Everyone loves babies, and they are an amazing reason to celebrate. But, what most of the parents-to-be do not know is that babies are also expensive and if they could get any help it would be more than great. Gender reveal parties are a great occasion for family and friends to offer them gifts they will later use. If you are expecting a baby and you want to organise a gender reveal party you should not stress yourself because it is one of the simplest and funniest things to do. You should picture an event with colourful cups, cocktails, and games.
Most of the people choose to organise a party theme based around pink and blue, but you can use your creativity and choose another idea. This is the event that celebrates your baby, therefore you want it to be unique. You should think about what interests you have as a family, and build the theme of the party around them. We have put together some interesting aspects to check while planning the gender reveal party.
Send the invitations when you know the gender of the baby
If the doctor has doubts regarding the gender of the baby, you should wait until they are sure. Take an ultrasound and when the doctor confirms the gender, you can start planning the gender reveal party. You should send the invitations with 4 to 6 weeks in advance for your guests to have time to check the registry and buy the right gifts for the baby.
If you do not know what model of invitation to choose, you will find plenty of ideas on Instagram, Etsy or Pinterest. In case you do not want to waste paper, you can send electronic invitations. This is a good idea especially if you want to host a small party, only for friends and family members.
In addition, when you design the invitations you have to make sure that you inform the guests what a gender reveal party is. You may consider them a phenomenon, but there are great chances you to know about them because you are expecting a baby, and you have done research. You should include a brief explanation in the invitation to let your guests know what they should expect.
Decide how you want to reveal the gender
This party has a single purpose, to share with your family and friends the gender of the baby. There are countless ways to do it, you only have to check as many as possible and to decide which one is your favourite. In case you do not want to know the gender of the baby and you want to be surprised during the party you can ask the doctor to write it on a piece of paper and hand it to someone you can trust.
- One idea is to use a cake to reveal the gender. You choose a cake with a neutral coloured frosting on the outside, and a pink or blue colour inside. Ask the cake maker to personalise the cake according to the gender they will find in the envelope. You can embellish the cake with a tartan ribbon to make it look more stylish. In case you do not want a cake, you can choose an alternative option like cupcakes. When they will have their first bite, they will find out the gender of the baby.
- Another idea includes the use of balloons. You can ask one of your friends to put in a box, pink or blue coloured helium balloons. When you will open the box and let the balloons out, they will fly and reveal the gender to all your guests. Another option is to dress the balloons in fabric sacks and ask the guests to open the sacks at the same time.
- If you want to find the gender during the party, another amazing idea includes the use of coloured smoke. You can buy a smoke bomb with coloured smoke and turn your back to it. Cover your eyes and ask a friend to pop the bomb. When you will open the eyes, you will be surrounded by coloured smoke that will reveal the gender of the baby. This is one of the ideas that look wonderful in pictures.
Plan the party
Now that you sent the invitations, your guests confirmed their presence, and you have decided that way you will reveal the gender, you have to start planning the event. Decide what party menu you prefer. It is a good idea to feed the belly before revealing the gender because some people may get too emotional and they may lose their appetite after the find it. You have to take into consideration your diet because while being pregnant you may not be allowed to eat everything. A BBQ is always a good choice, so if your partner is willing to assume this task this is the perfect solution.
And do not forget about the drinks. You may not drink alcohol but some of your guests may want to have a sip after they find out if they lose or win the bet. Yes, they will definitely make bets, some of them are convinced they have guessed the gender and they will want to make their opinion known. If the theme of your gender reveal party is blue and pink you can check the market for coloured boozes. You will definitely find multiple options both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.
It does not matter if you will use the cake to reveal the gender of the baby or not, it is one of the essential details of a successful party. After delicious food, dessert is a must.
Make sure you are ready to document the event. If your budget allows you, you can hire a professional photographer to take pictures. In case you do not want to waste your money, you can ask one of your friends to take pictures of the most important moments of the party. Check the camera to see if it is charged before the party, you do not want any surprise. You will definitely put some effort into planning the event, therefore you have to make sure that you have evidence that you have organised an amazing gender reveal party.