It can be so much fun to do a gender reveal with a balloon! The anticipation of that POP is killer!
However, if you want to make the big gender reveal a different way, that’s fine – there are still so many fun and cute gender reveal party balloons too that are perfect for decorating a gender reveal party and making it themed and cute. A balloon is just one of many fun gender reveal ideas!
Gender Reveal Balloons
To do a gender reveal with a balloon, many people fill the inside of a latex balloon with either blue (for a boy) or pink (for a girl) glitter, confetti, powder, or paint and then inflate it with helium.
When it is time to reveal the baby’s gender, the future parents will pop it with a pin (or dart, pencil, whatever) and the confetti, glitter, powder or paint will explode or pop out everywhere in a big way!
How to Make Gender Reveal Balloon
There are many tutorials online on how to fill a balloon with confetti or glitter or paint.
You’ll need the gender reveal balloon filling of your choice, the extra large 36″ balloon (likely a black one – they are easy to write on with a metallic permanent marker), a funnel (or tube) and some helium.
You can go to a party store or a dollar store and they should be able to fill it up for you (just be careful when transporting it! You don’t want the surprise to come earlier than planned!). Or you can pick up your own Balloon Time helium tank or borrow a friend’s tank (if they happen to have one).
Where Can I Buy a Gender Reveal Balloon?
If you are wondering where to get gender reveal balloons so you can buy a specialty one, or have it (mostly) done already for you, there are several options at the following retailers:
Now onto what some of those pre-made options are, both for popping and for decorating!
Black Gender Reveal Balloon & Gender Reveal Ballons with Confetti
First up we’re starting with some black gender reveal balloons. With a black balloon, there is no peeking inside to get a glimpse of color of the confetti it contains! These seem to be the most popular and widely available option out there for gender reveal balloons. Rightly so.
Love these GIANT XL confetti gender reveal balloons from Darling Celebration on Etsy!
If you are looking for movie/book themed gender reveal balloons (and other gender reveal party goodies), you’ll love this Harry Potter themed one from About to Pop Creations on Etsy! Super fun way to share if you’re having a witch or a wizard!
Keep it a surprise until you POP this perfect black gender reveal balloon from byJoessa on Etsy.
This “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Who We Wonder What You Are?” themed balloon is part of a larger gender reveal pack from Kreative Decor by Karen on Etsy and is designed to explode pink or blue confetti!
Add some tassels and confetti with this gender reveal balloon from Walmart.
This 12 pack of balloons from Target are perfect for decorating your gender reveal party!
Gender Reveal Balloon with Paint
If you want to fill your gender reveal balloon with paint, I loved this tutorial from Sweet Miles! If you are into archery (or perhaps shooting) or are doing a guns or glitter (or other gender reveal sayings idea involving archery, guns, bucks, or bows) this could be a great way to do the big reveal.
Gender Reveal Box with Balloons
Hand-deliver your gender reveal with these fun gender balloons in a box that contain confetti thanks to Ivy and Henri on Etsy.
Bees and Gold Gender Reveal Balloons
Before for a “What will it bee?” themed gender reveal party, these mylar and latex gender reveal balloons add some bee fun!
Simple, gender neutral, and perfect for a Bee themed gender reveal party is this latex balloon from White Rabbits Design on Etsy.
These gender reveal metallic letter balloons are adorable and on trend from Soiree Love on Etsy!
Whatever gender reveal balloons you end up using for exploding the news to others (or yourself) or for decorating a gender reveal party, I hope it’ll work perfectly and you’ll enjoy the surprise pop!
For more gender reveal ideas check out the following:
- Adorable Gender Reveal Party Invitations
- Gender Reveal eCards and GIFs
- Gender Reveal Cake Ideas
- Gender Reveal Poems and Riddles
- Gender Reveal Scavenger Hunt
- Gender Reveal Sayings
- Gender Reveal with Siblings
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