelope to Kirby. I was so jealous she got this job, but Kirby handled her new “power” very well. She didn’t call and taunt anyone. I would have. I would have called all our friends and said, “I know the gender…I know the gender.” Kirby behaved way better than I would have.
Later yesterday evening lots of friends gathered at Cody and Chelsea’s home. In front of all of us, Kirby handed Cody and Chelsea each a cake ball. The inside of the cake ball would either be blue or pink, telling the proud parents the gender of their sweet baby. Cody and Chels bit into the cake balls and saw that the cake was BLUE! A Boy!! It was so fun to be a part of this fun reveal and celebrate this new little boy alongside his parents. How wonderful of them to share this exciting moment with all of us.
All guests were asked to wear pink or blue to vote for the gender of their choice.
There was a name suggestion jar. We wrote girl names on pink paper slips and boy names on blue paper slips. Chelsea and Cody’s last name is Groves, so of course there were lots of names like, “Lemon, Orange, Walnut.” Too funny.
Pink Party Salad
1 can strawberry pie filling
1 (8 0z.) cool whip
1 small can crushed pineapple (drain)
1 can eagle brand milk
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
3 small boxes of Jello
(3 watermelon for pink, 3 blue raspberry for blue)
3 Knox Gelatin envelopes
heavy whipping cream
Mix the Jello and the Knox Gelatin together (this will be dry). Add 3.5 cups hot water. Add 1/2 pint heavy whipping cream. Stir.Pour in a 9×13 pan. Refrigerate. The cream will separate and go to the top. Cut and serve.
1 can of raspberry lemonade concentrate
1 bottle of cold, carbonated lime water
1 bottle of cold, carbonated raspberry water
Mix those ingredients and enjoy!
3 cups strong coffee
2 cups sugar
1 pint cream or half and half
1 quart milk
2 t. vanilla
Dissolve sugar in hot coffee. Cool. Add other ingredients. Freeze. Remove from freezer about 30 minutes before party. Mix and serve very icy. This is a favorite punch of ours for baby showers…but we don’t usually dye it.
Cody and Chelsea had the baby’s ultrasound video playing on the TV during the party.
They had plenty of pink and blue balloons so we could suck the helium out of them and sound silly.
The balloons came in handy for being goofy in other ways too….
Kirby announced we needed to take a miserable pregnant picture…
How fun was this party?
I’m so proud of these girls and their creative ideas….and I know we were all blessed beyond words to share Cody and Chelsea’s special moment with them.
Guest Post from Heather at All Things Hendrick