Gender reveals have been a growing trend as of late. Gone are the days when friends and family would learn about the gender of a baby via a phone call. Now coming up with creative gender reveal ideas for a baby is a huge deal! Although there are people who wait to be surprised by the gender of their newborn, gender reveal parties have added another exciting aspect to a mother's pregnancy. It can be combined with or kept separate from the baby shower. The ways to celebrate the gender of your baby are endless. Here are some creative ways to go about your gender reveal:
Having a themed reveal is a quick and easy way to plan your gender reveal party as well as get your guests involved. Themes allow for fun decorations, gifts, costumes, and an exciting reveal. If you are wanting to pick a theme as a couple, try to consider both the personalities of you and your partner. Need help brainstorming gender reveal party themes? No worries. Here are a few of my favorites to get you started.
I love a good pun and an even better dessert. So will your guests! Decorations are easy with this theme: baked goods and colored icing. Mix and match the icing covered muffins and cupcakes to keep people on their toes before the big reveal!
If you and your partner are big sports fans, this is a broad theme you'll have no problem tackling (ha-ha). Cater this theme to your favorite sport or team! Decorate accordingly and have fun with it.
This theme keeps it pretty neutral on all fronts. So, if you don't feel like having a pink and blue war going on with your decor, this theme is absolutely perfect for you. What waddles? Penguins. And ducks. How cute! This can lead to a lot of creative reveal opportunities!
No matter what theme you pick, you're going to need a game that connects with the guests and keeps them engaged. It also makes for friendly competition and fun! Just because you picked a certain theme doesn't mean you can't play a specific game. Feel free to alter the following games to fit your theme.
Have your guests sneak a peek at an ultrasound image and draw their own conclusions on which gender the baby is. Have prizes for those that guessed right!
There are so many old wives tales online and passed down through generations that claim to help reveal a baby's gender. Have your guests write down the craziest ones they've heard and have a laugh reading them post-reveal!
This game can be played in different ways. You can have guests show up in the color of their guess or have blue and pink pins and accessories for them to put on at the party. Either way, they'll be wearing their guess!
This is a spin on the traditional dart game. For this, line a board with balloons, but only fill one with blue or pink confetti or powder. Have guests take turns at trying to pop the gender-revealing balloon. Follow this DIY to create this entertaining party game.
Scratch off tickets aren't just for the lottery, you can use them to announce the gender of your baby. Not only can these tickets be used to announce the gender of your baby, but it also makes for a unique idea that will get your guests involved. This is a lottery where everyone will be pleased with the outcome.
You're not limited to using pink or blue food coloring for your reveal, get a little creative and use a filling for your cake. An interesting idea is, filling the cake with M&M candies. When you cut into your cake, the pink or blue candies will flow out, surprising party attendees.
This is another yummy reveal idea. Instead of a cake, fill cookies with blue or pink candy. If you don't want to go to a bakery to have these made, follow this step by step DIY. Will the candy inside be blue or pink? Your guests will have to take a bite to find out.
We've all seen many eager couples use powder and confetti cannon to reveal the gender of their baby because it's simple and cost-efficient. Although this method is straightforward, it's exciting for both the parents-to-be and their friends and family.
Serve up a drink to your guests that's colored to reveal the gender of the baby! Some suggestions include pink lemonade and blue Hawaiian punch. If you're looking to spike the refreshments for your guests, make sure to have a separate, clean batch prepared for the momma to be!
I'm a huge nerd, it's true. But these reveals are too much fun to pass up!
Gotta catch 'em all, right? Well, not exactly in this sense. Have someone fill a Pokemon ball with colored powder that corresponds to your baby's gender. Toss the ball in the air and watch the color explode!
With LED lightsabers, you can reveal the baby's gender through an epic dual. How fun!
Combine the game and the reveal with this fun, interactive way to share the news with friends and family! Leave clues for your guests and have them figure it out in a creative way.
Regardless of how you go about your gender reveal, I'm sure it will be a wonderful and exciting experience. Congratulations, by the way! You're going to be an amazing parent. If your gender reveal party is this fun, imagine how awesome your children's birthday parties will be!