What is your take on gender reveal parties? by QuestionGuy August 27, 2022, 11:09 pm What is your take on gender reveal parties? What do you think? 8 Points Upvote Downvote AskAskMegenderPartiesQuestion and Answerreveal See more Previous article You are the last person on the earth, what would be the first thing you’ll do? Next article So when Aphrodite sprawls out bare-ass naked in a giant clam shell, she’s a “goddess.” 46 Comments Leave a Reply It’s a cake-worthy event but not a fireworks-worthy event. The gender of your child may be the most important thing to you, but no one else really gives a shit. But sure, I’ll have some free cake. Log in to Reply I don’t care as long as they’re not accidentally setting fire to places Log in to Reply I don’t mind an excuse to party and drink, but if you explode confetti in a public place you’re an asshole. Log in to Reply I honestly don’t see the point of them. Log in to Reply It’s cool for the people that want to do them! For me personally, I’m a very private person I don’t like parties I don’t like sharing a lot of details on my personal life so I personally wouldn’t do it. I would just like me and my partner to know the gender and then eventually tell close friends and family. I don’t need a party for this Log in to Reply I don’t mind the idea of having a party because there’s a baby on the way. Doing it for the gender is a bit weird tho. The most I’d ever do is a Facebook post and a blue/pink colored cake. Log in to Reply Extroverts will make a party out of anything because they want to hang out. Log in to Reply They are uniquely American. Presumably invented by Big Cake. Log in to Reply Would never participate myself but you do you. But please, stop with the fireworks, and anything else that can cause damage. Log in to Reply for people who can’t get enough attention on social media Log in to Reply I don’t see the point, but also don’t care what people do as long as it isn’t harmful. If a friend invites me to one, I’d go, as long as it’s something innocent like cake or balloons, but not a bomb that starts a fire. I like to let people do their own thing as long as it doesn’t cause harm. Edit: typo Log in to Reply I think they are stupid but fun and I’d probably do some kind of gender reveal for my family if I ever got pregnant Log in to Reply Dumb Log in to Reply Pretty pointless, but if you want to, go nuts. Just don’t bring tannerite. Log in to Reply Stupid waste of time and money. Like elaborate birthday parties for toddlers . Those are for you, not the child. Log in to Reply It’s cute but also over the top Log in to Reply It seems like certain people are drawn to the idea and I think it’s weird to celebrate one element of a baby rather than the baby themselves. Like isn’t the idea that a new person exists exciting enough?? Log in to Reply I wouldn’t mind if people didn’t set forests on fire or injured people with them. Just cut a cake with a pink or blue inside. Log in to Reply I don’t really care how or what people choose to celebrate. I suspect a lot of them are just an excuse to throw a party. Log in to Reply I think it’s a completely stupid trend and I wish people would stop already. HATE it Log in to Reply asinine Log in to Reply Unnecessary. Just a picture of the ultrasound and the gender is all that’s needed. No need to overdo it with fireworks, balloons, cakes and colored smoke. Log in to Reply I guess you could argue that parents have more to do with a gender reveal in inviting different people and setup because usually somebody else close is going to be doing baby shower planning and it’s typically exclusive to different things and by gender and is gifts and stuff. It seems over the top if it’s separate events. If it’s combined, then whatever. The reveal part I don’t get because there’s no reason to do so and it’s like a party placeholder. Log in to Reply If done in a way that doesn’t harm others they are whatever. But when people burn down entire neighborhoods with them then they gotta go. Log in to Reply Colored smoke and candles, yes. Taking your pants off in public, nay. Log in to Reply My friends sent a pic to our group chat saying “IT HAS A PENIS!!!” Baby is due today Though!! Friend went to the hospital last night. Heard she’s trying to wait for her mom to get there. It’s a 5 hour flight Log in to Reply Not really a thing in Europe…isn’t it enough to have one “I have a baby!” party with the gender reveal included? Although I’ve heard that many Americans have the two things separately to get twice as many presents since baby stuff is expensive… Log in to Reply As long as it’s something small like a cake reveal or a balloon, I’m cool with it. Anything dangerous? Not a chance. Log in to Reply Idrc buy I kinda think they are pointless but that’s just me Log in to Reply I only go for cake Log in to Reply Not something I would ever do. But you do you Log in to Reply I don’t mind the simple reveal with a cake, it looks fun (and there’s cake). However I really hate people who just create bunch of trash (like balloons and confetti polluting the environment) and take million pictures and videos before they reveal the gender. On a lot of videos I’ve seen, it looks like they care more about preserving the gender reveal, than about actually learning the gender of their child. Log in to Reply I don’t understand why it has to be such a giant ordeal. Baby showers are ok, free gifts, celebrating the upcoming new family member, time with loved ones. Gender reveals are an excuse for something to post online. Some things should just be a personal matter. It’s obnoxious. It’s equivalent to a coworker becoming pregnant and it is now her only identity and topic of discussion. What’s next, “Guess How Many Fetuses!!”, where people guess how many and a box opens and a certain amount of baby shaped balloons fly out? Log in to Reply There are a million ways to do them safely. I don’t think there is anything wrong with creating a celebration out of something that every pregnant person gets asked about all the time. If you don’t want to do one, there’s nothing wrong with that, either. Fire should not be involved. Log in to Reply The last one we did for our son was pretty fun. I got to shoot stuff Log in to Reply I don’t understand them, I just think that it’s an excuse to throw a party for something because who doesn’t like a party? Log in to Reply I have 2 boys. Never felt the need to throw a party when I found out, but I don’t care if others do it. Seems weird to me, but as long as you’re not burning down a forest or polluting the environment, I’m okay with it. Log in to Reply I think having an entire party dedicated to announcing what genitalia your soon to be child will have is fucking weird. Assuming you also plan on doing a seperate event for the baby shower. As a part of the baby shower, I still find it strange, but if done tastefully it’s whatever. As long as the parents are happy. I find tastefully done gender reveals are the simple ones: cutting cake/cupcakes to reveal pink or blue, popping a balloon with pink or blue confetti, or I saw one that was a cauldron and the cauldron turned pink or blue. Anything that causes borderline national disasters (a la the gender reveal that caused massive forest fires) or anything that heavily enforces harmful gender steretypes (ie. Guns or glitter or tractors or tutus) is gross and unnecessary. Log in to Reply Definitely not worth starting a forest fire. Log in to Reply It needs to be part of the baby shower, having a separate event for it is just stupid and makes you look desperate for attention and gifts. Log in to Reply Good food and dessert. Other than that, not too much of an opinion as long as it isn’t dumb stuff going on. Log in to Reply Nobody should care what gender your baby is. Only the parents of the child should care Log in to Reply They get a lot of hate, which is understandable given how obnoxious some are, but I’ve been to a few where it’s just a cake and hanging out with friends. One was a bbq and the other one a chill brunch get together. Like most things in life, if you aren’t bothering other people, and not making a fool of yourself, go for it if you wanna. Log in to Reply A new stupid tradition Keep ‘‘em simple instead of causing multi million dollar fires that your child to be will continue to pay off after you die. Log in to Reply We have 4 kids, didn’t have a gender reveal party. Pre Facebook times. Plus, those parties were not done yet then. We have 7 grandchildren, didn’t have a gender reveal party for them either. Told people before the babyshower what the gender was so they knew which gender to give the gifts for. Sorry, just don’t see a need for another excuse for the adults to have a few drinks. We have plenty as it is, lol. Log in to Reply Supremely weird. The gender of the baby is decided with the help of echo imaging, correct? And specifically the genitalia of the unborn child, correct? Do we really need to celebrate the genitalia of an unborn child? As much as it might be crass or downright offensive to boil it down to this, *it’s correct*, that’s what a gender reveal party is. And those who partake in them are supremely weird. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.