Reveal gender of baby

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DIY Gender Reveal Box

A DIY gender reveal box is a great way to gather everybody’s attention and celebrate a big moment that you and your partner won’t soon forget. It’s easy to assemble, relatively inexpensive, and an exciting addition to your party.

To start, you’ll need to gather several helium balloons in either pink or blue. Be sure not to use too many, as they might get stuck and bunch together; you want to use just enough for a dramatic effect. If you’d like, you can also add colored confetti into the box. Then, stuff everything in a large cardboard box, close the flaps, and tightly seal it. We recommend packing tape for a secure seal. You can also decorate the front of the box with fun designs and lettering.

While many people choose to keep the box on the ground, others love to hang it from the ceiling for an unexpected experience. On the day of the party, cut open the box (or release the twine) and let the balloons fly out. The reactions on your guests’ faces (as well as your own!) will be priceless.

Make sure you add to the excitement of the DIY gender reveal box with our inventory of supplies. Gender Reveal Surprise offers sparklers, confetti cannons, and much more.

Are you in a rush before the big day? Some stores carry gender reveal box kits that go with your party’s theme. If you’re in a pinch, store bought kits are a thrilling way to announce the gender of your baby.

Last Updated: Oct 4, 2018

The special day has finally come. Your beautiful child has been born and it’s time to announce it to the world. You need to create a one-of-a-kind birth announcement for your special child.

Jump to a specific section to answer your question:

  • What to Include in Your Birth Announcement
  • When to Send Birth Announcements
  • Who to Send Birth Announcements
  • Traditional Announcement wording
  • Religious Announcement Wording
  • Baby Girl Announcement Wording
  • Baby Boy Announcement Wording
  • Twin Birth Announcement Wording
  • Pictures for Birth Announcements
  • Birth Announcements on Social Media

What to Include in Your Birth Announcement

A birth announcement is used to tell those that are close to you that your child is born. When you are creating a birth announcement, include all of the details that you would want to know about someone else’s child. Normally you include:

  • Introduction: Birth announcements normally have a welcome or short sentence before the information. They can be cutesy or rhyme, or they can just be a few words such as “we welcome” before the baby’s name.
  • Family Members: Try to include the immediate family members, such as the names of the parents and any siblings.
  • Baby’s Full Name: Include the baby’s full name after the greeting. This means, if the baby has a middle name, include it on the birth announcement.
  • Baby’s Birth Date: Most people will be getting the cards a couple of days or weeks after the birth of the baby. Include the birth date so they know the exact date. Some people also include the time, but that isn’t necessary.
  • Weight and Length: For the most part, people include the weight and length in inches of the baby. If you don’t feel comfortable sharing this information you don’t have to.

There are some things that are also more optional for sharing. You can choose to share where and when your baby was born. Remember to only include the details that you are comfortable including. If you feel comfortable including a picture, you definitely should. A lot of the time people really want to see a picture of the newborn, so putting it on your announcement is a good idea.

When to Send Birth Announcements

Things can be very hectic and exciting right after your have a child. The general rule for sending birth announcements is trying to send them as soon as you can after the child is born. According to etiquette, you have up to 6 months after the child is born to send your cards. If you are busy, don’t worry. There is no rush to get the announcement cards out right away.

Who to Send Birth Announcements

Even though you probably want to share the news with everyone, you do have to choose who to send the birth announcements to. Typically, you should send birth announcements to close family and friends. If you are able to, try and send birth announcements to those that attended your baby shower.

Traditional Announcement wording


Jeremy Brandon Anderson

April 21, 2020, 7 lbs., 9 oz., 20 in.

Welcomed with love, Greg, Mary, and Kelly Anderson”

“John and Karen Matthews

are excited to announce

the arrival of their son

Connor Johnson Matthews

February 9, 2015

8 lbs, 2 oz | 22 in”

“Please help us welcome our little bundle of joy

Andrew Mark Thomas

January 12, 2018, 7 lbs., 10 oz., 20 in.

Love, Kevin and Betsy Thomas”

“We welcome with love

Marcus Brant Hoffman

June 8, 2020, 8lbs., 2 oz., 19 in.

Your loving parents, Donald and Anne Hoffman”

“The time has come to welcome our special someone.

Rebecca Dani Smith

December 9, 2020, 7 lbs., 10 oz., 20 in.

With love, the Smith family”

Religious Announcement Wording

“Our tiny miracle from God

Kevin Tucker Smith

May 16, 2019, 8 lbs., 2 oz., 20 in.

Proud parents, Lawrence and Monica Smith”

“Behold, children are a gift of the Lord…” Psalm 127:3

Angela Marie Chang

June 10, 2018, 7 lbs., 10 oz., 19 in.

Love, Carrie and Brian Chang”

“God’s miracle and our precious gift

Rachel June Harrison

June 9, 2020 | 8 lbs., 2 oz., 20 in.

Welcomed with love, Mark and Virginia Harrison”

“From God’s loving arms into ours.

Natalie Nicole Watson

October 10, 2020, 9 lbs., oz., 21 in.

The Watson family

“Every good and perfect gift is from above…” James 1:17

Matthew Tanner Walsh

November 20, 2019 | 8 lbs., 2 oz., 20 in.

Love, Terry and Brandon Walsh

Baby Girl Announcement Wording

“Welcoming a younger sister

Natalie Marie Johnson

October 10, 2016, 7 lbs., 9 oz., 20 in.

With love, the Johnson family”

“Introducing our little bundle of joy

Hannah Grace Nguyen

September 20, 2017 | 7 lbs., 11 oz., 19 in.

Proud parents, Larry and Jessica Nguyen”

“She’s finally here!

Francesca Heather Kincaid

January 11, 2020, 8 lbs., 3 oz., 20 in.

Love, Margaret and Daniel Kincaid”

“It’s a girl!

Dorothy Nicole Tang

September 20, 2015 | 8 lbs., 2 oz., 19 in.

The Tang family

“Our little lady has arrived.

Jordan Lucy Blake

May 23, 2019 | 7 lbs., 10 oz., 20 in.

With love, Michael and Jessica Blake

Baby Boy Announcement Wording

“Help us welcome our little man

Nathan Erickson Brown

March 9, 2019, 7 lbs., 11 oz., 19 in.

With love, Eric and Janette Brown”

“We are proud to announce our little boy

Nicholas Brandon Stuart

July 17, 2020, 8 lbs., 5 oz., 21 in.

Proud parents, Collin and Courtney Stuart”

“Introducing a baby brother

Ryan Connell Lee

August 8, 2018 | 8 lbs., 3 oz., 20 in.

The Lee Family”

“Our little boy is finally here.

Tyler Jennings

June 10th, 2020, 9 lbs., 0 oz., 21 in.

All of our love, the Jennings family”

“It’s a boy! Come help us welcome

Austin Darren Wong

July 22, 2021 | 7 lbs., 7 oz., 20 in.

Love, Karen and Jerry Wong”

Twin Birth Announcement Wording

“Double the fun and double the love

Courtney Elouise

November 8, 2018 | 7 lbs., 6 oz., 19 in

Ryan James

November 9, 2018 | 7 lbs., 8 oz., 20 in.

Proud parents, Jake and Molly Hartford”

“Welcoming not just one, but two little girls

Danielle Nicole

December 20, 2019, 8 lbs., 3 oz., 20 in.

Karen Nicole

December 20, 2019, 8 lbs., 2 oz., 20 in.

Love, Nolan and Betty Wang”

“We are excited to announce

Brycen Matthew

February 19, 2020 | 8 lbs., 1 oz., 21 in.

Tanner Matthew

February 19, 2020 | 7 lbs., 10 oz., 20 in.

Loving parents, Edward and Janice Chung”

“Blessed not once, but twice.

Jonah Eric

June 11, 2020, 8 lbs., 1 oz., 20 in.

Caroline Marie

June 11, 2020, 8lbs., 2 oz., 20 in.

Love, the Terry and Gavin Jacobs

“Doubly gifted the lives of two babies

Katrina Rae

December 8, 2019 | 7 lbs., 6 oz., 20 in.

Margaret Rae

December 8, 2019 | 7 lbs., 7 oz., 20 in.

Your loving parents, Danielle and Derek Smithson”

Pictures for Birth Announcements<

One of the best parts of birth announcements is the photo of the baby. If you aren’t comfortable sending out a picture of your child, you don’t have to. However, if you do choose to take a picture and send it out, there are a few tips to make it easier.

Try to keep the temperature warmer for your child. You want them to be comfortable, and they may cry if it’s too cold. If you want to use accessories, consider putting a headband around the baby’s head or giving them a blanket to hold.

You should also try to take as many photos as you can. If you take multiple, you are more likely to end up with one that you really like. Finally, if your baby falls asleep, use it as an opportunity to take pictures. Sometimes the cutest pictures happen when the baby is asleep. If you are trying to get a peaceful picture of your child asleep, consider feeding them right before the shoot. This way, they will be more relaxed and more likely to take a nap during the photo shoot.

Birth Announcements on Social Media

One of the latest trends is sharing your birth announcement on social media. Most of your friends on Facebook or Instagram are looking forward to the birth of your child. Because it is more public on social media, share only what you are comfortable with. Most of the time people have a simple message along with the name of the child and the parents names. If you want to include the length in inches and time of birth you can. However, it’s not necessary on social media.

If you are comfortable with it, make sure that you include a picture if you are posting on social media. Let’s be honest, everyone is dying to see a picture of your newborn and social media is the perfect place to share that. You can also take a picture a physical birth announcement and post that so everyone can see the information.

  • The wait is finally over! We welcome Hadley James born on November 10, 2019. John and I are very proud parents.
  • Please help Margaret and I welcome to the world our child Debra. She was born on December 11th, and weighing 8 lbs.
  • It’s a girl! Maxwell Rodgers was born on April 15th, and weighs 7 lbs. 10 oz. We thank you all for the support and well wishes.
  • Thank you all for the support through this journey. My husband and I are happy to announce that our daughter Jocelyn Chang was born last night at 10:50 PM.

Having a child is extremely exciting, and you should show that off. Try to inform people of the birth of your child as soon as you can, but remember there is no real rush for it. Everyone understands how busy it is being parents, so just try to send them out before the 6 month mark. Only include what you are comfortable including, and remember to have fun with taking photos for your child. It is time to celebrate becoming parents and time to welcome in your little miracle.

Baby announcement wording ideas & quotes
Single sentences ~ Boy Wording ~ Girl Wording ~ Boy or Girl Wording ~ Twin Wording ~ Triplet Wording
& Adoption Announcement Wording

Single sentences

How did we ever live without you?

There is a new love in our life…

Our home has grown by two feet!

Our home has expanded by two feet!

Our family has grown by two feet!

There`s a little angel in our home…

God`s most beautiful thoughts bloom into children!

We welcome our second/third/fourth bundle of joy!

We have been blessed with a son/daughter to love.

At one glance we loved you with a thousand hearts.

You are the perfect finishing touch to our family!

We`ve been blessed with ___________

From God`s hands to ours…

We have been blessed with a child to love…

Our hearts whispered your name and God answered…

A special blessing arrived on _______

We`ve added another color to our family`s rainbow…

Heaven has smiled down on us…

It`s amazing how much love a child can bring.

________ are pleased to announce their latest gift…

Our precious little miracle arrived…

The first steps a baby takes are into your heart…

We are delighted to announce the birth of…

We delightfully announce the newest member of our family…

Together we have a new love to share…

Babies are miracles that bring joy to our lives…

Such a little body, such a big miracle…

Boy Wording

Believe in dreams, they do come true.
Ours came dressed in blue!
Our first son was so much fun,
God couldn`t wait to bless us with another one
One son was so much fun
We thought we`d have another one!
Our family rejoices—a new life`s begun,
our circle is richer with the birth of our son.
With love and joy we introduce
our beautiful baby boy…
The only thing better than two sons, is three!
Little brothers are so much fun
You can bet he`s number one!
What a joy to know it`s a bouncing baby boy!
Tiny yawns and sleepy sighs
Nursery rhymes and lullabies
A brand new life has brought us joy
Oh, what fun to have a boy!
Magical moments to share and enjoy,
for into our lives came a bouncing baby boy!
Baseball, football, tennis, anyone?
Lookout Little League, here comes our (second/third) son!
We are roaring with excitement and fun,
to announce the birth of our son!
Looking forward to the excitement and fun,
announcing the birth of our wonderful son!
There is a new cowboy in town!
One son was so much fun
We thought we`d have another one!
The Lord has blessed us with great joy
by giving us another boy!
He`s roped our love and branded our hearts
(baby`s name) Rode into our lives on____

Girl Wording

So sweet and neat and such tiny little feet,
our precious baby girl makes our lives complete!
She may be small when it comes to size,
but she`s the queen of the cutie pies!
A new baby sister, as cute as can be.
I`ll be the best big brother/sister, just wait and see.
From the top of her head to the toes on her feet,
our new little girl has made our lives complete!
________ doesn`t mind that she`ll have to share the throne…
she`s very excited to have a sister of her own!
Introducing our new little princess…
Dresses and bonnets in the air are now hung,
our sweet (second/third) little girl has finally come!
Sent down from heaven into our arms,
our sweet (second/third) baby girl is sharing her charms!
Jump ropes, swings and teddy bears, pretty ribbons for her hair,
giggles, hugs and love to share, oh the joy a daughter bears!
Sweet as candy, good as gold,
our precious baby girl, a miracle to hold.
With patience and love, we waited for our baby girl.
With excitement and joy, we announce her to the world.
She`s all girl, tiny and sweet,
________ has a new sister we`d like you to meet!
Pretty bonnets, bows and lace
Frame her tiny, smiling face…
Letting you know that we`re tickled pink
over the arrival of our new baby girl…
We made a wish and she came true!

Boy or Girl Wording

Little hands and little feet
Little toothless grins, so sweet
Little eyes that shine so bright
Little arms to hold you tight
You are the symbol of the love we share, our every dream come true.
You are our happiness, our are our little boy/girl.
Sometimes the littlest things
take up the biggest space in your heart…
The heavens rejoiced and the angels sighed
when this precious baby boy/girl arrived.
Ten little fingers, ten little toes.
With love and grace, our family grows.
This precious soul, so sweet and new.
This little life, a dream come true.
We thank the Lord above
for sending us a child to love…
A new little baby to cuddle and love
to spoil just a little and think the world of
A bundle from Heaven to simply adore
now who in the world could ask for more!
Our circle is complete!
_________ announce the arrival of________
A tiny bit of heaven sent from above,
a sweet little miracle to treasure and love.
Twinkle, twinkle tiny light,
little eyes that shine so bright.
A precious baby from heaven above,
fill our hearts with so much love.
Another sweet smile to brighten our day,
another small hand to hold on the way!
A new hand to hold, a new heart to love.
Every good and perfect gift is from above
– James 1:17 –
In all of life there seems a time
when wishes do come true.
Now this come to let you know,
that we have someone new…
A tiny hand to hold, the greatest love we know…
Truly a miracle, a gift from above.
A star fell down from heaven, and landed in our arms
with all of mommy`s sweetness, and all of daddy`s charm
We are star struck by the arrival of…
Behold, children are a gift of the Lord.
– Psalm 127:3 –
A newborn baby has come into our lives.
A bundle of energy, full of pure potential, a fresh new spirit.
Such a little body, such a big miracle.
You are the poem we dreamed of writing,
the masterpiece we longed to paint…
you are our child.
A new little hand for us to hold
his/her love is grand, precious as gold
A wonderful gift, so precious and sweet.
Our hearts are full, our lives complete.
“Every child born into the world is a new thought of God,
an ever fresh and radiant possibility.”
-Kate Douglas Wiggin-
We will never forget the day he/she came into our lives
It is with great joy that we announce…
Before you were conceived I wanted you.
Before you were born I loved you.
This is the miracle of life.
We are pleased to announce the arrival of_______
________ has a new sister/brother to hold.
We have a new life to mold.
Tiny soul, so sweet and new,
the world was waiting just for you.
With patience and faith we waited for our miracle.
And now with love, we joyfully announce the arrival of our angel.
Our prince/princess has arrived to spread magic and cheer
to keep smiles on our faces throughout the whole year…
Our hearts are filled with happiness, our lives are filled with love,
because we have the baby girl/boy that we`ve been dreaming of…
Bottle, rattles and cute little socks.
Lullabies, laughter and alphabet blocks…
We have waited 9 months to expand our space,
She/he is finally here with a smile on her/his face!
Ten tiny fingers that always want to play,
that never stop exploring the wonder of today.
Ten tiny fingers that from the very start,
will reach out for tomorrow, yet always hold your heart…
Kisses and snuggles and giggles, life at it`s brightest and best.
Oh, how our hearts have been stolen, oh, how our home has been blessed!
Two more little hands
Two more little feet
Now our family is complete!
Twinkle, twinkle little star
Now we all know who you are!
Another miracle has happened, so wonderful and true,
a child has been given to us, so precious and so new!
She`s/he`s the star in our sky
And the sparkle in our eyes…
A little bit of heaven just came our way…
We welcome our second bundle of joy…
Someone special
Someone dear
Someone new to love is here!
We`re roaring with excitement and fun
To announce the birth of our little one!
With blessings from above
He sends us his/her pure sweet love.
We`re happy as can be
Our new baby boy/girl makes three!
The nicest things come in small packages,
wrapped in joy, filled with goodness
and sent with love.
He`s/she`s finally here, he/she finally came,
it took us forever to think of a name,
he`s/she`s our baby brother/sister and he`s/she`s really neat,
we all think he/she makes our family complete.
Our little boy/girl has just arrived, so small and precious too
we just couldn`t wait to share our happy news with you!
Our little caboose has arrived…
He/she has beautiful eyes and wiggly toes,
lots of dark hair and a cute little nose…

Straight from Heaven
into your heart
a whole new life
a whole new start

Twin Wording

Twice as precious, twice as fun.
We have been blessed with two, not (instead of) one!
I thank the Lord above for sending me two sisters/brothers to love!
Thankful for one
Now we have two girls/boys double the fun!
We are full of joy.
Our four boot addition is a girl and a boy!
The love and blessings we\`ve shared as two
will now be shared by four.
We are pleased to announce the birth of our twins…
Double the trouble, double the fun.
Our life with twins has just begun!
Twenty fingers, twenty toes, plenty of work heaven knows.
Four little arms to hold tight, four little cheeks to kiss goodnight!
(parents names) __________
are excited to announce that
(baby names)________&__________
have doubled our home`s population on (birth date).
Our home has expanded by four feet!
With twice as many hugs and cuddles, twice the diapers too
and twice as many feedings there`ll be twice as much to do…
But what is most important after all is said and done
is that we are twice as happy for twins are twice the fun!
Two miracles sent from above.
A daughter and a son for all to love.
Two special lives have just begun,
two times the joy, two times the fun!
We are proud to announce our two bundles of joy,
one little girl and one little boy!

Triplet Wording

Three times the diapers, three times the bottles, one-third the sleep.
Three times the smiles, three times the hugs, three times the love.
Our home has expanded by six feet!
Three times the love, three times the joy,
introducing our three little boys!

We had three little blessings
their three hearts formed in love
They are truly three previous
gifts from up above!

As you can see
We joyfully announce the birth of Three!

Three sets of feet
Three sets of sweet little cheeks
Three sets of bright eyes
WOW! What a wonderful Surprise!

One baby would be so fun, but what if we had another one?
Is two enough for a family complete? Oh whait, let’s add another one!
3 little ones, now that’s pretty neat!

Three times the joy, three times the fun, oh how sweet.
Welcoming 3 little wonders at once, our family is complete!
Our home has expanded by six feet!
BAM! We are a family now and that’s pretty neat!

Adoption Announcement Wording

Not flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone,
but still miraculously my own.
A little boy/girl from a far away land.
God has chosen us to hold his/her hand.
Children bloom where they are planted
We didn`t give you the gift of life, but in our hearts we know.
The love we feel is deep and real, as if it had been so.
We added two hands and two feet
to make our family complete.
Truly a miracle, she/he\`s a gift from above,
with thankful hearts we announce the adoption of _________
Adoption is another word for love.
Our hearts whispered your name and God answered.
She`s/He`s home at last and our family is complete!
With love in our hearts, we proudly announce the adoption of________
The love and blessings we have shared as two
will now be shared by three.
We are pleased to announce the adoption of_______
Children are born to us in different ways,
but the love is al the same.
God answered our prayers and gave us a precious little gift.
In our hearts he/she was already our son/daughter,
we simply had to bring him/her home.
A lifetime of loving begins.
It is with great joy that we announce the adoption of…
God knows there`s a right time for everything,
and that some things are sweeter when they are slow in coming.
________ joined our family through the miracle of adoption on (birth date)
You are the poem we dreamed of writing,
the masterpiece we longed to paint…
you are our child.
Lovingly placed into the waiting arms of us.
Heaven and Earth are rejoicing today
as we celebrate the arrival of ______
The best feelings are those that have no words to describe them.
We are overjoyed to announce the adoption of ________
It is with thankful hearts that we announce the adoption of______
The gift of life was not from us.
But life has given the gift of __________ to us.
By choice we have become a family, first in our hearts and finally in breath and being.
We were not separated at birth. It was the moment at which we began our journey
toward each other.
The memories of childhood are like candles in a darkened room.
We strive to illuminate yours with love.
In my heart he was already my son.
I simply had to bring him home.
We waited for you against hope.
We came for you with the greatest of hopes.
You become a family not because you share the same genes,
but because you share love for each other.
Every day that I see your smile, you make me happy and it is Christmas.
Dear Lord, I do not ask of you a noble calling or some wondrous task,
I ask for a little hand to hold in mine.
One gets only a day or two in an entire lifetime
as incredible as the day we first saw your face.

In the US alone, over 4 million babies are born every year. Despite how common pregnancy is, it remains one of the single most exciting moments in a family’s life. Some people announce their pregnancy right away, while others wait until they are actually showing off a shiny baby bump. When it’s time to share the exciting news with loved ones delivery is key–hence why so many couples send out adorable baby announcements.

Some couples go with the traditional pink or blue cards that say, “It’s a Boy!” Or, “It’s a Girl!” But if you really want to make a splash you’ve got to send out an announcement that is as exciting as the news it reveals. Take pointers from the couples on this list, all of who sent out the most creative baby announcements ever!

1. Paper Clip Family + One On The Way

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2. Mario Is Finally Getting His Luigi!

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3. Subliminal Messages Reveal A New Baby And A Rather Concerned Doggy!

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The average age of first-time moms has been steadily increasing over the last three decades. In 1970, the average first-time mom was 21. In 2008, the age of the average first-time mother increased to 25.1-years-old.

4. Out With The Old, In The New

This is so funny!

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5.This Adorable Superhero Is Getting A Sidekick!

How cute are those chunky little legs?!?!

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Tuesday is the most popular day to deliver a baby, and Monday is the second most popular day. On average there are more boys born than girls every year. For the last 60 years there has been a steady ratio of approximately 1,048 male births to every 1.000 female births .

6. We’re Expecting Twins

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7. A Naturally Technical Announcement #namaste

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8. Ice Ice Baby

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9. 3 Different Bellies, 3 Different Fillings, One Family

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10. Skilled Pumpkin Carver

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11. Nerd Baby Alert

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12. How To Announce A Job Promotion And A Baby

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13. Baby Instruction Manual

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14. This Family Loves To Play Wii!

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15. A Sneak Preview Of What’s To Come

Life before and after children changes dramatically, this couple at least appears well prepared for what’s to come.

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16. Tell Us How You Really Feel

I wonder if it’s another girl…

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17. With A Tiny Tricycle In Tow

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18. 1 Boy, 1 Girl, 1 Dog, And A Baby On The Way

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19. Fill Her Up!

This one is hilarious; I love how it shows the progression of her belly throughout the pregnancy.

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20. Pregnant Women Don’t Drink But They Most Certainly Eat!

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21. How Babies Are Really Born

What an adorable and creative way to announce a pregnancy around the holidays!

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22. New Baby, More Laundry

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23. Thank You Prego Pasta Sauce

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24. Because Not Even Baby Announcements Could Go Without Some Apocalyptic Humor

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25. Lego Prego 4 + 1 Family Expansion Set

In Lego News, this family has a new member on the way! Insider info: Matthew loves Lego, if you didn’t guess that already.

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26. This Cute Canine Can’t Wait For Her Baby Sibling To Arrive

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27. In Proof Every Luxury Has Its Expiration Date

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28. Do The Math

2+ 3 = 5…. mommy’s having twins!

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29. Parents Who Love Disney = Good Parents

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30. Born Sipping Starbucks

One more mouth to feed, one more overpriced Starbucks beverage to pay for!

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Will you be welcoming a bouncing baby boy or a precious little girl into the world? Finding out the gender is half the fun—how you reveal it is the other half!

From cupcakes with a secret pink or blue center to confetti-filled eggs or fun and messy paint parties, we’ve gathered some of the cutest, sweetest and most clever ways to make the big announcement. Whether you’re planning a party for family and friends or an intimate photo session for just the parents-to-be, you’re sure to be inspired by these gender reveal ideas.

1. Boy Or Girl?

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Invite family and friends to share in the excitement by throwing a fun and festive gender reveal party! Enlist a trusted pal to keep the gender a secret while planning for the big reveal. Fill a giant box with pink or blue balloons and have the parents-to-be open and reveal together. Be sure to snap photos of the exact moment the secret is spilled—these amazing moments captured on camera make great baby shower announcements, too.

2. Big Brother

Source: Ariana Falerni Photography

Sometimes it’s cuter to have the little ones spill the beans about your baby’s gender. After all, it’s just as exciting for them! In this photo, a little boy holds a sign announcing that he’s the big brother. It also allows for a great memorable photo opportunity.

3. Twin Cookies

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Sometimes you have two genders to reveal! If you’re having twins and just found out you’ll have a girl and boy, incorporate the classic pink and blue into a seamless theme. These cookies are sure to impress and go great with a nautical party theme.

4. Piñata Party

Source: Chelle Nicole Photography

For a totally fun way to reveal a baby’s gender, fill a piñata with blue or pink confetti or candies and let the guests beat the secret out of it. The entire area will be showered with an explosion of pink or blue for a girl or boy.

5. Spell It Out

Source: Lori Baskin Photography

Here is something you can do to share in gender reveal announcements to friends and family. This is an especially cute idea for parents who are gamers, readers or teachers. Scrabble letters spell out “It’s a boy” to create a cute shareable photo.

6. Bowties And Bows

Source: The Vintage Modern Wife

Are your friends and family trying to predict your baby’s gender? When they arrive at your gender reveal party, have them take a blue bowtie if they think it’s a boy or a pink bow if they’re anticipating a girl. When the gender is revealed, you’ll have fun finding out who was right!

7. Cactus Boy

Source: Shutterfly

Do you and your spouse love the desert? Incorporate it into your gender reveal with cacti and colors that mimic the big desert sky. This fun backdrop is great decor and your guests can take home the plants as favors at the end of the celebration as well.

8. The Moment Of Surprise

Source: Gabriel Li

Capture their excitement by snapping a photo of the actual moment they learn the news. Remember, you can take as many photos as you’d like, but you only get one chance to capture the surprise of the gender, so make sure it’s a good one!

9. In A Cloud Of Powder

Source: Unsplash

Holi powder has been traditionally used for Holi, the Hindu celebration of spring, but now it’s also a popular way to reveal a new baby’s gender. The vibrant powder is available in either pink or blue for a girl or a boy. Plan an outdoor celebration for a fun display.

10. Just PAWsome

Source: Vintage Pear

Dogs are family, too! Get your best furry friends in on the reveal by having them pose next to a wooden crate holding a pair of the new baby’s shoes. Keep the memory in a photo book or use it for your announcements and gender reveal invites.

11. Splatterific Reveal

Source: Julie Delgado Photography

Gender reveal parties are a great way to get everyone involved with the thrill and excitement of finding out the big news about the gender of your child. Ask guests to dress in plain white t-shirts and, on the count of three, splatter non-toxic paint in either blue or pink to reveal to everyone at once whether they’ll be welcoming a baby boy or girl.

12. A Thousand Words

Source: JaNicki Photography

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. So, when planning your gender reveal announcement photo, be sure to include elements that tell your story. This happy couple says they’ll soon be welcoming a baby girl with a bouquet of pink balloons and mama’s baby bump dressed in a pretty pink sweater. Share in your baby shower invitations for everyone to find out.

13. Box Of Blue

Source: One Moms World

Traditionally, the color to use for a boy gender reveal is blue. You could hide blue balloons in a box and open it to reveal them all at once. Try to snap a picture right when the reveal happens for the ultimate surprise effect.

14. Sucker Surprise

Source: Arden Prucha

Here’s a sweet way to reveal your new baby’s gender—hide pink or blue inside a lollipop. How many licks does it take to find out if your baby-to-be is a boy or a girl? Don’t forget to photograph the day to capture everyone’s surprised reactions.

15. He Or She?

Source: Pick Any Two

What will baby be, a “he” or a “she”? Hershey’s chocolate bars perfectly lend themselves to a gender reveal because “he” and “she” are both parts of the name. Color in the correct gender with either a blue or pink marker to reveal the sweet surprise.

16. What Will It Bee?

Source: Montreal Confections

Whether you are doing an intimate family reveal, or throwing a big gender reveal party, everyone will be buzzing about these adorable “What will it bee?” cookies. Gender neutral yellow and green decorations will never give your secret away until you’re ready to share.

17. Sprinkle Surprise

Source: Epic Danger Photography

This sweet treat combines decadent dessert with a fun gender reveal party game. Bake a batch of cupcakes with a secret pink or blue icing center. Top half with pink sprinkles and the other half with blue, then let party guests choose whether they think you’re welcoming a baby boy or little girl into the world. When they take a bite, you’ll know who was right!

18. Lashes Or Staches

Source: J. Sorelle Blog

Looking for a fun theme for your gender reveal party? Check out this “Lashes or Staches” party. When guests arrive, have them choose a pin—lashes for girls or staches for boys—to show what their guess is.

19. Say It With Props

Source: Brittany Brooks Photography

There are lots of fun options for revealing whether your baby is a boy or girl. Have some fun with the whole family using props, like mustaches for the boys and a pink bow in front of mom’s pregnant belly revealing the girl-to-be.

20. Say It With Balloons

Source: Diary of a Fit Mommy

You’re not limited to just pink and blue when it comes to your gender reveal. Here, girly gold mylar balloons spell out the words “It’s a girl” while the family in the photo is dressed in shades of blue and pink.

21. Sweet Embrace

Source: Damaris Mia Photography

Here’s a sweet gender reveal photo idea that shows just how much the parents-to-be love each other and already love their baby on the way. Embracing a tiny pair of frilly shoes, this happy couple is expecting a new little girl.

22. What’s In The Box?

Source: Hazelnut Photography Courtesy of Oh Lovely Day

Here’s a fun idea—let the whole family learn and reveal the new baby’s gender together! Have your photographer ready to shoot as you create some beautiful gender reveal photos that will last a lifetime and capture the exact moment you find out! This growing family learned they’d be welcoming a baby boy when they opened a box of blue iced cookies together.

23. Baby Boots

Source: Rachel Sykes Photography

Have some fun with your gender reveal photos by wrapping a blue ribbon around mom’s baby bump to reveal a baby boy is on the way. Take it a step further and include the baby boy’s tiny boots in your photos.

24. A Play On The Classics

Source: Deborah Nagai Photography

Can’t decide between a reveal with balloons in a box, confetti or a piñata spilling the secret of your baby’s sex? Combine them all with this fun gender reveal idea. Make sure someone has the camera ready to catch the parent’s surprised expressions.

25. A Baby Brother

Source: Lisa Silva Photography

Gender reveal photoshoots are probably so popular because they’re so much fun. When it comes to how you’ll visually tell the secret of your baby’s gender, the options are endless. For instance, this photo shows the parents and siblings outside with bikes and wagons—and a tiny baby bike decorated with a blue-for-boy balloon.

26. Team Blue

Source: Sadie James

We know you’ll be happy whether it’s a boy or girl, but this family is definitely on Team Blue—they’re expecting a bouncing baby boy! They posed for a gender reveal photo wearing all blue and holding signs to show their support.

27. Get Creative With Color

Source: Morgan Burgamy Photography

Let your little one be part of the fun! This little girl gets to rock her pink, but blue footprints on mommy’s belly show off the new little brother that’s on the way.

28. Pause With Paws

Source: The Rodimels

Bring your furriest family member in on the fun with this charming gender reveal photograph. Just shoot a row of the family’s feet—and paws—with a tiny pair of baby boy shoes just waiting to be filled.

29. Pop Goes The Secret

Source: My Thirty Spot

Gender reveal party ideas include handing out props, playing fun games, taking votes on the gender and baking delicious treats with the gender reveal baked right inside. Or, reveal the baby’s gender like this family did, with a giant confetti filled balloon that, once popped, showers guests with pink or blue confetti.

30. Baby Banner

Source: Krystal Michelle Photo

With a solo gender reveal photo, the options are endless. Since it is just you or a loved one in front of the lens of a camera, try to capture the excitement of your gender reveal. You can take photos posing with props, like a “GIRL” banner.

31. Open To See

Source: Cakes by Kat

You’ll definitely want to serve treats and sweets at your gender reveal party, so why not make the cake part of the surprise? This adorable cake says, “He or she? Open to see!” and when the cake is cut, blue or pink inside will reveal the sex of the baby.

32. Rubber Duckies

Source: The Ginger Life

Rubber duckies with pink and blue hats top off these cupcakes with a surprise colored icing in the middle. They’re the perfect dessert for guests at a fun gender reveal party. Let family and friends pick the ducky they think matches the icing inside. Right or wrong, everyone will enjoy a sweet treat to celebrate. Or, this is a fun way to reveal you’re having twins!

33. Hidden Surprise

Source: Angie Ochoa Photography & Design

Nothing says a baby announcement like “bun in the oven.” And nothing says gender reveal party like gender reveal cupcakes! You can’t tell from the outside what sweet secret is hidden within. Bite into it to reveal pink for a girl or blue for a boy.

34. Pretty In Pink

Source: Sara Hunt Photography

It’s no secret this happy family is welcoming a baby girl into the world, as evidenced by their color-coordinated outfits to the pink balloons and the pink framed “It’s a girl” chalkboard.

35. A Home Run

Source: Kaptured by Karly Photography

If you’ve got a little baller on the way, here’s an adorable idea for his gender reveal! These parents-to-be paired their love of the sport with the love of their new baby boy in an adorable gender reveal photo that’s truly a home run.

36. Say It With A Sign

Source: Unsplash

Sweet, simple and right to the point, this baby girl announcement photo says it all with a sign. Sunset lighting, the great outdoors and precious little pink striped socks announce that a beautiful baby girl is just over the horizon.

37. Cute Booties

Source: Oh Joy

Get creative with your gender reveal announcement photos by incorporating cute props that hint at your little one’s gender. In this example, precious, sparkly, girly booties let everyone know she is expecting a little girl.

38. Which Will It Be?

Source: Tricia Forman Photography

Will this adorable little boy have a kid sister or a little brother? Time will tell, but this photo would be a super cute teaser for your gender reveal party invitations. Hand out the appropriately colored lollipops at your party to keep with the theme.

39. Confetti Poppers

Source: The Gender Reveal

Boy or girl? Make your gender reveal party POP with blue or pink confetti poppers. Hand them out to all the guests and let the entire party pop them at once. Pink or blue confetti will rain down on the crowd, revealing if the baby is a boy or a girl.

40. Say It With Paint

Source: Sweet Miles

If you’re good with a bow and arrow, this is a cool way to reveal if the baby will be a boy or a girl. Fill a balloon with either blue or pink paint and affix it to a white canvas. Boy or girl? Spill the secret by shooting the balloon with an arrow.

41. Team Pink

Source: David Swayze Photography

Take me out to the ballgame—for a gender reveal party! Have your cameras ready and batter up. When Dad hits this special baseball filled with blue or pink powder he’ll be surrounded with an explosion of color. Which team are you rooting for?

42. Four-Legged Family Reveal

Source: Nicole Geller Photography

Include your entire family in an adorable gender reveal photo that announces the new baby boy or girl’s arrival and celebrates your four-legged family, too. This fur-tastic photo can also be used as a baby shower invitation or inspiration for your baby shower theme.

43. Let’s Get Silly

Source: Jen Fox Photography

Silly string is a fun and interactive way for you and your guests to share the big news. Simply cover the can so nobody knows if it’s blue or pink. Then, spray away! This is an especially fun activity for older siblings to be part of.

44. A Little Squirt

Source: Nancy Wiley Photography

You can reveal whether the newest “little squirt” is going to be a boy or girl with a simple squirt of non-toxic paint from a squeeze bottle. Get the kids involved with this one because it’s going to get messy. What fun!

45. Beach Reveal

Source: Jubilee Photography

Take your gender reveal to the beach! The outdoors is a great place to do a balloon gender reveal box and the beach, with serene waves and a gorgeous sunset, lends itself perfectly to a photoshoot. Combine the two to create a lovely gender announcement photo.

46. Gender Reveal Cookies

Source: Montreal Confections

Looking for a sweet way to announce the gender of your baby? Try your hand at baking some cookies with a pink or blue surprise inside. Guests will love learning your baby’s gender while enjoying a tasty treat.

47. Pink Confetti

Source: Love Jookim

Pink is the traditional color to use when revealing a baby girl to the world. You could wear pink clothing, hold pink balloons, tie a pink bow around your baby bump, or sprinkle pink glitter to make your exciting announcement.

48. Announcement Photos

Source: Bit & Bauble

You don’t have to throw a gender reveal party to announce the sex of your new baby. A professional photoshoot says it all. These sweet pictures can be printed on gender announcement cards or shared over social media.

49. I’ll Fall For You

Source: Della Terra Photography

If your gender reveal happens to fall during the autumn months, make use of all the magic of the season in your announcement. Take a photo at the pumpkin patch, using warm autumn colors instead of the traditional blue and pink.

50. Bubble Gum

Source: The Letter B Photography

This is such a cute and fun idea! Blowing bubbles with your chewing gum is a very popular pose for gender reveal photographs. Pick blue gum for a boy and chew pink gum for a girl, then blow the biggest bubble you can. Print your photo in your baby photo book to remember it always.

51. Shoes And Balloons

Source: Day-Z Photography

This creative gender reveal idea uses a row of shoes with gender-specific coordinating balloons to share the secret. From left to right: Dad, Mom, Big Brother, Big Sister and—surprise—a brand new baby boy.

52. One, Two…Three!

Source: The Story of Five

When this growing family learned they’d be welcoming a third little one, they made the announcement with a gorgeous photo that family and friends are sure to cherish. In front of a gorgeous landscape, each little princess held a pink balloon. A third balloon tied to a chalkboard sign and adorable baby shoes awaiting tiny little feet announce the gender of their next bundle of joy.

53. They Were Framed

Source: McChillin Photography

A simple blue frame and a tiny little mustache on a stick are all this mom and dad needed to tell everyone they were expecting a bouncing baby boy. Photos like this are a great idea for mailing out gender announcements or sharing the news on social media.

54. Spray It, Don’t Say It

Source: Angela Nelson Photography

Here’s a fun way to say, “It’s a boy!” Mom and Dad are dressed in white and then hosed down with blue paint for a boy. This works equally well with pink for a girl! Hold up a print out of the ultrasound and it’ll be your first family photo.

55. Owl Will Be Revealed

Source: Repeat Crafter Me

Enlist the help of a trusted friend to reveal your baby’s gender in an adorable way that will surprise the whole family at once. For this growing family’s owl-themed gender reveal party, a friend crocheted an on-theme owl hat and diaper set and wrapped them in a mystery box adorned with question marks and blue and pink ribbon.

56. Gotta Hand It To You

Source: {Not Quite} Susie Homemaker

Outdoor gender reveal ideas can be large in size and a fun time to get silly. This is a great chance to incorporate paint, glitter or silly string. Here, a child’s tiny blue handprint is an adorable and fun way to show the world a baby boy is on the way.

57. Cotton Candy

Source: Ashah Photography

Looking for a new spin on sharing your baby’s gender? The perfectly pretty pink and blue pastel color of cotton candy is one sticky sweet way to spill your secret. If you’re looking to do a photoshoot for your gender reveal, dress in clothes that coordinate with your baby’s gender.

58. Bubble, Bubble

Source: The Letter B Photography

Throw a reveal party with your close family, but then create gender reveal announcements using photos from the party like this darling gender reveal photo. Mom and Dad got to have some fun blowing bubbles to celebrate the coming baby boy!

59. There’s Your Sign

Source: Beth Stafford Photography

If you are going for a pose with your significant other, holding a sign makes a great photo. But don’t stop there, invite your other children to join the fun. In this family gender reveal photo, chalkboard signs announce the arrival of a baby boy and the promotion of a little girl to “big sister.”

60. Pink Bicycle

Source: Vintage Pear

The gender of your upcoming child is clearly the most important part of the gender revealing process. Incorporating pink into your photos—like this mom-to-be did with a little pink bicycle toy—is the traditional way to show you are having a girl.

61. Confetti Eggs

Source: The Vintage Modern Wife

This fun gender reveal invites family and friends to join the fun! Fill empty pink and blue dyed eggshells with confetti that represents the gender of your baby-to-be. Let party guests pick the color egg they think matches the confetti inside, then toss, smash and crack them open to reveal what’s inside. This growing family is welcoming a baby girl!

62. Proud Big Brother

Source: See Vanessa Craft

Get the littles in on the announcement by photographing new baby’s older sibling with a sign that reveals the gender. This cute little guy is proud to announce he’s going to be a big brother to a sweet baby girl.

63. Surprise Inside

Source: Sweet & Savory by Shinee

A super cute gender reveal cake is the ultimate way to announce your baby’s gender at a party. Simply decorate the cake with blue and pink and all will be revealed when you cut into it as a blue or pink candy surprise spills out from inside.

64. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Source: VandiFair

…How we wonder what you are! Inspired by the beloved nursery rhyme, these parents-to-be opted for a fun outdoor box reveal. Nature is a great place to do a balloon and confetti gender reveal box. When posing for an outdoor photo shoot, use the elements to your advantage. Balloons or confetti in the wind look beautiful, as do sunshine and nature.

65. Pink Socks

Source: Let Me See You Sparkle

Baby gender reveal ideas don’t have to be over-the-top to be perfectly adorable. These parents-to-be posed for a snapshot that simply said “we’re having a girl” when Dad showed off his pretty pink socks.

66. Thumbs Up!

Source: Marti Newkirk Photography

Somebody approves of the results from this classic balloons-in-a-box gender reveal. With a bouquet of blue balloons and parents looking on with pride, Big Brother’s “thumbs up” tells us he was hoping for a kid brother to play with.

67. It’s Raining Pink

Source: Funny/Beautiful

When it comes to gender reveal party supplies or even props for a photoshoot, this is a fun time to get creative. A giant, glittery gold piñata bursts and oodles of pink confetti rain down. Be sure to snap a photo to capture the excitement of the reveal.

Finding out if your baby is a boy or girl is the perfect excuse to celebrate. Whether you’ll throw a full-blown party or share staged photographs to social media to spill the secret, the key to pulling off a perfect gender reveal is all in the details. Make your party pop and your gender reveal announcements shine by incorporating some of the fun ideas found here.

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Excited to reveal the gender of your baby but stumped on how to do that for family out of town? I was the same way- I loved the idea of a gender reveal party but live across the country from my family, and hours away from my in-laws.

After browsing Pinterest for ideas, I came up with a unique combination and method for creating the excitement of a party with a little help from the post office and Skype.

Here is how I did my long distance gender reveal using Skype (or Facetime works too)!

The best part was I was able to do it immediately after leaving our ultrasound, rather than having to wait a few days to mail something after!

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How to Do a Long Distance Gender Reveal (right after finding out the gender)

To get a surprise reaction I decided to create little gender reveal packages and send them to my family for them to open via Skype.

The only problem was, I knew I wanted to tell them as soon as I found out, and didn’t want to wait 3 days for a package to get to them.

Here is an easy way to have your family be part of the reveal, almost as soon as you find out!

1. Send packages with both gender options

Rather than sending just one package afterward with the baby’s gender, I sent 2 packages ahead of time to each side of the family- one with contents for a boy, and one if it was a girl.

The individual bags (I used these ones) each had a colored ribbon (white for a boy, brown for a girl- you can see what I mean in the video at the end). The color choices did not give away the gender but helped me know which one to have them open.

2. Include fun surprises inside each package for revealing the gender.

I decided to have two ways for the gender to be revealed inside each bag.

I picked up a pack of gender reveal scratchers at my local party store- though these are the same idea. It is like playing the lottery only every card is a winner!

I like the idea of them, but it just didn’t seem substantial enough for a grand reveal celebration, so I added a dessert to go with it.

Cake or cupcake reveals are really popular with actual parties- however, I knew both were not viable options for sending in the mail (no one wants to eat a smashed cupcake!).

I looked for ways to create the same experience with something that would stay edible for a few days. It was also important to me was that the food item did not break in the mail, taking away the surprise when they opened up the bag!

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I decided to make a gender reveal truffle. I really didn’t see anything like that on Pinterest and thought it was a unique idea (though a search now will bring up lots of similar options).

How to make a gender reveal truffle

A truffle is basically a round ball made by forming a ball out of baked cake mix, which is then covered in melted candy coating.

I was able to add food coloring to a regular white cake mix to make the blue batter and used strawberry cake mix for the other (red food coloring would have worked just fine as well).

Yellow candy melts for the coating helped to make them pop with a little extra color and masked the shades of pink and blue underneath.

I followed a process similar to this tutorial to make them. You can also make no-bake truffles if you prefer!

Be sure to make a few extras so you can pick the best ones to send. I am glad I did because a few of the truffles cracked after drying and exposed the color inside.

I was able to put those aside (and then I ate them- I was pregnant after all!).

3. Package them into something pretty (& double check to be correct!)

After double (and triple) checking that I had the right colors for each bag (I was sooo paranoid about it), I placed the truffles and the scratchers into the gender reveal gift bags.

Adding shredded paper gave it some padding and then I tied it with the right colored ribbon.

I then placed two of each gift bag into a larger gift bag with the same colored ribbon. I wanted both of my parents and my in-laws to be able to have both the scratcher and truffle so they could choose and enjoy!

A little tin or box would also be pretty!

4. Mail the packages Priority Mail

The two larger gift bags (one containing two small girl bags, and one with two small boy bags) fit perfectly into a small priority mail box. While you could send regular mail, I was sending across the country and didn’t want the truffles to sit in the heat for upwards of a week.

Be sure to call your family and tell them not to open the individual packages (I had my family put the bags in the fridge, however).

5. After finding out the gender yourself, do a Family Gender Reveal over Facetime or Skype.

After we got back from the ultrasound revealing the baby’s gender, we Skyped with both sets of parents.

I simply told them which bag they were allowed to open based on the ribbon color, and then they did the rest of the work.

See for yourself how fun the reaction can still be while doing a long distance gender reveal!

Sorry for the terrible video quality! But I wanted to show how fun it can still be 3,500 miles apart.

Bonus to this method: Easy Facebook Gender Reveal Announcement!

The gender reveal truffles also made for a great Facebook gender reveal announcement for the rest of our friends and families.

I simply took some pictures of the truffles I had made, and then spliced them together in a photo app.

I posted the picture and let the truffles do the talking for me! It was a big hit and got a great reaction from all of my friends.

There are so many other great ways to share this fun and exciting time with your family, no matter how near or far they may be. Did you do a long distance gender reveal? Tell me about it below!

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Photos by Mary Costa Photography

This project is part of the “About to Pop” Baby Shower series.

While many people celebrate with both a baby shower and a gender reveal party, try combining both events into one. If your guest of honor hasn’t shared the baby’s gender, you can easily reveal it as a surprise at the baby shower. Of course, doing so with balloons makes it extra fun.


  • Balloon Time Helium Tank
  • Cardstock
  • Ribbon or string
  • Tape
  • Air pump (or someone with strong lungs)
  • White paint, circle stickers (optional, for decorating)
  • 6-12 Balloons of each desired gender color (we used pink and green)
  • Two large boxes (a 20x20x20” box can fit about 6 large balloons)


  1. If desired, paint the outside of your boxes and decorate with stickers or other embellishments. Cut out two question mark shapes from cardstock and glue one to each box. You can make the question marks the same color as the balloons or a neutral color.
  2. Inflate the balloons with your Balloon Time Helium Tank and tie with string, revealing the baby’s gender. Blow up the other colored balloons with air. Place the balloons in their respective boxes. If you’re outside, tape the strings of the helium-filled balloons to the bottom of the box. Seal the box with tape. At the reveal, have the parents (or grandparents) open the boxes at the same time. The balloons that float out of the box will reveal the gender.

Free Printable Invitation

Hint at the theme before the guests arrive with this fun fill-in-the-blank printable invitation. Print the invitations out, fill in the shower information and send them on their way.

fill-in-the-blank printable invitation

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Thinking about creating your own DIY Box Gender Reveal for an upcoming shower? Be sure to take photos and share them with us on Facebook.

Note: Adult supervision is required when using balloons. Please read all warnings and precautions on the Balloon Time carton.