Do I Bring Presents To A Gender Reveal Party?

The guests actually decide whether or not  to bring a gift. Neither way is wrong. The hosts probably won’t expect a gift because this type of party is just all about fun, but not many people have been known to turn away a gift.


Bringing a cute baby present or something the parents will love is just another way to show your affection and appreciation for being invited so if you bring a gift, you’ve done nothing wrong, but no one will be expecting it.


Whether it’s the first child or the eighth child, once a couple finds out they are pregnant, it’s a huge choice to find out the gender or just be surprised at the birth.


If they decide to find out the gender, it’s a truly exciting time for family and friends alike, so the gender reveal parties is a gift in itself.  Sometimes people have fun themes with games and music. Some of the best themes include food, movie themes, paint guns or clothes, such as tutus and bow ties, according to Gender Reveal Surprise.


Parties may have rooms filled with balloons as you just await on pins and needles for one of those balloons to be popped as the colored confetti streams out exclaiming the gender. Other parties may have games where partygoers follow clues to find the gender reveal present at the end.


The best thing is the reveals don’t have to stop at confetti and powder. Many hosts fill cakes and/or cupcakes with the color of the gender and have everyone gather around for a sweet revealing treat. Some hosts go as far as to put colors in their car exhaust and rev down the road as the colored powder flows out. Everyone has their own ideas and nothing seems to be off limits. It’s all about celebrating loved ones, the new parents and the exciting new addition.


If you decide to bring the parents a gift, go unique.


It might be even a little more fun to bring the new sibling a gift because they may be feeling a bit left out and confused about all of the upcoming changes. Give them a gift or give the entire family a gift for an extra special surprise. Your gift could even go with the theme of the party. If the parents choose to hit a ball filled with powder, bring them a sporty golf gift. A gift doesn’t need to be something expensive as you can go all out for the shower later, it just need to be something fun or from the heart.


Enjoy this life changing time with loved ones and just have a lot of fun. To make sure your gender reveal party is a great success, follow these tips in the blog at Gender Reveal Surprise.


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3 Easy Mother’s Day Craft Ideas

Mother’s Day Craft Ideas

When Mother’s Day rolls around, kids want to show their moms just how special they are. Store-bought gifts and cards are nice, but they lack that personal touch. Something made just for Mom has much more sentimental value, and kids don’t have to spend much money (if any) on it.

Even toddlers can make Mother’s Day crafts with a little help. Here are a few things that kids can make for Mom.


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Back to School!

Since I started my job as a day time nanny, homeschooling is going to be a little bit different this year.  My kids are older (15 and 11) so they are old enough to stay by  themselves.  I also have family really close by if they need anything.  Rhiannon, my 15 year old, is in 10th grade this year.  She works really well on her on.  My 11 year old, Trey, is the one I really have to get after about doing his school work. I get home around 4:30 everyday and if he pays attention, it only takes maybe an hour to do his work.  Also, Rhiannon is old enough to help him with his work.

I have had a few people ask how the whole homeschooling thing works since I’m not at home and I’ve explained it to them. They kind of look at me dubiously.  It still amazes me at how little respect homeschoolers get.  Some people think in order for kids to learn, they have to sit in a classroom for 8 hours a day with 30 other kids.  It’s crazy how we’ve been conditioned to think this way.  And I will admit, I also used to think that way. It’s taken me awhile to get out of that way of thinking.  I’m not saying that kids who go to school aren’t just as smart as homeschooled kids. However, homeschooled kids are also well educated.  I like the fact that my kids are able to learn in their way and not in a “one size fits all” manner.  All kids do not learn the same.


By the way, if you’re interested in the homeschool program we use, it’s Discovery K12.  It allows you to record your attendance and work you’ve completed and it’s free.  No, I didn’t get paid to mention them, I just think it’s a wonderful site, especially for those who are looking for an affordable way to homeschool!

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