19 Baby Shower and Gender Reveal Party Ideas We Love

Get fun tips (and free printables!) for throwing an outstanding baby shower. Plus, we're sharing some of our favorite gender reveal party ideas!

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Sprinkled With Suspense

To add some extra pizzazz to store-bought cookies, dip cookies in melted colored chocolate, and then add bright sprinkles before the chocolate hardens. Guests can choose pink or blue cookies depending on if they think the baby will be a boy or a girl!

Colorful Advice

Let guests help with the party decor by stringing up colorful cards with advice and well wishes for the mommy to be. Cut out colorful shapes of your choice — we love these sweet animal shapes! — and let guests choose which card they want. By the end of the party, you'll have an entire wall of thoughtful advice!

How Big Is Her Belly?

For an easy game that everyone can play, have each guest cut a ribbon to the length they think is closest to the size of the mom-to-be's baby bump. Whoever is closest wins! Download the pink instruction card; download the blue instruction card; or download the green instruction card.

Babies + Books

For a mom and pop who love to read, ask guests to stock the baby's bookshelves with their own favorite books from when they were a kid. See more of this party here>>

DIY Party Bunting

Colorful pages from various children's books make the perfect garland for a book-themed shower. Learn to make your own bunting here>>

Who's That Baby?

Ask each guest to bring a baby picture of themselves, and let everyone try to guess who is in each picture. Whoever guesses the most correctly wins! Download the numbers to tag each photo, and then download the game card.

Don't Say Baby!

Every good baby shower has a game or two to help guests relax and get to know each other. Another great idea is to have a game that lasts throughout the party. Give each guest a clothespin or safety pin. If a guests says the word "baby," they have to give their pin to whoever heard it. Whoever has the most pins at the end of the party wins!

Confetti Announcement

We love the ideas of releasing balloons or cutting into mystery-colored cakes, but for a fresh new take on that magic reveal moment, we're crazy for these confetti push pops that explode with blue or pink confetti.

Movie Quote Quiz

Give guests five minutes to name the movie title for as many of these baby quotes as they can. They'll soon find out it's harder than it sounds! Download the blue quote card; download the pink quote card; or download the green quote card.

Baby Gift Bingo

To keep guests entertained while the mom-to-be opens her gifts, pass out blank bingo cards and ask each guest to fill it out with their best guesses for what each gift might be. Download the pink bingo card; download the blue bingo card; or download the green bingo card.

Diaper Pin Name Tags

It's the little details that put any party over the top. Give each guest a nametag stirrer to mark their place at the table and help everyone remember which drink is theirs. See more from this yellow and white brunch baby shower here>>

DIY Dessert Table

Opt for pink and blue fringe garlands for an easy way way to dress up your dessert table. Mixed sweets on trays at various heights create a stunning tablescape shower guests will adore.

Colorful Cupcakes

Just before a big reveal, enlist a guest or two to pass out colorful pink and blue cupcakes. But be sure to give the mom and dad their own special version filled with pink or blue frosting to let them know if they will be having a girl or a boy!

Trays of Cookies

Simple almond cookies are another cute dessert option for a gender reveal or regular baby shower when you dress them up with pink and blue icing topped with pretty pearl sprinkles.

What Will It Be?

At this exciting fiesta-themed gender reveal party, a question mark piñata is filled with either pink or blue candy for an extra special reveal. Learn to make the piñata here>>

Real-Life Fairy Tale

This baby shower casts a romantic, vintage vibe with an eye-catching wall of open books. Pages blowing in the wind create a soft, whimsical atmosphere. Stacks of colorful books were also used as centerpieces thoughout the party to continue the literary theme.

Readable Runner

To create a unique runner, single pages line the table, while a central stack of books holds a stunning floral arrangement. At each guest's seat, a homemade bookmark serves as a place card and party favor in one.

Back to School

A school-house baby shower theme will bring you and your guests back to your own childhood days. See how we created this varsity-themed shower>>

Just a Sprinkle

If the guest of honor isn't a first-time mom, sometimes a baby sprinkle is a simpler way to go. This way, she and her new baby are still celebrated, and guests have the opportunity to fill in the blanks of baby items she may still need. Learn how to throw a baby sprinkle here>>

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