Yesterday I got to attend my first gender reveal party. Some family members of mine invited me over to New Hampshire for the festive event. It was then that I headed over there to see the biggest question revealed – whether the baby’s gender will be boy or girl.
The party itself was like no other. Colors of blue and pink scattered around the room. Arcade machines buzzing, kids actively running around the area, hot comfort food served on the small tables. It all made me feel like a kid again, being a world full of imagination and mystery (then again, arcades have always had that effect on me throughout the year).
Truth be told, I never heard of a ‘gender reveal party’ back when I was a kid. Expecting couples went to find out about the baby’s gender through the doctor and that was that. Baby showers were the only popular parties for the expecting mother.
These gender reveal parties really say a lot about my generation. In this 21st century social media world, it’s not enough to just find out the baby’s gender with your significant other. Many modern couples throw this event to surprise their friends and family about whether they are having a boy or girl. Blue means they are having a boy and pink means a girl. They showcase the reveal through balloons, cakes, boxes, and other creative ideas.
The millennial generation is known for celebrating much more special events these days. Gender reveals, pride month, and even political protests are a few of many events millennials take part of every year. There’s this huge sense of pride flourishing around the world, celebrating some of life’s joyous occasions. These unique holidays or events help us appreciate the better things in life.
Life can be crazy and hectic at times; but knowing that your friend or family member is having a gender reveal event happening will make life much more exciting.
With that, my gender reveal party was absolutely incredible. It was a great event to celebrate one of life’s blessings.