Your little bundle of joy is on the way and you couldn’t be more thrilled. Whether this is your first child or another addition to your wonderful family, you want to mark this moment with something amazing. A Gender Reveal Party is all the rage and you are ready to start planning yours now.
Here are some tips to help you create the perfect gender reveal party.
Pick a date that is after your 20-week ultrasound. In case that little one is a bit shy, it’s a good idea to leave a little wiggle room after your ultrasound. After you’ve got your date scheduled, make sure you send out your invitations a month in advance, which will allow your guests to plan for any travel arrangements they might need to make to attend your party.
If you are planning to be as surprised as your guests on your big day, then it’s a good idea to choose a trusted accomplice who can handle any hiccups when it comes to ordering the surprise reveal party supplies. You definitely want someone who can keep a secret—even from you! Your ultrasound technician will happily assist you in keeping the secret. Just provide them an envelope to write the baby’s sex on a piece of paper to seal in the envelope. Then you can hand this precious information off to your trusted pal to commence with the surprises. The fewer people that know the sex of the baby—the better!
Start looking for ideas on gender reveal party themes and decide on the theme that is perfect for you. You can let your guests know the theme of your party by choosing coordinating invitations. Don’t limit yourself to just pink and blue. There are other gender neutral and modern themes such as a yellow and grey chevron design, or orange and navy. Once you have decided on a theme, make sure to order your supplies early and give yourself enough time to put things together and to decorate. You are pregnant and you don’t want to be stressed or rushing around when it comes time to get ready for the big gender reveal. This is supposed to be fun—not stressful!
If you are planning on some special effects such as, balloon reveals, powder cannons, or smoke cannons, you can do a test run to make sure everything is set up perfectly. This can also help your photographer set up and capture the moment without missing a beat.
While at the party, it’s a great idea to involve your guests as much as possible. Everyone is there to share in the joy of the new family member, so let them be a real part of the event. Have your guests cast their vote for the sex of the baby, let your guest “dress their guess” in the color scheme of the gender they suspect. Prepare fun games that revolve around guessing the gender of the baby and even send them home with a special favor to mark the moment. Pinterest is your best friend when it comes to your party planning.
For those far away loved ones who couldn’t be there, you can share the pictures on social media. If you really want to involve those who are far away, you can even live stream the reveal on Facebook. Whatever you choose, this party is about your family and the new arrival soon to come and all the love that everyone around you shares. Make it a special day for you and your loved ones by throwing the best Gender Reveal Party.