What Are the Types of Gender Reveal Cannons?

You’ve heard gender reveal cannons are the most exciting way to announce whether your baby will be a boy or a girl—but with so many products on the market, which type of party cannon should you buy? In this blog, we’ll detail all the different options available so you can select the right accessories for a successful and memorable gender reveal party.

Pink and Blue Powder Cannon Gender Reveal Party

What Are Gender Reveal Cannons?

In the past, the big moment at gender reveal parties came when guests bit into a frosted piece of cake to find blue or pink. Today, hosts have turned to gender reveal cannons to entertain and delight the crowd in one big moment.

As you may have guessed, there are multiple types of gender reveal cannons. Here at I Love Sparklers, we sell cannons propelled by compressed air, which are safe and easy to use. Simply twist the bottom of the canister to release its contents. They’ll make a loud “POP” sound and should always be pointed upward and away from the face. A compressed air gender reveal party cannon will release a cloud of pink or blue up to 20 feet in the air to produce an incredible spectacle for your guests to enjoy. 

Blue Gender Reveal Confetti and Streamer Celebration

Types of Gender Reveal Cannons

You’ve got several options for your handheld, compressed-air-powered cannon. I Love Sparklers sells all of these different types, so you don’t have to choose one over the other. Look at the pictures on our page and decide which effect you like best. Many parties buy a variety of handheld confetti cannons to capture impactful photos.

Blue Gender Reveal Confetti Cannon Event

Gender Reveal Confetti Cannons

Gender reveal confetti comes in a combination of matte and sparkly biodegradable paper pieces, so they dazzle indoors or outdoors. The pieces shoot up into the air and dance down onto the crowd. Choose from 12,” or 18” gender reveal confetti cannons—with the larger size packing 20% more fun.

Pink Gender Reveal Party with Confetti Cannons

Gender Reveal Powder Cannons

Powders for gender reveal cannons are made from rice or corn starch dyed with non-toxic food coloring. Like India’s Holi festivals, it can be fun to lose yourself in a cloud of pink or blue the fun-filled gender reveal powder cannons produce. These cannons pack plenty of vibrancy into an 18-inch canister.

Blue Gender Reveal Powder Cannon Party

Gender Reveal Confetti and Powder Cannons         

Why choose just one effect when you can have it all? For example, some gender reveal cannons come with both confetti pieces and powder in an 18-inch cannon that will surprise and awe any crowd.

Pink Powder and Confetti Gender Reveal Celerbation

Color Variety of Powder Cannons

If you want to know the gender of your baby ahead of the party, ordering is straightforward: buy pink for a girl, blue for a boy, one of each for fraternal twins, or rainbow color for a light-hearted joke.

Choosing the right color variety of powder cannons can be tricky if you don’t want to spoil the surprise for yourself. While all canisters come discreetly marked so guests cannot tell what’s inside, SOMEONE needs to know which cannon to set off. Here are a few ideas:

  •  Buy one of each. Then ask the sonographer to read our instructions on how to tell the canisters apart and hand you the correct one. If you need to order additional cannons, you can contact us directly to describe the cannon’s subtle indicator, and we’ll get more to you.
  •  Enlist an accomplice. If you don’t mind the thought of someone else knowing before you, have the sonographer write the secret on paper and seal it in an envelope. Have a friend, neighbor, coworker, or relative order the cannons for you.
Pink and Blue Gender Reveal Powder Cannon Event

Other Gender Reveal Party Supplies at I Love Sparklers

There are so many ways to delight party guests these days. We’re always adding to our full list of gender reveal party supplies. Here you’ll find gender reveal car or motorcycle burnout kits; powder-filled basketballs, golf balls, and baseballs; confetti push poppers for kids; and inclusive gender-neutral confetti and powders. Visit I Love Sparklers for all your gender reveal party needs—and don’t forget to send us photos. We love to see how these highly-anticipated events turn out!