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After finding out my best friend was having her second child, I went straight to work on planning a Gender Reveal party for her. It was a party I hadn't done and I thought it was a great idea for a second child.

While brainstorming the design for the invitation, I came across Jenny from Craft That Party's Peg Dolls and knew exactly how I would reveal the gender. A little peg doll wrapped up to be opened by the big sister. It was a great way to incorporate her into the big news.

I designed the invitation and the printables based on the peg dolls.

My colors were already going to be yellow and grey no matter what. They worked out great with the Peg Doll theme.

To keep with the theme, I thought the guessing should be done via mini bare wood peg dolls I purchased from Hobby Lobby. I spray painted them pink and blue and had the guests choose which one represented their guess for the gender. My awesome husband built the voting stand via a hand drawn "blueprint" I provided him.

I had bottles of champagne with custom labels that read "Before the big reveal..TOAST ME" and a custom label for the apple cider which indicated it was the expecting family's private reserve.

I prepared all the food myself which included Tarragon Chicken Salad, Stuffed Dates wrapped in bacon, grapes & cheese, and a Red Pepper Cream Cheese dip served with pretzel crips. It was all served on mini tasting plates.

Drinks for the party included White Sangria, Water with lemon slices, lemonade, and beer. 

The dessert table I filled with cake and cupcakes, cake pops, chocolate covered oreos, macarons, and Creme Brulee I piped into a fresh mini cup of berries accompanied by a wood spoon stamped "Happy for you". 

It was truly a suspenseful moment when little sis opened the package. For the package I used a simple Kraft box with a bow tied around it to make it easy for her to open. As she is only two, I also did not want her to lose interest in a complex package.

It was a sweet moment for family to find out the big news. Such a fun little party.

Marie Thomas Designs
Saint Petersburg, FL
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