12 Last-Minute Gender Reveal Ideas (2024)


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Is it a boy? Is it a girl? Surprise! These last-minute gender reveal ideas would make the best moments to create and keep especially as you celebrate it with your family and friends! Gender reveal parties have been a part of every mom’s journey, whether it’s your first time or the nth time. After all, wanting to know the baby’s gender is a treat — especially to the people closest to you.

Plus, the best thing about gender reveal parties is that you can do it anywhere and any way you want it to be. Use a theme or maybe just organize a simple gathering. Alternatively, pick your favorite last-minute gender reveal ideas, and then host them at a place that you’d love to be in.

If you’re not sure where to start, know that you can find any place that you can think of right here on Peerspace! As the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals, we make it easy to discover and book hidden gem spaces near you for all your professional and personal events.

But more on that ahead as we spill our favorite last-minute gender reveal ideas!

1. Host your gender reveal at a unique event venue courtesy of Peerspace

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One of the easiest ways to pull off an exciting last-minute gender reveal is to celebrate at a spacious place with a verdant backyard! But if yours doesn’t cut it or you’re looking for a farm or even a pool area, you can find the perfect event space rental on Peerspace.

On Peerspace, the venue options are endless for your gender reveal party. And, since it’s quick and easy to book a venue, it’s a perfect option for last-minute events! We’ll include information about real Peerspace venues that we think are perfect for a gender reveal event throughout this article.

Here are a couple of our favorites right off the bat:

Search Peerspace in your location to see what’s nearby. You can look at the venue’s photos, read reviews from past renters, and reach out to the friendly local host for any questions you may have. Once you find the perfect spot for your gender reveal party, you can book it in just a couple of minutes. It’s easy, it’s fun, and it’s a surefire way to add even more excitement to the big reveal!

Feel free to also incorporate our handy top 10 last-minute party ideas!

2. Host a balloon drop to announce your baby’s gender

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If you’re one to celebrate with a big group of family and friends, this one is for you! A balloon drop makes any announcement grand and exciting for everyone present. You can find the supplies and a few tutorials online, though our favorite is this jumbo balloon with tassels through PartyWishCompany on Etsy.

Then, all you really need is the perfect indoor event space to set up, and then let those balloons drop! Consider renting this new, beautiful black and brown owned studio in New York City that is 2,000 square feet of open space with high ceilings and large windows. There’s a reason it has hundreds of rave reviews from past Peerspace renters like you!

Be sure to check out our amazing push party ideas if this isn’t your first bundle of joy!

3. Put balloons in a box and release them in front of your guests

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With a simple DIY type of activity, you can surely pull this off at the last minute! A big box filled with helium-filled balloons that correspond to the baby’s gender is an easy and simple to-do project with your partner. It’s amazing how balloons make everything feel like a party, so don’t mind splurging with different shapes of balloons!

Check out our beautiful gender reveal decoration ideas for my stylish design choices for your gathering!

4. Gender in a bottle

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One of the more exciting last-minute gender reveal ideas consists of using water bottles and mystery packets with the color pink for a little girl or color blue for a little boy. Once the packet is poured into the water, the color changes, and ta-da — the gender is revealed! You only need about three things for this, and you’ll have everyone watching in awe.

Our pink bubblegum perfection and blue-themed party ideas offer even more color inspiration!

5. Embark on a scavenger hunt that leads to the baby’s gender

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To take your last-minute gender reveal ideas to the next level, why not make it a scavenger hunt? End the hunt with a reveal cake that will happily surprise everyone! It’s a sweet way to get everyone involved, whether they’re adults or kids. Make sure to also hold this type of party at a spacious place where everyone can freely move and easily find the scavenger hunt clues that have been scattered around.

We love the idea of hosting an outdoor scavenger hunt and party at this Spanish villa garden courtyard in San Diego. It features a pergola, a fire pit, water features, and lush gardens, and would be a great spot to host the scavenger hunt and then a dinner party afterward to treat your guests.

It also boasts Peerspace reviews like this one: “An absolute dream! We loved this home and it was the perfect space for the launch of our intimate supper club! Francesca was very communicative and helpful. The garden area, the pergola, and the chef’s kitchen were beautiful and exactly what we wanted for our event. Can’t wait to host here again soon.”

6. Enjoy colorful gender-reveal cake pops

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Another sweet treat for your guests would be giving out cake pops with either a pink or blue interior. If you have time even at the last minute to bake and decorate, then this would be one way to have a memorable gender reveal party!

Splurge a little on renting a place that’s complete with all the amenities you may need, like this stunning indoor lounge with a kitchen in Huntington Beach. It provides several seating areas, a fireplace, a kitchenette, and games for added fun. It’s easy to find any type of ideal private party venue near you on Peerspace!

7. Make memories by throwing a gender reveal game night

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A mystery reveal announcement with your closest family and friends is among the most fun last-minute gender reveal ideas. If you love to play word games, this would be perfect for you! At some point in the game, you can simply spell out the gender and see everyone’s reaction when you let them read it. Play Scrabble or Boggle, or maybe create a word search. Don’t forget to hit the record button when you all start playing!

Our friends in Philadelphia should consider booking this huge 4,000-square-foot event loft in Norris Square. It’s perfect for a game-centric gathering thanks to its pool table, ping-pong table, and popcorn machine, to name but a couple of this stunning venue’s amenities.

Take this idea and run with it using our 10 fun game night party ideas!

8. Create teams to bolster friendly competition

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This is a fun and interactive way to celebrate by hosting a get-together and having a game where couples, family members, and friends can go crazy about finding who’s right. Separate your guests into Team Girl or Team Boy. Have teams compete against each other in fun gender reveal party games and see if the winning team represents the baby’s actual gender.

You can definitely host this type of party at a spacious indoor and outdoor event venue rental that you can easily find on Peerspace, like this eclectic South Austin bungalow with a large backyard. Don’t forget to tag us on the team that wins!

9. Eat cupcakes with a surprise filling

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If you’re a foodie and have a favorite shop in mind, here’s one of the sweetest last-minute gender reveal ideas that are going to make for an unforgettable time. Get your family and friends together for an afternoon gathering and serve cupcakes with a filling that corresponds to your baby’s gender. Once your guests bite into the dessert, they’ll be surprised by what the little one is going to be!

Check out our 11 sweet ice cream party ideas to slay cravings and wow guests at the same time!

10. Play dress-up to help reveal the baby’s gender

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What better way to celebrate the plus-one to the family than by having the firstborn know about his or her sibling with a little dress-up? A cute pink outfit for a girl or a popping blue if it’s a boy. Make the outfits pop by booking a fun Peerspace venue, such as this pink boho Venice, CA bungalow (pictured above), which is a sweetly pink home with a lush, tropical backyard.

A Peerspace reviewer who booked this venue for their shoot shares: “Beautiful, clean and well curated space that feels warm and inviting. Hosts were very easy to communicate with. Would book again! Great space. :)” Sounds ideal to us!

Get more inspiration from our beautiful brother and sister photoshoot ideas article!

11. Belt out the gender during a gender reveal karaoke party

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This one goes out to all the exhibitionist parents-to-be out there! An easy and very fun last-minute gender reveal idea is to book a karaoke venue and reveal the gender of your baby through the gift of song. YouTube provides the perfect karaoke gender reveal playlist to help you all, so all you really need is a karaoke-equipped space.

One of our favorites is Cakes & Karaoke in Atlanta, GA, an event venue rental that provides you with, you guessed it, cakes and karaoke equipment! Talk to the host about what you’re planning and they may be able to create some sweet treats to go along with the sweet tunes you and your guests will soomn be crooning.

12. Capture the moment with a gender reveal photoshoot

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Gender reveal parties typically bring together friends and family in a way usually reserved for weddings and milestone birthday parties. Why not take advantage of this beautiful gathering and hold a photoshoot, too?

Make it extra special by renting a gorgeous professional photo studio through Peerspace, like this one in Los Angeles, pictured above. Though it’s only about $29 per hour, the space offers tons of glorious natural light and several unique backdrops to pose in front of, and adorable props.

It also has hundreds of glowing reviews on Peerspace, like this one: “Beautiful space and great lighting. Everything went smoothly and we love the decor! Multiple backdrop options within the space. I’ll be shooting here again soon!”

Peerspace enhances last-minute gender real ideas

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It doesn’t matter if you’ve been planning your gender reveal party for months or minutes — Peerspace makes it easy to turn any special moment into a full-on event. Find the space that resonates with you and your partner on Peerspace. Choose from tons of options, from a beautifully unique home in the country to a versatile art gallery in the city.

As you can see from this article, there are plenty of fun gender reveal party ideas and just as many stunning Peerspace venues to match!

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