When I came up with this idea, I needed an invite and Megan at Red Haven Letters on Etsy, made this for me! She’s a friend and she’s talented and rolled this out for me so there was lots of winning involved. She creates prints, invites and does custom work as well. Check her out! She is on a short break after just having a sweet baby but she shall return!
And before we really get rolling, a HUGE thanks to Joel Ham Photography for providing me with these awesome pictures and for providing many of the stock images I have used over the years between my 2 sites!
Pink or blue? Either way we’ll LAVA you!
Don’t you LOVE this tissue paper garland I found on Amazon?!
Do you recognize these “volcanoes” I made? These were the mountains I made for my sister’s super simple mountain shower. I painted them black, cut of the top, stuffed them with tissue paper I trimmed to look like lava and there you have it. I’ve used these cones/tree things 3 times now! They are now laid to rest. You’ve been good to me, guys. Thanks for the memories.
Pick a lei! Solid color for a boy, rainbow colors for a girl.
Mini lava cake bar with options for hot fudge, caramel sauce, fresh pineapple chunks (from coring the pineapple vase), strawberries, powdered sugar, and cinnamon! Simple, cute and yummy!
Cupcakes with chocolate Lindor truffles on the inside. Fill the cups, plop a truffle in and cook to cupcake directions. I’ll admit, these are lazy man’s lava cakes and they weren’t very “lava”, but they were easy, good and best of all THEME RELATED bam! A lava cake bar is unique too, y’all, and I love unique! They were rich cupcakes at the end of the day but the hot fudge helped make them lava like. Pretty much all lava cakes are from scratch and made and served on the spot. That is hard/impossible to do at party! I looked at GFS and they did have frozen individual lava cakes but for 65 dollars for 24 and I needed 35 or more. PASS! On to lazier, cheaper, less stressful ways…
NOW FOR THE BIG VOLCANO REVEAL!!!! I will post this week how I made the reveal volcano and what in the heck I did to get this effect. I did not use baking soda and vinegar! Not big enough effect for me!
Yep, that’s blue!!!! Much bluer in person! Check out those reactions! That’s how people look when you’ve had three girls in a row and then a surprise boy!
Come on! This is great!
Our little hula girls were SO excited!!! It’s what they prayed for! (Minus the baby who is in denial.)
I let all of the kids at the party play in the volcano after it was revealed!
I ALWAYS do a name reveal. This time I did name cards and sent them home with family. All of the cute with none of the opinions, haha. Frances Jane Crosby, the full name, is neat because my mother-in-law is Jane and her mother was Francis.
Kid favors: Volcano brand (how perfect) popping candy! I put 5 in each bag and topped them each with tissue paper “lava” and tied them with baker’s twine. You can never go wrong with baker’s twine.
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You may also like my Science Gender Reveal from my last baby! Check it out!