Anyone else find Gender Reveal Parties annoying/oboxious??

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Would you attend/have a Gender Revel Party?
    No there is no need to have one! : (169 votes)
    57 %
    Yes there is a good reason to have one! : (45 votes)
    15 %
    Yes, I will have one : (24 votes)
    8 %
    No, I won't have one : (59 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 3
    1929 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think it would be a fun way to reveal the sex of the baby to the baby’s grandparents… maybe make a cake for them to cut into to see the color.. But for everyone?  No.  That’s weird.

    Post # 4
    6812 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’ve never even seen one executed in person, but my FI and I contemplated on doing one but only bc I will definitely not be having a bridal shower, so it was going to be in lieu of one. I didn’t realize people were doing both.

    Post # 5
    396 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Well take this from somebody who hasn’t yet been pregnant, but I agree it’s obnoxious. 

    Post # 6
    3217 posts
    Sugar bee

    If it was just a small dinner for grandparents and siblings it could be ok.  But if it’s another big shindig, expecting gifts, then no.


    Post # 7
    8678 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I don’t mind if people do small parties for family only, but I find it a bit silly to have entire sex-reveal parties for everyone. I don’t care as much as you do that you didn’t find out the gender until now — Tell me if it’s a boy or a girl so I can buy it things that pertain to its gender.

    Post # 8
    1739 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    NO! NOO! NOOO! NOOOO! Ugh, what is next – come to my newborn’s first pooping party? I am SO SICK of some (only some) pregnant women thinking all of these parties are okay? They are not okay – most of us think you’re nuts. I don’t care how weird your hormones get – I have been diligently taking notes on Facebook, in particular, what I will NOT DO EVER when I am trying to get pregnant, while I am pregnant, or after the baby is born. I refuse to be one of “those” kind of moms. People will remember you for that crap forever – don’t be that woman! ( I am laughing, but still no don’t do it.)


    Post # 9
    29 posts
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I could see it as an ALTERNATIVE to a baby shower, so that men and the father could be a part of the party. TO me it is kind of the same as a baby shower, but with one added attraction of learning the gender

    Post # 10
    1739 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Even if we find out what the sex of our baby is – we are NOT TELLING ANYONE! They can find out after its born.

    Post # 11
    2661 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I’ve never actually been to one/heard of one happening. I was, however, just thinking that it might be fun to do an actual gender reveal at the baby shower. (this is for the fully non-existant child that I may or may not have one day, as I’m currently not pregnant and we won’t be trying until after we get married lol). The baby shower invitiation could be for generic “baby,” and then we could do a reveal at the party. And maybe have a few pink/blue decorations to put up after it’s announced. But these are just my random thoughts.

    As far as having two separate parties? I think that’s unnecessary.

    Post # 13
    3156 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I don’t mind the cake thing for close family.  Dessert for a family dinner you’d normally have anyway.  A huge full blown party, nah.  

    Post # 14
    2052 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @TwoCityBride:  This sounds like another excuse to par-tay!!  LOL so I can see why some people are all about it.

    At work, there’s always a ‘game’ about the reveal.  I work with a bunch of women, and we all vote on the gender and it’s quite cute and that’s about AS FAR AS IT GOES.  The prize is a candy bar from the vending machine and bragging rights.  We also try to guess the DOD, but again, this is something that more or less makes our work day more interesting lol..and not a required pain in the butt. 

    Post # 15
    69 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Im really family oriented and so I think its a great idea. I wish to know but wish to surprise my then husband when the time comes. I think its a sweet moment, one to share with close family because those are the people that will care to know and will affect. You swear my not so close friend and coworkers care whether I have a girl or a boy. But yes, I love the idea. Heck, its hard to conceive sometimes, and when the time comes, I’ll be so damn happy I dont care who knows it! I’ll freakin party my bump off like there’s no tomorrow!

    Post # 16
    5207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @TwoCityBride:  They are a new trend in gift grabbing. That is all.

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