Gender Reveal Box Ideas
The gender reveal box is, without a doubt, one of the most popular options when it comes to discovering the sex of your baby. But did you know that there's more than one way to use it?
Gender reveal boxes are easy to set up and they allow for a wide berth of creativity, so you're not limited to setting off a single gender reveal smoke bomb or a gender reveal confetti cannon, though those are fabulous, too! Here's where you get to let your inner Martha Stewart shine through.
If you're looking for inspiration for your gender reveal party, you've come to the right spot!
Decorate the Outside of the Gender Reveal Box
Decorating the outside of the box is half the fun. You can purchase a gender reveal box that's pre-made and then just add your personal touches all around it. It ships flat so you can easily store it until the event.
If you have other children, have them help with decorating the box, too. It's a great way to get the entire family involved and make younger siblings feel included.
Younger kids can help apply stickers or add their own little doodles with washable markers to the box's exterior.
When it comes to design ideas, you can add a giant question mark with a variety of boy and girl sentiments involving snips and snails, puppy dog tails, and other cute little nursery rhymes.
The outside of the gender reveal box can be as colorful as you want it. Consider wrapping it up in a whimsical design, or using computer graphics to design your own stickers or labels for the outside.
Fill It Up With Goodies
You can get just as creative with the inside of the box as the outside. Sure, you've heard of balloons, and these are an excellent way to reveal whether your baby is a boy or a girl. Helium balloons with strings and streamers attached will create a big buzz. You can also place gender reveal balloons inside and pop them to reveal the colorful confetti inside.
Looking for another idea? Try these out:
- Giant Stuffed Animals — Place, or have your gender keeper place a giant stuffed animal inside. It can be pink or blue to specify a girl or boy, or if you can't find one big enough, you can get even more creative. Place a t-shirt in the appropriate color on the bear itself, so it'll reveal the gender as you take it out. This giant stuffed animal won't go to waste, either. Use it as a nursery decoration after the party's over.
- Baby Booties — Not all gender reveal boxes have to be large, you can actually make them any size you want. What cuter way to reveal to everyone what you're having than a cute pair of baby booties inside a gender reveal box? Have grandma or another relative who can knit or crochet, and be trusted with the secret, craft up a special pair of shoes. As an added bonus, you can place them on your little one as part of their going home outfit.
- Confetti Explosion — With a bit of maneuvering and maybe a few MacGyver's skills, you can rig the box to shower you and your partner in colored confetti. This is one that has to be done right, otherwise, you run the risk of revealing the surprise too soon or potentially have a confetti failure. There are a variety of videos demonstrating how to make these boxes and the confetti to fill the box is readily available. You can also do this with Gender Reveal Smoke Bombs.
Inside or Outside?
Depending on the time of year, you might want to use the gender reveal box inside or outside. After all, your due date sets the time frame. Blue or Pink Smoke Bombs are definitely an outdoor adventure, but if the time of year isn't right, confetti gives off a similar effect, plus it's easy to sweep up and can be used indoors if the venue is big enough.
Smoke bombs are suitable for a yard or even at a park pavilion. They're non-toxic and water-soluble, so the mess doesn't stick around for long.
Teddy bears, booties and balloons, you can do either indoors or out, depending on the weather. Gender reveal boxes are extremely flexible, which is good if you live in an area where Mother Nature can turn on a dime.
No matter which option you choose, it's important that you have fun with it. These moments will be (hopefully) captured on camera along with the surprise and smiling faces of you and your partner.