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Gender Reveal Party Ideas

Planning a gender reveal party? There are plenty of unique ideas for making it a one-of-a-kind celebration.

A gender reveal party is usually held after the 20th week of pregnancy, when many parents-to-be find out whether baby is a boy or a girl. At the ultrasound appointment, instead of finding out the gender right there on the spot, ask the technician to write it down and seal it in an envelope so you can be surprised later while surrounded by friends and family.

Dream up some fun gender reveal ideas for the party. Will a gender reveal cake be cut to reveal pink or blue filling? A giant balloon pop to release pink or blue confetti? Or craft a different gender reveal idea that’s as unique as your own little family. How you do it is completely up to you!

Usually, gender reveal parties are co-ed events, where friends and family close to the soon-to-be parents can celebrate the baby’s upcoming arrival. The best gender reveal party ideas and themes are ones that all guests will enjoy, no matter their own gender or age. Get creative with gender reveal decorations in pink and blue, serve delicious food and plan crowd-pleasing entertainment. When guests arrive, have everyone guess whether it’s a boy or girl. During the party, you’ll all find out baby’s gender together at one thrilling moment—what an exciting surprise!

Popular Gender Reveal Party Themes

‘Twinkle Little Star’ Gender Reveal Theme

For parents-to-be wondering whether their little star is a boy or girl, a “Twinkle Twinkle” theme is a creative gender reveal party idea. A fortune teller is fun way to entertain guests who want to know what’s in the stars for them.

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Pirates and Mermaids Gender Reveal Theme

How about a costume gender reveal party? With a treasure-map themed invitation, invite each guest to come dressed as either a pirate or a mermaid. Gender reveal party decorations can include chocolate gold coins and other treasures on tables. And a raw bar makes for indulgent sea-themed fare. Toward the end, open a treasure chest to release either blue or pink balloons.

Garden Bee Gender Reveal Theme

Have guests buzzing about whether you’re having a boy or a girl by planning a garden bee gender reveal party. Perfect for a summer event, a garden party is a casual and comfortable setting for guests. Display a chalkboard at the event, where guests can cast their vote for whether it’s a boy or a girl—then see who got it right when you do the big reveal!

Royal Gender Reveal Theme

For an upscale fete, plan a royal theme for your gender reveal party. Guests can attend the ballroom event dressed as kings and queens. They’ll enjoy pink- and blue-tinted champagne cocktails. For the party’s gender reveal, you’ll cut into a towering tiered cake, topped with a crown. Is it a prince or a princess?

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Marie Antoinette Gender Reveal Theme

Let them cut cake! If the parents-to-be are history buffs—or just want to take the royal theme a huge step further, consider a Marie Antoinette-themed fete. This unique gender reveal idea will have guests excited to dress to the nines and celebrate with refined music, decadent desserts and luxurious gender reveal party decorations. Here’s your chance to go over-the-top—afterall, that’s what Marie did!

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