Organizing Our Own Event: Gender Reveal Party
Finals are coming up. Our Events Management subject instructor told us to make a group and plan our own event for our final requirement last 2018 October.
After weeks of planning, we came up with a pastel motif for the party. The event would be a gender reveal. It took days to prepare everything for the event: the food menu, going to different markets and department stores to canvass for prices, choosing the right decoration for the chosen theme, the games we would have, going through the flow of the program and revising it five to six times. Making our invitation, which we revised like five times until we decided to go with this one.
As the plan was already settled and finalized, we started preparing things like making the giveaways, printing the invites for everyone, cutting papers for decorations, buying all the ingredients needed for recipes, buying prizes for our games, and all the other necessary things to be done for the event.
We also asked our classmates who could play the parts of the characters we had in our story for the event and who would become the host.
The day before the event was nerve-wracking. I only had six members, and there was a lot to do. We felt the excitement and a bit of pressure. Some of my co-organizers were finishing the decorations while others were busy baking and preparing the desserts to be served for the event. Others were giving out the invitation cards.
Then the most awaited day came, a few hours before the event. It was hectic.
We were cooking the lunch for the guests, which consisted of the most requested rice, the crunchy chicken lollipop (which we got the most compliments for being amazingly delicious, they said), a couple of tuna sandwiches and some sweet Hiro Balls.
After all that, we were running late, so we rushed to the venue. Upon arriving at the venue, we immediately put up all the decorations, such as the customized and D.I.Y.ed bandiritas with their colorful pastel shades and cut-out blue baby boy and pink baby girl baby dresses.
The balloons were also pumped, and the backdrop in the center of the venue was also pasted. The sound system was set up, the arrangement of the dessert table, the soon to be parent's chair at the front stage, and the tables and chairs allotted for the guests.
We had decided that the guests should wear the color of their attire according to their guess (pink for girls, blue for boys). They would also give their name suggestions to help the couple decide what name to give their baby in this jar I made.
Guests started coming in. To officially start, the host asked everyone to stand up for the prayer. Then the host called the mastermind of the event (in our made-up story)—she is the best friend of Ludinieza (the one who played as the pregnant woman). She planned this event for the couple, the one and only person who knows the gender of the baby, to deliver the opening remarks. After that, a short and sweet song was offered by Ms. Jingle Turner, "La Vie en Rose."
The host requested three guests up front to participate in the game. The first game was called "Bottle to Bottle." The players were tasked with bottling up the small baby bottle, which was filled with a very sour lemon water mixture. Their faces after finishing the bottle were so funny. The venue was filled with cheering and laughing from the other guests. The winner received a bag of sweets as a prize.
After that, we proceeded to the next game, namely Feed the Baby. Three teams were asked by the host on stage to participate. Three of them were sitting, and the other three were standing behind each of them. The people sitting were blindfolded and the people standing were given a plate of baby food to scoop and let their partner eat it. To say it was hilarious was an understatement. The other guests were laughing their hearts out watching the pairs. All in all, it was a fun and exciting game, and the guests were satisfied.
After all the fun games, the food and drinks were served. We, the organizers, were overjoyed because almost all of the guests commented on how delicious the food was. While eating, we asked one of our classmates to serenade us all by singing the rendition of Janine Berdin's song "With a Smile." The audience joined in to sing along and totally enjoyed the performance.
After a while, most of the guests have finished their food and refueled, and the host announced that it's time to deliver the message from the guest to the couple and to their baby. One by one, they were called to say their wishes to the couple and blessings to the baby.
Then the most awaited gender reveal happened. The couple were handed a big black balloon to pop and discover the gender of the baby. The guest counted three... two... one... then it popped! Blue confetti filled the air; it was a boy. All the guests cheered and clapped their hands for the couple. Those who guessed right were chit-chatting. We chose one of them and gave a price, which is a plushy.
Then, at the end of the event, photos were taken and giveaways were given to each of the guests: a lovely blue box containing dino eggs and a note saying it's a boy. That's all for this post. Thank you for stopping by.
Have you also organized an event? How did it go? Comment down below! See you in my next post.
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