Our dear friends Kim and Dom are having another baby, and I was SO stoked when they decided to do a gender reveal ahead of time. I had never actually been to a gender reveal party before.

Pink and blue gender reveal - such cute ideas for a baby shower!

At least, none except for Minion's gender reveal. That mostly just involved a medical technician waving a wand over my belly and confirming, “Yup, there's the balls.” Not quite as exciting.

What a Gender Reveal Party Looks Like

Pink and blue gender reveal - such cute ideas for a baby shower!

Kim and Dom have the sweetest baby girl on the entire planet, and it was no secret that daddy was pulling for a boy to even out the scales.

They set up a ball pit to entertain the kiddos but if you're short on space, I highly recommend renting Three Bears and a New Baby to screen for all the curious kids. We discovered it as part of our Netflix #StreamTeam relationship and it is SUCH a cute way to help an older sibling understand what a new baby will mean for their family!

Pink and blue gender reveal - such cute ideas for a baby shower!

Kim set up a little board showing where this baby fell on the list of old wive's tales, and also made a crafty banner showing off baby pics of their first child. I love when people find creative ways to include older siblings in things like baby showers and gender reveals!

Pink and blue gender reveal - such cute ideas for a baby shower!

Decorations led guests into the gender reveal party and everyone put their name in corresponding “Girl” and “Boy” buckets to indicate their guess before the big reveal. A name was later pulled from the “winning” bucket to receive a prize, so the couple wasn't the only one being showered with gifts!

Pink and blue gender reveal - such cute ideas for a baby shower!

Nursery rhymes and plays-on-words lend easily to a gender reveal party.

Pink and blue gender reveal - such cute ideas for a baby shower!

As well as pink-and-blue punch!

Pink and blue gender reveal - such cute ideas for a baby shower!

Kim and Dom are expert hosts, and they kept things nice and low-key with a potluck lunch and barbecue.

Pink and blue gender reveal - such cute ideas for a baby shower!

Some Boy helped himself to a little bit of everything.

Pink and blue gender reveal - such cute ideas for a baby shower!

And Sidekick instantly found some familiar Fisher-Price diversions.

Pink and blue gender reveal - such cute ideas for a baby shower!

The couple had received an envelope with the gender in it ahead of time, which they entrusted to a friend who created a surprise gender reveal cake for them. The wording on the cake said, “We're just here for the SEX!”

Pink and blue gender reveal - such cute ideas for a baby shower!

There was a slight moment of confusion when the couple cut into the cake and it took a minute to figure out exactly what color that sauce in the middle was supposed to be. “It's a…um…it's a chocolate!” someone yelled out.

Blueberry sauce.

Blue.

Pink and blue gender reveal - such cute ideas for a baby shower!

Yup, it's a boy! Which I totally called, by the way. The couple had a pink and blue balloon set tied to their mailbox at the start of the party. Right when my family drove up, we saw the wind tug a little too hard and the pink balloon fly off into the sky. “It's a sign! I know what they're having!” I exclaimed, as Nate rolled his eyes.

As they say in Fools Rush In: there are signs everywhere.

Pink and blue gender reveal - such cute ideas for a baby shower!

Have you ever been to a gender reveal?