Boy or Girl? Throw a Gender Reveal Party to Find Out

These nail-biting baby showers are super-hot right now. Here's how to throw your own.
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So, what are gender reveal parties? They’re the hot trend in the entertaining world. These days, we all love having a reason to celebrate, and there’s nothing more celebratory than discovering the gender of your future child with family and friends in a festive setting. Parents to be: Add this party idea to the “to-do list.”

THEME IDEAS:

Photo by: Pizzazzerie

Pizzazzerie

Photo by: Pizzazzerie

Pizzazzerie

Le Partie Sugar styled this colorful and trendy gender reveal party with the theme “Handsome Fella or Gorgeous Lil’ Lady.” A gender-neutral color palette of apple green, red and sky blue ensures the secret stays hidden until the very end. Guests can even cast their gender vote (mustache for a boy and lips for a girl) before a blue or pink balloon floats out of a box to the parents’ surprise.

More theme ideas:

FOOD REVEAL IDEAS:

Photo by: Sweet Kiera

Sweet Kiera

Photo by: Sweet Kiera

Sweet Kiera

You can discover the gender of your baby in lots of clever ways. One of my favorites is through cakes or cupcakes. Imagine biting into a delicious mystery cake only to uncover a surprise pink filling … it’s a girl!

PHOTO REVEAL IDEAS:

Photo by: Mallory Buck Photography

Mallory Buck Photography

Not up for throwing a party? Here’s a fun way to still capture the emotion and excitement of the big news. In this sweet gender reveal photoshoot, photographer Mallory Buck spoke with the ultrasound tech to hide the appropriately-colored balloons in the box. The gender reveal was captured on camera and is a great way to share the news with friends and family.

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