The gender reveal trend isn’t new, so it can be tough to come up with unique gender reveal games to tell your friends and family if you’re having a boy or a girl. Many expecting parents have done the tried-and-true confetti balloons, pink or blue iced cakes, or blue or pink smoke bombs to reveal the sex of their baby. While there are some naysayers out there, most people love any excuse to gather together and revel in celebrating new life.
If you’re looking for some different gender reveal games, we’ve curated some unique ways you can use to announce whether you’re having a boy or a girl. These gender reveal games are fun for all of your friends and family and shouldn’t start any large forest fires or spawn a natural disaster! Let’s party!
Gender reveal bingo is a very fun way to share the news with your friends. You can purchase cards or you can find free printable ones. As far as gender reveal games go, you can’t go wrong with good old bingo!
Don’t Drop That Baby
One of the most understated gender reveal games involves you handing out an egg to every guest at your gender reveal party. You can ask them to decorate the eggs or not, but it’s something to do… The goal of the game is to keep the eggs from cracking and not to “drop the baby.” The guests with intact eggs at the end of your party win!
Bobbing for Pacifiers
Another one of the most beloved gender reveal games is a spin on the classic bob for apples activity. Instead of apples, toss pacifiers into a tub of water and ask your guests to retrieve one without the use of their hands. You can award prizes to the winners!
Here’s a very fun gender reveal game that requires a touch of planning. Ask your guests to each send a baby photo of themselves to you or bring one with them to the party. Once all the photos are in, mix them up and put them on a big board or wall so everyone can see. Your guests must try and guess each baby’s adult identity.
Battle of the Bibs
If you love crafts and already have supplies on hand, this is going to be one of the best gender reveal games for you. Purchase a blank baby bib for each of your guests and ask each one to decorate her/his bib. The person with the best bib wins a prize!
No, this is not another egg game! Brainstorm several words associated with babies like “formula,” and “diaper,” and “bottle.” Now, put the letters of each word on an individual card or piece of paper and mix them all together. Guests will then be tasked with unscrambling the letters to discover which baby words you’ve chosen.
One of the most involved gender reveal games you can play is charades. It’s normal charades but with a theme! Ask your guests to write down tasks associated with caring for a baby. These can be things like changing a diaper, nursing the baby, etc. Play charades!
Pin the ‘Paci’ on the Baby
This is simply a “pin the tail on the donkey” game but instead of a donkey, it’s an image of a baby and instead of a tail, it’s a pacifier. Classic games are classic for a reason!
The ABC’s of Baby
Have guests try and think of a baby care item or necessity for every letter of the alphabet. It sounds easy, but luck will be needed once you arrive at X, Y, and Z!
Name That Song Part I
There are a surprising number of songs with the word “baby” in the lyrics. Before your guests arrive, come up with as many songs with “baby” in them and pick a lyric from each song. Hand out the lyrics and ask your guests to “name that song.”
Name That Song Part II
Instead of baby, you can keep closer to the theme by choosing song lyrics that contain “blue” or “pink.” Guests must “name that song” from the lyrics you’ve pulled for them as clues!
Name Their Parents
There are a great many celebrities with celebrity parents. This game involves your guests trying to name certain famous folks’ famous fathers and mothers. Think of asking: Who are Kate Hudson’s famous parents?
Pinatas are a win-win because they are full of candy and who does not want candy (we recommend filling it with all of your crave-worthy sweets)? Pinatas are also one of the best gender reveal games. You can choose one that’s filled with either pink or blue confetti from sites like Etsy.
Announcing if you’re having a boy or a girl using a scratch-off card is a fantastic gender reveal game if you live far from friends and family. You can choose from lots of different styles that allow you to make the announcement in a personalized way even if you’re not able to be together for the official reveal.
Batting for Baby
Do you and your friends love baseball? You can get a pink or blue-filled baseball and knock it out of the park to reveal your baby’s gender. Conversely, you can actually play a round of baseball or just ask friends to swing at the ball until someone hits to make the reveal!
A Box of Balloons
You can do this as a straightforward reveal or turn it into a game. You will need a tall box and some helium filled balloons. Choose either pink or blue balloons and put those in the box first followed by neutral-colored balloons on top. Once the box is open and the balloons float out, you will have yourself a little gender reveal.
Cake Pops for All
Less of a gender reveal game and more of just a yummy treat for all, cake pops are the perfect way to do your reveal. Have a batch prepared with cake colored either blue or pink on the inside with a neutral-colored icing on the outside. Ask all of your guests to take a bite at the same time!
One of the most popular gender reveal games is a classic scavenger hunt. Give your guests clues that relate to your relationship or conception. Think of special dates, places, or anything fun like that to keep your guests guessing. The final clue should reveal your babies gender. You can present an ultrasound image or whatever you like!
Pop That Balloon
The carnival balloon game is one of the most entertaining gender reveal games on this list. You will need plenty of balloons, darts, and a board to fix the balloons to. Fill all but one balloon with gender-neutral glitter and one with either blue or pink sparkles. Whoever pops the balloon with the colorful glitter wins!
Alphabet O’ Names
You can split your guests into two teams. One will be team pink and the other blue. Set a time limit and ask each team to come with a baby name for every letter of the alphabet. The catch? Blue team can only choose names for boys and the pink one only names for girls.
Here’s one of the best gender reveal games because everyone gets chocolate! Special order pink and blue M&M candies and find a glass container like a jar. You will need to count the M&M’s in the jar and put more blue M&M’s in the jar if it’s a boy or vice versa. Ask your guests to guess how many M&M’s are in the jar and what color there are more of. The person who guesses the closest number is the winner gets a prize which could be the jar of M&M’s to enjoy!
Classic party games are welcome as gender reveal games so feel free to adapt any game to fit your theme. Play the cornhole game but make it appropriate with pink and blue bean bags! You can even split your party into teams to compete blue VS. pink.
Name That Price
This is one of the best gender reveal games for lovers of The Price Is Right! Quiz your guests on the price of common baby care items to see who can get the most right!
Give Mama Advice
Less of a game and more of a very heartfelt game, ask your guests to fill out a card with their best piece of parenting or life advice. Collect the advice cards and choose to keep the messages private or share them with the entire group.
Guess That Due Date
Yes, your doctor has given you an estimated due date but they are rarely spot-on. Have your guests guess which date your baby will actually be born. You can do this with a chalkboard or a large calendar. Let your guests know they are competing for a prize! Whoever guesses the correct date wins and gets to collect their prize after your little one has arrived.
If the expecting parent is not too self-conscious about their body, you can ask guests to guess how big the belly is. Whoever guesses closest to the actual circumference of the belly wins!
The ABC’s of Love
This is a bit different from the other gender reveal games on this list but it is a meaningful and sweet activity for a party. Give each guest a letter from the alphabet or divvy them up so that each letter has a person. Ask guests to draw a picture (or pictures) with their letter(s) to create your baby’s first ABC book. It’s something you and your child can cherish forever.
Help Pick a Name
If you ever not settled on the name for your baby yet, this is going to be one of the most helpful gender reveal games for you! Ask your guest to each choose 2 names, one for boys and one for girls, they think you should use. Reveal your baby’s sex by telling which names you will consider for your little one on the way!
Celebrity Baby Names Game
One of the best gender reveal games for pop culture lovers, a celebrity guessing game proves to be tons of fun! Create a list of celebrity parents and a separate list with the names of their children. Ask your guests to correctly match the celebrity baby with their famous parent(s).
Complete That Nursery Rhyme
This is one of the gender reveal games that seems like it’s easy until you actually start playing. Make a list of lines from nursery rhymes starting with the best-known rhymes followed by more obscure ones. Leave out a word from each rhyme and ask your guests to correctly complete them. The guest(s) who correctly guess the most words from the rhymes wins!
There you go! What did you think of these gender reveal games? We think each one would be a welcome activity at your gender reveal party! If you are looking to have extra fun, incorporate these games into your party and feel free to riff on each to make any of them more personal to you. After all, it’s your special day to celebrate your accomplishments and that little bundle of joy on the way!
Andrew is a Chicago-based writer who enjoys finding the best of the internet, obsessively making lists, and cooking for friends. After studying Film and Art History, he developed a deep love for both topics. Celebrity news, pop culture, and stories that bring people together are his passions.
- 1 Play Bingo
- 2 Don’t Drop That Baby
- 3 Bobbing for Pacifiers
- 4 Guess Who
- 5 Battle of the Bibs
- 6 Baby Scramble
- 7 Childcare Charades
- 8 Pin the ‘Paci’ on the Baby
- 9 The ABC’s of Baby
- 10 Name That Song Part I
- 11 Name That Song Part II
- 12 Name Their Parents
- 13 Piñatas
- 14 Baby Lottery
- 15 Batting for Baby
- 16 A Box of Balloons
- 17 Cake Pops for All
- 18 Scavenger Hunt
- 19 Pop That Balloon
- 20 Alphabet O’ Names
- 21 M&M
- 22 Cornhole
- 23 Name That Price
- 24 Give Mama Advice
- 25 Guess That Due Date
- 26 Belly Circumference
- 27 The ABC’s of Love
- 28 Help Pick a Name
- 29 Celebrity Baby Names Game
- 30 Complete That Nursery Rhyme
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