Whoooo wants to know? Well we all wanted to know!
Last weekend we held our first big party in our new (old) home. And it could not have been for a more special occasion. You see, it was a Gender Reveal Party for Fielding (our oldest son) and Kelly (his sweet wife) and their
It was so much fun! We had owls everywhere. We sent out "Whoooooo wants to know?" invitations that promised the party would "Be a Hoot!" And it was! We had over 35 people attend. We had a Soup Buffet set up with five types of soup, along with every type of bread, muffin and cheese one could think of.
But the highlight of the day was the cutting of the cake. We found a fantastic baker who made the cake look exactly like the invitation. Not only was it the Cutest Cake Ever, but it also tasted absolutely delicious. Although it only looks like a sheet cake, it was actually a layered sheet cake. The color of the icing between layers would tell us whether the baby (due March 23rd) is going to be a boy or a girl.
There were owls everywhere. They were on the mantel and on the banner that swagged the fireplace.
They all kept asking us "Whoooo wants to know?" But we had to wait until everyone was through with lunch before we could cut into the cake.
The waiting was not as bad as I had anticipated, since we had so many people throughout the house.
We had fun visiting .......and of course watching our Sooners play football on TV.
Believe it or not, I found these plates and napkins after we had sent out the invitations. Not only did they match extremely well, they also had our "Hoot Hoot" theme on them! One of my daughters made the cute glittered "baby Lucas" letters.
Not only did I find the plates, napkins and cups, but the ensemble also had these great spiral streamers with them.......AND in blue and pink. Could I have been more lucky?
I hung the spirally delights from every chandelier in the house, as well as several bookshelves. They were everywhere and added to the festive afternoon.
Hoot. Hoot. These owls are even winking like they KNOW the color of the icing........!!
But perhaps one of my favorite parts of the party was the Guessing Tree. As guests arrived they were instructed to take an owl tag of the color they thought the baby would be. Obviously we had blue and pink. I also threw in some pale yellow for those that just could not decide. Just for the record, blue was the big winner.
Then the guests had to "suggest" a name for the baby on the back. We had several cute names, some funny ones.....and some that suggested they REALLY wanted the baby named after them!!!
Also everyone signed their tag, so these cute little cards became a guest-book of sorts. We read all the name suggestions before we cut the cake, and we tallied the boy vs. girl score. After the party was over, I had a cute little photo album (that I failed to take a picture of), and we taped all these tags, a napkin and a spirally owl inside. Now I just need to print off the pictures and give them to the happy-parents-to-be.
This was my guess and name suggestion. (Just saying!!!!!)
At the top of the twig Guessing Tree, I put the cutest, softest little owl hat I ordered for the baby off of Etsy. I bought white so it would go with either gender. I thought when I bought it that if it was a girl I would make a white tutu for a newborn picture with the hat. If it was a boy, I would just keep the diaper. Really though, isn't the hat just adorable?
We also had sonogram pictures of the baby on display......(minus the revealing one). It was safely tucked away in an envelope that only the cake baker had seen. I made my daughter wrap it up as a present when we got it back from the baker so that we would not cheat and look!! In this picture you can also see the owl "confetti" that we had throughout the house, on the tables, serving stations, food tables, etc.
My daughter that made the letters also made a diaper cake with an owl book on top. It is not an understatement when I say we had owls everywhere! I think this book said "Whoooo loves you?"
My daughter also found burp rags with owls on them. Honestly, I did not even like owls (well I could take them or leave them) till I began buying and decorating for this party. Now I think they are just adorable!
This is some of the confetti I used. It was about the size of a silver dollar.
Some more of my confetti. This was about the size of a quarter. We glued a collage of the confetti to the front of the "memory" book that held all the guesses (and pictures when I print them off!!)
FINALLY!!! It was time to cut into the cake. Kelly cut the cake and before she could even put the first piece on the plate, she and Fielding both looked down at the knife and you can see their expressions...
And with that, we were all "tickled pink" that we are getting a little girl! It was such a fun party to give..........and I anticipate many more for a sweet little girl.I am linking this with Wow Us Wednesday and Open House at No Minimalist Here. As well as Tablescape Thursday...now you know that is good! Also Metamorphosis Monday!
Also the Party party!