49 Fun Gender Reveal Game Ideas for a Great Party

Are you searching for games you can play at a gender reveal party? Well, look no further! We've assembled 49 of the best ideas for games and activities you could include in your not-to-be-missed gender reveal party. Whether you’re the parent planning a gender reveal party or the host who has been given the duties of helping plan the party and keep the fun going, read on for inspiration and step-by-step instructions.

Fun Gender Reveal Game Ideas and Activities

So, how do you make a gender reveal fun? By planning some funny activities and fun games for the guests to play! Start by checking out some gender reveal ideas that work well at a party. Then forge ahead to pick some of the following games, which are designed to keep guests occupied and having fun at the party without revealing the baby’s gender just yet!

1. How big is the baby bump? Have guests make guesses about the mom’s belly circumference (after first getting permission from the expectant mother). You could hand out some measuring tapes, or put together a basket of various lengths of ribbon, or provide a spool of twine that guests could then cut to the length equal to the circumference they think the mom’s belly measures. 2. The price is right. Give out printed lists of common baby gear products and have your guests guess how much each of them costs. 3. Baby bingo. Everyone loves bingo, so why not a baby-themed version of the game? 4. Baby emoji word game. Create a fun baby game loosely based on the classic crowd-pleaser Pictionary. Print out cards with lines of emojis and ask guests to guess what they mean. 5. Advice for the mom-to-be. Pass out note cards on which guests can write one piece of “new mom” advice for the mom-to-be. 6. Guess the baby’s birthday. Have guests guess when the baby will arrive by selecting dates on a calendar. However, the winner won’t know they won until the baby is born. 7. Guess the “pink” or “blue” song title. Hand out lists of song lyrics without titles, asking guests to fill in the names of the songs. Choose songs that contain the words pink or blue in their titles. 8. Candy count. Fill jars with either pink or blue jellybeans or candy-coated chocolates and asks guests to guess the amount. Of course, you’ll have to know about how many candies are in the jars. 9. Baby name A-Z. Ask guests to come up with baby names beginning with each and every letter of the alphabet! To make it even harder, you could break the guests up into teams and have one team come up with boys’ names and the other girls’ names. 10. Name that “baby” song. Here's another song title guessing game. In this one, guests will be looking for song titles that contain the word baby.


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Easy Gender Reveal Game Ideas and Activities

If you’re looking for simple, cute, and easy games to play at a gender reveal that don’t take too much time to prepare for or assemble, these games might do the trick:

11. Baby name suggestions. Maybe the parents-to-be haven’t yet decided on a name. Have party guests fill out pieces of paper with names, which then all can be added to a big bowl from which the parents can draw names. 12. Who knows the mom best? Create a baby shower game, like a multiple-choice quiz with questions about the mom. Guests can take the quiz and the one who knows the mom the best earns a prize. 13. Celebrity baby name match. Print out cards with two lists of names: celebrities on the left side and their babies’ names on the right side, and have guests match them by drawing lines. 14. Baby phrase word game. Create a baby-themed story template with important words in the story omitted, in the style of the Mad Libs books. Ask guests to fill in the missing words. It will surely have everyone entertained and laughing once each guest reads theirs out loud.

15. Complete the nursery rhyme or lullaby. Print out cards with various nursery rhymes and lullabies with certain words or phrases missing and have guests complete the missing words and phrases. 16. Baby predictions. Have guests play a game where they predict everything about the baby, like the birth weight, their eye color, hair color, maybe whether they have mom’s or dad’s eyes, etc. 17. Baby word scramble. Create a word scramble and print it out on cards. 18. Baby ABC game. Ask party guests to write down baby-related words for every letter of the alphabet. 19. Old wives’ tales. For this game, hand out a checklist of old wives’ tales for gender prediction and have guests predict whether the baby could be a boy or a girl based on the tales. 20. Baby ABC game. Have guests try and name a baby product that begins with each letter of the alphabet. 21. Scratch and reveal. Create a lottery scratch-off that will eventually reveal the gender of the baby. Make sure that everyone starts scratching at the same time to make it a race to the reveal. 22. Baby face game. For this game you’ll want to take a photo of each parent’s face and cut the two photos into horizontal slivers, separating the eyes, nose, mouth, chin, and forehead. Ask guests reassemble them in an effort to predict what the baby will look like, with features from one or both parents.

DIY Gender Reveal Game Ideas and Activities

All the following gender reveal games have a homemade or DIY aspect to them and get the party guests involved in a creative capacity. A little arts and crafts never hurt anyone!

23. Baby's first alphabet. Hand out sheets of paper and various pens and markers, asking guests to design and decorate the letters of the alphabet. Gather the alphabet pages and later on have them bound to create a book for the baby. 24. DIY ABC blocks. Purchase a set of plain wooden blocks and ask guests to decorate them with the letters of the alphabet or animal faces. These will make a great toy for the baby once they're old enough.

25. Cupcake-decorating contest. Bake the cupcakes before guests arrive, and have a table set up with all the cupcake-decorating tools needed like piping bags filled with pink and blue frosting, metal spatulas, etc. Each guest can choose the color they prefer and create the best-looking cupcakes they can. 26. Bib-decorating battle. Buy some plain bibs and decorating supplies. Offer nontoxic craft paints and painting supplies for the decoration. In the end, you’ll have amassed a stack of bibs to use for the baby.

27. Art scene splatter art. Fill opaque water guns with different colors of nontoxic acrylic paint with one of the guns filled with either pink or blue paint. Have a blank canvas or a large, thick cloth mounted to the wall, and on the count of three have guests run up to the canvas and aim. In a short amount of time the baby’s gender will be revealed and you’ll have one great piece of art too! 28. Baby sculpture competition. Hand guests a ball of pink or blue play dough or modeling clay dyed pink or blue and ask them to sculpt a small baby shape out of the clay. Whoever designs the best-looking baby wins a prize.

Interactive Gender Reveal Game Ideas and Activities for Guests

If the above DIY gender reveal games weren’t interactive enough, here are some more party games to keep family and guests entertained and get them off—or on—their feet! These icebreaker games are also great for helping guests to mingle and become acquainted with one another.

29. Punch pong. Instead of the classic drinking game of beer pong, for a gender reveal party game replace the beer with punch, dyeing it either pink or blue. 30. Baby cornhole. If you’re looking for gender reveal games to play outside during a barbecue, this one should fit the bill. Create a game of cornhole, except in this version the bean bags you toss are either pink or blue. 31. Pin the pacifier on the baby. Instead of “pin the tail on the donkey,” have a poster of a baby on the wall (or ask an artist friend to draw one), and have guests try and pin a pacifier on the baby’s mouth while blindfolded. 32. Baby charades. What could be more fun and interactive than charades? In this “baby” version, you’ll want guests to act out baby activities, like feeding, diapering, bathing, etc. Make the charade prompts as detailed as you’d like to set the difficulty level even higher and make it more fun. 33. Pop the belly. For this gender reveal game, like carnival dart games, you’d create a homemade dart game—except these balloons represent the mom’s belly and not the clown’s face. Fill balloons with various colors of confetti, blow them up, tie them off, and pin them in rows on a bulletin board. Then have guests throw darts at the balloons. To turn this into a gender reveal, fill one of the balloons with either pink or blue confetti. 34. Piñata gender reveal. Just as you would for the classic birthday party game, have guests take turns smacking the piñata until it cracks. To make it a gender reveal, fill the piñata with either pink or blue candy and confetti. 35. Scavenger hunt. This type of game has become super popular for many occasions. Why not create your own scavenger hunt for a gender reveal party? It will work perfectly outside if you’re planning on having a picnic party. As guests receive each clue, they’ll get closer and closer to revealing the gender.

36. Baby food flavor-guessing game. Here blindfolded guests must guess the flavor of the store-bought baby food they will be tasting. To make it even more fun, have other guests feed them the food, and make sure the blindfolded tasters are wearing bibs! 37. Pregnancy cravings bar. Fill jars with foods that the mom is craving during her pregnancy. Have guests taste the foods and make guesses as to the gender of the baby based on the food choices. This kind of game plays into some old wives’ tales about specific cravings for specific genders. 38. Movie titles. Hand out clues and famous phrases taken from popular movies and ask that guests try to guess the name of the movie. To make the game easier and relevant, select movies whose titles contain the words pink, blue, or baby. 39. Baby game show. Design a game based on your favorite game show. Have guests play the game, offering clues that will eventually lead to the gender being revealed. 40. Plastic string battle. Provide all guests with cans of plastic string in different colors, with one can containing either pink or blue. Make sure the labels have been removed or covered with dark tape to hide the color. On the count of three have everyone commence the battle and the baby’s gender will be revealed! 41. Pajama party pillow fight. For this game you’ll want to provide each guest with a pillowcase filled with white feathers, but in one of the pillows you’ll have pale pink or blue feathers. Then, soon after the pillow fight begins everyone will know the gender of the new baby! To take the theme of this party one step further, you might like to encourage guests to come in their pajamas. Food options could include crowd-pleasing brunch items like mini versions of pancakes, muffins, omelets, etc. 42. Balloon reveal race. In this game, balloons filled with different colors of confetti are scattered throughout the party venue. One balloon will be filled with either pink or blue confetti. At a certain point during the party, start the game, having everyone rush to pop all the balloons until the baby’s gender is revealed.

Gender Reveal Game Ideas for the Parents

The following games are specifically designed for parents to play while the guests watch for the gender reveal. If you're the lucky parents, make sure to designate someone to record the reveal so you have that for posterity’s sake.

43. Digging for pacifiers. This game can be played by all the guests or by only the parents—and it gets even more exciting if you, the parents-to-be, don’t yet know the gender of your baby. Fill two buckets with neutral-colored pacifiers and have someone hide a pink or blue pacifier in each. Then you race to dig and find the pink or blue pacifier to reveal the baby’s gender. 44. Baby bottle chug. Have two opaque baby bottles filled with either pink or blue sports drinks. Then at a certain point in the party, you will chug the drinks and reveal the color of your tongues to discover the gender of their baby. 45. Gender reveal tic tac toe. For this gender reveal, someone needs to create an oversized tic tac toe game “board” that can be hung on the wall for everyone to see. You can use large paper plates or round cardboard cutouts. The back of each round will either say “boy” or “girl.” Attach the plates or cutouts in a line on the board so that there is one clear winner. Then when everyone is ready for the reveal, you can flip each round to display the gender.

Gender-Guessing Games

Of course, there’s science behind what determines the sex of a baby, but that doesn’t mean we can’t turn it into a game! The following games include everyone in the fun as they must guess the baby’s gender and choose sides, making the reveal that much more suspenseful.

46. Don't say “boy” or “girl.” This spin on the gender reveal game “Don’t say baby,” has each guests trying hard not to say the words boy or girl. Each guest must wear a sticker or pin, and if they’re caught saying either the words boy or girl, the accuser gets to take their sticker. Whomever has the most stickers by the end is the winner! 47. Mardi Gras beads. As guests enter the gender reveal party, ask each to wear Mardi Gras beads to identify which gender they think/hope the baby is (either pink or blue). By the end of the party, those guests who guessed correctly win prizes. 48. Blue or pink pinup. For this guess-the-gender game, pin up a photo of the baby’s sonogram on a bulletin board, and ask guests to guess the baby’s gender. Have pink and blue pushpins or thumbtacks available, and each guest can vote. You might like to jazz up the game even more by gluing pink pompoms onto some thumbtacks and little blue bowties onto others.

49. Team pink or blue. As guests arrive, ask them to vote on the gender by choosing whether they’re on team pink or blue. Alternatively, hand them a bow in their chosen gendered color. They will wear the bow for the entirety of the party, which can come in handy if you need to split the guests up into teams for some other games. At the end of the party, once the gender is revealed, those guests who chose the correct color receive a party favor.

The Bottom Line

We hope these gender reveal game ideas have given you some inspiration for planning a gender reveal party.

In the meantime, if you’re preparing your baby registry ahead of your baby shower, check out our comprehensive list of baby registry must-haves.

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