What's a gender-reveal party? It's a party where you reveal the sex of your baby to friends and family. Surprise the whole gang at once. What's even better? Surprise yourself and your partner, too. You just have to get the doctor to conspire with the person who makes your gender-reveal cake. What's a gender reveal cake? We'll get to that later. First things first.
Have fun with the invitations. Since nobody knows the gender yet, you can mix your pinks and blues or use an entirely different color. Plain white makes a great background for that big question mark. What will it be? Sugar and Spice or Snakes and Snails? Enclose a card that allows guests to vote. A gender-reveal party can reveal more than one thing.
Why not have guests make multiple guesses? Not all will be revealed at the party. Still, it's fun to guess things like baby's arrival date, weight, height and name. You can even add details like baby's eye color or who the baby will resemble most. Write it all down, along with guests answers. When baby arrives, the guest with the most correct guesses gets a prize.
Guests don't have to bring gifts. That is, unless you want them to. A gender-reveal party is mostly about guessing and celebrating. Some parents choose to make it a combination baby shower and gender-reveal. Be sure to specify gifts or no gifts. One nice thing about a gender-reveal party is that it's not just for ladies. Of course, neither are baby showers these days.
Choose teams and play games, blue vs. pink. Put an even number of blue and pink slips in a hat for drawing. Make it boys vs. girls if you have even numbers. Just for fun, make pink hair bows for the pink team. Imagine a big burly man with a little pink bow in his hair in an egg and spoon race. What could possibly be more fun than that?
The gender-reveal cake is the grand finale. It could be cupcakes the guests all bite into at once or a large cake cut by the expectant couple. No one but the baker and the doctor will know the gender of the baby in advance. It's much more fun that way. The gender of the baby is revealed by the color of the cake. If you're the baker, use white cake colored either pink or blue with food coloring. The frosting hides the result, so be generous with it.
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