Get Inspired: Gender Reveal Ideas

Announcing your pregnancy garnered well wishes and many congratulatory statements, but lately you’ve been bombarded with questions about your baby’s gender. If you and your partner have decided to learn whether or not baby is a boy or girl, here are three creative ways to make the big reveal!

Drawing a Conclusion

Forget the typical gender reveal party tactics—like cutting a cake to find either pink or blue frosting, opening a box filled with color-appropriate balloons, or releasing colored paper and tinsel from confetti pops—and instead opt for an interactive announcement. At your anatomy scan, ask the ultrasound technician to write your baby’s sex on a slip of paper and put it into a sealed envelope. Give that envelope to a family member or friend whom you can trust with the secret, and then ask him or her to create a Pictionary-themed reveal game for your upcoming (and surely planned down to the last detail) gender reveal party.

Your loved one should craft a version of the game where he or she is the artist and the party guests are split into two teams—boys and girls. The teams will take turns guessing clues that the secret keeper wrote—borrowing inspiration from popular movies, songs, books, and television shows—where the ultimate goal is to piece together each correct clue into a phrase that will reveal your baby’s sex. Provide the following clues to your artist as reference, but make sure that he or she doesn’t re-use these exact clues: “Baby Mama”, “Big Daddy”, “Bee (Movie)”, “Thriller”, “Fore”, and “Girl” (or “Boy). The parent-to-be from the team that shouts out the correct final clue earns the right to read the completed puzzle (and thus reveal the secret) to the party attendees.

Picture Perfect

Capture on film the moment in which you learn your baby’s sex, by giving the sealed envelope from your anatomy scan to a chosen photographer and asking him or her to help you create a unique reveal picture. Set against the backdrop of your choosing, position yourself and your partner on opposing sides of a classic Tug O’ War rope, and then gently begin tugging the rope from side to side, as the photographer clicks away. Mid-picture, the camera artiste will then inform the spouse standing on the side that corresponds to baby’s sex (Mommy if baby is a girl, and Daddy if baby is a boy) to give in to the other partner, so that the image shows the valiant “winner” tugging his or her opponent over the middle line (denoted by a white ribbon tied smack dab in the middle of the rope).

Exploding Excitement

Go grand with your announcement by hosting a New Year’s Eve gender reveal party. At your anatomy scan, ask the ultrasound technician to write your baby’s sex on a slip of paper and put it into a sealed envelope. Give that envelope to a close friend or relative and ask them to purchase enough sparklers so that each guest has one in the color that corresponds to baby’s sex (pink for girl, blue for boy). At one minute until midnight, retreat inside with your partner and shield your eyes, so that your guests can prepare to light up their sparklers during the 10-second countdown to midnight. When the New Year dawns, re-appear with your partner (post-kiss, of course) and see the magical color dancing in the night sky to learn whether your baby-to-be is a boy or a girl. Make sure to designate one party attendee to take pictures for posterity (and to share on Pinterest)!
No matter how you decide to share your exciting news, make sure to enjoy the moment and share it with us on Instagram and Facebook and see your announcement on Nine Naturals! Simply tag us and use hashtag #NineNaturals.

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