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Are you planning a Gender Reveal Party or Gender Reveal Baby Shower? I’m sharing some easy Gender Reveal Party Ideas with y’all today that will help you plan a simple event! Keep reading for Gender Reveal Decorations Ideas, Unique Ideas for a Gender Reveal, and cute theme ideas!

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Hold the Balloon sponsored this post. All opinions are my own.

What is a Gender Reveal?

A Gender Reveal Party is a special for parents-to-be to announce to their family and friends what the gender of their baby is! Sometimes the parents know, and sometimes it is a surprise to them as well! Gender Reveal parties and baby showers are becoming really popular, with parents announcing the gender of their baby when they find out from the doctor what the gender is (usually around 17-22 weeks of pregnancy via ultrasound confirmation). A Gender Reveal party can also be at the same thing as a baby shower, or can be a component of of the baby shower. It’s really up to the parents-to-be!

I think that a Gender Reveal can be really cute if you include the older siblings in the action, so I created a few activities that are suitable for younger kids, as well, including a “Big Sister” shirt!

Big Sister at Gender Reveal Baby Shower - Gender Reveal Party Ideas by Pineapple Paper Co.

How do you Plan a Gender Reveal?

Planning a Gender Reveal can be easy! I used traditional Pink and Blue decorations, including the Sweet Surprise party supplies from Hold the Balloon. I love how these adorable party supplies come together in boy and girl styles, and the plates are divided in half to show “Boy!” or “Girl!”

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Because of how the plates are styled, you can use them as a way for your guests to guess what gender the baby is!

Big Sister holding Gender Reveal Plates - Gender Reveal Party Ideas by Pineapple Paper Co.

Both the boy and girl versions of these cups come together, too:

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Hold the Balloon offers two styles of Gender Reveal napkins, the baby item version seen above, and a coordinating “It’s a Boy!” and “It’s a Girl” set.

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Using both Pink and Blue decorations are easy, because you can find a lot of coordinating decorations that will match your theme, including balloons. I created a balloon arch by blowing up various sizes of pink, blue, and white balloons and stringing them together with thick plastic thread.

Pink, Blue, and White Balloon Arch for Gender Reveal or Baby Shower by Pineapple Paper Co.

Gender Reveal Party Food Ideas

Planning food for a Gender Reveal can be as extensive as you want – you could have a full catered event like at a large baby shower or you can keep it simple, which is a good choice too! I think a small Gender Reveal dessert table is cute, and you could have multiple ways to reveal the gender on one table!

Gender Reveal cupcakes are so popular right now, and keeping them gender neutral by adding both pink and blue toppers is an easy and cute idea.

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I also made flavored water (you could use juice, milkshakes or anything colored) with blue and pink straw toppers.

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And, I’m sharing the FREE PRINTABLES that you can use for your Gender Reveal Party or Baby Shower! You can download the files at the end of the post.

I also made these adorable Baby “Rattles” out of mini donuts that are SO easy!

Donut Baby Rattles for a Gender Reveal or Baby Shower by Pineapple Paper Co.

You can make simple favor bags to put the donut rattles in for everyone to take home, too!

Gender Reveal Party Ideas by Pineapple Paper Co.

How Does a Gender Reveal Work?

There are a number of ways to reveal the gender of the baby, including:

-Using a Cake – cutting into a cake that has colored layers inside.

-Gender Reveal Cupcakes – they can be filled with blue or pink icing.

-Pink or Blue Cake Pops – the inside of the cake pop is pink or blue and is covered with solid colored chocolate to hide the color.

-Gender Reveal Balloons – you can fill a dark colored (black) balloon with confetti and pop it to reveal pink or blue confetti, or you can fill a wrapped box with helium filled blue or pink balloons and release them to find out the gender!

-Some other Unique Ideas for Gender Reveal include: Smoke Bombs, Golf balls or Baseballs that explode with colored powder when you hit them, or Pinatas. You can really be creative!

For this party, I made DIY Confetti Poppers with cardboard tubes and gender neutral scrapbook paper. I filled them with blue or pink confetti to reveal the gender of the baby!

Gender Reveal Confetti Popper - Gender Reveal Party Ideas by Pineapple Paper Co.

Using confetti poppers is a really great activity for younger kids, siblings, or all of your party guests if you’d like everyone to use them at the same time! Just pull quickly from both ends and let the confetti fly!

This gender reveal turned out BLUE – time to start decorating the nursery for a little boy!

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The confetti was a great surprise for everyone! The confetti was just colored cardstock cut into small pieces.

Gender Reveal Party Ideas by Pineapple Paper Co.

Using these EASY ideas and the Sweet Surprise Party Supplies from Hold the Balloon, you’ll have a cute Gender Reveal Party that everyone will love!

Download Free Gender Reveal and Baby Shower Printables

Gender Reveal Party Ideas and Free Printable Cupcake Toppers and Straw Flags by Pineapple Paper Co.

Get the password below! (If you have the password, head over to the library to download the file.

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