Lately, my news-feed has been buzzing with baby announcements, sonograms, and gender reveal parties. When I first caught wind of them, I thought gender reveals were silly, but when I became pregnant for the 5th time we already had 3 daughters and only one son. Everyone was really hoping for another boy, so the idea of a gender reveal started to appeal to me. I’m so glad we decided to do it. The joy of that moment is irreplaceable. Here are a few tips to make your gender reveal a success.
Keep It A Secret! This was probably the biggest struggle for me. The easiest way to do this is for you not to know at all. When you arrive for your sonogram appointment, let your
healthcare provider know right away that you do not want to know the gender of the baby. Ask them to write it down on a sheet of paper, and place it in a sealed envelope.
Decide how you are going to spill the beans about your bun. I am a huge fan of using cake, cake-pops or cupcakes to share the big news. Going this route does two things, it allows everyone to be privy to the news at the same time, and they get to enjoy a sweet treat. Simply hand your envelope to your baker at the time you place your order. They will then choose a filling according to the baby’s gender. It’s usually either pink or blue.
Feel free to change up the color scheme. Most people stick with pink and blue decorations for their gender reveal, but there are so many other options. I love the bees (What Will it Bee?) and ducks (Waddle It Be?) are two great options that allow you to use different colors, but stick to the gender reveal theme.
Are you planning a gender reveal? I’d love to know how you plan on breaking the big news! Comment below and give me a sneak peek!