A gender reveal or a sex reveal is a celebration during which the guests and the expecting parents find out the sex of the baby. The gender reveal party can be seen as an analogue of the baby shower, which also typically employs the use of pink or blue to designate the gender.
Nowadays it seems like gender reveal parties are the biggest craze, and for good reason. It's a great way to bring the whole family together to celebrate your precious little one on the way.
Not only are they a great way to plan some quality time with friends and family, but gender reveal parties are also an event which allows you to get as creative, clever, and crafty as possible. You have unhindered liberty to decorate and celebrate how you want.
With how popular these themed parties are, though, it can be difficult to find something that is original. That's why in this article I am going to share some unique gender reveal ideas, as well as some helpful advice when it comes to planning.
You want to make sure everything is taken care of before the party so you can be fully present with your family and friends.
Below I have listed some important points that you want to take into consideration while planning your gender reveal party.
You never want to enter a party stressed out, especially with a baby on the way. By making sure these factor are determined, you will be able to enjoy the party instead of freaking out about a forgotten detail.
Sometimes parents like to add a theme to their gender reveal party as an extra element of style and fun. Let's take a look at some different theme ideas
1. Blue vs. Pink
Have all of your guests wear the color they think it's going to be. You can split these colors into two teams and play games - a great time for a competitive family.
2. "What Will It Bee?"
Deck out your party with bee-themed decorations. Not only is it super cute, but it's gender neutral as well.
3. Ultrasound Party
Instead of bringing your family and friends into the exam room with you, why not bring the exam room to you? Some couples have admitted to hosting live gender reveals at home. It is a more expensive service, but if you're looking for something unique yet very personal then this a viable option for sure.
4. A Gender Reveal Surprise Party
Invite everyone over without telling them what you're doing. When they find out that it's a gender reveal party, seeing their excitement will be something that you'll cherish forever!
Will the baby be a quarterback or a cheerleader? If you're a couple who loves sports, this theme can be a fun way to incorporate this passion.
Having a serious hankering for tacos? If you've got a case of some pregnancy cravings, try throwing a fiesta! Not only will you be able to serve up some amazing food, but you can have fun with the decorations and music as well.
7. Starry Night
"Twinkle twinkle little star, how we wonder what you are!" Deck out your party space with stars. It's a very easy theme to execute, not to mention it looks incredible.
If your baby is due near a holiday or you are planning your party close to a holiday time, consider using the holiday as your theme. At Easter, for instance, consider giving each guest a plastic egg with a pink or blue candy inside. For Christmas, you could try wrapping small packages with tiny gender revealing objects inside.
Buy a bunch of either blue or pink fireworks depending on the gender of your baby, and light them at the end of the night. This is an excellent idea for those who are having their party near Independence Day or Memorial Day. It's festive, and who doesn't like a good fireworks show?
if you don’t like to take things too seriously, have a pinata and blindfold the hitters. This idea would work well with a fiesta-themed reveal party. Just fill the pinata will either blue or pink candy and you're good to go!
3. Not Your Average Balloon Pop
Pop a balloon to reveal the gender of your baby, but not the traditional way. Instead, tape a bunch of paint-filled black balloons to a large canvas. You and your spouse throw darts, until they all pop. The color of the paint inside will reveal the gender!
Get varying shades of either pink or blue paint to create a unique art piece you can keep forever.
4. Treasure Hunt
Create your own gender reveal treasure hunt! Fill a small chest or decorated box with something pink or blue - candies, a onesie,, or anything fun. Draw up a map and have your family and guests find the treasure chest. If you’re feeling adventurous you can even bury it.
Toss a flame-color-changing chemical to share gender of the baby, and maybe cook some s'mores while you're at it.
6. Bow and Arrow
If you and your spouse are thrill-seekers, give the bow and arrow a shot. Put a balloon on a target with pink or blue paint inside. Using a bow and arrow, hit the target to reveal the gender.
7. Silly String
Have all family and friends spray silly string on the lucky couple. The color of the silly string will reveal the baby's gender. This is a great one for couples who will not know the gender of their baby prior to the party.
8. Fortune Cookies
If you're a foodie at heart, you will love this one. Put the gender of baby in the fortune cookie! It may be tedious, but it certainly unique.
9. Baby's First Outfit
Put either a girl or boy onesie in a wrapped box. Upon opening it, family and friends will be able to see the gender.
10. Spill the Beans
Spill the beans - literally. Fill a bag full of either pink or blue beans. When it comes time for the reveal, pour out the beans to show whether it will be a boy or girl.
11. Pet Announcement
If you have a cat or dog, you can organize for them to come out to the guests at announcement time wearing something around their neck to announce the gender. It might be a pink or blue ribbon, or anything else you can think of.
12. Arm Wrestle
That's right, arm wrestle. Have you and your spouse compete - whoever "wins" is what the gender of the baby will be! Clever and entertaining.
The sonographer could get the gender wrong, especially in earlier scans. Even some great guesses have been wrong before. That's why when you go to such a great deal of trouble, you want to be absolutely sure that the gender is right. To ensure that they're are no slip-ups, ask the the sonographer to check a second time. It's better safe than sorry!
If you do not want to know the gender until the party, enlist a family member and close friend to help keep tabs with the doctors.
Additionally, you can reveal the gender of you baby by using pink or blue, but do not limit your color choices! Use your favorite color if you wish – purple, green, or yellow – and build your theme around it. Have fun with it.
Gender reveal parties are a great way to bring your closest loved ones together to celebrate your newborn on the way.
Not only are they a great way to spend some time with friends and family, but gender reveal parties are also an event which allows you to let your creative side run free.
As the latest craze, it can be hard to come up with ideas that are original. While colored smoke may be cool, it's way overused - I'm over it! By utilizing these unique themes and gender reveal ideas, you'll be sure to even make Linda, the President of the PTO, jealous.