Monday, September 9, 2013

It's a Girl!

Jaxon went first, taking off the dot...

Colten followed. Daddy played a trick on him and raised the pinata up so he missed the first time ;).

Then, Carson whacked that question mark apart to reveal...

Pink! It's a girl!

All five of us are thrilled! Three boys and one girl. I've never felt more "complete" in my life. I cannot wait for Adlyn Grace join us :). Even though we had triple digit heat, family joined us in one of our local parks to celebrate :). 

I went with a yellow and green color palette and a "Bow Ties or Bouquets?" theme. I pulled the decorations from my home, using several vintage pieces that I received from women in my family. I was sure to put this doily at the center because it belonged to Adlyn's namesake, my husband's grandmother (Grace).

I also used a cake stand, vase and tin box from my mother and a napkin holder from my grandmother. For the treats, I made brownies - Oreo and Samoa. I topped each one with a felt rose, bow tie, or heart.

I also made Strawberry Shortcake and Banana Cream Pie in jars. I topped each jar with a circle of patterned paper. I used various yellow designs from DCWV, Crate Paper and Echo Park.

As guests arrived we asked them to choose a bow tie to wear if they thought it was a boy, and a flower to wear if they thought it was a girl. Three people thought boy :). Everyone else voted girl!

Tomorrow I will share how I made the pinata. It was a little time-consuming, but it wasn't hard and I thought it was worth it. 

Oh! And I have a winner to reveal! If you left a gender guess on this blog post, I put your name in a hat and pulled: WENDY! Congrats! Please email me at precociouspaper (at) yahoo (dot) com with your contact information and I'll ship some goodies out to you right away :).

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day! Tessa


  1. CongratulationsTessa! So excited for you and what a super cute idea for the big reveal!

  2. Congrats I bet you are so delighted! A girl to dress up cute! x

  3. Congrats, Cousin! Love how my parent's votes were divided. Haha. So happy for you! :)

  4. YAY!! CONGRATS!! So happy that you can play with girlie stuff now! I felt the same way after having a boy finally. It changes your whole creativity! lol! Love the theme of the party too! Very cute! :):):)

  5. Big congrats and what a fun party. Love your ideas. So cute and festive.

  6. Congratulations again Tessa! And what a beautiful name choice. See you soon Adlyn Grace, you are going to have one amazing, wonderful life (and the best decorated bedroom ever ;-)! -- The Foleys

  7. Such a fun idea! I wanted to be surprised when I had my babies, but I really missed out on a fun opportunity to celebrate! Thanks so much for sharing and congratulations on welcoming a girl into your family and on being featured on the Moxie Fab World Blog Roll!


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