Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last 9 years, you know that “Gender Reveals” have become a thing. The first video of a gender-reveal party was posted on YouTube in 2008 but today, typing in Gender Reveal on that site yields 670,000 results. There are entire Instagram accounts dedicated to Gender Reveal videos and one can probably spend whole days on Pinterest getting ideas about the best way to reveal whether you are having a boy or a girl.
Of course no practice for millennial parents is without controversy and there continues to be a raging debate about whether such celebrations are necessary, whether or not they harm the feminist cause, and whether or not they do more harm than good regarding the world-wide debate on gender. You won’t find any of those debates here. To my mind, whether or not you have a gender reveal is totally up to you and those who criticise your choice to do so, or not do so, don’t belong in your happy space during such an emotional time.
My husband and I opted to have a gender reveal because:
1. I thought it would be fun and
2. I have an amazing team of girlfriends who are incredibly excited about meeting this little angel.
All we had to do was get our normal scan done, have the lab tech place the sex of the baby in an envelope, give the envelope to my older sister, and show up at the appointed time and place. My sister and best gal pals took it from there.
Some background info? People think I’m “extra” but they haven’t met my friends. The pictures below taken by the talented team from Three Amigos Media highlight some of the creative work they did in putting together my Circus Gender Reveal.
If you love what you see and you’re interested in creating something similarly unique, let me know in the comments and I’ll put you in contact with Patricia Roberts whose creative mind and hands make her the ultimate “Pinterest to Party Planner”.
To watch our gender reveal video, check out my YouTube Channel and be sure to subscribe https://youtu.be/K7DiWT4bI38.