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Well, it’s the day after Thanksgiving and I still can’t say that I have ever made a turkey.

But I have definitely made a paper bag turkey!

One Charming Party’s creative kid’s table display inspired me this year as we planned to tell our family the gender of Baby #2.The Happy Hubby helped me make our paper bag turkey – but instead of stuffing it with popcorn, we stuffed it with a balloon the color of our baby’s gender. :-)

Then we took it to our Thanksgiving feast.I explained to the fam that by carving this turkey – they’d get to know who was in my tummy!So, we let the nieces and nephew have at it.

I mean, what kids under 12 ever get an opportunity to carve a turkey??

*No knives were used in the carving of our gender reveal turkey.  No one was hurt in the process either!* :-)Our nephew was pretty excited since he has been outnumbered for years. :-)The Happy Buddy is going to have a little brother!!!

We couldn’t be more thrilled!

I know you all have been praying for a girl for us, and as much as a little princess all covered in glitter and fairy wings would have been so magical – I have had this second boy in my heart for long time and have been praying for him by name for many months!

I am so excited that the Happy Buddy is going to have a little buddy to wrestle with, play in the mud with, and crash cars with. :-)

Now all I need to do is come up with a Blog Name for him!

The Happy Buddy is the Happy Buddy…so what should this little guy’s name be?? :-)Happy Thanksgiving from me and my THREE boys! :-)

Gender Reveal Party Ideas!

Have you ever heard of a Gender Reveal Party???

In a nutshell, expectant parents host a party to find out the sex of their baby and share the excitement with family and friends.  At the 20-week ultrasound, the ultrasound technician is asked to write down the gender of the baby and seal it in an envelope. That envelope is then given to the person {grandma, friend, baker, etc.} that will bake the cake for the party.

The magical part is that this person will dye the inside of the cake pink or blue, depending on the sex.  At the party, everyone finds out the gender of the baby when the cake is cut!!!

How fun to be able to rejoice instantly with everyone you love over the good news!

I am allllll about celebrations, so this idea just tickled me pink!  Or blue!  Haha!

And cake is involved, so BRING IT ON!

I cruised around the internet to bring you some fun pictures and links to Gender Reveal Parties I thought were super happy.

I’ve already informed the Happy Hubby that we are soooo doing this if the Lord blesses us with a Happy Buddy #2!

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I am buzzing with excitement over this What’s It Gonna Bee? Party from GreyGrey Designs!  You must go see the other pictures to this fabulous party – the dessert table is bee-autiful!

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This cute party activity idea from Maddycakes Muse is so creative!  Guests get to cast their vote on baby’s gender before the big reveal.

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Mama Manifesto made a cute heart banner out of pink and blue felt and draped it over a chalkboard for guests to suggest baby names for a boy or girl.  You HAVE to also see the adorably simple food table from this party too – Mama Manifesto said it only cost $25 to put together!

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Sadie James had her guests dress in the color of what team they were routing for!

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Live, Laugh, Create and Design made white chocolate dipped pretzels covered in blue or pink sprinkles!

And below is a picture of a Gender Reveal Cake (courtesy of the Cake Junkie) – what everyone is waiting for!!!

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You could even do cupcakes with a pink or blue M&M in the middle and everyone at the party can take a bite at the same time!

Doesn’t this sound like fun?!?!?

I’ve never been to a Gender Reveal Party and now, after working on this post, I am DYING to go to one!  If you have one, please invite the Happy Home Fairy!!!

Happy Gender Reveal Party-ing! :-)