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Finding out you’re pregnant is already an exciting moment, but what’s even more exciting is a gender reveal – if you decide to find out of course!

Having a gender reveal party is becoming more popular than ever, and there are tonnes of gender announcement ideas out there to help give you some inspiration if you’re looking at finding out the sex of your baby.

To help spark some ideas we’re sharing some fun ways to announce baby’s gender to not only build more excitement about meeting your baby, but to make it a memorable moment for all involved too! These gender reveal ideas come from real parents, as they share the ways they announced the big news to their family and friends.

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Laura: “We used SneakPeek tests to find out the sex from being 8 weeks pregnant. We told our family and friends once it had been confirmed at our 20 week gender scan. It was such a relief being able to tell them all after knowing for so long. This is how we told everyone!”

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Robyn: “We found out at 16 weeks and told our close family by making buns and they had to bite into them and the icing inside had pink in.”

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Charlie: “We had a 16 week scan and a gender reveal.”

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Charlie: “Another of our gender reveal ideas.”

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Rachel: “This is how we announced it…”

Charlea: "Because of covid we did a cannon over a Group WhatsApp FaceTime for family and also recorded it so we could post to friends and social media."

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Meggan:"We announced ours at our wedding, we got everyone gathered around the wedding cake and cut it to reveal a blue center, was fab to have all family and friends witness at the same time."

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Louise: “We were in the middle of lockdown, so it was FaceTime reveals for us. We found out we were having a boy, which was a surprise as we were both convinced he was a girl! We were ecstatic, as I’m 1 of 4 girls and we wanted some more boys in the family! We made some cupcakes and filmed us cutting into them, and dropped them on the doorsteps of our closest relatives.”

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Idamil: “My husband and I decided that we wanted to be surprised so we wait until the day she was born. All my family is in Dominican Republic so we face call them and tell them the news. Was very special.”

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Nikki: “We found out with all four of ours! With our first we wrote 'it's a boy' on my pregnant tummy for a picture to announce gender.”

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Nikki: “With our second we did hand printing with our toddler onto my tummy and took black/white photos to be cryptic until revealing the blue colour prints in a colour photo.”

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Nikki: “With our third we just sent out a picture with 3 blue balloons ranging in size big middle small to announce we were expecting a third boy.”

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Nikki: “With our 4th we asked the sonographer to put the gender in an envelope and we went out for a meal later on to open it and find out we were expecting a girl this time! We then took a picture of some tiny pink booties with 3 yellow pairs of boots surrounded by pink petals to announce not only were we pregnant again for the 4th time in 5 years but it was a girl this time! Was very fun doing all of these reveals and we feel super lucky to have our 4 children!”

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Katie: “We found out at 32 weeks in the park where we had our 1st date. Our clinic gave us the information in an envelope that we had carried around since 23 weeks. We needed the boost of excitement to get us to the end of a very long IVF and loss journey.”

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Natasha: “We found out at around 18 weeks privately and celebrated with parents with a gender reveal balloon and as it was around bonfire night we did some fireworks with our son to celebrate.”

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Alice: “We have just found out we are having a boy. We used a cannon and a blue heart bear for our little girl. Baby boy is due a week before her 2nd birthday.”

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Corrina: “My husband and I found out at our 20 week scan. We were all in lockdown, so we went back home, filled a balloon with pink confetti, recorded ourselves popping the balloon, and sent the video to our friends and family.”

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Laura: “We found out we are having a boy, at a private clinic at 16 weeks. Then used a confetti filled balloon and had our other children pop it.”

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Kelly: “I found out my babies gender at our 20 week scan and this is how we revealed our babies gender to their siblings.”

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Kerry: “Our 20 week scan was during the height of covid so my husband was eagerly waiting outside. The sonographer said they weren’t allowed to write down the gender on paper but I didn’t want to find out without my hubby or in a hospital corridor.

So I asked if I could call my mum for her to be told, so the sonographer kindly spoke to my mum on the phone so she could then tell us together later.

When we arrived at my mum’s house, she had done a gender reveal balloon for us and finding out we were having a girl was one of the best moments of my life.”

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Kayleigh: “We found out we were having a boy at our 20 week scan back in August. We’d gone straight to Primark after to start shopping for bits for him and put this outfit together for our gender reveal our boy was born on Christmas Eve.”

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Natalie A: “Our 20 week scan was 9 days before our first wedding anniversary, we asked the sonographer to put it in an envelope and we didn't open it until the morning of our anniversary as our gift to each (as first year is paper) I then baked a cake with the middle pink and covered in blue and pink fondant and then got our immediate family round and gave them a knife each to cut into at the same time to.”

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Jennifer: “We found out at 21 weeks via a private scan with a heartbeat reveal bear we got our two girls to help out with the reveal on Halloween."

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Laura B: “I found out when my son was born…It was so nice to have a surprise and shared a photo with the news to everyone a week after he was born.”

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Abby: “We found out at our 20 weeks scan, I had to go alone to find out (thanks covid) but we had a feeling it was another boy. Once daddy knew, this was how we revealed it to our family and friends.”

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Stephanie: “I found at 14 weeks for my mom’s 51st birthday, after two angel baby’s our rainbow baby shown all at 14 weeks for their nanny and then we came home and did confetti cannon too announce too their great grandad in his back garden was very small but meaningful reveal.”

Nicola: “We did a blood test thing (SneakPeek I think it’s called) at 8 weeks which came back a boy. We then had a private scan at 16 weeks which confirmed a boy. We then had a bbq with our other children that did a cannon reveal to them and shared on social media. I was too impatient…. Was our final embryo from 3rd round of IVF so was on edge and on a need to know basis for everything. With my other 3 we simply found out on the day of 20 weeks scan and just rang to tell our parents. Gender reveals weren’t a thing.”

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Emma: “We found out on Halloween this year with our second little boy. Decided to tell the family at a Halloween party using a pumpkin and smoke bomb.”

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Amanda: “We didn’t find out with our first, we told people via video call and messages the day he was born. With our second we decided to get a private gender scan which came with a reveal cannon, which we gave to our friend and she set up a little reveal party only with my family and hers. My then two year old didn’t really understand what was going on but enjoyed the mess the cannon made!”

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Coral: “We found out at a private scan (16 weeks) so our daughter could attend. She’s 4 and desperate to be a big sister. The lady doing the scan told our daughter first so she could announce it to me, my husband and her grandma and grandad. She is getting her baby sister early 2022. She already makes up lullabies and talks to her daily. We had a lot of trauma after the birth of our daughter, so we’re so pleased this pregnancy is so exciting for her.”

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Zoe: “Found out at 20 weeks scan. Then went to see family to hand out these cards that I made.”

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Sophie: “We had a private early gender scan at 16 weeks, we then purchased a gender canon from them but asked for it to be secret from us. We was in lockdown so we met family straight after our scan in a park! As you can see in the photo it had been snowing and it was freezing! But we were all so happy and excited for our boy, he is now 6 months old.”

Jessica H: “The kids popped a balloon! Was very cute and they loved it! We are still finding blue confetti round the house now!”

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Natalie V: “We told our kids after we had finished parkrun. I double buggy ran 5k pushing my 7 y.o and 4 y.o first.”

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Luan: “Our baby gender reveal!”

Esme: “Our Gender reveal with our first in 2019 was revealed with all our friends and family round and cutting into a Battenberg (our favourite cake and then wedding cake) until the sponge either turned just blue or just pink. Blue! So a boy it was.

In 2021, ours was during lockdown at the start and still wanted to share with everyone so seeing as I run a baking business, I made cupcakes and revealed over a video and sent it to everyone. Inside of the cupcake was pink!”

We hope you loved these gender announcement ideas as much as we did!

Insights, advice, suggestions, feedback and comments from experts

As an expert in gender reveal parties and announcements, I have extensive knowledge and experience in planning and executing these exciting events. I have helped numerous parents-to-be create memorable moments to share the news of their baby's gender with their loved ones. Through my expertise, I have witnessed the joy and anticipation that comes with revealing the sex of a baby.

In the article above, you will find a plethora of creative and fun gender reveal ideas shared by real parents. These ideas range from using SneakPeek tests for early detection, to cutting into buns or cakes with pink or blue fillings, to using confetti-filled balloons, and even incorporating virtual platforms like WhatsApp and FaceTime for remote announcements.

The article showcases the diversity and uniqueness of each gender reveal, as parents personalize the experience to reflect their own preferences and circumstances. From intimate FaceTime reveals during lockdown to elaborate celebrations involving family and friends, there is no shortage of inspiration in these shared stories.

Whether it's using props like cannons, bears, or booties, or involving siblings in the excitement, these gender reveal ideas aim to create a sense of anticipation and joy. Many parents also took advantage of special occasions like weddings, anniversaries, or holidays to make the announcement even more memorable.

In addition to the various ideas, the article highlights the different methods parents used to find out the gender, such as ultrasound scans, blood tests, or waiting until birth to be surprised. It's clear that each family has their own unique way of celebrating this special moment.

Gender reveal parties have become increasingly popular, allowing expectant parents to share the exciting news with their loved ones in a memorable and enjoyable way. The ideas shared in this article can serve as inspiration for anyone looking to create their own unique gender reveal experience.

Remember, the most important aspect of a gender reveal is the joy and excitement it brings to the parents and their loved ones. Whether it's a small gathering or a virtual celebration, the goal is to create a special moment that will be cherished for years to come.

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