Looking for a creative way to share your news?
Crazy as it sounds, it used to be that people found out whether they had a son or a daughter after they had given birth. These days it’s rare to find a couple who wants to wait to find out the sex of their baby. How will they know what color to paint the nursery or whether to register for a pink or blue stroller?
But gone are the days when parents had to find out whether they would be seeing pink or blue in a dark ultrasound room accompanied only by a technician they barely knew. The gender reveal phenomenon has added a sweet element of surprise and celebration to the act of finding out whether it’s a boy or a girl, and the creative possibilities for staging your own are endless. From parties to photo sessions, there are a ton of adorable ideas out there for finding out the sex of your little bundle of joy. Here are a handful of fun choices we found online:
Balloons in a box: Take a sealed envelope containing the information about your baby’s gender to a party store and ask them to fill a box with helium balloons in pink or blue. Open the box in front of a photographer or surrounded by family and friends.
Play dress up: Go to a department store with your envelope in hand. Choose two outfits, one for a boy and one for a girl. Hand both of the outfits and the envelope to the cashier and ask her to box up the appropriate one and wrap the box.
Pull some strings: Have a party store fill a baby-themed pinata with candy and small trinkets in the appropriate color, then pull the strings in front of family and friends to reveal whether your sweet addition will be a girl or a boy.
Say it with spray: Ask a party store to wrap a bunch of cans of either blue or pink silly string in white paper and tie a pink and a blue ribbon around each can. Hand the cans to guests at your gender reveal party and have them all spray them at the same time.
It’s raining reveal: Have a party store fill a helium balloon with the appropriate color glitter or confetti. When you’re ready for the big reveal, simply pop the balloon.