Hello Blogworld, this is Amber. A few weeks ago, I threw Alisha (my sister) a baby gender reveal party…and now I am sharing tips for how you can throw one, too! Last week, we talked about decorations for your gender reveal party. The week before, we talked about invitations. This week, let’s talk about activities!

As I said last week, it was important to me that all my decorations have a purpose beyond beautification….so many of the decorations that you saw actually played a role in the games we played during the party.

First of all, I thought it would be nice for guests to have some thing to do while they ate and mingled.  So, I set up this station at the entrance:

The sign is modeled off the invitations and encourages guests to contribute name suggestions into the bowl.  At the end of the party, Alisha went through all the names.  This was a great way to get the pink and blue contrast in the room and it gave guests something to do during that meet and greet time.

Once all the guests had arrived, I gathered them all together in the living room for some games.  This is an aspect of a gender reveal party that I LOVE, which contrasts with other baby showers: the entire family is invited rather than just the ladies.  With husbands there, I felt like some of the classic baby shower games could be a little more fun and new since they had probably not seen them before.  So, I went with the Chocolate Bar Game.  Chocolate bars are melted into diapers and guests are asked to guess which candy bar they are.  Many people use baby doll diapers for this, but Alisha had some newborn diapers around the house so we used them.  I picked out 10 candy bars that caught my eye at the store and here is how they looked:

Guests were encouraged to pass them around, smell them, and even taste them if need be.  Needless to say – it got pretty interesting!

The last activity involved a list of Old WIves Tales about how to predict the gender of the baby.

This is something I would highly recommend because it is unique to Gender Reveal Parties and people will have not seen it before. I pulled the mother and father to the front of the group and went through a list of 17 of these tales.  You could use however many you want – I went with 17 because it is the baby’s due date and, since it is odd, there would be no chance of a tie.  We posted the results with little onsies:

and here is how it turned out:

The list of Wives Tales I used was as follows:  (I searched around quite a few websites to find these, so I will save you the trouble!)

1.            Do you crave the heals of bread or the middle?

Heals: Boy

Middle: Girl

2.            Hands Chapped/Dry or Softer?

Chapped: Boy

Softer: Girl

3.            Eating more or sick/nauseated?

Eating more: Boy

Sick: Girl

4.            Can people tell you are pregnant from the back?  Or are you pregnant all over?

Just from back:  Boy

All over: Girl

5. Which breast is bigger during pregnancy?

Left: Boy

Right: Girl

6.            Who was more aggressive at the time of conception?

Husband: Girl

Wife: Boy

7.            During the pregnancy, have you been crabby or happy?

Crabby: girl

Happy: boy

8.            Carrying low or high?

Low: Boy

High: Girl

9.            Do you crave sweet foods or sour/salty foods?

Salty/Sour: Boy

Sweet: Girl

10.              Is the heartbeat high or low:

High: Girl

Low: Boy

11.              Which side do you lay on when resting:

Left: Boy

Right: Girl

12.            During the pregnancy, have you been clumsy or graceful?

Clumsy: Boy

Graceful: Girl

13.            Show me your hands.

Shows them palms up: Girl

Shows them palms down: Boy

14.            Has the husband put on weight during the pregnancy?

Yes: Girl

No: Boy

15.              Pick up a single key.

Picks it up by the long narrow part: Girl

Picks it up by the round part: Boy

Picks it up in the middle: Twins

16.              Did the older sibling say Mom or Dad first?

Mama: Girl

Dada: Boy

17.              Consider the Mother’s age at conception and the year or conception.

Both even or Both odd: Girl

One is even and one is odd: Boy

I must give a disclaimer:  I did not come up with these tales on my own nor do I stand by their results.  In fact, the old wives tales predicted that I would have a nephew…. and that is not the case.  But it was still entertaining and fun! It had the mom and dad red with embarrassment and everyone was laughing.

How did we find out what the gender will actually be you ask?  THAT activity – which is the key to the success of a gender reveal party – will be revealed next week when we talk about FOOD!!!


If you are new to this “How to Throw a Baby Gender Reveal Party” series,

Click here for photos and a rundown of the fabulous party Amber threw for me (Alisha of SnugasaBugBaby)

Click here for help creating your gender reveal party invitations.

Click here for tips on making fabulous decorations that also serve a useful purpose.

Click here for food ideas for your baby gender reveal party.

Click here for a showcase of the great parties that other people have thrown!

Need some gift ideas for a gender reveal party? Click here to visit my SnugasaBugBaby etsy shop.


  1. Brandy says:

    I’m anxious to hear more about your party and the details of it. My prego friend has chosen to me throw the gender revealing party and I’m very excited!

  2. Alisha says:


    Glad you are excited to hear more…and that you get to enjoy your own gender reveal party! My party was actually a few months ago, and you can check it out here: http://www.snugasabugbaby.com/its-a-girl At the bottom of the post, there are links to the several posts from my sister with great ideas and tips for throwing your own baby gender reveal party. I hope these posts are helpful for you and that you enjoy your party!!!


  3. Lisa Garrison says:

    I am givingmy son and daughterinlaw a party. Instead of a cake, we have a decorated box. They will open the box and pink or blue balloons will float out of it!!!!

  4. Rachel says:

    Female: https://www.etsy.com/listing/104965992/xx-chromosome-female-girl-baby-onesie?ref=v1_other_1


    So, this is what we are doing for our gender reveal party – we’ll be getting both of these baby onesies from Whimsy Onesie on etsy. At the party, we’ll give the slip of paper from the ultrasound tech to my sister to open in another room by herself. She’ll put the boy/girl onesie in a bag for us to open in front of everyone. That way, we get to find out AND our baby will have a CUTE onesie to let nosy strangers know that this is a BOY, not a GIRL.. (or vice versa)

  5. Sue says:

    We are doing a reveal tomorrow, Aug 27th. My daughter and her husband are having the ultra sound tech put the baby’s gender in a sealed envelope and they will then take it to the party store where I have already dropped off the decorated box. The store clerk will open the envelope and put either pink or blue balloons in. The family and some close friends will be going to dinner in the evening where all of us will find out the sex at the same time!

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