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11 fun gender reveal ideas for parents-to-be: Cakes, confetti balloons, cannons & more

Instagram-worthy gender reveal ideas...

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Grace Lindsay
Fashion & Ecommerce Writer
Updated: 23 May 2023
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Gender reveal parties have grown in popularity over the years, due to the likes of the Kardashians and Jessica Alba sharing their own trendy celebrations on social media, and if you're looking for a little inspiration for your own party this year, check out our top ideas below…

Gender reveal cakes

One of the most popular ways to break the news is undoubtedly with a cake - who wouldn't want a slice of M&S's gender reveal sweet treat? The vanilla sponge is either pink or blue while the outer buttercream layer is a delightful mixture of the two colours, topped with sprinkles for good measure.

Gender reveal balloons

gender reveal balloon

Balloons are a super fun way of revealing your baby's gender for all to see, and this one from Ginger Ray is bound to give your party that perfect 'pop'. As you burst the balloon, pink or blue confetti will fall to the ground revealing your baby's gender in a beautiful and interactive way.  

Gender reveal confetti cannons

gender reveal confetti

Looking for more of a grand reveal? Nothing says surprise like a confetti cannon! These Ginger Ray cannon shooters come in pink and blue, and will reveal an amazing confetti explosion, making them perfect for pictures to remember the special day.

Gender reveal smoke cannons

smoke cannon

If you don't fancy having to clean up lots of confetti once your guests have gone, why not try a smoke cannon instead? These Ginger Ray cannons release coloured smoke and are a super unique way to share your exciting news. 

Gender reveal piñatas

gender reveal pinata

If you're wanting to get your friends and family fully involved, we love the idea of having a piñata at your party! This rose gold one will look gorgeous as a decoration, and when you’re ready for the big reveal, simply hang it in an open space and take it in turns to hit the piñata to release the coloured confetti.

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Gender reveal candles

gender reveal candle

We love the idea of using cake decorations to reveal your baby's gender, as not only does it look great but it also makes for an exciting and delicious treat. These fountain cake candles will definitely add a little sparkle, with colour changing flames to reveal whether you're having a girl or boy!

Gender reveal themed drinks

pink lemonade

Instead of cake, why not try having themed drinks for your gender reveal? We love the idea of having pink and blue drinks for your guests. For a blue theme, you can serve guests a yummy blue lagoon cocktail, and for a pink theme why not treat your friends to your favourite rosé? Simply swap the wine for this delicious pink lemonade for the mums-to-be.

Gender reveal decorations

gender reveal decorations

Decorations are a key part to any party, and we have found some adorable gender themed ones to make your party prettier than ever. This kit contains cupcake toppers, plates, cups, bunting, photo booth props, balloons and more, so you will have everything you need for your special day. 

Gender reveal idea for men - one for the dads

gender reveal golf balls

For all the dads out there, if candles and balloons aren’t your sort of thing, why not try out these fun gender reveal golf balls? These blue and pink exploding golf balls will give you a gender reveal to remember, simply hit the ball with your club of choice and reveal the colour for the celebrations to begin!

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