Gender Reveal Ideas: 10 Cute Ways Expectant Couples Shared the News

From sweet treats to wild antics, see the unique gender reveal ideas these parents-to-be came up with to share whether they were having a boy or a girl.

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Gender Reveal: Jelly Beans

Gender Reveal: Jelly Beans

To let the world know they were expecting a baby girl, this couple used their jelly bean-filled hands in a photo shoot. After the first frame showed a handful of pink jelly beans and a handful of blue ones, the second frame revealed the gender of the baby on the way: Dad-to-be closed his second hand over the blue candies, leaving only the pink in the hands of the mom-to-be!

Get more details at Pleasant and Home.

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Gender Reveal Ideas Using Candy

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Gender Reveal: Squirt Guns

Gender Reveal: Squirt Guns

With an ultrasound picture in hand, this couple announced they were expecting a boy with a joyful, playful photo shoot, involving colorful toy squirt guns filled with blue paint. They wore white shirts for the occasion to highlight the happy blue mess they made. This can also be a great way to show off your 3D or 4D ultrasound images to friends and family.

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Gender Reveal: Silly String

Gender Reveal: Silly String

This couple got to be a part of their gender reveal surprise: They enlisted a friend to take the doctor's sealed envelope with the gender news and then get the appropriately colored silly string—with labels covered and lids removed so no one would know the hue—to hand out to family and friends for the big moment. When it was go time, a whopping 72 cans rained (drumroll, please...) PINK string all over the pair. Baby girl on the way! Who needs gender reveal party decorations when you have silly string everywhere?

Get more details at Offbeat Families.

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Gender Reveal: Paint Fight

Gender Reveal: Paint Fight

This mom-to-be learned she'd have a baby boy when a reveal party for loved ones included a cake filled with blue icing—dad-to-be learned the news earlier at the ultrasound appointment. The next day, they doused each other with blue paint in a photo session that would act as a cute gender reveal to share the news even more widely with friends and family all over the country.

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Gender Reveal: Balloon Box Launch

Gender Reveal: Balloon Box Launch

Knowing they had twins on the way, this couple gathered friends and family to watch as they opened a huge gender reveal box filled with balloons. With two babies on board, would it be all pink, all blue, or a few of each? At the big moment, nothing but blue sprung from the box: Two sons, coming right up!

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Gender Reveal: Confetti Cannons

Gender Reveal: Confetti Cannons

At this baby gender reveal party, the crowd took on a special duty: They launched pre-distributed confetti cannons into the air, showering the mom-to-be with colored paper sprinkles at the big moment. With three daughters already, she was expecting to see a shower of more pink—but this turned out to be a boy gender reveal. Blue confetti rained down to announce a baby boy on the way!

Get more details at Paging Supermom.

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Gender Reveal: Scrabble Tiles

Gender Reveal: Scrabble Tiles

With two sons already, this family came up with a clever way to announce the baby-on-the-way would be a third boy. Scrabble tiles spelling out "It's a boy!" announced the big news, alongside a sweet poem with an apt Three Musketeers theme. What a perfect gender announcement idea.

Get more details at While He Was Napping.

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Gender Reveal: Layer Cake

Gender Reveal: Layer Cake

Sure, you've seen genders revealed with cake—but you've never seen one like this! When this couple was expecting twins, they used a sealed envelope to let the baker in on the secret only known by their doctor. The result was a whimsical, polka-dotted two-tiered gender reveal cake that revealed one pink and one blue layer for the boy-girl twins on the way!

Get more details at Red Pearl Designs.

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How to Make Gender-Reveal Cupcakes

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Gender Reveal: Confetti-Filled Balloon

Gender Reveal: Confetti-Filled Balloon

Merging the gender-reveal trends of confetti and balloons, this cute couple had a sweet and functional prop at their baby reveal photo shoot. An oversized pink balloon filled with pink confetti showered them when it popped, showing friends and family a baby girl was on the way. (And making for a great photo opp to boot!)

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Gender Reveal Ideas Using Balloons

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Gender Reveal: Jack-o-Lantern

Gender Reveal: Jack-o-Lantern

Here's a seasonal gender reveal idea for breaking big news in the fall: This family shared their news with the whole neighborhood by carving "It's a boy!" into a jack-o-lantern lighting the way in front of their home on Halloween (and foreshadowing many fun trick-or-treat nights to come)!

Get more details at House of Paint.