Finding out the gender of your baby can be one of the most exciting things, after finding out you’re expecting of course! Lately we’ve been seeing a lot of gender reveal parties – whether you’re the parents and announce the gender at a party for your loved ones, or you all find out at the same time (this could be a little trickier, you might have to enlist the help of your doctor for this one!), these gender reveal games are guaranteed to be fun for everyone.
If you’d all like to find out at the same time, you can ask the doctor who completes your scan to give you a slip of paper in an envelope to hand on to the appropriate planning people.
Here are our favourite top five ideas when hosting a gender reveal party – you can host this as an extra to a baby shower, or instead of!
1. Colourful Cake
Imagine cutting down the center of a stunning specially made cake, and then – BAM! Pink or blue smarties, icing or other delicious treats come tumbling out of the center to reveal the gender of your tiny unborn baby. Have a look at these mouth-watering creations for some inspiration.
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2. Breaking the news, Piñata style
If you don’t mind a bit of mess, a Piñata filled with pink or blue confetti, lollies and streamers is one of the lively ways to let everyone know what you’re expecting! Simply buy an empty Piñata from your local party supply store, and have fun picking all of the colourful treats to fill it with! The photos will look amazing as well so make sure there are plenty of cameras on hand.
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3. Scratch and win
Get your guests involved with the reveal, by making cute DIY scratch cards. Everyone can scratch them at the same time to find out the gender and all you need is some dish soap, silver acrylic paint and some gender reveal cards (which you can make yourself). We got this particular idea and pictures from blog.zazzle.com
Step 1: Personalize the scratcher postcard with the correct gender. You can make these yourself or hunt online.
Step 2: Pour three parts acrylic paint and one part dish soap on a plate.
Step 3: Mix the paint and dish soap together.
Step 4: Paint inside the balloons to cover the answer, using 2-3 coats of paint. Let the paint dry between coats and repeat until you can no longer see the text.
Step 5: Let dry. (It might take up to an hour to dry).
4. Paint, paint it up
We’re getting to the stick end of it now – literally. This one definitely requires some outdoor space, old clothes and a willingness to get a bit dirty! It’s also a nice one to do to find out together at the same time, so have someone you don’t mind knowing first find out the gender before you (by the envelope form the doctor) and go and buy some paint. You then close your eyes and throw paint onto each other at the party, opening your eyes to see if you’re covered in blue or pink!
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5. You crack me up
Maybe you live away from your family and friends and have been trying to think of the best way to let everybody know that doesn’t include the good old Facebook status. If you have some extra time of your hands, and are crafty with gentle fingers this one is for you. You’ll need patience, dye, eggs and paper, and you’ll need to have a look at these instructions to get it spot on – Trust us, it’s worth it!
Poke a hole in both ends of an egg with the toothpick. Wiggle the toothpick around to make the hole slightly larger and break up the yolk inside. Use the straw to blow against one hole to push out the egg yolk. Rinse out the egg and repeat with remaining eggs. Make a couple extra eggs in case one cracks along the way.
Dissolve a tablet of blue or pink egg dye in a tablespoon of white vinegar in a large glass or metal bowl. Fill the rest of the bowl with water until there is enough water to completely cover the eggs. Put on latex gloves, then add the eggs one at a time, holding them completely submerged until they fill with the dyed water and rest at the bottom of the bowl. Let eggs soak until they reach a nice shade of color- the inside will be about the same or slightly darker as the outside.
Rinse out the eggs and let dry on a paper towel overnight. You may want to use a hairdryer to ensure there is no moisture left inside the egg. You can crack one of the extra eggs to check the moisture level and dye color.
Spray Paint the eggs white in several light coats. It’s helpful to use the “drying rack” from the Paas egg dye to keep them in place while painting, just flip the egg after each coat. Let the eggs dry completely.
Cut a piece of paper to 4” x ½” and write “It’s a boy!” or “It’s a girl!”. Roll up the paper into a tight scroll and push into one of the egg holes. Add several pinches of confetti into the egg.
Cut the white tissue paper into small circles slightly larger than the holes in the egg. Glue the paper circles over the holes in each egg.
Assemble the paper boxes and fill part way with shredded paper.
Download the labels and print out onto the label paper. Cut out each label. Center the “Crack Me Open” labels on the inside of the box cover. Draw a question mark on each egg using the aqua paint marker and place an egg in each box.
Close the box lids and seal with a strip of washi tape. Place a “What Will Baby Be?” label over the end of the washi tape. Mail this little surprise to close family and friends!
Images from stylemepretty.com
When your precious bundle is finally born, why not reveal their arrival with our cute Birth Announcement cards – Conveniently postcard size, you can order a stack to send out to everyone!