On the lookout for fun and unique gender reveal game ideas? Then Peerspace has you covered! Gender reveal parties are a relatively new tradition. Like a baby shower, they’re a chance for the expectant parents to celebrate their new baby with family and friends. But with a gender reveal, parents discover the sex of their upcoming bundle of joy for the first time.
Gifts at a gender reveal are usually optional. But fun and games are an absolute must. To help you celebrate, here are 13 fun and exciting gender reveal game ideas for the big party. Many of these ideas work as a fun way to make the big announcement. Others offer a fun way to enjoy the day with your guests. So long as you’re celebrating safely, it’s hard to go wrong!
1. Finding a gender reveal venue with Peerspace
Before we get into the games, let’s talk about where you can host your gender reveal party. Peerspace is home to tons of amazing venues that you can rent out by the hour for your event. With venues in cities from London to LA, it’s easy to find and rent an awesome spot for your event.
You can cut a gender reveal cake in a sunny apartment, send off pink or blue balloons in a spacious garden, or pop a confetti canon by a relaxing pool (pictured above). Just search for venues in your city until you find one that speaks to you!
2. 13 fun gender reveal ideas: team pink vs team blue
Here’s one of those fun gender reveal game ideas that works well with all kinds of parties. Split your guests into “team pink” and “team blue”, and have them compete at the party games. Instead of splitting the boys against the girls, have guests choose a team based on their guesses for the baby’s gender. Tally the results of each team’s wins. After the reveal, you’ll see if the winning team coincides with the baby’s gender or not!
3. Scavenger hunt
Stage a scavenger hunt for your guests by leaving clues across the venue. This is a fun game for any kids at your party, as they’ll have to work together to solve the clues. When your guests reach the end, they’ll learn the answer to the big reveal!
Who says a pinata doesn’t count as a game? Make a custom gender reveal pinata, or pick one up online. Fill it with candies in either pink or blue wrappings, then let your guests take a swing. When it cracks open and the candies spill out, everyone will learn the baby’s gender. Not only is it a fun way to make the announcement, but it’s tasty, too.
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5. Video game reveal
Looking for gender reveal game ideas for remote parties? Why not take your games to the virtual realm! This couple celebrated their gender reveal via Animal Crossing. They learned the baby’s gender as the virtual fireworks went off, making for an adorable remote celebration with their friends. It’s cute, creative, and completely original!
6. M&M guess
Fill up a jar with pink and blue M&Ms, then have guests guess how many of each color are in the jar. The player with the closest answer wins! Just be careful not to disclose if there are more blue m&ms than pink, or vice-versa. You wouldn’t want to spoil the big reveal.
7. Baby bake-off
Here’s one of our tastiest gender reveal party ideas. Have guests compete by decorating cookies, cupcakes, or other sweets based on their gender predictions for the baby.
When everyone is done, the parents-to-be can crown the winner – and sample the delicious and adorable treats. If you need space to host your baby bake-off, keep an eye out for chef’s kitchens on Peerspace.
8. Decorate a bib
Instead of cookies or cupcakes, have guests decorate a bib for the baby using non-toxic markers or paint. Guests can choose a pink or blue color scheme according to their guesses for the reveal. The baby will have some adorable hand-decorated bibs to wear once they arrive.
9. Silly string fight
Here’s a fun (albeit messy) way to make the big announcement! Split guests into two teams then equip each guest with a can of pink or blue silly string. Once everyone has their can, it’s time for a silly string war! You can either pit guests against each other in “team pink vs team blue” fashion, or give everyone only one color for the big reveal. Make sure you stage this game at an outdoor venue for easy cleanup.
10. Balloon darts
Here’s another fun and messy gender reveal game idea. Fill up balloons with pink or blue paint and have guests throw darts at them. When the balloon pops and the paint pours out, everyone will learn the baby’s gender.
Decor makes all the difference! Make the most of yours by utilizing our beautiful gender reveal decoration ideas!
11. Boy or girl lyrics
Here’s a fun gender reveal game idea for music fans. Pass out sheets for each guest with song lyrics that contain the words “pink” or “blue”, then have guests try to guess the song and artist. Whoever gets the most correct guesses wins. You can curate a list of songs yourself, or use a ready-made printout, like this one.
12. Baby name word scramble
Here’s a game you can pass out to your guests as they enjoy the party. Have the parents-to-be write down some of their name prospects, then print out a card with the letters scrambled. Party guests will have to unscramble the names – and try to discover whether they’re boy or girl names.
13. Don’t say “boy” or “girl”
Don’t say “baby” is a classic baby shower game, where guests have to avoid saying the word “baby”. Put a gender reveal twist on the game by switching the forbidden words to “boy” and “girl”.
At the beginning of the party, give each guest a clothespin to wear on their clothes. If they get caught saying “boy” or “girl”, then they forfeit their clothespin to the player who points it out. Whoever collects the most pins wins!
Bonus: Baby food taste test
Cover the labels on baby food jars, then have guests take a taste test. Is the mushy green concoction peas, or green beans? Although it’s not the tastiest game on the block, it’s a game that’s sure to lead to some laugh-out-loud fun. To keep up the gender reveal theme use baby foods in pinkish or blue colors as test subjects.