Planning to throw a gender reveal party? There can’t be a better way to allow friends and family to be a part of this special time in your life! But what all should be done in the party? Fret not, AptParenting gives you amazing games and fun activities synced with the ‘revealing theme’, that will engage and entertain all the guests at this party.
Let the Battle of the Sexes Begin!
Ask the guests to dress up in Pink or Blue attire, so that you already have two teams at your party – Team Pink (predicting it’s a girl) and Team Blue (wanting it to be a boy).
Times have changed. The entire pregnancy procedure from being a private affair, has changed to a public, celebrated occasion. This is where, the trend of giving gender reveal parties evolved. It, actually, is a great opportunity to meet all your close friends and relatives, and share with them this special moment of your life.
Party is not just food. It’s meeting up your favorite people, talking to them, keeping it entertaining, simply enjoying every bit of it. And this party is special, for it reveals the gender of your unborn child. So, is it a bouncy little He, or a pretty little She? Make your party exciting by playing these gender reveal party games. We give you cute game ideas and fun activities to be played at your pink-and-blue party.
Games and Activities
Playing pictionary is always fun especially when we have large groups. All the words included in the game will be baby-related. Draw gender specific things like baseball and barbies, instead of diapers and pacifiers, to hint your guests. It’s even more fun if you already know the gender of the baby. This way, you can mess with your friends, making them think it is a boy when it’s really a girl!
Baby Name Quiz
This can be played in a number of ways. Ask your guests to suggest the names of boys/girls. Or add a twist to that, tell them to come up with some celebrity kids’ name. If you’ve decided your baby’s name, you can arrange a multiple choice question quiz, or ask your guests to guess the name with mix-and-match options. You will be amazed with the name suggestions, they can be funny or serious – but you never know, if you like a name, you might have a winner after your party!
“Bad Word” Game
Pick a word, such as ‘baby’, or rather, select 2 words like ‘boy’ and ‘girl’ to be “bad words”. On your guests’ arrival, tell them of the bad word(s) – the words that they are not supposed to use in conversation throughout the party. Hand over a number of candies, balloons, etc. to all the guests. If someone utters one of the bad words, they should give a candy to the one who heard them say it. At the end of the party, the person with the most number of supplies wins.
Old Wives’ Tales
Haha, every mum-to-be has been questioned about things they experience throughout their pregnancy period, and guesses are made accordingly about the gender of the baby. This is nothing but, old wives’ tales for you. Have your guests ask the mommy-to-be an old wives’ tale to gauge the gender of the baby. For involving everyone at your party, you can have one wives’ tale written on each card, and place them into a fishbowl. Let guests pull out each card and read aloud the tale. Trust me, this activity becomes pretty funny when the expectant mom answers all the tales.
Some of the old wives’ tale include:
✦ Can people make out from your back if you’re pregnant?
Yes: It’s gonna be a Boy
No: It’ll be a Girl
✦ What do you crave for-sweet/salty?
✦ Pick up a single key.
Mom-to-be picks it up;
By the stem (the long narrow part): Girl
By the bow (the round part): Boy
In the middle: Twins
✦ Ask someone to put your wedding ring in a string, and swing it on the mom’s palm.
Swings in a circle: Girl.
Swings back and forth: Boy.
Baby Name Vote
Have a chalkboard or poster of baby names. Make two columns, one side with boy-names and another side with girls’. List down a few names in respective columns. Ask the guests to choose their favorite in that list, or guess the name that you’ve picked for your baby! At announcement time, you might like to share the name you’ve picked, thereby revealing the gender of the baby.
The truth is that many-a-time the sonogram readings are not subtle enough to disclose the gender. Ask the guests’ to read the sonogram and get their abilities tested. Put your sonogram reports on display and have them vote. You can pass on paper-slips for them to write their guess and submit in the designated box. Then announce the names of all those who got it right, and award the winners at the reveal.
Pin it to Win it
At the entrance, have your guests choose either a blue necktie or a pink pin-on bow. You can attach magnets to the back side of bows/neckties. Ask your guests to choose a sex, and instruct them to attach it to the magnetic board. Keep a tally. At the time of reveal, award the people with correct guesses.
Baby Supply Toss
This one involves a lot of activity to be done by guests. Mention in your reveal party invites to get baby supplies (baby socks, towels, etc) to the party. These should be in hues of pink or blue. Roll these baby supplies and tie them up with pink/blue ribbon respectively. Let the game begin! Make all the players stand at a fixed distance from the basket. Now, one by one, everyone has to toss the rolled-up supplies into the basket. A point is scored each time a thing lands in the basket. You can set the point goal like, the team that scores 15 first, wins. The mom-to-be will be pleased getting those cute baby supplies!
Balloon Gender Reveal
What’s a party without balloons? This is a fun activity, leading to reveal the gender at once. So, this should be played towards the end of the party. What you’ve to do is, hang dark/black balloons from the ceiling. Stuff them with pink or blue confetti. Instruct all of your guests to pop a balloon at once, and the confetti falls disclosing if it’s gonna be a lad or a daughter.
Who likes a crummy, stinky diaper? But what if we stuff candy in the gooey center? Have girly flavors like strawberry and orange, and something like blackcurrant candy for boys. Pass the diapers around and have each person whiff and lick the sticky ‘doo-doo’ centers and guess the flavor of the candy. It should strike them that the flavor is actually a clue for gender reveal.
Ah! Finally, the ice-melter moment. Get creative with the way you wanna disclose the “main thing”. You can have your family pet walk into the party towards the end, wearing a particular color (pink/blue) bandana.