Gender Reveal: It’s a….

I think I have finally absorbed all of the excitement from the gender reveal party last Sunday so that I am now able to share it with you all. It was the most incredible, exciting, and anticipated day.

Let’s talk about the food first because the food was just awesome. I decided to have a taco bar considering tacos are one of my favorite foods. I loved that I could do all of the prep before our guests arrived so that I could just relax while they were there.

We set up our bar area with the tortilla chips, tortillas, refried beans, and taco meat (I went with beef because that’s what I’ve been gravitating towards lately). We kept the beans and the meat in crockpots to keep them warm throughout the evening.

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On the kitchen table I set out all of the condiments: onions, black olives, lettuce, jalepenos, cheese, tomatoes, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, cilantro.

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taco bar


When it was time to eat, everyone did their own thing and made their own tacos. It was perfect! The actual dinner portion of the party didn’t happen until after the gender reveal however, so this post is a little tweaked and out of order.


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I had zero appetite after our gender reveal because I was so hyped with adrenaline, so while I waited for it to arrive, I munched on some delicious desserts.

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Here is my plate of food that finally got eaten a couple hours after the reveal!

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Okay, now to the reveal…


The ultrasound tech had written down the gender of our baby and put it in an envelope. I then gave the envelope to my girlfriend Stacy and asked her to do the honor of filling up a balloon with either blue or pink confetti depending on the gender of baby so that we could pop it on the day of the reveal. Needless to say she found the biggest, awesomest balloon in town! That big balloon stared me down until it was time to pop it!

Going into this, I really had no idea if baby was a boy or girl and I was SO ready to find out.

Dana and I both had our large safety pins and it took us a few minutes to get all settled in and ready.

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gender reveal


We had our friends and family count down from three.

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We are having a BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The excitement of this moment was so unexplainable. Having so many of our dear family and friends with us as we all learned the gender of our baby was so special. The pregnancy began to feel more real at this point (well actually it wasn’t until the next day that it really sank in that we were having a boy but still).

Thank you so much to everyone for supporting us and celebrating with us. And a huge thank you to Stacy for taking care of getting the most important item of the day— that balloon!

We are so thrilled to prepare our home, lives, and hearts for a precious baby boy.

This Post Has 22 Comments

  1. Terry webber

    Melanie and Dana, I am so excited for you!!! I just watched the video from your party with your mom!! Such a cute idea! Little boys are so much fun!!!

  2. Congrats Melanie!! A baby boy! That is so awesome! I had a hard time reading the whole post, I just wanted to scroll down until I see the gender reveal 😉

  3. Pkudrle

    How fun to see these pictures, and yes it was the awesomest balloon ever!!
    So happy and excited for you both. Bring on the blue

  4. Heidi

    Hi Mel and Dana!!!

    Oh my goodness 🙂 I am soooo excited, a BOY. I am smiling from ear to ear for you both 🙂 Congratulations! Can’t wait to see you both and the new bundle in the future! Love ya!

  5. CaligirlSM

    I loved this!! Congratulations to both you and your husband!!

  6. Tina

    Congratulations!!! This is such a precious idea for a gender reveal 🙂 Out of curiosity, if the party was Sunday, how long did you have to endure the suspense of having that giant balloon nearby, knowing it contained the gender of your baby?

    1. Melanie

      Haha! Our friend brought it when she came to the party (she was the only one who knew the gender). Once the balloon arrived, I had to wait a grueling hour. 🙂

  7. Dana

    I LOVED your reveal! I cried. legit water works over here. congrats!! It’s all such an incredible journey!!
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    1. Melanie

      Awwww you are so sweet! We are SO happy!

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