Gender Reveal: Baby Carter!

I'm not sure where to start with this post, mostly because there is just way too much to share! I'll let the pictures do the talking, and if you are looking for a good laugh, be sure to keep scrolling. You'll discover the major bloopers that made this particular evening 1)HILARIOUS! 2)RIDICULOUS 3)PERFECT.

Erin and Cody wanted to do a fun gender reveal for their first child. We schemed for a month on what fun ways we could do it - paint balls, darts, water balloon fights...and the list continues for quite a while! However, we thought for the sake of the pictures, let's stick with pretty balloons and confetti. (and maybe later Cody can just have a paint ball fight)

Gender Reveal balloons

We started with a balloon, but.... we had to go to Plan B.

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GEnder Reveal
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This story would never be complete without the bloopers being added. It started off with almost flying away in the parking lot with 3 crazy large balloons during a impending thunderstorm and storm winds. Then, fitting them in my SUV was an entire new feat which consisted of groceries flying everywhere, two balloons popping and multiple on lookers offering assistance. (Oh, it gets better.) THEN, I realized that you could SEE the confetti color inside the balloon!! What the heck, Amazon. Your balloons advertised as "perfect for gender reveal." We beg to differ. To remedy this issue, I ran around Target as fast as possible collecting every metallic item I could think of that could possibly help - think spray paint, glitter pens, paint. THEN, in the midst of spray painting the extra large balloons, one popped and another blew away! At this point, I was bound and determined to make it perfect for Erin and Cody, and just keep laughing through the 'rain'. Literally, it then started to POUR.  

An hour later, after a delicious dinner and anxious clients, the clouds cleared and gave way to some amazing light (WOOT!). We headed outside to get this party started. Cody has purchased a nerf gun and placed tacks on the ends to pop the balloons. A pretty great plan, that worked well on the water balloons we tested them on. But apparently this balloon was way to large.

The balloon was shot...

Gender Reveal Fail

Yes, it looks like some sort of dying squid. The balloon was so big and thick, the nerd gun only punctured it instead of popping it. 

I wasn't sure more could actually go wrong, so there were a lot of laughs instead. Thankfully, in my hour of desperation I thought to pick up some poppers just in case we couldn't fix the see-through balloon issue.

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It wasn't quite as romantic as the idea of confetti falling out of the sky, but Erin and Cody were just so excited to find out, they didn't care how. ( <-- best clients/friends ever.)

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The entire day was full of mishaps. But it didn't matter at all. It all worked out perfectly, and baby BOY carter could not be more loved!!

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