A husband and wife who wanted to forgo a cutesy gender reveal and press their luck got a little messy when they learned whether they were going to have a boy or a girl.
At their gender reveal party, Molli VanArsdalen Reber and her husband, Dallen Reber, took turns smashing hard boiled eggs dyed pink and blue on their foreheads.
The result was messy, but well worth the wait.
Molli and Dallen are expecting their first child together.
The couple loves Jimmy Fallon and wanted to incorporate one of Fallon’s games into their gender reveal. They chose Fallon’s funny, yet equally suspenseful game of egg roulette.
For those who are unfamiliar with the messy game, contestants—in the late-night host’s case, Fallon and a celebrity guest—take turns smashing a carton of eggs one by one on their forehead. While the majority of the eggs in the carton are hard boiled, some are raw.
And you can imagine what happens when someone unknowingly smashes a raw egg on their forehead.
Their gender reveal was equal parts fun and suspenseful.
Molli and Dallen’s version involved 11 hard boiled eggs and one raw egg. Six of the eggs were colored blue and six were pink. Whichever colored egg was raw revealed the gender of their baby.
One by one the couple took turns cracking an egg against their forehead.
Each time one of them picked up an egg everyone in the room held their breath.
It was extremely nerve-wracking.
The couple made their way through the carton of eggs. Each time they broke a hard boiled egg they were one egg closer to finding out the gender of their baby.
At one point it almost seemed as if they were disappointed when egg after egg was hard boiled.
They continued cracking eggs until two remained.
Molli and Dallen reached the final two eggs and still didn’t know if they were having a boy or a girl.
Their family members urged them to smash the last two eggs against their foreheads at the same time. They complied.
“My heart’s pounding,” Molli said as the couple picked up the remaining eggs.
Dallen needed a moment.
On the count of three they both smashed their eggs on their foreheads.
Molli was the “lucky” victim of the raw egg.
As soon as the yolk exploded on Molli’s forehead everyone screamed. They were having a girl!