The idea of gender reveal parties has become popular as recently, everyone is expected to organize one where couples reveal the sex of their unborn child to their friends and family. Some call it a baby shower which is a celebration that occurs when expecting parents tell their loved ones their baby’s sex, or when the parents discover it for themselves. It was not really a thing in our part of the world until recently but in other parts of the world especially the Western countries, parents would participate in this occasion as a private family ritual. Yet, gender reveal celebrations have since evolved into a baby shower prelude event.
The specific guidelines and expectations for gender reveal parties are still unknown because the phenomenon is so recent. Nonetheless, you should always take the high ground while dealing with others. Because of this, always bring a card of congratulations, any items the couple has requested particularly, and if it’s possible, a gift. Even a tiny present or a sincere card should be brought to a gender reveal party. These celebrations are conducted earlier in the pregnancy, therefore the gifts will probably be different than those given during a baby shower. You might give the expecting couple cute parent swag, maternity apparel, or anything else that will be useful to them throughout the pregnancy.
If there is a clothing code specified on the gender reveal invitation, abide by it. Try to wear something vibrant yet respectable if it doesn’t. You should stick to lighter colors because the celebration is so happy (think a summer dress or floral blouse). Hence, avoid wearing anything that may draw attention away from the pregnant couple in the celebration photos. The party’s theme can serve as inspiration for you as well.
It’s totally allowed to take your gender reveal personal, after all, it’s your gender reveal and you’re the one expecting a baby. Go all out and put your creative ideas into work!