Tuesday, November 21, 2017

T Stands for Gender Reveal

I'm going to be a Great-Aunt in April. The Nephew and his wife are expecting their first child. There was a gender reveal party where the couple and the family would learn whether the baby was a girl or a boy.

This was the first time I had seen The Nephew's new home. So before the party officially began while guests were arriving, I got a grand tour of their cozy, little nest.


Gender reveal parties are new to me. Back in the day, pregnancy was called confinement. We pretty much stayed home after the 6th month and stayed in our Omar de la Tent-maker fashions. The Niece-in-law looked very cute with her baby bump and trendy clothes.

With the house decorated with pink and blue balloons, I thought the parents-to-be would open up a box revealing pink or blue balloons as I had seen on the Interwebs.

Pink and blue plates were on the counter for guests to load up with food. When all the guests had arrived, the cake was brought out and put on the table. That confused me. Dessert before dinner? Oh, well, life is short eat dessert first. 

A pretty yellow cake with 
He She What Will It Be? 
written on the top.


The couple cut the cake open to reveal pink frosting in the middle. The use of the cake was clever, and the little one is
 a girl! 


I had eaten most of my salad before I remembered to take a picture of the food. I had sausage, lasagna, salad, and a crust of garlic bread.


There was also Buffalo chicken wings, rigatoni and cheese, chips, veggies, and dip, and chocolate.


For a beverage, I had some Blackberry Ginger Ale.

And a nice visit with family and friends.

Drop by hosts, Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog to find out what the rest of the T Stands For gang is up to. If you want to play, include in your Tuesday post a beverage or container for a beverage. Don't forget to link your blog to Bleubeard and Elizabeth's page.

39 comments:

  1. My keyboard is having a PMS hissy fit today, and refuses to work much of the time. I would LOVE to leave you a personal message like you are used to from me, but it took nearly 30 minutes to write my last message. Fortunately, my mouse still works well, so I can copy and paste this generic message to you. So, I will just wish all my U. S. friends a very happy Thanksgiving and EVERYONE a very happy T Tuesday.

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth. Hope your keyboard sorts itself out quickly

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  2. I remember you mentioning this and I am glad to find out it is going to be a girl. Of course it really depends that the baby is healthy. I remembering being a big round lump (since I am short) by the time my daughter was born. I could barely sit in my car seat because my belly was just pushing up against the steering wheel. Luckily she was early so it didn't become a big problem. Good luck to your nephew and his wife. Hugs-and happy T day. Erika

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    1. With The Eldest, I ended up on bed rest for the last month or so. Getting up off the sofa had the grace of a beached whale.

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  3. What great news and what a lovely party, I bet is was so exciting to cut the cake to reveal the pink icing for a baby girl - fabulous! I'm glad you had such a lovely visit with your family and friends, the food looks delicious too - Happy T Day wishes! J 😊

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    1. It was fun to find out ahead of time. And special that The Nephew and his Wife shared the news with us as they learned they were having a baby girl at the same time as the rest of us.

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  4. That's a nice idea for a party, and pink frosting is a fun way to say it's a girl. Things have changed since my time, too! Main thing the baby is fit and healthy. The food looks really good, glad you enjoyed the event. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Always a nice excuse to celebrate the news of a healthy little one on the way.

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  5. Yes, these gender reveal parties are THE thing! Congratulations on the upcoming birth of your great niece-so exciting. Lots of yummy food at the party. I didn't know there was such a thing as blackberry ginger ale. Happy T day and a happy Thanksgiving too!

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    1. I had never heard of blackberry ginger ale, either, It was quite good.

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  6. Congratulations, Great Auntie! And to the expecting couple! :)

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  7. Congrats to the expectant parents! What a cute idea, and such a fun way to reveal the Girl. We had baby showers but nothing like this :)

    Happy T Day

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  8. What a cute way to reveal the gender CJ! We have one of those events coming up too.... Happy happy T day!! Hugs! deb

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  9. I have never read of this kind of a party either. I remember baby showers after the child was born. times do change.
    the cake was very clever and the food sounds amazing-sounds like a nice party to share with friends and family
    Happy t Day Kathy

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    1. Apparently, this is the latest thing to do when one is expecting.

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  10. I never heard of gender reveal parties, C.J. What a fun idea. The cake was a very clever reveal - lol. The food looks scrumptious. Why don't you suggest the happy couple host a baby naming party? ;-)

    I remember "back in the day." I wasn't allowed to go back to teaching after summer break because I was six months along. And the horrid tents - yuk.

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

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  11. This must be a lovely way to celebrate the gender of the new baby. I have never heard of this form of party but it sounds a great idea and must have been fun.
    Your food looked delicious.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

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    1. i think it takes care of the is it a boy or girl people always ask.

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  12. I have never been to a gender reveal party, but I hear they are all the rage now. It looks like a fun party with great food. Oh, and your blackberry ginger ale sounds wonderful, too. Happy T Day!

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    1. The gender reveal seems to be quite popular with the young people now.

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  13. This is the first time I have Heard of a gender reveal party. It is a brilliant idea I must say. Of course in my days we didn't know the gender in advance, and I still know couples that choose not to know. The cake thing is a good idea too. I can see you all had fun.
    Interesting drink too. BlackBerry ginger ale. I find it difficult to imagine what that would taste like.
    Wishing you and your family a very blessed Thanksgiving,
    Happy T-Day,
    Lisca

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    1. I didn't know the gender with the Eldest. I did with the Young One, but kept that to myself.

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  14. What an unusual kind of party , but such fun! The food and drink look good! I remember the tent styles for pregnant women - so different these days - less modesty I think! Happy Thanksgiving and Happy T Day! Chrisx

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    1. Maternity styles are so different now. Not a big fan of the spandex, but glad to see designers got rid of puff sleeves and bows.

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  15. Wow! What a really cool idea! Congrats to all of you. I never knew they made a blackberry ginger ale ... sounds tasty!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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    1. The blackberry ginger ale was new to me too. Quite refreshing

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  16. A terrific thought and plan and great congratulations to you and family. Best wishes!

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  17. congratulations to you!
    the cake was so cute.
    I've never seen that flavored ginger ale before.
    glad you had fun:)

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    1. The cake was adorable. I've never seen flavored ginger ale before, either.

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  18. Sounds like a fun party...what a great way to reveal the baby's gender! the food looks very yummy. ♥

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    1. The food was delicous, and I thought using the cake to announce a boy or girl was clever.

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  19. This is such a fun and creative idea! I have never heard of this before! Congrats to all! So happy for all of you! The food looks amazing! Now, being Canadian, I was so proud of you drinking Canada Dry Ginger Ale!! My favourite! I love the Black berry and I love the Cranberry one too! Big Hugs!

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    1. Oooh, will have to look for the Cranberry one.

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