So the reveal didn't quite go as planned. We were so afraid that everything would fall out of the box too early we unwittingly made it too hard to actually open. Oops! Oh well.
I had a big empty box in the attic that we covered in wrapping paper and then just got some stick letter to put on the front. Inside we put 4 packets of confetti, balloons and taped streamers inside. We had to get some rope and poke holes in the flaps so, theoretically, the kids could pull on them and the box would open over them spilling it's contents. Then I just put more wrapping paper over the flaps( the bottom). We made holes in the top of the box on either side after we wrapped it and hooked a bungee cord there. Then we just strung a rope through that and hoisted it over a tree branch.
The rest I kept simple. Got some gender reveal stuff at Walmart-table cloth, napkins, and stickers for voting boy or girl.
I grabbed some little sheer goody bags in blue and pink and threw in some blue and pink gumballs with pearly white sixlets( chocolate) and then grabbed the cupcake centerpiece too. I did not have time to make my own cupcakes so I bought them and tweaked them. I bought chocolate 'Frozen" theme cupcakes in blue and took off the characters on top and replaced them with little onesie sugar decoration with pink and blue hearts in the middle. Then the white cupcakes I had to take off the toppers and I had a little can of pink airbrush coloring at home( edible of course!) that I sprayed on them and put the onesies on those too. That's it. Simple( which means less hassle for me!)
Only 1 person thought it was a girl and that was my BIL. He asked,"What's the heart rate?" I said 150's and with out pause he said "GIRL!"
The funny thing is though that at 8 weeks 5 days and 9 weeks 3 days the heart rate was 176 and 171 which indicates boy. Then the last couple times it has been in the 150's.
We are totally shocked that it' a girl. We were so convinced it was a boy and to be honest I am still not a 100% convinced. I am fine with a girl though, but a boy would have been nice because I haven't had one in 9 years.
We are blessed either way!