Ultimate gender reveal ideas, delivering a fun way to learn the sex of your baby. You may be wondering what a gender reveal is.
A gender reveal party is one of those types of parties that come out of nowhere and just become an instant trend. We see why. They are a smashing hit and a ton of fun!
What is a Gender Reveal Party?
If it’s your first time hearing about one of these parties, it can be confusing. A gender reveal is the unveiling of the sex of the baby. Usually to the expecting mom and dad, as well as other friends and family.
It’s like Christmas morning, with the present being a baby boy or baby girl. A party allows for the anticipation and surprise, however, a shower and nursery can still be planned without remaining gender neutral.
Having a Gender Reveal Party
You may be wondering, “How do you have a Gender Reveal Party?” There are a few tricks to the trade.
First off, make sure you follow all your OBGYNs guidelines (i.e. drinking water if you need to, etc.) before the ultra sound to find out the sex. This is so the ultra sound tech can do her job and baby hopefully participates.
Second, it’s important to let your OBGYN and Ultra Sound Tech know you want to keep the sex of the baby a surprise. At the day of your appointment let your ultra sound tech know you would not like to know the sex of the baby.
Instead, ask your ultra sound tech to place the sex of the baby in a sealed envelope.
A gender reveal party is pretty popular, so there is a good likelihood that the technician has done this many times before!
The Hard Part…
Now the hard part… NO PEEKING. If you know you can’t handle the temptation, have a friend or family member pick up the envelope from you at the Doctors office, or soon after.
Make sure the person you select is good at keeping a secret and can help with the surprise. The person you choose will coordinate the ordering and putting together the big reveal.
Now for the fun part– the reveal! There are lots of ways of creative ways to do this, check out some of our favorites.
Gender Reveal Ideas for your Family
Cupcakes – With a Pink or Blue Centered Filling
Make a vanilla cupcake and scoop out a small hole in the middle. Fill it in with a blue or pink frosting. Finish with a chocolate frosting, so not to let any color peek through and ruin the surprise.
Chalk Powder in a Ball
- Holi Color Powder 10pk 70g Each 5 True Blue and 5 Pink
- Pre-filled Single Use Plastic Baseballs
- Pre-filled Single Use Basketball
Place chalk powder in some plastic baseballs or golf balls. Let dad give um’ a hit and find out the sex of the baby as the powder flies through the air.
A Ballon Pop
Pick up an extra large black ballon. Fill the inside of the balloon with either pink or blue confetti. When it is time to do the reveal, pop the ballon and let the confetti sprinkle all over.
Pull the string on the Piñata and have confetti or ribbons fall out. Another idea, if you have a large group, take turns hitting a real piñata. How fun when it busts open to reveal a little girl or little boy.
Either way, you’re winning the lottery. But a what a fun way to spread the news!
- Owl Gender Reveal Scratch off Cards
- Stork Scratch Offs
- Pink or Blue Scratch Offs
- Neutral Stork Scratch Offs
Scratch offs are a fun way for everyone to get involved. It is also a special way to make an announcement by mail. This would definitely cause some excitement waiting for the mail man.
A Gender Reveal Cake
Make a cake or have one made. In between the layers of cake have a pink or blue frosting. When you make the cut into the cake, a slice will reveal a boy or girl by the color of the frosting. Add a cute cake topper for added design.
Confetti Powder Cannon
These Confetti Powder Cannons release smoke either pink or blue when lit. This is great for some wow factor in any photos.