(Closed) Hubby and I knowing gender prior to reveal party.. Thoughts?!

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Well typically people don’t have U/S’s on Saturday so I’m sure they know you’ll find out before them. Unless you planned on having the ultrasound tech put the gender in an envelope or something and opening it in front of everyone like its a suprise… truthfully i think thats going to be hard to act suprised for if that’s what you’re doing. Unless you have a good fake suprised face! lol

 

 I don’t think you have to actually “confess” you knew all along. I mean if in conversation someone asks or something then yeah sure you could admit you already knew. But you don’t have to make a big announcment that you knew all along.. I’m sure they are probably assuming unless you specifically told everyone that you planned on waiting to find out the gender until the party (like having the tech place a piece of paper with the gender or whatever in an envelope and opening it with everyone).

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Yeah I agree, It is a reveal for all your friends/family in this case and that’s fine. Just do what you were planning and enjoy the party! I always liked the idea of the cake reveal, where you slice into a pink/blue cake. In those cases someone has to know in advance don’t they πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Sounds perfect. πŸ™‚ I wouldn’t be upset, I’d be going “aww, that’s cute” and feel exactly the same about the reveal. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@Sanola831:  I guess I’m not too familiar with gender reveal parties but…. who is filling the balloon box with the appropriate color? Won’t that be you? So… don’t you HAVE to know before everyone else does?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I always assumed the couple knew beforehand… The party is to celebrate and tell the family.  I feel like the couple should find out beforehand.  I think your idea is fine. To me, the other way would be like taking a pregnancy test with your entire family standing outside the door!

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@bijou214:  What I’ve heard is that the couple goes into a balloon place with a closed envelope and asks the employee to look at it and fill a box with balloons of either pink or blue, depending on the gender. So it takes some willpower on the couples part, and you need to have a balloon store employee who isn’t going to play a prank. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Its fine! Hubs and I are doing this too! we are having a gender reveal party on the 20th but our scan is the 13th. We can’t wait a week, lol

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

 If I’m not one of the very close inner circle of friends I’d probably decline an invite to a gender reveal party, so I honestly doubt that anyone who is close enough  to attend will care that you two know the gender prior to the big reveal.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’d be disappointed if you already knew before the reveal because the best part of the reveal is seeing the parents genuine reactions.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Cory_loves_this_girl:  +1

OP, I would ask the ultrasound tech to write the sex on a piece of paper, etc., so that it’s a surprise for you and hubby, too. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I think it defeats the purpose of a gender reveal party to know beforehand! I always assumed that is the moment that the parents actually find out! Otherwise, I’m not sure you really need a party to celebrate the gender with your family and friends – isn’t that what the baby shower is for? 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@Krises:  I always assumed the party was a gender reveal/baby shower type… you learn something new everyday! πŸ™‚

Post # 16
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Bumble bee

@Krises:  +1

I don’t know too much about gender reveals, but I definitely think it would be better if it was news to everyone at the party, including the parents. If you know beforehand, the party seems a little frivolous (though I guess that could be argued for any party, really). I would definitely let people know beforehand whether or not you two will know or not, so that they aren’t disappointed when you reveal that you knew all along. πŸ˜›

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