During my second pregnancy, my cousin and her family put together an intimate family dinner for a gender reveal. It was a fun way to surprise everyone with the gender of the baby, but the night ended up being a big laugh, hence quite memorable.
At the time that we had our reveal dinner, my first born Ridha Zaynab had just turned 13 months. Only my husband and I had known the gender of the baby girl, and we had picked up a cake designed to be cut to reveal a baby girl, with pink colored frosting inside. I was a bit nervous but I did not see what was coming.
We had kept the gender a secret, even though it was another baby girl, only because we hadn’t kept any sort of secrecy the first time around.
The party was decorated with blue/pink decor and Is it a girl or boy banners. There was a table set with favors, and a game where you write your name on a piece of paper and place it into a girl bowl or boy bowl for a chance to win a gift card. We had a delicious home cooked meal and moved into the living room, gathered around for the big moment. Judging from the looks of the girl bowl [there were only two names in it], basically everyone in the room was certain the baby was a boy. Well this should be fun…
I cut into the cake, removed a slice onto a plate and held it up and…silence.
I looked around the room at their eager faces, unsure of how their reaction would be. I heard whispers of them talking about how sure they are it’s a boy. I cut into the cake, removed a slice onto a plate and held it up and…silence. There was a full moment of silence. Awkward silence. I quickly examined the slice thinking maybe the bakery messed up, is it an ambiguous color? Nope, it was pink, clear as day. I was expecting shock yes, but I did not anticipate stunning them all into silence!!
If memory serves me right, I think it was I who broke the silence with something like “You can all clap now!” And they all clapped and the confusion was quickly wiped away with congratulatory remarks and happiness. No I don’t think they were all wishing for a boy, but I do believe they were 100% convinced that I was in fact carrying one.
Needless to say, that was a night I’ll always look back on and laugh at.
Did you ever have a gender reveal party? I’m sure it wasn’t as silly as mine.