How to Host and Attend a Gender Reveal Party

Are you thinking about hosting a gender reveal party? From fun gender reveal party ideas to what food to serve and even some great decoration ideas, we’re sharing our best gender reveal party tips with you – plus what to expect if you’re attending one.


Gender reveal parties are the latest way to reveal the gender of your baby to your friends and family (and even to yourselves).

Typically, the mom and dad-to-be invite friends and family to find out with them the sex of their unborn child. This usually involves their doctor writing the child’s gender on a piece of paper that is then handed off to someone who creates the “reveal surprise.” You can read more on “reveal surprise” ideas below.

At the party everyone finds out the gender of the baby together through a fun activity.


While there are a million ways to host a gender reveal party, usually you can expect to vote on whether you think the baby will be a boy or a girl.

At the Newman Family Gender Reveal Party, guests wrote their best guesses on a chalkboard.

You might be asked to wear pink or blue – depending on your guess. In our case, party guests were given blue or pink glow bracelets to represent Team Girl and Team Boy.

And, of course, the two teams had to “battle.”

At a designated time, everyone gets to find out the gender of the baby together, through the “reveal surprise” that was previously created. Some common “reveal surprise” ideas, or ways to reveal the baby’s sex, include:

  • Mom and dad-to-be open a large box filled with helium balloons. If the balloons are blue, it’s a boy. Pink? It’s a girl.
  • Mom and dad-to-be cut into a cake. If the inside is pink, it’s a girl. Blue? It’s a boy.
  • Mom and dad-to-be pop helium balloons. If blue confetti comes out, it’s a boy. Pink? It’s a girl.

You get the idea…

A Fun Way to Reveal Baby’s Gender

At the Newman Family Gender Reveal Party, we found outdoor lights in fun colors – including blue and pink. The Newmans gave us the note from their doctor, so we could program the lights in advance.

While waiting for it to get dark, there was lots of talk about whether it was going to be a boy or a girl.

This is their FIFTH baby, so their kids were excited to find out what they were having – and everyone had an opinion as to whether they wanted a new brother or a new sister.

The party continued as everyone waited for the big reveal.

Finally, it was time for the official lighting…


It’s a GIRL! Team Girl was very excited about this!


Usually, gifts are not necessary at a gender reveal party. Save your money for the upcoming baby shower, sprinkle or sip & see.


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From Baby Showers to Sprinkles, Sip & See Showers and even Gender Reveal Parties, we’re helping you host and attend every baby party you can think of. Use the links below to learn more about how to host each type of party, a unique way to learn the gender of your baby, the perfect gifts for every event, and the one thing you really need at a Sip & See (besides a baby).

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