After finding out the gender with our doctor on Valentine’s Day, D and I hosted a small brunch for our family to share the exciting news.
*Skip to the bottom to find out baby’s gender! Or read through for a rundown on the party menu and decorations.*
(Our immediate family turned out to be almost 20 people, so maybe “small” isn’t that accurate. A smallish brunch for immediate family.)
I know the internet’s opinion on gender reveals is pretty divided, so I was worried that some of my family might look at this as me being “extra.” Thankfully, if they had any unkind opinions about it beforehand, they kept it to themselves .
It turned out to be a really nice afternoon spent with family and lots of good food. And it was the first real celebration of the baby, so it felt like a really special moment to share with everyone.
Below are some of the details for our gender reveal brunch:
- Assorted bagels
- Bagel toppings: cream cheese, butter, smoked salmon, capers, lemon wedges, pickles and onions
- Cheese platter with jam and crackers
- Cold filet mignon with a creamy dill sauce
- Fruit platter with fruit dip
- Tres Leche cake (for the reveal)
- Assorted juices and coffee
I tried to go low-key with the decorations, while still having some fun. D’s constant reminders to not go overboard were a helpful reminder because I was planning on going WAY harder on the pink and blue accessories. But hey, I love a good theme!
Not pictured: pink and blue balloons arranged throughout the house, gender reveal themed plates, cups, and napkins.
The Big Reveal!