5 creative ideas for a gender reveal party

February 23, 2021

For many expectant parents, discovering the gender of their unborn baby is a special once-in-a-lifetime moment. Every parent wants to share this magical moment with their closest friends and family. And the best way to do such a thing is to organise a gender reveal party.

A gender-reveal party is an event or celebration held during pregnancy. The primary goal of this event is the eponymous "reveal" of the baby's gender to the expecting parents, family and friends. It is distinct from, but sometimes combined with a baby shower, where the primary activity is gifting expecting parents with important supplies and items for their future infant's care and well-being. A large variety of methods are utilized, often involving gender stereotypes such as pink and blue, says Wikipedia. We already wrote a piece on baby showers, so check it out for some great ideas.

Whether you decide to have a party for family and friends or an intimate photo session, we bring you 5 creative ideas for organizing a gender reveal party. We will try to inspire you, but also help with a recommendation for the type of vendors depending on the type and theme of the party.

Balloons

A common element of the party are colorful balloons. So why not use them in a fun way to find out the gender of your baby. For this occasion, take a decorated mystery black balloon, fill it with helium and inside the balloon will be classic pink or blue confetti, depending on whether it's a boy or a girl. All you have to do is pop the balloon and find out the gender.

Another way to determine gender using balloons is to pack a giant decorated box with pink or blue balloons filled with helium, then open the box during the party and find out if it's a girl or a boy. Try to take photos right when the discovery happens for the ultimate surprise effect and amazing shots.

Try to take photos right when the discovery happens for the ultimate surprise effect and amazing shots

Traditionally, the color to reveal the gender of a boy is blue, and pink is the traditional color to reveal a girl to the world. But you're not limited to pink and blue when it comes to gender reveal, you can choose whatever color you want.

Smoke

You can achieve a whimsical and romantic atmosphere when discovering a child's gender by using smoke. Smoke grenades are perfect for surprising your family and friends. They increase the level of excitement, especially if the couple is also not gender conscious. 

These beautiful colorful smoke bombs linger in the air for about a minute to a minute and a half, making them ideal for taking perfect keepsake photos.

These beautiful colorful smoke bombs linger in the air for about a minute to a minute and a half, making them ideal for taking perfect keepsake photos

Piñata 

Another way to make your discovery much more fun is to use a piñata. The piñata can be anything and it can be as colorful or minimalist as you want. Fill the piñata with candy and chocolates in blue or pink. Take turns swinging the piñata until it opens. An explosion of pink or blue for a girl or boy will flood the entire area.

When it comes to gender reveal accessories for parties or even photo props, now is the time to get creative. So why not make a DIY gender reveal piñata. Basically, a piñata is a box that contains pink or blue balloons and confetti. After that, hang it high on the ceiling or on a tree. Then, pull the piñata string and watch as the giant, glittery piñata pops open and it rains pink or blue confetti and candy out of the box, falling out and making a great discovery. Be sure to take a photo to capture the excitement of the discovery.

Cake

At the party, you will definitely want to serve treats and sweets. So why not bake a cake and make it a part of the surprise? Ask your favorite baker to make a blue or pink cake covered in vanilla or chocolate frosting. When it's time for the cake, gather everyone around the table. When the cake is cut, the blue or pink color inside will reveal the child's gender.

Some cakes play with different themes and it's fun to match them

There are really a lot of different ideas for cakes of different kinds here. Some cakes play with different themes and it's fun to match them. Here you can see just a few of the gender reveal cake ideas.

Magic trick

If you want something more than cutting a cake, popping a balloon or letting colored smoke rise, hire a magician. The most unique, amazing and fun way to find out the gender of your baby is to put on a magic show. Magic is very popular with both adults and children. High energy is guaranteed and involves a lot of audience participation. What makes the show unique is that it is customised and focused on parents and children. A combination of tricks is used and adapted to the children’s theme. The tricks are also tailored to the audience, whether they are adults or a mix of all ages. Family and friends can witness first hand how the magic happens in front of their eyes. All the tricks are actually preparation for the grand finale where the child's gender is revealed.

If you are unable to hire a real magician, you can do it yourself. Instead of pulling a white rabbit out of a hat, pull a pink or blue stuffed animal out of a hat to announce your baby's gender. You can make sure your decorations are in that style.

Vendor recommendation

As with organizing any party, some planning is required to host a gender reveal party. You need to choose the venue, the theme, the decorations, the food and drinks, the flowers, send out invitations and most importantly hire a photographer to capture all the happy and emotional moments. Fortunately, Spotfood is here to help you and make your search much easier.

In one of the previous blogs we mentioned why good vendors are important for your event and how to choose the right ones. With Spotfood, you simply create an event, list your needs and receive personalized quotes from vendors. After you accept the quotes, you work with those vendors on our platform to make your event a success. Spotfood is available via the web, Google Play or App Store.