« Last post by JenJay on Today at 01:14:48 PM »
Thumbprint tree? You have one already sketched on a canvas. Then blindfold the parents. Put each of their thumbs in the paint and then guide to the canvas. While everyone watching sequels they take off their blindfolds. All other guests add their thumbprints later. And since your artistic you can fancy it up,before giving to the couple.
I was thinking the same. They could even take the extra paint home and let other people who didn't make it to the shower add a "leaf" later.
I think i would stay away from anything where the guests could feel awkward saying they don't want to be part of the artistic expression of what gender their friends baby is. Noone cares as much as the parents what gender the baby is and having to put someone on the spot to admit that they really are there for the cake and the company and it doesn't really matter to them what the gender is could be awkward. And to then bring it home and make anyone who goes to their home have to participate or admit they don't want to could cause hard feelings.
Well, I don't think I suggested lining up the guests in front of the canvas for a one by one thumb imprint. But leaving the canvas on the easel with the paint near by gives those guest who choose to participate the opportunity to do so. If I cared so little about the gender of this new born that I wouldn't be willing to get a little paint on my thumb I probably wouldn't be invited to the party anyway. But maybe these gender reveal parties that other have attended are much larger than the very close family and friends parties I'm aware of.
ITA with the bolded. If you accept an invitation to a gender reveal party, chances are there might be some interaction of this kind. If that bugs you (general) than you probably shouldn't go in the first place.
Not that I've ever been to a gender reveal party, but the ones I've heard about don't have the guests doing arts and crafts. The parents-to-be cut a cake or pop a balloon or do something else that reveals the baby's gender. Not the guests.
So I would be very surprised to attend such a party and be asked to get paint on me, or really do anything else other than watch the reveal and eat cake.
That would have been my suggestion, too, but the mom-to-be specifically asked OP for a reveal that could become artwork in the nursery after the shower. That's why we were thinking of the thumbprint tree.