It is so fun to do a gender reveal with family and friends! If you are expecting a baby, you’ll want to check out all the amazing ways to celebrate and reveal your baby’s gender!
I have had five babies now and there are few things you look forward to more during your pregnancy than finding out the baby’s gender.
I know some people prefer to be surprised and wait until the baby is born to find out if baby is a she or a he, but, with extra genetic testing available, and at earlier stages of pregnancy, along with mandatory mid-pregnancy ultrasounds, it’s so easy to find out the sex of your future baby, so most parents do.
Plus, finding out the sex early allows parents to prepare nurseries better and narrow down the list of potential baby names. It’s often desirable to learn the sex of baby well before he or she arrives.
Starting in about 2010, thanks in large part to the advent of social media, people began to do “Gender Reveals” as a way to announce the sex of their unborn baby to their friends and family.
It used to be that people simply told friends and family in person, over the phone, by email, or perhaps by letter the gender of their future child.
I still remember our first pregnancy (in 2009-2010) where we anxiously went to our mid-pregnancy ultrasound, the first ultrasound of my pregnancy, to finally “see” our baby and learn the gender.
Little did we know going into the appointment we’d get such a surprise! We discovered that we were expecting not one, but TWO girls! We had no idea I had been carrying twins for 18 weeks! It was an emotional ultrasound, to say the least.
As we called our parents (who both lived in other states), we greatly enjoyed revealing to them that we were expecting a girl…. and another girl! They were both shocked and couldn’t believe it either.
I think revealing a baby’s gender is fun even if it’s over the phone or text or whatever. People love to make guesses and do gender predictions and talk all things babies. So, it’s really not surprising that gender reveals have become a bigger thing each year as social media has grown.
There are many ways to reveal baby’s gender to friends and family so it can be a big production or event or something simpler.
Fun Gender Reveal Ideas
First, if you want a handy gender predictor quiz for yourself, check out this how to know if its a boy or girl infographic! It gives you various things to check signs you’re having a boy or a girl.
If you already have children and are pregnant again, it can be fun to get the older siblings involved! We researched gender reveal ideas with sibling ideas when we were expecting baby #4 and had fun not only telling our kids but then letting out kids be the ones to spill the beans with others!
It can be fun though to simply send out a gender ecard or GIF for a fun way to share whether it is a boy or a girl.
Gender Reveal Party
We have yet to throw a gender reveal party, but we’ve now attended one for some of our friends.
While some people love gender reveal parties, other people don’t like them, for a variety of reasons. I am always on-board with an excuse to get together with friends and eating good food. Especially when I’m not the one hosting said event!
If you want to join in the latest gender reveal trend of throwing a gender reveal party, be sure to check out one of these 15 gender reveal party invitations. The invitations often have great themes, gender reveal sayings or gender reveal poems and riddles which can help guide the theme of the party.
Most gender reveal parties have some sort of cake that serves not only as a tasty dessert for the party but as the means of delivering the news to guests! These gender reveal cake ideas are perfect for finding a cake, cake pop, or cupcake that helps announce the gender to all in attendance. Another great thing to have is a gender reveal party centerpiece for your party.
A super fun idea for a gender reveal party is to make it interactive by putting together a gender reveal scavenger hunt!
Check out these great Gender Reveal Ideas and soon, I’ll have additional tips for throwing a gender reveal party, like gender reveal decorations, bumble bee gender reveal party ideas, and more. So check back soon!
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