Fun Ways to Reveal Your Baby’s Gender

You’ve waited so long to find out…is it a boy or a girl? Many parents decide to wait until the baby is born to find out, but for those who like to know in advance, how did you reveal your baby’s gender with friends and family? How did you let your older child know if they’d be having a baby brother or a baby sister? Here are a few fun ways to reveal your baby’s gender.

A friend of mine recently sent this sequence of pictures to friends and family to share the news of her second child’s gender. Her daughter got to discover the surprise as well. Boy, oh boy!

Another Project Nursery reader shared her gender reveal story. They brought two loveys to the ultrasound room, a pink one and a blue one, along with a big envelope. They asked the technician to put whichever color symbolized the baby’s gender in the envelope so they could have their older daughter open it up on Christmas morning. Under the Christmas tree, their two-year-old daughter discovered a pink lovey, which meant she’d be having a baby sister. What a great gift!

Gender Reveal Parties are very popular right now. As we’ve seen in our own Project Gallery, couples are coming up with all sorts of cute ways to tell the world if it’s a boy or a girl. Take, for instance, this Vintage-Inspired Gender Reveal Party, where guests were asked upon entry to either place a yellow bow in their hair if they suspected a girl or put a fake mustache on if they felt boy vibes. The invitation used a clever play on words with “Bow or Beaux,” tying the theme together perfectly.

In celebrity gossip, US Weekly recently reported that Guiliana and Bill Rancic hosted their own Gender Reveal Party, and on Father’s Day, they decided to share their secret with the rest of us. When guests entered, they were asked to pick a necklace that had a boy or girl pin on it. Later in the party, a huge box with their initials on it was opened, and a bunch of blue balloons came flying out. We are so happy for Guiliana and Bill!

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We’d love to hear your stories of how you revealed your baby’s gender with friends and family, so please share your stories in the comment section below. Boy or girl, congratulations!


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    the best suprise for us was waiting until he was born. If we had another I would do it the same way. No gender reveal party ahead of time. The odd thing for us was so many people thought we knew and were not telling anyone. I just had a friend who thought they were having a boy but surprise they had a girl.

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    We had the U/S tech write the gender in a sealed envelope and planned to go to a San Francisco Giants baseball game that night. My husband gave it to a front office employee and said “put this on the scoreboard tonight!” and they did! We were in the stands and found out with 40,000 other fans. This was also the night that Matt Cain pitched a perfect game, and we found out it was a boy, so you can imagine my husband’s excitement! I cant wait to put a picture of the scoreboard up in the nursery!

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    I made special cupcakes and piped the approriate color into the center after our ultra sound. We met our parents for dinner and shared the cupcakes with them, and also invited friends and family to stop by casually throughout the evening to find out the gender for themselves. It was so fun to have each person find out on their own! It gave us the chance to re-live the news over and over. Plus, I do some freelance blogging for Land O’Lakes, so that was also the way that I got to share the news with our readers! (Read the post here:

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    A couple I know announced to friends and family on the 4th of July by starting their fireworks show with several smoke bombs- pink for a girl.

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    We had all of our friends and family over for our gender reveal. I made two sets of scratch off tickets, one for boy and one for girl. My doctor gave me the correct batch to use at the party. The guests had so much fun seeing who could reveal their scratch off tickets first! Of course, my husband and I got to start scratching before everyone else :) We included the gender and the name and it was so wonderful to share that experience with our family and friends!

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    That balloon in a gift box is simple yet lovely. It communicates to the older sibling that the baby is a gift. Great idea there.

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    @Brooke: Wow, that was a big production! I wish we could do something like that, too!

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    @Meg: The Heidi Hope gender reveal used a very simple concept, but the photos were just to beautiful it made everything really special!

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    I think that the Wear-Your-Guess idea is nice. Was this also the same party where they raffled off prizes to those who guessed correctly?

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    It’s no fun to just blurt it out, Tasha. We had a gender reveal party for my youngest, only that in my case, I also did not know whether I was having a boy or a girl. It was only my best friend who knew and she was the one who made the party happen. She baked a cake and placed a test tube like container inside it, and we had to eat the cake before we could know. I tell you it was the fastest way to have everyone eat cake :)

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    My husband and I like to find out at the appointment then for baby 1, I filled cupcakes with blue frosting and we had our families over to bite into them at the same time. For baby2, We filled a pinata with pink candy and our guests had to try to knock it open.

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