5 Fun Gender Reveal Ideas If You're Holding The Party Outdoors

Gender reveal parties are a special milestone and a moment for expecting couples to celebrate. In recent years, they have become even more popular because of the hype on social media. Couples are going all out with their reveals, celebrating with their friends and family and looking forward anxiously to the day the little one arrives. 

If you’re planning a gender reveal party for yourself or a loved one, you’re here because you need ideas… and we can help! Here are five fun ideas for an outdoor gender reveal party:

Idea #1: Make a Giant Reveal Box

A giant reveal box is fun and easy to do on a budget. All you need is a large cardboard box, some sheets of brightly coloured paper, balloons, string, and tape! Fill your balloons with helium and carefully tape them to the bottom of your cardboard box that is covered with coloured paper (you can decorate it however you’d like!). Alternatively, you can skip the taping step so the balloons fly. Use pink or blue balloons depending on the baby’s gender. When opened, the balloons will fill the sky.

If you want to go the extra mile, consider making a giant reveal box that will allow every guest to participate. Attach yarn strings at the box that everyone can help pull to open and let the balloons fly!

Idea #2: Blast Confetti Cannons

If you want a loud, invigorating and colourful gender reveal event, then this idea is for you. There are various lengths of confetti cannons that you can use, ranging from 12 to 40 inches. The longer they are, the louder and grander the blast will be. This is a perfect idea if you want to host a gender reveal party with your family and friends. Look for an outdoor location that isn’t too close to any neighbours who may be disturbed. Try to schedule the party on a sunny day so the pictures come out bright and beautiful!

Confetti cannons look astonishing on photos and videos when taken right. To ensure that you are getting high-quality perfect shots, set several cameras up or hire a professional photographer for that moment you and your partner set off the confetti cannons.

Idea #3: Fire a Smoke Bomb

If you want an exciting and over-the-top gender reveal, then why not use smoke bombs? Get a couple of these either blue and pink. Set it in an open area away from your house, light it, and then witness your guests look amazed as they see the incredible colours.

Idea #4: Throw Bath Bombs In A Kiddy Pool

Love water? Tie your hobby to your gender reveal party with some bath bombs! Invite your family and friends to a pool party and set up a kiddy pool nearby for the reveal (you don’t have to colour your entire pool unless you choose to!). Have the guests gather poolside, and when you’re ready to reveal the gender of your baby, throw a couple of bath bombs in and watch the colours reveal themselves! 

If you want to go big with the big pool, ensure that you are using pool-friendly bath bombs that won’t interfere with your pool drainage or chemical balance. If you’re unsure, consult with your pool service company.

Idea #5: Set Up A Firework Display At Night

This idea is grand, elegant, and mess-free. Love the idea of revealing the baby’s gender at night? Pair the party with an evening barbeque. After everyone is full of food and hanging about around the fire, get everyone ready for some fireworks. The colours will dazzle everybody in the sky while revealing the gender of the soon-to-be-born baby!

Make sure to buy quality and safe gender reveal fireworks from authorised stores and set them off safely to ensure your party is a success.


There are many ways you can reveal the gender of your baby with your family, friends, and even strangers from the internet. Whether you choose to use a reveal box, confetti cannons, smoke bombs, bath bombs, or fireworks, a gender reveal is an opportunity to celebrate a new, precious blessing in you and your partner’s lives.

You can make your baby’s gender reveal as grand as possible, but don’t forget that the primary sense of gender reveal is to bring your family and friends together to celebrate and welcome a new life—your baby.

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