Are you expecting a little bundle of joy and are too excited to wait till they’re born to know whether they’re a girl or a boy? We get it, it’s too exciting to wait! Maybe you thought of some gender reveal ideas that are super creative and innovative, to surprise yourself and your loved ones. Or maybe you need some inspiration.
We’ve got 30 unique ideas for you to pick from! Super cute, super exciting and super fun ideas.
Creative Gender Reveal Ideas
1. Scratch Cards
If you choose to have a party, then include the party guests too – everyone can have one. But the parents’ scratch cards will be the correct ones.
We’ve found a really cute one on Etsy!
2. Family Photoshoot
Hire a photographer (or someone you really trust) to find out the gender. They can purchase photo booth props that are either baby girl or baby boy related. Gather all the guests around for a photo and have them close their eyes.
Then, the photographer can hand each guest a prop (make sure their eyes are still closed!) and snap a photo with them holding the props, still eyes closed. Count down from 3 and have them open their eyes at the same time to look at what they’re holding. Make sure to snap some pics of their reactions!
Cute and creative. And leaves you with the perfect photos to treasure forever.
3. Treasure Hunt
Say you’ve written 10 clues that will have them searching around the house and garden, give 5 to each parent. At each location of the clue have, for example, a bib they have to collect. Coloured either blue or pink, have 6 coloured what the correct gender is and the 4 that are left as the other colour.
Then when the parents rejoin to count how many bibs they have of each colour, it’s an exciting rush to see which they have more of!
Plus, all babies need bibs, no matter the colour. So, they can use them when the baby arrives!
4. Flash Mob
Take them out for a walk at their favourite park and hire a bunch of people or their closest friends to wear t-shirts that say what the gender is (but under a jacket). Then as the parents are walking through, the group will start dancing around them and at the same time open their jackets for the fun gender reveal!
If they love to boogie and equally love surprises this is a foolproof idea for an exciting gender reveal!
5. A Closest Full of Clothes
If you have super trustworthy family and friends that know how to keep a secret, then this should be a doddle! Nominate a person to find out the gender of the baby and then have them tell a select number of people the baby gender.
Each member of the group who knows should then buy an item for the baby. Pink for girls or blue for boys. Whether it’s a bib, a soft teddy, a blanket, a dummy, baby clothes and so on – in the correct colour. Then fill the parent’s baby closest of all the items, and secure it off with a ribbon around the handle.
When it’s time for the gender reveal party, gather everyone around the closest with confetti poppers (filled with biodegradable dried flower petals) with either pink or blue confetti.
Count down to 3 as the parents cut the ribbon and open the closest to see what’s inside, as the party guests pop the cannons!
All you’ll need is a 3×3 grid or bookshelf furniture, strong string and 9 giant counters. A mixture of blue and pink. Next, hang them in each section of the grid, making sure that 3 of them that are in a line represent the correct gender.
After you’ve put it all together, gather the guests around as the parents play a friendly game of tic-tac-toe, see who wins and what the gender is!
Interactive, creative and memorable!
Classic Gender Reveal Ideas
You can’t go wrong with the classics, so why not use them? Gender reveal parties certainly don’t need to be complicated or stressful. So, here are some ideas for a laidback and chill reveal.
7. Gender Reveal Cake
Hand the baker an envelope that reveals what the gender is. They can either choose to use blue food colouring or pink to colour buttercream or the entire cake sponge. On the outside of the cake, make sure it’s covered entirely by either fondant, icing or more buttercream and make it baby gender themed!
Then as the parents cut into the cake and pick up the slice, everyone will see what gender the baby is!
8. Cake Pops
Invite your closest relatives and order the right number of cake pops. Two cake pops should be coloured to the gender inside, and the rest should be plain. They can all be decorated with sprinkles on top though!
Hand the cake pops out and take it in turns to bite into a pop. A perfect food game to play at a baby shower party and it can be a more intimate gender reveal if you want to keep it to close friends and family.
9. Coloured Cupcakes
Have the cupcakes decorated with pink and blue sprinkles and cupcake toppers to give them that pizazz!
Don’t forget to have someone with the cameras ready to take that picture-perfect shot of the expectant parents!
10. Baby Shower Confetti Balloon
Either place the gender-revealing balloon inside the living room or in the garden – for everyone to see and pop it to find out what you’re expecting!
11. A Balloon Release
If you’re having a family affair, have them all ready for eco-friendly confetti poppers to make it an extra memorable moment.
Outside Gender Reveal Ideas
Is it the summer or the warm weather is on the way – it’s time for a garden party!
12. Water Fight
Ask the guests to the baby shower to wear all white, especially the expectant parents. Then when the time calls for it, have the kids pick up a balloon (making sure not to pop it) and throw it at the parents! The colour will reveal itself on them and everyone will know whether it’s a boy or a girl!
After a few snaps of the happy couple to commemorate this joyous news…it’s time for a water fight with everyone else!
13. Umbrella Paint Pour
Wear white and bring an umbrella with you! Have someone pour body-safe paint over you and the umbrella and watch either the baby blue or pretty in pink paint drip down for a beautiful photo!
It’s a messy gender reveal that is truly iconic.
14. Smoke Bomb
Did you know you can get a ball that is designed to explode on impact for gender reveals? It’ll be filled with either pink or blue smoke. Whoever wants to hit the ball will need to have incredible aim if they want to hit on the first try! See whether you hit a pink or blue smoke bomb.
A simply cool gender reveal.
15. Whack A Piñata
Order one filled with coloured confetti or sweets with wrappers of either colour. Let the fun begin and start whacking!
Have an evening party, filled with pink and blue balloons, pink lemonade, blue Hawaiian punch, tasty food and anything else your heart desires. Then when the night sky rolls in, gather the party guests and the entire family into the garden for a fireworks show like no other.
Heartwarming Gender Reveal Ideas
If you’d like to have a small reveal party, maybe just with your partner, that is totally okay. It can still be lots of fun and sweet!
17. Painted Handprint
Have the mother-to-be wear a white top or dress and the father-to-be dip his hands into the correct colour for the gender reveal (he can know the gender, or someone sets it up for him with his eyes closed). Then press his hands onto the baby bump, an especially sweet touch.
Once that’s done, both parents can open their eyes and find out together what their baby will be.
18. Dog Entrance
Have the excited couple wait in the garden or living room, and have someone tie coloured balloons to the collar. Then when everyone is ready, let their dog run towards its owners as they watch what balloons come out!
An exciting moment that includes everyone in their mini family.
19. Baby Scan Puzzle
When they’re ready, they’ll put the puzzle together and find out the gender together.
A super sweet and special moment to enjoy together.
20. Nursery Reveal
It can be a gift for parents or just something small and intimate for them to discover together as they open the door together.
21. Fortune Cookies
Break open your fortune cookie and see whether it reveals ‘It’s A Baby Girl’ or ‘It’s A Baby Boy’!
Family Gender Reveal Ideas
If you have a child already, you could get them involved for a cute and memorable gender reveal. Check out this list for inspiration.
22. Bunch of Balloons
Place the parents outside of the room and wait for their child to open the door and walk out with a bunch of balloons!
23. T-shirt Reveal
Ask the parents to close their eyes, and place their child in front of them and have them shout ‘1 2, 3!’ for their parents to open their eyes and see what they’re having!
A memorable moment for the parents and their lovely child.
24. Pop the Belly Darts Game
Using this fabulous idea from Smudge, have a board with 9 cutouts of an expectant mother with balloons as her belly. Before the balloons are stuck on, fill one of them with either blue or pink paint for one balloon and white for the other or confetti. Then stick them onto the board.
Have the kids (with parents or adult supervision) throw darts to pop the balloon! See who can pop the balloon filled with coloured paint!
25. Pull String Piñata
It’s made out of paper and will be filled with confetti or biodegradable petals corresponding to the gender. The parents with their child will stand under the pinata and have the little one pull the strings as a shower of blue or pink falls onto them!
It’s the perfect photo op.
26. Gender Lightsabers
You’ll see the light flood the lightsaber and find out as a family together what their next sibling will be!
27. Pie in the Face
Have someone fill a tray with blue or pink whipped cream and then cover that with white cream (make multiple trays if there’s more than one sibling). Then have the parents sit down and close their eyes as they eagerly wait for their faces to get covered in whipped cream! As the kids smash their faces with cream, the colour underneath will show and ta-da! Your gender is revealed.
28. Water Gun Spray
Wear white clothes and have someone who knows the gender to fill the water guns with coloured water. Your kids will have fun, feel involved and it’s one to add to the memory box!
Holiday Themed Gender Reveal Ideas
29. Santa's Sack
Santa came early with his toy sack! Gather the kids around the festive bag with Santa hats on and open it all together. And a smoke machine will release the colour of your baby’s gender! A festive treat, a memory for the holidays and a way for your kids to get excited about their new sibling!
30. Our Little Pumpkin is A...
Then ask someone you trust with the correct gender, paint a tiny pumpkin either blue or pink and place it inside the bigger pumpkin. Close the top off with the pumpkin lid.
When the parents are ready to reveal the gender, they’ll open the lid and pull out the mini pumpkin!
We hope you’ve found the BEST gender reveal ideas to really surprise everyone or yourself at your party! Whether you stick to the classics, step out of the box or do something entirely unique and interesting. It’s a special moment for you, so make sure it’s one you’ll remember forever.
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