How to Throw a Gender Reveal Party

One of the most popular baby shower theme parties to recently hit the pregnancy scene has been the gender reveal party.

Designed to surprise new parents and party-goers alike, the pink and blue gender reveal theme lets everyone feel one step closer to meeting the new baby. Especially, as they all participate in one of the most memorable parts of the pregnancy.

Generally speaking, there are two kinds of gender reveal parties: those on which the guests are the only ones that find out the baby’s gender and those which include the parents as a part of the audience waiting for the surprise.

Gender reveal-themed baby showers work in unique ways to incorporate colorful surprises to announce the sex of the baby. Pink or blue filled gender reveal methods include confetti-filled bursting balloons, cream-filled cupcakes and gender revealing smoke bombs–which is only appropriate for an outdoor party.

Before you start planning the gender reveal party, you need to nail down a couple of details.

First, make an ultrasound appointment. After the doctor has seen the gender, ask him or her to write it down on a piece of paper and place it in an envelope. Then, you will use this envelope to plan all other parts of the celebration. Basically, you will be throwing yourself one big surprise.

A planned surprise that everyone knows that it is coming… No wonder that people feel that gender reveal parties can make a celebrated day even more special.

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The first step to announcing the sex of your baby at a gender reveal party shower is through invitations.

Thanks to Paper Blast’s creative invitations, party-goers will know what to expect at the gender reveal baby shower.

Although gender reveal is a theme in itself, pink and blue doesn’t need to be a stopping point. Paper Blast invitations include unique gender reveal themes like the ‘What will my little Honey Bee?‘ invitation.



Or, how about the penguin incorporated invitation, ‘Waddle it be a boy or a girl?’

To really sink into the gender reveal theme, cover the space with a gender reveal decorations like Paper Blast’s personalized banners. Of course, cupcakes and cookies are a must too. In fact, one of the most popular ways to announce the baby’s gender is through a cupcake. How do you do this? Well, take the envelope with your baby’s gender to a bakery, and ask them to fill the cupcakes with pink or blue filling according to what is written.

So, at the party, you will know your baby’s gender as soon as you take the first bite.

Now, another thing that is vital for a gender reveal party, just like with any other celebration – are photos.




Paper Blast’s selfie frames create unique photo memories that will long live past the gender reveal. Selfie frames or other photo props can stage the moment. Baby shower attendees can also get in on the action.




And, that’s about it.

It is really easy, isn’t it?

Usually, the simplest ideas make the best surprises.

And, don’t forget: Paper Blast will always be around to make your baby shower special, no matter how you choose to welcome your little one in the world.


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