(Closed) Gender Reveal Parties: Yay or Nay?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: What do you think about gender reveal parties?
    So cute! I think they are a great idea. : (173 votes)
    34 %
    They are just another example of narcissistic over-sharing of today's generation. : (332 votes)
    66 %
  • Post # 17
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    If there was a gender reveal component to a shower, I think thats fine. But a complete separate party just to reveal the gender,  I dont care about someone else’s baby that much.

    Post # 18
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    @maggierose:  I think it could be fun! But, to keep people from feeling the need to bring something, why not just invite them over and surprise them w/ the reveal?

     

    Post # 19
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Originally, I thought they were so ridiculous when I saw them on Pinterest.

    Then–my bff got pregnant. She and her husband found out the sex (so they could have their private moment and all) and then had “it’s a girl” confetti put into blackout balloons. The party wasn’t really a party, just a tiny gathering of their CLOSEST friends with a couple bottles of champagne (for us non-preggers). It was honestly a very sweet, fun and moving excercise to pop the balloons and find out as a group.

    Post # 20
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    You do also have the option of finding out the gender with just you and hubby then keeping it a secret until the gender reveal party, event, cake, whatever.  Similar to Guiliana and Bill Rancic.

    Post # 21
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I would definitely go to 1 if I was invited, it would be fun but I don’t think I personally would have a party just for that.

    We still have another 4 weeks before we can find out what we are having and we are planning on inviting our parents and siblings around that night for a low key dinner and to share the news.  I really like the idea of revealing the gender with a cake but I think I might make cupcakes so everyone can bite into them at the same time and find out,but Darling Husband and I will already know!

    Post # 22
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Darling Husband and I found out just the two of us, and then we had a really small immediate family only gender reveal party to let them know a few days later. It was really just an excuse for me to get creative and make cute invites and decorations since I’m not allowed to throw my own shower 😉 No gifts expected/required. I had a friend take photos since I wanted some great shots of everyone finding out to put in a baby album later. Everyone loved it and it was an awesome excuse to get the family together for an afternoon 🙂  I would do it again for sure!

    Post # 23
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    Bee Keeper

    Im sure it has to do a lot with ” your circle” as to how you feel about them. Unfortunately, * my circle* is all about a gender reveal party, and most of the girls go ALL out. I’m talking 40+ people, balloons, cakes, photographers, prizes. It’s really not my thing, so I’m sure I will get the side eye from them when/if Darling Husband and I do get pregnant and not have one. I’m all for an intimate family gathering with a cute cake and parents, grandparents, siblings type of thing.  I just haven’t seen it done that way yet in my friend group. 

    Post # 24
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @KateByDesign:  +1

    Unless it was an immediate family member inviting only immeditae family members, in which case I’d think it was cute!

    Post # 25
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I think they are cute and this is coming from someone who is not a kid person, and who doesn’t want to have children. 

    We do have some friends though, that had a gender reveal, baby shower, and meet the baby party, and with all 3 that was a little much. 

    Post # 26
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    double. 

    Post # 27
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I don’t think they’re gift grabby, but you REALLY should put “Your presence is our present” on the invite.

    Post # 28
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think it’s cute to do at a baby shower or something, but a special party just for that purpose is kind of unnecessary IMO.

    Post # 29
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Depends on the circumstances. I wouldn’t have this huge event and invite all of our friends, but we have a pretty big family (I have three sisters, and lots of nieces and nephews) and we are all really close. I think it’d be fun — especially for the kids! But any sort of huge event… No. 

    Post # 30
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I wish there was a “Team Green. Not planning to find out until the birth” option so I had to choose the narcisstic one and that’s not really how I feel about it! I’m more on the meh side of things. If you want one, cool but I’m not interested in ever having one.

    Post # 31
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club

    The ones I’ve been to have been an intimate gathering of friends, no gifts involved. Those were sweet.

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