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How to Host a Gender Reveal Party

Festive tips from Hostess with the Mostess

Search for “gender reveal” on YouTube and you’ll find nearly 2,000 clips of expecting couples announcing the sex of their babies to friends and family. Looks like the trend is here to stay. Popular ways to break the news include cutting into a cake with pink or blue filling, opening a decorated box to release pink or blue balloons, and filling a pinata with pink or blue candy. For help with the party-planning details, we asked contemporary entertaining blogger, Jenn Sbranti, to share her favorite ideas. You can read more about her gender reveal inspiration board at Hostess with the Mostess Blog.

Invitations
Team Pink vs. Team Blue is a fun way to get guests involved in the announcement. Tiny Prints has an adorable invite to set the theme.

On the Menu
Serve pink and blue carbonated drinks, or water bottles with festive labels. Either way, you can pair the beverages with stripy Peacock Blue or Bubblegum Pink straws. These pink and blue question mark lollipops are super cute, too.

Party Props
You can ask guests to put on a Boy or Girl button when they arrive, to show which way they’re leaning—or hand out these whimsical mustaches and lips on sticks. This pink and blue circle garland makes a cute backdrop for photos, as does this Gender Reveal Burlap Banner. And for the mom-to-be, there’s a darling pink-and-blue bunting necklace.

Just be sure to host your gender reveal party in lieu of a baby shower—or combine the two events into one. No matter how cute the party favors, it’s totally uncool to make your friends attend two separate events in celebration of your little one on the way.