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So, what are gender reveal parties? They’re the hot new trend in the entertaining world. These days, we all love having a reason to celebrate, and there’s nothing more celebratory than discovering the gender of your future child with family and friends in a festive setting. Parents to be: Add this party idea to the “to-do list.”


Gender Reveal Party Idea

Gender Reveal Party IdeaColorful Gender Reveal Party / Pizzazzerie

Le Partie Sugar styled this colorful and trendy gender reveal party with the theme “Handsome Fella or Gorgeous Lil’ Lady.” A gender-neutral color palette of apple green, red and sky blue ensures the secret stays hidden until the very end. Guests can even cast their gender vote (mustache for a boy and lips for a girl) before a blue or pink balloon floats out of a box to the parents’ surprise.

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Gender Reveal Party CakeGender Reveal Cake / Sweet Kiera

Gender Reveal Party CupcakesGender Reveal Cupcakes / cream & flutter

You can discover the gender of your baby in lots of clever ways. One of my favorites is through cakes or cupcakes. Imagine biting into a delicious mystery cupcake only to uncover a creamy blue filling … it’s a boy!


Gender Reveal PhotoGender Reveal Photo Session / Mallory Buck Photography

Not up for throwing a party? Here’s a fun way to still capture the emotion and excitement of the big news. In this sweet gender reveal photoshoot, photographer Mallory Buck spoke with the ultrasound tech to hide the appropriately-colored balloons in the box. The gender reveal was captured on camera and is a great way to share the news with friends and family.

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21 Responses

  1. Mary B. says:

    Love this new trend.

  2. TJD says:

    Cupcake idea is so cute.

  3. Deborah D. says:

    We did this in our family and it was so much fun.

  4. Clorise says:

    I like the one with just photos, if you can't afford to throw a party. Still so much fun I would think, to do it that way too.

  5. Jane says:

    wow…..this is the most absurd thing I have ever heard of! Now you have to throw a party to announce the baby's gender!? How selfish.

  6. Linda says:

    So cute! We revealed our gender by having everyone place "bets" on the baby and then tallied up the points for small prizes. You can get sheets online or just use an online generator (we used <a href="http://www.bellybets.com)” target=”_blank”>www.bellybets.com). Got everyone involved :)

  7. Marie/Abilene TX says:

    well this is our 1st reveal party . and i am excited my only daughter , so yes i am going all out.. i think it will be fun .. so ready for it.. i dont care what people think so dont waste your time telling me its selfish .. please i really dont care .. i am so excited to do it and buying everything pink & blue ..its worth it … i would do anything to get that smile on my daughters face…

  8. Rita says:

    I recently heard about gender reveal parties. How about an It's a Boy/Girl bracelet?
    <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/105624099/crystal-charm-brac…” target=”_blank”>www.etsy.com/listing/105624099/crystal-charm-brac…

  9. miadog1 says:

    I agree …. Not Selfish BUT FUN. We're having ours in June for the 1st Grandchild. We're not holding this as a gift giving party … that will happen at the shower. However: many still want to celebrate with a gift…so we are recommending if anyone wants to bring a gift…please bring a storybook for the new baby. LUV the idea of bracelet to be given to MOM or GrandMOM … maybe with child head (to be engraved later with Name/BDATE … REMEMBER WHEN has them). My Grandmother had a bracelet with all her gkids (boy/girl heads) & BDATES on the back. When she passed we broke down the bracelet & gave each grandchild their charm.

  10. AS says:

    I have never heard anyone say a gender reveal party would be selfish. Weird. My niece and her husband are so excited about having their first baby and are hosting a party. They haven’t asked for anything.. Just for family and friends to come and celebrate our new family member. We are all so excited!

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