I think I will be planning a gender reveal for my future niece/nephew! Just in front of family, wanting to not make a mess (no confetti or balloons released to the environment) and not put pressure on the couple (so no hitting a ball, etc).
What would you do?
clementine / 940 posts
We just did balloons in a large box (but tied down to a weight so they didn’t get released to the environment). It was easy and had a nice visual.
coffee bean / 25 posts
If you want to go the food route, I have friends who were having twins and they had two small cakes made and when they cut into them each one was pink or blue. The frosting was just thick enough to hide the color of each cake, and it was fun for them to cut into them and pull out a slice and reveal the color. It was very low key and doubled as a treat for the guests to eat.
ETA: They gave an envelope with the gender of each baby to the bakery and didn't know what they were having until they cut into the cakes, so it was a surprise for everyone there.
grape / 87 posts
I had the nurse tell me the gender on the phone with the NIPT results as I was already certain it was a girl.
I wanted to do something fun to tell our family though so I bought pink sprinkles and put them in oreos then I dipped the oreos in melted chocolate and topped them with some white crystal sprinkles. They were so yummy and it was a simple, cute way to tell our family we were expecting a girl. My parents, sister and nieces all bit into their oreos at the same time and saw the pink sprinkles.
persimmon / 1064 posts
This is NOT low pressure, but I saw a video one time of a couple taking turns picking from a dozen eggs. 6 were pink and 6 were blue. They would pick one and smash it on their head. All were hard boiled except one pink one—so when the egg exploded (on their head) they knew it was a girl
persimmon / 1365 posts
@bees_knees: I would never do that but I love it, it's hilarious.
We got a little bundt cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes. There was a rattle in the middle hidden under a bow in the middle of the cake, so all we had to do was lift up the bow (actually our then toddler lifted it up).
apricot / 322 posts
@ChitownRo: love this for the visual! I want to take great photos for them.
@MyBelle: I think I'll make cupcakes with a hidden pocket of colored frosting no matter what!
@Fawn: that sounds delicious!!!
@bees_knees: this sounds hilarious and would make a great keepsake video!
@LadyDi: and bonus, you get to eat delicious cake!