Gender Reveal Fiesta!

A couple of months ago when I started thinking about what to do our gender reveal, I knew almost immediately that I wanted to do something a little different. I knew it would be late June when we found out the gender at our mid-pregnancy anatomy scan, so I wanted it to be bright, fun, + summery!

So, I got to Pinterest-ing at some ideas I had saved of fiesta themed birthday parties and I thought “WHY can’t we do this for our gender reveal?!”  It wasn’t overly baby-fied, it was a summer theme, and it encompassed my now 21-week-craving for all things Mexican food. Give me some chips and salsa and/or a taco and I’m good to go! 😉

While my husband and I were looking at invitations, I randomly blurted out “LET’S TACO BOUT THE SEX!” and that ended up being the tagline for our gender reveal. Our guests got a good laugh out of that!

So fast-forward a few weeks of planning, DIYing, and daydreaming about our baby’s gender…. we found out last week what we were having and decided to keep it a BIG secret until our gender reveal. We told NO ONE! It was kind of nice and special to be the only ones who knew for the 4 days leading up to the party! But our families were for sure on pins & needles all week and trying to bribe us to tell them, but we didn’t cave!

We held our gender reveal fiesta this past weekend, and had about 30ish of our closest family + friends there. It meant so much to us to have everyone there to celebrate with us.

Now for the good stuff… THE PHOTOS! Amanda took these for me and I’m so glad she was able to capture these moments for us.

Gender Reveal

Gender Reveal

Our taco bar was the stuff (my) dreams are made of… We had all the toppings you’d need for a good taco… complete with chips & salsa from a local Mexican restaurant!

Gender Reveal

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My Mom was a baker in her former life and is so talented. I enlisted her to make cactus cupcakes because I knew our fiesta would be incomplete without them. How cute are they?! And the best part is the flavor of the cupcakes was CHURRO… be still my heart!

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And now for the big reveal… IT’S A GIRL!!!!!!!!! I’m still in disbelief. Seeing our baby last week and hearing that she’s growing perfectly and right on schedule was the most exciting part… the gender is just the cherry on the sundae, so to speak. We are so excited to meet our girl in November.
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We made our piñata using this tutorial from DIY Network. My mom and dad cut it out of cardboard, and with the help of my mom and mammaw, we covered it with fringed crepe paper… and THEN Matt & I stuffed it with pink confetti and tissue paper. It was quite the project, but a total necessity for our fiesta!

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I love this photo! Amanda on the left, me, and then my 3 oldest friends (like going on 20 years of friendship with those 3). I can’t wait to see my friends with my baby. It will be such a “full circle” moment for me.
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We had a great time. I’m almost positive that confetti makes everything better, don’t you agree?!

Market Day


 

Here at The Wild Revival, we are always looking for opportunities
to share easy community-building activities with you. Our local farmer’s market offers
such a fun energy. All the people bustling about, live music, vendors sharing their goodies + the wonderful, fresh food.  It’s a
great way to spend a late Sunday morning with friends, just wandering around the market, grabbing a quick brunch while supporting local businesses. The best part is…  all you have to do is show up!
We met and went directly to grab some food. So many options
made it hard to choose, but I landed on Hash Browns & New Grounds. This
trendy food truck is owned by local entrepreneur, Cody Thrasher. He creates quick meals with
a creative flavor and artistic delivery. The chicken tacos and hash were great
and filled with unexpected flavors like mango and maple.  Marrissa stuck with her usual omelet, filled with lots of fresh veggies and made-to-order by the Bridgeport Conference Center. 

 

After we finished eating, we checked out the various local vendors who were set up. Marrissa’s husband, Matt got some building tips from a local woodworker. He’s a handy man so of course, he gravitated towards the do-it-yourself’ers at the market.Going out and meeting with friends fuels our soul for the week. Getting out there and
engaging with others in activities we enjoy makes us feel like we had a rich
weekend, making Monday a little easier to face. 



What are some of your go-to
places or events in the summer months? We’d love to hear how spend your weekends. 

 

Picnic-ing


It can be overwhelming to try to bring people together anymore. With so many obligations and
tending to our lives, time for community is usually last on the list. That’s
why when an opportunity arises to do something that brings your tribe together
or allows you to meet new people, you just have to jump in and do it, rather than focusing on making it perfect.

 

Here are a few photos from an early spring picnic. Even without the leaves on the trees, it was a taste of
summer with blue skies, the pond, and 80 degree temps.

 

Since it was a last-minute gathering, we kept the menu super simple; nothing was planned or matching. Paper plates, plastic forks
and mason jars were all on hand.  A festive Mexican blanket (or two) made this not-so-planned-out picnic come together so well.We completed our picnic with the items listed below:
  • Chicken Salad
  • Watermelon
  • Croissants
  • Lemonade
  • Tea 
  • Chips + Salsa

 

We are big fans of last-minute picnics (obviously so is Owen!) It was so nice to pull a few friends together for a quick gathering.

 

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