One of the most wonderful surprises in life is finding out the gender of a new baby. It’s no wonder, then, that having a gender reveal party has become a popular way for couples, as well as their friends and families, to celebrate this joyous news together. If you are looking for some tips or inspiration for your own celebration, here are a few ideas to get you well on your way!
10 Unique Gender Reveal Ideas
If you are looking for an exciting way to get the news out, there are several options out there to suit any taste.
1. Smoke Sticks
Pink or blue smoke sticks are an exciting way to reveal boy or girl. These explosions of color make a great photo opportunity as you experience the surprise. Most come in packs with two of each color, and can be held or put inside a container for effect.
2. For Sports Fans
If you or your partner are a sports fan, color filled baseballs, golf balls, soccer balls, or footballs are a fun way to make an exciting moment you’ll always remember. Both Amazon and Etsy sell a variety of these in packs of pink and blue.
3. Gender Reveal Cake – Personal Touch
Gender reveal cakes come in many shapes and sizes, from fun DIY cupcakes you can make yourself to over-the-top bakery confections. If you want a gender reveal cake with a personal touch that won’t break the bank, you (or a secret-keeper) can simply make a cake or cupcakes, cut the centers out, and fill with pink or blue candy of your choice, fruit (like strawberries/blueberries), or frosting.
4. Gender Reveal Cake – Elaborate
Looking for an elaborate cake? Have your doctor slip a note with the baby’s sex into an envelope. You can hand this to your local bakery, and they will add layers of colored icing inside so you can be just as surprised as your guests when the cake is cut!
5. Silly String
If you are looking for a gender reveal that involves siblings, silly string in either pink or blue (with the labels cut off – or you can buy a gold covering below) is a fun way to include older children. Make sure to have cameras rolling as the kids shoot mom and dad or vice versa.
6. Water Guns
If including older brothers and sisters is a priority, a water gun (or guns) filled with colored solution to spray on the expecting couple is another variation of this fun activity that can include siblings.
7. Balloon Pop
Another one that can involve siblings is a balloon pop. There is so much anticipation to be had when popping a balloon filled with colored confetti. Letting an older sibling do the honors is a sure way to make him or her feel a part of the excitement.
8. Long Distance Gender Reveal Online
Looking for ways to include out of town family? Youtube, Skype, or Facebook offer great ways to include your out of town family in your big moment. Recording your celebration and sending out a link to your family can make them feel like they are a part of the joyous occasion. If you want instant reactions, a live experience can make sure family finds out as soon as you do.
9. Long Distance Gender Reveal Online Old School
Sending a special package with a surprise reveal can give long distance relatives the experience of the real thing wherever they are. Just drop in water and these fizzies from Etsy will reveal your baby’s gender wherever you send them.
10. Last Minute Gender Reveal Idea
If you’re pulling a reveal together at the last minute, you can pick up some pink and blue plates, make punch, create your own Team Pink and Team Blue apparel with clothespins or beaded necklaces, and make party favors from Hershey’s chocolate bars colored with pink or blue. Your friends and family will have an awesome time celebrating the great news with you!
Should You Bring A Gift To A Gender Reveal Party?
If you are a guest who’s wondering do you bring a gift to a gender reveal party, the answer is no. Guests don’t generally bring gifts for the baby to this kind of party, but if you feel like you should give, bring something simple for the host or new parents instead.
Make Sure You Have Fun!
After discovering you are pregnant (check out my pregnancy test reviews), finding out the babies gender is the next best thing! Whatever way you choose to reveal to the world your baby’s gender, the best part is that no matter what color you see, there will be a new little person to love! So have fun, and make memories as you enjoy one of life’s greatest surprises!
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