Joanna Anastasia

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5 gender reveal ideas that you don’t want to miss

gender reveal ideas

I never did a gender reveal before : with my two previous pregnancies I was simply too impatient to find out the baby’s gender! But this time around, and with my most likely last pregnancy, I wanted to make something special for gender reveal – and I wanted my two daughters to remember this moment in their lives too.

So I have come up with 5 easy ways that you too can use – either on your gender reveal party, or as a photo announcement for your family and friends!

  1. Use a letter board and let your youngest child announce the big news! ( this option is super cute for gender reveal announcement cards!)
  2. Ask a friend to make an envelope photo booth backdrop with pink or blue tissue paper hidden inside ( full tutorial here)
  3. Get a gender reveal cake with matching cupcakes, and cut it to find out what are you having.
  4. Ask a friend to surprise you with pink or blue balloons ( another cute idea for a gender reveal announcement card!)
  5. Make a blue or pink non alcoholic drink for the gender reveal party.

So this first idea is probably the easiest to go with if you already have another kid:  a letter board, a toddler or a preschooler, and some bribing to stand still for a minute, and voila, a super cute gender reveal photo for announcing the news to family and friends is ready! ( just don’t forget to make a second photo with the question answered on a board!) :

gender reveal ideas

However, if you’d like to invite family over and throw a party, then this envelope photo booth backdrop is my favourite idea ever! Everyone will be curious to peak in, and once open it makes for the prettiest photo backdrop ever!

You can find all the details on making one here, at my super talented Johanie’s blog – she’s a photo backdrop pro and one of the most creative ladies online I have ever meet!

gender reveal ideas

gender reveal ideas

gender reveal ideas

gender reveal ideas

Of course, another winning idea is ordering a gender reveal cake with a matching cake topper. The excitement on everyone’s faces when you cut through the cake is priceless! Not to mention that you get to share the sweet news with everyone int he most delicious way!

If you’re from Montreal like I am, then you might want to check Little Leah’s Kitchen for your gender reveal cakes and Pompons Events for the cake toppers.

gender reveal ideas

gender reveal ideas

gender reveal ideas

gender reveal ideas

Going with the balloons is another simple way for making great gender reveal announcement photos- no words needed just don’t get a confusing colour! This is one of the rare occasions when going with the stereotypes is actually better !

gender reveal ideas

And if you’re making a party simply serve a pink or blue drink!


gender reveal ideas

Here’s all you need for a Blue Punch :

  • Sprite
  • Blue food colouring for the virgin – or Blue curaçao for regular
  • Sparkling water
  • Blueberries
  • Pineapple juice

Mix it all together, serve on ice. 

And if you’re looking for a pink drink idea, try this:

Pink punch:

  • sprite
  • pink lemonade
  • ( optional vodka)
  • ice

So if you’re wondering what I did to reveal our baby’s gender at home, well I ordered a cake. And then I used these photos to announce the big news to my extended family and friends. I guess you guessed by now that I’m having a boy, right? 


Cake and cupcakes: Little Leah’s kitchen.

Cake topper: Pompons Events.

Photo backdrop idea and execution: Johanie Creative

Photos made by: Johanie Creative

Get your kids excited about bath time!

some kids just hate bath, but it doesn't have to be that way! This one app can help you get your kids exited about it once and for all! #parenting #toddler #motherhood
Some kids just love bath time, splashing in the water for hours, and playing with the rubber duck. Others on the other hand, need to be dragged to the bath, washed while they cry and scream, and bribed to get their hair washed. And I know both types very, very well, as each of my daughters is very different when it comes to bath time!

You see, my first baby hated water. Since the very first bath, she was always crying. She stopped when she was around a year old, but only to fight me terribly on washing her hair. I had to get very, very creative to manage keeping her clean!

And then, my second, this tme water-loving baby appeared, and things couldn’t be more different. She loved splashing in the water, and cried when it was time to leave! But one thing stayed the same: washing her hair is always a struggle.

sometimes getting kids to bath is such a struggle!  But sometimes a cute character can help!

So I assume there must be something about bath time that you struggle with your child as well. Some kids dislike taking bath and getting all wet, some hate the water in their eyes, some just can’t get to potty train, while others struggle with brushing their teeth and hair. Teaching kids to take care of their body is never easy!

get your kids exited about bath time

And that’s exactly why I got very exited when Olivia from Dr.Panda approached me and asked if I’d like to try their new Dr.Panda Bath Time game. Because I really did!

And what I learned from being a mom for almost five years now, is that sometimes kids change their perspective simply by seeing someone they like (like a friend, sibling or a carton character) doing something they themselves dislike and fear.

Get your kids exited about bath time.

So I’ve let my daughters explore this game, and I loved seeing their excitement over cleaning the teeth of the little panda bear, washing his face, making him go potty, and finally giving him a big bubble bath and washing his hair! They even got to wash his clothes!

They both played, and it’s no surprise that each of them concentrated on a different aspect of bath time!

As if re-living what they usually don’t like (with these cute animal characters) helped them see the other side of it. Helped them understand the necessity of it and see that it can be also fun! So my bath disliking Lili, bathed the panda three times in a row, and my bath loving toddler (potty trained this spring) have got the little panda to go potty and wash his clothes and then face over and over again.

get your kids exited about bath time

And in the evening, when it was their own bath time, we talked about the panda bear and his friends, and laughed that we’re washing, brushing and flushing just like he and his friends did! They really got exited about bath time all over again, and it made it so much more fun and easy then usually!

Disclosure: I received this product for a review, all opinions remain my own!