Cool Ways to Announce the Sex of Your Baby

by Miranda Brookins
Announce the sex of your baby before she is born.

Announce the sex of your baby before she is born.

A new baby is a time for celebration and to share your excitement with your loved ones. Announcing a pregnancy is an exciting time in an expectant mother's life. It's equally as exciting to find out the baby's sex and to announce it proudly to friends and family members. Come up with a cool way to announce the sex of your baby that will be memorable and sentimental.

Change Your Voicemail

If you're looking for a simple, cost-effective way to announce the gender of your baby, look no further than your phone. No, you don't have to dial every number in your address book. Instead, change your home voice mail greeting to announce the sex of your baby. This type of announcement lends itself to a viral effect; once one family member hears the message, he'll likely share the news with other members. Your phone will ring off the hook, as people call to hear the voice mail message and congratulate you.

Big Party

Reveal the sex of your bundle of joy at a party filled with friends and family. Use colors to help attendees guess the sex of your baby. Carry the color scheme throughout the decoration and incorporate colors into the food selections where possible. Put a box at the entrance of the party, in an area that's not decorated, and have each guest submit her guess for the baby's sex before she enters the party venue. She'll be surprised once she walks in and finds out. Host a giveaway at the end of the night for attendees who guess correctly.

Create a Music CD

Put together a compact disc that includes songs with gender-related words in the title. For example, if you're having a girl, include a song such as “Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend,” written by Jule Styne. Decorate the cover of the CD with a message such as, “It's a Girl,” or put a picture of you and your spouse on the cover and title it, “Guess What's Inside?” with an arrow pointing to your stomach. Inside the case, include a small note that reveals the baby's sex. Mail the CDs to family and friends or distribute them during the baby shower.

Post a Colorful Video

Use a natural, temporary hair dye to change the color of your hair and your spouse's hair to pink for a girl or blue for a boy. Create a video announcement to let friends and family know the sex of your baby. Viewers will see the color of your hair and guess immediately. You can also use this video to invite guests to your baby shower.

About the Author

Miranda Brookins is a marketing professional who has over seven years of experience in copywriting, direct-response and Web marketing, publications management and business communications. She has a bachelor's degree in business and marketing from Towson University and is working on a master's degree in publications design at University of Baltimore.

Photo Credits

  • the newborn image by Sergey Galushko from Fotolia.com