You know. You know.
News like this is exciting and awesome and I can't ever contain myself! Yet, here I was super excited and NOT able to
Afterward, when I was on my way home, it hit me! A traditional gender reveal would not be right for Jon and Amalia. Amalia has a huge family in Texas. She, her mom, and her brother are all the family she has locally... that is, besides her in-laws and us, of course. Wait, have I mentioned the relation? Well, Amalia is married to Jon who is my sister-in-law's brother. I've mentioned it before but we attend the same church and share a family lunch most Sundays. It's become our family's tradition. We've all become like family. For example, Munchface knows Amalia and Jon as her auntie and uncle, Amalia and Jon call my parents Mom and Pops. We spend holidays together and then, it was official. There was the glue, MaseFace.
We all share family ties to that sweet baby, my beloved nephew... which *officially* makes us all family. Some blood. Some chosen. Some inherited. All loved. My sister-cousin-friend-in-law is having a baby. God decided it was time and He put His plan in motion. We've discussed how gender reveals are all the rage in this post.
Take my word for it, you're one Google search away from pink, blue and over-the-top events to tell those closest to you what you're having.
I didn't want that for Jon and Amalia.
I've attended some pretty amazing reveal parties and all of them were awesome and special.
They also all had something in common that wouldn't work for Jon and Amalia, pink and blue. I wanted to have a reveal that fit the couple's style. He would prefer to have a cookout and fish while she would prefer to visit parks and watch sports. The traditional pinks and blues just wouldn't work for them. It hit me! A fiesta! It's a nod to her heritage, guarantees some yummy food and, with the date falling around Cinco De Mayo, decor would be a breeze! When Amalia fell in love with the inspiration image and event breakdown I sent, I designed an invitation to set the tone for the event:
' piñata - a shorter, chubbier, and super cute baby piñata.
The invitation set the tone for a FABULOUS event! I can't wait to share how it all came together.