Finding out the sex of your baby is an exciting moment for any parent. But some couples like to jump on the social media bandwagon and add a bit of spectacle to the occasion by employing a third party to help create a cake, explosion, or plume of colored smoke that divulges the baby’s sex. Whether you find the whole gender reveal thing to be a fun way to get together with friends or another casualty of parenting in the age of social media, you can agree on one thing: when one of these sweet, well-planned reveals goes up in a burst of blue or pink smoke, it’s pretty damn funny. And while it might be a tad embarrassing for couples in the moment, a sex reveal gone wrong is ultimately every bit as great as a sex reveal done right. So, it’s okay to laugh. Here are 6 times when sex reveals went south.
War & Pizza
As the caption explains, this soon-to-be mom wanted to let her grandparents know the sex of their great grandchild. The pizza was supposed to read “It’s A Boy” but instead Dominos delivered them three of the strangest looking pies of all time.
Gone with the Wind
If you are going to use balloons to reveal the sex of your child, make damn sure they’re tied down.
Struck Out Looking
This expectant dad forgot the most important rule of baseball: keep your eye on the ball. His loss is our gain, however, because the look on his face when the powder-filled ball hits the ground is more satisfying than any clean hit.
On Thin Icing
Someone at the cake store sure has a wicked sense of humor.
This is what happens when you don’t secure the box.
Ball So Hard
These parents decide to let their kids take the lead on the sex reveal of their seventh child by having them throw paint-filled balls at their fence. Unfortunately, none of the balls explode and the kids have to search through the grass to figure out the sex of their newest sibling.