Monday, July 24, 2017

Fiesta-Themed Gender Reveal Party

We have had a busy several days! Mr. Handsome's two youngest sisters, Mae and Lena, came to visit us in Nashville last week, and his parents joined us for the weekend. It was great to spend time together, and we were also able to go canoeing and swimming.

Today's post is one that has been in my drafts for a few weeks. A friend of ours is due with her second child in October, and in mid-June, she and her husband threw a fiesta-themed gender reveal party. I thought you all would enjoy seeing pictures.









It's a boy!

23 comments:

  1. Those enchiladas look good! I haven't made them in a long time. Maybe it's time I make them again.😊

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    1. Anonymous7/24/2017

      Are those enchiladas? There's no sauce?

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    2. Anonymous7/25/2017

      I was thinking the same thing Regina! Looks like the reveal party was lots of fun. RE: cultural appropriation and stereotyping; maybe it is their culture! Eileen

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  2. Anonymous7/24/2017

    I totally don't get these "reveal" parties. Just tell people what you're having. Don't be so coy or make it into a big ordeal. Or don't tell anyone, and then send out announcements. Nobody used to know what they were having til it was here anyway! And yet they still managed to have showers and decorate the nursery.

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    1. Anonymous7/25/2017

      It is just a neat way to get together and celebrate that a new baby is coming. It is also a way to let the whole family know at one time if it is a girl or boy. No one can get upset then that they were called last.

      Your friend's party looked very nice. Good job on the decorations!

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    2. Anonymous7/25/2017

      I agree! I don't think there's anything wrong with doing something small, like a cake or something, with your partner or close friends and family, but these elaborate themed parties I've been seeing online and with friends and aqcuaintances just seem over the top. Someone I know even had a photo booth at theirs, like what some people do at a wedding! I guess it really doesn't matter, but if people are using these as another excuse to ask for gifts, then that would really bother me!

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  3. Anonymous7/24/2017

    I must have hung out too much wash lately. I thought those were someone's lacy unmentionables on a clothesline at first glance...

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  4. Anonymous7/24/2017

    Don't you find those decorations a bit stereotypical?

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    1. Anonymous7/25/2017

      I am laughing so hard at this silliness. "Cultural Appropriation?" I think not. People are so sensitive nowadays, and things have become so "politically correct" to point of being ridiculous. If someone "stole" a part of my culture, I would think I would be honored to share, even if it was only the stereotypical portion of my culture, and not every aspect. It's a cute and innocent gender reveal idea, and I hardly think they were trying to downplay a culture or race.

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    2. Anonymous7/25/2017

      They didn't handmake the decorations. They sell them at a lot of stores. There is nothing wrong with thinking of a certain culture when you think of a certain type of food. You go to a Mexican restaurant for Mexican food. Everyone that I have been to is decorated in a stereotypical way.

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    3. Anonymous7/25/2017

      I agree with the original poster. Those life-size people are especially stereotypical. As decorations for a party celebrating a coming baby, there not even appropriate.

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    4. Anonymous7/26/2017

      As a Mexican, I found the signs and decorations really cute and fun!
      Congrats on your Señorito 🎉👶🏼

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  5. Anonymous7/24/2017

    Very cute, but why can't people do parties like this for someone who can appreciate the honour. Having a big gender reveal is a cultural thing.

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    1. Anonymous7/26/2017

      But on the other hand....another way of looking at this is that it sends a beautiful welcome and love to the new person! This could have many positive effects and bring blessings! (There is actually science to back up the positive power of words of blessing vs curses.) This trend is a good thing and I think it should be encouraged and embraced not dissed out, more awareness and love for expectant moms and the babes they are carrying is a wonderful loving thing to be happening! I agree that there are other 'cultural things' which could go by the wayside, but this one is OK by me.

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  6. Michelle7/26/2017

    They are really cute Ellie! It's a new thing they are doing know. If you don't like it then leave the comments to yourself. And don't put them on here that is so rude.

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    1. Anonymous7/26/2017

      Ellie decides what goes up here and I think she's very gracious to air all sorts of opinions about her posts. If you don't agree with someone else's opinion, calling them rude isn't going to help or change anything. The best way to counter one opinion is with facts that prove the opposite, and don't just add another opinion.

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    2. Anonymous7/26/2017

      I don't like it when posters call other posters rude and trolls. (It often happens on Ellie's Duggar blog.) If you have a different opinion, state it in an intelligent and adult manner, and don't resort to name-calling, which is supposed to be against the posting rules.

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    3. Anonymous7/28/2017

      Ellie would like people posting nice comments not rude ones.
      Michelle is right you guys can be rude and mean by putting nasty comments on her. If you guys keep doing it she might close down the site for good and I know you wouldn't want that.

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  7. Anonymous7/26/2017

    Ellie you were doing a good job of keeping up with your husband on a trip that would even challenge his physical fitness! All your home time exercise was given a great application. Also all the fresh air there has Mr H looking like a real Canadian in the last picture. Just tell him to say eh a lot too!

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  8. Anonymous7/28/2017

    Baby showers make me terribly uncomfortable, and I only bring very impersonal gifts to them. Once the baby has been born I give a much more personal gift. I am the first firstborn child to survive in my maternal line, at least as far back as our known family history. I've had 2 friends deliver stillborn babies after very healthy pregnancies. I still go when I am invited, and I keep my reservations to myself, but celebrating a new baby that is not yet in it's mother's arms makes me really nervous. I am much more comfortable with "welcome baby" type parties after the baby has been born.
    I never share this with expectant mothers, and I never discourage people from having showers or gender reveals, but it makes me nervous when someone I know does so.
    I'll never forget when one of the friends I had with me said "it's a girl" when my daughter was born. It was one of the most exciting moments of my life. There are so few true surprises in life, and I think that one is about as good as it gets. It saddens me that so many people choose to find out in advance, and never get to have that moment.
    Having said all that, it does look like a lovely party, I hope everyone had a wonderful time, and I wish a lifetime of health, happiness, and love to this coming baby.

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    1. Anonymous7/28/2017

      Every step of raising children is fraught with potential problems, from conception til adulthood (and beyond!), so I can certainly understand why you're hesitant to celebrate too much beforehand. Makes sense.

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  9. Anonymous7/29/2017

    My gender reveal party was in the delivery room when the doctor told me what I had:-) I didn't want to know what I was having, either time, before the baby was born. I think it's more fun that way, but I know a lot of people don't agree with me.

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  10. Anonymous9/06/2017

    Such a fun idea!!

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