Most future parents prepare for the birth of a baby in advance. One of the stages of such preparation may be the organization of the first party dedicated to the unborn child.
What it is?
Gender Party is a holiday dedicated to determining the gender of the baby. Initially, the Americans started throwing parties. In the future, this tradition was also interested in residents of other countries. Its spread was facilitated by modern bloggers. Parties of this type are arranged after the mother has the opportunity to determine the sex of the child. To keep the intrigue, the woman needs to ask the doctor not to share the results of the ultrasound with her.
Usually in this situation, the specialist writes the gender of the child on a piece of paper that fits into an envelope. The document is given to the person involved in the organization of the holiday. This task can be entrusted to both a representative of the agency and one of her friends. The closest friends and relatives are usually invited to the party. The room is decorated in blue and pink tones.
This choice of colors is quite understandable, because at this stage it is still not clear who the newborn baby will be. The moment of the announcement of the sex of the child becomes the culmination of this holiday.
Preparing for a party
In order for a modern holiday to succeed, you need to prepare for its organization in advance.
Guest list and invitations
First of all, you need to decide on the guest list. Knowing the number of guests, it will be much easier to look for a room for a holiday. It is customary to invite the closest ones to the gender party, because one of the most pleasant memories of parents will be shared with them.
Having decided on the circle of guests, it is worth preparing beautiful invitations. Now information with the date and time of the event can be sent to guests in the messenger. But getting invitations on paper will be much more pleasant for them.
The choice of the place of the party depends on the time of its holding and the personal wishes of the pregnant woman.
- In the cafe. The site must be booked in advance. The selected cafe should be large enough. In this case, everyone can comfortably accommodate there. In summer, a party should be arranged on a veranda or a specially equipped roof. In the cold season, you should choose cozy rooms with a pleasant warm atmosphere.
- Outdoors. In summer, parties can also be organized outdoors. The main thing is to make sure in advance that the ather on the day of the holiday will be good.
- At home. This is the most budget option for the celebration. If there is enough space in the house or apartment, there will be no problems with organizing the event.
When choosing a place for a party, it is also important to make sure that all guests will be able to get there conveniently.
Meals and entertainment
Organizing such an event, it is not customary to arrange a large feast. Usually light snacks, sandwiches and desserts are served at the festive table. The highlight of the event is most often themed cupcakes or cakes with pink and blue cream. From drinks to the table you can serve juices and light alcohol. Strong alcohol is usually not consumed at such parties. In advance, you need to pick up light thematic music, as ll as a list of contests and games.
This will make the event more fun.
- “Guess the Hero” This is one of the simplest and most famous contests. Its essence lies in the fact that guests bring their old childhood photos to the party. In the midst of the holiday, the audience is trying to determine which of the acquaintances is depicted in the selected picture. This competition will cause a lot of laughter and pleasant memories.
- “Feed the baby.” This contest requires a couple. One person is blindfolded, the other is tied with a bib. After that, the “mother”, not seeing her “child”, tries to feed him from a spoon. Instead, you can also arrange a contest to guess the taste of mashed potatoes. To do this, the guests are blindfolded in turn. They try different flavors of puree and try to identify what the baby treat is made of.
- “Paint the bib.” This competition can captivate guests of any age. Its essence lies in the fact that guests are given snow-white bibs and felt-tip pens. They decorate the fabric with congratulatory words and patterns. The winner is the one who gets the children’s accessory with the most interesting design.
It is worth allocating time for presenting gifts to the expectant mother. This is usually done before or after the announcement of the sex of the unborn baby.
An important role in organizing a themed holiday is played by the design of a room or hall.
- Balloons. Since this holiday is dedicated to the baby, the room can be decorated with colorful balloons. As a rule, when decorating a hall for a gender party, pink and blue balloons are used.
- Photo zone. A thematic photo zone can be arranged both in the cafe hall and at home. As a rule, it is decorated with colored balls, thematic inscriptions and bows.
- Fairy lights. To decorate the room, you can use both ordinary purchased garlands and hand-made decorations.
One of the walls of the selected hall can also be decorated with children’s photographs of future parents or all guests. It will look beautiful and unusual.
Photographer and presenter
If the budget allows, it is worth inviting a good photographer and presenter to the party. It is worth hiring professionals for this purpose. A good host will be able to hold the event at a high level, entertaining those present throughout the evening.
Besides, he himself can offer an interesting scenario for the event. This is especially convenient if the holiday is being prepared in a short time. A good photographer will be able to capture the brightest moments of the party. In the future, these photos can be used to decorate the baby’s first album.
Best ideas for holding
The culmination of this original holiday is the announcement of the sex of the unborn child. This can be done in different ways.
- Cake with a surprise. You can find out the gender of the unborn child by preparing a special cake. Any confectioner can make it to order. The essence of such a dessert is in its filling. Its color is selected depending on the gender of the baby. If a girl appears in the family soon, the confectioner needs to use pink cream, if the boy is blue. If a woman gives birth to twins, the cake is filled from the inside with a filling of different colors.
- Box with balls. Another fun way to announce the gender of your unborn baby is to use a large box of balloons. Their color is selected depending on the gender of the baby. The balloons themselves are filled with helium. When you open the box, they fly up. It looks unusual and impressive.
- Piñata. This is the name of a hollow Mexican toy. It is usually made from lightight wrapping paper or papier-mâché. A voluminous toy is filled with sets, confetti, as ll as small gifts, and hung from some kind of fixture. The essence of the fun is to break the piñata and get its contents. For a baby shor party, it is filled with gifts and pink or blue confetti. The piñata is usually broken by future parents.
- Shooting balls. Another interesting option for active pastime at a gender party is target shooting. In the process of organizing a holiday, balloons are attached to one of the walls. Most of them are empty. Only one hides a note with the ansr to the main question. The goal of the parents is to hit this ball with darts.
- Party with light music. A great entertainment option for a young couple of future parents is a theme party. You can spend it both at home and in the club. The essence of the holiday lies in the fact that at the most crucial moment, light music is turned on, filling the room with blue or pink light. Instead of light music, you can also use colored smoke. It will also look spectacular and unusual.
- Quest. A simple party dedicated to determining the sex of a child can be turned into a memorable adventure. Friends or relatives will help organize such an event. The essence of the quest should be to find an envelope with the results of the ultrasound. The subject can be anything.
In addition to these proven options, you can use others. Having gathered together with a group of friends, you can come up with your own way to surprise a couple.
What to gift?
It is not only the organizers who need to prepare for the holiday, but also the guests. The choice of gifts that can be given to parents is quite large. The future child can pick up the following presents.
- A toy. The baby can be presented with bright rattles, with which he will play already at the age of 2–3 eks. You need to choose high quality products made from materials that are safe for health.
- Mobile. The carousel, which is attached above the crib, is another good gift for the baby. He will be pleased with both the boy and the girl. Especially popular are modern mobiles that can play various melodies and spin toys in a circle.
- Car swing. To lull the child, it will be possible to use a modern swing with auto-rocking. Usually, a module with slow music or sounds of nature is built into such a design.
- Bed linen or blanket. For a baby, you should choose sets of light colors with cute prints. A beautiful set of underar will never be superfluous and will definitely come in handy for new parents. The same can be said about the soft blanket.
- Rodents. You can choose plastic, silicone or wooden teethers as a gift. The baby will use them for many months. Therefore, such a present can also be called practical.
You can also make a nice gift for parents.
- Pillow for pregnant women. A pillow with a beautiful print is convenient to use in late pregnancy. This will make the expectant mother’s sleep more peaceful.
- Thematic album. It is designed for the first photos of the baby. A suitable album can be bought, ordered from those who are professionally engaged in scrapbooking, or made by yourself. You can make such a gift more meaningful by supplementing it with thematic congratulations written by all the guests.
- Care products. To care for a baby, young parents will have to buy a lot of money. Some of them can be presented to the couple by guests. The main thing is to choose quality products from trusted manufacturers.
- Small household appliances. Another modern and practical gift for a young couple is small household appliances. They can be given a good air humidifier, a night light with an interesting design, or a modern baby monitor. All these things will definitely not lie idle.
If there is very little time to choose gifts, guests can purchase ready-made gifts in sets.
In general, organizing an unusual party dedicated to determining the sex of a child is not as difficult as it seems at first glance. The main thing is to approach its preparation with imagination.