So there seems to be a growing trend of pregnant women having a gender reveal party. With my first, I don’t remember this being a thing, so I was super excited to do one with my second! I remember scouring Pinterest for inspiration, so I thought I would compile all of my favorites here for you to find in one place!
Gender Reveal Party Ideas
Gender reveal parties are a growing trend, and I love it. I have heard that it is a pointless party, that it is a grab for more gifts, but really just no. For one, I have never been to a gender reveal party where gifts were expected. It is a celebration with family and friends, nothing more. A gender reveal party is fun for parents, and for the family, so I say if you are pregnant you should for sure have one!
My Gender Reveal Party
So I will start with what I did, because I obviously loved it. I wanted to do something a little different than the typical blue or pink cake cutting. So what we decided on was to have my mother blindfold us while we were wearing white shirts. Then we were handed squirt bottles with paint in them to cover each other with. The paint would either be blue or pink. It was messy and so much fun! The best part is now we have the shirts that we wore that day as reminders in a shadow box. Before we covered each other in paint, we had everyone who came sign in on a picture board that we could keep. If they thought girl they signed in pink, if they thought boy they signed in blue! If you haven’t guessed, I am a sucker for keepsakes.
So my husband is a total car guy. If I would have seen this before we had our party, we probably would have done it. You get special tires that either burn out pink or blue! How fun is that! This is probably the most expensive route to go, but if I ever have another baby I am so doing this.
The Shoot Out
I happen to think this one is adorable as well! Shooting a target and ending up with pink or blue in the process. It is a fun and different way to announce the gender, especially if you are a family that hunts!
There are literally a never ending plethora of ideas and inspiration for gender reveal parties on Pinterst. It is like the jackpot of party planning and I just can’t get enough! While these I mentioned here are my favorites, there are so many others and no two are exactly alike.
I want to hear from you. Did you do a gender reveal party? If so, what did you do to announce or find out your baby’s gender?