Get ready to break the news – it’s gender reveal time! If you want to tell everyone whether you’re expecting a boy or a girl, a gender reveal party complete with colour-coordinated fireworks is a great idea. Pink for a girl, blue for a boy, or if it’s girl and boy twins, why not both?
The history of the gender reveal party
This is quite a new phenomenon and as with many things, it started on the other side of the Pond over in the good old USA. In 2008, a couple in Chicago wanted to reveal the gender of their baby, so they made a cake in the colour of the baby’s gender. The idea went viral and the trend really took off in 2011. Unfortunately, the concept was tainted slightly with some gender reveal parties getting a little out of hand due to fireworks being used indiscriminately. But fireworks are still a great way to let the world know that you’re expecting a prince or a princess. Just always remember to use them responsibly.
Why not just have a baby shower instead?
While a baby shower allows the mum to celebrate the upcoming birth with her friends, a gender reveal party lets everyone celebrate, including dad, any older siblings, grandparents, friends and family. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a firework party? To us at Ghengis Fireworks, a gender reveal seems like the perfect excuse to break open the bubbly (not for mum, though!) and light up the night sky in the colours of the new arrival.
Blue for a boy, pink for a girl
We know that today, gender is a very fluid concept. But initially, we want to provide two main options for our customers, the classic blue for a boy and pink for a girl. Our blue box is packed with 25 shots that set off an aerial starburst with a fabulous indigo-blue tinge, finishing with a showstopping starburst barrage. The pink box is filled with another 25 shots, this time in a glorious bright pink colour that gives you spectacular 60ft bursts with a joyful flourish at the end. And if it’s twins? Well, then it’s time to break out two boxes and have double the fun.
Are they safe for home use?
Our gender reveal fireworks are designed to be used at home (unless you’re really pushing the boat out with a formal display!). That means you’ll need a safety distance of at least 8m or 25ft to keep everyone well back from the show. These are single-ignition fireworks, so you only have to light them once to get the full display. Use our Portfires firework lighters to safely light up your gender reveal fireworks. And remember, never go back to a firework once it’s lit.
Can they be used for anything else?
There’s no reason why you can’t use our gender reveal fireworks as part of your display. They put on a great show so if you’re picking a colour theme that involves blue and pink/red, they could theoretically be used as part of the show. But we think they’re best for those “Congratulations!” moments with your family and friends.
Want to know more?
Have a look at our videos of our pink and blue gender reveal fireworks and order online today. If you’re not sure about how to let off your fireworks, check out our safety information section, or give us a call any time and chat with one of our friendly team.