Pink or blue… we love you! Learning the gender of your baby is always an unforgettable experience and one you will likely want to share with all of your family and friends!
In the world of technology and social media, creative gender reveal ideas have been on the rise. Many parents are even opting to throw huge gender reveal parties to announce the gender of their new bundle of joy.
Gender reveal parties are typically just a party to let everyone know the sex of the baby, and participants are not expected nor required to bring a gift. Parents can either decide to find out the gender beforehand or let it be a surprise to both them and their guests.
Many new parents are actually encouraging the party participants to join in on the reveal in creative ways, such as by throwing balloons filled with paint at the new parents or biting into delicious pink or blue filled cupcakes at the same time.
When you get your ultrasound or blood work that will reveal the gender, don’t open it right away! Simply tell your health care provider that you want it written on a piece of paper and sealed in an envelope.
Don’t peak! Now bring that envelope to the baker, a friend, or clerk at the store that you’re getting your gender reveal surprise made. They will do their best not to spill the beans!
Creative Gender Reveal Ideas
If you are planning to share the gender of your baby with family and friends, you will enjoy this list of perfectly curated unique and creative gender reveal ideas I put together just for you!
Let’s start off with a fan favorite. Gender Reveal Cakes are a perfect option for sharing the news of your babies gender with family and friends. Since the cake can also serve as a refreshment for your party guests it is also the perfect low cost option.
Forego the cake topper since you won’t know the gender yet, but with vanilla icing on the outside, you’ll never know what is inside until you make the cut! You can choose whether you want to cut it open or have a family or friend do it so you can fully experience the surprise!
Cake Pops or Cupcakes
Gender reveal cake pops or cupcakes are a fun way to invite your party guests to join in on the fun of finding out the gender of your new little one. By having all the guests take a bite at the same time, everyone can participate in the reveal. Plus it doubles as a desert!
A balloon pop can be an exciting way to reveal your baby’s gender! Simply fill a balloon with blue or pink confetti and pop it in front of all your guests!
Having friends and family throw confetti at you, or using a confetti bomb are both fun and exciting ways to celebrate the reveal. This fun and creative idea also happens to photograph extremely well, making it an excellent choice!
Greetable Photo Box
Greetabl is the perfect way for a gender reveal – especially during the pandemic when people cannot gather together for traditional reveal parties. This exciting moment deserves an exciting reveal. Tell your faraway loved ones about your upcoming addition with these incredible precious designs for a boy or a girl!
How it works: It’s kind of like a photo personalized card from Shutterfly or Minted. You select a design and add your message and photos to a card that folds into a gift box. You can choose from our selection of gifts like candies or really nice candles to go inside. We’ll hand-package the entire thing and ship it to your recipient. It’s a Boy | It’s a Girl
Party poppers are an exciting way to get all of your party guests involved in the baby gender reveal. Everyone gets to grab a party popper and pops it at the same time to reveal pink or blue confetti.
If you are willing to get a little messy, this gender reveal choice is the perfect one! Grab a few cans and fill with the color of choice and have chosen guests throw on you to reveal the gender.
Alternatively you can fill water guns with paint and have your guests spray you all at the same time. Wear white to make the color really stand out!
Balloons in a Box
If you have a large old box, go ahead and decorate it, fill it with balloons (or have someone else do it), and open it up to reveal the big surprise!
This unique gender reveal idea would be perfect for a fall gender reveal! Have all of your family and friends gather around the bonfire that has chemicals added to change the color of the flame.
Have your family and friends cover you with silly string in this fun gender reveal idea! You may have a mess to clean up afterward, but the memories will be worth it!
If you really want an over-the-top gender reveal, you gotta do this! Wings Air Helicopters works with expecting couples to find the perfect outdoor location where they can gather their family and friends for the big event.
They help announce the gender of the new baby with a pink or blue cloud from one of their helicopters! They drop a large amount of non toxic, water soluble and biodegradable powder to create a stunning display of color as they fly by.
Gender Reveal Eggs
In this fun reveal, simply fill eggs with colored confetti and have your guests crack them open all at the same time. If you want to save some time, you can purchase pre-filled eggs here.
Gender Reveal Water Bottles
This gender reveal idea is unlike any you’ve seen before! Give each guest a mystery packet to pour into their water to reveal your baby’s gender in a fun and refreshing way!
Color changing straws are a unique and fun last-minute idea for a gender reveal! All you need to do is purchase the straws here, and have your guests place them in their drinks all at the same time. If you don’t know the gender yourself and want to be surprised- purchase both the pink and blue straws and have your trusted gender secret keeper select the correct straws to hand out at the party!
Color Changing Cups
Color-changing cups are a fun and exciting way to announce a baby’s gender. When it’s time to reveal, simply pour a cold liquid into each guest’s cup and watch them turn blue or pink! Cups will be needed anyway, right? Save money by using them to announce the gender, keep guests hydrated and serve as a favor to take home.
Order custom fortune cookies with a unique message inside to share with guests at your party. Have everyone open the cookies at the same time for a fun and exciting surprise!
Use this fun balloon drop filled with either pink or blue balloons to reveal the gender of your baby in a special way with all your family and friends watching. This reveal idea will also make for some super cute photos!
This gender reveal idea is perfect for siblings! Brother and sisters to be can really get involved in all the fun with this creative idea!
All you need is some papier-mâché, vinegar, baking soda, and food coloring! When you are ready to reveal the gender, just have the kids add the baking soda for a fun surprise!
Beat the Bomb
This is a neat idea called Beat The Bomb. Based in Brooklyn, it’s a real-life video game experience where groups of 2-6 players play five different games. The goal: earn time on their bomb clock by beating levels. Then they must disarm the paint bomb before time runs out… or GET BLASTED…in blue or pink paint!*
If you do Beat The Bomb, you can still get blasted anyway, because you’ll want to know the gender (and for the photos, of course). For players not based in NYC, we also offer a digital version of the game called Beat The Bomb Online
No matter which reveal idea you choose, your friends and family are sure to be in for some fun memories and a great surprise! Which of these ideas are your favorite? Which will you be using yourself?
Let me know in the comments below!