Gender reveals seem are becoming more and more popular yet some find them annoying and unnecessary. I've read everything from them being dumb to a way to get extra gifts. Personally, I love any reason to throw a party but maybe it's because I provide all my own party items. To my knowledge, it's not an event where gifts are given unless it is the actual baby shower so maybe that's where some confusion comes in. I specifically informed my guests that this one not a baby shower and no gifts should be brought. As far as it being dumb... those who do not share in the reveal joy should just not go. I actually enjoyed everything about my daughters gender reveal and my guests did as well. Those who wanted to share came... those who didn't stayed away. Either way we had a blast... What's your take on the whole reveal idea?