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15 Cool and creative gender reveal party ideas

Kim Grundy is a mom, writer, expert laundry folder and sandwich maker, not necessarily in that order. Raised in Oklahoma, she is now a West Coast gal and lives in California with her husband and two sons, along with one dog, two fish (oo...

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15 Awesome gender reveal party ideas

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15 Awesome gender reveal party ideas

Gender reveal parties are the hottest trend with expecting couples. We rounded up the cutest and most unique ways to share with friends and family the sex of your baby. From sweet treats with a blue or pink hidden center to adorable party themes that get guests and siblings involved, check out these 15 fun gender reveal party ideas.

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Gender reveal cookies

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Gender reveal cookies

Cookie lovers will adore these chocolate chip treats that have a hidden cake ball inside, revealing the pink or blue surprise.

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Team boy or team girl?

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Team boy or team girl?

Get guests involved by encouraging them to dress in pink if they think you are having a girl or blue if they think you are having a boy. Take pictures with "Team Girl" and "Team Boy" before the big reveal.

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Gender reveal cake with a surprise center

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Gender reveal cake with a surprise center

A gender reveal cake is a sweet and fun way to surprise guests with the sex of your baby. The outside has a gender-neutral icing color and teases the surprise (we love this “We’re here for the sex!” cake), while the inside cake color shares the surprise.

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Gender reveal confetti

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Gender reveal confetti

Pick up these adorable gender reveal confetti push-pops on Etsy ($7) and guests will love being surprised as pink or blue confetti rains down on them. Plus, the pictures will be fab!

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Place your vote

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Place your vote

This game is sure to cause plenty of discussion at your gender reveal party. Have guests vote on the gender of your baby. After voting, guests wear a "boy" or "girl" pin to display their choice — and let the debates begin... well, at least until the big reveal.

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Gender reveal volcano

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Gender reveal volcano

This gender reveal volcano is a great way to share the news with kids — check out the directions to make a blue or pink lava volcano. Here's hoping the kids don't burst with anticipation!

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Gender reveal balloons

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Gender reveal balloons

Place pink or blue confetti inside of balloons and fill them with helium. When it is time for the reveal, pop the balloon and the colored confetti will come raining down on you in dramatic effect to share the boy or girl baby news.

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Gender reveal piñata

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Gender reveal piñata

A gender reveal piñata is a great way to get siblings involved. They will love hitting the piñata until blue or pink confetti shares the news of whether they are getting a baby brother or baby sister.

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Silly string gender reveal

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Silly string gender reveal

Pick up cans of silly string in either pink or blue and cover with paper to hide the color. Guests then spray the silly string for the big reveal. Expect great pictures from this activity.

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Gender reveal props

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Gender reveal props

Have guests share their thoughts on the gender of your baby by choosing either a lip or moustache prop. Take a group picture before the big reveal.

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Balloons in card gender reveal

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Balloons in card gender reveal

Surprise your spouse or long-distance relatives by mailing a card with a blue and pink balloon and, once the balloon is blown up, it says "yep" or "nope" to reveal the gender of the baby. To make this trick work, blow up the balloons and write the words on them with a ball point pen. When the balloon is deflated, you can't read the words, however when it is blown up you can. Genius!

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Bubble gum gender reveal

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Bubble gum gender reveal

We love this bubble gum-inspired gender reveal, which is perfect for family photos, cards or an announcement made via social media. The couple blows up a piece of pink and blue bubble gum, and one bubble is popped to reveal the gender of the baby.

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Gender reveal confetti eggs

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Gender reveal confetti eggs

Pass out these sweet Gender Reveal Confetti Eggs ($26 for 12) to friends and family and break them open to reveal the pink or blue confetti inside. This would also be a great way to share the news with siblings. These are real chicken eggs (“laid by happy, healthy backyard hens”) and the shells have been sanitized and are then filled with either a mix of blue, white and silver confetti for a boy or pink, white and gold confetti for a girl.

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Balloon paint gender reveal

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Balloon paint gender reveal

This balloon paint gender reveal idea is a unique way to share the baby news to friends and family. Fill a balloon with either pink or blue paint and attach to a board and have your husband (or whoever will be doing the big reveal) shoot an arrow at the balloon to reveal the pink or blue paint. You could also throw darts at the balloon for a similar effect. The "pop" of the balloon as the paint shoots out does make for a dramatic effect.

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15 Amazing gender reveal party ideas

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15 Amazing gender reveal party ideas

 

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