Thursday, January 17, 2013

Mama Nicole // Busy Girl


Well hello there FTAT readers, I'm so glad Sarah is letting me blog sit while she's off enjoying sweet baby Tuck :) It goes without saying that I think baby boys are the bees knees.
Which is why finding out that my husband and I are expecting one in April was the icing on the cake to a great year.
Literally.

Way back when our future little boy was just the size of a peanut, my girlfriends approached me with the idea of having a gender reveal party.  My immediate response was: "You want to throw me a party where there's cake involved?  That's kind of a no-brainer."

So on a very cold, blustery Monday after Thanksgiving,  my husband Adam and I went to our anatomy ultrasound.  With this darling little card in hand for the tech to fill out, seal up and keep our baby's private parts a secret.

That night was something of a test.  Having that important envelope in our hands was so tempting.  But we managed to hold it together until it was safely placed in our party planners' hands.

Finally, six very long days later, our moment had arrived.  Having never been to a gender reveal party before, I wasn't quite sure what to expect, other than scoping out some inspiration on Pinterest.  To say that I was blown away by what my girlfriends had planned would be an understatement.

The food, oh my word.  Every dish was a play on a traditional 'kids' food with a grown-up twist.
Mini pizzas with pears, caramelized onions, chives and pecorino cheese
Hamburgers made with braised spare ribs.  Mac'n'cheese consisting of three cheese risotto topped with crispy panchetta.  Grilled cheese and tomato bisque.
And pigs in a blanket.  Upgraded from hot dogs to spicy lamb and goat sausage


I ate two of everything.
Except for the pizza.
I ate three of those.

And then there was the cake.  With our baby's gender concealed under layers of rich, buttercream icing.


Our guests were sure that the middle held a hint of blue.

With the votes tallied and our friends and family gathered around, Adam and I were finally allowed to cut the first slice.


Such a sweet surprise was housed inside: we're expecting a little boy come April!

Every detail of this party was perfect.
Absolutely perfect.
I'm in awe of the wonderful girlfriends I've been blessed with.  For them to take the time to plan such a thoughtful party with every detail just so.  Well, I'm just the luckiest.
And as for the whole gender reveal concept?  I cannot recommend it enough if you have friends or family willing to help you host a get together.  Getting to share the joy of finding out whether you're expecting a little lady or gent with all your loved ones made the moment so special.  Seeing the anticipation and joy on their faces made my heart swell.  Our baby boy is so lucky to have such wonderful people in his life!

I cannot wait for him to make his debut so he and Tuck can finally become friends :)
Congrats Sarah & JB!

head on over to:
Busy Girl for more (:

11 comments:

  1. I'll send this link to my friends for future reference haha

    How special of them to throw you this party! So sweet!! And congrats on your baby boy!!

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  2. I love Nicole, and her gender reveal party looks absolutely darling! :) what a fun celebration!!

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  3. This looks like such a fun party!! I love the idea of serving "kid" food too!

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  4. Oh my word, what a party! Good friends are the very, very best :) Congrats on the baby - can't wait to see him come April!

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  5. I love Nicole, she's so darn cute!

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  6. Nicole, such a sweet party! I love that your girlfriends threw it for you!

    Sarah, thanks for having Nicole share!

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  7. All of the details are absolutely adorable! Heading over to her blog now. :)

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  8. love this idea! even though i'm not pregnant i hope to do this one day :)

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  9. This is seriously one of the cutest, most thoughtful thing I've ever heard of! Your friends did an amazing job.

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  10. I'm already planning our gender reveal party and we're not even pregnant!

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  11. Sounds like such a fun idea to have a party planned for you (no work necessary!) to reveal the baby's sex.

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