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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 “ties or tutus” gender reveal looks gorgeous in yellow and grey.

This gender reveal features yummy desserts—including a 3-tiered cake, cupcakes, cookies, marshmallow pops, chocolate covered pretzels and cake pops, tasty appetizers, and 3 different fruit spritzer ideas.

Plus, you’ll love the idea shared for refurbishing an old dresser into the dessert table!

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

There are so many fun ideas in this gender reveal, including a vote casting station for boy or girl, complete with mustache (boy) or pink lips (girl) photo props to coordinate with your vote.

The food was divided into two areas for typical boy vs. girl cravings too. So fun! Plus, this party features such a unique way to get everyone involved in the reveal of the baby’s gender!

Each person was given a color-camouflaged can of silly string. On the signal, guests celebrated by spraying their can of silly string, revealing the baby’s gender! What fun!

This curtain dessert table backdrop is simple and beautiful - the perfect gender reveal party supply.
3. Fabric Backdrop :: Two Twenty One

One charming idea for your gender reveal dessert party table is to create a fabric strip backdrop featuring half pink strips and half blue strips.

The dessert table in this gender reveal party was the focal point of the party and featured pink cookies and cake pops on the pink side and matching treats in blue on the other side.

The gender reveal cake was centered in the middle, awaiting the big reveal!

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?! A fun way to announce the gender of a baby at a gender reveal party is by stuffing a piñata (or having the piñata stuffed by a friend if the parents-to-be want to be surprised too) with colored tissue paper confetti to coordinate with the baby’s gender (blue = boy and pink = girl).

Adults and kids will have fun with the reveal! You can have the couple pull a string to unleash the colored confetti or have guests take swings at the piñata to unveil the surprise.
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

Have your party guests wear their vote at the next gender reveal party you host.

This party features handmade blue bow ties or pink hair bows, which guests are invited to don after making their prediction for the baby’s gender.

Guests sporting bow ties predict a boy, while guests wearing hair bows predict a girl. The big reveal on whether the bow tie or hair bow wearers were correct comes via the icing inside the cake. So fun!

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

Invite family and close friends to come to your baby gender reveal party dressed in either pink (girl) or blue (boy) according to their guess of the baby’s gender!

It’s a fun way to see who is Team Pink or Team Girl from the very start! Which team will win?

Unveil the answer using cupcakes with the appropriately colored frosting inside. Then celebrate the big reveal by eating the cupcake.

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

Creating lovely and soft baby gender reveal party decorations can be totally affordable with some of these genius ideas.

A dessert table backdrop made from pink and blue scrapbook paper for only $5? So clever!

Or how about DIYing your own onesie shaped party banner using glitter, scrapbook paper and letters? Printable decorations such as bottle wrappers and party logos attached to sucker sticks can tie the look together.

For a simple but classy baby gender reveal use a balloon filled with colored confetti.
8. Confetti Balloons :: Gender Reveal

Shower guests at your gender reveal party with the sweet news of your baby’s gender.

Fill large 36” balloons with a festive confetti mix in shades of pink or blue. When it’s time for the big reveal, grab a pin, pop the balloon and let the fluttering confetti do the talking. What a festive way to share the sweet news!

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

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

Add gender reveal cookies to your creative list of gender reveal party ideas! You’ve seen cakes and cupcakes with interior cake or frosting in pink or blue—now there’s a cookie version too.

Dispatch the good news with a bite of something sweet. A colored cookie within a cookie reveals the surprise. It’s like two treats in one—double the fun!
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

A lot of patient waiting is required when it comes to the big reveal of a baby’s gender, making a clock theme a fun gender reveal party theme.

You’ll love the details of this celebration which includes plenty of clock decorations and desserts and references to time.

The actual reveal is genius—a DIY’d mock cuckoo clock that trumpets the announcement!

11. Box of Balloons :: Inspired By This

Blue or pink? What do you think? Always a fun way to telegraph the exciting news, fill a decorated box with pink or blue balloons and let the happy parents-to-be send the balloon news sky-high.

Let your guests feel like winners with these DIY gender reveal party scratch cards.
12. Scratch It Reveal DIY :: Burlap and Babies

Want to get all of your guests in on the action for your gender reveal? This DIY scratch card reveal is so fun and clever.

At just the right moment, present one of these cards to the guests and let each recipient make the discovery.

This tutorial will walk you through the steps of making your own scratch cards using clear contact paper, metallic acrylic paint, liquid dish soap, paper, round circle punch, paint brush and plenty of time. Plan ahead for this cool gender reveal idea.

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

Want to surprise your out-of-town friends and family with your fun gender reveal news? Don’t fret! This interactive gender reveal card is a fun way to spill the beans on your exciting news.

And, best of all, you can create these inexpensive cards yourself, personalized with your information. Your loved ones will enjoy getting your sweet surprise in their mailbox.
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

Ready. Aim. Fire! This paint party gender reveal is so fun! Happy parents-in-waiting make great targets for guests with water pistols filled with paint.

You’ll want to allow plenty of time to fill water pistols with watered down paint.

And, you’ll want to be sure that if any water pistols are leaking the reveal color that you disguise this by splattering both sets of colors all over the exterior of each guest’s gun so that the surprise isn’t revealed before intended.

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

Party guests love solving a mystery! This time, how about inviting guests to come to your Secret Agent 007 themed gender reveal, dressed as secret agents? Then put them to work solving clues that lead to the big gender reveal.

This duck themed "Waddle it be?" gender reveal is adorable.
16. Waddle It Be? :: Kate Landers Events via The Party Wagon

Soft shades of yellow and white paired with sweet little duck details make wonderful décor at a gender reveal party where guests are asked “Waddle it be?”.

This adorable theme is inspired by the book, Make Way for Ducklings. Guests were given the opportunity to make their best “quack” at predicting the gender before the big cake reveal.

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

The best gifts come in small packages, or so it’s said. Share the news with friends and family by gifting them their own small package! Send prepared eggs in paper shred-filled boxes with the fun news inserted.

This light gender reveal party makes thoughtful use of baby colors.
18. Pink or Blue :: The TomKat Studio for Pottery Barn Kids

Need help planning your own gender reveal party? Incorporating blue and pink party products and treats can help set the stage for a fun reveal.

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

Want to concoct a gender reveal party that is different from the balloon boxes and gender reveal cakes that are so common?

Go check out this science gender reveal to see how they cleverly announced their secret concoction, including the Big Sister Prototype and The Latest Model.

Guests made their own hypotheses about the baby’s gender before the ultimate party experiment revealed the fun news!

Fashionable and modern - this gender reveal was announced with fireworks!
20. Countdown :: Indianapoluxe

Counting the votes for boy and girl was just a small portion of this fun gender reveal party.

This hip countdown theme ended when the announcement came in a bang of fireworks. The clock décor was an easy choice to help reinforce the countdown theme!

Help plan your own gender reveal party with these great party supplies gathered by the crew at Spaceships and Laser Beams…

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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.