30 Best Baby Gender Reveal Party Food Ideas

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He or she, which will it be? This is, of course, the biggest question on everyone’s mind at a gender reveal party. Another important thing on everyone’s mind is the food. Apart from the big reveal, the food has to be the sweetest part of a gender reveal party.

We are here with some amazing gender reveal party food ideas to take your celebration to the next level. What’s more, you can use these ideas for a private gender reveal photo shoot as well. They will set the mood for your big announcement and look great in photographs.

Surprise your family and friends with these awesome gender reveal food ideas and enjoy doing the big reveal.

30 Gender Reveal Party Food Ideas

Here are some of our favorite gender reveal party food ideas. Most of them are super simple, so you will not have to spend the whole day slogging in the kitchen. Instead, you can easily prepare these and enjoy the day with your guests.

1. Cake pops

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Cake pops are very easy to make and look fabulous. Everyone at the party will love having these bite-sized treats.

You will need:

  • 1 cake mix
  • 1/3 cup icing
  • Candy Melts
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Sprinkles (optional)

How to make:

  • Bake a cake.
  • Once the cake has cooled down, crumble it and mix the icing with it so that it is dense but not too gooey.
  • Use a scoop (or your hands) to make small balls of the mixture.
  • Melt the Candy Melts in the microwave.
  • Quickly dip each ball in the melted Candy Melts and place it on a tray.
  • Stick in a lollipop stick.
  • Add sprinkles, if you are using them.
  • When everything is done, refrigerate for 30 minutes or pop them into the freezer for 15 minutes.

2. Polka dot cake

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You must have seen those beautiful cakes with colored frosting inside at other reveals. If you have been wondering how to make them, let us tell you they are super easy to make.

You will need:

  • Two eight-inch round layer cakes
  • Blue or pink frosting (depending on the gender of the baby)
  • White frosting

How to make:

  • Place one cake layer on a plate.
  • Put a thick layer of white frosting all over the top edge of the layer.
  • Spread a cup of pink or blue frosting inside the white circle. Spread it carefully so that there are no accidental reveals before you want. If you wish, you can add more layers of colored and white frosting.
  • Place the other layer on top and cover the top and sides with white frosting.

3. Surprise cupcakes

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If you are not do not want a huge cake at your announcement, try cupcakes instead. Everyone loves cupcakes because they are dainty, bite-sized, and tasty. You can decorate your cupcakes according to the sex of the baby and ask the guests to take a bite to reveal.

You will need:

  • 2–3 packs of cupcakes (according to the number of guests), or you can bake a batch
  • Pink and blue frosting
  • 2 piping bags
  • Paring knife

How to make:

  • Use the paring knife to cut a pit on the top of each cupcake.
  • Fill a piping bag halfway with pink frosting and the other half with blue frosting.
  • Fill another piping bag with pink or blue food color, based on the sex of your baby.
  • Use the color to fill the pit at the top of each cupcake.
  • Use the other piping bag to decorate the top of the cupcake such that the filled color is not visible from the outside.

4. Cotton candy cupcakes

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Here is another awesome gender reveal food idea for cupcake lovers. You might remember your childhood days gorging on cotton candy. These cupcakes take you down that memory lane right when you are about to become a parent to a child yourself now.

You will need:

  • Cupcakes
  • Frosting (pink or blue)
  • Mini cotton candy

How to make:

  • You can follow the steps given above for the surprise cupcakes.
  • Cover the top of each cupcake with cotton candy.

5. Chocolate-dipped pretzel rods

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Everyone loves pretzels, and these chocolate-dipped pretzel rods are so yummy and gorgeous that your guests will not be able to resist picking up one more. They are also super easy to make — just right for the big reveal.

You will need:

  • Pretzel rods
  • White Candy Melts
  • Pink and blue Candy Melts
  • Sprinkles and other candy decoration (optional)

How to make:

  • Melt the Candy Melts.
  • Pour the candy over two-thirds of the pretzel rods and shake gently to remove the excess.
  • Place the pretzels on waxed paper to cool.
  • Allow the pretzels to cool completely before coating with another color.
  • Allow the pretzels to cool to room temperature before storing. Do not refrigerate.

6. Sweet cereal treats

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Give a healthy twist to your gender reveal party food by adding cereal bars that everyone loves. Cereal bars are not only healthy but also easily available.

You will need:

  • Cereal bars of your choice
  • Candy Melts in pink or blue

How to make:

  • Melt the Candy Melts.
  • Dip the cereal bars halfway into the melted candy and place them on waxed paper to set.
  • If you want to add an element of surprise, you can add a layer of white candy and sprinkles over the top. Ask your guests to take a bite for the big reveal.

7. Dyed deviled eggs

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Dyed deviled eggs are not only for Easter. You can make beautiful dyed eggs for your gender reveal party, too. Add a twist to the regular dyed egg by deviling it with your favorite filling.

You will need:

  • Blue or pink food colors
  • Vinegar
  • Eggs
  • Water
  • Wire egg holder

How to make:

  • Place the eggs in a vessel and fill it with water. The water should cover the eggs completely.
  • Boil the eggs for 12–15 minutes. Let the eggs cool and remove the shells.
  • Boil some water in a separate bowl and add a teaspoon of vinegar and the food color.
  • Using a wire egg holder, dip each egg in the bowl with the color mixture. Allow each egg to sit for at least ten minutes to absorb the color well.
  • Place the eggs on a kitchen towel to dry completely.
  • Cut the eggs vertically and add the filling of your choice.

8. Pinata cake

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Just use your favorite layer cakes to create a surprise gender reveal masterpiece.

You will need:

  • 4–5 cake layers
  • White frosting
  • Pink or blue candies
  • Sprinkles

How to make:

  • Keep two cake layers intact for the top and the bottom of the cake. Cut a circle in the middle of the other layers.
  • Stack the layers on top of each other using frosting.
  • Before placing the topmost layer, fill the center of the layers with colored candy.
  • Place the uppermost layer and cover it completely with white frosting. Decorate as you like.
  • When you cut the cake at your party, the candies in the center will roll down, revealing the gender of your baby.

9. Lemonade

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Every party needs drinks. Since this is a gender reveal party, you can include lemonade for everyone to enjoy. Add a twist to the regular lemonade by giving it a dash of color.

You will need:

  • Lemons
  • Water
  • Pink food color or strawberries or raspberries
  • Blue curacao syrup or blue food color

How to make:

  • Make lemonade.
  • Use strawberries, raspberries, or pink food color to make the lemonade pink.
  • Use blue curacao syrup or blue food color to make the lemonade blue.
  • You can also make colored ice and add it to regular lemonade.

10. Colored popcorn

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Candied colorful popcorn is a great idea to announce the gender of your baby to the world. It tastes great and does the big reveal just as well.

You will need:

  • Popcorn kernels
  • 2 cups sugar (granulated)
  • Water
  • Butter
  • Pink or blue food color
  • Salt

How to make:

  • Make the popcorn as per the instructions on the packet.
  • In a bowl, bring sugar, water, and butter to boil on medium heat for three minutes. Stir continuously.
  • Add food color and salt.
  • Pour the mixture over popcorn and stir well to coat evenly.
  • Spread on baking sheets and dry for 1–2 hours until the mixture is no longer sticky.
  • Store in airtight containers, and serve in paper cones.

11. Chocolate-covered strawberries

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Everyone loves chocolate-covered strawberries. They are the ultimate luxury food, and they look beautiful and taste fantastic. All you need is some white chocolate instead of the brown one, and you are set.

You will need:

  • White chocolate
  • Pink or blue food color
  • Strawberries

How to make:

  • Melt the white chocolate, and add a few drops of food color to it. Mix well.
  • Dip each strawberry in the melted chocolate to coat it well. Shake it well to remove the excess.
  • Place on waxed paper to cool.

12. Babies in a blanket

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Your gender reveal party needs some savory food items too. Babies in a blanket are perfect bite-sized crunchy snacks that your guests can never get enough of.

You will need:

  • Frozen puff pastry
  • Raspberry or blueberry jam
  • Dijon mustard
  • Camembert cheese
  • Miniature smoked sausages
  • 1 large egg
  • Water

How to make:

  • Thaw the frozen puff pastry. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Unfold the puff pastry and cut into nine squares. Cut each square into two triangles.
  • In a bowl, mix three tablespoons of jam and one tablespoon of mustard. Spread this mixture over the puff pastry triangles.
  • Cut the round of cheese in half and cut each half into nine wedges.
  • Place a piece of cheese and a sausage on each triangle. Fold the pastry over the sausage and cheese. Press to seal.
  • Place the folded puff pastries on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the egg, and add a tablespoon of water to it. Brush over pastries.
  • Bake until golden brown for 15–17 minutes.

13. Surprise cookies

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Your guests will be really surprised by the big reveal when these cookies are on the food list. Use candy coating disks to reveal the baby’s sex and watch your guests admiring your ingenuity.

You will need:

  • Butter
  • Confectioners’ sugar
  • Vanilla cream
  • Flour
  • Toasted and finely chopped pecans, almonds, and walnuts
  • Pink or blue candy-coating disks
  • Salt

How to make:

  • Take butter, sugar, and vanilla cream in a large bowl and whisk till light and fluffy.
  • In another bowl, mix flour and salt, and add in the creamed mixture in batches.
  • Whisk well, stir in nuts, and refrigerate for an hour or more. The texture of the mixture should be firm.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Shape dough into balls and place on a baking
  • Insert a candy-coating disk into the center of each cookie and cover the disk completely.
  • Bake for 12–15 minutes until the bottoms are light brown.
  • Take confectioners’ sugar in a bowl and roll the cookies in it while still warm.
  • Cool completely.

14. Confetti Oreos

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Everyone loves Oreos. So, use this love for Oreos to your advantage, and include them in your gender reveal party.

You will need:

  • Oreos
  • White chocolate
  • Pink or blue food coloring
  • Sprinkles

How to make:

  • Melt the white chocolate and mix a few drops of food color in it.
  • Dip Oreos in the melted chocolate and add some sprinkles to them.
  • Place on a waxed sheet to cool.

15. Marshmallow pops

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Give your guests these super soft and sweet marshmallow pops. They are super easy to make and look pretty.

You will need:

  • Marshmallows
  • White chocolate
  • Pink or blue food color
  • Lollipop sticks

How to make:

  • Push a lollipop stick into each marshmallow.
  • Melt the chocolate and add food color.
  • Leave some white melted chocolate for decorations.
  • Dip the marshmallows in the melted chocolate.
  • Drizzle the rest of the white chocolate on the marshmallows and allow them to cool.

16. Berry bars

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These yummy berry bars are one of the best ways to announce the sex of your baby to the world. They are easy to make, delicious, and unique, so your guests will remember the treat for days.

You will need:

  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup butter or shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 4 cups raspberries or blueberries
  • 3 tsp cornstarch

How to make:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Grease your baking pan.
  • Whisk together one cup of sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, butter, and egg. The dough should be crumbly.
  • Pour half of this dough into the baking pan.
  • Mix the remaining half cup of sugar, the cornstarch, and the berries.
  • Pour this mixture over the dough in the baking pan.
  • If there is any dough remaining, crumble it over the berries.
  • Bake in the oven for around 45 minutes till the top is golden.

17. Cutie cookies

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If you love baking cookies, this food idea is right up your alley. All you need is a baby-themed cookie cutter, and you are set for the party. Decorate the cookies with colored icing for the big reveal.

You will need:

  • Cookie dough
  • Pink or blue frosting
  • White frosting

How to make:

  • Roll out the cookie dough.
  • Cut it into different shapes using your favorite cookie cutter, and bake.
  • Decorate with pink or blue frosting and use white frosting to decorate.

18. Cotton candy toast

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Here’s another cute drink you can include in your gender reveal party. It comes with cotton candy on the side, denoting the baby’s sex.

You will need:

  • Raspberry or blueberry syrup
  • Sparkling grape juice or sparkling water
  • Pink or blue cotton candy

How to make:

  • Mix raspberry or blueberry syrup with sparkling grape juice.
  • Place a mini cotton candy on the rim of the glass.

19. Ice cream bowls and cones

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If you are throwing a gender reveal party in summer, you may as well include lots of ice cream. And where there is ice cream, there are bowls and cones. You can decorate these in the colors of your baby’s sex and enjoy distributing them among guests.

You will need:

  • Wafer ice cream cones and bowls
  • White chocolate
  • Pink or blue food color

How to make:

  • Melt the white chocolate and add food color.
  • Dip the wafer cones and cups in the chocolate, just enough to cover the rim.
  • Place on a kitchen towel to cool and set.

20. Sherbet punch

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This punch will surely be a hit at your party. Customize the color of the sherbet punch according to the sex of your child, and you are all set.

You will need:

  • Raspberry/strawberry/blueberry ice cream
  • Ginger ale
  • Frozen raspberries or blueberries

How to make:

  • Scoop the ice cream in a punch bowl or individual cups.
  • Pour ginger ale slowly over the ice cream. It will fizz a lot.
  • Let the drink sit for at least ten minutes so that the ice cream melts into the soda.
  • Decorate with frozen berries and serve with a straw and a spoon.

21. Cotton candy Oreo truffles

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Cotton candy Oreos are the lightest and fluffiest tasting Oreos. You can now use these heavenly Oreos and make them into tasty truffles covered with pink or blue color.

You will need:

  • Cotton candy Oreos
  • Cream cheese (softened)
  • Blue or pink candy melts

How to make:

  • Put the Oreos in a food processor and pulse until fine. If you don’t have a food processor, place the cookies in a Ziploc bag and roll a rolling pin over them until finely crushed.
  • Mix cream cheese with the powder till the dough is smooth.
  • Make one-inch balls from the dough and place them on waxed paper.
  • Freeze the truffles for an hour.
  • Melt the candy melts.
  • Remove the truffles from the freezer, reshape them to the desired shape, and dip in melted candy using a fork or a toothpick. Make sure the truffles are coated evenly.
  • Place on waxed paper and allow the chocolate to settle.
  • Store in an airtight container and refrigerate until ready to serve.

22. Muddy buddies

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Muddy buddies are everyone’s favorite, and no one will be able to refuse them. Pink and blue muddy buddies for gender reveal parties are the easiest and tastiest treats you can offer your guests.

You will need:

  • Rice or corn cereal (or a combination of both)
  • White vanilla baking chips
  • Peanut butter
  • Butter
  • Vanilla
  • Powdered sugar
  • Pink or blue edible glitter or sprinkles
  • Pink or blue and white candy-coated chocolate candies

How to make:

  • Pour nine cups of cereal into a large bowl.
  • Microwave white vanilla baking chips, peanut butter, and butter, stirring in intervals till the mixture is smooth.
  • Add vanilla and pour the mixture over the cereal evenly.
  • Spread on waxed paper to cool.
  • Add the chocolate candies.
  • Store in airtight containers until ready to serve.

23. Cookie dough M&M truffles

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Cookie dough is a very versatile ingredient that you can find in your kitchen. Cookie dough truffles with M&Ms taste heavenly and are very easy to make for your gender reveal party.

You will need:

  • Cookie dough
  • Pink or blue M&Ms
  • Chocolate

How to make:

  • Roll the cookie dough into bite-sized balls and put M&Ms in them.
  • Freeze these balls for 15–20 minutes.
  • Melt the chocolate.
  • Dip the balls in the chocolate.
  • Decorate with white chocolate or sprinkles.

24. Nutter Butter baby face cookies

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Nutter Butter cookies are super cute and are always a hit for a crowd. For a gender reveal party, make baby faces out of them, and turn them into cute cookies everyone will adore.

You will need:

  • Nutter Butter cookies
  • Pink or blue Candy Melts
  • Black icing marker

How to make:

  • Melt the Candy Melts.
  • Dip each cookie halfway in the melt.
  • Place on waxed paper to cool.
  • Using the icing marker, draw two dots for the eyes on the upper half of the cookie.

25. Surprise donuts

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Donuts are an all-time favorite snack. For your gender reveal party, use donuts to wow your guests and do the big reveal.

You will need:

  • Donuts
  • Pink or blue chocolate candy

How to make:

You can make it in two ways:

  • Melt the chocolate and coat the donuts with it. You may decorate them with sprinkles.
  • Slit the donut and place the candy inside. Heat in a microwave and cover with frosting.

26. Bite-sized pretzels

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Here is another take on pretzels. This time the pretzels are bite-sized and dipped in chocolate, so they are a perfect mix of sweet and spicy.

You will need:

  • Pretzels
  • White chocolate
  • Pink or blue food colors
  • Sprinkles

How to make:

  • Melt the chocolate and mix the food
  • Dip the pretzels in it and place on waxed paper to cool.

27. Licorice straws

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Give your guests something to chew on with these delightful licorice straws that are available in the market in pink and blue. They come in watermelon and blue raspberry flavors and are something that everyone loves.

28. Fortune cookies

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This fortune cookie will tell the guests not the future but the sex of your child. Isn’t that a cool idea?

You will need:

  • Fortune cookies
  • Chits of paper with the text, “It’s a boy/girl!”

How to make:

  • Open the cookie by placing it on a wet towel and microwaving it.
  • Pill the flaps open quickly.
  • Quickly place a paper chit inside, fold it back and place over the edge of a glass to get the original shape back.
  • Ask your guests to take one each and pull it at the same time for the big reveal.

29. Chocolate covered Oreos

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Here’s another Oreos recipe that you will love. Surprise your guests with this delicious treat.

You will need:

  • Oreos
  • Pink or blue sprinkles
  • Chocolate

How to make:

  • Melt the chocolate.
  • Open each Oreo cookie and stick the sprinkles liberally on the cream.
  • Dip the upper half of each cookie in melted chocolate.
  • Place on a waxed paper to cool.

30. M&Ms

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If you are in the mood for something naughty but do not want to prepare something elaborate, you can opt for M&Ms with and without nuts and place them in separate bowls with the signs “Nuts” for a boy and “No Nuts” for a girl.

Gender reveal parties and baby showers are the ultimate entertainment options for the mom-to-be. You get to spend time with your close friends and family and have a wonderful time. Include these easy gender reveal party food ideas at your get-together and enjoy.