Learning the gender of your baby is one of life’s most exciting moments. Whether you keep it a secret between you and your partner, or share it with family, friends, neighbors and co-workers, there are tons of ways to make the announcement special.
Ideas for sharing your special news
Just the Two of You
If you'd like to share your baby's gender with just your spouse or partner, but still experience the butterflies of a surprise, ask us to keep it a secret, too. We’ll provide you with a gender reveal card that you can open at a time of your choosing. Here are some ideas for a special, but private reveal:
Make a reservation at your favorite restaurant and open the card when you're both ready.
Pack a picnic and head to a place that's special to you both. Open the card when you get there.
Hand the card over to someone you trust and ask them to plan a fun, low-key way to unveil the news.
A Pink or Blue Party
Whether you're planning a big party or a small gathering, there are endless ways to reveal using either pink or blue. Here are a few WeeBaby favorites:
Balloons—Hold onto helium-filled pink and blue balloons, then release the color corresponding with your baby's gender in front of your reveal party guests. You can also place several pink or blue balloons in a box and open it up at the big moment. Your baby's gender will float up for everyone to see. You can even wrap the box for extra suspense—your baby is a gift!
Cake or Cupcakes—Choose a blue or pink filling for your party's cake or cupcakes, such as fruit or colored buttercream. You could use pink or blue candy or add a little food coloring to the batter. If you use a bakery, they'll have great ideas, too!
Piñata—Fill a piñata with pink or blue candy and let your guests take turns whacking it until the news is spilled.
Confetti—Nothing says "Surprise!" like a shower of confetti. Place pink or blue confetti in a solid container and let it fly when the time is right, or order these Gender Reveal Confetti Push Pops for your guests.
If social media is your domain, then a photo is the best way to share. After all, a picture is worth 1,000 words, but in this case it only has to cover one—boy or girl! Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
Get a photo of you and your spouse releasing pink or blue balloons, chowing down on pink or blue cupcakes or cookies, or sipping a pink or blue milkshake together.
Take a photo of just about anything pink or blue, or gender-specific—a baby blanket, stuffed animal, baby shoes or another clothing item.
Wrap a pink or blue ribbon around mom's belly and watch it go viral.
Snap a photo of your empty nursery with a "boy" or "girl" paint sample on the wall.
If you're sharing with friends and family via snail mail, there's still no shortage of fun and memorable ways to do so:
Scratch-Off Cards—Who doesn't love a scratch-off card? You can order these from Amazon and send them to your long-distance friends and family for a fun way to share the news.
Clothing—For a smaller group, send a boy or girl's onesie or t-shirt. It will share the news and double as a keepsake. Etsy has plenty to choose from.
Get Siblings Involved
If you have older children, allow them to unveil the news. They can release the balloons, get the first slice of cake or unwrap the reveal box. Including them and giving them an important job is a great way for your whole family to bond over the excitement.
Purchase a pink or blue heartbeat bear or a heartbeat animal of your choice with a pink tutu or blue bowtie and place in a solid reveal box. WeeBaby Imaging has a Gender Reveal Kit available for purchase which includes everything you need: an animal, tutu or bowtie, and reveal box. We will record your baby’s heartbeat on the heart sound module and place inside the animal of your choice. Open the reveal box as a couple, with family, or at a reveal party for a super cute surprise revealing whether it’s a boy or girl with an added bonus: the precious sound of your baby’s heartbeat. Or, have baby’s sibling open the reveal box for a special cuddly gift revealing whether it’s going to be a new brother or a new sister!