If you're ~~with child~~ then you know the drill: announce the pregnancy as the first trimester ends, consider names for 1,000 hours, mail baby shower invitations, and - of course! - plan how and when to reveal the gender. Some go so far as to throw elaborate gender reveal parties. These parties have included cakes, fireworks, and dyed hair. One reveal gone wrong caused a widespread forest fire in Arizona. But how, exactly, did these parties proliferate the culture?
Yesterday the woman behind High Gloss And Sauce, Jenna Karvunidis, explained her evolved stance on gender reveal parties - and her role in popularizing them. While she didn't personally kick-start the trend, a piece in The Bump featuring the gender reveal party for her first child did help popularize it. The proto-Mommy Blogger didn't mean for the concept of a 'gender reveal' to become so widespread and she no longer endorses it.