Post # 1
A friend of mine is a couple months ahead of me and they are about to find out the sex of their baby. They are having a reveal party the next night and inviting about 25 people out to eat to watch them cut the cake. I just found out that they will already know the sex of the baby at the doctor’s office, am I wrong for thinking its weird to have a big reveal party to basically reveal the gender to friends? I thought the whole idea was to be surprised when they cut the cake in front of everyone. It kind of seems like a waste of time to go to a big reveal party if they already know what they’re having and we don’t get to see them surprised.
Post # 3
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Meh. let them do what they want and just be happy for them. This is obviously a big deal to them, so just go along with it
Post # 4
I think it is just for everyone else. I always thought that is how those things would go until I was reading an idea to have the tech write the sex down and pass it to the baker so even you (the parent) would be surprised.
Post # 5
I’m confused. Who would make the cake if the couple didn’t know the gender? Every gender reveal I’ve heard of involves the couple knowing & the friends/family finding out. I don’t see how it could work logistically any other way.
Post # 6
I always thought the gender reveal was for everyone else, not the parents…
Post # 7
Not weird but unecessary perhaps.
My BIL and SIL had a gender reveal party but they themselves didn’t know the gender either. They were just as antsy to find out as the rest of us which made it fun. They just invited close family so there were max 15 of us.
Post # 8
Yep, I always thought the reveal party was for other folks, not the parents. Who would tell the baker what color to make the cake otherwise?
Post # 9
I’m pretty sure the party wasn’t even her idea, a friend offered to throw it for them. I was all for it when I thought it was actually a reveal party. I totally get the whole cake/baloons/whatever reveal party and I’d like to do it too, except I want to actually be surprised and not know beforehand. Seems like knowing the day before ruins the idea of the surprise. Even the boyfriend’s dad isn’t going because he would rather just know if they already know.
Post # 10
My friend had one, and she made the cake herself, so she knew ahead of time. It was still fun because the grandparents didn’t know.
Post # 11
@les105: I assume you ask the ultrasound tech to write down the gender then a friend takes the gender to a bakery and they deliver the cake. Then the couple cuts it and sees pink or blue.
Post # 12
I know a lot of people who find out the gender beforehand (like, at a gender reveal photoshoot) and then have a party where they reveal it to family and close friends. At least, that’s how my friends around here seem to be doing it. 🙂
Post # 13
I think the whole concept of gender reveal parties is weird. I think its cute to do at a shower or something, but a party just for the reveal pretty unncessary, in my opinion.
Post # 14
I also always thought the fun in this was them telling everyone else what the gender is. That’s probably the way I’d do it because I’m not sure I would want to find out at the same time as a whole crowd of people — I’d rather my husband and I find out privately and then share with our families in a fun way.
Post # 15
I do not find this weird at all. I did not have one, but I am thinking for the next one I might keep it a secret and then reveal it at the shower somehow.
Post # 16
IMO it’s kind of weird. Who other than the couple and their immediate family really cares enough about the gender to care about a dramatic reveal?