Are you expecting? If so, do you plan to find out the baby’s gender before its official arrival into the world? There are so many fun gender reveal ideas that make finding out early just as exciting as finding out when they are actually born.
My husband and I didn’t find out with our first child, but now with baby #2 on the way, we are going to find out the gender beforehand this time! For me, I would like to have time to prepare — set up the nursery, get the appropriate clothes ready — because things will be a lot busier this time around with a toddler and a newborn to take care of. If you are one of those parents-to-be who wants to be prepared too, here are some fun gender reveal ideas that you may like to use to share the news with your friends and family!
20. Ribbon Release
Here is a cute idea for you to reveal the baby’s gender to your friends and family. Tie a pink and a blue ribbon around mommy’s baby bump. Have the significant other stand behind mommy and cut either the blue or the pink ribbon, allowing the remaining ribbon tied around mommy’s belly to reveal the gender!
This is a super easy and inexpensive gender reveal idea, that would also make for a really cute photo opt!
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19. Scratch to Reveal
Here is a creative way to share whether it’s a boy or it’s a girl! Hand out these scratch cards to all of your gender reveal party guests. Do a count down and have everyone scratch their card to reveal the baby’s gender.
These scratch cards would also make for a really nice keepsake!
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18. Present Opening Reveal
Another sweet idea is to gift wrap a box to open it in front of your guests containing either a pair of blue baby shoes or pink baby shoes. The shoes will also make a nice keepsake for your little one — as their very first pair of shoes!
Be sure to take pictures too! It would make for a really cute photo card to send to those who weren’t able to attend the party.
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17. Painted Hand Prints
All you will need for this is some blue (or pink) paint and a white shirt. This is something that can be done in advance (and concealed beneath another layer of clothing) or done right in front of your gender reveal party guests. Have your significant other –or if you have a child already, have them place their hands in the appropriate colored paint and then firmly place their hands onto the white shirt-covered baby bump, leaving either pink or blue hand prints behind.
This would make a really cute keepsake too, otherwise remember to use a washable paint!
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16. Balloon Box Launch
This is a fairly inexpensive DIY option. Find a big box and decorate the outside — wrapping paper is a great option. If you plan to find out before hand (and this is just going to be a surprise for your family and friends, you can purchase the appropriate colored balloons to fill the box yourself. Or, if you are wanting to be surprised too, have the ultrasound results written down and sealed in an envelope.
Bring the envelope to your local party supplies store and ask that they fill the box with the appropriate colored balloons and then seal the box for when you are ready to open it at the party. This way you can be surprised along side your guests! You and your significant other can open the box together, or if you have any kiddos already, let them open the box to reveal the gender of their sibling-to-be!Not expensive and super fun.
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15. Confetti Cannons
Three….two….one! POP! A little bit more messy, Confetti Cannons filled with either blue or pink confetti are another super fun gender reveal idea.
Either mom or dad can let off the cannons, or you could let all of the party guests get involved and have everyone simultaneously spray the cannons in the air! This is a super fun, and exciting way to share the news!
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14. Colored Dessert Filling Surprise
There isn’t a much sweeter idea than having your favorite baker fill a delicious cake with either blue or pink icing. Another fun idea is to put blue or pink candies in the middle, so when you cut into the cake the colored candies spill out onto the plate!
Cupcakes or cake pops are some alternative ideas, that are equally delicious and cute options. This way all the guests can have their own treat to bite into to reveal the gender!
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13. Confetti-filled Balloons
Another gender reveal ideas that is a popular idea is getting giant black balloons filled with either pink or blue confetti inside. Grab a pin and pop the balloon — and spray the colored confetti into the air.
You may even want to grab a couple balloons for mom and dad to each pop one at the same time for even more confetti fun!
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12. Dart Board Balloon Pop (Filled with Paint)
Set up a board with many black balloons filled with white paint and have one or two balloons filled with either pink or blue paint. Take turns throwing darts until you pop one of the colored paint balloons, revealing the gender.
This is a fun way to build up the anticipation of the gender reveal!
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11. Don’t Say It! Spray It! (with Silly String)
Buy cans of either blue or pink silly string. Cover the outside of the spray can (so that guests can’t tell what color the silly string is). Mom and Dad can spray each other, or again, you can get all the guests involved too by giving them their own can to spray!
This is a messy but super fun gender reveal idea, that isn’t too expensive either.
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10. Sports Ball Color-Filled Bombs
Are you (or your significant other) a big baseball fan? If so, this is a really cute way to share the gender of your baby to be! Batters up! Toss a ball filled with blue or pink powder at mom or dad. When it connects with the bat, the powder will explode on site!
I think this is such a cute, and fun way to reveal the gender. Or, maybe you or your significant other are big fans of golf — there are also golf ball bombs available on Amazon that have the same effect when you connect with the ball!
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9. Fortune Cookie(s)
Here is another tasty and creative way to share the gender of your little one. Buy a bunch of fortune cookies and fill with tiny slips of paper sharing if “It’s a Girl!” or “It’s a Boy!”.
You could also personalize the cookies. Have cookies for grandma and grandpa — that have a message “It’s a Granddaughter” or “It’s a Grandson”. Or, for aunts and Uncles-to-be — have a message “It’s a Niece” or “It’s a Nephew”. Super cute!
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Adults or little ones can take a swing at a piñata filled with either colorful confetti or candy. But another more anticipation building idea would be to fill the piñata with any of your favorite candy treats, but also have a little box inside that contains a note with the gender of the baby!
This way, whoever knocks the box out, can do the official reveal! Have fun swinging!
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7. Paint Filled Water Gun
Ready to get messy? Try filling water guns with a 1/2 water 1/2 paint solution to share the gender. Have the parents-to-be wearing a white shirt and either squirt each other, or have your friends and family squirt you with either blue or pink paint-filled water guns.
Make sure to buy as washable paint so that it all comes out in the wash!
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6. He or She…Come In and See
This is a super fun idea, for parents who are super on the ball. Decorate the nursery for your little boy or girl, and invite your family and friends to come in and see the baby’s gender.
This might be a good option for a 2nd child (or greater) — that way you will have all of the essential (like the crib) on hand and ready to go. This is such a fun creative way to share the baby’s gender, not to mention useful as it will be ready to enjoy when they arrive!
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5. Balloon Release
Have the parents holding a single balloon or bunch of balloons in each color. On the count of three, have one parent release their balloon(s) leaving one parent holding the color of balloons to reveal the gender!
Balloons are always a popular, inexpensive option — this idea is a bit different and fun!
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4. Multi Gift Bag/Box Gender Reveal
If you have multiple children already, this is a fun way to get all the kids involved. Each child can get their own gift box or bag for them to open in unison. Inside each bag you can put pink or blue balloons!
This is a wonderful way to share the experience — mom and dad can even have their own boxes to open too, to get in on the fun!
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3. Smoke Grenade
Now, this gender reveal idea is very dramatic and fun. Buy a smoke bomb filled with either blue or pink — when the bomb goes off, it will spray out a big cloud of smoke (that usually lasts for a good amount of time). This will make a really cool photo opt, too!
This option is a bit more on the expensive side, but it is really worth the show!
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2. Blow Up a Balloon
Have the parents-to-be each holding a balloon — one holding a pink balloon — the other holding a blue balloon. Pierce a tiny inconspicuous hole into the balloon of the wrong gender. At the same time, have each parent blow up the balloon they are holding. The balloon that fills up properly will reveal the gender of the baby.
This is easily the easiest and least expensive option, and is still as super fun way to reveal the baby’s gender to your family and friends.
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Any science nerds in your family? This old volcano experiment using vinegar and baking soda might be something you remember doing in your childhood. Place baking soda and the appropriate colored food coloring inside your ‘volcano’. Then, when you are ready to do the reveal, pour white vinegar into the volcano and watch for blue or pink colored lava to start flowing!
This is another fun way to get kiddos involved. Super cute! Make sure to put a cookie sheet underneath or something that can contain the spill over mess!
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Gender Reveal Ideas Explained
This article offers a variety of engaging and creative gender reveal ideas for expectant parents. These concepts are designed to make the process of discovering and sharing the baby's gender an exciting and memorable experience for all involved. Let's explore the different gender reveal ideas presented in the article:
Ribbon Release: This idea involves tying a pink and a blue ribbon around the mother's baby bump. The significant other then cuts either the blue or pink ribbon, revealing the baby's gender.
Scratch to Reveal: Guests are given scratch cards that, when scratched, reveal the baby's gender, providing an interactive and suspenseful experience.
Present Opening Reveal: A gift-wrapped box is opened in front of guests, containing either a pair of blue or pink baby shoes, serving as a sweet and tangible reveal.
Painted Hand Prints: Using blue or pink paint, handprints are placed on a white shirt covering the baby bump, leaving either pink or blue handprints behind as a creative and memorable keepsake.
Balloon Box Launch: A box filled with balloons of the appropriate color is opened to reveal the baby's gender, offering an inexpensive and fun DIY option.
Confetti Cannons: Cannons filled with blue or pink confetti are popped to share the exciting news with guests, creating a fun and lively atmosphere.
Colored Dessert Filling Surprise: Cakes or desserts are filled with blue or pink icing or candies, providing a sweet and delightful way to reveal the baby's gender.
Confetti-filled Balloons: Giant black balloons filled with pink or blue confetti are popped to release the colored confetti into the air, adding an element of surprise and celebration.
Dart Board Balloon Pop (Filled with Paint): Balloons filled with paint are popped using darts, revealing the gender in a fun and interactive manner.
Don’t Say It! Spray It! (with Silly String): Using cans of blue or pink silly string, guests spray each other to share the gender in a messy and enjoyable way.
Sports Ball Color-Filled Bombs: Baseballs or golf balls filled with blue or pink powder are used to reveal the baby's gender in a sporty and engaging manner.
Fortune Cookie(s): Fortune cookies containing messages about the baby's gender are provided, offering a creative and personalized way to share the news with guests.
Piñata: A piñata filled with confetti or candy is used, with an additional note inside containing the baby's gender for an extra element of surprise.
Paint Filled Water Gun: Water guns filled with colored paint are used to share the baby's gender in a messy and entertaining manner.
He or She…Come In and See: The nursery is decorated according to the baby's gender, allowing family and friends to come in and see, providing a practical and enjoyable reveal.
Balloon Release: Parents release balloons of either color, leaving one parent holding the color of balloons that reveal the gender, offering a unique and visually appealing reveal.
Multi Gift Bag/Box Gender Reveal: Each child receives a gift box or bag with pink or blue balloons inside, involving all family members in the gender reveal experience.
Smoke Grenade: A dramatic and visually impressive reveal is achieved using a smoke bomb filled with blue or pink smoke, creating a striking photo opportunity.
Blow Up a Balloon: Parents-to-be each hold a balloon of different colors, and the balloon that fills up properly reveals the baby's gender, offering a simple and fun reveal.
Volcano: A science-themed reveal involving the use of vinegar and baking soda to create colored "lava," providing an educational and entertaining reveal option.
These gender reveal ideas cater to a wide range of preferences and offer creative and engaging ways to celebrate the anticipation and excitement of welcoming a new addition to the family.