45 Best Gender Reveal Party Games To Play (2023)

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Gender reveal parties are becoming increasingly popular to announce the arrival of a baby girl or boy. So if you are in charge of organizing one such celebration, you need to plan for gender reveal party games to make the event more exciting. These parties are usually held before or concurrently with a baby shower event. The party can range from a small gathering of close friends and family to a large grand party. In either scenario, just like a baby shower, you can plan the theme, dress code, decorations, and food. And with some creative gender reveal activities, you can disclose the big secret. Our post brings some fun games to play to keep the visitors entertained. We employed the typical blue and pink colors as part of the activities, but you may make a different choice as long as your guests know what they stand for.

Gender Reveal Party Games

1. He or she, pop to see!

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This is a fun and exciting game. Have a big board on which “he or she, pop to reveal” is written. Stick some black balloons on it and fill those balloons with pink or blue color paint, powder, or confetti. Once all your guests arrive, the would-be parents can burst the balloons and reveal the gender of the upcoming baby.

2. He or she scratch card

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All the guests can participate in this game. Give each one of them some scratch cards to scratch them and reveal the gender of the baby.

3. Pacifier hunt

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Have a large tub filled with neutral-color pacifiers. Hide either a pink (if it is a girl) or blue (if it is a boy) pacifier between all others. The guests can dig into this tub, and the first one to find the pink or blue pacifier will reveal the gender and also gets a prize.

4. Piñatas

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Piñatas are made of paper matches, pottery, or cloth and are filled with candies. The piñata gender reveal game is particularly popular with families who already have a kid. Kids enjoy bursting the piñata. This game can reveal the gender of the baby through the items filled in the piñata. This can make the guessing game fun and interesting for kids too.

5. A boxful of surprise

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This can be a simple fun game for the parents-to-be. Have a big box filled with little balloons. Once all guests arrive, the parents can rip open the box and reveal the gender of the baby.

6. Pop the belly

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Have some cutouts of various characters or animals, or take a plywood plank and stick balloons on the belly of the cutouts. Out of the many cute balloons, fill the pink confetti or blue confetti in only one balloon. Give darts to all your guests and ask them to aim at one cutout of their choice. The one to pop the balloon with the pink or blue confetti reveals the gender and wins the prize.

7. Scavenger hunt

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The scavenger hunt is one of the very popular party ideas. Arrange clues on the venue and ask the parents or guests to find clues, decipher them, and reach the final spot where a pink or blue cake or a balloon would be hiding to reveal the gender.

8. Throw paint-filled eggs

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This is a cute little game. Hollowed-out eggs are filled with neutral colors, and only one egg is filled with a pink or blue color. Spray-paint each egg in black color. You can get a huge canvas, and the parents can begin throwing all eggs on the canvas to reveal the colors. The canvas can be a good souvenir from the party.

9. Baby word scramble

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This is a fun game to keep your guests entertained at the party. Have printed sheets of jumbled words that are related to the baby’s gender and baby products. You can ask your guests to unscramble the jumbled words. Make it more fun by keeping a time limit and announce a prize for the one who first guesses all the words.

10. Gender reveal Pictionary

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You can arrange games like Pictionary at the reveal party to keep your guests entertained. Have an emoji or words printed on each card, and the guests need to enact and explain it to others. The team who guesses the most number of words first, wins the game.

11. Wives tales

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The internet is filled with various old wives’ tales that predict gender based on the symptoms of the would-be mother. Have the mom fill out this old wives’ prediction sheet and ask the guests to predict the gender accordingly.

12. Baby ABC game

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Take all your guests back to school with this fun game. Set a time limit and ask them to write one word each from all 26 letters of the alphabet. All these words need to be baby related. The one to get the maximum correct words in the given time gets a prize.

13. Baby name game

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In this cute game, all the guests get a paper with the letters of the alphabet. They need to write name suggestions for the baby from each letter. Whoever writes maximum names in the given timeframe wins the game. This way, the parents also have some great name ideas.

14. Diaper raffle

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This is a cool concept where the guests are given diaper raffle tickets along with invites. They can bring some diapers along with the gift they plan to give. You can have a lucky draw game at the party and the person whose raffle ticket gets chosen, wins a prize from you.

15. Pink or blue

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In this engaging game, ask your guests to read the lyrics of the song on the printed sheet and write the original song and singer’s name. The song’s name or the singer’s name will have either the word “pink” or “blue” in them. The word that comes most often would reveal the gender of the baby.

16. Movie reveal

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Ask your guests to guess the movie names from hints given in the sheet. All movie names will have the words pink or blue in them. The word that comes most often in the list of movie names will reveal the gender of the baby.

17. Guess the baby

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This is a unique game where all your guests can be involved and can also serve as photo props for the gender reveal party decorations. Ask for baby photos of each guest, and the other guests can guess who it is. It is a unique game that everyone will love.

18. Blue or pink, what do you think?

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Ask your guests to pick a blue bowtie or pink ribbon with pins attached to it. Ask them to give their best guess about the baby’s gender, pin it to their clothes, and enter the party. The guests who made the correct guess win a prize.

19. He or she gender reveal game

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Give each guest a picture like above and ask them to predict the gender and write their names on the card. You can give a prize to everyone who guesses it right.

20. Who knows mom the best

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This game asks the guests some questions about the mother. It is a quiz to see who knows the mom-to-be the best.

21. Don’t say “Boy or Girl” game

This is a game with a twist to the classic game where the guests are asked not to use the word “baby.” You can twist it by asking them not to use the words “boy” or “girl.” Give them all a pin to clip on their clothes at the start of the game. Organize some games or activities for the guests. If any of them uses the word “boy” or “girl” during these activities, then they have to give their pin to someone else, and they lose the game. In the end, the person with maximum pins wins the game and the prize.

22. The price is right

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Ask your guests to guess the price of different baby products. The one who guesses the price nearly close to the actual amount wins the game.

23. Complete that nursery rhyme

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This game will test how many rhymes your guests remember. Give them printed sheets with a few words of famous nursery rhymes and ask them to finish the rhyme.

24. Baby voting ballot

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Ask your guests to guess if it is a boy or a girl, write it on a paper, and place it in the ballot box. The guests should write their own names, too. These can be saved as memories of the party.

25. Guess the due date

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Print a picture of your sonogram, write the due date given by your doctor on it, and give it to your guests. Your baby might arrive a few days before or after the expected due date. Ask your guests to guess the exact date when the baby will arrive.

26. Team Pink vs. Team Blue yard games

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You can play various yard games if the party is being organized in an open space or garden. The guests can divide themselves into two teams based on the gender they predict. You can name the teams as “team blue” or “team pink.” The winner may win a prize.

27. Disney parents match

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This is a fun activity for your guests who love Disney characters. Ask them to match Disney characters with their kids on the printed sheets. The one to do it first wins the game.

28. Advice for the mommy-to-be

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Ask your guests to write some advice for the mom-to-be regarding mothering and parenthood. It will help the mommy-to-be know a few new things.

29. Create a baby competition

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Give pink or blue color playdough to each guest and ask them to make a baby figurine out of it. Whoever designs it the best is the winner. The guests can pick the color of the dough according to the gender they predict for the baby.

30. Baby’s first ABC book

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You can ask your guests to design a baby ABC book by giving them a book with plain pages, pens, pencils, and colors. It will be the first personalized gift for the baby even before the baby is born.

31. Bib decoration

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Buy plain white bibs. Each guest can decorate them using fabric paints. This will be an enjoyable game for the guests and a sweet memory for the baby. The guests can design using pink or blue themes. Once you reveal the gender, the best-designed bib of the correctly guessed gender wins the prize.

32. Decorating station

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Have a decorating station with onesie-shaped cookies and pens with edible inks. Ask your guests to design these cookies with these pens with the color (pink or blue) related to the gender they predict. The one cookie with the best design of the accurately guessed gender wins the game and gets a prize.

33. Prayers for baby

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Along with fun games, this is a sweet activity where your guests and you can all pray for the baby’s safe arrival. The guests can also write their prayers and blessings for the baby. This will be cherished for a lifetime.

34. Chug the baby bottle

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Put some juice or funny tasting beverages in bottles of pink and blue color. Guests need to drink it right from the bottle. The one to finish the drink first wins the game and gets a prize.

35. Name the baby food

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You can blindfold the guests and make them taste baby food items. The ones to get the most items correct wins the game. You can make it more gender reveal party-specific by arranging the food in pink and blue containers or having pink and blue party decorations.

36. Baby trivia

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Everybody loves quizzes. Create your own personalized quiz cards and ask your guests to solve the quiz. This game can be played individually or as a team. The winner gets a prize.

37. Gender reveal photo props

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Have a photo booth station with props of pink and blue color. Your guests can guess the gender and pose for pictures along with those props. If possible, hire a photographer who can instantly print these photos and use them as gender reveal party favors to gift your guests.

38. Baby charades

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This game can leave your guests in splits. Hand out printed sheets of actions that babies usually do or perform. Ask them to roll a pair of dice. Pick the act corresponding to the number on the dice. The guest needs to silently perform the act, just like dumb charades, while the other guests guess. The one who guesses most actions wins the game.

39. Diaper pong

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You can use diapers instead of the cups and give a twist to the classic game of beer pong. Use pink or blue colored diapers to suit the party decor for gender reveal. Alternatively, you can also have only one pink and blue diaper and ask them to aim and throw the ball in that diaper to guess the gender.

40. Baby animals match

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Have printed cards with a list of animals and another with the list of baby animals. The guests need to match them. The first one to match the most accurate names wins a prize.

41. Blindfolded diaper changing

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This game can be played by guests or by parents. Blindfold the participants and ask them to wrap a diaper on a doll. The first one to do it wins the game.

42. Pink and blue candies

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Fill two transparent jars with pink and blue candies. Ask your guests to count and come to an approximate number of blue candies and pink candies in the jar. Set a time limit and a rule that no one can touch the jar while counting the candies. The one to come up with the closest accurate number wins the game and gets the prize.

43. Gender reveal soccer

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Get a personalized ball filled with color powder. Have the baby’s mother or father kick the ball hard once all the guests have arrived. The color that bursts out will reveal the baby’s gender. It will be a fun activity.

44. Splatter reveal

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Ask your guests to come dressed in white outfits. You can arrange for non-toxic spray paints or tubes. The guests at the party can begin splattering paint on each other at a time, and the color coming out of the tube might reveal the gender. You can also keep only one tube with the color that would reveal the gender. You will end up having a fun party and super colorful pictures!

45. Baby mad libs

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Mad libs is a very popular party game. Write a short baby-related story and keep some blanks. Mom-to-be or the dad-to-be can read the story out loud and prompt the guests to come up with interesting words and phrases to fill the blanks. The end result of the story can be silly and funny.

Gender reveal parties are the best way to celebrate the arrival of your baby. But just pulling out a blue or pink item is an old tradition. Make the revealing of the baby more fun by engaging in the above-gender reveal party games. We have also listed many non-gender revealing games to keep the guests engaged throughout the party. These games need a few basic supplies and a little time to plan and execute them. With our list, your party would be the talk of the neighborhood despite the minimal planning.

Key Pointers

  • A box full of pink or blue balloons can be opened when all the guests arrive to reveal the baby’s gender.
  • Parents and guests can play scavenger hunts with clues to reach the final spot where you can disclose the gender with balloons or cake.
  • Throwing paint-filled eggs can be fun, and you may use neutral color-filled eggs and one egg with pink or blue color to announce the gender.

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What activities can you do at a gender reveal party? ›

With that in mind, let's take a look at some of the best activities for gender reveal parties.
  • Guessing Games. Guessing games are easy and popular. ...
  • Baby Name Guessing Games. ...
  • Colored Beverages. ...
  • Balloon Reveals. ...
  • Team Pink Versus Team Blue Events. ...
  • Silly String. ...
  • Piñatas. ...
  • Blindfolded Diaper Changing.

Do they play games a gender reveal party? ›

Typically, gender reveal parties are just a mix of socializing and playing a few games, often the same kind of games you play at a baby shower. One way to keep things on theme is to have your friends show up in pink or blue to illustrate their guesses.

What should you not do at a gender reveal party? ›

You have to have a gender reveal party to learn whether or not you are having a handsome little man or a beautiful baby girl.
10 Gender Reveal Party Mistakes Not To Make
  1. Don't Peek.
  2. Don't Pick a Loose-Lipped Secret Keeper. ...
  3. Don't Forget The Props! ...
  4. Don't Pick the Wrong Venue. ...
  5. Don't Be too Hard on Yourself. ...
13 Jan 2021

What is usually done at a gender reveal? ›

By far, the most common way people reveal the sex of their baby seems to be with food. Often this involves a cake that has neutral decorations on the outside and colored frosting on the inside—the predictable pink for girl and blue for boy.

What is expected at a reveal party? ›

While there are a million ways to host a gender reveal party, usually you can expect to vote on whether you think the baby will be a boy or a girl. At the Newman Family Gender Reveal Party, guests wrote their best guesses on a chalkboard. You might be asked to wear pink or blue – depending on your guess.

Do you serve food at a gender reveal party? ›

Typically, a gender reveals party has finger food and not a full-fledged buffet. The reasons for this preference are that they offer convenience, are easy on your budget, and on top of everything, they can be made in a variety of different flavors to add more charm to a party table.

How many months should you be to have a gender reveal party? ›

So whether your two and a half months or four and a half months, you can have your party anytime after that. Most expectant mothers wait a little later to make sure there are no complications with the pregnancy. Anytime after 18-20 weeks is best time to have a gender reveal announcement.

How do you do a quick gender reveal? ›

If you're not sure where to start, know that you can find any place that you can think of right here in Peerspace!
  1. Choose a cool location on Peerspace. ...
  2. Host a balloon drop. ...
  3. Put balloons in a box. ...
  4. Gender in a bottle. ...
  5. Embark on a scavenger hunt. ...
  6. Enjoy gender-reveal cake pops. ...
  7. Make memories during a game night. ...
  8. Create teams.
4 May 2022

Who usually throws a gender reveal party? ›

Who typically hosts the party? Typically, the expecting couple hosts the gender reveal party. We know — that's one more thing on your plate as you prepare for the new baby.

How do you do gender reveal tricks? ›

Simply pick up two packs of gum, one pink and one blue. Blow simultaneous bubbles, one of each color, then pop the one that doesn't represent your baby's gender. It's sweet, it's simple, and it makes a great photograph!

Do you usually bring a gift to a gender reveal party? ›

Do You Take a Gift to a Gender Reveal Party? People often wonder whether they need to bring a gift to a gender reveal party. And the answer is, yes — if you want to. Typically, in this case, the gift you take is for the mom and/or dad to be, not the baby because gifts for the baby are given at the baby shower.

Do you serve alcohol at a gender reveal party? ›

Should I Serve Alcohol? A gender reveal can offer beer or wine, either provided or BYO. However, guests and hosts should not expect to have hard alcohol served. It's also perfectly acceptable to not offer alcohol.

Who pays for the baby shower? ›

The hostess traditionally pays for the baby shower and its associated costs. However, the hostess can divide up the responsibility and costs by asking a few close family members or friends to co-host. This helps to reduce the overall expense and alleviates some of the financial obligation of hosting a baby shower.

Who throws the baby shower? ›

Typically, a close friend or family member will throw your shower, but coworkers or another loved one can all host the party. While every baby shower is unique, the host usually takes care of organizing everything — so you can sit back and enjoy being celebrated.

Who is responsible for baby gender? ›

When I tell patients there's about a 50/50 chance for either sex, I also tell them the father's genes determine the baby's sex since some of his sperm carries X chromosomes and some carries Y chromosomes. That's with the assumption, though, that the man's sperm carries equal numbers of X and Y chromosomes.

What are some popular finger foods? ›

20 Best Finger Food Ideas to Serve a Hungry Crowd
  • of 20. Sausage Rolls. ...
  • of 20. Shrimp Cocktail. ...
  • of 20. Fried Mac and Cheese Balls. ...
  • of 20. Pepperoni Pizza Rolls. ...
  • of 20. Cranberry Brie Bites. ...
  • of 20. Fried Pickles. ...
  • of 20. Make-Ahead Sandwich Rolls. ...
  • of 20. Crispy Brie-Stuffed Mushrooms.
2 Dec 2021

What do you wear to a gender reveal party? ›

If the Gender Reveal is at the host's house, choose casual or smart casual. If it's in a fancy location, dress up – it's not a wedding though, dress up but not overkill. A word of warning to hosts. Do not ask your guests to dress up in the colors of the gender.

Is there a gender reveal app? ›

Welcome to Fantasy Gender Reveal, the world's first Gender Reveal app! It's never been easier to share the joys of discovering the gender of your bundle of joy with all your friends and family.

How many months should you be to have a baby shower? ›

Most people agree that anytime between 24 and 32 weeks (six to eight months) is the best time to throw a baby shower. Your baby shower schedule will likely depend on several factors including invited guests, time of year, and of of course the honoree's preference for the date and time.

How accurate is gender reveal? ›

The accuracy of these tests for these conditions is very high, around 90%. But how accurate are the NIPT kits as gender reveal tests? According to clinical studies, the tests are 98-99.9% accurate.

What is a hostess gift? ›

A hostess gift by definition is something a host or hostess would use in the course of entertaining. It could be entertaining for just their immediate family (a breakfast gift basket) or for a future party (place cards, coasters, guest hand towels, a serving plate, a candy dish, a tray, or such).

Can I wear blue to a gender reveal? ›

If you're going to a gender reveal, you may be asked by the host to wear pink or blue to represent the gender you believe the baby will be. With Gender Reveal Parties ladies might opt for a pink or blue sundress, a cardigan and leggings, or a nice pink or blue blouse paired with some skinny jeans.

Do guests bring anything to a gender reveal party? ›

This is the number one etiquette question, and the answer is NO. A gender reveal party is not the same thing as a baby shower. If the gender reveal is hosted at a baby shower, you would bring a typical shower gift. However, if the gender reveal is separate from the baby shower, you are not required to bring a gift.

How many weeks should you be to have a gender reveal party? ›

Most expectant mothers wait a little later to make sure there are no complications with the pregnancy. Anytime after 18-20 weeks is best time to have a gender reveal announcement. Once you know the sex it's time to plan the party!

Are you supposed to buy gift for a gender reveal party? ›

Do You Take a Gift to a Gender Reveal Party? People often wonder whether they need to bring a gift to a gender reveal party. And the answer is, yes — if you want to. Typically, in this case, the gift you take is for the mom and/or dad to be, not the baby because gifts for the baby are given at the baby shower.

What time of day should you have a gender reveal party? ›

Brunch is a great time to hold the party. You can make it a complete event with breakfast and lunch foods as well as mimosas — plain orange juice for the mom-to-be, of course! Since brunch typically occurs between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm, it's ideal for many people who may have nighttime plans.

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