One of the most exciting moments of your pregnancy is the moment when you find out whether your baby is going to be a boy or a girl. It’s at this time that you order your gender reveal shirts for mom and dad, then wear them after planning a huge party to reveal the gender to family and friends.

Every gender reveal party has a few must-include details a few that you can’t do without. Keep reading to find out what a few of them are.

You Must Know the Sex of Your Baby

While it may seem to be a no-brainer, it’s on the list anyway. You must know the sex of your baby before you host a gender reveal party. There are quite a few reasons that you might want to find out the gender of your unborn child, though you certainly don’t have to. However, if you want to host a party to reveal the gender, then you’re going to need to know beforehand.

A Theme

It’s important to have a theme for your party. Choose one that has special meaning for you and your partner, so it will be something you can share with your unborn child later on in years. One of the most popular themes is the girl versus boy theme. You can have questions such as “which will it be?” posted on balloons all over the room to build the suspense until you’re ready to let everyone know which it is.

A Gender Reveal Prop 

The gender reveal prop is one of the most important must-haves at the party. After all, the gender reveal is what the entire get together is all about. Everyone will want to know the gender of your baby and there are quite a few creative ways to do it. Many parents go with a gender reveal cake, while others use a balloon box. One fun way to reveal the gender if you have another child is to have a sibling reveal cake instead. The method and prop you use is entirely up to you, just make sure to have one.

You Must Have Games

Just like with any other baby-related party out there, games are a must. In the case of a gender reveal party, it’s probably better to have guessing games. Guessing games are a great way to keep your guests on their toes and throw them off until the very second you decide to make the big reveal.

Don’t Forget to Have Fun

Between the food and the games and all of the planning, it’s easy to forget to have fun at your own party. Remember, regardless of anything else, your focus has to be on relaxing and having fun for the sake of you and your unborn baby. Not only should you take time off when planning the party, but it’s also important to relax during the party as well.

A gender reveal party can be one of the most exciting times of your pregnancy. The party needs to be a roaring success, but your top concern needs to be looking out for yourself and the baby.