We know lots of you don’t like to find out your unborn baby’s sex (see also: Did you compromise with your partner on finding out your baby’s sex? and Finding out the sex of your baby: pros and cons), but for those planning to find out, here’s one fun idea for the big reveal…
If you’ve heard of gender reveal parties, you probably know how they go — people usually use colored cake or balloons to reveal the sex of their baby to family and friends. When it came to our own baby, I wasn’t as interested in having an actual party as much as I wanted a fun way to find out the news. That’s right — we had our party without even knowing ahead of time if we were having a boy or a girl!
We bought 72 cans of silly string in advance (some blue, some pink). A friend came over the day of our ultrasound and got the TOP SECRET envelope — we had no idea what the result of the ultrasound was! She exchanged all of the wrong colors of silly string for the right ones, and wrapped all the cans in paper and removed the lids so no one would find out ahead of time.
We had to wait three days to find out… and here’s how the reveal went!
We were SO HAPPY with our party — we have the best group of family and friends around us. If you found out your baby’s sex before the birth, how did you share it with family and friends?