Gender reveal parties have become a trend. These parties are usually organized before a baby shower (or sometimes along with baby shower) and are distinct from the baby shower parties, which are meant to gift the baby.
Gender reveal parties can be a simple affair with just a few close ones as guests or a big one. In either case, you can plan the party theme, dress code, decorations, and food, just like you do for a baby shower. And the big secret can be revealed using some innovative gender reveal party games.
Here we share some interesting games you can try to entertain the guests in a gender reveal party. As part of the games, we have used the traditional blue and pink colors to represent the genders, but you may use any colors you like as long as the guests can know the gender.
Gender Reveal Party Games
1. He or she, pop to see!
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
These activities will make your party a memorable event for you and your guests. You can use these games or customize them to suit your guests to organize some of the best activities in your gender reveal party. Keep some themed prizes ready to distribute at the event.
Liven up the party with cute decorations, and arrange some colorful confetti poppers for the guests to pop as soon as you reveal the gender.