Oh, Baby! The Big Reveal

A lot of energy and love go into planning a baby shower — from the decor to the delectables, every last detail should be just as perfect as the little one in mama’s belly. Recently, expectant couples have been utilizing the baby shower a bit differently — oftentimes as joint celebration, and therefore an optimal opportunity for the big reveal (baby’s gender)! Following are a few fun, interactive (guests have their guess!), and perhaps unexpected ways for couples to share the big secret.

About to Pop!

As guests arrive, ask them to either add a blue gumball to one decorative jar, or a pink gumball to another — obviously based on their guess as to whether the bun in the oven is a boy or girl. When glowing mama and proud papa are ready to share their secret with the world, they should each discreetly pop one of the correct-colored gumballs in, chew, and exhibit their blue or pink blown bubbles to guests on a 1-2-3 count turnaround! Can you imagine the priceless photos this would create?!

Up, Up and Away!

On the baby shower invite, ask guests to wrap their gifts according to whether they believe baby to be a boy or girl — pink or blue. After the expectant parents have opened all their gifts, there’s a large one left in the corner wrapped in pink and blue (what could it be?!). Upon opening this gift, balloons of baby’s corresponding color float out and fill the room for a reveal that will leave guests soaring with delight!

Bow or Bow Tie?

Buy plenty of bow ties and hair bows for all guests who will be in attendance, and ask each one to don the respective accessory, depending on their gender guess. P.S. It doesn’t matter if a man is wearing a hair bow, or a woman a bow tie — it’s all a fun part of the surprise! When it’s time to share the big news, gather all guests in one area, and have mom and dad come out dressed in the appropriate bow version. Ta-da!

I know there are so many wonderfully imaginative planners and parents out there — how did you (or would you) reveal baby’s gender? I’d love to know!

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