Gender Reveal parties seem to be pretty huge these days. Maybe you have been to one, are planning one for yourself, or are planning one for your best friend. We are happy to share some fun tips with you on planning it. After all, it should be fun for everyone involved.
Create a theme
Nowadays, you don’t have to stick to the traditional pink and blue. Try using colors like mint and peach, or blue and lavender, or grey and pink. But think about ways that you can incorporate both the colors equally. For example pink and blue cupcakes, straws, balloons, candy, popcorn, and so much more. You can do the "What will it bee" theme too! There are so many creative ways to pick a theme. Brainstorm on Pinterest or a great site like Kate Aspen for ideas.
Set a date and pick a guest list
For something like this you want the guest list to be those closest to you. More modern parties are evening including the men! You will be having a baby shower later on so just keep it intimate: immediate friends and family. Pick a date and time based on when a place is available. If you are renting an area make sure to book the venue before sending out the invitations. It is a good idea to send out invitations 5-6 weeks before the party date so people can plan for time off if necessary. Of course, create super cute invitations that match your theme too! You can find custom invitations on Etsy, Zazzle, or Minted.
Make sure that who ever has the ultrasound results doesn’t spill the beans to anyone before the party. It can be super hard to keep it a secret, but it's critical to keep THIS secret. Give the secret to someone you can trust and is planning the shower. Typically most people will get the results a few weeks before the party so that way they can finalize the big reveal, but also so they don’t have to keep a secret for too long.
Figure out how you will be announcing the sex of the baby. You can ask the mama-to-be how she wants it announced or you can be creative with it. A few examples are popping a balloon, cutting a cake or cupcakes, or even a piñata. There are endless possibilities for the announcement. This party is meant to be fun so just get creative and let the ideas flow.
Games are not necessary to make the party a success but the whole point is to guess the gender of the new baby. Playing some type of game so that the guests can guess will add to the excitement. Keep it memorable by allowing guests to sign a guestbook or something that can act as a guestbook. Other thoughtful ideas are letting people write a story or give words of wisdom for mom to keep.
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Have fun planning this gender reveal party. You are celebrating two special people and a new baby. If you ever need some quick ideas, we've complied a great Pinterest board that will stay up-to-date with modern, chic party ideas.