46 Creative & Fun Gender Reveal Ideas

Gender reveal ideas

The wait is over — it’s finally time to find out whether you’re expecting a little girl or a little boy! The news itself is exciting enough, but why not tell everyone (or find out yourself!) in a fun, creative way? If you need gender reveal ideas, you’re in the right place.

We’ve got plenty of ideas for you! We’ve even included a few suggestions if you just want the gender reveal to be between you and your partner. Here we go!

Gender Reveal Photo Ideas

Expecting mom and dad holding baby shoes

Whether your photo will be liked by hundreds on social media or proudly hung on your family’s and friends’ refrigerators, you want it to be great! With these ideas, you’re bound to find one you love.

1) Announce The New Sibling

If you’re expecting child number two (or three or four!), let big brother or sister tell the news by holding a sign announcing whether they’re waiting on a little brother or sister.

2) Spell It Out

Incorporate your love of words by spelling out your announcement with scrabble letters.

3) Use Baby Blocks

Another cute way to spell out your announcement? Colorful baby blocks.

4) Announce With A Book

If you love reading, use a book in your photo to give your family and friends a clue about the gender.

5) Write It Out

Grab a chalkboard to write out your baby news.

6) Make It Rain

Rain or shine, pose with a blue or pink umbrella (or parasol) to reveal the gender.

7) Make It Sparkle

Blow pink or blue glitter from your hands and snap the photo at just the right moment for a sparkly photo that will impress everyone!

8) Frame Your Ultrasound

Ultrasound image framed as one of many gender reveal ideas

Put your ultrasound to use by framing it in pink or blue and including it in your photo.

9) Photoshop Your Ultrasound

Get creative by photoshopping a gender clue (like a blue bowtie or pink bow) onto your ultrasound.

10) Have Fun With Chalk

Get your kids involved in the announcement by drawing on your driveway or sidewalk with chalk.

11) Put A Ribbon On It

Tie a ribbon or sash around your baby belly to show whether you’ve got a boy or girl growing inside.

12) Crown Your Princess

If you’re expecting a girl, consider using a crown or tiara in your gender reveal photo.

13) Make It Sweet

Everyone loves chocolate! Color in the “she” or “he” on a Hershey’s bar for a sweet way to spread the news.

14) Use Fido Or Fluffy

Let your pet sport a blue or pink bandana for the family photo.

15) Introduce Your Baby

Announce the gender and the name with a name tag sticker on your belly.

16) Read All About It

Make your announcement breaking news by creating your own front-page newspaper to include in the photo.

17) Capture Your Family’s Feet

Gender reveal idea photo of mom, dad, and baby's shoes

Take a picture of your family’s feet, including a tiny pair of pink or blue shoes for the newest member.

18) Eat Cotton Candy

Pink or blue cotton candy is the perfect way to show your baby’s gender in a photo. And it tastes delicious!

19) Blow A Bubble

Your belly is popping and so is your bubble gum! Blow pink or blue bubbles (or one of each if you’re expecting twins).

20) Write It In The Sand

gender reveal ideas written in the sand in a heart

If you live near the beach (or are a beach bum at heart!) write your announcement in the sand.

21) Wear Sports Clothes

Sports-loving families can share the news by wearing special jerseys or sports gear.

22) Write It On A Baseball

Use a marker to write your announcement on a baseball — or basketball, golf ball, or frisbee!

23) Paint It Pink (Or Blue)

Go all out with body paint for a messy but fun gender reveal photo!

Gender Reveal Surprise Ideas

Gender reveal cake

Make the gender reveal a surprise for you, your partner, or the guests with one of these fun ideas!

1) Keep It Intimate

For a quiet evening in, reveal the baby’s gender to your partner with a candle that shows blue or pink as it burns down.

2) Outfit The Nursery

For a practical way to tell your partner whether it’s a boy or girl, buy something useful for the baby’s nursery in either blue or pink and wrap it as a gift.

Baby girl lying on a pink Newton Baby Crib Mattress

Consider a nursery essential like Newton Baby’s breathable Crib Mattress, which comes in blue and pink and will give your baby the gift of comfortable and safe sleep for years to come!

3) Break A Piñata

Piñatas never get old! Break the pink- or blue-stuffed piñata open in front of your guests. Have someone else fill the piñata if you want to be surprised as well.

4) Cut A Cake

Expecting parents cutting their cake at a gender reveal party

Every party needs a cake, right? Order a cake that’s pink or blue on the inside but neutral on the outside. Slice into the delicious dessert to find out if it’s a boy or girl!

5) Eat Cake Pops

If you love cake but want all your guests to be able to join in on the big moment, opt for pink- or blue-filled cake pops instead of one large cake. Three… two… one… bite!

6) Go Out To Eat

Find a restaurant that will join in on the fun and turn your gender reveal into a special evening out! Give your ultrasound results to your waiter and ask them to bring you a specialized dessert.

7) Scratch It Off

Sending scratch-off cards that reveal the gender is a fun way to spread the news to faraway family and friends.

8) Eat A Fortune Cookie

Order personalized fortune cookies and let your guests discover what your future holds!

9) Sip Through Color-Changing Straws

Serve a cool drink to your guests with a drinking straw that will turn pink or blue.

10) Throw Confetti

Use pink or blue confetti poppers at your gender reveal party. After all, what’s a party without confetti?

11) Open Nesting Dolls

Your pregnancy has you in full-on nesting mode. Why not use personalized nesting dolls for your gender reveal?

12) Fill A Box With Balloons

Fill a large box with pink or blue helium balloons (or both for twins!). When you’re ready for the reveal, open the box and watch the balloons fly!

13) Hang A Box Of Balloons

No helium balloons? No worries. Fill a box with the appropriate color of balloons, tie a string to the bottom for easy opening, and carefully hang the box from a tree.

Give the string a tug to let the balloons loose!

14) Hang A Box Of Confetti

For a fun twist on the above idea, fill the box with confetti instead of balloons.

15) Play Darts

See who’s got the best aim with a game of gender-reveal darts! Fill balloons with pink or blue paint, hang them up on a canvas (or something similar), and have at it.

16) Play Football

Father teaching his son how to kick a football

Football fans will love throwing or punting an exploding football to find out if it’s pink or blue inside!

17) Play Baseball

Football’s not your thing? Order a gender-reveal exploding baseball instead. Grab a bat and hit away!

18) Go On A Scavenger Hunt

A scavenger hunt is a fun and interactive way for the whole family to find out if a baby boy or baby girl is on the way.

19) Solve A Riddle

Have your guests put their thinking caps on for a boy-or-girl riddle (or a set of riddles for even more fun!).

20) Give A Practical Gift

Speaking of low-key celebrations, give your partner a simple gift to tell them the gender of your little one. It could be a stuffed animal, onesie, or swaddle — something sweet that you’ll use for your baby in the coming months.

Baby lying in a Newton Baby swaddle blanket

For a breathable, organic cotton swaddle blanket, go with Newton Baby’s Organic Swaddle Blanket.

21) Spray Silly String

It might make a mess but it sure is fun! Spray colored silly string for an exciting reveal.

22) Personalize Shirts

For a smaller family gathering, consider making shirts that announce the baby’s gender. For example, give grandma and grandpa special shirts that they can proudly wear for years to come.

23) Give Jewelry

If you like the idea of a gift for your partner but want it to be something memorable, give them a special piece of jewelry.

Prepare For Your New Baby

Pick the gender reveal idea you love the most to let your friends and family in on the good news!

Once that’s done, you can get to work decorating your little one’s nursery and outfitting their room with the important baby furniture like a crib, Newton Baby’s Crib Mattress, and a rocking chair.

Now all that’s left to do is eagerly await the arrival of your baby boy or girl!

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