When a couple decides to bring a bundle of joy into the world, it is time for a serious celebration. As the lives of two families will change forever, celebrating the marked arrival of a little one deserves a lot of attention. Traditionally, family and friends throw the parents-to-be a baby shower stocked with all the essentials they’ll need early in their parenting journey.
But there is a new celebration trend that future parents are using to welcome their little one into the world: a gender reveal party. Before the shower, this party is typically thrown together by the parents as a way to tell their loved ones if they should expect a little boy or girl. While it used to be a simple cake cutting party that revealed a blue or pink dyed center, there are now an abundance of themes you can base your surprise around to make it extra special. If you’re planning on revealing your child’s gender to the world in a celebratory way, consider using these ideas for inspiration to curate an adorable menu and fun activities.
Tutu’s and Ties
For this party, think of ways to dress your accessories. Bottlenecks can have DIY mini ties around them and tutus adorning centerpieces. Have guests get in on the fun by wearing a tie or tutu for their pick and reveal the gender through dessert: cotton candy for a tutu and chocolate covered pretzels for the tie!
Bows or Beau
With sweet hair ribbons for the girls and mini moustaches to represent the beaus, this party will have guests “awww-ing” at every turn. Consider making bow and mustache accessories for straws, or making bow/mustache mold lollipops as a delicious party favor.
Pink vs Blue
Clearly the most versatile theme, you can really get your group involved in an all-out “war” over the baby’s gender. Pit pink against blue by offering brightly colored foods and making teams. You can do a fun sports team theme and ask guests to rock the color shirt of the gender they think is going to win!