10 Ideas for a Gender Reveal Party
Posted on July 17 2018
If you’re pregnant, you know that there’s one party that you can’t skip: the gender reveal party. Finding out the gender of your baby is a BIG DEAL, and it calls for a huge celebration with all of your friends and family.
And since gender reveal parties are the new “in” thing, it’s critical that you get as creative and unique as possible. You need a party that screams “you” in every single way. So, to ensure that you have a special party where you can celebrate your soon-to-be-born child, here are ten gender reveal party ideas to get you started.
This is the most common gender reveal party idea, and it’s fairly simple. All you have to do is fill up a large black balloon with either pink or blue confetti. Then, when it’s time for the big reveal, have the mom- or dad-to-be pop the balloon to reveal the results.
To personalize this party idea, you can change up how you pop the balloon: throw darts, sit on it, etc... OR you can fill up dozens of empty black balloons, filling only one with confetti. Then, encourage your guests to pop until they find the result. We love this DIY version!
Gender Reveal Box
You’ve probably seen this idea all over YouTube. You take a large box and fill it with pink or blue balloons. Then, when the gender reveal party is in full swing, you simply open the box and the colored balloons pop out. To take this gender reveal party idea to the next level, change out where you hide the balloons—create an epic box like this—or how you release the balloons.
Themed Gender Reveal Party
Whether you’re a Pokémon, Harry Potter, or Star Wars fan, there are a myriad of ways to theme your gender reveal.
For Pokémon, you can fill a poké ball with pink or blue dust then toss it on the ground to reveal the explosion.
For Harry Potter, grab a sorting hat and fill it with folded pieces of paper where only one piece of paper contains the baby’s gender. Then, send the sorting hat around in a circle until someone finds the truth.
For Star Wars, grab a blue and pink lightsaber and let the one that lights up reveal your baby’s gender.
Bake a cake filled with blue or pink icing. Then, have the mom- or dad-to-be cut or bite into the cake to reveal the gender. You can also do this with cupcakes (check out these adorable and delicious cupcakes), giving each person their own treat and encouraging everyone to take a bite at the same time.
There’s nothing more fun than smashing a piñata, and it’s great for a baby’s gender reveal party. Simply fill a piñata with blue or pink confetti and let your guests go to town. Serve up tacos, sangria, and chips and dip for the full gender reveal party result. We particularly love this giant pull-string gold piñata. Talk about classy!
Cover cans of silly string with kraft paper to hide the color. Then, pass out the cans to all your guests and have a countdown to the big gender reveal. This is a fun and silly way to share the news with your friends and family.
Canvas Paint Explosion
Fill hollowed-out eggs or black balloons with varying shades of pink or blue paint. Then, set up a canvas outside (make sure you have an old sheet underneath). Give everyone a balloon or egg and tell them to aim for the canvas. When they hit, the paint will explode revealing the baby’s sex. This is a fun gender reveal party idea that gives you a giant canvas as a souvenir. Take a look at this fun archery version.
Smoke Powder Cannons
Purchase a few smoke powder cannons and fill them to the brim with pink or blue powder. Then, when it’s time for your gender reveal party, give your guests or the mom- and dad-to-be a cannon and let the gender explode into the open.
Paint Gun Fun
For this gender reveal party idea, the parents-to-be should be dressed in white. Then, each guest should be armed with a paint gun or paint-filled balloons. As the guests go to town, throwing the balloons or shooting at the mom- and dad-to-be, the gender is revealed.
Play a Game
If you’re hosting a team girl or team boy gender reveal party, turning the reveal into a game is a great way to do it. Put everyone into baseball, football, or soccer teams, making sure the ball is filled with either pink or blue powder. Then, when you start to play, you’ll reveal your gender with the first kick, hit, or throw. You could even go big and rent out a baseball park like this couple.
There are endless ways to reveal your baby’s gender to your friends and family. You’re only limited by your imagination!