More and more expecting couples are opting for gender reveal baby showers these days.
Watch the video below to see how this type of event is done!
Unlike traditional baby showers ,where only women attend, this type of shower is a coed party where both men and women can join and participate in.
The beauty about this type of baby shower is the fact that everybody at the shower can share in the excitement in finding out the baby’s gender!
Both family and friends will gather anxiously around you and the expecting couple as the mom-to-be slowly cuts into the cake to reveal the baby’s gender. Doesn’t that just sound awesome!?!?
If the expecting couple cuts out a pink piece of cake then it’s a girl and if the expecting couple cuts out a blue piece of cake then it’s a boy.
Or the mom-to-be can just take the knife out of the cake to reveal the gender of the baby by looking at the color of the knife. It’s all up to you and how the expecting parents want to do it!
Here is a video showing you how it’s done:
How to pull off this type of event
Let’s talk about the important part first. You will need to to talk with your ultrasound technician and have him or her write the gender of the expecting couple’s child on a slip of paper and place it in a sealed envelope.
Ask the ultrasound technician if he or she has experience with this kind of request. If not, make sure you explain the request and the idea carefully.
The sealed envelope containing the gender should then be delivered to your baker with the strict instructions of baking a pink or blue cake depending on the information in the secret envelope.
The information in the envelope should only be known to your ultrasound technician, your baker and no one else.
Again, ask your baker if he or she has experience with this type of event. If not, explain it to your baker.
Don’t forget to instruct your baker to completely cover the cake and design the outside of the cake with a neutral-color frosting that is neither pink nor blue. The frosting can match your baby shower theme as long as it doesn’t reveal in any way, shape, or form the gender of the child.
Once you get this crucial part out of the way, it’s time to plan the rest of the baby shower. Remember that this is a coed baby shower and your color palette should be made up of clean colors and not pastel colors.
You should include games for women and baby shower games for men. Nothing about this type of party should let on to the baby’s gender so keep it as neutral as possible. Everything must remain neutral from the style of your invitations to your diaper cake centerpiece.
If you’re looking for more information about coed baby shower ideas then follow the link provided.
Also, don’t forget to advertise the fact that you’re having a gender mystery baby shower in the invitation and anywhere else that you can think of to build up hype and to get everybody excited about the event.
Neutral Themed Printables
If you are planning a gender reveal baby shower and you don’t want to fuss over all of the decorating and planning then let me recommend these gender reveal printables:
Gender neutral diaper cakes
What is a baby shower without a diaper cake? These beautiful three-tiered diaper centerpieces are always good to look at and they provide a valuable resource for the mom to be.
You can easily create one to fit any theme, even a genderless theme like this one. Below I’ve provided you with an easy-to-follow diaper cake tutorial video, written material Guide and some easy-to-follow neutral decorating tips:
- assorted rubber bands
- sixty three diapers
- paper towel tube
- glue gun
- 1 1/2 inch green satin ribbons and orange wire-edged sheer ribbons
The First tier base consists of: ring 1 – 6 diapers, ring 2 – 12 diapers, ring 3 – 18 diapers.
The Second tier middle part consists of: ring 1 – 6 diapers, ring 2 – 12 diapers.
The Third tier or the top part consists of: ring – 6 diapers.
First thing you’ll have to do is take your green satin ribbons and wrap them around each tier. You will attach the ends with a glue gun, be sure not to burn yourself.
After the glue has settled, you will then wrap your orange wire edge sheer ribbons around the green ones. You will cut the ends and tie them into little bows. Make sure to puff out the ends to enhance the Bows.
You should put a cute little gender neutral plush doll on top of the three-tier diaper cake. Rabbits, bears, giraffes and ducks make good choices for this diaper cake theme.
If you feel this is too much of an arts and crafts challenge then you could always buy a diaper cake. There are plenty of high quality and reasonably priced diaper cakes for sale online.
It’s all in the planning!
If you want to pull off this kind of baby shower you are going to need some help from your ultrasound technicians and your baker.
Follow the tips in this post and you will be on your way to hosting an amazing baby shower that will leave everyone surprised and entertained, especially the expecting couple.
I included some pretty useful and informative tips in this post but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t more great ideas out there.
If you’ve hosted a gender reveal party and if you have some good ideas that you would like to share with the rest of us then please leave them in the comments section below.
All of the information, thoughts and opinions that you’re willing to share with us is always appreciated. Thank you and I hope you enjoy planning out and hosting your baby shower.