One of the most exciting events for the friends and family of parents-to-be, a gender reveal party can be held on its own or in combination with a traditional baby shower. It can also be planned secretly as a final reveal to surprise guests. Sometimes, even the parents-to-be choose to wait until their gender reveal party to learn for themselves whether they’ll be having a boy or a girl!
However you decide to host yours, just be sure to include a few fun gender reveal games and activities. These ideas will keep your guests (and maybe even you…) guessing till the very end!
Pin It To Win It
Upon guests’ arrival, ask them to choose whether they predict the baby on the way is a boy or a girl and have them select the pin-on bow (blue or pink) corresponding to their guess. Once their bow is on, instruct them to mark their pick on the slate board as a way to keep track of everyone’s guesses. When the big reveal happens, award the correct guessers with fun prizes!
Pop Goes The Gender
Colorful confetti is perfect for a super-fun climax to the party. When you’re ready for the big reveal, hand out a popper to all your guests. Patiently count down and when the clock strikes zero, instruct everyone to launch their poppers together to reveal the gender.
Sonogram Sneak Peek
Proudly display your sonogram and invite guests to take a guess as to the gender. If you’re the betting kind, keep track of each guess and award the winners after the reveal.
Balloon Reveal Race
Prior to the party, fill up a bunch of balloons. The twist: add blue or pink confetti to just one balloon to make for a dramatic reveal. When it’s time, invite participants of the game to start popping balloons as quickly as they can (one at a time) until someone finally pops the confetti-filled balloon. It’s a race to the reveal!
Gender Ball Toss
Adding some friendly competition to your gender reveal party can be a lot of fun. Try a “Team Pink” vs. “Team Blue” ball toss! Set out an equal number of pink and blue plastic cups, and have each team toss their balls into their assigned colored cups. For another approach, you can hand each team equal amounts of dyed ping pong balls – pink for girls, blue for boys. The team with the most balls in the cups wins!
Old Wives Tales Quiz
A fun way to include every guest is to have them ask the mommy-to-be an old wives’ tale to “predict” the gender. Write some wives’ tales on cards and place them into a fishbowl. Have guests pull out and read aloud their selected card while the expectant mom answers. Or, hand out the above quiz as a fun on-theme activity! You can find the answer key here.
Gender Scratch Tickets
These creative scratch tickets are a fun way to keep all your guests engaged at your gender reveal party. Have a prize waiting for the lucky person who scratches off the winning ticket!
Gender Reveal Pinata
Pinatas aren’t just for children’s birthday parties anymore! We love this gender reveal version that is pull-open. It’s just too pretty to bust apart at a party! Simply pull on the pinata for the big reveal, and then you can reuse it as decor.
The Answer Lies Within… The Cupcake
Easy to make and delicious to eat. What’s not to love? Serve up some of these tasty treats as a creative way to reveal the gender.
A Boxful of Surprises
This idea is particularly cute if you’re surprising the parents-to-be. Ripping open a box filled with the gender-revealing balloons will make them feel like children on Christmas morning all over again.
For more fun ideas you can add to your gender reveal party, take a look at our selection of baby shower games.