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I’m sure it started out as a cute thing – have a little get together and tell your closest friends and family whether you’re expecting a boy or a girl at birth.
Unfortunately, between wildfires and actual deaths, things have gotten more than a little bit out of control.
Aside from the tragedy, there’s a lot to laugh about, though – just check out these 17 tweets that say exactly what you’re thinking.
17. Probably gluten free, too.
Me, at a gender reveal party: What are you hoping for, blue cake or pink cake?
Expecting Parent: Oh, I don’t care, just so long as the baby’s healthy.
Me: Gross, rice cake.
— I Schmidt, You Not (@thechrisschmidt) November 12, 2019
16. They’re going to be so pumped.
My pregnant friends put me in charge of their gender reveal party
I can't wait till they pop the balloon & find out they're having a kraken
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) September 20, 2015
15. I admit that’s a lot less interesting.
ME: if we already know the baby's gonna be a redhead, why do we have to go?
WIFE: it's a gender reveal party, not a ginger reveal
— Andy H. (@AndyAsAdjective) March 1, 2016
INT. BABY SHOWER
friend: where's the gender reveal cake?
me: the what cake?
friend: it was right here
me: *through blue teeth* no idea
— keely flaherty (@keelyflaherty) April 27, 2017
13. That’s gonna be one big cake.
should i ever get pregnant, instead of a gender reveal i want cut into a cake that reveals all the ways i will fail another human being
— Scaachi (@Scaachi) May 1, 2017
12. Now there’s a party I could get behind.
At a gender reveal party, a box is lifted to reveal
A glass of water.
The crowd goes wild and break into a thunderous applause.
The gender is fluid.
— 🌋(lava)nt garde🌋 (@kimmouto) March 30, 2018
11. You gotta let that kiddo be!
A gender reveal cake but it's black inside because your baby's gonna be a goth.
— Sophia Benoit (@1followernodad) August 10, 2017
10. I was told there would be Nerf guns.
Went to a gender reveal party today. My son joined “team boy” and was REALLY upset to find out there wasn’t a battle involved.
— Unfiltered Mama (@UnfilteredMama) January 6, 2019
9. Just to cover all of your bases.
They say dogs are man’s best friend, and diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Play it safe at your next gender reveal party by bringing a jewel-encrusted Rottweiler
— The Dad (@thedad) September 13, 2019
8. Simba was the OG gender reveal.
can't believe it's taken me 25 years to realize that THE LION KING opens with a gender reveal party pic.twitter.com/Lk4PqVtgtd
— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) November 11, 2019
7. I’m sure everyone was listening.
We cut open the cake at the gender reveal party and out spill thousands of fire ants. The guests howl. FIRE ANTS ARE MOSTLY MALE, I explain
— Pigeon Fancier (@isabelzawtun) July 27, 2017
6. What’s with today, today?
my ideal gender reveal party:
me: i’m pregnant
friend: what is it?!
me: what are any of us
— Jill Gutowitz (@jillboard) September 30, 2018
5. I hope there were drugs involved.
The best gender reveal party I've ever been to was the one where I gave birth to a baby.
— MyQuestionableLife (@2questionable) January 5, 2018
4. Wait until you find out about the lasagna.
Make it gender reveal cheeseburgers and I'm in.
— Valerie (@ValeeGrrl) May 25, 2017
3. That would actually be helpful, though.
How bout instead of a gender reveal, on your first date you slice a cake and it reveals your dates flaws?
"Vanilla! I'm going to ghost you!"
— Jennifer McAuliffe (@JenniferJokes) May 17, 2017
2. I can’t believe he didn’t think of it, tbh.
henry the eighth would've lived for gender reveal parties
— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) January 18, 2019
1. I see what she did there.
If you have a gender reveal party but no one believes you, it’s a girl!
— Jennifer McAuliffe (@JenniferJokes) September 19, 2018
I am guilty of having cupcakes made, but there were only 8 of us and there was no drama involved. I swear!!!
What do you think about these parties? Drop your thoughts in the comments!