Although you can choose just to discover your baby’s gender immediately, there’s nothing like the fun and excitement of leaving things up to fate. One quirky way to go about that is with a gender reveal party!
The only catch is, what on earth do you do for your gender reveal?
The good news is that there are plenty of ways to celebrate this fun part of your pregnancy. To help you get the creative juices flowing, we’ve put together a list of 61 different gender reveal party ideas for you to try out.
What is a Gender Reveal?
Before we jump right into the different gender reveal ideas you can try, let’s take a second to break down what a gender reveal is. After all, there’s no point organizing one if you don’t know what you’re supposed to do!
A gender reveal is just what it sounds like—an event where you show the gender of your baby to be and tell your friends and family whether you’re having a baby boy or girl!
You can have a private gender reveal with just your partner or with your family, or you can host a gender reveal party with all your friends gathered around! Regardless of how you do it, the point is the same: to show your loved ones what your future baby will be.
How to do a Gender Reveal
If you’ve decided you want to do a gender reveal, you’ll need to keep a few things in mind. That way, your party can go off without a hitch!
Here are the steps you’ll need to take if you want to put together a successful gender reveal:
- Plan ahead: make sure that you thoroughly plan your gender reveal. Iron out all the details so that the reveal goes smoothly when the big moment rolls around
- Think about your audience: there are many different ways to go about a gender reveal. Think about what reveal makes sense for your audience, whether it’s just your partner or it’s your whole extended family.
- Have fun: enjoy the planning process! It’s your big day, so have fun, and don’t feel pressured for things to go a certain way.
A few other things to consider are the colors you’ll use in your gender reveal. Traditionally, people use pink to show they’re having a girl and blue to show that they’re having a boy. However, you can switch these colors out for anything you like!
You should also consider whether you want to be surprised or just want to surprise your friends and family. If you want to be surprised, you can ask your doctor to include the baby’s gender in an envelope.
Then, give the envelope to a trusted friend or family member so that they can plan the reveal.
Classic Gender Reveal Ideas
Let’s start with the basics. There are plenty of ideas if you just want a simple and classic gender reveal that gets the message across.
Here are a few favorites for anyone wanting a simple, easy-to-pull-off gender reveal!
1. Dig Into a Gender Reveal Cake
One of the most traditional ways to do a gender reveal is to order a cake! Frost the cake in white or a mix of both pink and blue.
Then, have the color of the sponge beneath the frosting match the color of the gender. If it’s a boy, the sponge is blue, and if it’s a girl, it is pink.
Cut into the cake and watch your guests’ jaws drop as they learn the gender of the little one to come!
2. Open a Box of Balloons
One traditional gender reveal idea is to say it with balloons! For this idea, find a large cardboard box and write a cute message on the outside. Something to the effect of “boy or girl?” should do the trick!
Then, fill the box with helium balloons that correspond to the gender of the baby. Finally, open the box, and release the balloons to see which gender your baby has!
3. Break a Piñata
Who doesn’t love a good old piñata? With this gender reveal idea, fill a piñata with candy and confetti. If you’re having a boy, go for blue; if it’s a girl, go for pink.
Then, take a bat to the piñata to break it and reveal what the gender of your baby will be! Not only is it a fun way to show off your child’s gender, but it’s also a fun activity to enjoy with your partner.
4. Bust Out the Bath Bombs
For this idea, you’ll need a swimming pool or another place where you can get wet. Get a neutral-colored bath bomb on the outside that turns pink or blue when it touches the water.
Surprise your friends and family by setting off the bath bomb and showing off the gender of the baby to be!
5. Blast Some Smoke Bombs
Smoke bombs are becoming a popular way to reveal your child’s gender. For this method, you’ll need to ensure that you and your guests are outdoors and in an open space.
Then, have someone who knows the gender of the baby set off a smoke bomb to show off the baby’s gender. Not only is this a fun way to reveal the gender, but it’s also a great Instagram opportunity!
6. Draw It in the Sand
One fun way that you can reveal your baby’s gender is to head to the beach! Grab a long stick and write either ‘boy’ or ‘girl’ in the sand.
Then, pose with the sign to show off what you’re having and get ready to wow your friends and family. It’s a beautiful backdrop for a beautiful baby-to-be!
7. Pop a Balloon
Many people enjoy popping a balloon to reveal their bundle of joy’s gender. For this method, fill a giant balloon with paint, confetti, or colored paper.
Then, use a dart or another sharp object for popping the balloon. Show off your baby’s gender with the subsequent confetti explosion! Just remember that this idea gets messy. So make sure you’re in a place you don’t mind cleaning up after all is said and done.
8. Pose With Baby Clothes
Posing with baby clothes is another easy way to show off whether your new little one will be a boy or a girl.
With this method, pick up some sweet baby clothes that show off whether you’re having a boy or a girl. Then snap a lovely photo with your significant other as the two of you hold up the clothes.
9. Set Off Confetti Poppers
One trend that’s been going around is to set off confetti poppers. Grab a mix of pink and blue poppers, but make sure the confetti inside only corresponds to the actual gender of your baby!
Then, set the poppers off to show whether you’re having a baby boy or a girl. It’s an exciting and straightforward way to make the big announcement!
10. Burn a Candle
If you’re looking for a sweet and simple way to reveal your baby’s gender, burning a candle might just be the way to go.
You can get custom candles on Etsy that contain a small note stating whether it’s a boy or girl buried in the wax. When you burn the candle down, the gender is revealed!
You can also get candles that change color, becoming pink or blue as they burn down. Or, choose candles that have colored flames once you light them!
Whichever route you choose to go, a candle can be a fun and classic way to say the gender of your baby.
Nerdy Gender Reveal Ideas
If movies and TV shows are what get your heart racing, you might want to bring your favorite passion out in your gender reveal!
A great way to do this is with a geek gender reveal. Here’s a list of gender reveal ideas, ranging from Harry Potter games to Pokemon reveals!
11. Use the Sorting Hat
For this gender reveal idea, you’re going to transport yourself to Hogwarts for an afternoon! With this idea, you’ll need to pick up a sorting hat at a costume store.
Then, fill the hat with colored glitter and leave it sitting on its side.
When you go to put the hat on your head, colored glitter will cascade down, showing what gender your baby will have.
12. Break Out the Lightsabers
This gender reveal idea went viral on TikTok! For this gender reveal, pick up a lightsaber with a white outer design.
Then, when it’s time to reveal your baby’s gender, switch off the lights and turn on the lightsaber. If it lights up red, the baby is a girl. If the saber lights up blue, you’ve got a boy coming your way!
13. Open a Dragon’s Egg
Did you know that you can pick up gender reveal dragon eggs? These eggs are made of chocolate, and inside, they contain confetti and sweets that are either pink or blue, depending on your baby’s gender.
All you have to do with this gender reveal is grab a small hammer and smash the egg. Then, surprise everyone as pink or blue sweets flow out of the egg!
For any Game of Thrones Lovers out there, this is the perfect way to announce your baby’s gender.
14. Smash a Super Mario Box
Gamers can have some fun putting a Super Mario twist on their gender reveal. With this idea, you’re going to create one of the infamous ‘?’ bricks from the Super Mario Bros games!
You can add a stuffed plushie of either Mario or Peach inside the box to showcase what your baby will be. If it’s Princess Peach, it’s a girl, but if it’s Mario, it’s a boy!
When the big moment rolls around, smash the box and surprise your guests with the baby’s gender.
15. Harry Potter Cauldron Gender Reveal
Another fun Harry Potter-inspired gender reveal is to say it with a cauldron. With this method, you’re going to add a smoke bomb to a cauldron.
Once you add your potion ingredient, watch as the smoke billows out of the cauldron, revealing your baby’s gender! Don’t forget to put on your Hogwarts robes for the occasion so that you can snap some fun photos.
16. Open a Pokeball
Pokemon is a popular Japanese anime. In the series, people uncover and open ‘Pokeballs.’ When they open the Pokeballs, they reveal animals called Pokemon!
You can open your own Pokeball as a gender reveal!
With this method, you’re going to use a Pokeball that contains either a male or female character from the series. Depending on what animal appears when you open the Pokeball, you’ll know what gender your baby will have.
A few male characters you can use include:
If it’s female characters you need, you can use:
- Jiggly Puff
Of course, there are plenty of others to pick from. Get creative and find a way to personalize your Pokemon reveal!
Gender Reveal Game Ideas
Want to have some fun with your gender reveal? One great way to do so is to turn it into a game!
These interactive gender reveals are great ways to add life to the party and get your friends and family involved. Here are a few of the best gender reveal games for showing off Baby.
17. Try Your Hand at Trivia
One fun way to show your baby’s gender is to play a round of trivia! Choose baby trivia questions that point to either male or female characters.
When the game is over, your guests will see that all the answers are either boys or girls. Then, make the big reveal—all those answers point to the gender of your baby!
18. Go for a Word Search
One fun way to do a gender reveal is to have your guests do a word search puzzle. Fill the word search with baby-related words. Just make sure one of the terms on your word search is either ‘boy’ or ‘girl.’
The first guest to uncover the hidden word can win a prize. That adds to the competition and keeps the fun going.
19. Vote for Boy vs. Girl
When your guests enter the party, ask them to vote whether they think the new baby will be a boy or a girl.
At the end of the party, reveal the count for a boy and the count for a girl. Then, let your guests know what the true answer is!
Make sure you hand out prizes to all those who guessed right. You can even just hand out the prizes without making a big announcement as a way to show the guests which gender is the winner.
20. Say It With Scratch-Off Cards
If you enjoy playing scratch-off cards, you can have your guests play this game to let them know what your baby’s gender is.
Hand out scratch cards when you’re guests arrive at the party. Then, let them use a coin to uncover whether you’re having a boy or a girl!
21. Guess the Baby’s Name
A fun game for guests to try is to guess the name of the baby to come. Drop subtle hints that clue your guests into whether you’re having a boy or a girl.
Then, when you’re ready, make the big announcement that shows off the baby’s name and its gender.
22. Do a Movie Reveal
Movie reveals are another fun way to get the guests involved in the gender reveal. With this game, you’re going to put on a movie that has hidden clues telling the guests what the baby’s gender is.
You can have a small checklist for guests, too. This way, they know what types of clues to keep an eye out for so that they can figure out the baby’s gender.
23. Pacifier Hunt
Pacifier hunts are another great way to get everyone involved in figuring out Baby’s gender. For this game, hide a number of pacifiers around your home or party venue.
Just make sure that only one pacifier is pink or blue—the color of your baby’s gender. The person who finds the right pacifier gets a prize!
Virtual Gender Reveal Ideas
Sometimes, we’re not able to be with our loved ones for big events. Whether it’s due to distance or some other reason, the good news is that you can work around this problem with a virtual gender reveal.
Check out these virtual gender reveals that include friends and family both near and far!
24. Post Your Sonogram
Many people are jumping on the trend of posting their sonograms with a filter showing whether they’re having a boy or a girl.
You can easily do this by uploading a photo of your sonogram to Instagram! It’s a fast, easy, and fully virtual way to share what your baby’s gender will be.
25. Crack a Code
A fun way to tell people what your baby’s gender will be is to use a code! All you have to do is create a secret code and then ask people to guess it.
You can post the code on your Instagram, Facebook, or Snapchat story. Then, let your followers try their hand at cracking it.
When someone gets the code right and figures out whether it’s a boy or a girl, post their reply on your story!
26. Say it Via Video
There are tons of apps out there that will help you make a custom gender reveal video. With these videos, you’ll be able to add custom photos, music, and graphics.
Then, you can upload these sweet videos to your social media channels to show off whether you’re having a boy or a girl!
27. Play the Gender Reveal Game
The gender reveal game is actually a website that was designed specifically to help families who can’t be together physically to celebrate a gender reveal!
With this website, you just plug in your details and let the site know whether you’re having a boy or a girl. Then, the site generates a game link that you can send out to your friends and family.
Invite them to join in the fun and try their hand at guessing whether you’re having a baby boy or a bubbly little girl.
Seasonal Gender Reveals
Are you having a baby right around the holidays? If so, you can turn your holiday celebration into a baby celebration as well!
Here are a few seasonal gender reveals that add some holiday spirit to your exciting news.
28. Show Off Some Pumpkins
If you’re celebrating the birth of a new baby around Halloween, you can get creative with pumpkins!
For this gender reveal, carve out a pumpkin. Then, inside the pumpkin, place a smaller pumpkin or a gourd with either a pink or blue bow on it.
When it comes time to reveal the baby’s gender, reach into the pumpkin and pull out the smaller one!
29. Break Out the Christmas Crackers
Christmas crackers are a fun holiday tradition that you can turn into a gender reveal. Make homemade or custom Christmas crackers and fill them with either blue or pink confetti and toys.
When you go to break the Christmas crackers, watch as your baby’s gender is revealed!
30. Decorate the Tree
One fun and simple way to reveal your baby’s gender is to decorate your tree with all blue or pink lights and decorations.
Snap a family photo by the tree and use it to announce the gender of the baby to be. Not only will you get the message across, but you’ll also have a fun family memento to remember in future holidays!
31. Open a Christmas Present
Who doesn’t love opening Christmas presents?
One great gender reveal idea is to wrap a small toy. Make sure the toy makes it clear what your baby’s gender is.
For instance, you could wrap a pink teddy bear if it’s a girl or a blue teddy bear if it’s a boy. Then, unwrap the gift to reveal the baby you’re having!
32. The Turkey Dinner Reveal
This idea takes quite a bit of prep work, but it’s worth it! When Thanksgiving dinner rolls around, use food coloring to dye the stuffing red or blue.
Then, when your family members carve the turkey, they’ll be able to see whether you’re having a boy or a girl. Not only is this method unique, but it’s a nice way to have an intimate gender reveal with just the family!
Quirky Gender Reveals
Couples that want to do a gender reveal that’s off-the-beaten-path will have no problem with these quirky gender reveal ideas.
Check out these ideas and surprise your guests with a reveal that adds an extra ‘wow’ factor!
33. Blow Colored Glitter
This simple idea looks fantastic in photos. For this gender reveal, you’re going to need either blue or pink glitter.
Hold the glitter in your hand and have a friend or family member film you and your partner as you blow the glitter off your hands. The result is a beautiful, sparkling cloud of either blue or pink glitter!
Pro tip: this gender reveal idea looks fantastic in photos!
34. Paint Your Baby Bump
If you want to take a sweet photo that shows off your baby’s gender, you can do so by painting your baby bump!
You can paint your whole belly blue or pink, or you can add a sweet and creative message. No matter how you choose to go about it, get creative and have fun!
35. Have a Balloon Fight
This idea is going to get messy, so make sure you’re okay with that before trying this one!
To get started, you’re going to want to put on white clothes that you don’t mind spoiling. Then, fill water balloons with blue or pink paint.
Head outside and have you and your guests take turns hurling water balloons at each other. Each time a balloon explodes, you’ll notice the colors which showcase what your baby’s gender will be!
36. Get Creative With Cocktails
Although this idea might need to be nonalcoholic for the mom-to-be, it’s a fun idea for a gender reveal party.
With this idea, serve your guests a cocktail. Then, hand out straws that change color when they touch liquid.
When the straws change color, they’ll either turn blue or pink, telling your guests what gender your baby will have!
37. Break Out the Bubble Gum
This might sound funny, but you can tell people your baby’s gender with bubble gum! For this gender reveal idea, grab colored bubble gum that’s either pink or blue.
Then, have you and your partner chew the gum. On the count of three, blow a big bubble showing off either blue or pink!
Snap a photo or record a video so that you can remember the moment for years to come.
38. Play With Silly String
If you love letting loose and having some fun you might want to try this gender reveal idea.
For this idea, head outside with your partner. Each of you should have a can of silly string. If you want, you can decorate the can of silly string so that it’s not clear whether you’re having a boy or a girl.
Then, spray your partner with silly string. Wow your guests, as the colored string is either blue or pink—showing what gender your baby will have.
39. Blow Some Bubbles
Colored bubbles are a great way to have some fun and show off the gender of your new child.
For this gender reveal, you’re going to get bubble solution and add a few drops of food coloring. If you’re having a boy, add blue. If you’re expecting a girl, add a couple of drops of pink or red.
Then, head outside and blow some bubbles! The color of the bubbles tells people what gender you’re having.
40. Write a Song
If you and your partner are particularly creative, you can cook up song lyrics that tell the world what gender your baby will have. For this gender reveal idea, spend some time creating lyrics that tease whether you’ll have a boy or a girl.
Then, when you’re ready, record the song! Bonus points if you throw in some cute instrumentals to bring the song to life.
You can then upload the song to your social media pages or email it out to friends and family. That way, everyone gets to join in the fun.
41. Use Hair Dye
What’s more quirky than dying your hair the color of your baby’s gender? For this idea, you’re going to want to pick up temporary hair dye at your local party store.
Then, dye your hair either blue or pink for your gender reveal event. Not only will you tell your guests what your baby will be, but you’ll also add a wow factor to the event!
Family Gender Reveals
Having a new baby is a special moment, and it’s one that involves the whole family! So, if you want to involve your other kids and family members, there are some great ways to do so.
Here are a couple of family gender reveals that will have everyone in the family excited about the new baby.
42. Take a Family Photo
If you want a sweet way to get the whole family involved in your gender reveal, you can take a family photo.
With this idea, have the whole family hold up a baby outfit for either a boy or a girl. Alternatively, you can have a cute detail in the photo that shows people that you’re having a baby boy or girl!
For instance, you could have a teddy bear with a blue ribbon, a blue beach ball, or another small detail that lets people know what’s up.
43. Use Your Children’s Handprints
Have your kids dip their hands in blue or pink finger paint for this sweet idea. Then, have them press their hand prints on your baby bump!
You can either have your kids apply the paint directly to your belly or have them apply it to a t-shirt. If you go the t-shirt route, you’ll have a small memento to remember this particular moment in the future!
Take a photo and share it with friends and family to let them know you’re having a bouncing boy or girl.
44. Put on a Sibling T-Shirt
If you’ve already got a child, you can have them put on a shirt saying that they’re getting a baby brother or sister!
Once again, this is a chance for you to take a family photo, showing off how excited every member of the family is to be receiving the new baby. Plus, it’s a great way to get the siblings involved in the event.
45. Use Numbered Shirts
Another fun way to have the whole family join in the fun is to use numbered t-shirts. Have your kids put on t-shirts with a number on them that corresponds to their birth order.
Then, you and your partner can hold up a baby onesie or t-shirt with the number corresponding to the new baby’s place in the lineup!
46. Involve Your Pets
Pets are part of the family, too, so why not get them involved in your gender reveal? With this idea, you’ll have your pets pose next to a small sign saying that they’re getting a baby brother or sister!
Alternatively, you can have your pets wear blue or pink bandanas. Then, take a cute photo showing off your baby bump next to your pets to let people know what gender your baby is.
Intimate Gender Reveal Ideas
Not all gender reveals need to be shared with the whole world. Sometimes, it’s best to keep things between you and your partner.
If you prefer a quiet and personal gender reveal, here are a few intimate ways for you to tell your partner whether you’re having a boy or a girl.
47. Gift Your Partner Jewelry
A super-intimate way to reveal your baby’s gender is to give your partner a jewelry set. Choose pink or blue stones based on the gender of your baby.
Not only will you be showing your partner your baby’s gender, but you’ll also be giving them a keepsake that they’ll have to remember this special moment by.
48. Say It With Flowers
Does your partner love flowers? Surprise them with a colorful bouquet that tells them the gender of your baby!
With this gender reveal, give your partner a bunch of all-pink or all-blue flowers. This is a sweet way for them to see what the baby’s gender will be while giving them a beautiful surprise.
49. Make a Scrapbook
A scrapbook is an intimate way to tell your partner what your baby’s gender will be. With this idea, make a book that charts your whole pregnancy journey.
Add photos, keepsakes, and notes that remind you of your journey from the day you conceived up until now.
On the last page of the scrapbook, add your sonogram and write out what the baby’s gender will be! It’s the perfect way to finish off the book and tell your partner what baby you’re having.
50. Have a Candlelit Dinner
There’s nothing more romantic than a candlelit dinner. So, why not reveal this private information to your partner over fine wine and a good meal?
With this gender reveal idea, just host a candlelit dinner with a unique candle in the center. The flame will turn either pink or blue when you light the candle.
Point out the candle to your partner and show them the exciting news!
51. Open Nesting Dolls
This simple and sweet gender reveal doesn’t take a lot of effort. All you have to do is add a small note inside the smallest nesting doll, saying what gender the baby is.
Then, allow your partner to open the dolls one at a time. When they arrive at the last one, they’ll have the sweet surprise of finding out what gender the child will be.
52. Nursery Decorations
One way to reveal your baby’s gender is to decorate your baby’s nursery with items that correspond to either boys or girls.
For instance, if you’re having a baby boy, paint the walls blue and add images of Thomas the Tank Engine! Or, if it’s a girl you’re having, go with a pink princess theme!
Then, bring your partner into the room with a blindfold on. Remove the blindfold and show them the room, letting them know what gender your baby will be.
Food Gender Reveal Ideas
There’s no better way to tell people your baby’s gender than with food! After all, everyone loves a good snack.
Here are a few fun food gender reveal ideas for you to consider.
53. Say It in a Fortune Cookie
You can reveal your baby’s gender with custom fortune cookies! With this reveal idea, the fortune inside the cookies will simply say, ‘It’s a boy!’ or ‘It’s a girl!’
If you’re having a party, have all your guests open their fortune cookies simultaneously. That way, everyone will find out whether you’re having a baby boy or girl.
54. Use Eggs to Reveal Baby’s Gender
Have a friend who knows the baby’s gender dye several hardboiled eggs blue and pink. Then, have them dye one raw egg the color of the baby’s gender.
Next, hand out the eggs and have your guests break them. The raw egg will tell everyone the baby’s gender once it’s broken!
You can also give a prize to the guest who uncovers the raw egg. That’s a fun way to add a bit of competition to the game!
55. Hand Out Cake Pops
Give cake pops to your guests that are all coated in white coloring. Then, ask your guests to bite into the cake pops simultaneously.
Beneath the white chocolate exterior, ensure the cake pop filling is either pink or blue. As your guests munch on their cake pops, they’ll be able to see what your baby’s gender will be!
56. Eat Stuffed Cookies
One fun way to tell your baby’s gender is with stuffed cookies. These could be stuffed Oreos or sugar cookies with frosting in the middle.
Whichever route you go, color the frosting in the middle of the cookie either blue or pink. Then, coat the cookies with frosting on the outside so that you can’t see what the baby’s gender will be.
When your guests bite their cookies, they’ll suddenly see your baby’s gender!
57. Show It Off With Cotton Candy
If you just want a sweet photo showing your baby’s gender, you can do so with cotton candy. Pick up a wand of either blue or pink cotton candy.
Then, pose with your partner and snap a photo of the two of you! The color of the cotton candy tells your friends and family whether you’re having a boy or a girl.
58. Drop an Ice Cream Cone
This idea is another one for parents who like to get messy!
With this gender reveal, have your partner hold a blue ice cream cone while you hold a pink ice cream cone. Then, count down to three.
When you finish the countdown, drop one of the ice cream cones. Of course, the ice cream you don’t drop is the gender of your baby!
59. Donut Gender Reveal
For this idea, you’ll need to order cream-filled donuts. Make sure that the donuts are filled with blue or pink cream, according to whether you’re having a boy or a girl.
When it comes time to reveal Baby’s gender, hand out the donuts to your guests. Then, have them all bite into the donuts simultaneously to disclose whether you’re having a boy or a girl!
60. Hand Out Hershey’s Chocolate Bars
Hershey’s chocolate bars are perfect for a gender reveal because the name Hershey’s contains the words ‘he’ and ‘she’!
With this gender reveal, you’ll need to order custom Hershey’s bars in which the ‘he’ or ‘she’ part of the candy bar is colored pink or blue.
Then, hand the chocolate bars out to your guests at the party. They’ll immediately be able to see whether you’re having a baby boy or a baby girl!
61. Serve Up Color-Changing Champagne
One fun way to show your guests your baby-to-be’s gender is with color-changing cocktails!
For this gender reveal, all you’ll do is add a special powder to a glass of champagne. For example, you can add raspberry or blue raspberry fizzy powder.
Not only does it make the drink look cool, but it also shows your guests what the baby’s gender will be!
Gender reveals are a fun way for you to share your pregnancy journey with your friends and family members. Better yet, they can be incredibly personalized, showcasing your and your partner’s personalities!
So, celebrate this time of your life, whether you go for a quirky gender reveal or stick with a classic idea. Then, get ready to welcome the little one with a special moment like a gender reveal!
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