In recent years, gender-reveal parties have become just as momentous for expectant parents as baby showers. The gatherings are a fun way to discover and share the biological sex of your unborn baby with friends and family by your side. However, celebrating the joyous news is challenging during a lockdown.
Without being able to host guests at your home, go to a restaurant, or even be around members of another household, many may have boycotted the event altogether. If you want to mark the occasion in style, there are still many exciting ways to reveal the gender remotely.
1) Host a Zoom party
Video calls have quickly become a lockdown staple. With restrictions in place, Zoom parties are the best way to replicate in-person communication. Although video calls are now a regular occurrence, you can still make this call more significant.
You could send everyone a cupcake to eat on the call, which will reveal blue or pink sweets when bitten in half. Alternatively, have the guests guess the gender by decorating their call background. For the reveal, you could pop a balloon containing coloured confetti or reveal your painted pregnant belly.
2) Decorate your porch
If your loved ones live nearby, you could arrange for them to drive past your home at a particular time and day. Then hang banners, balloons, and coloured lights on the door to announce the baby’s sex. At the designated time, stand outside the door with glasses of fizz and set off colourful smoke cannons.
3) Put on a firework display
An at-home firework display is a great way to mark any occasion, and now you can get gender-reveal specific fireworks. You may want to light them just for everyone in your household to enjoy or invite people in the area to drive or walk past your home at the time of the display.
The fireworks retailer, Fireworks Kingdom, has a range of fireworks for sale with strong blue or pink colours, perfect for an impressive gender reveal.
4) Send an announcement card
For a more low-key announcement, send your loved ones a personalised scratch card which reveals the gender. Alternatively, send a photo card with maternity photographs of you and/or your partner containing hints of blue or pink. Then wait by the phone for their excited reaction.
5) Mail a puzzle
You could also send puzzles in the mail that reveal the gender when completed, such as jigsaws and crosswords. Another option is a simple counting game of blue and pink sweets in a baby bottle. The colour revealing the gender will have more.
Celebrating pregnancy milestones is difficult during a lockdown, but it can still be done. By using any of these gender-reveal ideas, you’ll create unforgettable memories for you and your family.