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How to Host a Gender Reveal Party

Updated: Dec 8, 2022

The moment you learn the sex of your baby is magical. Share it with friends and family by hosting an epic reveal party—here's how.

Create a Theme. For your baby reveal party, go simple with pink and blue cocktails, candles, plates, cups, napkins—you name it.

Set the date and invite guests. Send your invitations out at least six weeks ahead of time, so you can get your Peeka-Boo! gender package, and even a 3D package, and plan your big reveal.

Schedule an ultrasound. It's usually clear (99% Accuracy) to a Peeka-Boo! technician whether you're having a boy or a girl at around 15 to 16 weeks' gestation. Ask them to write "boy" or "girl" on a piece of paper and place it in a sealed envelope. If your baby is positioned in a way that makes it impossible for the technician to accurately determine the gender—with legs folded in front of the genitals, for example—ask about scheduling a follow-up appointment.

Plan the big reveal. A lot of couples choose to announce the sex of their baby with a sweet treat, such as a cake or a cupcake. For a gender reveal that doesn't include dessert, have a balloon gender reveal where your friend would place a dozen pink or blue helium-filled balloons into a large cardboard box or trunk; at the party, you can open the box and everyone can see what color balloons float out.

Document the event. Have your camera and/or video camera charged and ready to go. Ask a trusted friend or family member to be your photographer or videographer, since you'll be busy mingling with your guests.

Thank your guests. Have partygoers participate in some gender reveal party games. As guests arrive, ask them to write their name on a slip of paper and place it in a jar labeled "girl" or "boy." Then, depending on your baby's gender, pick out a name from the "correct guess" jar and give the winning guest a price, like a candle or scented soap.


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