Either you’ve been blissfully ignoring social media, or you may have noticed a trend that has started to appear over the last few years: gender reveal parties. What is it that makes them so popular? This is the chance for everyone in the family to learn whether the couple are expecting a boy or a girl – including mom and dad themselves. It all started with bakeries baking surprise cakes for the expecting mom and dad but has now grown to become something so much more. Like most things in this world, it’s now all about who can do it the biggest and the best.
Hair dye, paintball pellets, and even parades have all been used as ways to spread the good news, but what about when a gender reveal party cost $8 million in damages? That’s right it looks as though aiming to go above and beyond every other person in the world comes at a cost – and that cost can be more money than many of us can even imagine. What started out as a great way to share their big news, soon turned into a huge nightmare for these expecting parents. The question is: were their grand plans really worth the outcome?
It was back in April 2017 that everything was about to unfold. Dennis Dickey was 37 years old at the time and worked as a U.S. Border Patrol agent. However, there was good news: his wife, Rita, was expecting a child!
It looked as though life couldn’t get much better for the pair. Dennis and Rita both live in Green Valley, Arizona, and wanted to take their gender reveal to the next level. Little did they know the effects their plans would have.
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