Gender Reveal Party Ideas: Creative and Cool!

Gender reveal cake. Photo credit Betty Crocker

Expecting a little one soon? For sure the question “boy or girl?” is keeping everyone (maybe even the two of you!) intrigued and excited. Well, why not share the thrill of the big announcement with a gender reveal party that lets family and friends in on the fun? Take your pick from these 10 creative and cool ideas we found for making that all-important announcement!

Gender Reveal Cookies and Treats Made Sweetly

Make the reveal extra sweet with party treats that keep everyone guessing (notice all the question marks?) till the first slice or bite! You could go with yummy chocolate cupcakes with pink or blue filling, or really fancy cookies decorated with boy and girl silhouettes or cool Super Mario Bros. graphics. The gender reveal party cake itself could ‘spill the beans’…or should we say, the candies! Love this candy-filled example and this darling onesie design that has the inner layers colored for the reveal.

[Note: The Super Mario Bros. cookies and the candy-filled cake have recipes you can follow! See the links below.]

Image credits: 1 – Cupcakes by Cream and Flutter, via The Cake Blog; 2 – Onesie cake via Sweet Kiera; 3- Candy-filled cake via Betty Crocker; 4 – Silhouette cookies via Big Dot of Happiness; 5 – Super Mario Bros. cookies via Semi Sweet Designs

Fun Gender Reveal Games that are Interactive

“Surprise!” That’s what this next set of ideas is all about—with you and your guests involved. We were blown away by the creative gender reveal props that are available from etsy shops or as DIY projects. Here are 5 of our faves: half-pink and half-blue announcement eggs, fun homemade confetti poppers, ingenious “What will it BEE?” scratch-off cards, a gender reveal boxful of balloons to herald the news, and a tally board for guests to cast their votes and wear a corresponding colored button!

Image credits: 6 – Announcement eggs via Baby Essentials by Mel; 7 – Confetti poppers via Alphamom; 8 – Bee scratch-off cards via Inklings Paperie; 9 – Balloons in a box via Radiant Photo Gallery; 10 – Tally board via Land of Nod


  1. Catherine Holt  /  04/28/2014, 5:12 am Reply

    I love the idea of number 3….partly because I am obsessed with cake….lol

    • Lissa (Bellenza Party Suite)  /  04/30/2014, 3:00 pm Reply

      So nice of you to stop by, Catherine! Love that candy-filled cake, too. And the interactive ideas look like fun, don’t they?!

  2. Patricia H.  /  01/06/2014, 11:25 pm Reply

    My niece will be having a baby shower with this theme. We will be making a gender reveal piñata wherein pink or blue candies will come out! So excited about this idea!

    • Nicole (Bellenza Party Suite)  /  01/07/2014, 2:15 pm Reply

      Congrats to your niece! This is really such a thrilling and fun idea that will surely delight everyone in the room. We can just imagine everyone’s excitement when the colors finally get revealed! We hope the party goes extremely well. See you around, Patricia.

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