Amy Slaton Halterman’s gender reveal party video shows her guests guessing the gender of the baby by writing their initials next to a “Girl” or “Boy” column on a piece of paper (via YouTube). She then puts her own initials in the “Girl” column. Little by little, the board gets filled, with the “Girl” column getting the most votes.
Then comes the big reveal — which comes as a surprise to everyone. Sitting in a kitchen decorated with pink and blue streamers, Amy is given an oversized card to open. She holds it in front of the camera so she can’t see the message inside. “It’s a…” she says, before flipping the card. The guests read the news aloud, excitedly yelling, “Boy.”
Rather than shrieking in excitement, Amy frowns and checks the card. Then she says, “What the f***?” and lets out a half-laugh, half-cry. “I always wanted a girl,” she says. Then, hoping she’s being pranked, she adds, “Y’all messing with me.” After a moment, it’s clear to her that she really is expecting a brother for 1-year-old Gage. Moments later, Amy gets on the phone with her sister Tammy. She reveals both the baby’s gender and the name she and her husband have already chosen — John Allen, or “John-Boy” for short. The guests seem less than impressed. “I ain’t calling him no John-Boy!” calls a voice off-screen.