One of the biggest moments in your pregnancy journey is learning whether your little one is a boy or a girl. One popular way to reveal the exciting news to friends and family is at your gender reveal party, but you can also post a creative photo on social media so that you can share the news to your wider circle. Read on for some fun and original ideas to reveal the gender of your baby whether you need an idea for your gender reveal party, or you’re looking for creative ways to announce your baby’s gender to the world with a photo that you can post or email.

Unique Gender Reveal Ideas

  • Lines in the sand. Announce the arrival of your little boy or girl by writing it in the sand. You can either take the simple route by drawing the letters for “BOY” or “GIRL,” or write something cute, like “she’s on the way” or “he’s coming.” Take a picture, making sure to also capture your belly and the stick in your opposite hand, and post it to your social media pages.

  • Pop the balloon. Order an opaque balloon from a party store and ask the store employee to fill it with blue or pink confetti. Or if you want to keep it a surprise, hand over the envelope revealing the gender of your baby to the employee. When it comes to the big moment, have a loved one take a picture while you and your partner pop the balloon.

  • Say it with pumpkins. If you want to reveal your baby’s gender in the fall, invite friends and family over to carve pumpkins. Carefully carve “it’s a girl” or “boy” into your pumpkin, before your guests arrive. When everyone is done carving, put a lit candle inside each pumpkin and place the pumpkins on your doorstep. Ask everyone to stand below your steps with their eyes closed, and then capture their expressions from the doorway when you tell them to open their eyes. Pose for a picture with your carved pumpkin and email it, along with an image of the priceless reactions you caught on camera, to loved ones who were not able to make the pumpkin party.

  • Gender reveal scavenger hunt. You can get your family and friends to be part of the experience by organizing a treasure hunt. Place some clues in an envelope, and send them out on a quest that will reveal the gender of your baby. This will take some planning, but you can have a lot of fun creating the treasure hunt, watching everyone running around looking for clues, and, of course, that big moment of revelation. You can really get creative with nursery rhymes, baby-related clues, hidden baby gear, fun facts about pregnancy and childbirth, and more!

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Cute Baby Gender Reveal Ideas

  • Pink or blue balloon messages. Set up your camera timer to take a series of images, and sit down next to your partner, each of you holding a balloon — one blue, one pink. Both of you should put the balloon between your lips as if you are about to start blowing them up. However, only your partner should continue to blow up the blue balloon, while your pink balloon stays deflated, or vice versa. Order a photo strip showcasing the three images — balloons in mouth, both pretending to blow up your balloons, and the blue (or pink) balloon fully inflated. Throw the strips in the mail or post them on social media, and wait for the congratulations to pour in from loved ones.

  • Baby bodysuit. Select a blue bodysuit and a pink bodysuit of the same price at a baby store. Hand the sealed envelope containing a slip of paper revealing your baby’s gender to the cashier, and ask to have the bodysuit that corresponds with the correct gender secretly wrapped. Wait to open the wrapped present in front of family and friends during your gender reveal party.

  • Gender reveal jewelry. Ask your partner to learn the baby's gender from the ultrasound tech following the scan. With the gender in mind, your partner can then select a special piece of jewelry that will reveal it to you. During an intimate date, your partner can present you with the gift and photograph your reaction to share with family and friends on social media. You'll have great memories and a lasting keepsake.

  • A pink or blue gift box. Give the envelope revealing the baby’s gender to a trusted friend or relative, and ask him or her to present each guest with a small box of either pink or blue toys wrapped in neutral-colored wrapping paper. With cameras ready and video rolling, instruct all your guests to open their boxes at the same time. By letting your guests do the reveal for you, all eyes will be on you and your partner’s reactions, which will surely be priceless.

  • Get the pets involved. Four legged friends are part of the family, so perhaps you want your fur babies to help announce the gender of your baby. You can set up a cute shot with your pet posing beside a few gender-revealing clues, like a blue balloon or a pink jumpsuit, and maybe even draw up a little chalkboard sign making the announcement with your pet’s paws placed on it.

To help you find the right gender reveal idea for this special moment, you might like to give your entire gender reveal party a theme. There are tons of different themes you can choose from, so take this fun quiz to see which one might be right for you: