Tips For Throwing A Memorable Gender Reveal Party
The moment when you learn your baby’s sex is magical — trust us, we’ve witnessed a few of these moments here at Sweet Baby Face! After you experience that moment, it’s only natural that you’ll want to share it with everyone else in your life. Or, if you prefer to be just as surprised as your guests, make sure that you let us know that you want the gender to be a surprise. We’ll put the secret in an envelope — just be sure not to peak!
Of course, the gender reveal is actually revealing the sex of the baby, and you’ll have to wait until you meet your child to start getting a feel for their personality and gender, but pregnancy can be tough and it’s important to celebrate the milestones as they come. And a gender reveal party is a pretty perfect way to do that! In today’s blog post, we’ll share a few tricks and tips for throwing a gender reveal party that you and your guests won’t forget. Continue reading to learn more, and if you’d like to schedule an ultrasound and gender determination, contact our Louisville ultrasound clinic today!
Make It a Game
Before you reveal the sex of your baby, build some anticipation with a game. Ask your guests to guess what they think and keep a tally. Providing a game for the guests encourages a little healthy competition and keeps things going before you perform the actual gender reveal.
Throw an Intimate Affair
We live in a world of social media, which means that if you get one great photo of your reveal, you can share the news with all of your followers. Hosting a small gathering can help you really soak in the moment, rather than worrying about hosting duties. More so, with the coronavirus pandemic, it’s important to do our part in limiting the spread of the virus, so hosting a small gathering is best for multiple reasons!
Pick a Good Photographer
You’re going to want to document this special occasion, so make sure you have someone you trust behind the camera! You don’t have to hire a photographer, just make sure one of your friends or family has the duty of making sure you get a good shot (we suggest using that burst mode to make sure you can get the perfect shot).
Have Props on Hand
If you want to take your party to the next level and engage your guests in the gender reveal fun — have some props on hand for post-reveal. You can hand out placards or banners to your loved ones for a big family photo or have them do their own craft. Maybe it’s panting banners, making onesies, or some other baby-themed activity, having a prop that people can pose with is a great way to add to the memories of the day.
Ideas for the Reveal
There are as many ways of nailing the actual reveal as there are families having children, and it’s entirely up to you as to how you choose to do the actual reveal. Here are a few of our favorites though, to help you start brainstorming for your party!
Try Powder Smoke Cannons
There’s something special about collared smoke cannons shooting out blue or pink powder up into the air. They’ve become very popular — and for good reason! Not only do they provide a dramatic reveal, they’re also easy to use and wash away with water.
Everything is more fun with confetti! Revealing the baby’s sex with a burst of colored confetti is a great way to celebrate the new person you’re bringing into the world.
You can buy a tire burnout pack that you can place between tires, and when you burnout the pack will create a giant cloud of pink or blue smoke. If you love burning rubber, then this may be the reveal for you!
Not every mama has a calm, relaxed pregnancy! If you’re ready to get out a bit of aggression during your reveal, the pinata may be for you.
Share the secrete of your child’s sex with a friend who’s a great baker and have them make a pink or blue cake. Ice it in something neutral (or maybe rainbow) and then cut a slice to reveal the gender discrimination. Not only is a fun moment, but the joy continues as everyone chows down on the cake.
Want to knock your gender reveal out of the park? Hoping for a kid who loves sports? Try out the powder baseball reveal. The ball comes packed in pink or blue powder, which is revealed when you hit that home run (just be sure you hit it on the first try!).
Prepare for Questions
Know that if you’ve gathered your friends and family and told them the sex of your baby, they’re bound to have all sorts of opinions and questions. Number one question: what are you thinking of naming your kid. Make sure you and your significant other are on the same page as to whether or not you’re sharing names before the baby’s arrival. If not, you could end up in a less-than-ideal situation!
Now might also be a good time to talk about how much blue/pink things you really want to be receiving over the next few months and after the child is born. If you’re all in on the gendered colors, celebrate this moment with all the blue or pink. If you’re wanting to steer things in a more gender-neutral direction, talk with your guests and create a registry that has plenty of greens, yellows, and grays to complement the pinks and blues you’re sure to receive post-party.
Sweet Baby Face – Gender Discrimination and Ultrasounds
We specialize in using cutting-edge technology in a spa-like environment to bring you unbelievable images of your unborn baby to life! We offer 3D, 4D, and HD ultrasounds as well as ultrasound baby gifts like heartbeat animals. Want to make an elective ultrasounds appointment? Contact our ultrasounds clinic in Louisville today!