Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Gender Reveal Party!

One of my very good friends, Meghan, and her man, Jeff, are expecting a baby! Megs is my first really close friend to get pregnant, and I am so incredibly excited for her! I was so sad when I realized I would be in Amsterdam for the last half of her pregnancy, not to mention the first couple years of her baby's life. That's one of the things that makes living abroad so hard. We'll inevitably have to miss some important events in our friend's and family's lives. But I wasn't going to let myself get off that easy. I wanted Meghan and Jeff to know how much their baby meant to me - so I offered to throw them a gender reveal party! They were totally into the idea, so I started planning!

Here's how it worked: Meghan and Jeff went to their ultrasound appointment and told their technician to keep the gender a secret from them. She then wrote the result down, put it in an envelope (along with the ultrasound photo) and sealed it. Meghan and Jeff then gave me the envelope to guard with my life. With the help of my cupcake genius friend, Jenna, we punched out the center of 80 cupcakes, filled them with the frosting color that corresponded with the baby's gender (pink or blue!) then frosted the tops so you couldn't see any evidence.  Then, everyone  at the party bit into their cupcakes at the same time as Meghan and Jeff, and all found out together what they were having. Take a peek!



{Photos & Video © Liz Denfeld}

44 comments:

  1. The voting idea is absolutely adorable!

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  2. Thank you AGAIN for the party, Liz! It was so special for us. Something we'll remember and cherish for the rest of our lives! xxoo

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  3. Liz this is amazing! what a good friend you are (: xoxox

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  4. yay!! So excited to hear you are having a baby Meghan!

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  5. Oh my goodness, Liz! What a heartfelt & thoughtful surprise! This was so sweet :)

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  6. The whole thing is genius. And I love the cupcake paper being cut into little flowers.

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  7. What a neat idea... & your friends are adorable.. :-)

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  8. looks like such a sweet party! so thoughtful of you :)

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  9. This is such an adorable and creative idea! I had never seen anything like this until now. Love it! :)

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  10. did the video not play for anybody else?

    it said it was private.

    p.s. what a super sweet idea!!

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  11. I commented on Megans blog yesterday but this party is sooo cute! I dont know if I could handle not knowing before all my friends though, haha. I am so jealous she's having a baby girl!

    Libby on the Label

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  12. I couldn't see the video either, it said it was private.

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  13. Liz, you are the sweetest friend EVER! Congrats Meg and Jeff!!!

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  14. this is so cute! such a lovely idea as well :)
    love the cupcakes and there cases!!

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  15. wow! what a cute idea and the decor was so adorable.

    Myrna

    http://mybeatboutique.blogspot.com/

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  16. that is sooo fun! love gender reveal parties! you are an awesome friend!

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  17. You're such a good friend! I love the idea of a baby gender reveal party - that's something that I'll be doing when my time comes! I also love the idea of everyone biting the cupcake at the same time! Fun!

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  18. This is too cute! I would be so nervous/excited to bite into that cupcake! Everything looked great :)

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  19. Such a sweet idea! Absolutely love this!!!!
    velvet cupcakes

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  20. ahh we're going to our first gender reveal party this weekend! I am SOOOO excited!! It's SUCH a cute idea!

    A little different than this yours but same concept-they gave the sex and ultrasound to the painter who painted their nursery. EVeryone is going upstairs to the nursery and when they open the doors everyone will see whether the walls are pink or blue!!

    I love all these parties! SO cute!

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  21. Thanks so much everyone! I updated the settings on the video to make sure it's public, not private (which I thought I did the first time!). Hopefully it works now!

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  22. Sooo cute! I totally want a party like this when it's our turn!

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  23. oh goodness, way too cute! congrats to them :)

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  24. This is by far the CUTEST idea EVER to find out the gender of your baby! LOVE IT! What a sweet friend you are!

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  25. Liz, this is adorable!! What program did you use to make the video?!

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  26. I used iMovie. I had no idea what I was doing! Hoping to practice and make more videos in the future :)

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  27. This is the CUTEST thing ever! You are such a wonderful friend for doing this for them! Ah and a girl! CONGRATS!

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  28. OMG this is soo cute!! What a great idea

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  29. i love the gender finding cake and celebration! i am seriously contemplating doing this for my next pregnancy!

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  30. This is such an adorable concept and so well done! Congrats to your friends.

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  31. This is such an adorable idea, Liz, and what a wonderful video for them to have and then share with their little girl! So special.

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  32. The cupcakes are an amazing idea! :)

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  33. what a brilliant idea! So thoughtful and sweet!

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  34. so so cute - you did such an amazing job too!

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  35. I was a DG with Megs and some of the other girls at the party, and I saw your blog on Meghan's page and I think it's absolutely lovely! This party was a fantastic idea, and as usual, I love looking at all your photos!

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  36. Liz!! This video and post is amazing!! Thank you for putting on such an amazing party. It was so fun and perfect for Megs and Jeff :)

    Hope you're having a great time in Amsterdam!!

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  37. This is adorable! I love the baby gender reveal parties...so, so cute! Your friend is just beautiful and what a cute couple they make!

    Liesl :)

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  38. soooo adorable!! love this!!

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  39. This is SUCH an amazing idea! I hope that one of my friends will do something like this for me if I ever have a baby :)

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  40. OMG love the video! I am sooo planning to do this one day when we get preggers (hopefully soon!) I love your idea of punching out a hole in the cupcakes and covering them with frosting! You're so sweet to do that for your friends!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  41. This has to be the cutest baby gender revealing idea ever! I LOVE it! Do you mind if I reference your blog entry in my blog?

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