One of the most common questions you’ll be asked when you’re pregnant is whether you’re having a boy or a girl. Turn the answer to this question into an exciting gender reveal party! You can share this news with your loved ones by getting them involved in welcoming your little boy or girl into the world.
If you plan to announce your baby’s gender before birth, here are seven ways to have a successful gender reveal.
1. Get a Co-Planner
A big part of the fun for your gender reveal party is allowing friends and family to feel involved. Having a loved one help plan your party can ease any stress and make the day smoother. You can ask a friend or family member to be the “keeper of the gender” so that the reveal can be a surprise to you as well.
Make sure whoever you pick is good at keeping secrets! Your co-planner can also be in charge of taking pictures to capture all the fun and the special moment of the gender reveal.
2. Set a Date
When setting your party date, make sure to plan at the right time. You’ll want to get your ultrasound at between 18 and 21 weeks to get the most accurate results for your baby’s gender. If you’re keeping it a surprise for yourself, you can ask the sonographer to write it down on a piece of paper so you can give it to the keeper of the gender.
Once the baby’s gender is accurate and confirmed, it’s time to start picking your finalized date for the gender reveal!
3. Pick a Gender Reveal Party Theme
This is the part where you can get creative! Choose a shower theme that fits your and your significant other’s personalities to make it a bespoke experience. You can keep it classic with a pink or blue theme or find inspiration from other ideas. Some themes could be:
- Fantasy: Prince or princess
- Favorite sport: Team Boy or Team Girl
- He/she: Mustaches or lashes
- Hunting: Buck or doe
- Cars/fashion: Wheels or heels
These are a few fun themes to get your ideas rolling on what could be best for you. Get creative and be excited to announce your baby’s gender in your own style! If you need more inspiration with your reveal, watch some videos online to see others’ exciting days and witness how they celebrated!
4. Add Some Gender Reveal Party Decorations
The decorations are another opportunity to tap into your creative side. There are so many fun ways to express excitement for your baby on the way, whether it’s a boy or a girl. Here are some ideas for pink and blue decorations you can include:
- Colored beverages
- Colored balloons
- Cupcakes with blueberry or strawberry frosting
- Girl or Boy napkins and plates
- Picture-taking station
Including fun decorations as a part of your reveal will make the day unique and exciting. Instead of settling for the same old, traditional supplies, why not twist it up and opt for something fun and unexpected? Custom inflatable products add an extra level of excitement for this joyous occasion, creating a lively atmosphere for guests to enjoy and likely will leave them talking about it afterward. These inflatables can be of any design and shape you want.
You can even ask your guests to come dressed in the color corresponding to the gender they think the baby will be to encourage conversation and make everyone feel involved in the big day!
5. Include Activities and Games
You might wonder how you can get all your guests to participate in your gender reveal party. An easy solution is to have games! When there’s sometime before or after the reveal, you can use it to stay on theme. Here are some games you can have your guests participate in:
- Guessing the gender: The guests who choose correctly get prizes.
- Name suggestions: Ask your guests to write down boy and girl names. This can be fun in the future, so a guest can feel extra involved by possibly inspiring a name!
- Time capsule: Ask your guests to write down advice, encouraging words, or pictures to gift to your child when they’re older.
- Baby ABC’s: Set a timer and ask your guests to write down baby products with each letter of the alphabet. Whoever gets the most wins a prize.
No matter which games and activities you include, it’s sure to keep your guests patient and enthusiastic for the big reveal.
6. Gender Reveal Moment
Once all the activities and games are done, it’s all about the moment everyone has been waiting for – the reveal! There are so many exciting ways you can reveal the gender of the baby.
Try a smokey reveal with dyed smoke powder for a blast of color or confetti cannons to add some sparkle and shine to the reveal! No matter how you reveal the gender, enjoy the moment and excitement of finding out more about your baby!
7. Thank Your Guests
Your gender reveal party is a special moment to share with your friends and family! When the party ends, don’t forget to thank all your guests for coming.
There are lots of ways to express how you feel. Tell them how happy you are to have them alongside you during this portion of your life. This is also the time to give away any prizes to the winners of your activities and dole out any leftover snacks.
And that’s it! Gender reveal parties are for you and celebrating the life you will bring into this world, so make it as relaxed or as celebratory as you like. Enjoy this happy and memorable day!