A pregnant woman’s gender reveal party left her family and friends struggling to breathe after the pink ‘smoke bombs’ released more fumes than expected.
Mandy Morgan-Smith wanted to celebrate the 17-week mark of her pregnancy with a gender reveal party – and it became an unforgettable moment indeed as she got more than what she’d paid for when the pink ‘smoke bombs’ proved more powerful than everyone expected.
The event held on Saturday ended in ‘just five seconds’ after the pink smoke bombs engulfed the yard in a dramatic fashion.
Mandy’s family and friends were left ‘struggling to breathe’ as the smoke made them run back inside the house.
Video of the chaotic event shows Mandy and her daughter Willow-Rae Morgan-Smith, 3, setting off two smoke bombs.
But applause and cheers from excited family members instantly turned into cries as the pink smoke enveloped them.
Grandma-to-be Tammy Smith could be heard screaming: “I can’t breathe!” as she told her son McCalley Morgan-Smith, 25, to bring 1-year-old Ellie down from the trampoline.
“Everything went to plan at first. I was over the moon with it being a girl, but then straight away I was thinking ‘oh my god I can’t breathe,’” Mandy said.
“It just wouldn’t stop, it got worse and worse. We thought it would have died down, it filled up our garden, the neighbor’s garden, then right to the third floor of our house.
“My mom was thinking about the kids and making sure they were alright, I just took my daughter and ran in. It only lasted about five seconds then we had to get out of the way quickly.”
Mandy continued: “It’s a weird, strong smell, it’s not nice at all, I can’t quite explain it. You’ve just got to make a joke about it. It’s hilarious, the video is great.
“Because there’s a lot of smoke, it’s probably not good to inhale that much. Luckily nobody was really struggling. We just got inside.
“The smoke bombs threw out a lot more smoke than I thought, it just really shocked us all. It was definitely more eventful than having a colored balloon. It’s such a great memory and it’s great to make everyone laugh.
“I can’t wait to show my future daughter that she was causing a riot before she was born.”
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