For a lot of parents-to-be, learning the sex of their unborn child is magical and one of the once-in-a-lifetime experiences out there. This is why gender reveal parties have become very popular these days. The soon-to-be parents aren’t only providing answers as to what gender is, but they reveal it in different ways. When it comes to gender reveals, there are no rules. This means that you can feel free to be creative and play around with many ways to announce the news to everyone, including different games and themes.
Gender reveal parties are fun and casual excuses to get together and celebrate with your budding family. Therefore, you can be as creative as you want to reveal the gender of your little one. You get to decide how involved your guests will be and what activities you want to do together.
However, even though gender reveals have become more popular in recent years, you may still wonder where you should start if you’re the one who will be hosting it. To help you, we have rounded up some of the best gender-reveal ideas out there that you might want to try.
1. Reveal the gender through a cake
You can make your gender reveal party a lot sweeter by using a candy-filled cake to reveal the gender of the baby. When you cut into the cake, it will spill out either a pink or blue M&Ms to reveal whether you are having a boy or a girl artfully. You can ask a baker to make one for you, or you can also bake your own cake if you want. If you want to make your own, you can check out Evolving Table for the procedure on how to create a gender reveal cake.
2. Try a “Mustaches or Lashes” gender reveal party
You can give your family and friends a little treat by inviting them over for cookies that are decorated with eyelashes or mustaches. You can also display eyelashes and mustaches throughout the party as décor. Then, create a chart of “mustaches” or “lashes” on a chalkboard and let the guests write their votes. They can pick mustaches if they think it’s a boy and lashes if they think it’s a girl. Before you reveal the winning gender, tally up the guesses first. It will be fun to see your family and friends rejoice after revealing the gender.
3. Use a DIY gender reveal balloon box
One of the most popular and festive ways to reveal the gender of a baby is by using gender reveal balloons. If you also want to be surprised along with your guests, you can ask the ultrasound tech to place the results in an envelope. Ask a friend or a family member who can then fill a box with either pink or blue balloons to reveal the gender. Some even add other materials in the box to make it look more creative. If you want to know how to create a gender reveal balloon box, you can check out the instructions at Tried & True Creative.
4. Do a bow-and-arrow gender reveal party
This one is a simple way to reveal the gender of your baby, but it is a lot of fun. All you need to do is place a black balloon that is filled with pink or blue paint on a blank canvas. Then, using a bow and arrow, pop the balloon and see the paint splatter, revealing your baby’s gender to everyone at the party. In addition, you will have a nice piece of art that you can display in the nursery.
5. Try the “Get The Inside Scoop” gender reveal party
If your gender-reveal party will occur during the hot summer months, then a casual ice cream social is a great theme. You can create a giant ice cream bar where your guests can make their own sundaes. They can choose from a variety of toppings, including blue or pink sprinkles. Then, at the bottom of each ice cream cone, ask your guests to place one chocolate-covered candy. Most of the candies are chocolate all the way through, but one lucky guest will get a pink or blue candy.
You also have the choice to get the whole party involved. Give out colored candies to everyone. Once they all get to the bottom of their cones, they need to tally up the candy-colors to reveal the gender of the baby.
6. Create a DIY peanut piñata
You can also create a peanut piñata and invite your family and friends over to crack it open and reveal the gender of your baby. This is very easy to make and fun to use. It will surely let everyone have a good time finding out the gender of the baby. If you want to know how to make one, you can check out the instructions at Handmade Charlotte.
7. Make the gender reveal more colorful
If you are familiar with races where runners are splashed with colored powder after crossing the finish line, why not try it at your gender reveal party? You can ask your guests to wear white. Then, buy some colored powder and stuff them into small tins for your guests to use. You also need to ensure that the tins are painted black so your guests will not see the color. Cover the top of each tin can with a black, malleable cloth with a small slit cut on top where they can fit their hands inside without revealing the colored powder.
The couple will close their eyes, and on the count of three, the guests will shower them with shades of blue or pink. If it’s a girl, you can use pink, red, purple, and orange to make it more colorful. If it’s a boy, you can use blues and greens. The shirts are also great tie-dye souvenirs for your guests after the party.
These are the top gender reveal tips we can recommend you. All of these are simple and easy to create but can give everyone at the party a good time. We hope these ideas will help you in coming up with your very own gender reveal party soon.