I Went to a Cake Boss Party

Okay, it wasn’t a real Cake Boss Party. I mean, it was in California, not New Jersey. And it wasn’t on TV.

But my cousin Carrie is pregnant and she wanted to do something fun. Which is good, because it’s going to be a loooong time before she does anything fun again. I’M KIDDING! (Mostly.) So she and her husband Jason decided to have a gender reveal party.

What is a gender reveal party?

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Are you living under a rock? Gender reveal parties are all the rage now. (At least that’s what I heard on the internet.)

It’s a party where the sex of the child is revealed to not only the couple having the baby, but all of their friends and relatives.

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Hmmm… boy or girl?

That’s right, Carrie and Jason had no idea whether they were having a boy or a girl.

My cousin decided to have her reveal party Cake Boss style…

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Is it a Boy or is it a Girl?

The gender results were in a sealed envelope that was given to a baker. The batter of the cake was colored either pink or blue and once the cake was cut into everyone would know whether Carrie and Jason were having a little Charlene or a little Charles. (I mean, what else would she name her kid? I am her favorite cousin.)

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Look at my adorable cousin – she doesn’t even look pregnant!

There were no official bets placed, but there was a about a 50-50 split as to whether people thought the baby would be a boy or a girl. My cousin Carrie was a terrible teenager (she will totally admit to this), so she certainly deserves a girl (and I’m more than willing to lend her mine for the teenage years), but I had a feeling she was going to have a boy.

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Oh yeah, I tweeted it. That’s how I roll.

Carrie’s mom lives in Nevada and couldn’t make the party, so she joined the party on an iPad via Face Time. (It was like the Jetson’s. Minus Rosie the Robot.)

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When “the future” becomes a reality.

Lunch was served and devoured and it was time for the moment of truth.

Will the cake be pink or will it be blue?

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Can you see it?

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The moment of truth

Here’s a closer look….

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I was totally right!

Carrie and Jason were very excited. Carrie claims that she knew Jason wanted a boy, but he said that wasn’t true. He just wanted what all expectant parents want – a healthy baby.

But still. He looks pretty happy. And so does she.

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The happy parents.

And I couldn’t be happier for them. (Even though she totally deserves a girl!)

Have you ever been to a gender reveal party? What do you think of this new trend?

8 thoughts on “I Went to a Cake Boss Party

  1. I didn’t find out the gender of either of my children before they were delivered (I know, it’s practically Little House on the Prairie around here. With epidurals).

    But now I kind of want to have another baby JUST TO HAVE ONE OF THESE PARTIES!

    Or maybe I’ll just bake myself a cake and eat the batter raw like I would do without being pregnant. Either way.

    Cake is never wrong.

    • The funny thing is. I don’t really like cake. Except for carrot cake. Or lemon cake. Well, sometimes chocolate. Okay, maybe just not the kind of cake you can color pink or blue!

      And in my book epidurals are never wrong! 🙂

  2. OMG, a gender reveal party sounds like so much fun. I’ve never heard of this new trend, but I would totally love to attend one of these parties. Is this just a West Coast/Cali thing and only popular in your area? I’m on the East Coast and don’t hear anyone talking about them here.

    I’ve always found out the sex of my two kids before delivery. I didn’t need to be surprised, I liked knowing in advance. Had I known about reveal parties I TOTALLY would have had one. Thanks for sharing your cousin’s party with us.

    • I’m not sure if it’s a West Coast thing or not Demetria. It was kind of news to me as well. It really was a lot of fun. And I found out about my kids too. I liked knowing (and shopping) beforehand. I don’t know if I could have waited weeks after my ultrasound to find out though!

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  4. How fun! I’ve never been to a gender reveal party, that sounds very exciting. 🙂 I didn’t even find out my 1st baby’s gender until he was born. LOL…glad you guys all had a great time. Congratulations to your cousin.

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