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20 Charming Gender Reveal Party Ideas and Themes

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Can you keep a secret? If so, gender reveal parties are FUN! This round-up of charming ideas includes entire party set-ups as well as suggestions for the big reveal. Say it with cake, cookies, balloons, silly string, water pistols, piñatas, clocks, cards, eggs or scratch offs. There are so many cool themes and ways to announce a sweet arrival whether you say he/she, rifles/ruffles, ties/tutus, miss/mister, boots/ballet or stashes/lashes!

20 charming gender reveal ideas for a charming party, from Spaceships and Laser Beams.

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This boy's gender reveal party uses nontraditional colors (gray and yellow) to keep guests in suspense.

1. Ties or Tutus :: Laura’s Little Party

Who says a gender reveal party must be in pink and blue? This one looks gorgeous in yellow and grey – so sweet!
How's this for a gender reveal party idea? Guests use silly string to shower the parents-to-be with appropriately colored string.
2. Silly String Gender Reveal :: Front Porch Sittin’ with the Fentons

Here’s a unique way to get everyone involved in the celebrating: each person was given a color-camouflaged can of silly string. What fun!
This curtain dessert table backdrop is simple and beautiful - the perfect gender reveal party supply.
3. Fabric Backdrop :: Two Twenty One

Pink and blue fabric strips make a lovely backdrop for the dessert table.
For a really unusual party, use a pinata to reveal baby's gender.
4. Piñata :: Creating Really Awesome Free Things

Who says only kids like a party piñata?!
Let guests choose whether they think mom's expecting a baby who'll wear a bow tie or a hairtie!
5. Bow Ties or Hair Bows :: Suzie; via Catch My Party

Good sport guests sport their choice by donning a bow tie or hair ribbon.
This gender reveal party theme requires guests to dress according to their guess about whether the parents are expecting a pink or blue baby.
6. Team Spirit :: Sadie James Photography

Family and close friends were invited to come to the party dressed according to their guess of the baby’s gender.
This traditional gender reveal party uses pink and blue scrap book paper as the backdrop for the dessert table.
7. Baby Reveal Decorations :: A to Zebra Celebrations

Love this softly sweet party! Using scrapbook paper for the dessert table backdrop is also a sweet idea – and economical.
For a simple but classy baby gender reveal use a balloon filled with colored confetti.
8. Confetti Balloons :: Gender Reveal

Grab a pin, pop the balloon: surprise!

These gender reveal cookies add a tasty treat to the surprise.

9. Gender Reveal Cookies :: Montreal Confections via Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle

Dispatch the good news with a bite of something sweet. I’ve seen cakes and cupcakes with interior decorations in pink or blue – now there’s a cookie idea, too!
This clock-themed gender reveal party uses old-timey decor and clocks to set the scene.
10. Clock Theme :: Lulu’s via Kara’s Party Ideas

When it’s time to reveal the news, a clock is a unique way to trumpet the announcement.

11. Box of Balloons :: Inspired By This

Let pink or blue balloons telegraph the message sky-high!
Let your guests feel like winners with these DIY gender reveal party scratch cards.
12. Scratch It Reveal DIY :: Burlap and Babies

At just the right moment, present one of these cards and let each recipient make the discovery.
This interactive gender reveal card is the perfect way to make far-away family members feel close.
13. Interactive Card :: Here’s Looking at Me Kid

Does most of the family live out of town? This interactive card would be a fun way to send the news.
At this fun, outdoor gender reveal party, guests pelt parents-to-be with appropriately colored paint, revealing their baby's gender.
14. Paint Party :: Macon Photography

Happy parents-in-waiting make great targets for guests with water pistols filled with paint!
This classy secret agent-themed gender reveal party requires guests to channel James Bond and do investigative work to find out the gender of the coming baby.
15. Secret Agent 007 :: Tim Duncan Events via Hostess with the Mostess

How about having guests come dressed as secret agents – and having them solve clues for the big reveal?!
This duck themed "Waddle it be?" gender reveal is adorable.
16. Waddle It Be? :: Kate Landers Events via The Party Wagon

Fresh yellow and white and sweet little ducks make wonderful décor at a gender reveal party where guests are asked “waddle it be”.
This cunning idea uses eggs filled with colored paint to reveal the new baby's gender.
17. Gender Reveal Egg Packages :: Style Me Pretty Living

Here’s another revealing suggestion: send prepared eggs in paper shred-filled boxes.
This light gender reveal party makes thoughtful use of baby colors.
18. Pink or Blue :: The TomKat Studio for Pottery Barn Kids

Here are some tips and free printables to help you plan a precious gender reveal party.
This science-themed gender reveal lab is such fun.
19. Science Gender Reveal :: The 1st Hundred

Go check this one out to see how they cleverly announced their secret concoction, including the Big Sister Prototype and The Latest Model.
Fashionable and modern - this gender reveal was announced with fireworks!
20. Countdown :: Indianapoluxe

This hip countdown theme ended when the announcement came in a bang of fireworks.

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.