Yesterday evening, I posted this on my Facebook. I even tagged my husband because of how furious I was at the concept of Pinterest! I had an overwhelming ONE like. That overwhelming one? It was my husband, Joey, who was sitting right next to me in the car when I made the meme. Joey said that our friends must all be those lazy copy cats. That made me laugh a little, and I almost felt a little okay with the situation.
Allow me to walk you through the events. On October 7, we found out that our baby would be a little girl. The very next day, we threw together a fun little scavenger hunt where my parents and my brother’s family ran through and around the house searching for clues that would eventually lead them to the final hiding spot, which held a scratch off ticket revealing the gender. The idea of the scratch off came from this joke between my dad and me. The idea of having a scavenger hunt stemmed from the fact that bow hunting season had just started. The clues for the game were also made up by me. Everyone had an awesome time and loved the hunt!
We decided to do the same thing for Joey’s family on Thanksgiving, but since I had longer to plan it, the clue cards were much cuter, new clues were added, and there were much more of them. Several of the clues at our house were specific for us or our house, so we had to make them a little more general to fit in my in laws house.
These were considerably nicer than the plain black and white ones used for the party in Arkansas. Needless to say, I saved them all for our little girl’s scrapbook. One day, she’ll love to see them and hear the stories from her gender reveal parties!
It’s not like it took forever, but it did take the better part of an evening to think up the clues and then choose the style for the cards. Of course, it was also important to make sure the cards had the correct flow, otherwise, the hunters might get stuck in the bathroom and not know where to go next!
Joey’s mom took pictures of the clues and the final scratch off announcing that we’re having a girl. She couldn’t contain her excitement and showed the pictures to half the county. I guess she showed this snobby girl who graduated with Joey. Her response to my MIL? “Well, somebody’s been on Pinterest.” Seriously? Did I really just spend an entire evening using my own ideas and creativity just to have my originality reduced to a Pin? I did not click “download” and “print” off Pinterest. No, each and every clue was well thought out and typed up by ME.
Now, I’m not saying that I’m the first person ever to have a scavenger hunt, nor am I saying that I’m the first to reveal my baby’s gender with a scratch off card. I might be one of the first to combine the two… Whatever. IDC. Just give me a little credit for my time and hard work! If I did snatch something off Pinterest, I’d totally admit it, but I certainly could not see myself creating an entire party from a Pin.
Ugh. Until next time, Happy Pinning!