Gender reveal parties have become an increasingly popular way for parents to share some exciting news about their growing baby before he or she actually makes their debut. It seems everywhere you look a balloon’s popping with blue powder or a cake is cut to reveal pink buttercream. As with most trends in the Internet age, the types of reveals have grown from simple pink or blue announcements to over-the-top displays involving confetti, fireworks—even dry ice.
Penguin Brand Dry Ice® customer Lisa Moore sent us this adorable video of the gender reveal party she organized for her brother and sister-in-law. We think it’s a genius idea, and we’re excited to tell you how she did it! The best part about this idea is that you don’t have to use vinegar, baking soda or any harsh chemicals that could potentially be unpleasant or unsafe for a pregnant mom-to-be.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Important: Before you begin adding the dry ice, safely break it up into smaller chunks. Wear insulated gloves (mittens or oven mitts work) or wrap the dry ice in a towel before breaking it up to keep it from coming in direct contact with your skin, because dry ice is a skin irritant.
Watch Lisa’s gender reveal to see her dry ice creation in action.