Usually one of the first questions people ask an expecting mother is, are you having a boy or a girl? In the past, parents found out the sex of their baby at the time of the birth, today lots of parents find out during their mid-pregnancy ultrasound.
Many couples are following a growing trend to host gender-reveal parties instead of simply calling up friends and family or sharing ultrasound results on social media.
During these parties, the expectant parents and their guests play games to try and find out the baby’s gender together.
In most cases, the expectant couples don’t know the gender of the baby so they schedule an ultrasound appointment and ask that the sex of the baby be written on a piece of paper and placed in a sealed envelope. Other couples may already know the gender but want to reveal to friends and family with a party.
The gender reveal party can be simple or extravagant. Some couples may choose a simple dinner where they open the envelope containing the ultrasound results in front of their guests, some make the announcement with a specially designed cake, where they give their baker the envelope, so they fill the cake with blue icing if its a boy and pink icing if it’s a girl.
There’s been lots of creative gender reveal party ideas recently some having basketballs, baseballs, golf balls, or even paint balls filled with either blue or pink powder/paint, that are thrown so they can burst and the color pops out.
Some couples fill a box with pink or blue balloons depending on the sex of the baby, and once the box is opened, the balloons float out and the gender is revealed.
These parties can be held on their own or during the baby shower to add some more excitement and has become very popular with modern couples.
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