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bingo296

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Gender Reveal Party? Mon, 11/12/12 7:32 PM (permalink)
My sister in law is a little difficult and apparently was never told "NO" growing up. They just announced they were expecting a baby in April. We are truly happy for them. We were also told that we "MUST" attend a Gender Reveal Party in December. I had no idea what that was but Google was able to enlighten me. But I am still confused--do we bring a gift?

I was thinking about sending an Edible Arrangement or maybe giving them some kids books? Are we supposed to give a gift? She invited 80 people so I thought the Edible Arrangement may help....any ideas?
 
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    ChrisOC

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    Re:Gender Reveal Party? Mon, 11/12/12 9:59 PM (permalink)
    Is this in place of a baby shower or in addition? 
     
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      felix4067

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      Re:Gender Reveal Party? Mon, 11/12/12 10:52 PM (permalink)
      Yeah, I'd say if they're also having a baby shower, then just your smiling presence and maybe a card. Or, if you want, the edible arrangement would be good. If they're doing it instead of a baby shower, then probably a gift. 80 people?!? Good lord.
       
      I had to look it up on Google, too. Seriously?! The most recommended method for finding out the gender of the baby is for everyone to bite into cupcakes filled with pink or blue filling at the same time. Apparently, you're supposed to have whoever does the ultrasound send the results directly to a bakery, so even the parents don't know until the cupcakes are bitten into. Good god. What (and, more importantly, why) will people think of next?
       
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        FriedClamFanatic

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        Re:Gender Reveal Party? Tue, 11/13/12 12:14 AM (permalink)
        I'm old.I'm a curmudgeon. But Jaesus!  A Sex denominating party????????  What if they get it wrong?
        Do You get to vote?  Is this one of those Bill Cosby things where if you don't dip it in the fixer you get to send it back?
         
        And if the Baby growing up is swaddled in different clothes and..........NVM
         
        Send fruit or flowers......And hold back on the sympathy card for your Sister in law
         
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          fishtaco

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          Re:Gender Reveal Party? Tue, 11/13/12 2:16 PM (permalink)
          Who says you "MUST" attend? Sounds like someone needs to be the first to tell her NO!
           
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            Mosca

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            Re:Gender Reveal Party? Tue, 11/13/12 4:54 PM (permalink)
            Aw, man. I though this was going to be where we revealed if we were M or F.
             
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              ScreamingChicken

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              Re:Gender Reveal Party? Wed, 11/14/12 9:18 AM (permalink)
              FriedClamFanatic


              Send fruit or flowers......And hold back on the sympathy card for your Sister in law
              Sounds like the SIL's husband is the one who might need a sympathy card.  I wonder if the 2 most common words in his vocabulary are "yes" and "dear".
               
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                FriedClamFanatic

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                Re:Gender Reveal Party? Wed, 11/14/12 9:53 AM (permalink)
                felix4067


                Yeah, I'd say if they're also having a baby shower, then just your smiling presence and maybe a card. Or, if you want, the edible arrangement would be good. If they're doing it instead of a baby shower, then probably a gift. 80 people?!? Good lord.

                I had to look it up on Google, too. Seriously?! The most recommended method for finding out the gender of the baby is for everyone to bite into cupcakes filled with pink or blue filling at the same time. Apparently, you're supposed to have whoever does the ultrasound send the results directly to a bakery, so even the parents don't know until the cupcakes are bitten into. Good god. What (and, more importantly, why) will people think of next?

                 
                UH................so if you bite in and get purple goop.....does that mean you're gonna have fraternal twins?
                 
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                  joerogo

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                  Re:Gender Reveal Party? Wed, 11/14/12 9:55 AM (permalink)
                  Mosca

                  Aw, man. I though this was going to be where we revealed if we were M or F.
                   
                   
                  Something we don't know about?
                   
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                    eruby

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                    Re:Gender Reveal Party? Wed, 11/14/12 10:24 AM (permalink)
                    fishtaco


                    Who says you "MUST" attend? Sounds like someone needs to be the first to tell her NO!
                    This plus 1,000,000
                     
                    Tell your sister-in-law she MUST go to he.... , er, take a long walk off a short pier.
                     


                     
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                      felix4067

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                      Re:Gender Reveal Party? Wed, 11/14/12 11:53 AM (permalink)
                      FriedClamFanatic

                      UH................so if you bite in and get purple goop.....does that mean you're gonna have fraternal twins? 

                      I was thinking...what if the bakery screwed up the order? No one would know until the baby was born. Never thought about twins!
                       
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                        easydoesit

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                        Re:Gender Reveal Party? Wed, 11/14/12 1:16 PM (permalink)
                        Mosca


                        Aw, man. I though this was going to be where we revealed if we were M or F.

                         
                        Ha!  Those parties can be fun too.  Depends on who's there.
                         
                        But then of course there were those "Wesson Oil" parties from back in the sixties, where there was all kinds of revealing....I've never been to one, of course, just heard about 'em....
                         
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                          FriedClamFanatic

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                          Re:Gender Reveal Party? Wed, 11/14/12 5:32 PM (permalink)
                          felix4067


                          FriedClamFanatic

                          UH................so if you bite in and get purple goop.....does that mean you're gonna have fraternal twins? 

                          I was thinking...what if the bakery screwed up the order? No one would know until the baby was born. Never thought about twins!


                          OMG...............a new economic opportunity!...................Malpractice Insurance for Bakers!
                           
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                            mar52

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                            Re:Gender Reveal Party? Wed, 11/14/12 7:31 PM (permalink)
                            Did anyone notify Hallmark?
                             
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                              agnesrob

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                              Re:Gender Reveal Party? Wed, 11/14/12 9:58 PM (permalink)
                              Good one Mar!
                               
                               
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                                Glenn1234

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                                Re:Gender Reveal Party? Thu, 11/15/12 12:16 AM (permalink)
                                 
                                Wow.  I am relieved!   From the title, I thought this was gping to be about a hooker in Bangkok, Thailand who dropped "her" skirt, and said, "Surpirse!"
                                 
                                 
                                Glenn
                                 
                                 
                                 
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                                  ann peeples

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                                  Re:Gender Reveal Party? Thu, 11/15/12 11:54 AM (permalink)
                                  Glenn......LOL!
                                   
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                                    ann peeples

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                                    Re:Gender Reveal Party? Thu, 11/15/12 11:57 AM (permalink)
                                    By the way, you can now register at some stores for a housewarming party( got an invitation to one with which store these people were registered at) This new thing is even more stupid.
                                     
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                                      Michael Hoffman

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                                      Re:Gender Reveal Party? Thu, 11/15/12 7:11 PM (permalink)
                                      I've always been a firm believer in bringing a blowtorch to a housewarming party. But a blowout so a mother-to-be can show off her sonagram? Please!
                                       
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                                        FriedClamFanatic

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                                        Re:Gender Reveal Party? Thu, 11/15/12 9:59 PM (permalink)
                                        I don't even wanna know what a housewarming party is!  You stay clothed?  Michael brings a blowtorch! Think I'd i think I'd invest in something rubbery
                                         
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                                          CCinNJ

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                                          Re:Gender Reveal Party? Thu, 11/15/12 10:14 PM (permalink)
                                          At least it's not a scrapbooking party. That's when it's time to join the witness protection program. 
                                           
                                          You can go to the liquor store and buy something pink & something blue...and have your cupcake and smile.
                                           
                                          Childbirth...it's not easy.
                                           
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                                            bartl

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                                            Re:Gender Reveal Party? Fri, 11/16/12 8:24 AM (permalink)
                                            Glenn1234
                                            Wow.  I am relieved!   From the title, I thought this was gping to be about a hooker in Bangkok, Thailand who dropped "her" skirt, and said, "Surpirse!"

                                            In my business, I have a LOT of contact with members of the GLBT community, so that was the first thing that came to mind, too.
                                             
                                            Bart
                                             
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                                              easydoesit

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                                              Re:Gender Reveal Party? Fri, 11/16/12 11:23 AM (permalink)
                                              bartl


                                              Glenn1234
                                              Wow.  I am relieved!   From the title, I thought this was gping to be about a hooker in Bangkok, Thailand who dropped "her" skirt, and said, "Surpirse!"

                                              In my business, I have a LOT of contact with members of the GLBT community, so that was the first thing that came to mind, too.

                                              Bart

                                               
                                              bartl-
                                              Maybe you could answer a question for me, no big deal, just mild curiousity.  Which is more  proper, GLBT or LGBT?  Maybe neither, or local convention or custom?
                                               
                                              You mention GLBT.  Here in La Crosse the local organization for gays calls themselves LGBT.  The local head is a woman, and I've wondered if their putting the 'L' first is maybe just her own preference.
                                               
                                              But I also wonder if there is not some political type manuevering, or oneupsmanship (so to speak), as I have heard that L women really do not like, have a disdain for, G men.   I've no idea if that is true, or why it might be, but I've heard it said.
                                               
                                              If this is too sensitive a topic I guess I will apologize in advance, but these days every topic seems more open to discussion, and PC adds needless baggage to everything.  I said it's no big deal.
                                               
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                                                chewingthefat

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                                                Re:Gender Reveal Party? Fri, 11/16/12 12:49 PM (permalink)
                                                I'd like to go and bring all my vacation slides to show!
                                                 
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                                                  pnwchef

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                                                  Re:Gender Reveal Party? Fri, 11/16/12 1:56 PM (permalink)
                                                  Chewy, that would be if, you had a camera, new how to use a camera, and had vacation slides. Joerogo, do we have time next summer to give Chewy camera orientation...........BAHAHAHAHAHAHHAH .............pnwc
                                                   
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                                                    joerogo

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                                                    Re:Gender Reveal Party? Fri, 11/16/12 3:52 PM (permalink)
                                                    pnwchef

                                                    Chewy, that would be if, you had a camera, new how to use a camera, and had vacation slides. Joerogo, do we have time next summer to give Chewy camera orientation...........BAHAHAHAHAHAHHAH .............pnwc

                                                     
                                                    I tried on my last visit.....lost cause
                                                     
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                                                      FriedClamFanatic

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                                                      Re:Gender Reveal Party? Fri, 11/16/12 4:16 PM (permalink)
                                                      How hard can it be to teach CTF how to use a camera?.........it's the same thing as what caused this party in in the first place...........Just point and shoot!
                                                       
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                                                        bartl

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                                                        Re:Gender Reveal Party? Sat, 11/17/12 1:51 PM (permalink)
                                                        GLBT seems to be popular in New York. I used one excellent "rule of thumb" tool to check; I looked up both GLBT and LGBT on Google, and found that LGBT is found in about 3 times as many pages as GLBT. On the other hand, I once shared webspace with PFLAG (Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays. Yeah, I know it doesn't track) on a site that gave cheap internet and later web accounts to not-for-profits in the 1990's.
                                                         
                                                        Bart
                                                         
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