13 Creative February Gender Reveal Ideas
For those in need of February gender reveal ideas, here are 13 creative suggestions that will make your gathering one to remember. They should provide plenty of inspiration and a great place to get started as you begin planning.
A few of the ideas on this list also include relevant links to venues you can rent through Peerspace, the internet’s largest marketplace for hourly space rentals.
You might not have considered doing a gender reveal outside in the cold, but there are some fun February gender reveal ideas on this list that take place outdoors and even take advantage of snowy weather. Be open to the idea of bundling up and taking some photos in the great outdoors, unless you’re someone who absolutely despises cold weather.
Chameleon Colors has an amazing February gender reveal idea: first, build a snowman. Order colored powder corresponding to the sex of the baby. Then, “set up the tripod for your phone or camera, and hit record. Give everyone a blackout bag with a small hole cut out of the top. Count to three and dump the color powder all over the white snowman. The white snow will be painted in the color powder,” announcing the gender of the baby-to-be!
Here’s an extra fun February gender reveal idea! Fill a piñata with pink/blue candy or confetti, or buy a gender reveal piñata in a store (there are lots of them out there). Then, have your guests break the piñata open to find out what the gender of the baby will be.
Check out our fun DIY gender reveal decoration ideas to make your gathering even more special!
If you live somewhere with cold winters and you’re hosting an in-person event for your gender reveal, you might want to embrace a wintry aesthetic in your decor. Lots of banners and other decorative items (that you can purchase on Etsy, for example) come in shades of pink and blue and are also decorated with winter imagery like snowflakes. In fact, we love this winter wonderland gender reveal banner as well as this adorable onesie-shaped garland with snowflakes.
If it’s cold outside, just because you can’t comfortably have your gathering outside doesn’t mean your gender reveal can’t be exciting and dramatic. One affordable way to do this is with glittery party poppers, writes Little Things: “Everyone grabs a party popper and pops it at the same time to reveal pink or blue confetti.”
Another fabulous February gender reveal idea from Chameleon Colors: create an adorable pink or blue snow angel. Line your family up from oldest to youngest, and have them all make snow angels.
Then, “create a small baby snow angel indentation at the end of the family line to announce the upcoming arrival of the new addition. Announce your baby’s gender – and make it colorful – by pouring pink or blue color powder into the snow angel indentation”. Send photos of the finished snow angels to friends and family as your announcement.
Having an in-person gathering? If so, serve your guests a gender reveal cake. Frost it with a color other than blue or pink, and then dye the interior of the cake the color corresponding to the sex. This will make the moment when you slice the cake extra dramatic as everyone waits excitedly to see what color the slices of cake will be. If you’re hosting people IRL, you might consider renting an event venue for a few hours to make the event extra special.
For instance, this beautiful event space in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago would be a wonderful place to serve your gender reveal cake. It also has hundreds of positive reviews.
To quote one reviewer, “This is a beautiful/clean space that worked out perfectly for my baby shower. Loved the built-in Bluetooth speakers, saved me the trouble of having to bring my own. Hosts are very responsive and willing to help if you have any questions”. Sounds ideal!
FirstCry Parenting has another awesome idea – a gender reveal that uses penguins as the inspo for its decor! This includes “inflatable penguin art balloons, penguin-inspired signs, and a cake with a cute penguin crafted on top” as well as “fuzzy baby penguins, soft fake white snowflakes, twinkly lights, and another snowy decor”. We can’t think of much that’s cuter than penguins, so we love this theme.
If your gender reveal is taking place in February, it’s happening during the month of Valentine’s Day, so why not embrace that and have your gender reveal also be a Valentine’s celebration?
Use a pink and red color scheme, decorate with lots of hearts, and send out thematic invitations like these ones that say, “A sweet little Valentine is on the way!”
Whether you do this in person at a gathering with friends and loved ones (walking down a long staircase can work well), in photos/on video, or via Zoom, surprising everyone with an outfit reveal is an awesome gender reveal idea. And all it requires you to do is to buy the “It’s a girl!” or “It’s a boy!” shirt and put it on!
Use our gender reveal video ideas to ensure even far away guests feel like they’re part of the excitement!
One interesting and exciting gender reveal option is to purchase a color-changing candle that only turns blue or pink about 15 to 20 minutes after the candle is lit. Here’s an example of these types of candles if you’re looking for one to purchase.
Remember making cut-out paper snowflakes as a kid using folded pieces of paper? February gender reveal ideas would be beautified by the addition of some beautifully made paper snowflakes. These instructions on making paper snowflakes from Martha Stewart are a great place to start.
Plan a tea party (here are some suggestions for doing that from Martha Stewart)! And make sure the tea inside the teapots has been dyed the color corresponding to the baby’s sex. When your guests sit down and start pouring their cups of tea – ideally into clear glasses, so the color is totally visible.
We’d suggest renting a fancy space for a gathering like this one if you can. This cute event venue in Los Angeles would be a great place to host your tea party, as it’s also a real tea room called Rose & Blanc.