My husband and I chose to wait to find out the gender of our baby with our family and friends at our baby shower. We had a gender reveal with the shower cake! The baker made either a pink or blue cake frosted with our gender neutral color scheme on the outside. As we cut the cake, our baby's gender was revealed!
This year is the year of the rabbit as well, so we chose a bunny theme and integrated adorable bunnies in our decor - from the invitations to our favors! I found the idea for the bunny banner on hostessblog.com. For the favors, I found colorful ice cream bowls in at Target and stuffed it with homemade bunny shortbread cookies (Ina Garten's recipe). The bunny punch out is a from Martha Stewart found at Michaels (used their 40% off coupon, of course).
We set up a backyard brunch for our friends and family. Our desserts buffet was indoors to prevent of our sweet treats from melting. Our lollipop tree is adorned with cake pops inspired by bakerella. The tree itself is from Martha Stewart - a DIY that was super easy to make. Our centerpieces (partially featured above) were Safeway and Trader Joe's flower bouquets rearranged in mini mason jars with a bunny added to it (sorry no actual picture of our backyard with the decor; was too busy to take one before the guests arrived). We were very pleased with how great everything looked!
This cake is from Sweet Passion's Bakery, Cupertino, CA - mmm PINK velvet! And yay, we're having a GIRL!!!
photos by chi & ron