We had the big gender sonogram on the morning of October 7, but we did not find out we were having a baby girl until that evening at our little gender reveal shindig! After the appointment, I brought the sealed envelope to Annie’s, and she prepared the gender reveal cuteness for us. The whole eggs filled with paint and busting them open on a canvas was here idea. Come to think of it, Maxwell’s gender reveal was all her idea too!
Preparing the eggs was Annie’s creation, so here are a few tips via Annie. She saved 14 eggs shells over a few weeks and cleaned and bleached each one. Then, spray painted all of the eggs black. When all of the eggs were dry, she used a white paint pen and doodled on cute sayings, questions marks, stars, and/or polka dots onto each egg. That was all she could do until she got the big gender news on the day pf the event! After I hand delivered the secret info, she filled each egg about half way with a different shade of pink paint. Then used Mod Podge and black tissue paper to cover the hole of the egg!
Here are the finished eggs, ready to be thrown!
I had a giant white canvas that has been hiding in a closet since we moved in to our current house over 2 years ago. The canvas has been with us since our very first home together in Austin, and has had a variety of paint jobs. The last one was a craft fail from our apartment in Florida. I wasn’t too sad to paint the whole things white and give it a new life as an egg throwing back drop! So, we covered a patio bench in protective plastic and set the canvas up on the bench. Ready for action!
Here is the “I’ve been waiting all day to find out the sex of my baby!” picture:
The two eggs are in flight…. and one of them doesn’t crack, ha! (Yep, that was mine!) So, word to the wise, if you want to do a gender reveal with paint in eggs I would suggest not using a canvas. I think it was too soft. You need something with a solid back, like plywood or just a white sheet on a fence!
And here is the first “Ahhh! We are having a baby girl!” picture!
Max was very excited about actually throwing the eggs himself! See his flying egg?!
After Andy, Max, and I threw our eggs, everyone else helped us decorate our canvas!
Another side note: If you decide to do a paint filled egg throwing gender reveal and have a toddler, don’t let him wear clothes or shoes. He will ruin them with paint.
I heart my little family of soon to be FOUR!
Oh and here is our beautiful collaborative gender reveal painting!
As for names, if Maxwell was a girl, his name would have been Eleanor Jane, but I kind of feel like that was his name and this baby needs a new name! What would you name a baby girl?!
PS: If you are looking for more gender reveal ideas, check out these 22 ideas!