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26th May 2022

Excuse me? This mum-to-be is charging her friends $20 to attend gender reveal

Melissa Carton

 You’ve got to be joking?

Gender reveal parties have become hugely popular, particularly in the States with many parents trying to one-up each other when it comes to who can throw the most Instagram worthy reveal.

Naturally, this can lead to the party becoming quite expensive so one mum-to-be decided to dodge the financial bullet by charging her friends $20 to attend her gender reveal party.

I know what you’re thinking, is she well?

An outraged friend of the expectant mum wrote about the situation online for advice explaining that as a full-time student she really can’t afford to fund someone else’s party. She went on to say that the gender reveal party was completely last minute and just one of the two parties her friend wanted to throw.

“About a week before the baby shower I get a text from her saying this party would actually be a gender reveal party and they were having a separate baby shower three-weeks later that she wanted me to come to as well.

I was slightly annoyed because I knew I was going to have to request off work again and buy another gift. I told her I would try my best to be there but I couldn’t make any promises.

Two days before the now ‘gender reveal’ party she texts me in a group message of people and says there’s an entry fee of $20 to the party!”

The poster also said that she messaged her friend saying that she could not afford the $20 only to be told it was not negotiable leading to her not being able to attend the party.

Honestly, I just don’t understand what the expectant mum is thinking. Firstly if you can’t afford a party then don’t throw one and secondly having your friend at a party should always come before money.

The writer never said if others invited to the gender reveal party actually went and paid the $20 but I know for sure that I wouldn’t have.