Looking for more ideas to celebrate your soon-to-be little one? Check out these fun gender reveal games and baby shower games, plus ideas for easy baby shower centerpieces, baby sprinkles, and baby shower invitation wording.
Surprise! You can have a gender reveal party and not cause a national catastrophe. You may still be reeling from the one that ended up causing a 10,000-acre wildfire in California this September, but it shouldn’t stop you from wanting to celebrate the biological gender of your baby. Luckily, there are safer ways to celebrate a new arrival. Gender reveal party ideas of today may be a little different than they would have years back, especially since everyone’s trying their hardest to avoid in-person gatherings. But, it can still be quite memorable.
Of course, celebrations regarding babies are a lot like weddings. There may be a lot of big events and Instagram-worthy moments, but the most important part is being a legally united couple. So, remember: Even if your gender reveal doesn’t go off the way you thought it might, the key takeaway is that you get to welcome a healthy and happy baby who’ll always be a big part of your life.
Here are 12 great gender reveal party ideas that your guests won’t forget.
- Have guests wear pink or blue face masks. The color they choose should reflect what they think the baby will be. This is a great way to keep track, and will also serve as an amazing photo op of your family and friends.
- Play the “Alphabet Baby Name Race Game.” Make cards, or print out papers, with every letter of the alphabet. The first guest to put a valid baby name under each letter wins. It’s even more fun if you make it a little trickier. Perhaps guests can only use celebrity baby names or pop culture baby names in their count.
- Make gender reveal cookies. Who doesn’t love a cookie? Ask a local baker (or a good friend) to whip some up so that everyone can have their own mini-reveal.
- Think up unique gender reveal themes. Are you fans of Game of Thrones? Then maybe a dragon egg reveal is right up your alley.
- Consider a balloon party display. Balloons signify “party” — and it’s hard to have a baby gender reveal without them. This display set from Amazon is actually re-usable, which is great if you’re planning on having kids back-to-back.
- Make party punch. If you have kids in your family already, this would be a great way for them to feel included. Brainstorm ideas for blue drinks and pink drinks. Kool-Aid would likely be a great choice. Then, you can have your child host the beverage station and keep count of how many guests chose blue over pink.
- Make your own scratch-offs. Who doesn’t like the thrill of a scratch-off? This project doesn’t require many tools, but it does take some time — so, you’ll want to plan ahead.
- Try some baby trivia. A lot of people have babies, but how many know baby-related statistics? This is a great baby shower reveal game if your family loves to learn.
- Make a gender reveal piñata. Piñatas are always a great way to reveal big news. (Just make sure you don’t take out any 2020 aggression on the pinata, especially a homemade one.)
- Decorate bibs. Babies are messy, and you’ll need a lot of bibs. You can buy some in pink or blue, or just standard white to let your guests write something funny or meaningful. Bonus: This can also be a baby shower game idea.
- Collect a jar of baby name ideas. Ask each guest to write their favorite name that they don’t plan on using. Ask them to write down girl names if they think the reveal will show you’re having a little girl, or boy names if they’re #TeamBlue. The results will give you some ideas while learning more about your friends and family.
- Create a diaper pong board. Not only is this easy, but it’s actually a lot of fun. Guests can choose to throw in blue or pink balls, and you can see which guests score best.