Nobody really saw this surreal time of isolation and social distancing coming but it did and now you’re wondering what will happen to your gender reveal plans. Whether you were planning your own gender reveal party to share the news with your loved ones or someone was planning the event for you, it can still go ahead – but virtually.
The idea behind virtual gender reveal is everyone meets up over their smartphones or laptops and while the logistics are unique, the reveal of the gender is just as exciting as the in-person event. They also work well if you have relatives who live far away, they’ll be able to tune in too. We’ve gathered all the key information so you can still party at home in a few easy steps!
First, you’ll need to decide which site you'll be using to connect your live video chat to, there are plenty to choose from and our favourites include Skype, Zoom, Google Hangouts, and the latest trend, House Party (ideal for more people).
We recommend going with the app you feel most confident using and one you know everyone will find easy to use, as remember not everyone will be as tech-savvy. If this is the case, it might be worth setting aside time beforehand to test you can all connect properly, the worst situation would be if one of your family members missed the big reveal due to technical issues.
One of the most important details when planning a gender reveal is who will be the one to find out the gender beforehand. The idea behind a gender reveal is you nominate someone to find out the sex of the baby from the scan (you can ask the doctor to pop it in an envelope) and then they can purchase the correct gender reveal accessories.
Some parents choose to find out and reveal the news to their friends & family, or others choose to nominate a friend to find out so the surprise is genuine at the event. You’ll want to arrange this detail beforehand so whoever knows can arrange the decorations and send them to you before the virtual event.
Every Gender Reveal Party needs a few games to build the excitement even more! There are lots of ways you can have your guests guess the sex of the baby, why not have everyone vote for whether they think it’ll be a boy or a girl, tally up the votes beforehand and then reveal the winning side once the gender is announced!