This weekend, Style Network stars, spouses and parents-to-be Giuliana and Bill Rancic hosted a baby shower–appropriately on Father’s Day. After months of trying to conceive, the couple is finally expecting their first child via a surrogate mother. They surprised their friends and family by revealing the sex of their baby by releasing blue balloons from a box, according to Celebuzz.

What are some ways to reveal the sex of your baby to friends and family?

Cupid’s Advice: Having a baby is an exciting moment for you and your partner, as well as for your other loved ones. Revealing the baby’s sex can be just as thrilling as revealing that you’re having a baby in the first place. Here are some tips to share that surprise with your friends and family:

1. Send the sonogram: There’s no better way to share the joy of revealing your child’s gender than by letting everyone see for themselves. Send out a copy of the sonogram with a message saying “It’s a boy!” or “It’s a girl!” and your loved ones can have a memento of this incredibly special time.

2. Throw an “unrelated” color party: Throw a dinner party that seems to be themeless, but cater it to the sex of your baby through your outfits, decorations and refreshments. You and your significant other can be decked out in pink or blue while everyone else wears white. At the end of the night, tell everyone what the real theme is!

3. Make it a competition: Invite your friends and family over for a little competition. Have them cast votes as to the gender, then present a cake frosted in neutral colors. When you and your honey cut into it, the pink or blue cake inside will tell everyone what you’re having!

What are some of the best gender-reveals you’ve seen from new parents? Let us know in the comments below.