First off is the food, I decided to serve some snacks with the cake, which I probably could have done without because it was way too much food for our small little group, but it was still fun because I did my top 5 food cravings. Which were: sweet potato chips, spaghetti (gluten-free), red pepper hummus and carrot sticks, LARA Bars, and any kind of fruit.
|The food was all my "cravings"!|
|Going green with boy|
and girl cloth napkins.
To get our chow chow dogs into the party action, my mother-in-law made them these pink and blue bandannas! Meet Jilly, in the pink and Jackson in the blue.
Another fun detail of the party was to line up all my "belly pics" on our mantle for everyone to see how I have grown since we first found out I was pregnant. I think I'd like to do this again when I have my baby shower because it's fun to see how I and the baby have grown!
|A "Belly Pic Timeline"|
Now before we cut the cake, we took pictures of the "teams" or all of those who thought the baby was a girl and then everyone who thought it was a boy. It was fun because everyone dressed up wearing the color they thought it was too!
Time to talk about the fabulous cake! It was made by a dear friend who I work with, who just happens to be gluten-free too! Of anyone to have known the gender before us, I am glad it was her! She worked hard in the weeks leading up to the party to find a good gluten-free cake recipe that was also vegan (no milk, eggs, or butter) and the one she ended up making was divine! We went back and forth on whether or not to dye the batter of the cake or just the inner layer of icing and since the colors weren't coming out quite right on the batter, we decided on just coloring the middle layer of icing. It worked out perfect and was delicious! No one knew it was gluten-free or vegan...until I told them...ha ha- go vegan!
Then it was time for us to cut the cake. Once everyone arrived I was tempted to tell them to hurry up and eat the snacks and then we can cut the cake, but we all agreed that we could just cut it first thing and then eat the snacks and cake...so we wouldn't have to wait any longer. I'm so glad we did! Here are the pics of us cutting the cake....
Here's Brandon showing off his pink gear and skateboard after the party. For those of you who don't know, he loves to skateboard and owns his own skateboard shop! Looks like there's going to be some pink skateboards in this house!
|My gluten-free, vegan cake|
|Cutting the cake...|
|Seeing the pink icing...|
|Then celebrating that it's a GIRL!|
|The pink icing to prove it!|