Pregnancy is full of big milestones and exciting moments. But – by far and away one of the most special is finding out whether you will be having a little girl or boy.
Over the years, more couples have chosen to find out the gender of their baby to better prepare for the big arrival. Whilst many expectant parents still prefer to keep this as a big surprise, we have seen increased numbers of couples opting to host their own gender reveal party to share the exciting news with loved ones.
So, where do you start when planning a gender reveal party?
Here at Hello Baby, we have helped dozens of couples plan their dream gender reveal party, so we know a thing or two! From the best way to break the news to those added extras to make the event a special one, today we’re sharing our guide to planning your gender reveal party.
Deciding who will be in on the surprise
When preparing for your gender reveal party, you will first need to determine who is going to be in on it! There is a range of options available, and it really comes down to personal preference. So, with that being said, let’s take a look at the options:
- The expectant parents – if you and your partner want to find out the gender of your baby to surprise friends and family later down the line, you could ask the sonographer to tell you the gender at your early gender scan.
- The sonographer – want the gender reveal to be a complete surprise for all involved? Simply ask your sonographer to write down the gender of your baby and place it in a sealed envelope to be revealed at a later date.
- Friend or family – some couples prefer to have the big news broken to them by a trusted friend or family member. In these cases, you could have the nominated person with you for your gender scan, allowing them to look at the point you turn away from the screen. Or, you could simply hand them the sealed gender envelope to keep until the gender reveal party!
Breaking the big news!
Once you have decided who will keep hold of your big secret, the next thing is to choose how you’re going to break the news on the day! Depending on what you go for will determine how much planning is necessary, so it’s a good idea to think about this early on.
The good news is that there is a wide range of options available when it comes to revealing the gender of your baby. And, they don’t have to cost a fortune either! Here are some of the most popular, many of which our team here at Hello Baby can help with!
Gender reveal balloon
Probably one of the most popular ways of finding out the gender of your baby is with a gender reveal balloon. These can usually be arranged by your baby scan centre and can be popped at the right time to reveal blue or pink confetti, feathers or glitter signifying a boy or a girl!
Gender reveal balloons are typically affordable and are a fun and stress-free way to share the big reveal with loved ones.
Gender reveal scratch cards
A particularly popular choice if you’re looking to make your reveal a bit more of a game, gender reveal scratch cards such as those we offer here at Hello Baby are a great low-cost way of finding out what you will be having.
Gender reveal cake
A gender reveal cake can be as grand or discreet as you’d like, but it’s fair to say that this is the most delicious way to find out the gender of your baby! There are plen
ty of services which will happily create the perfect gender reveal cake, or you can opt to make your own if you’re a dab hand in the kitchen!
Simply gather everyone around and cut into your cake to reveal either pink or blue sponge or opt for a filling of pink or blue sprinkles, sweets or chocolates – the options are pretty limitless!
Other things to think about
Although the main focus of any gender reveal party is the big reveal itself, there are of course a range of other things you could consider including to make a full day of festivities. Here are just a few of the things you may want to consider:
Indoors or out?
If you’re hosting your own gender reveal party from home, then you could consider having it as an indoor or an outdoor event. This, of course, will vary depending on the time of year, but it is something to consider.
You only have to look online to be inundated with fun, creative and silly games that are just perfect for a gender reveal party. From guessing the gender to favourite baby names – you can really get your guests involved in the fun!
What’s a party without food and drink? Whether you’re opting for a quaint afternoon tea inside or a BBQ in the garden – it’s a good idea to pick a variety of food, drink and snack options that could even be brought into the theme of the day with enough planning!
Host your gender reveal party with Hello Baby!
Whether you’re looking to include some extras into your special day or would like us to take care of everything – here at Hello Baby, we’re experts in what we do! We can host your dream gender reveal party from our beautiful boutique, or offer a range of options to help make your party perfect.
Take a look through our collection of available extras or contact us for more information on how we can help!