(Closed) Gender Reveal Shower

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

I’m not pregnant, but when I am we’re thinking of doing this. I think it’ll be really cute, but it’ll also hopefully save us from getting 100 pink or blue onesies..

His family doesn’t buy off the registry usually, they tend to buy A LOT of clothes. Which is great, but those aren’t the things we’ll need the most.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think that would be a cool idea; unfortunately I couldn’t do it.  The reason is that I have long decided that when I get pregnant, I want to be able to start calling the baby by his/her name instead of just ‘it’ or ‘the baby.’  So if I say “Evelyn, stop kicking mommy!” people will pretty easily figure out it’s a girl.

Dh and I aren’t planning to start trying for another 1-2 years, but we discuss baby names all the time and think we’ve pretty well narrowed it down to Evelyn (Evie) and Alexander (Alex). ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@PrncssDva: Yup, that’s the plan, I want to stop saying ‘it’ when referring to my baby bump as soon as possible.  My sister is about to have her first baby and she and Brother-In-Law finalized the name very soon after learning the gender.  I always greet her and her tummy with “How’s my little Kyle doing today?”.

Well done, with my last name.  They’re mostly from Louisiana, like my DH’s family back in the day.  Drives me nuts to spell it for everyone since I changed it from a fairly easy maiden name.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think gender reveals are cute and I’d definitely like to do one when our time comes. For us, having the reveal at the shower will be perfect since we won’t be registering for cutesie nursery crap (I kind of hate all of those nursery sets) and we’d prefer our guests to purchase the more substantial things off of our registry as opposed to gender specific clothes.

In your situation though, having a small get together with just your nearest and dearest would be nice. It’s not like you’re asking these people to bring you gifts or anything, it’s just a small party to announce the gender of the baby you’re brewin’. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@UpstateCait: Having a small family party to reveal the gender well before the shower sounds much more doable for me.  I’d only have to refrain from using the name for a week or two.  My only concern is will I have the energy to throw a party at this time?  When do you find out the gender?  I hear in the 2nd trimester you seem to be less exhausted again?

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@PrncssDva:

I did this! It was a gender reveal party! I did it when I was 22 weeks pregnant and invited friends and family, but there was no gift giving involved. It was more like a casual get together with a fun surprise! I made cake pops and the cake inside revealed the gender. It was a hit.

 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think having a separate gender reveal and shower is better. You could even have it be a regular get together, like a barbecue or something, and surprise everyone by revealing it then. 

For the shower, to be honest, I bet a lot of people would be really annoyed that you knew the gender and didn’t tell them before the shower. I know quite a few people who get annoyed when people don’t find out the gender, because they prefer to buy boy or girl clothes instead of yellow (I think this is ridiculous of them to be annoyed about, btw, but I have heard several people complain about it). So if they go there and found out you were holding out anyway, they’d probably be sort of annoyed. I totally get the reason you would want to, since I wouldn’t want only pink dresses at my shower either, but I do think it could turn some people off. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I haven’t heard of this a a shower, but as a party. I know a couple who invited their closet friends and family and got a big cake from the supermarket and when they cut into it, the cake color revealed the gender. This was just a party, not meant for gifts or anything.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee

My SIL didnt do a gender reveal shower, but she did a gender reveal cake with all the family members there. I arranged it with the bakery, the nurse called the bakery after the ultrasound to tell them what gender the baby was so they could make the cake pink or blue on the inside. My SIL had to turn her head the whole time during the ultrasound to not see the screen, but the surprise was soo worth it!

 

It was a girl ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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