Babies are the ultimate reason to celebrate as much as possible. While baby showers about a month or two before the babe is born are the norm, gender reveal parties can be planned anytime from about halfway through the pregnancy until the end of it. You could even combine it with a traditional baby shower to make a unique party to celebrate your little one.
Finding out if you are having a boy or a girl is one of the most exciting parts of being pregnant. While some families wait until their little one is born to find out the gender, many mamas-to-be wait with bated breath for the 20-week ultrasound appointment. Friends and family always want to know so everyone can plan and get you the best stuff possible for your new baby. There are so many fun options to consider when you plan a gender reveal, and the ones below are sure to get your creative juices flowing!
Gender Reveal Party Ideas
Gender Reveal Party Themes
The fun you can have with themes for your gender reveal is limitless. Depending on what the parents-to-be are into, there are many things to choose from and usually speak to their interests, hobbies, favorite books, characters, movies, or TV shows. Choosing a theme is a great way to tie the entire party together. From invitations to decorations to food to games, you can base all of them on your theme.
The “What Will It Bee?” theme can be super fun. The “bee” theme can include honey and bee-themed colors and treats. This theme lends itself well to cute decorations and is a fun play on words.
You could also consider a “Waddle it Be?” theme where you get to use ducks in your decorations. When placed in water, this duck will turn either blue or pink to reveal the baby’s gender! This idea is so cute. You can also get this banner and invitations to complete your theme.
Mermaids and Pirates
This one is an excellent option for October or any time of year! This theme lends itself well to costumes. Encourage guests to dress up and give a prize for the best costume. There are even some cute invitations and photo backdrops that you can use for this one!
If you are into a Mexican theme, you can fill a piñata with either blue or pink confetti for the big reveal. You can also serve up tacos and margaritas for a fun fiesta. These señor or señorita invitations are a lot of fun.
Star Wars is such a fun theme for those who are into it. You can reveal your baby’s gender with a lightsaber. For a boy, it will glow blue, and for a girl, it will glow pink. Instead, you could have a death star cake with either blue or pink in the middle for your reveal. The decorations for this theme can be a lot of fun, and you could even get more lightsabers to give to the guests.
If the parents-to-be are into fantasy, there are a couple of different ideas you can use. For those into dragons, consider a coloring-changing dragon egg for your reveal. This one is a unique and fun reveal idea that will have your guests talking. The egg begins with black scales, which change to pink or blue once heated to room temperature.
If Harry Potter is more your jam, use the sorting hat for a gender reveal. Place a piece of clothing under the hat to indicate the gender. Then, reveal it to the guests for the hat’s decision.
If the expecting couple is sports fans, you may want to consider a sports-themed gender reveal party. This gender reveal baseball explodes with blue or pink powder (with an option to add confetti) when struck with a bat! If you are more into football, check out this similar gender reveal football that expels blue or pink powder when kicked. You can also get a golf ball, a basketball, or a soccer ball.
There are a few different options for this type of theme. You could have tutus or ties, mustaches or bows, or heels or wheels (even though mustaches and wheels aren’t clothing, you get the point). For tutus or ties, you can use this decoration, this poster, these cupcake toppers, and these fun cups. For the mustaches or bows theme, you could use this confetti, these cupcake toppers, and these decorations.
Nuts or No Nuts?
If you’re looking for something silly and humourous, the “Nuts or No Nuts?” theme is both! You could even use Mounds or Almond Joy or bake brownies (some with nuts, others without).
Yummy Gender Reveal Ideas
Another popular gender reveal idea is the pink or blue cake. The cake will be filled with blue or pink. There are a variety of ways to do this. You could color the frosting, the cake itself, or even fill it with M&Ms that will spill out when cut.
Instead of cake, you can do a similar thing with cupcakes. Tie the cake or cupcakes into your theme and make it even more fun.
These awesome chocolate-covered Oreos can do the announcing for you! They are so cutely decorated, and when you bite into them, everyone will learn whether you are having a boy or a girl by the color in the middle. You could also get these diaper cookie cutters and fill them with either pink or blue sprinkles.
Gender Reveal Big Moments with Friends and Family
For this method, you have a box prepared with pink or blue helium-filled balloons. When the lid is opened, the gender will be revealed.
This reveal involves taking a black balloon filled with pink or blue confetti. When the big moment comes, you pop it for all to see.
Confetti Poppers or Cannons
Confetti is another great way to announce the gender of the baby. You can use cannons or poppers. Make sure to have a camera ready because this one is a great photo op!
Silly String Reveal
Bring back some fun from your childhood by having silly string at your gender reveal party. You can cover them, so no one knows what the color will be.
Glitter Drink Bombs
These cotton candy glitter bombs are so much fun to surprise your guests. Just drop it into a drink, and it will reveal the gender to them! They do not change the flavor or texture of the drink, and the glitter is 100 percent FDA compliant.
This one is another fun option for a gender reveal. If you or your family is into shooting, use these skeet shooting targets with powder and confetti to reveal the gender!
Gender Reveal Party Games
Pop the Belly
This one is a fun option for a gender reveal that is also a game. Set up a “pop the belly” game with black balloons. Make sure one of them has pink or blue paint or confetti while the rest have white and secure them to a board. Have party guests play to see who can pop the gender-revealing belly first. This game is best for the outdoors since it can get super messy.
Get your guests in on the gender reveal with your own scratch-off cards. These cards are already made for you and are a great option, but you can also check out this DIY site to make your own and tie it to your theme.
Old Wives’ Tales Game
Have your guests try their luck with an old wives’ tales game. This printable and this sign are fun options to help you play this game. It will be fun for guests to guess what your baby will be by which of these hold true!
This baby Jeopardy template is customizable, so you can change things up to whatever you would like the questions to be. You could also include one that will reveal the sex of the baby as the Final Jeopardy question.
Gender Reveals Through Photos
If you are going to announce your baby’s gender through photos or social media, there are some really fun ways to do this.
Showcasing your Favorite Treats
Pick your favorite treat and make it either pink or blue. You could do this with so many things like cotton candy, cupcakes, ice cream, bubble gum, or M&Ms. Snap a photo of you chowing down on one of these or blowing a certain colored bubble. Not only will you get a great gender reveal photo, but you’ll also get to enjoy your favorite treat!
Embellished Sonogram Picture
Sonogram announcements are classic and so fun. There are a few ways to announce gender through this method. You could attach a pink bow or blue bow tie to the photo itself. Another thing you could do is put the sonogram picture in this frame. You can pick either the boy or girl option.
You can go ahead and get your onesie wardrobe started with one of these fun onesies. This idea is a cute way to announce. Hold up the onesie and snap a cute photo!
Gender Reveals for Long Distance Friends and Family
Gender Reveal Candle
If you can’t be with relatives or friends to share the news, you could send them something special for them to find out your baby’s gender. This gender reveal candle will melt down a bit and reveal the gender color around the wick. You also get to enjoy some delicious scents such as snickerdoodle, banana split, apple cinnamon, pumpkin souffle, rosemary and sage, white birch, and juniper breeze.
Send your loved ones a “booties in a box” care package to reveal whether you’re having a boy or a girl. This cute package features booties of your color choice and a sweet message. This one is great to send grandparents-to-be.
Another great option to reveal the sex of your baby is by sending out puzzles. You can choose either the boy puzzle or the girl puzzle. This option can be a lot of fun for other children to learn whether they’re having a brother or sister as well.
Little Pumpkin Reveal
This cute pumpkin contains the answer to the all-important question. It is easy to send to friends and family for a reveal. Under layers of orange and then black or brown crepe paper, you will find confetti and a tag with the announcement.
Gender reveal parties can be whatever you want them to be. The options are limitless. Pick something that you love, and build your theme around it. The most important thing is to have fun celebrating your new baby with your friends and family.
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