Gender Reveal Party 11/19 UPDATED!

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Gender Reveal Party 11/19 UPDATED!

So our gender reveal/Thanksgiving party is tomorrow!! Here is my cake:

Oh and I'm 20 weeks today!!! Halfway there!!! :eek:

UPDATE:

Here is FIL cutting the cake. He'll be 76 next Friday, so we thought he was the perfect choice to cut the cake.

Here is the inside of the cake. FIL had some challenges while cutting it.

And a Bonus! Here is Lyla enjoying her Thanksgiving dinner!

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Is it blue on the inside? I'm really hoping that's how you're doing it, because my first thought when I saw the cake was that there was going to be an anatomically correct doll inside. And no, I don't know why I thought that.

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Such a cute idea! Very fun - I love it!

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"abacaxi" wrote:

Is it blue on the inside? I'm really hoping that's how you're doing it, because my first thought when I saw the cake was that there was going to be an anatomically correct doll inside. And no, I don't know why I thought that.

It's a 3 layer cake. The top and bottom are chocolate and the middle is a blue layer. That's funny abou the doll. DH wanted me to make a penis shaped cake, and I might have considered it but it would reveal the news too quickly.

And I know my writing totally sucks. I have so little patience for those little writing tubes.

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Thats awesome. I so would like to see the inside when you guys cut into it..

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I can't wait to hear all about it! I'm still loving the idea of a penis cake...lol.
Yay for hitting the 1/2 way mark!

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Updated in OP!

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And what did everyone say or do?

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So cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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There were those who 'knew it' and those who thought it was a girl. When FIL first started cutting into the cake, MIL was right next to him saying, "I see pink! It's pink! It's another little girl!" And then when FIL FINALLY got his cake slice out of the cake, she goes, "That's blue. Is it a boy?" SIL got a little teary eyed over it. There's a lot of excitement since this will be the first boy with FIL's last name. I think people were more surprised than they were willing to admit. FIL had 4 girls and then DH was born. Later on, MIL gushed about how that reveal was "a memory for a lifetime!" Cute. I love that she loved it.

We tell my family next week at official Thanksgiving. That is IF my mom didn't see the picture of the cut cake that SIL posted on her FB, after we asked her not to post anything on FB until after next week! In her defense, she didn't realize that the cake was in the pic, but my mom is on her friends and I'm afraid she may have already seen it. I'll call her later to test the waters.

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Is there anyway she can take the pics down for now?

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what a cute idea! i'm glad everyone had such a nice reaction and that is nice that the baby will be the "first" I lol'd at your MIL saying she saw pink:p Maybe ask her to take that one down for now? I hope your mom doesn't see it!

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She did take it down as soon as DH called her, but it had already been up for 2 hours. There's a good chance my mom already saw it, but I don't know if she would tell me if she did because she knows that we are announcing it next week. I keep meaining to call her and see if she says anything, but I can't make myself do it.

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How cute! Glad to hear it was a big success! :mrgreen:

Hopefully your mom didn't notice.

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What a fun reveal and some neat memories! I hope your mom didn't see the pics.

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That blue middle turned out great! Yay for everyone being so suprised.

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"AnnaRO" wrote:

Later on, MIL gushed about how that reveal was "a memory for a lifetime!" Cute. I love that she loved it.

That's so cool. Smile

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Great pictures and idea!! I don't think your writing was bad at all, while I was looking at the pics, I thought that it looked wonderful. Hope your secret is still safe and your mom didn't see it.