Gender Reveal Parties are the perfect way to celebrate a new life! Whether you’re expecting a boy or a girl, or if you want to celebrate a non-binary impending birth these parties can be a truly memorable event. With the anticipation of a new baby on the way, it can be tough to know where to start. Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered with some tips for throwing an unforgettable gender reveal party! From invitations and themes to games and the actual reveal, we’ve got all your bases covered. You may never need another party idea again after this.
The Basics of a Gender Reveal Party
Now that we have hopefully put the pandemic behind us, it is time to have in-person parties again (YEA!). That means gender reveal parties are back on! The goal of a gender reveal party is to have a fun event with friends and family to celebrate the impending arrival of a baby. So you’ll want to plan accordingly!
As for what it takes to throw an awesome gender reveal party, there are some basics that you’ll want to keep in mind. First, you’ll want to make sure you know how many people will be attending and whether they can bring children. As well as how much space is available. What kind of food you are serving (if any), and if there are any allergies or dietary restrictions. As well as what type of games or activities you would like to include at your party. You need to consider decorations, as well as decide on the theme of your party. And finally, don't forget about the cake!
After you decide all the logistics (when, where, what time, and what food) now it's time to get invites out to the guests.
Of course, you can go old school with paper invites and mail them out. Make sure you have all the correct addresses and that you give yourself a good lead time to make sure people are able to schedule, especially for those out-of-town guests if you have any. The style should be thematically in-line with your party theme and fun!
The fastest way to get the word out about your party are E-Invites. A quick google search of “e-invites” will prove bountiful. The great thing about them is any most cases it is free to use them, they have hundreds of themes to choose from OR you can customize and they go directly to your invitees who can automatically schedule on their computer or phone when they get it.
Themes and Decorations for the Party
Themes are a huge part of your party, so make sure you choose wisely! The first thing to think about is whether you want something light and airy, or mysterious. This will help you decide the ultimate theme for your party.
For example, if you are having a boy’s gender reveal, you would most likely have something darker like blue or green with darker colors. If this is a girl’s gender reveal, it might be better to go with lighter colors like pink or purple. If you choose a non-binary path, perhaps you mix it all up or go with earthier tones.
If you want to do more than one theme in your party, then just switch up the color scheme. It’s that easy!
1. Pin the Womb on the Mommy-to-be:
This game is a classic and always a favorite. The game requires one or two players, depending on how many expectant moms there are. The player tapes a photocopied womb onto the woman's stomach with the help of a blindfold and some assistance from her partner.
2. Guess How Many Jelly Beans in Baby Jar:
Another popular guessing game is to ask guests to guess how many Jelly Beans are in the jar. The person who guesses closest without going over wins!
3. Sonagrm Peek-A-Boo
Just frame a sonogram photo of the baby and invite guests to guess what the baby’s gender is. Leave a list in front of the frame for them to write their names on the side they choose. Have some small gifts for the winning side after the reveal.
Cake and The Reveal
This is where you are going to tell you to have at it. There have been so many creative ways that this has been done that a book could be written. Let's be clear, not all ideas are good ideas (See the Arizona Wildfires of 2018) so our biggest suggestion here is to be creative, be smart, and BE CAREFUL!
Gender reveal parties are back and there is a ton of fun to be had at them. If you are planning one, just remember to plan accordingly for your guests and to make sure the reveal doesn’t blow.
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