Several months ago, Ashley and Brad found out they were pregnant for the first time, and shortly after discovered that they were pregnant with TWINS! As a fun way to announce the gender of their two growing babies, I began planning a gender reveal party for them. This past Saturday we got together with some of their family and friends to celebrate and reveal the two genders.
The only people who knew the genders going into the party were their doctor, and the cake baker. After Ashley’s ultrasound on Friday afternoon, I drove a sealed envelope containing the gender information straight to Cake Creations by Kirsten. She then created a two tier cake, where the top tier represented the gender of one baby, and the bottom tier represented the gender of the other. She died the actual cake on the inside either blue or pink to represent the gender. As Ashley and Brad cut into the cake, they revealed what they were having! Take a look at the pictures and video below to see a glimpse of the fun!
These were the invitations I designed and mailed to their guests. Raspberry envelopes with a custom envelope liner, the invitation on speckled cardstock and a blue matting, a pink raffia bow, and finished off with custom address labels. I went all out, because well, this is what I do for a living =)
I designed the little cake topper, and attached it to a paper straw and tied with a pink raffia bow.
The balloon chandelier was pinterest inspired, and crafted with the help of Ashley’s aunt Angie! We kept a tally on the gender poll to what their friends and family thought Ashley and Brad were having.
Ashley’s been having lots of cravings during her pregnancy, so we had craving inspired nibbles out on the table!
The team for Two Girls was pretty lonely!
The team for Two Boys was the second largest!
The team for a Girl and Boy was the largest and the team I selected (here I am holding the sign in front)
The suspense and excitement in the room was high as Ashley and Brad began to cut into the cake.. top tier blue, bottom tier pink!!!!
Watch the video of Ashley and Brad cutting into the cake to reveal the genders!
As you can see by their stickers, Ashley was thinking it would be Two Boys, and Brad thought it would be Two Girls. I still can’t believe it turned out to be a girl and a boy, it will be fun to have one of each! They are SO excited, and going to be such amazing parents to these two precious babies =)
Two follow Ashley and Brad as they enter into a new chapter with twins, visit her blog Our Celebrated Life!