Monday, December 22, 2014

ITS A GIRL!!!!!! Gender Reveal Party Recap:

ITS A GIRL!!!!!! Gender Reveal Party Recap:

^^^Crown c/o Love Crush Bowtique^^^

ITS A GIRL!!! I cannot even believe I am saying those words, still! Its seriously so surreal that we will have our little boy and a little girl, what more could a mama want than at least one of each? Thats always been my wish, I have never cared about order or anything of that sort but I always knew I wanted at least one girl and one boy, the best of both worlds.  So I know the best part of this post is the reveal so lets just begin there...

^^^The anticipation was killing me and oh so exciting.. you can see it right there on my face how happy I was to be finding out our little babies gender.  This Giant 36" balloon with pink/gold confetti was provided by D Art by Design . It was perfect for our party and my sweet sister in law made it into an ornament (which i didnt sneak a photo of in time). 

^^^We were AMAZED to see pink!!!! We are having a baby girl!^^^

^^^What shocked looks like. ^^^

^^^Our pin didnt do the trick so we opted to use a knife, lol.  This was my favorite moment when we looked up at each other in amazement. so so so utterly happy and surprised. ^^^

^^^14.5 week bump^^^

^^^SO incredibly happy^^^

Okay so lets talk party details because isnt that so much fun?! I love party planning, like seriously in another life  it would be my job. When we found out we were going to know the sex during the winter months i knew instantly that we wanted to to a holiday gender reveal party. How much fun would glitter, gold and silver be?! UM YES PLEASE.  The best part is I can reuse everything for future holiday partys and NYE parties would be perfect too.  

^^^By far that Little Dovie & co. Banner and Sparkle Soiree Table cloth took my breath away and made the party that much more glam. I wish i could keep them up year round! Enter SEQUINLOVE at checkout for a free matching runner with any full sized linen from Sparkle Soiree.^^^

^^^I made the black and white triangle sparkly banner using scratch book paper from Michaels along with the table labels. I bought ornaments and clear string and sprayed them with adhesive spray and sparkles for the hanging ornaments.  The silver Christmas Tree center piece was from Hobby lobby. The mason jars are also sprayed with sparkles and left over from Cashs first birthday. Fidn more table details below VVV

^^^We served home made cookies, brownies with powdered sugar, peppermint bark pretzles, and marshmallow chocolate pies with hot cocoa and toppings. ^^^

^^^if you guys wants this incredible home made hot cocoa recipe let me know in the comments below and ill post it separately because it was devine.. i think several people said it was the best they'd ever had.  We love topping bars, they are just so much fun! Cups and lids provided by Lillis Little World whom also custom made these adorable little cupcake toppers for us (in this case pie toppers) that said "Pink or Blue, We love You".  All chalk vinyl labels were provided by Mad About Vinyl Monograms along with a chalk pen. These are amazing because if you mess up you just wipe right off and start over! 

Toppers c/o Lillis Little World

These CUTE AS EVER custom Coffee sleeves were perfectly created just how i envisioned them by Details On Demand who also made Cash's party favor bags for his first birthday (check them out in this post here)

^^^Festive party straws provided by Twigs and Twirls couldn't be more of a perfect match ^^^

^^^Tassle drink stirrers made the perfect decor for the table as well as topped off our cocoa with a sparkle of fun. These were made for us c/o Chasing Bliss Design and they have a ton of other options as well & have provided a coupon code active now until Jan 31st for 10% off any order over $21, use code: TESSA.  Follow their instagram @DIANNASAMUELS

^^^My girlfriends and I had a baking party the night before and decorated these cute cookies^^^

^^^The Buttercup House has ever type of cookie cutter under the sun and was kind enough to send us these. Those itty bitty baby angels were a hit with all of the kiddos at our party. They also provided us with the above black pearls and white snow flake sprinkles^^^

^^^These best buddy cousins had confetti all over them while eating dinner at their little play table^^^

^^^ We had all of our guests vote boy or girl, give us a name suggestions and any advice.. these were such a hit to read later on. I think we had 8 votes for girl, and 10 for boy. These were custom made in Christmas colors for us by Confetti Momma ^^^

^^^Old Wives Tales sign c/o Custom Art by Gillian made our guessing game even more fun^^^

 vvvFor dinner We served pasta and salad made by my two mamas, and both were delish!!vvv

^^^kiddos celebrating in our joy^^^

^^^our two little girls in the fam are excited to add a third and fourth (my sis is having a girl too, shes 5 weeks ahead of me)^^^

^^^Sweet little gift from Grammy for our baby girl, and of course this Love Crush Bowtique crown im clearly obsessed with.. she made our crowns for Cash's first birthday, they will forever be my favorite (see here)^^^

^^^12 weeks apart from my best friend^^^

^^^D Art By Design provides you with both colors so whomever is surpising you and filling the balloon has both to pick from and you will never know which is coming!^^^

I hope you guys enjoyed the post as much as we enjoyed the party! this was such a special event, i truly will never forget! We were so pleasantly surprised and so excited to share in this joy with all of our family and our closest friends that were able to make it.   A huuuuge thank you to all of the shops that helped make this day so special, i appreciate each and every one of you, and to our family and friends for bringing food, helping bake and clean up, celebrating with all of you meant so much to us! Thank you to my readers and followers for all of your sweet words and congratulations, we really do feel so full and blessed.

***Bump update coming soon!! ***



  1. Great Idea! Love this post. I hope to do something like this one day.

    1. Thank you love, it was so much fun and i highly recommend doing it!

  2. Sooo much happiness for you 3 :) you are such a great family - love seeing all your photos ❤️
    Would love your hot cocoa recipe 😃

    Hope your little princess has a smooth journey here xxx

    (Follower on instagram : sunshinerainbow12)

    1. Hi love, thank you <3 Yes i know exactly who you are and i would be happy to share the recipe! Ill do that asap. Thanks for the sweet words, we really couldnt be happier that we are adding this sweet little blessing to the crew! xo

  3. Congratulations to you and your husband Tessa! So happy for yall!

  4. Could I please have the hot cocoa recipe?!!! Thank you so much! The party looked PERFECT and congrats on your little girl! :) :)

    1. Yes of course, i will post it aasap! Thank you, we are just over the moon filled with joy!

  5. I see pink confetti everywhere! Congratulations on expecting a new baby girl!!
    Our shop has been on holiday & we came back to see all of your amazing photos!

    Thank you again for letting D'Art by Design be a part of your special day. It makes everything worth while when we see photos of our confetti and balloon pops. We will definitely be featuring your lovely photos on our Instagram page. God Bless!

    1. Heyyy girly! Thank youuuuu, yesss we are sooo soo excited!! Thank you for everything, im excited to see your post(s) tag me! xo

  6. What a beautiful party! Congratulations! I couldn't help but notice your adorable couch, could you tell me where you found it?

    1. THank you so much amber! Yes it is from Macys believe it or not! They have great warranty options too! We love it! We purchased it in September/October 2014 (: