Mom who popularized gender reveal parties now deeply regrets it

Box of balloons at gender reveal
Box of balloons at gender reveal Photo credit Getty Images/Mccallk69

Jenna Karvunidis is a Los Angeles-based blogger who in 2008,  decided a fun way to find out the gender of their upcoming baby would be to bake a cake that would either be filled with pink or blue filling.

Karvunidis’ cake went viral, and after an interview with The Bump, the trend of gender reveal parties was officially born, something Karvunidis now deeply regrets.

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Karvunidis told TODAY, “I'm the type to bake a cake for every occasion. We like to party!  I had absolutely no thoughts in 2008 of the greater implications of gender reveal parties.”

The mother of three hates how potentially dangerous gender reveal parties have become over the last decade or so, writing in her blog: “Gender reveal parties are canceled," she said. "I cringe when I see them now. The insane levels people are taking them just to celebrate one of the most mundane facts about their child is just bizarre.  People are burning down forests and blowing up cars to shout what is essentially a very boring detail.”

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