This Epic Gender Reveal Fail Is So Wrong It’s Right

Gender reveal parties have been ALL THE RAGE for a few years now, with various forms of making the big announcement. Minnesota couple Joe and Leela Krummel gathered about 30 friends and family recently for the big reveal, via the old “balloons in the box” trick. But the couple, who expected either pink or blue balloons to burst forth from the box got a multicolored MESS instead! CLEARLY the balloon shop hadn’t figured out how this works! The description on the viral YouTube video of this gender reveal fail explains what happened:

Happy couple Joe and Leela Krummel, together 9 years, gathered friends and family at their home in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, to find out if they were expecting a boy or girl.

A simple reveal had been planned – opening a box of balloons which would then pop out revealing pink for a girl or blue for a boy.

However the bemused pair were greeted by a bunch of multi-coloured balloons leaving them baffled.

Joe said: “Nobody at the party knew the gender, including us.

“Before opening the box we were nervous because the store didn’t seem to understand the concept of blue for boy, pink for girl, but they reassured us it would be done properly.

“But when we saw the multi-coloured balloons we were so disappointed, not only because 30 people were staring at us in confusion but because we couldn’t find the card in the bottom that had the gender written on it.”

As you can see from the end of the video, they did get a DO-OVER with the right kind of balloons, and found out they are having a little boy. All the best to the Krummels on this new arrival! Thanks for sharing your reveal-gone-wrong with us in the meantime—I bet the balloon shop never messes another one of those up again, ever!

Have you ever done a gender reveal? What’s the most creative gender reveal ideas you’ve ever seen?


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