17 Tasteful Gender Reveal Ideas
Some people think gender reveals are outdated, especially since some people's gender reveals have been exceedingly problematic. One even started an entire forest fire.
For the most part, they're good, harmless fun. These gender reveal ideas are a good place to start for an announcement that looks great and doesn't end in a 911 call.
Silly String Makes for a Fun and Inexpensive Gender Reveal
It's cheap, easy and effective. What more can we say? Cover up the outside of the silly string containers so the color can't be seen from the outside. Then, spray away to spread the news.
Older siblings can be the ones to make the announcement for an added dose of adorable.
Cakes Are a Classic
Have a cake made with pink or blue in the middle. Simply cut to reveal. Most bakeries will whip these up in no time.
For added fun, have your doctor seal the gender results in an envelope to give to the baker. That way, not even the parents to be will know until the cake is cut.
A Gender Reveal Idea for Sports Fans With a Sneaker Collection
Baby shoes are undeniably cute. Even more so when they're breaking the big news.
Biodegradable Confetti Is Quick and Easy
Confetti gender reveals aren't original, but they still make for a great photoshoot. Gender reveal balloons can be purchased on Amazon to make the announcement even easier.
This Gender Reveal Hits a Home Run in More Ways Than One
Get the whole family together for a game of baseball, soccer or basketball. Instead of a regular ball, play with a powder-filled ball that will burst open to reveal the baby's gender in a puff of festive smoke.
Instead of a Cake, Why Not Cake Pops?
Just as tasty as a full-sized cake, and you can order them on Etsy.
A Piñata Brings the Drama Minus the Fire Hazard
This one is extra fun because you never know which family member will be the one to crack through the cardboard and make the big announcement.
Why Not Let Your Dog Help Announce the News?
For the dog lovers out there, getting your good boy or girl involved in the fun is a must. Dress them up in a blue or pink outfit in a back room or inside, and then call them to join the party.
It's only fair for them to help since they will be welcoming a new brother or sister.
Crack Open the Bubbly
No, not a real bottle of champagne. A fake one with a faux bottle pop effect and confetti or streamers to announce the news.
A Gender Reveal Idea for Couples Who Like to Laugh
We all have a friend or two who would love nothing more than dumping a bucket of paint over our heads. Let them surprise you by sharing the doctor's results confidentially.
Pick non-toxic, environmentally friendly paint, of course.
A Safe Gender Reveal Smoke Stick
Any gender reveal ideas involving fire or fireworks are a hard no, but smoke sticks are totally benign and very cute. If you like the look, go for it.
Gender Reveal Scratchers to Share the Announcement by Mail
If you're not up for an entire gender reveal party, you can still break the news in a fun way. Send friends and family cute scratchers so they don't know the gender right away. The excitement builds with every scratch.
Clothes Make for an Insta-friendly Gender Reveal
For an easy gender reveal on social media, just pick up a cute baby outfit and snap a photo with your ultrasound pic on top.
Which Tent Will the Mama to Be Camp Out In?
This one is more effective for photos than a big surprise, but it's still gorgeous. If you're having a baby shower or gender reveal party at a park or beach, set up a blue tent and a pink tent.
Make the reveal using a smoke stick or confetti balloon, and then continue the photoshoot in the corresponding tent.
A Picturesque Photoshoot Gender Reveal
This gender reveal idea is beautiful both for Instagram and cards. Take one picture like this, and then take a second photo using confetti or smoke to print inside the card.
Fields of flowers make an incredible setting, but the beach or park will work too.
Fizzy Balls! No Pun Intended
If your gender reveal party takes place near Halloween, this gender reveal idea is hands down the best.
Fill a glass bowl (or better, a cauldron) with water or Sprite. Then, drop in a fizzy gender reveal ball for a spooky surprise.
Bonus: They turn into cotton candy.
If You Really Have Money to Burn, Light up an Entire Ferris Wheel
For most of us, illuminating a building falls under the "over the top" category. If you really want to go all out, though, we won't judge. You can pay to have the lights on a Ferris wheel in your area turn blue or pink at a certain time. Just make sure everyone is watching when it does.
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