If you, or a loved one, are expecting a new bundle of joy to join your world in the next few months, you might be considering hosting a gender reveal party, because it’s the latest trend and opportunity to showcase your creativity and excitement as a new tradition in welcoming in your new little one! With the blend of social media and creativity of millions sharing their reveal parties, whether they’ve gone as planned or went with a little hiccup, there are seemingly endless ways to plan and celebrate your exciting news with your friends and family! Let’s look at some essentials to include for planning such an event:
- Invitations. These can be managed on social media very easily, with built in functionality on platforms like Facebook, that allow everyone the benefits of having all of the necessary information at their fingertips, as well as receiving reminders and updates, and knowing where to go and when to show up for the big day! It’s also easy to manage RSVPs online as well, as invitees can update their responses as needed, which makes planning and hosting a breeze.
- Location. Hosting a baby gender reveal party can be hosted nearly anywhere, from the comfort of someone’s home and using their outdoor space, to a public park, or rented venue. It all depends on the reveal method, the weather, how many people you expect to join the celebration, and the budget of the host. The most common choice is a simple party at someone’s home, and using the outdoor space like a backyard to do the big reveal, as it can often get messy!
- Food and drinks. Choosing the time of your party will help with deciding what foods, snacks and drinks to serve. Would you like to have a full meal to share together, or simple and easy to serve and eat finger foods that are out for everyone’s leisure? Either way, sharing food with loved ones is an age old tradition that is closely tied with celebration and rituals, and brings a layer of warmth to any event.
- The activity. From balloons popping, pinatas being bashed open revealing either pink or blue contents, to cutting a cake to see the filling of either color, to more active ways to reveal the baby’s gender like gender reveal football, the reveal methods are as endless as your creativity and ideas coming to life! Choosing something that fits in with the theme of your family, like sports or a cultural event, can often be what brings everyone together for a fun filled day, and a memorable event as one of the first celebrations of your new baby on its way into your family unit! No matter the activity you choose, it’ll be special and memorable for all.
There are a number of factors that go into planning any party, and a few more nuances to these, as they are special, relatively new still, and can be as simple or as involved as your imagination and planning can bring to reality! Bringing a baby into the world is, by any statistical measure, a special event, and a win against the odds, and thus is celebrated as such in a myriad of ways in every culture across the world. What kind of gender reveal party will you host?