Our Awkward Gender Reveal

During my second pregnancy, my cousin and her family put together an intimate family dinner for a gender reveal. It was a fun way to surprise everyone with the gender of the baby, but the night ended up being a big laugh, hence quite memorable.

At the time that we had our reveal dinner, my first born Ridha Zaynab had just turned 13 months. Only my husband and I had known the gender of the baby girl, and we had picked up a cake designed to be cut to reveal a baby girl, with pink colored frosting inside. I was a bit nervous but I did not see what was coming.


We had kept the gender a secret, even though it was another baby girl, only because we hadn’t kept any sort of secrecy the first time around.

The party was decorated with blue/pink decor and Is it a girl or boy banners. There was a table set with favors, and a game where you write your name on a piece of paper and place it into a girl bowl or boy bowl for a chance to win a gift card. We had a delicious home cooked meal and moved into the living room, gathered around for the big moment. Judging from the looks of the girl bowl [there were only two names in it], basically everyone in the room was certain the baby was a boy. Well this should be fun…


I cut into the cake, removed a slice onto a plate and held it up and…silence.

I looked around the room at their eager faces, unsure of how their reaction would be. I heard whispers of them talking about how sure they are it’s a boy. I cut into the cake, removed a slice onto a plate and held it up and…silence. There was a full moment of silence. Awkward silence. I quickly examined the slice thinking maybe the bakery messed up, is it an ambiguous color? Nope, it was pink, clear as day. I was expecting shock yes, but I did not anticipate stunning them all into silence!!

If memory serves me right, I think it was I who broke the silence with something like “You can all clap now!” And they all clapped and the confusion was quickly wiped away with congratulatory remarks and happiness. No I don’t think they were all wishing for a boy, but I do believe they were 100% convinced that I was in fact carrying one.


Needless to say, that was a night I’ll always look back on and laugh at.

Did you ever have a gender reveal party? I’m sure it wasn’t as silly as mine.

Rhyming with Wine


Me, Being Mummy

20 thoughts on “Our Awkward Gender Reveal”

  1. That’s too funny! My family was actually about 50/50 by the time we had a gender reveal cake. They were all excited by the fact that it was a baby…so they were happy either way.
    Congratulations on your little girl. 🙂

    1. Loll a lot of people have been commenting they thought the same. Glad I could build up some suspense hehe Thanks for the nomination, so incredibly pleased you liked it enough to feature!

  2. Haha! Oh how funny! It sounds like they were so sure of their guess that seeing the pink cake had them thinking that you must be wrong or something! I never considered having a gender reveal… it sounds like lots of fun! If a little bit awkward but that will help it stand out in your memory all the more 😉 Thank you for linking with the #Honeybeelinky I hope to see you for the this week’s one too! xxx

  3. It’s funny how other people can be so convinced that you are having one or the other when no-one really knows until you find out! We didn’t do a gender reveal party but we did reveal it to my eldest with balloons and he got confused over colours and declared that we were having a girl and not a boy – I then had to explain haha!! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

  4. oh goodness! I think it would be such fun to do a gender reveal, I never did, I knew with both my first two babies that I was having girls, but my third I didn’t want to find out, I waited until it was born and we had a baby boy, I think everyone was surprised we didn’t have third girl. #FabFridayPost

  5. I didn’t have a gender reveal and didn’t know the gender with either of our boys. It’s funny how people get a feeling for what you’re having and even question you: are you sure it’s a boy? Are you sure it’s not twins? Are you sure of your due date? At least you can laugh about it now! I was expecting you to say the bakery had done it green or something! #FabFridayPost

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