Crowds on Penarth Esplanade this afternoon unexpectedly witnessed what is said to be the very first public “baby-gender-reveal” event to be held on Penarth sea-front .
“Gender-reveal parties” (i.e. parties at which the gender of an expected new baby is revealed) are becoming increasingly on-trend over in the USA and it was never going to be long before up-market Penarth would be following suit. Today the town did just that.
This afternoon’s “big reveal” was carried out on the North Slipway where friends and family of Penarth hairdresser Chris Christou and partner Rebecca Pereira gathered to receive the news of Rebecca’s latest hospital scan – which would confirm the gender of the couple’s forthcoming baby.
The big secret was to be revealed – not by word of mouth but by smoke-signal – blue for a boy and pink for a girl . Off with a roar went a hand-held flare …. sending a cloud PINK smoke into the sky – and everybody got the message.
There were cheers and applause from assembled guests as they toasted the arrival-to-be with plastic beakers of champagne watched by scores of onlookers and well-wishers on the Esplanade and the Pier.