When you are pregnant one of the most exciting things to find out is whether or not you are having a girl or a boy. For many years, it has simply been the case that parents would be told which gender their baby was at their 20 week scan. However, things have definitely changed since then.
Thanks to the viral world and social media, we have seen a rise in gender reveals. A gender reveal is when you not only find out what gender you are having as a couple, but also announce this to your friends, family and perhaps your social media network too.
The great thing about gender reveal is that they not only create a memory of that special moment; but they also are fun too. You can make an event out of it, a party out of it and not only find out whether you are having a girl or a boy, but also spend some time with those all important people in your life.
Gender Reveal Using Balloons
One popular way to announce your baby’s gender is with balloons. Gender reveal balloons work in a variety of ways. Some people will have what is known as a balloon pop, this is where you have a large balloon that is opaque, you will then pop the balloon together and the confetti that comes out of the balloon will show you what gender you are having.
Another balloon based gender reveal is to have a box of balloons. As the name suggests you fill a box with either pink or blue balloons, then you open the box to reveal the balloons that are inside.
There are a wealth of places that you can buy balloons that are suitable for a gender reveal. Some of the best websites are:
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Baby Gender Reveal Photo Ideas
They say that a picture will say a thousand words. So, if you are looking for a great way to announce what you are having gender wise, then you might want to see whether or not a gender reveal via a photo is the right idea for you.
You could create a photo where you both have bubble gum, one pink and one blue. Both blow a bubble and then in the next photo pop whichever bubble doesn’t relate to the gender of the baby that you are having.
Another amazing idea for a photo reveal is to have a paint fight. Choose paint which relates to the gender that you are having and get messy with it. Not only is this great fun, but it makes for some amazing memories to treasure too.
If you like the idea of creating a little bit of mess, but you are not sure whether or not you are ready for full-on paint. Then a good compromise is glitter. You could blow the glitter off of your hand, or you could throw it up in the air, whatever look you prefer.
Like the idea of using balloons to announce your gender, but want to try something a little bit different. Why not take photos of you both with a balloon, one pink and one blue? You can show you both ready to blow them up and then at the last minute only blow up the balloon that relates to your gender.
Lots of people use shoes as a way to announce that they are pregnant in the first place, but why not use them to reveal the gender too. Have a pair of shoes that reflects your family and tie a coloured balloon to each one, blue for boys and pink for girls. At the end of the line-up, have a pair of baby booties and tie a balloon to that, this will be your gender reveal.
Baby Reveal Smoke Cannon
Much like the gender reveal balloons, a gender reveal smoke cannon relies on colour to show what gender you are having. However, instead of popping a balloon to show a coloured confetti, or perhaps releasing a variety of different coloured balloons, you are opening a smoke cannon and releasing a plume of smoke into the air.
You will need to make sure that you arrange for a baby reveal smoke cannon to be set off outside, so you will need to have a suitable place for this to happen.
If you are thinking about organising a gender reveal smoke cannon then you are going to want to find the best place to buy them. There are a variety of websites out there that you can take a look at. This includes eBay, Etsy and Party Pieces too.
Unique Ideas to Reveal Baby Gender
Whilst it is great to take inspiration from other places, when it comes to your own gender reveal, chances are that you are going to want to make it special to you both. This is when you are likely to look for unique ideas to reveal the gender.
If you are both gamers, then you might want to use this as a way to make your gender reveal unique to you. There are a wealth of ways that you can do this, however, one great option is to have an image of player 1 and player 2 to signify you both as a couple then have another controller that comes in the colour of your gender with a simple player 3 coming soon on there!
For those couples who are fans of Star Wars, a great idea is to have a Luke or Leia reveal. There are a variety of ways that you can do this, some choose to do it with cupcakes, or some may have pink and blue light-sabres and have to pick them out to signify what gender they are going to have.
An Easter themed gender reveal is likely to include eggs in some way. We have seen some couples smash eggs onto their heads some pink and some blue. If the egg is hard boiled, then that is the one that shows which gender you are having.
For Halloween announcements, there can be no better way to reveal the gender than with a pumpkin. If you already know and want to let others in on your news, then why not carve a pumpkin to have a heart shaped hole in it, then place a smaller pumpkin inside, pink for a girl and blue for a boy.
One final unique way to announce your gender, or to even find out for yourself, is with a scratch card. These can be bought online and can either be part of a gender reveal photoshoot or a video if you prefer.
Baby Gender Reveal Cakes
One of the most common ways that people decide to reveal the gender of the baby is with a cake. There are a variety of ways that you can reveal gender with a cake and best of all, not only do you get to share the excitement, but you also get to enjoy a tasty treat too.
If you are looking to make cake for yourself, then there are plenty of amazing ideas online that you can use as your inspiration. Pinterest is a great place to start, as not only are there a wealth of ideas, but it is also easy to use too.
Another thing that you are going to need if you are thinking about making your cake yourself is a recipe. BBC Good Food is a great place to head if you are looking for a basic cake recipe, although, if you want to make things a little different, then there are a wealth of recipes to look through.
If you are not sure that you want a full on cake for your gender reveal, then cake pops might be a better option for you. Cake pops are small little treats that are not only easy to make, but they are fun too. You could hand them out to all your friends and have them bite into the frosting at the same time, revealing the colour of the cake inside and in turn your gender. A great place to learn how to make them is the Little Things website.
Sometimes you are going to want to have a slogan to go along with the cake that you are using for your gender reveal. One great website that we have found with lots of ideas for cake slogans is Baby Prepping.
A popular way to reveal genders is with cupcakes. Cupcakes are easy to make and they are cute too. Best of all, they can be handed out to your guests too. If you are not keen on making them yourself then you can order them online. One great website we have seen is Lola’s Cupcakes.
Baby Gender Reveal Party
Sometimes you are going to want to reveal the gender of your baby to all your closest friends and family at the same time. The best way to do this is to have a baby gender reveal party. If you are planning on having a gender reveal party, then it might be a great idea to combine it with a baby shower. That way you are not going to have to worry about organising two different parties when you are already trying to concentrate on your pregnancy.
You are going to want to make sure that your gender reveal party is as much fun as possible. So, it is going to be worthwhile trying to plan in some activities and games that you can enjoy together. You could ask your guests to bet on what gender they think that the baby will be, as well as when they are likely to arrive. You can also plan in some more standard baby shower ideas such as guess the baby food and create a nappy game.
Baby Reveal Gifts
Knowing the gender of your baby is probably a gift enough, but if you want to add a special something into your gender reveal, then why not reveal the big news with a gift or two?
Etsy has a wealth of ideas for gender reveals, one great idea is to have a print of the scan made up, but to have it in pink for a girl and blue for a boy. You could also arrange to have chocolate bars made up with pink detailing for a girl and blue for a boy.
Amazon is another great place to find baby reveal gifts. If you are planning on having a party, then you could always buy small favours to hand out, little bears work really well for this and you can have them in the colour that relates to your gender. Amazon also has exploding footballs, which can be filled with either pink or blue powder and then when you kick it, the powder will go everywhere and you will soon know exactly what gender you are having.
One final idea that Amazon has to offer are t-shirts. These could be given to the parents to put on, without them seeing, or, if you are feeling sneaky you could have them as a heat reveal or sequin changing t-shirt as this will be a fun way to share the news.
There are so many ways that you can reveal the gender of your baby; you need to find something that is going to not only be fun, but also suit you both as a couple. The great thing about gender reveals is that they are not only great fun, but they are also a way to create treasured memories with those who mean the most to you.Organise a party, share a picture on social media, or perhaps have a cake baked for you. We can promise you that no matter how you find out, you will be relieved to finally know what gender you are going to have in just a few months!