16 Awesome Gender Reveal Ideas

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Gender reveals were virtually unheard of ten years ago, but today, they’re everywhere! It all seems to have started with the gender reveal cake, which is what we decided to do with our firstborn. At our ultrasound, we told the doctor we did not want to find out what we were having, but asked him to write our baby’s gender on a slip of paper and seal it in an envelope. We took the sealed envelope to a bakery and explained that we would like them to fill the inside of cake with pink or blue icing. Later that day, in the presence of our friends and family, we cut the cake to reveal blue filling! It was one of the most memorable days of our lives, made extra special because we shared it with those we love most!

Many couples are choosing to host gender reveal parties, while others are opting for a gender reveal photo shoot. Photo announcements on Facebook or Instagram are also popular ways to announce your baby’s gender. Pinterest is overflowing with great gender reveal ideas, but we’ve selected some of our favorites to share with you. We couldn’t fit them all in this post, so be sure to check out our Gender Reveal Pinterest board for more inspiration!

Use Confetti!

Alt Text: Awesome Gender Reveal Ideas: Use Confetti!

Sources (clockwise): 1- Kara’s Party Ideas | The Little Umbrella | 2- Barksdale Blessings | 3- Funny/Beautiful.com | 4- Russell Martin Photography

Confetti is included at many celebrations, so we think it’s a great way to celebrate your new little one! The balloon pop has become a very popular gender reveal recently. If you want to get all of your guests in on the action, fill lots of balloons with confetti and hang them from the ceiling. Instruct your guests to simultaneously pop their balloons! An alternative to the confetti filled balloon is the pull string piñata or box, also filled with pink or blue confetti. Purchase a piñata, or follow these simple instructions to make your own.

Get Messy!

Awesome Gender Reveal Ideas: Get Messy!

Sources: 5- Macon Photography | 6- Triplet Living

These are especially fun if you don’t already know your baby’s gender. Give your guests silly string (or if you’re feeling really adventurous!) squirt guns filled with paint. Stand with your honey, close your eyes, count to three, and prepare for the deluge. When you open your eyes, you’ll know whether it’s a boy or a girl.

Embellish Your Ultrasound Picture

Awesome Gender Reveal Ideas: Embellish Your Ultrasound Picture

Sources: 7- Charlotte and Rae & A Thrifty Mom

We love this sweet, but simple idea- embellish your ultrasound picture with boy or girl accessories.

Share a Sweet Treat!

Awesome Gender Reveal Ideas: Share a Sweet Treat!

Sources: 8- Love To Be In The Kitchen | 9- Dessert Now Dinner Later | 10- TwoTwentyOne | 11- The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle

Like I mentioned earlier, the cake seems to have started the gender reveal phenomenon! But what about gender reveal cupcakes, cake pops, cookies, or Oreos? Have your guests bite into their treat all together- everyone will love joining in the reveal!

Include Older Siblings…

Awesome Gender Reveal Ideas: Include Older Siblings

Sources: 12- Life Your Way | 13- Beth Lee Photography | 14- Erica Joyce Photography | 15- Simple Suburbia

What’s cuter than mom and dad revealing their baby’s gender? Siblings doing it! We love all of these cute ideas to get older siblings involved and excited for their new baby!

…Or Your Dog

Awesome Gender Reveal Ideas: Include Your Dog

Source: 16- BarkPost

We’re not sure how you’d include your pet in a live gender reveal, but this is super cute if you plan to do a gender reveal photo shoot or social announcement. After all, your pup was your first child, right?

Whether you have a little boy or a little girl on the way, you’ll want to get started on that baby registry! We have a lot of great information on our website to help you select the perfect items for your bundle of joy. Grab our registry checklist and read this post to get started with the basics. And be sure to refer your family and friends to RegistryFinder.com where they can find all of your registries in one place!


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-Written by RegistryFinder.com contributor Rebecca Haar who was clearly shocked when she found out she was having a boy!


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One Response to 16 Awesome Gender Reveal Ideas

  1. Becky @ lovetobeinthekitchen September 7, 2015 at 4:05 pm #

    So many fun ideas! Thanks for including my Gender Reveal Oreos. 🙂

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