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Iceni Magazine | September 26, 2021

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Gender Reveal Party Ideas: 5 Ways to Announce your News

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Now that small gatherings are back on the agenda (whoopee!), it seems only right that we make up for lost time and come up with any excuse to celebrate.

While some might find gender reveal parties a tad OTT or simply outdated, we’d argue that they’re a great chance to get together with loved ones and toast the wonderful news that you’re expecting a baby. There are so many different creative ways that you could reveal your little one’s sex – we’ve chosen a few of our favourites…

Treasure Hunt

Get all your guests involved, from Granny to Grandchild, with a treasure hunt around the garden. You can hide rhymes, clues and items in different spots, all of which can come together to reveal whether you’ll be having a boy or a girl. This idea would be extra fun if you as parents don’t yet know – you’d just have to trust a friend or family member to organise the hunt!


There’s a lot of fun to be had with balloons at your gender reveal party. You could keep it simple – buy a few pink or blue helium balloons, pop them in a box and with everyone watching, open it to reveal the sex of your baby. If you’re not into the whole idea that pink means girl and blue means boy, you could instead buy white balloons and attach “It’s a Boy!” or “It’s a Girl!” labels to each one. Or why not purchase just one black balloon and before you fill it with helium, pop pink or blue confetti inside. Pop the balloon to announce your news. And make sure someone’s filming it!


Everyone loves cake, so why not have it as the focal point of your gender reveal party? You could bake a cake that is completely neutral from the outside, but inside fill it with pink or blue sponge, cream or even sweets. This will make for a pretty cool cake cutting moment. Or get all your guests involved – bake individual cupcakes and ask everyone to take a bite at the same time. With a big cake reveal, you can really take advantage of the “Bun in the Oven” pun…

Sibling Reveal

If this isn’t your first child, you could dress your unborn baby’s older sibling/s in an outfit that announces the gender to all your guests. Buy or make a t-shirt that says “I’m getting a baby brother/sister!” and watch your guests coo as you bring out your child/ren to join the party.


With limits on the number of people we’re allowed to see and rules changing all the time, it might be that you’re not able to have all your nearest friends and family with you to celebrate your big news. This is where a photo or video could be a great way to let them know what you’re having.

If you’ve got other children, you could line them and give them each a pink or blue balloon to hold, depending on their gender. Buy or find a pair of baby shoes and tie a balloon to those in the colour that corresponds to your unborn baby’s sex. Take a photo and send it to your loved ones to reveal your happy news. If you don’t have children already, use your dog instead! Cuteness guaranteed.


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