65 Unforgettable Gender Reveal Ideas

Finding out the gender of your baby is one of the most exciting parts of the pregnancy journey. Parents-to-be can choose to find out privately and then share the news or find out for the first time surrounded by friends and family.

There are many different gender reveal ideas that are creative and fun, whether you choose to pop confetti-filled balloons or light a candle with a hidden message. Keep reading for our list of the best ideas for a gender reveal.

What Is a Gender Reveal?

A gender reveal celebrates the discovery of a baby’s biological sex. You can share the news with family and friends by hosting a special event or making an announcement online. Some parents-to-be wait to find out alongside their loved ones so that everyone can celebrate together.

There are many unique ways to reveal the baby’s gender to make it fun for everyone. Remember that while gender reveals can be an entertaining way to celebrate your baby’s arrival, they should always be done with respect and sensitivity toward all gender identities.

How Should You Do a Gender Reveal?

There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to a gender reveal. It’s totally up to you as the parents-to-be. You can choose to find out alongside family and friends during your baby shower, post a video on social media, or any way that works best for you. A few key points to consider as you plan your gender reveal are:

  1. Involve family and friends: Gender reveals are a great opportunity to gather loved ones and share in the excitement of your growing family.
  2. Keep it a surprise: If you want to be surprised along with your guests, have someone else (like a trusted friend or family member) plan the reveal details so you don’t know the gender until the big moment.
  3. Consider your budget: There are many creative and affordable gender reveal ideas available that don’t require a large financial investment.
  4. Make it personal: Choose a theme or idea that reflects your interests, hobbies, or personal style.

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65 Perfect Gender Reveal Ideas

From biting into frosting-filled desserts to tying a pink or blue bow around your four-legged friend, you’re sure to find a gender reveal idea perfect for your big announcement. Take a look at 65 of our favorite ideas.

Balloon Pop

Fill a large, neutral-colored balloon with pink or blue confetti. When it’s time for the gender reveal, pop the balloon with a pin to disclose the color inside.

Confetti Cannon

Shoot a confetti cannon to shower guests with colored confetti and reveal if you are going to have a little boy or girl.


Gender reveal 🥰🥰🥰 @Wersow

♬ Ten Jeden Moment – WERSOW

Smoke Bomb

Head outside with your loved ones and set off a pink or blue smoke bomb for a dramatic and exciting gender reveal.

Piñata Party

Fill a festive piñata that matches your baby shower theme with pink or blue candies or confetti. Have guests take turns giving it a whack until the contents are revealed.


It’s a boy!!! 🥰💙 Ang saya ng asawa ko. Gustong gusto kasi nya ng lalaki. 😍 Thank you, Lord for anawering our prayers! 💙 #genderreveal #itsaboy💙 #blessed2023

♬ original sound – Karina

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Scratch-off Cards

Hand out customized scratch-off cards with the gender hidden beneath. Loved ones will see who can find out the fastest if the arriving little one is a boy or a girl.


They’ve been trying for a girl for the longest time! These are truly unique! Thank you MyScratchOffs! #foryou #fyp #genderrevealparty #lottery

♬ Monkeys Spinning Monkeys – Kevin MacLeod & Kevin The Monkey

Gender Reveal Cake

Work with a local baker or ask a friend to make a cake with blue or pink filling. Slice into the cake during your baby shower to reveal the gender.

Paint Party

Don white t-shirts, then color yourselves with squirt guns or paintbrushes with pink or blue paint for an interactive gender reveal.

Gender Reveal Box

Open a box filled with pink or blue balloons or confetti that will escape revealing the gender of your baby.

Silly String Battle

Get out the silly string and have a battle with your family and friends. The color of the string will reveal if you’re having a boy or a girl.

Egg Roulette

Crack pink or blue eggs to find out if you’re having a girl or a boy. The real egg will reveal your baby’s gender.

Puzzle Reveal

Work as a team to piece together a puzzle. A loved one can hide the last piece, which will reveal the baby’s gender.

Team Pink or Team Blue

Have your baby shower guests wear pink or blue clothing or accessories to show if they think you’re having a little boy or girl. For fun, give the correct guessers a small prize.

Custom Fortune Cookies

Hand out fortune cookies with a message inside revealing the gender of your baby.

Gender Reveal Cookies

Serve cookies filled with pink or blue icing that reveal the baby’s gender when they are broken apart. Guests get to celebrate while enjoying a tasty treat.

Baby’s First Outfit

Unwrap a pink or blue baby outfit in front of your guests to find out if you’re having a boy or girl.

Baby Booties Reveal

Open a box with adorable pink or blue baby shoes inside to make your announcement.


Gender reveal.. 💐🌸👼🏻 Can’t wait to welcome our little angel soon #38weekspregnant #babydior #unboxing

♬ simple. – coldbrew

Gender Reveal Photoshoot

Set up a professional photo shoot to capture the moment you find out if you’re having a boy or girl. Invite a few close friends and family to share the moment with you.

Treasure Hunt

Organize a treasure hunt that leads you and your guests on a journey to find out your baby’s gender. This can be set up by a friend if you want to be surprised too.


I can’t stop crying I love you all so much. Thank you for being part of this journey with us #fyp #baby #genderrevealshow

♬ original sound – AbbieHerbert

Cupcake Surprise

Hand out cupcakes filled with pink or blue frosting that reveal the gender when loved ones take a bite.

Baby Gender Predictor

Use the old wives’ tales prediction quiz to guess the gender of your baby. Reveal who is correct at the end of the game.

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Gender Reveal Powder Toss

Step out to your backyard and toss colored powder made of cornstarch and food coloring into the air to reveal the gender of your baby.

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Gender Reveal Riddles

Read fun riddles or clues to find out if you’re having a boy or a girl. Guests can help you guess along the way.

Colored Smoke Tires

Perfect for sports car enthusiasts, have a friend burnout car tires over colored smoke for an exciting reveal.

Volcano Eruption

Bring back this fun school science experiment for your gender reveal. Create a DIY volcano that erupts with pink or blue “lava” when you pour vinegar inside.

Baby Gender Reveal Ball Game

Perfect your batting swing, then head outside with family and friends. Fill a ball with colored powder or confetti that will escape when hit and reveal the gender of your baby.

Baby Gender Reveal Soccer Ball 

Kick a small soccer ball filled with pink or blue powder to find out if you’re having a girl or a boy.


Spectacular goal combined with our signature powder blaster to celebrate this little boy on the way.⚽️💕🎉 #genderreveal #genderrevealworld #genderrevealideas #revelaciondesexo🥳💙💗 #genderrevealparty

♬ sonido original – elia2005

Gender Reveal Dartboard

Fill balloons with white paint or powder and one balloon with pink or blue. Have guests throw darts at the balloons until the gender is revealed.


We got EXTREMELY lucky the right balloon didn’t pop in the first few throws😂 #RefundGlowUp #MillionActsofLove #fyp #genderreveal #foryoupage

♬ ily (i love you baby) – Surf Mesa

Gender Reveal Lanterns

Release pink or blue paper lanterns into the sky. You can do this to reveal your baby’s gender or celebrate the announcement at the end of your event.

Glow Sticks Reveal

Gather loved ones in a dark room, then crack pink or blue glow sticks at the same time for a creative and glowing reveal.

Gender Reveal Water Balloon Fight

Feel like a kid again with a fun water balloon fight with balloons filled with pink or blue water.

Baby’s First Plush Toy

Find out if you’re having a girl or a boy by unwrapping a sweet pink or blue plush toy.


Best present of all 🥹 suprised husband with baby’s gender for Christmas! He’s been asking to find out for months 💙💖 #christmaspresent #genderreveal #babygender #pregnant #christmassurprise

♬ original sound – CailaQuinn

Gender Reveal Science Experiment

Conduct a creative science experiment in front of family and friends that results in a pink or blue reaction.

Gender Reveal Smash Chocolate

Smash open a large chocolate heart with mini wooden mallets to reveal pink or blue candies inside.


Gender reveal smash box🙊💖💙

♬ Body – Megan Thee Stallion

Hidden Message Candle 

Light a candle with a hidden message to find out if you’re having a boy or a girl. This unique gender reveal creates exciting anticipation for your and your loved ones.

Baby’s First Book

Read a book with your partner that slowly reveals if you’re expecting a sweet little boy or girl.

Baby Name Reveal

Reveal your baby’s name, along with their gender to family and friends in person or via video.

Themed Reveal Party

Plan a baby shower or gender reveal party with a specific theme, such as superheroes or princesses. As guests arrive at your party they’ll find out the gender of your baby.

Closet Reveal

Open a closet or dresser doors to show off pink or blue baby items inside.

Stuffed Animal Reveal

Unwrap a gift bag or box with a pink or blue stuffed animal inside, revealing the baby’s gender.

Baby Pool

Create a pool among your guests to guess the gender and other details about your baby. Reveal who guessed correctly and award a prize.

Car Race

Have loved ones “race” two cars with blue and pink decorations. Gather at the end of the finish line to find out who won.

Bottle Chug Race

Compete with family and friends in a baby bottle chugging contest with pink or blue drinks.

Gender Reveal Balloon Release

Fill a box with pink or blue balloons and release them into the sky for a festive reveal.

Colored Spaghetti Surprise

Cook spaghetti and dye it pink or blue for a messy and giggle-inducing gender reveal.

DIY Gender Reveal Pinwheels

Hand out pinwheels to guests that reveal the gender of your baby when they start to spin.

Fireworks Gender Reveal

Wait until the sun sets, then launch blue or pink fireworks into the sky.


Great gender reveal this passed weekend. I was impressed. 😲 Presented by For Small Event Rentals. They can be found on IG @fsertexas

♬ original sound – July The Lion

Magic Wand Reveal

Wave a magic wand outside in front of loved ones to release pink or blue confetti or streamers and reveal your baby’s gender.

Gender Reveal Ring Toss

Play a ring toss game with pink or blue rings. As you play, you’ll slowly discover if you’re having a girl or a boy.

Clothesline Reveal

Hang pink or blue baby clothes on a clothesline for guests to find when they arrive at your baby shower, or step outside.

Colored Bubbles Reveal

Hand out bubble wands to loved ones and blow pink or blue bubbles and reveal the baby’s gender.

Tic-Tac-Ttoe Gender Reveal

In this fun game, the parents-to-be take turns flipping cards on a tic-tac-toe board until they reveal the winner – a boy or a girl.

Gender Reveal Sticker Game

Take turns with your guests to place stickers on a board and eventually find out the gender of your baby.

Gender Reveal Puzzle Pieces

Hide puzzle pieces in a fun scavenger hunt. As you assemble the pieces, it will reveal the gender.

Pop the Belly

Place a belly balloon on a paper-mâché figure. Pop it to release pink or blue confetti.

Fire Extinguisher Gender Reveal

Squeeze a couple of faux fire extinguishers to release a blast of color in blue or pink.

Umbrella Gender Reveal

Open an umbrella above your head filled with pink or blue confetti or flower petals to reveal the gender of your baby.


I’m going to be a girl mom to the most beautiful girl in the world🥺💖 THANK YOU GOD #girlmom #genderreveal #january2022 #foryou

♬ Mama’s Hand – Queen Naija

Pull Out Cake Reveal

Pull a long, rolled-up piece of paper slowly out of a cake until it reads if a baby boy or girl is on the way.

Cake Pops Gender Reveal

Give each of your guests a cake pop filled with pink or blue cake and find out your baby’s gender when they take a bite.

Gender Reveal with Dog

Involve your furry friend in your gender reveal. Tie a pink or blue balloon or ribbon to your dog and let it run towards the parents-to-be to reveal the gender.

Giant Baby Boxing

Both entertaining and hilarious, have two friends or family members duke it out dressed in baby boy and baby girl costumes. The winner reveals the arriving baby’s gender.

Cocoa Bomb

Drop a cocoa bomb in a mug and pour hot water or milk over it. As it melts, the pink or blue contents inside will spill out to tell if you’re having a girl or a boy.

Powder Blasters

Set off a blue or pink powder blaster behind you and your partner for an extraordinary gender reveal.

Crossfit Gender Reveal

Let the dad-to-be lift a barbell with a bag of pink or blue powder attached. When he drops the barbell the bag’s contents will spill out and reveal the gender.

Boiling Cauldron Gender Reveal

Perfect for a Halloween-themed shower or event, place dry ice, boiling water, and a pink or blue smoke bomb in a large cauldron for a unique gender reveal.

Hand Mold Gender Reveal

Using a casting mold, the parents-to-be create a hand sculpture holding a pink or blue pacifier. When the mold is uncovered it reveals the color of the pacifier for a sweet and heartwarming gender reveal.

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Jacqueline Mann is a freelance content writer with more than 10 years of experience in the communications field. In her free time, she enjoys trips to the library with her son, watching anime with her husband, and relaxing with a weekly yoga practice.

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