Whether you’re hosting a gender reveal party or you just want a cute way to tell family and friends that you are having a baby boy or girl, we’ve got 10 top gender reveal ideas to help you make the big announcement.

1. Coloured cakes

Who doesn’t like cake? By adding pink or blue food colouring to a white cake mix and covering the cake completely with frosting, you have a fun way to reveal your baby’s gender.

Make sure you ice the cake completely so that no colour peeks through and spoils the surprise.

2. Gender reveal balloons in a box

In the world of gender reveal parties; helium balloons in a box may be gaining on cake and cupcakes as the hottest gender announcement trend around!

All you need is a large packing box and the assistance of your local party supplier to fill the box with blue or pink coloured helium balloons then you open the box and let the reveal happen.

3. The envelope, please…

If you can handle the anticipation, have your ultrasound technician or OB write your baby’s gender on a piece of paper and seal it in an envelope.

Open the envelope in front of your guests, or let an honoured guest (mother-in-law perhaps?) open it and announce what you’re expecting.

4. Confetti push pops

When it’s time for the big reveal, gather your guests and hand out these poppers available from Gender Reveal on Etsy. Leave the caps on, and don’t hold back – a big push works best – then watch the blue or pink confetti mix fly!

5. Gender reveal party piñata

Don’t let the kids have all the fun! Announce the gender of your baby with a gender reveal piñata.

Most pinatas can be purchased empty from Spotlight or party supply stores, just pack yours with pink or blue confetti, lollies, glitter or whatever takes your fancy then have your guests take turns trying to crack it open.

6. Pop goes the news!

Buy a balloon for every person at the gender reveal. Before you blow them up, put some pink or blue confetti inside each balloon. Hand everybody a balloon and a pin. Count to three and have everyone pop their balloon. The confetti will scatter and everyone will know if it’s a boy or a girl.

7. Siblings say it best

A no-fuss, no-mess way of doing your gender reveal that can involve your other child(ren).

This reveal involves having an older child wearing a cute tee-shirt. They can get changed right before announcement time or you could sneak the tee on at a random time, then let the child roam around until someone notices!

8. Fur baby announcement

For all the pet lovers out there! Would you like to get your pet involved in the act?

If you have a cat or dog, for example, you can organise for them to come out to the guests at announcement time – wearing something around their neck to announce the gender. It might be a pink or blue ribbon or bow, a dummy tied to a ribbon or anything else you can think of.

9. Silly string reveal

There are a couple of ways you can do this, either way you’ll need to cover up the outside of the cans, so no-one picks the colour of the spray.

To announce the gender, you can:

  • At the announcement time, mum and dad-to-be count to three and spray each other with silly spray in pink or blue
  • Have a countdown, after which all the guests spray each other with pink or blue silly spray.

10. Team pink or team blue?

This can be a fun game or the main event for the party.

Pop a bunch of Team Pink and Team Blue badges in a bowl and the guests get to place their bet by wearing one or the other. After the reveal of the winning team, the losing team has to clean up! Only kidding.

Have you been to a gender reveal party? Please share your experience below.

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  • Ive never been a party person for myself. I hate asking people for things and feel that if I have a party and invite people that they feel they have to buy a gift. No matter how often you say gifts not required people still bring gifts so I just dont have the parties in the first place.
    I didnt have gender reveal parties because we didnt know the gender anyway.
    Never had birthday parties for my kids until age 5. A 1 year really has no idea of whats going on anyway and again people feel like they have to bring gifts.

    Its fine for others to ahve parties. Just not for me.


  • I’m still slightly baffled by how gender reveal got to be a big thing.


  • I don’t think any gender surprise can beat finding out after giving birth


  • Cute ideas


  • will pass on to my friend. some great ideas thank you


  • Great ideas will have to keep them in mind for next Bub


  • The best gender reveal was my husband popping his head out the door of my birthing room with a bundled up newborn in his hands, yelling with joy “Its a girl” to all our family and friends who had been waiting for hours for our first baby to arrive :)


  • not my thing


  • I feel like gender reveals get so much hate lately. It’s not something I would personally do, but if it makes someone happy when they’re excited about their little one and want to share the joy with the people they care about then good on them!


  • Each to their own I personally think they’re overrated. And a marketing ploy. It’s nice to have people excited for you but to throw a party etc just for the sex of your baby, c’mon. No one cares ad much as the parents do ????.we announced the sex when we shared our pregnancy announcement as we knew the sez at 10 weeks. I like to know the sex of my baby’s so I can prepare accordingly


  • I think these days gender reveal parties are a little overrated. They are fun though and my sister had one with her first and did a big balloon pop with heaps of confetti, which they later regretted when it somehow got through all of their house due to people stepping in it and taking it with them. ????


  • I don’t like the idea of gender reveal parties. I chose to wait until the baby was born so we too got a surprise.


  • I really don’t like Baby Gender reveal parties I know they are very popular and all but No just NO


  • We didn’t want to find out the gender of our baby till birth. The entire time I was pregnant I said it was a girl, and I was right. When we have another baby we might find out the gender but only keep it to ourselves. If we happen to have twins we aren’t going to tell our family until birth, we thought it would be an exciting surprise (we would pull it off by telling them a fake due date). My sister-in-law found out what she was having but lots of people in our family didn’t want to know so she only told the few people that did want to know and everyone else found out when she was born. 5 of my friends that have babies all found out, 3 of them did a balloon pop and 2 of them did a surprise just for their family and later posted it online.


  • Good safe ideas. Tho popping a balloon would not be my favourite! We opted not to do a gender reveal we just did a surprise at birth and then announced the baby


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