(Closed) Friend having a gender reveal party, they already know the gender

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Weird to have a reveal party when you already know the sex?
    Weird : (65 votes)
    30 %
    Not Weird : (153 votes)
    70 %
  • Post # 3
    6222 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    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
    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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
    3175 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    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
    526 posts
    Busy bee

    I always thought the gender reveal was for everyone else, not the parents…

    Post # 7
    11166 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    Not weird but unecessary perhaps.

    My Brother-In-Law 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
    8697 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    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 # 10
    567 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    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 # 12
    15963 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    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
    1548 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
    903 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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
    4272 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    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
    1798 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    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?

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