Monday, August 20, 2012

Gender Reveal Party

I had the honor of helping my friend Shannon with her gender reveal party this past weekend! Shannon is pregnant with her 3rd baby, a much welcomed pregnancy after her and her husband had been trying for over a year and a half. They have two wonderful boys and would love to have a another boy, but would be equally happy with a girl as well. They thought it would be fun to host a gender reveal party and find out the sex of the baby among family and friends. I was so excited when Shannon asked me to be the "revealer." I created a set of pink and blue crochet owl hats and diapers that would dress a stuffed animal that Shannon provided.


After her 20 week ultrasound, she delivered the sealed envelope from the doctor with the sonogram photo inside to my house. I dressed the stuffed bear in the appropriate color and wrapped it in a mystery box :) This is a cardboard box I got from Michaels, decorated with question mark cut-outs from my Cricut, and tied closed with pink and blue ribbon.


Shannon is also a crafty woman. She has a knack for discount shopping at places like Goodwill and Craigslist where she finds great deals on old furniture and home decor and refurbishes and up-cycles them. I told her she needs her own craft blog! So I am so excited to show you pictures from her fabulous party.

She went with a pink and blue owl theme, so I knew I had to give her my pink and blue granny squares which I made into bunting that hung over her food table.



You can find the FREE pattern for my Owl Granny Squares on my guest post over at Petals to Picots.

I also made her a set of 24 owl cupcake toppers which ended up being perfect for all the yummy goodies she had. You can download my FREE owl cupcake toppers HERE.


Check out all the other goodies and creative ideas Shannon came up! She is one talented lady.

Pink and Blue Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Her"she"y and Hers"he"y Chocolate Bars

Blue and Pink Lemonade

Voting Chalkboard

The cupcake topper printables also worked well on top of empty spice jars that she filled with jelly beans. Everyone guessed how many beans were in each jar and whoever was the closest, won the jar! 


I made her the voting cards and food tags as well, but unfortunately can't give those printables away since I am pretty sure the images used on them are copyrighted :|


So now the moment you all have been waiting for...The Gender Reveal!!
It's a..........



GIRL!!!!

Here is a video of the reveal!

Congrats Shannon! I am so excited and happy for you and your family! Thank you for letting me be such a special part of your party!

UPDATE!!!
She is here! Baby Greta Marie was born on 12-30-12 at 4:14pm weighing in at 7lbs 1oz and 20 inches long! Her two big brothers are taking wonderful care of her already and the entire family is over the moon in love and so excited to be a family of 5! Congrats Erickson Family! She is absolutely perfect and such a cutie!



42 comments:

  1. Sarah - We cannot begin to thank you enough for all of the time and work you put into making the party such a special one! You are incredibly talented and we were just honored that you were willing to use your gifts and abilities to enhance our party in such a special way!

    Thank you SO MUCH for the darling hat and diaper cover for baby Greta! I can't wait to take her newborn photos in them! We are just so thrilled!

    You are a dear friend and I'm blessed to have you in my life!

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    1. Awwww, thank you so much for the kind words Shannon! I can't wait to meet baby Greta and spoil her with more crochet hats and lots of PINK!! YAY!

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  2. this gender reveal party is a clever idea!!!! Everything so beautiful!!! Goo work girls!!!
    xxxx Alessandra

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  3. What a clever idea....a gender party! You are awesome!!!

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  4. So So precious! I loved this.. and yes I am a cryer.. and have 3 boys so I rolled some tears on her expression in that video. What a sweet party!

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  5. PRECIOUS! I mean I got teary eyed and all. So glad you linked this up. The decor is darling too. CONGRATS to Shannon a baby girl! WHOO-HOO! winks, jen

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  6. Aaaakkkk! That was so cute!!!! I love that the mom didn't even know! The owl hats and diapers, tooo cute. Thanks for sharing the cupcake toppers and the granny squares. I can't wait to try them. I found you at the link up party youaretalkingtoomuch. Following you now.

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  7. Oh my! I love all the pictures, the great way the entire party was themed - and I LOVE the reveal - Shannon's reaction "no way!" was priceless. A girl! whoo hoo! I've known Shannon all her life and I rejoice in this wonderful news. You all did a fabulous job!!

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  8. Awww..... that brought tears of joy to my eyes...... xx

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  9. How much fun, for both you and them. You guys incorporated some awesomely cute ideas into your party. The owl bunting is adorable!

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  10. Absolutely amazing! What a fantastic idea!!! Megan

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  11. That is just about as cute as it gets! What adorable ideas! I'm pinning this for our next baby :)

    ♥ Bethany

    www.happyhomemaker.me

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  12. What a fun way to find out! Love the owl decor and the hat set you made :)

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  13. New follower. Love all of your projects.

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  14. So much fun for everyone. Love the idea.
    Thanks for sharing on BeColorful.
    pr

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  15. I absolutely adore everything about this post! I'm going to remember this for future use. It's just to adorable!! You are so creative and talented! Quick question, are the diaper covers similar to the Mickey and Minnie ones?

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  16. super cute! I love the hershey idea! how simple and cute!

    hugs! Kim @ Party Frosting!

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  17. Hi, can you please tell me where you got your Hershey chocolate bars. I can't find them anywhere. Please email me at x0x_yummalicious_x0x@hotmail.com

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    1. I got them at Target in the candy aisle!

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    2. You could buy regular Hershey bars and use pink and blue markers to color the "he"/"she".

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  18. I had just heard of doing a gender reveal, and here is a beautiful example-how exciting! Thank-you all for sharing, (especially the Erickson family! I think you have some excited big brothers!) and thank-you for the great ideas!

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  19. That was so sweet. Thank you for sharing. My friend just had a reveal party with a cake. She has 2 girls and are now expecting their first boy. :-D

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  20. I adore owls and this is such a cute idea! We are planning on throwing a Gender Reveal Party in January. I was already thinking owls, and now I have a few great ideas thanks to your post! I am also working on the Owl Granny Squares pattern you shared on Petals to Picots. I am so excited to make them into a blanket for our new little one! Thank you for such a great blog. I have found loads of patterns on here that I plan on trying, and a few recipes as well! Keep up the great work!

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  21. I am so happy for you. Enjoy your little girl and also it is GREAT that her two brothers will take good care of her

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  22. Thank you for your cute patterns! What a gorgeous little girl, she was born on my twins due date, but they were born 6 weeks early on Aug 22 :).

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  23. Can you send me the pattern for the hats and diaper please

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