The Growing Trend of Gender Reveal Parties – All Are Invited
You’ve just had the ultrasound and learned the sex of your baby, now it’s time to reveal it to the world. Do you pick up that phone and start making calls? Looking for an announcement with more luster and personality? After all, this is your sweet bundle of joy’s first presentation to family, friends and loved ones – why not make it big.
More and more expecting couples are opting for a well planned and thought out gender reveal party, where both sides of the family are involved. Male and female friends and family members may attend the party awaiting the announcement of the child’s gender. Gone are the days of female-exclusive baby showers, now the entire family can be involved. From dads to grandfathers, mothers and friends – everyone will enjoy this exciting time.
Planning Your Gender Reveal Party
The keys to a successful gender reveal party is planning and organization. The theme of the party, combined with food, games, decorations and invitations all contribute to the success of the gathering. If you want to make custom-gifts or decorations, ordering and preparation can take time. Expert party planners suggest planning the gender reveal party approximately one month prior to the scheduled ultrasound to ensure enough time.
There are two options the expecting couple has for the reveal. Some couples want to know the sex of the baby ahead of time, but leave the mystery to friends and family members. This means that the couple will know the gender prior to the party and plan accordingly. Guests will learn the sex of the baby during the gender reveal.
Other couples prefer to learn the sex right along with their guests. This means that the ultrasound technician will seal an envelope containing the gender of the baby and present it to the couple. The sealed envelope will not be opened until the party, adding to even more excitement for the couple.
Designing Your Theme and Sweet Treat
Many couples find that a well-put together theme adds a special touch of personality. One of the most popular themes for gender reveal parties is the “Team Boy Versus Girl.” This idea can be modified slightly to incorporate colors, such as “Team Blue Versus Pink.” The guests may be told to wear the color that represents the child’s gender. Your invitation can nicely describe the instructions for your guests and the clothing they should wear.
Once you have decided on a theme, start planning the food and activities. A popular gender reveal involves a cake or cupcakes. Your baker can check the contents of your envelope if you haven’t learned the gender yet and incorporate pink or blue frosting into the center of the sweet treat. If you already know the sex, simply tell the baker how you would like the dessert prepared. When you slice the cake or have the guests take their synchronized bite of cupcake, all will learn the sex of the baby simultaneously.
Thanking Your Guests
Prizes and a take-away are a nice touch for your friends and family who attend the gender reveal party. Having your guests sign a book or place their names into a jar can be fun for drawings while keeping you organized. A nice touch in thanking your guests is to give them a small token of appreciation when leaving. A small bag of goodies, candles or gift cards to coffee shops and restaurants are a nice touch.
Learning the sex of your baby should be filled with joy and lots of love. Gender reveal parties are great for including all family members, not just the female side of the tree. Have fun and remember to plan ahead.
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