Is it a boy or a girl? Do you know? When will you find out?
How many times does a pregnant woman hear those questions? To have some fun with your response, try one of these clever ways to announce the news at a gender reveal party.
Games. Add some competitive spice to the gender reveal!
• Silly String Fight – Buy pink or blue Silly String and cover the labels. Give each guest a bottle. When the fight starts, the secret’s out!
• Arm Wrestling – Each parent represents a color – pink or blue – and competes in a pre-planned match. Winner reveals the gender.
• Team Pink vs. Team Blue – Ask your guests to wear the color of their choice. During the party, reveal which team won by picking the right color!
Sweets. You can use a cake for the reveal – it’s a popular option – or try one of these sweet ideas:
• Fortune cookies with the gender listed inside
• Pancake toppings – blueberries or strawberries
• Colored soda
Baby Shower Surprise. This is a fun twist on the gender reveal party … where the guests know the gender before you do! Give the unopened envelope from your ultrasound appointment to the shower planner, who will ask guests to buy gender-specific gifts (and keep the secret until the shower). When the first gift is opened, you will know if you’re having a boy or girl!
Girl or boy? Friends and relatives are sure to enjoy these fun ways to hear the news. And, if you choose not to find out the secret, you’ll all be surprised together when the magical day arrives.
Have you ever wanted to design your own greeting card? Here is your chance! Now through July 15, 2015, we’re holding a Mum Mum Cards Design Competition in honor of Father’s Day. The winner will have their card made by Mum Mum Cards and available for purchase at www.mummumcards.com!
Our Contest Mission
Upon becoming pregnant, women often wonder how to announce the good news to their loved ones, most specifically the special man in their life. The winning entry will give women the perfect words to share with the dad-to-be … all from the voice of the baby.
1. Design a card that tells a man he is going to be a father. The card may be humorous or sentimental – or something in between!
2. Make sure the card uses the baby’s “voice.” In other words, the card should be written from the perspective of the baby. (At Mum Mum Cards, we believe it’s never too soon to make a connection between a baby and his/her mom and dad.)
3. Include text, original images, and artwork. Submissions should be made for a 5½-by-7½-inch card and formatted as a PDF or JPEG file.
4. Submit your entry to email@example.com. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident. Mum Mum Cards employees and their immediate family members are not eligible.
The winning card will be announced on July 17 via Mum Mum Cards’ social media networks. Good luck!
Not only is being pregnant a brand-new experience for first-time moms, but it also carries a brand-new language. Expectant mothers find themselves discussing everything from breech birth to breastfeeding, Lamaze to labor, and ultrasound to uterus.
For definitions, details, and tips on pregnancy — mixed with some humor from women who have been there — here are some great books to read when you’re expecting.
1. What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Heidi Murkoff
This is the classic pregnancy book, named by USA Today as one of the 25 most influential books of the past 25 years. You’ll find everything about pregnancy — the good, the bad and the ugly — infused with humor throughout.
2. Let’s Panic About Babies! Alice Bradley and Eden M. Kennedy
Looking for some humor to help manage the scary things happening to your body? Recognizing both the joy and terror pregnancy brings, this book takes a lighthearted look at the miracle of birth.
3. Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy. Mayo Clinic
This book from the world-famous Mayo Clinic offers an organized layout chock full of information. Resources include week-by-week updates on baby’s growth and month-by-month changes for mom, a symptoms guide, and answers to all your questions.
4. Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth. Ina May Gaskin
Known as the nation’s leading midwife, Gaskin draws on over 30 years of experience to share everything you need to know about preparing for childbirth. In addition to her stories and wisdom, you’ll find a thorough list of resources.