Instagram ready gender reveal ideas for you!
Pink or blue…
That is the question.
You have waited long enough to find out what your little one is (13 to 20 weeks, or thereabout), it’s time to throw a party and post it all over social media.
If you chose to have a gender reveal of your baby, there are some really fun, funny, and super classy gender reveal ideas out there to show the world if your little bundle of joy is going to be sporting pink bows or a blue baseball cap.
For many couples, this is a great way to get both guys and girls from both sides of the family together to celebrate your newest family member. If you do a quick search online you are sure to find hundreds if not thousands of different gender reveal ideas.
There are essentially two different ways to do a gender reveal.
Have the ultrasound technician give you a sealed envelope with the gender that you can give to a trusted friend or family member to help you plan the party.
This keeps the parents in suspense until the big moment.
Or, you can (as in the parent or parents) can find out the gender and do a gender reveal to your friends and family. Although I think the first one is a little more exciting.
Here is a list of some of the most popular and a few unique gender reveal ideas
Box of Balloons
This is one that is all over social media. You can have a small box with one balloon tied inside or a larger box with a whole mess of balloons tied inside or that float away.
This gender reveal ideas is also a great option if you are having multiples as you can easily use multiple boxes, one for each baby.
Sweets and Treats
There are tons of different ways to bake either pink or blue things into cakes, cupcakes, pies, and just about any other baked good you could think of.
For the actual reveal it works well if both of the parents are somehow cutting into the baked good or eating it at the same time.
Or back the inside of cupcakes or cake pops pink or blue.
This is a fun one that dads tend to really enjoy.
These gender reveal smoke bombs are easy enough to use and also make for great pictures!
You can either have one person do one smoke bomb or buy a bunch and let your guests help in the reveal as well. You can then easily use the photos to send out gender reveal announcements.
I have also seen gender reveal ideas where the couple is turned around and the smoke is released behind them so they have to turn around to see the color.
Confetti cannons are very similar to smoke bombs, just a little messier.
Another one that dads love to help with.
This is also one that smaller siblings love, because what little kid doesn’t love confetti? Just make sure that you are pointing them up in the air and not at someone.
Gender Reveal Idea: Volcano
Yes, you read that correctly, a volcano.
Remember the vinegar and baking soda volcano from science class, that type of volcano, only about fifty times bigger.
Technically you could make a smaller one, but what would be the fun in that?
I can bet if you try this one you will have all the neighborhood kids coming over to check out what is going on.
You can easily make (the mixture at least) with some baking soda and colored powdered dye to create that awesome, colorful eruption.
The gender reveal idea volcano itself can be made out of all sorts of different materials, although I would suggest not to make it too heavy so that you can still move it to where you need it.
Paint, Lots of Paint…
If you are willing to get a little, or a lot messy, having your friends dump paint over you might be a fun idea.
Just make sure that you opt for the washable pink or blue paint, that is going to make cleanup a lot easier.
The couple below had the right idea and suited up in some biohazard suits while standing in a swimming pool as the paint was dumped over them.
Hitting or Kicking a Ball:
I have even seen this done with professional baseball and football players on the field, how cool is that?!
Using a Dog or Sibling
If you already have a fur baby or another child that will soon have a sibling, you can use them as part of the gender reveal.
Even though the shirt doesn’t say the gender on it, you could easily add something to the back of the shirt by making an iron-on transfer with some blue or pink glittery vinyl.
Fireworks are such a fun idea and great for a gender reveal party during the summer.
Fireworks are also great to pair with gender reveal confetti cannons or with smoke bombs to make a really big statement.
Gender Reveal Ideas: Cracking Eggs
This one can get a little messy as well.
You take a dozen eggs and have all but one hard-boiled. There are six eggs that are dyed pinked and six eggs that are dyed blue.
The couple takes one egg at a time and cracks them against their foreheads.
Or against each other’s foreheads. The one egg that is not hard-boiled is the one that reveals the gender.
Gender Reveal Ideas: Use a Car
Depending on how extra you are, you can go buy yourself a new vehicle in either pink or blue.
Now the problem becomes getting a big enough box for the vehicle to fit in.
Or you can be like this couple below and just put very large pieces of foam around the vehicle tied with a giant pink and blue bow.
Popping a large black balloon with smaller pink or blue balloons inside of it is also a very popular gender reveal idea.
This is also a good one to do if you are having multiple babies, simply order a few more balloons.
Use the Holidays
If you are doing a gender reveal right around Christmas, why not use this gender reveal idea around the holiday season?
The couple can just plug the tree in and jump for joy when they find out what they are having.
Here is another fun idea if you are doing a gender reveal around Halloween. Instead of putting the lights on a Christmas tree, you can put them in a cauldron with some dry ice for effect.
Another great Halloween idea is to light up a Jack O’ Lantern with either some pink or blue glow stick, lights, or a smoke bomb.
Giant Baby Race
By far probably one of the funniest gender reveals that I have seen.
For this, you need two volunteers to wear giant inflatable baby costumes, one for a boy and one for a girl. Then they can race and whoever wins is what the gender of the baby is going to be.
Other Gender Reveal Ideas to Try
Some other fun gender reveal party ideas include some pink or blue fizzy drinks for your guests.
And of course, you are going to need some games.
These chalkboard game posters will have your guests divided into team boy or team girl in no time!
Show your party planner a little love also with this “Keeper of the Gender” t-shirt, because that is a big secret to keep!
And lastly, of course, you need some adorable girl or boy balloons to decorate your party as well.
Over to you –
Which gender reveal idea did you enjoy or like the most? Share with me in the comments!
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