31 genius gender reveal ideas and gender reveal party

Last modified on Monday 3 April 2023

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Gender reveal moments and gender reveal parties have become a massive trend. But what is a gender reveal party, and what's the best way to announce your baby's sex? Read on for all you need to know.

What is a gender reveal party?

A gender reveal party is a chance to celebrate with friends and family, whilst also letting them know the sex of your baby. It often happens soon after the 20-week scan , which is when most parents find out their baby's sex for the first time.

There are no hard-and-fast rules for doing a gender reveal. You can just grab some food and drink, invite your nearest and dearest, and simply tell them your baby's sex when the moment feels right.


However, you may prefer an all-out extravaganza, where everyone can discover the sex in a unique way, such as with a cake that's pink or blue inside, or different coloured balloons. Read on for 30 genius gender reveal ideas.

In some cases, the parents manage to keep the sex secret even from themselves! You could ask the sonographer at your scan to write down the sex, then pass it to a trusted friend who can arrange the party for you. There are even companies that specialise in organising gender reveal parties, so you can leave all the hard work to someone else.

Of course, you don't have to have a gender reveal party at all; it's completely up to you. But if you do decide to have one, these unusual ideas will give you plenty of inspiration.

Updated: 3 April 2023

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