Gender reveal parties are becoming as popular as baby showers. They are an exciting, fun way to share your baby’s gender with family and friends! From the theme to the decor to the games and activities, the possibilities are endless.

Here at Mustela, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite gender reveal theme ideas and activity ideas so you can throw a celebration your guests will never forget!

Gender Reveal Party Theme Ideas

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You probably know by now that a gender reveal party is a gathering of family and friends where the couple reveals the gender of their unborn baby. Guests attending the party are typically not expected to bring a gift.

As more and more parents-to-be are jumping on the gender-reveal bandwagon, the list of theme ideas continues to grow. We’ve chosen a few of our favorites that your family and friends will be sure to remember for years to come!

1) Staches Or Lashes

If you want to give your family and friends a little treat, invite them over for cookies decorated with mustaches or eyelashes. Display mustaches and eyelashes throughout the party as decor.

Make a chart of “staches” or “lashes” on a chalkboard. Have each guest should write their name under “staches” if they think it’s a boy or “lashes” if they think it’s a girl.

Tally up the guesses before revealing the winning gender.

2) Gender Reveal Bonfire

For a fall gender reveal party, cozy up with your family and friends around a bonfire.

Set up a table with supplies for your guests to make s’mores. Toss in a flame-color-changing chemical to reveal your baby’s gender.

3) Bow-And-Arrow Gender Reveal

Place a black balloon filled with pink or blue paint on a blank canvas. Pop the balloon using a bow and arrow. The paint will splatter, revealing your baby’s gender.

Bonus: You’ll have a beautiful piece of art to display in your little one’s nursery!

4) Buck Or Doe? Soon We’ll Know!

Do you have a hunter in the family? If so, this is the perfect gender reveal theme!

For this down-to-earth theme, display a canvas painted with a deer. Then have your guests reveal their prediction by placing their finger in either pink or blue paint and leaving their fingerprints on the deer’s antlers.

“Pink or blue? Add your fingerprint with your guess of hue!” Save the canvas as a souvenir from your party, or use it in the nursery as decoration.

5) Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star...How We Wonder What You Are

gender reveal party decorations

This sweet theme is inspired by the ever-popular nursery rhyme of the same name. Add gold stars and alternate pink and blue moons for decorations. Don’t forget about your starry invitations!

Your guests can choose either a pink or blue moon to show if they’re on team girl or team boy. Provide simple prizes for the ones who guessed correctly. They’ll be over the moon with this theme!

6) What Will It Bee?

For a summer-themed gender reveal party, check out this black and yellow theme idea. You can go all out from the invitations to the decorations to the cake. Everybody will be buzzing about your party for years!

7) Game On! What Team Are You On?

If you’re a sports enthusiast, you’ll hit it out of the park with this idea. Your guests will choose if they’re on team girl or team boy. Either way, you score with this gender reveal theme!

8) Boy Or Girl? We Donut Know!

For a laid-back gender reveal party, invite a few friends and family members over for brunch. Serve donuts to your guests while your baby’s gender is revealed.

9) Little Cupcake Or Stud Muffin

muffins at a gender reveal party

Another brunch idea involves cupcakes and muffins. Your guests will savor this sweet moment with you.

“Bun is in the oven. Will it be a sweet little cupcake or a handsome stud muffin? We’re baking something special and the timer’s going to beep. Will the baby be a he or she?”

10) BabyQ

During the early summer months, have a BabyQ instead of a barbecue! “Bun is in the oven, burgers are on the grill...Welcome to the BabyQ!”

Invite your friends and family over for a BabyQ during which you’ll reveal your baby’s gender.

11) He Or She-esta

Did someone say fiesta? Treat your guests to a Mexican-themed party. Decorate with vibrant colors and offer a spread of Mexican food. Your guests will need a siesta after this party!

Stork Pinata

In keeping with the Mexican theme, end the party with a stork pinata. You can either use the pinata as a game or to reveal the gender with pink or blue confetti inside.

Gender Reveal Party Activity Ideas

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Once you’ve decided on a theme for your gender reveal party, check out our ideas for memorable activities to include during your celebration!

12) Advice Cards

At your gender reveal party, encourage your guests to leave a note of inspiration or advice for the parents-to-be. Read them at the party or save them to read while you’re at the hospital.

Either way, this keepsake will leave a lasting memory from your party.

13) Old Wives’ Tales Chart

Play a game with the old wives’ tales about determining gender for a fun way to reveal the truth! Prepare cards for your guests with a chart of old wives’ tales, and display your own chart on a big board.

Your guests will circle their guesses on their cards and then you will circle your answers on the board. For instance, morning sickness: yes (girl) or no (boy); carrying baby: high (girl) or low (boy); mom’s craving: sweet (girl) or salty (boy).

When the scores are added up, they should reveal the baby’s gender based on old wives’ tales.

14) Late-Night Diapers


During your party, your guests can leave sweet notes on diapers. In the “wee” hours of the night, you’ll find some encouragement or laughter.

15) Pacifier Hunt

For a fun, engaging game for your guests, hide a certain number of pacifiers throughout the party. Whoever finds the most pacifiers wins a prize. Happy hunting!

16) Wear Your Guesses

Prepare pink and blue clothespins beforehand and put them in a bowl. Once your guests arrive, have them choose either a pink or blue pin to wear throughout the party.

At the end of the event, give a prize to those who guessed correctly.

17) Gender Reveal Scavenger Hunt

Send your guests on a scavenger hunt to find out the gender of your baby. For your last clue, lead your guests to open the oven and pull out a gender reveal cake.

18) Name Suggestions

Prepare pieces of pink and blue paper and place them next to a jar. As your guests arrive, encourage them to write down their name suggestions. You’ll have a jar full of names to read over with your significant other after the party.

19) Shake And Spray To Know The Gender Today

Neutral-looking spray cans with either pink or blue inside will leave your friends and family on their toes in anticipation. Have everyone shake and spray their cans at the same time for the big reveal.

20) He Or She? Pop To See!

Fill black balloons with white confetti. Only one balloon will contain either pink or blue confetti to reveal the gender. Each guest grabs one balloon upon arriving.

When you’re ready, pop each balloon until you’ve revealed your baby’s gender.

Mustela Is Here For Your Gender Reveal And Beyond

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From pregnancy to birth to parenthood, Mustela is here for you. While you’re expecting your little bundle of joy and preparing for your gender reveal party, don’t let your skin care needs take a backseat!

We offer a complete range of specifically formulated products — like our Belly And Bust: Pregnancy Skincare Set — to best address the skin care changes that occur during pregnancy and beyond.

Made for expecting mothers, our Stretch Marks Prevention Cream delivers hydration to help prevent the appearance of stretch marks. And for post-pregnancy hydration, use our Stretch Marks Recovery Serum to help minimize the appearance of recently formed stretch marks.

Protect your skin throughout each stage of your pregnancy with Mustela’s full line of clinically effective skin care products. They’re safe for you and your baby and will keep your skin moisturized, healthy, and comfortable to enhance that pregnancy glow!