5 Non-Cake Gender Reveal Ideas

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Pregnant with my fourth child, I was looking for a fun way to “spice things up” a bit when it came time to finding out the sex of our baby.

Of course, what was forefront on my mind was simply a wish for a healthy baby to check out with all the right bits and pieces during the ultrasound, but I am not past admitting that I was also a teensy bit excited to find out just who would be joining our family. Would it be another girl to join her two older sisters or a playmate for our youngest, a boy who loves tractors and dirt?

In the days leading up to my ultrasound, you could pretty much find me on Pinterest, gathering up ideas to reveal the baby’s gender, like …

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Image via Lesley Anne Fenton

Silly string!

Forget the frosting, this adorable idea takes the cake in its own right. Cans of carefully disguised silly string await guests on opposite ends of the boy/girl spectrum and then, when the moment is right, spray away! Check out the excitement of how fun a silly string party can be at Front Porch Sittin’ with the Fentons.

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Bubble gum!

It only makes sense to celebrate a new baby with something as equally sweet, right? To pull of this quirky gender reveal, you can either ask a photographer to reveal the big moment to you, as this couple did, capturing the reveal in pictures, or make it even more exciting with different colored gum and “burst the bubble,” so to speak!

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Image via A Homemaker’s Journey

Say it with glitter.

“Crack” the case on the gender of your baby with a little creativity, a secret, and a whole lot of glitter! Get the DIY instructions here.

{ MORE: Yes, I Was Disappointed When I Found Out the Gender }

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Image via Flickr/ Torsten Mangner

Let your belly do the talking.

We had everyone over to the house,” said EverydayFamily community member Laura. “I had [written] girl on my belly in washable marker and then lifted up my shirt to show my belly. We also had cake after that said ‘Welcome Alexandra.’ Now, we are currently pregnant with our second. Not sure what we will do this time around!”

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Record it.

I love this idea from EverydayFamily community member atothedbly. “We recorded a video [of us] telling our 3-year-old and then posted it to Facebook for everyone to watch 🙂 His reaction was priceless, so it was perfect!”

Check out more ideas from our community here.

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5 Non-Cake Gender Reveal Ideas

Chaunie Brusie is a coffee mug addict, a labor and delivery nurse turned freelance writer, and a young(ish) mom of four. She is the author of "Tiny Blue Lines: Preparing For Your Baby, Moving Forward In Faith, & Reclaiming Your Life In An Unplanned Pregnancy" and "The Moments That Made You A Mother". She also runs Passion Meets Practicality, a community of tips + inspiration for work-at-home mothers. ... More

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  1. Profile photo of Brandy Brandy says:

    I have been on Pinterest, as well, looking around and shower and gender reveal ideas. I saw one that I fell in love with as well as my fiance. At our appointment we will have the doctor mark the gender on a piece of paper that we will have for them and then seal it in the envelope. We will then go to Babies R Us and pick out 2 outfits: one for a boy, one for a girl (which we then decided that that outfit will be the one we bring them home in 🙂 ). The cashier will be given the outfits and the envelope to wrap the corresponding outfit as we are turned around. Then we will have party and open it together 🙂 I am super excited! And of course…we’ll have the cake. 🙂

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