The world needs more joy. And what is more smile-inspiring than forcing your friends and family to come to your house so that they can find out whether your upcoming bundle of joy is biologically male or female? (They will probably feel obligated to bring a present or cash gift, so…you know.)
Unfortunately, the bar has been raised by other parents-to-be and it is up to you to toss it up even higher into the air. Parenting is a never-ending contest now! You have to be the best, publicly, all the time.
Here are three creative, cute and clever gender reveal party ideas to consider rolling out for maximum impact. You’re very welcome.
1. A Koi Fish Frenzy
Koi fish are poetic and artsy and now people will think you are too, by extension, because you included them in your quirky, super original gender reveal! Fill a lovely, photo-worthy pond with koi fish, gather your loved ones around and then throw colored fish flakes into the water! The fish will get a snack—hopefully not a poisonous one because that would sure put a damper on the get-together—and everyone will peer over excitedly to see whether the flakes are blue or pink.
2. An Hour-Long Professionally Edited Video
Take your loved ones through your journey to motherhood, even though they probably don’t really need to know all about it. Clips from your wedding, photographs from your own childhood, interviews with your former teachers, mementos from your favorite holidays—whatever you feel like shoehorning in there, really. The important thing is that the focus remains squarely and solely on you. And your unborn baby, too, I guess? Hm.
The finale will be a quick look at the “gender reveal.” And then another picture of you and your partner. End on a you-note.
3. A Hot Air Balloon [Piloted By A “Boy” Or “Girl” Clown]
Turn what could have been a genuinely enjoyable five-minute celebration into an event that people can’t wait to escape from. No one will be able to leave without feeling uncomfortable or guilty until the very end.
Now, you can pump up the drama by making sure the balloon’s entrance is perfectly timed to a personalized soundtrack. Something heart-pounding and emotionally-compelling.
Encourage your parents to “oooh” and “ahhh” loudly as the balloon begins to make its descent. Throw heavy hints out that you’d like everyone to share this excitement with their followers online.
Before you know it, a “boy” or “girl” clown will pop up to inform the world about your little one’s gender. Isn’t that cool and charming and not at all upsetting? You’re doing super great!
Word of warning….make sure you tell the clown that they must, must, must stay crouched before the special moment; you don’t want them ruining the surprise, just because they needed to make sure there were no dangerous winds blowing or something.
Collect those social media “likes,” friends! And start brainstorming for your baby name reveal — it will need to top everyone else’s!
About the Author
Kaitleighn C King is a Jesus-loving, health-obsessed mommy blogger. Yes, she’s better than you, but she relates to your “struggles”. Keep up with her at https://kaitleighn-king.webnode.com/.