From gender reveal powder cannons to balloon drops, here are 8 cool gender reveal ideas that won't break the bank.
Gender reveals are as trendy as ever - and whether you want to surprise your friends and family with the gender of your baby, or be surprised yourself, a gender reveal is a memorable way to do that.
If you and your partner want to be surprised by the gender reveal, trust a friend or family member to host the event for you. You'll typically find out the gender of your baby when you're 18-20 weeks pregnant, and if you want to be surprised, make sure to ask the ultrasound technician and your doctor not to tell you! Instead, have them put the results in an envelope that you can pass off to your designated party planner. If you want to be able to prepare the reveal yourself, then you'll have to find out the sex of your baby - you can still surprise your partner!
Fortunately, you don't have to spend a lot of money to plan an exciting gender reveal. From homemade baked goods to colorful balloons, here are 8 easy and affordable ways to reveal the gender of your little one.
A balloon drop gender reveal is perfect if you want to have an indoor gathering - and get some Instagram-worthy photos. (Who doesn't love a balloon backdrop?) Have a trusted friend or family member create a balloon drop in your home using an opaque tablecloth, some painter's tape, and, of course, balloons! If you want to make the drop extra photogenic, use pink or blue balloons in a variety of colors and sizes. Glitter and confetti-filled balloons are a fun bonus!
If you don't want to do a full balloon drop, plan a gender reveal using a black (or other darkly colored) balloon and pink or blue confetti. Fill the black balloon with the colored confetti, and pop it in front of your guests. Colorful confetti will sprinkle everywhere, and reveal whether you're having a baby boy or a baby girl.
We've all seen the exciting Instagram and TikTok gender reveals that feature colorful clouds of smoke. And while gender reveal powder cannons are certainly show-stopping, they can get pricey - and they can also be bad for the environment. Instead, look for confetti poppers that you can fill yourself with recycled paper or dried flowers in pink or blue. You'll get the same photo-worthy effect without any of the damage to your wallet or the environment.
Reveal the gender of your bun-in-the-oven by baking a cake - or having your favorite bakery make one for you. Plan to make a vanilla or yellow cake (a boxed mix is fine!) and add a few drops of red or blue food coloring to the batter. Frost it in a neutral color - you don't want to give away any clues! You can even take it a step further by filling the center of the cake with pink or blue candies... they'll spill out when the cake is cut for a more dramatic effect. Once the new parents have cut into the cake, their baby's gender will be revealed - and everyone will get to celebrate with a sweet treat.
It's not a party without a piñata, right? Have a friend or family member order a piñata that's filled with either pink or blue confetti and candies - and let everyone at your gathering take a whack at it. Once it gets smashed enough, everyone will be able to instantly see the gender of your baby... and try to grab their favorite candy from the pile.
You might have seen this viral gender reveal trend online - but it's actually super easy to do at home. You'll need a dozen eggs, all hard-boiled except the one that will reveal the gender. Dye half pink and half blue, and have your gender reveal guests take turns smashing them on their foreheads. Whoever has the raw egg has the correct gender... and they'll also need a napkin to clean off their face.
Is your dog or cat becoming a big brother or sister? They're your first baby, after all, so let them be the one to tell you the gender of your human baby! In a separate room, have a friend or family member accessorize your pet with something that will reveal the baby's gender. This could be a pink or blue balloon or ribbon tied to their collar, or a personalized bandana announcing the gender.
If you and your partner want to be surprised, ask your friends and family to break the news! You might not know the gender yet, but make sure your loved ones do... and invite them to a gender reveal party wearing the color that corresponds to the baby's gender. When you arrive at the celebration, you'll be greeted by a sea of pink or blue!
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