This is not a hint, let me repeat, this is not a hint! I am not pregnant or trying to get pregnant. Two kiddos is perfect for this Mama. With that out of the way, finding out the sex of your baby is exciting and throwing a gender reveal party is the perfect way to celebrate with friends and family.
I updated the collection of 25 cute gender reveal ideas to ensure that all the crafty goodness is in one place. If you’re a mom-to-be, 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 of the baby’s sex! There are so many fun ways to share the news from confetti cannons to silly string to volcanos! You can use most of these ideas whether you host 4 people or 20 people.
Gender Reveal Ideas
1. Silly string
Silly string is a creative 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!
4. Throw paint filled eggs
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. Decor for this gender reveal is simple with black and yellow balloons and a fun sign!
9. Ask guests to wear pink or blue
Here’s another cute photo op idea, have the guests dress in either team pink or team 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, bows, 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 made a surprise lantern filled with blue confetti. I dropped off a sealed envelope at my friend’s house and she filled the piñata with the appropriate color confetti.
19. Question mark piñata
A question mark piñata is the ultimate interactive gender reveal game and it’s fun for all ages! Originally found on All Thing Katie Marie.
Baby reveal cake ideas
By cake, I mean treats! These cute cakes and cookies are filled with blue or pink goodies. I love the idea of having a simple family celebration 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. Consider doing a similar idea with cupcakes to share too. 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
Looking to share your baby’s gender with siblings? Here are some creative gender reveal ideas specifically geared towards kids! Another easy gender reveal idea for siblings is as simple as covering up a bowl of pink or blue ice cream or colored candy.
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 a few don’t miss posts:
Comments & Reviews
Lorie Anderson says
Really great post, I love these ideas!
Thanks for including our paint fight in this roundup! We had so much fun finding out the gender while throwing paint at each other! What a great list!!
Great Post, thanks for sharing these awesome ideas!
I hope you don’t mind, but I wanted to share what My wife and I did (yep, I’m a guy) that was pretty fun.
Check this out: https://snugbaby.net/fun-gender-reveal-party-idea/
We used a PAINTBALL Gun, which I know is not THAT uncommon – but our reactions to the gender…I think you’d get a kick out of that.
Hope it’s okay posting that here.
These are amazing ideas! I was wondering if you can give me instructions on how to do the volcano one?
I think its a great idea, I’m having my first child in April and everyone wants to know what it is first. So with that, I’m having a gender reveal party and everyone will find out at one time
I got fortune cookies made and inside they had the sex of the baby. Everyone opened them together it was really fun.
Carl Kalbfleisch says
Try this unique new idea.. Get pink or blue Butterflyers, a new wind up Butterfly that you wind up and put into a greeting card. Give a card to each guest and then tell them on the count of three to open the cards. Then the Butterflyers fly out revealing the gender of the baby! For your friends and family that could not be present at the gender reveal party you could mail the card with the Butterflyer to them the day before the party so that they would get their card in the mail and be able to share in your joy.
Where do you find the Butterflyers? That sounds adorable!
Where can u get the butterfly’s
Katherine Buckley says
Where do you get the butterflies?
Where can I fine the butterfly’s??
caitlin motley says
I love the idea of gender reveals. I came across it after we had our baby shower though so it was a little late for our first daughter. When we have another child I’m definitely doing it. I love disney so it will be a prince or princess theme. The buttons will either have a disney prince or a disney princess for them to pick. I’m going to do a gender reveal cake, and my husband likes the ones with the m&ms inside. lol I already know what the invites will say:
“Little miss or little mister?
Will Keira get a brother or a sister?
Prince or Princess what will it be?
On ____ ____ we shall see.”
Jamie Dorobek says
How cute! Thanks for all of the deets!
love this idea
Hi Jamie, thank you for compiling these ideas! I’m planning a blog post to compare typical vs resourceful gender reveal party plans, and I definitely found some helpful things here on your site. The gender reveal party trend is so adorable and fun for the family, and I am really excited to get on board. Not planning to have another (already have two boys!) but I designed a reversible boy-to-girl clothing line and I’m working out the details for our gender reveal party service. I just love the whole thing, and also a huge fan of waiting until delivery to find out the gender. -Did that with my first baby, and the surprise and emotion of hearing “it’s a boy” in the delivery room was AMAZING. 🙂
capturing joy with kristen duke says
Is this a hidden announcement, friend;) These are all cute ideas.
Thanks for including our reveal in this round-up! These are all so much fun- love the silly string! 🙂
Have a great day!
Oh that’s soooo cute! Thanks for the post! It’s filled with great ideas!
Jamie Dorobek says
Glad you like the post, Iris 🙂