This is not a hint, let me repeat, this is not a hint! I am not pregnant or trying to get pregnant. Two kiddos perfect for this Mama. With that out of the way, finding out the sex of your baby is a fun surprise and throwing a gender reveal party is the perfect way to celebrate.
I updated the collection of 25 clever gender reveal party ideas to ensure that all the crafty goodness is in one place. If you’re on the baby train, congrats! If you haven’t told anyone the news yet, check out this post with 25 ways to announce your pregnancy on social media.
What to do at a gender reveal party?
The main event at a gender reveal party is the big reveal! There are so many fun ways to share the news from confetti to silly string to volcanos! You can use most of these ideas wether you host 4 people or 20 people.
Gender Reveal Party Ideas
1. Silly string
Silly string is an interactive way to share the big news. Simply cover bottles of blue or pink silly string with kraft paper to keep the big news a secret. This is genius for sharing the news with older siblings.
2. Cotton candy
For my son’s gender reveal party, we rented a cotton candy machine and had everyone make a prediction with either blue or pink cotton candy. Made for a tasty treat and a cute group picture!
My friend, Annie, blew blue confetti to share that she was having a boy on facebook!
For my daughters gender reveal, my friend Annie hollowed out eggs, spray painted them black and filled them with pink paint for us to throw at a canvas! I was 99% sure I was having another boy so this was a huge surprise and such a fun way to find out the sex! We also have a giant canvas as a souvenir from the event.
5. Scratch off cards
The gender reveal scratch off card is the best kind of lottery ticket, you’ve got a 50/50 chance of winning and either way it’s exciting! You can buy gender reveal scratch off cards on etsy from Enchanting By Design.
6. Mardi gras beads
Use mardi gras beads for guests to predict the sex of the baby. Plus I love a good rhyming sign! All of the details on 1 Thing 1 Week.
7. Photo strip and balloons
If you’re looking for a simple way to announce the sex of your baby on social media, consider an old school photo strip with a pink and blue balloons.
8. What’s it gonna bee party theme
Get the party buzzing with excitement and host a “What’s it gonna bee” gender reveal party with every detail planned out by Grey Grey Designs.
9. Ask guests to wear pink or blue
Here’s another cute photo op idea, have the guests dress in either pink or blue. Photographer: Sadie James Photography
10. Box of balloons
You can not go wrong with a box of balloons. Just make sure the balloons have helium and are tied to something heavy so they don’t float away. All of the surprise box gender reveal details at East Coast Creative.
11. Old wives tales
Document the accuracy (or in accuracy) of old wives tales and your pregnancy for all to see at your gender reveal party. Oringially found at All Thing Katie Marie.
12. What are you craving party
The “what are you craving” treat bar is a clever way to share the guest of honors current favorite things! It can also double as a fun way for guests to predict the sex of the baby. See all of the details on Paging Supermom.
13. DIY Pins
Craft up boy and girl pins and allow your guests to predict the gender with flair! See all of the details on Paging Supermom.
14. Confetti poppers
Confetti is always a good idea! Craft up confetti poppers with this tutorial from Paging Supermom.
15. Pink and blue lemonade
Sarah has lots of fun gender reveal food ideas including lemonade, chocolate covered pretzels and He/She Hershey bars as party favors. See all of the gender reveal party details at Repeat Crafter Me.
16. Mustaches and lips
This is similar to the cotton candy idea in that your guests to get predict if it’s a boy or a girl! The saying is adorable and the mustache and lips make for a silly picture. See more details from this gender reveal party at Family Mattos.
17. Extra large cardboard Box
Fill a cardboard box with pink or blue balloons and un wrap the biggest and best present ever. The surprise box makes for great pictures too. See all of the details on Tania Davis Photography.
Baby reveal piñata
18. Confetti filled lantern
We were extra ambitious with my son’s gender reveal, like I said above we rented a cotton candy machine, but we also had a surprise lantern filled with blue confetti.
19. Question mark piñata
Baby reveal cake ideas
By cake, I mean treats! These cute cakes and cookies re filled with blue or pink goodies. I love the idea of having a simple family dinner with one of these for desert to share the fun news.
A gender reveal cake does not get much cuter than this simple layered cake filled with blue M&M’s. Get the complete recipe on Betty Crocker.
21. Baby onesies cookies
Delicious and adorable, these gender reveal cookies are sure to be a hit. Check out the full recipe at Craft Storming.
22. Gender reveal stork cookies
a sweet treat that doubles as the big reveal… genius! Get the full gender reveal cookie recipe on Sweet Sugarbelle.
Gender reveal ideas with siblings
23. Play dough
This homemade play dough reveal pink or blue after being massaged. How fun is that? Check out all of the details at I Can Teach My Child.
I think the volcano wins for telling older siblings the sex of the baby in mama’s baby, don’t you think? See the full gender reveal tutorial on Teaching Mama.
25. Un wrap a gift
Let the littles un wrap a gift with either a pink or blue outfit inside to share the sex of the new baby! All of the details on Repeat Crafter Me.
What do you think about the whole gender reveal party thing? Did you do it? Would you do it? Too much? Oh and if you are planning on having a baby shower, here are 6 fun baby shower games you won’t want to miss.