Congratulations on the news of your new bundle of joy. Pregnancy and the news of becoming a parent is a special occasion. With your newborn’s birth just a few months away you’re likely anxious to know what you’re having. For most parents, finding out whether you’re having a boy or girl is something they’ve been dying to hear. If you’d like to share this awesome news with your friends and family, a gender reveal party is the best way to do it. Below, are a few tips on how to be the best host.
Choose a Theme
Gender reveal celebrations should be memorable and fun. Start by determining the overall theme of the event. The idea is to create a theme that meshes boy and girl decor together. An example might be pink or blue, quarterbacks and cheerleaders, or princes and princesses.
Select a Venue
Next, you’ll want to decide where you’re going to have it. This will depend on factors like your budget, spacing, number of guests, and the entertainment. If you’re hosting a small gender reveal party, then you may be able to do it at your home. If you were doing something larger, you might look for a local ballroom or outdoor space.
Send Out Your Invitations
Once the details of the event have been squared away you’ll want to notify your guests. You can create your own invitations online, print them, and mail them. You can also consider sending a digital invitation. An e-vite or video, for instance, is affordable (sometimes free) and quick to send to your guests.
Think About Games
Not sure what you’re supposed to do at a gender reveal celebration? Like most other parties, you have fun with games and other cool activities. You and your guests can have fun trying to determine the gender of the baby prior to making the announcement. Some ideas might include the guessing game where everyone decides what they think. You might also play the time capsule game where your guests can write down some advice or place little trinkets in the capsule for your child to open and read one day.
Ways to Reveal the Gender
The whole point of this shindig is to reveal the gender of your baby. After you’ve had some fun enjoying great food, fun games, and each other’s company, you’re ready to share the news. There are a lot of ways you can do this. A very popular idea to have a cake made with the inside made pink or blue to match the gender of the baby so when you cut it open the surprise is revealed. You might also consider popping a balloon or hitting a pinata.
Gender reveal parties are a lot of fun and can be a great idea for sharing such great news with those closest to you. If you want to make sure your celebration goes off without a hitch, you’ll want to keep these few tips in mind. Be sure to take lots of pictures and video content as well to document such a special time in your life.