When to Do Gender Reveal and Baby Shower?
For many expecting parents, two special moments bring anticipation and excitement to the pregnancy journey – the gender reveal and the baby shower. But how and when should you plan these events? Read on for our guide to timing your gender reveal and baby shower.
Gender Reveal: 4-6 Months Prior to Your Due Date
Gender reveal parties have become increasingly popular in the past few years. Whether you choose to do a unique and memorable gender reveal or just enjoy a simple gathering of family and friends, gender reveals typically happen at 3-6 months prior to your due date. This gives loved ones time to restructure travel plans and make sure they can attend the party.
Baby Shower: 2-3 Months Prior to Your Due Date
Baby showers are a great way to celebrate an impending birth and provide essential items for the new family. In most cases, the baby shower will be planned 2-3 months prior to your due date. With plenty of time to prepare, you can choose the perfect venue, plan the menu, and incorporate any thoughtful touches that make the day extra special.
6 Weeks Prior to Your Due Date: Send Invitations
In order to get the most accurate attendance estimates for your gender reveal and baby shower, we recommend sending invitations 6 weeks prior to your due date. This will give your guests enough time to make any necessary travel arrangements and schedule the date into their calendars.
If your guests are traveling long distances to attend either your gender reveal or baby shower, you might also consider hosting your event at a time where the weather is more accommodating. Winter and summer months can be unpleasant times to travel, whereas spring and fall make for more pleasant trips.
When planning your gender reveal and baby shower, the earlier you can start planning and send out invitations the better. This will ensure that all loved ones can attend the special celebrations of your growing family.