Nobody really saw this surreal time of isolation and social distancing coming but it did and now you’re wondering what will happen to your gender reveal plans. Whether you were planning your own gender reveal party to share the news with your loved ones or someone was planning the event for you, it can still go ahead – but virtually.
The idea behind virtual gender reveal is everyone meets up over their smartphones or laptops and while the logistics are unique, the reveal of the gender is just as exciting as the in-person event. They also work well if you have relatives who live far away, they’ll be able to tune in too. We’ve gathered all the key information so you can still party at home in a few easy steps!
How will you connect?
First, you’ll need to decide which site you'll be using to connect your live video chat to, there are plenty to choose from and our favourites include Skype, Zoom, Google Hangouts, and the latest trend, House Party (ideal for more people).
We recommend going with the app you feel most confident using and one you know everyone will find easy to use, as remember not everyone will be as tech-savvy. If this is the case, it might be worth setting aside time beforehand to test you can all connect properly, the worst situation would be if one of your family members missed the big reveal due to technical issues.
Decorate your space.
Play some virtual gender reveal games!
Every Gender Reveal Party needs a few games to build the excitement even more! There are lots of ways you can have your guests guess the sex of the baby, why not have everyone vote for whether they think it’ll be a boy or a girl, tally up the votes beforehand and then reveal the winning side once the gender is announced!
Our favourite game:-
Backdrop contest: Have your guests decorate their background in either pink or blue based on their guess of what the gender will be.
The best platforms for your virtual gender reveal
Once you have your reveal plan and games figured out, it's time to decide what video conferencing platform to use for your virtual gender reveal party.
I like Zoom since it's easy to use and can accommodate a lot of people. However, if you have a free account and are hosting more than three people at a time, it will limit you to 40 minutes. If you don't have access to a paid Zoom account, ask around; your family or friends might have access to a paid account. If you're new to Zoom, definitely read their tips to prevent party crashers.
Other platforms you can use include Google Hangouts (no Google account required), Houseparty, and Group FaceTime.
Now that everything virtual is set up you just need to make the reveal a show stopper!
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