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If you haven't heard of gender reveal parties, these popular parties are fun events where an expecting couple along with their friends and family find out the sex of their baby for the first time in a creative way. When it was finally time for photographer Mel Bosna and her husband Andy to find out if they would soon be blessed with either a little girl or a little boy, Mel planned this adorable party. The ultrasound technician sealed the news in an envelope, which was then dropped off with the baker, Sweeter Still Cupcakes. At the party, guests we able to enjoy a delectable spread of food that included prosciutto wrapped grilled asparagus and baby garlic potatoes, along with limoncello cocktail. Yum! When it was time for the big moment, guests held up a pink or blue flag to show their own guesses as the couple cut into a beautiful, vintage styled cake. The frosting inside revealed the news...find out with the last image below, and see more from this party by checking out the full gallery.

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Kate Whitmore 3 years, 1 month ago

So fun!!

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Wendy Bakker 1 week, 3 days ago

This looks absolutely amazing and fun. Such a smart idea! I think the mom was really happy with it being a girl. (On the chalkboard with the names I hope they choose the name Penny.)

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Megan Young 3 years, 1 month ago

Adorable!!!

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Jenni 3 years, 1 month ago

Oh, such a beautiful way to find out... I love the look of the mom's face when she cut the cake!

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Michelle 3 years, 1 month ago

Made me cry!

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Lindsay Madden {Lindsay Madden Photography} 3 years, 1 month ago

I absolutely LOVED this idea!!!! :)

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Amanda Bevington 3 years, 1 month ago

Love it! Don't know the couple and the images of them finding out made me tear up a little - SUCH A SPECIAL MOMENT!!! Congratulations to the happy family!

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Jennifer 3 years, 1 month ago

I've heard about these gender reveal parties and it was so cool to actually see one! The moment when they cut the cake is so beautiful!! I love this concept...it seems like so much fun! makes me wanna have a baby just to have a party like this :)

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jamie lyn smith 3 years, 1 month ago

this was such a sweet party and i love that i got to share in the excited as i perused the pictures. my husband and i are expecting a little boy in october (our first) and i would have loved to do something so cool to find out. perhaps for number 2 ;-)

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Mel 3 years, 1 month ago

Yeah!! Love seeing our photos shared on here, thanks everyone for the kind comments...one of the sweetest moments of my life, Andy and I can't wait for baby Livia's arrival in early Fall!

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Katie Schoepflin 3 years, 1 month ago

Oh my goodness I can hardly stand the wait I have left to find out the gender. I absolutely love this idea! I'm going to have to do something like it.... let the creative juices start to flow. Thank you for sharing this fabulous party!

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Heather 3 years, 1 month ago

Sooo cute! Love it. I love that they chose names for boys and girls and let the guests vote...great idea!

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Tamsyn 3 years, 1 month ago

I love this concept and seeing it come alive in these photos makes it seem even more perfect. Well done!

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Jennifer 3 years ago

I love this idea! You can feel the 'soon to be' parents emotion when cutting the cake! What a beautiful way to capture that moment forever! Congrats to the couple!

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Balloon Time (@BalloonTime) 2 years, 6 months ago

Help plan a special baby gender reveal party for a friend! This party idea from @ontobaby is adorable. http://t.co/S1xKWEwz

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Sarah 2 years ago

Incredible idea. I was in total suspense from the pictures... can't imagine what it was like for the attendees.

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Tara 1 year, 11 months ago

I really wish I would have done this with my son. Love it!

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Jen 1 year, 9 months ago

Hey there! I just wanted to let you know that I put up a link to this blog entry in my own PERSONAL blog :) I'm documenting my pregnancy for friends and family and mentioned I wanted to do a gender reveal party and used this as my inspiration.. I hope you don't mind! I found this to be so sweet and emotional, the photos too are just fabulous!
Anyway.. I'm not like a professional blogger so I don't know how these things go.. I just wanted to let you know that I did put a link back to this. I just LOVE IT! <3
Thanks!
-Jen

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