Few things in life are more thrilling than finally finding out the gender of the sweet baby you are bringing into the world! Unique gender reveal ideas are becoming more and more sought after as couples look for fun and creative ways to discover the news and share it with their friends and family.
With so many different gender reveal ideas emerging every day, it can feel overwhelming to find a unique way for you to share your baby’s gender in a format that is true to your family’s style and personality. We’re here to help, with a list of 13 unique and exciting ways you can unveil your baby’s gender and start planning for blue or pink!
13 of the Most Unique Gender Reveal Ideas
For Mom & Dad
Get Crafty with Glitter and Glue
Uncovering a Hidden Glitter Message can be a special moment between mom and dad. With help from a friend or family member, place blue and pink glitter over the reveal text written on mom and dad’s hands so the happy message is concealed. When it’s time for the reveal, have them blow the glitter away. This also makes for an amazing photo opportunity, or a chance for other children in the family to participate!
Have an Epic Pillow Fight
They aren’t just for sleepovers! A Pillow Fight is one of the most fun gender reveal ideas, giving new parents is an exciting way to share whether it’s a boy or a girl. Gather loved ones to watch as mom and dad, and maybe soon-to-be big brothers or sisters, playfully “fight” with pillows filled with pink or blue for the baby gender. Feathers will fly and everyone will be thrilled to see whether they’re pink or blue!
Colored Bath Bomb
For a gender reveal taking place in warmer months, colored bath bombs are a bright way for parents to find out their new baby’s gender! Mom and dad can drop several of these Gender Reveal Bath Bombs into a kiddie pool, tub, or other large container of water for a colorful surprise.
For Friends and Family
Search for the Pacifier
For an adventurous activity, enlist your favorite people to take part in a Pacifier Hunt. Hide neutral-colored pacifiers throughout the property or location where the gathering is being held and have everyone embark on collecting them all! Among the neutral-colored pacifiers, place one pacifier in the color of the expected baby’s gender and let its finder share the reveal! Or, hide pink and blue pacifiers and challenge guests to find the color that matches their prediction.
Hold a Candle Lighting Ceremony
Ideal for a smaller gender reveal gathering, or perhaps one that will take place at a restaurant or another intimate setting, a Candle Ceremony is one of the most thoughtful and unique gender reveal ideas. Invite guests to share in finding out the baby’s gender by handing out Gender Reveal Candles. Dim the lights and ask everyone to light their candles to expose the pink or blue wax revealing the gender!
DIY+Homemade Reveal Ideas
Paint Filled Eggs
This unique gender reveal idea will be messy, so be sure to do it outdoors or in a space where you can cover the floor or walls! Make Paint Filled Eggs like Susan at 2 Cats and Chloe did and set up a large canvas. Have your guests throw their eggs at it for a colorful splatter that would be perfect for decorating a nursery or playroom of the new little boy or little girl!
Crack Open Some Fortune Cookies
It’s always fun to find out what secret message Fortune Cookies will share and including news of the baby’s gender in one of these home-made treats will give all involved a sweet surprise! Follow this recipe from Michelle at Honest & Truly, including wording announcing the baby boy or girl for your friends and family to see when they open their cookies.
Get Scientific with this Volcano
A colorful volcano is one of the most explosive and unique gender reveal ideas you’ll find! A Volcano Gender Reveal is fun to watch and a great way to get children in the family involved in finding out whether they are having a brother or sister. With a simple combination of baking soda, food coloring, and vinegar, your paper mâché volcano will be bursting with color showing the baby’s gender in seconds!
Go on a Treasure Hunt!
Get your whole gang on the move with a Gender Reveal Treasure Hunt! This gender reveal activity can be played in your home or outdoors, with cards featuring cute clues and hints that will take everyone on an adventure to find out the gender of the baby. Print copies of these cards to be placed and hidden for guests to find, with the ultimate treasure being the gender reveal! This set also comes with a welcome letter, answer sheet, and instructions, making it easy for everyone to hit the ground hunting.
Gender Reveal Scratch Offs
Another way for friends and family to get in on unveiling the surprise of a gender reveal is by having them participate with Gender Reveal Scratch Offs! With these printable templates, clear contact paper, and paint, you can print and make your own cards for everyone to scratch off and reveal whether it’s a boy or a girl! Have them all scratch off their cards at once, or perhaps only make one card with the gender on it – whoever has the winning card can be the one to reveal the gender!
Drinking Gender Reveal Ideas
Gender Revealing Bottle Chug
This gender revealing take on the popular co-ed shower Baby Bottle Chug will have participants hurrying to finish and find out the baby’s gender! Gather baby bottles that aren’t clear, like these tinted ones, and fill them with your beer of choice. Place marbles of a neutral color (white, black, yellow, etc.) in the baby bottles, putting one blue or one pink marble, depending on the baby’s gender, in one bottle. Kick off the chugging contest, and whoever finishes first can discover what color marble they have, and whoever has the gender revealing marble wins the honor of sharing the news!
Color Changing Straws
This color changing cocktail activity is one of the most unique gender reveal ideas there is! Arm everyone with a drink using taller plastic or paper cups. Ensure they each have a clear straw for their drink, and give one person of these Pink or Blue Color Changing Straws. Have everyone put their straw in their cup, race to finish their drink, and check the color of their straws – the winner(s) will have the straw that changed color to show the baby’s gender!
Gender Reveal Beer Pong
Though mom can’t partake in drinking, her competitive family and friends will have fun with a game of Gender Reveal Beer Pong! Using these adorable Onesie Gender Reveal Cups, set up a game of beer pong indoors or outdoors. Secretly mark the bottom of one cup with a star or other symbol, making sure you are marking a cup with a pink onesie if it is a girl, or a cup with a blue onesie for a boy. As players sink their shots into the cups, check the bottom of each cup to see if it is the revealing cup!
Tips on Choosing a Gender Reveal Idea
Sharing whether your new baby will be a boy or a girl is a huge moment, so picking the gender reveal idea that is the best match for you and your family (or family and friends) is a big deal!
- Who Will You Share It With? Who you will be involving in your gender reveal is an important thing to consider when it comes to choosing a gender reveal idea. If you are discovering your baby’s gender alone with your spouse, a quiet and simple reveal might be appropriate. If you are gathering a large crowd of loved ones to witness your gender reveal, a large display (think smoke bombs or giant balloons) could be a fun way to share the news.
- Do You Want Photos? We all learn about new gender reveal ideas largely through shared photos capturing the reveal moment. Is it important to you to have images from your gender reveal? If so, think about what gender reveal ideas might make for amazing photos.
- What Does It Involve? Some of the most unique gender reveal ideas out there sound fun and exciting, but require a lot of logistics, materials, or time. If you’re not someone who enjoys details or things like planning and organizing, a simple reveal like having a bakery make a sweet creation revealing the gender could be what makes the most sense for you. If you like piecing together elaborate plans, a big reveal and party could be right up your alley!
The excitement of a gender reveal is really special and sharing the excitement of whether a new baby boy or baby girl will be joining your family can be thrilling! Make the reveal extra special with a creative and unique reveal and let it be something you and whoever you share it with will remember forever.
It’s important to remember, too, that while there are many unique gender reveal ideas to choose from, the moment you learn the news will be wonderfully life changing no matter how you choose to find out the gender of the new baby!
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