Gender Reveal – Should You Have One?

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Are you a mom-to-be and want to be surprised at your gender reveal party? Or are you planning on knowing beforehand and want to make the party perfect for all of your friends? Or, do you want to skip the whole process and learn the gender at birth? Gender reveal parties can be a ton of fun.

If you’re stuck trying to decide whether or not to host a Gender Reveal party, here are a few things to consider before you make your decision:

1). Gender-Specific Baby Shower Items

Many people fail to see the connection between their gender reveal and their baby shower, but the gender reveal can affect the gifts you’ll get. Once people know what gender your child is, you’re sure to get a multitude of girl or boy themed gifts. While gendered baby items can be cute and fun, but non-gendered items can sometimes be more useful. So, if you’re not looking for 50 versions of a princess or sports-themed onesies, you might want to delay your gender reveal party until after you’ve hosted a baby shower.

2). Cisgender Debate

Gender Reveals are a fun excuse for a party. However,if your friends and family have strong opinions on genderfluidity, then a gender reveal party might not be well received. That said, most people will still accept a gender reveal as a fun way to reveal your child’s birth sex, without proclaiming your stance on cisgender issues.

3). You Love Cake and Candy

This one does not take much discussion. A gender reveal party is a great opportunity to cheat on the diet and eat some great pink and blue cake and candy. Need I say more?

4). Great Way to Announce Upcoming Birth

Chances are you’ve already shared your pregnancy with your friends and family, but your gender reveal party is a great way to remind people about your pregnancy while hosting an amazing party. Having a baby is an amazing experience, and while this is an intimate moment between you and our spouse, your friends and family will love feeling like they are a part of it. Whether helping decorate the nursery, shopping for gifts or just being there for you, a gender reveal party is a great way to include friends and family in the process.

5). Can Someone Else Plan the Party?

To plan or not to plan? That is the question. To us, this depends on one thing… Do you want to know the gender beforehand or not? Are you the type of person who loves surprises, living life on the edge of your seat? If this sounds like you, then you will need to enlist the help of your close friends and/or family member. Someone who won’t let the secret out before the party. All you need to do to make this happen is to tell the medical personnel that you do NOT want to know the gender when you get your NIPT blood test or sonogram results back. Ask them to write down the gender and seal it in an envelope. They get requests like this all the time, so they won’t think it’s a weird request.

The best part is you can still take part in planning the party. A great way to achieve this is with both blue and pink colors as a theme for the party.  Just leave the final reveal to your friend or family. Whichever you choose, remember to relax and enjoy the day. You don’t need to go over the top. When you get to the heart of a gender reveal party, it’s really about sharing this special moment with those closest to you. Don’t let that important detail get lost in the shuffle of planning the perfect extravagant party.