12 Virtual Gender Reveal Ideas | SneakPeek® (2024)

Published on August 12th, 2021 and Updated on January 15th, 2024

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Telling your family and friends that you’re expecting a little mini you is an unforgettable moment in your pregnancy journey. Revealing to them your baby’s gender? That announcement can leave your nearest and dearest feeling even more connected to their niece, granddaughter, or great granddaughter-to-be.

Now, with the resurgence of virtual video calls, you can reveal your baby’s gender online so that friends and family all over the globe can be present for the special announcement no matter where they live. To learn how to make a unique and creative virtual reveal that will leave your guests crying tears of joy over their keyboards, take a look at our 12 virtual gender reveal ideas.

#1 Use a Virtual Background

Popular video chat platforms, including Zoom, Google Hangouts, and Skype, allow you to change your video background to match your mood, garner a laugh, or fool others into thinking you’re living that tropical island life. For a virtual gender reveal party, you can change your background to announce whether you’re growing a little girl or a little boy. Because video chat platforms allow you to upload your own background images, your possibilities for the big reveal are endless.

Here are some of our favorite ideas for background images to announce your baby’s gender:

  • Dreamy pink or blue clouds
  • Pink or blue cartoon storks
  • Pink or blue flowers
  • Little mustaches or little ribbons

You can also keep it literal by uploading a background image that reads “It’s a Boy,” or “It’s a Girl.”

#2 Temporarily Dye Your Hair

For this virtual gender reveal, you’ll need pink or blue temporary hair color spray to color your hair with. Then, during your video call, either keep your camera turned off until you’re ready to make the big announcement, or keep your hair covered with a towel or shower cap. When the time is right, unveil your new ‘do and watch your friends and family react.

Even your partner can get in on this gender reveal makeover. In fact, in addition to your baby’s gender, you may also discover your partner can really rock blue locks.

#3 Play a Song

Don’t say it—sing it, by announcing your baby’s gender with a song. Once your friends and family are gathered online, just hit play. For added fun, see who can be the fastest to guess the name and artist of each song.

Choose from songs such as:

  • “Just a Girl” by No Doubt
  • “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper
  • “The Boys Are Back in Town” by Thin Lizzy
  • “The Boy is Mine” by Brandy

Then, have a little virtual dance party to celebrate.

#4 Open a Balloon Box

A balloon box gender reveal can leave you and your guests floating on air. To ensure this reveal works virtually, make sure to position your computer so that the camera captures the big moment. When everyone is ready, you and your partner can open the box and release pink or blue balloons into the sky.

To customize your box, you can use traditional latex balloons, or add extra shine with mylar balloons shaped like hearts or stars. You can even cover your box with wrapping paper, or use markers and paints to decorate the outside of your box with phrases like:

  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, How We Wonder What You Are
  • It’s A…
  • A Little He, or A Little She?
  • What’s the Hue? Pink or Blue?

If you want to learn more about how to make a great box, check out our guide on how to make a gender reveal box.

#5 Pop a Balloon

For another balloon-themed reveal, fill a balloon with either pink or blue confetti before adding helium. Then, tie the balloon, and hold it by its string or hang it from a tree branch (we recommend doing this reveal outside for an easier post-reveal clean up). Once your computer camera is set to catch the event, pop the balloon, and experience a colorful, gender explosion.

#6 Smash a Piñata

Prepare for all those children’s birthday parties that are about to fill your future by revealing your baby’s gender with a piñata. You or a friend can fill the piñata with pink or blue candy, colored confetti, or powder (although, let’s be real, we all know you want the candy). Then, have your virtual guests watch as you and your partner take turns hitting the piñata. This is also one of our favorite gender reveal ideas for your husband or partner!

Piñatas perfect for a baby’s gender reveal include:

#7 Dress Up Your Kids

If you’re already a parent, get your human baby (or your fur baby) in on the fun by dressing him in a gender reveal outfit. Online stores like Amazon and Etsy have plenty of adorable options to choose from, including onesies for baby siblings, shirts for older siblings, and bandanas for four-legged siblings.

During your virtual video call, you can pull your baby into the frame and let his outfit make the announcement for you. For an even more adorable touch, he can share the news himself.

#8 Let the Bump Do the Talking

One of the best aspects of video calls is not having to worry about looking presentable from the chest down. With a virtual gender reveal, you can take advantage of your guests’ limited perspective by decorating your baby bump and keeping it off camera until you’re ready to make the big announcement. Then, for the reveal, all you have to do is stand up.

Consider decorating your bump by:

  • Painting pink or blue images on a white t-shirt
  • Using “It’s a Boy,” or “It’s a Girl” stickers
  • Wearing agender reveal shirt

#9 Make it Magical

Having a few tricks up your sleeve for a virtual gender reveal can add to the anticipation and fun of the event. Literally. For this unique gender reveal idea, gather your friends and family online, and perform a mini magic show. Start with a simple card or sleight of hand tricks. Don’t worry—you don’t need to actually pull them off. Guessing the wrong card or pretending to pull a quarter out from behind your partner’s ear can add to the silliness of this baby’s gender reveal.

Then, for your show’s grand finale, pull a pink or blue stuffed animal out of a hat. Ta-da! It’s a girl!

#10 Create a Work of Art

Start by filling a balloon with pink or blue paint. Then, tie it up and pin it to a canvas. Set your canvas up outside and position your computer so that your guests can see it. Then, you and your partner can take turns throwing darts at the balloon. Although it may take a few tries, once the balloon pops, paint will explode and color your canvas the color of your future.

The best part about this gender reveal idea is that you can frame the canvas afterward and hang it in your baby’s nursery as a special reminder of the moment that changed your life forever.

#11 Spray Silly String

A silly and fun way to surprise your guests during a virtual gender reveal is by using pink or blue silly string to make your big announcement. Set your computer up so that guests can watch you and your partner spray each other or spray the string directly at your computer camera. Either way, the message will be loud and clear.

#12 Send a Special Delivery

If you’re virtually revealing your baby’s gender to your parents, consider mailing them a box with pink or blue items inside. You can include:

  • Baby booties
  • Onesies
  • Confetti
  • Candles
  • Cookies

Have them open the box during your video call and watch them react to the news of their new grandson or granddaughter. (You may want to throw a few tissues in that box as well).

Tips for Your Virtual Gender Reveal

Virtual gender reveals allow you to share your exciting news in a unique way with the most important people in your life. To make the most out of your virtual reveal, consider a few of the following tips:

  • Record reactions – With Zoom, Google Hangouts, and Skype, you can record your video calls to capture everyone’s face the moment they find out you’re carrying a little he or a little she. Bonus? You can go back and watch again so you don’t miss anyone’s priceless reaction to the big news.
  • Ensure the best view – Regardless of which video call platform you use, help your guests have the best view possible by telling them to change their platform settings so that the speaker (i.e. you) takes up the most space on the screen.
  • Choose the right platform – To ensure all your guests can attend your virtual reveal, it’s helpful to choose a video chat platform that everyone can easily join. Due to its user-friendly set up, Zoom has become a popular choice for virtual events of all kinds. But keep in mind, free Zoom calls are capped at 40 minutes. Google Hangouts is another popular option for those in your social circle who have Google accounts, with free group chats capped at 60 minutes. For unlimited free group calls, ask your family and friends to download Skype onto their computers, tablets, or mobile devices.

Reveal Your Baby’s Gender Sooner with SneakPeek

With virtual video calls, staying connected is easier than ever before. From creative gender reveals to virtual baby showers to your little one’s first birthday, you can share all of life’s special moments with the people you love most no matter where they live. And with SneakPeek, you can share even sooner.

With SneakPeek’s At-Home Early Gender Prediction Test, you can learn your baby’s gender as early as 7 weeks into your pregnancy, with clinically-proven 99.9% accuracy. Plus, you can take the test in the comfort of your own home. Simply collect a DNA sample and mail it back to SneakPeek Labs in our pre-paid packaging. With SneakPeek FastTrack, you can discover your baby’s gender 72 hours after placing your order.

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Parade. These 50 Unique Gender Reveal Ideas Will Make Sharing Your Big News Even More Exciting—Even If It’s via Zoom. ​​https://parade.com/1010381/marynliles/gender-reveal-ideas/

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