Big life events call for big celebrations! That’s why we love throwing parties for graduations, big birthdays, bridal engagements, wedding showers, and baby showers. Recently, gender reveal parties have become more and more popular as a fun way for parents to learn the gender of their baby. Many parents (mothers especially) love thinking of fun themes for baby-related parties, and it’s no different for gender reveal get togethers.

A baby gender test can typically be taken around 16 to 18 weeks into the pregnancy to determine if you’re having a boy or a girl. If you want to know the gender of your baby and are planning on throwing a reveal party, tell your doctor to put the news in a sealed envelope. That way, whoever is helping you plan the party can keep the news a secret. Just make sure it’s someone you trust to not let the information slip before the big reveal.

Here Are Our Top Picks For The Cutest Gender Reveal Party Ideas

Confetti Balloon

Simply fill an oversized balloon with either pink or blue confetti and pop it to let the colors fly! Fill the balloon with helium so it floats above the couple and so the confetti can fall down and around them. Make sure to have someone with a camera snap some pictures as the confetti falls, capturing the couple’s surprised and excited faces.

Balloons in a Box

Sticking with the helium-filled balloon theme, fill up a dozen or so pink or blue balloons with helium and stuff them inside a large box. This is a great opportunity to decorate the box with bows or ribbons or baby-themed pictures. Open up the box and the colored balloons will float up into the air!

Bake a Cake

Give your favorite baker the envelope from the doctor with the baby’s gender in it and ask that they bake a cake using either pink or blue food coloring. Not only is this a delicious way to find out the baby’s gender, but it’s reminiscent of the couple’s wedding day when they cut into their wedding cake. Keep the outside of the cake neutral, or decorate it with question marks.

Taco Themed Party

Who doesn’t love a Mexican-themed gender reveal party? Set out a delicious taco bar where guests can put together their own creations. Then, string up a piñata that’s filled with pink or blue candies. The couple can team up to break the piñata open, or one of the guests can do the honor while the couple gets to sit and anxiously await the reveal.

Get Messy With Powder

If you and your guests are OK with getting a little messy, this can be one of the most fun ways to reveal the baby’s gender. Shop for blue or pink powder cannons and have all of your guests stand in a circle before letting the cannons go, leaving everyone covered in blue or pink powder. Asking everyone to wear white and taking pictures after is a great way to remember the occasion.

Schedule a Gender Determination Party at Kicks & Giggles

If you would rather not let one of your friends know the big news before you do, you can have everyone gather at our ultrasound studio to hear the news together. At your gender viewing, we’ll use an ultrasound to get an image of your little one in the womb. During the visit, you’ll get a 10-15 minute 2D ultrasound, and you can listen to your baby’s heartbeat at the same time. This way, everyone can experience the excitement together.

If you can’t wait 16 to 18 weeks, Kicks & Giggles also offers a Gender SneakPeek, where we’ll use both an ultrasound and we provide an early gender blood test to determine the baby’s sex. When you choose this, you can start planning your pink or blue baby’s room at just nine weeks into the pregnancy. This is possible because girls have two X chromosomes and males have one X and one Y chromosome, which is tested with fetal DNA.

At Kicks & Giggles, we love helping expecting parents know what to expect even sooner! If you’re itching to get started shopping for baby clothes or pick out paint colors, then schedule your baby gender test with us today!