Wednesday, May 29, 2019


We hosted a gender reveal party in our brand new home just two weeks after we moved in. Not sure if that makes us crazy or not, but it definitely motivated us to unpack and organize a lot quicker! Matthew and I were able to find out the gender of our sweet little one at our 16 week appointment. Somehow we were able to keep the secret TWO whole weeks until our party. 

We invited our close family and friends and ended up having just a little over 30 people. We are so thankful to have everyone so close and to share that day with. I told Matthew that this is probably going to be the same group for Hudson's first birthday next year- so exciting!!

We had originally planned on doing the confetti poppers, but with rain in the forecast we quickly changed our plans to a gender reveal cake. I popped into a local bakery in town that we love and placed the order at the beginning of that week and they were go great to work with. As I mentioned in my inspiration post, we weren't really going with a theme, just the colors, navy and pink. The bakery was able to do watercolor navy and pink on our cake with blue icing in the middle. It turned out better than we could have hoped for and was absolutely delicious!
Since we were hosting our party in the morning, we did brunch foods. We kept our menu light and we ended up loving the combination of foods we chose
- Sausage balls
- Spinach dip with Hawaiian rolls
- Mini country ham biscuits
- Fresh fruit 
- Donuts from our favorite local donut shop
- Gender reveal cake!

We also served lemonade, sweet tea, and water

On our invitations we asked everyone to wear blue or pink to cast their vote. It was so fun to see what color everyone showed up in and as you can see, boy won the vote! 

After everyone arrived we all ate and mingled. We didn't have much planned other than eating, hanging out with everyone and cutting the cake to reveal the gender. After the party, Matthew and I both agreed this was the perfect plan. If it had been a little nicer outside we might have played cornhole, but we did not see the need for a lot of games. Everyone was content mingling and eating!

We asked a sweet friend of ours to take pictures of our party so I didn't have to worry about running around snapping pictures of everyone and it was one of the best ideas we ever had. We will definitely remember this for birthday parties in the future!
Everyone's reaction was priceless! 
I love this picture! Both of our mom's and my mema in the background.
We also revealed his name to everyone right after the cake cutting with an outfit we had made. We had his name embroidered on it.

And then we went outside and took more pictures!

We also brought out the ultrasound pictures we had been hiding for two weeks to show everyone!

And that's our gender reveal party! 
We could not have asked for a better morning with family and friends! 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

IT'S A....


We are so thrilled to share that we are having a sweet baby boy. 

More to come on our gender reveal party that we hosted this past weekend. 
We are so thankful for this sweet gift, our family and our friends that helped us celebrate!

In the meantime, I will be researching all the darling boy outfits and how to be an official #boymom.

Hudson Thomas Coats, we can't wait to meet you!