Hosting a gender reveal party sure is a fun and exciting way to share the news of your baby’s gender with friends and family. Let AptParenting help you come up with ideas and tips on keeping your guests guessing until the big reveal.
If the colors pink and blue are too typical and obvious for you, choose non-gender specific colors like gray and yellow. This way, the only time you will use pink or blue is while revealing the gender.
A lot of soon-to-be parents are organizing and hosting gender reveal parties. And why shouldn’t they? It’s a wonderful way to include family and close friends in your happiness. Before you officially welcome the baby, invite everyone to celebrate together and spend this special moment with you.
So, if you’re looking to host such a party, we’ve got just the thing for you. From fun activities to food and beverages, we’ve got all the details covered for the party. All you have to do is go through our list of tips and planning ideas to make the party a great success.
Sending the Invitations
Always include information about the date, time, venue, and theme of the party.
Send invitations to your family and friends at least two weeks before the date of the party. You can either send invitations the traditional way, or opt for Evites as they are cost-effective and reliable. If you’re choosing the latter, which is so popular nowadays, you can go through various online sites to find a variety of cards, designs, colors, and wordings. Customize the one you like, add a few words of your own, choose the design and colors, and send them at the same time.
Creating a Decorative Ambiance
Decorate with both pink and blue elements to keep the guests guessing till the big reveal.
As with any party, the color theme you choose will set things in motion. Decorate the venue with pink and blue elements such as flowers, pom-poms, balloons, streamers, and bunting. Each of these items is inexpensive, and definitely cute once decorated with. You can purchase the party stuff about a month in advance so that you don’t have to rush at the last minute. You can even host the party during the holidays (if it’s possible). During Halloween, your guests can wear pink and blue pumpkin pins to cast their votes. If you’re hosting the party right around St. Patrick’s Day, you can decorate the venue with pink and blue shamrocks. Well, you catch my drift.
Serving Desserts and Beverages
Place these items on a table and have your guests pick a color they support.
Of course, cupcakes and soda pops aren’t the only items that you will serve at the party. And yes, the choice of food served will depend entirely up to you. Give your guests options like hot and cold appetizers, crackers, BBQ chicken, salads, sodas, lemonade, macaroons, cake pops, and so much more.
Use food to reveal the gender of your baby. There are so many options to choose from:
- Cut a cake filled with pink or blue M&Ms.
- Serve cookies, cupcakes, or macaroons that reveal the gender once the guests bite into it.
- Hold a jar of pink or blue gumballs.
Organizing Fun Activities
Place a prediction board for guests to choose a team and cast their votes.
Can your guests guess the gender of your baby based on the name you’ve chosen?
Spray blue silly string for the big reveal.
Blow pink confetti for the big reveal.
Open the box of balloons in front of the guests.
There are so many ways you can engage the guests at the party, whilst keeping them on the edge of their seats. Break open a piñata, if you like. Play games and hold fun activities till you’re ready (or the guests are getting too antsy).
Distributing the Favors
Send your guests home with delicious ‘Cup’cakes.
These will definitely bring ‘sweet’ memories.
Who doesn’t love a ‘cuppa’!
What a wonderful way to share your joy! Of course, every guest gets a favor. But for those who guessed the gender correctly, you can give them a fun prize like a gift card to a local restaurant, iTunes, or Starbucks; either of these favors will be perfect.
Revealing the Gender
Big sister holding a blue balloon.
Soon-to-be parents with a pair of blue woolen socks.
Happy family revealing the gender with colored numbers.
For those who couldn’t make it to the party, or the ones you hadn’t invited, there is one way to make the announcement to them as well. Click a picture from either of these ideas mentioned above, and email it to them. It’s wonderful to share this beautiful news with everyone, even when everyone can’t be there to receive it personally.
Make sure you document the event with lots and lots of pictures, and a video camera. Ask a family member or friend to capture as many moments as possible. Years later, you all can go over the pictures and play the video, and relive the day.