Is it a girl or a boy?
Anticipating the gender of your new baby is one of the most exciting aspects of pregnancy! And nowadays, the question is addressed not by just expressing it but by throwing a gender reveal parties and other innovative gender reveal ideas.
There are so many baby gender reveal ideas to pick from, from pink or blue smoke bombs to amusing videos, including older siblings. You may invite friends and family to a big gender reveal party, or you could plan a private photoshoot with just you and your partner. Whether you’re looking for a simple gender reveal idea or something more elaborate, you’ll find inspiration in our list of unique gender reveal ideas!
One of the most popular trends among expectant couples is the gender reveal parties. A gender reveals party differs from a baby shower in that it predicts the baby’s gender rather than celebrating the upcoming birth of a new baby.
It’s also done around the seventh or eighth month of pregnancy when the gender is already visible on the ultrasound. The chance of miscarriage has also fallen dramatically over this time.
While visitors aren’t required to bring gifts to gender reveal parties, it’s still a kind gesture to send the couple some gender-neutral baby gifts. Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to celebrating your baby’s gender. However, if you haven’t made up your mind yet, here are nine easy-to-pull-off genders reveal ideas.
Write your baby’s name in the sand to announce his or her arrival. You can do the easy route and just draw the letters for “BOY” or “GIRL,” or you can add something cute like “she’s on her way” or “he’s coming.” Then, take a photo of yourself, including your belly and the stick in your opposite hand, and share it on social media.
Request that an opaque balloon be filled with blue or pink confetti from a party store staff. If you want to keep it a secret, give the employee the envelope containing the gender of your baby. Then, when the big moment arrives, have a loved one shoot a photo of you and your spouse popping the balloon.
Invite friends and relatives over to carve pumpkins to reveal your baby’s gender in the fall. Before your visitors arrive, carefully carve “it’s a girl” or “it’s a boy” into your pumpkin. When everyone has finished carving, place a lit candle inside each pumpkin and set it out on your front porch. Ask everyone to stand below your steps with their eyes closed, and then photograph their reactions when you order them to open their eyes from the doorway. Finally, pose for a photo with your carved pumpkin and send it to loved ones who couldn’t attend the pumpkin party, along with a photo of the wonderful responses you captured on camera.
By planning a treasure hunt, you can include your family and friends in the adventure. Place some clues in an envelope and set them on a mission to discover your baby’s gender. It will take some planning, but you will have a lot of fun putting together the treasure hunt, watching everyone scramble for clues, and, of course, the big reveal. Nursery rhymes, baby-related hints, concealed baby gear, fascinating information about pregnancy and childbirth, and more might help you get creative.
Set your camera timer for a series of photographs and sit next to your partner, each of you carrying a blue and pink balloon. Both of you should hold the balloon between your lips, as if you’re ready to inflate it. Only your partner, or vice versa, should continue to inflate the blue balloon while your pink balloon remains deflated. Next, order a photo strip with all three images — balloons in mouth, both pretending to blow up your balloons, and the fully inflated blue (or pink) balloon. Send the strips in the mail or share them on social media, then sit back and wait for the congratulations to come in.
In a baby store, choose a blue and a pink bodysuit that are both the same price. Give the cashier the sealed envelope with a slip of paper confirming your baby’s gender and request that the bodysuit that matches to the correct gender be wrapped in secret. During your gender reveal party, wait to unveil the wrapped present in front of family and friends.
After the scan, ask your partner to find out the gender of the baby from the ultrasound technician. Your companion can next choose a specific piece of jewelry that will reveal the gender to you, keeping the gender in mind. Finally, your companion can give you the gift during an intimate date and shoot your reaction to share with relatives and friends on social media. You’ll have beautiful recollections and a memento to last a lifetime.
Give a trustworthy friend or family the envelope announcing the baby’s gender, and ask him or her to give each guest a tiny box of pink or blue toys wrapped in neutral-colored wrapping paper. Then, instruct all of your guests to open their boxes at the exact moment, with cameras ready and video rolling. All eyes will be on you and your partner’s responses, which will undoubtedly be priceless if you let your guests do the reveal for you.
Bring the family together and have everyone take a picture to announce the good news. The twist: Include a cute, small element, such as a pink or blue flare or bright balloons, to hint at the gender.
Wear a T-shirt that says “I’m having a baby brother” or “I’m getting a baby sister” to your older child or children. You can either make the T-shirt with your child or have one manufactured for you. Then, have him, or her wear the T-shirt to the party or take a couple of cute photos to reveal your baby’s gender to the world.
With the aid of your children, make your own pregnancy T-shirt. Dip your child’s hand in pink or blue paint, depending on your baby’s gender, and then print the paint-covered hands on the T-shirt that wraps around your tummy. Take a photo to let everyone know whether you’re having a boy or a girl.
As your guests come for the gender, reveal party, instruct them to vote on a decorated blackboard by placing an “X” in the girl or boy column (your host will keep a list of who voted for each gender). When the moment comes, break open the sealed envelope with your partner and reveal the gender of your baby. Guests who correctly identified the gender will receive a prize.
By selecting a gender-specific theme or performing gender reveal games, you can combine your gender reveal party with your baby shower. Present the ultrasound technician’s sealed envelope to the party host, and let your host design the theme and party details in secret. Make sure there are cameras set up on the day of the party to film you and your partner as you enter through the door and react to the happy news.
Request that the party host order a pinata that is gender-neutral on the surface but contains blue or pink candies and toys on the inside. Allow all of your guests to take turns whacking the pinata at your gender reveal celebration. Grab a handful of the treats as they flow out and fling them up over your head for a cute photo.
Order a cake from the greatest bakery in town with a sealed envelope announcing your baby’s gender in hand, and tell the baker to open the sealed envelope after you leave. Request that the baker dye the spongy cake layer to match the baby’s gender — blue for a boy, pink for a girl — then top it with a neutral-colored frosting. Cut the cake in front of your family and friends, but only after you’ve made your final predictions.
Request that the party host gets a dozen appropriate-colored balloons from a party supply store and places them in a large cardboard box. Place the box outside your house and open it with your lover in front of all your guests as the sunsets. As the pink or blue balloons drift away into the sky, point — and take a wonderful photo!
Take a photo of you blowing blue or pink glitter from your hands with your spouse. Except for the glitter, change the image so that everything is black and white. Make a lot of copies and send them to your relatives and friends.
On summing up we hope that these Gender Reveal Ideas to Celebrate Your Exciting News will enhance the excitement and make your day memorable. Try them out and don’t forget to share your experience with us.