Thursday, March 27, 2014

Easy Peasy Gender Reveal with Easter Eggs

Last time we did the gender reveal for Dexter, I made chocolate chip cookies with hidden cake balls, colored cupcakes, and crochet heart cards. This time when I suggested going with a bee-themed gender reveal party (as made popular on Pinterest) for K's family, K kinda balked because he didn't want to come off as self-centered, like "woooo, look at us; we're having another baby." I had already been thinking about these over-the-top ideas for a while, so I felt immediately felt my enthusiasm deflating. I've been told I wear my emotions on my sleeve because K immediately backpedaled and said, "What if we just simplify things a bit?" Done! I'm tired and pregnant anyway, so who did I think I was kidding in planning a huge party? Introducing the Easter egg gender reveal method...

Gender reveal idea using Easter eggs and candy
Step 1: Purchase plastic Easter eggs, wrapping paper, and blue or pink candy. (Yes, our baby #2 is a girl, and yes, those are tiny gums and teeth that you see because K is weird like that and they're technically pink.)

Gender reveal idea using Easter eggs and candy
Step 2: Cut out pieces of wrapping paper that are big enough to cover each pile of candy.

Gender reveal idea using Easter eggs and candy
Step 3: Crumple up the wrapping paper around the candy in a roughly egg-shaped bundle.

Gender reveal idea using Easter eggs and candy
Step 4: Insert wrapped bundle into the egg. If it's too big, lessen the amount of candy or paper.

Gender reveal idea using Easter eggs and candy
Step 5: Make sure you can't see the color of the candy through the wrapping paper. (People will try to be sneaky...)

Gender reveal idea using Easter eggs and candy
Step 6: Present your eggs in a nice bowl or basket. And that's it!
To prolong the suspense, K also made a poster board that said "Will Dexter Have a Brother or Sister?" so that people could sign their names with their guesses before the egg opening. And then we just had some simple desserts afterward that were yummy and not the slightest bit pink-colored. So there you have it! A very simple gender reveal idea that's great if you have your anatomy scan close to Easter. :)

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