Expectant couples keep out doing each other with crazier and crazier gender reveal parties ahead of meeting their bundles of joy.
And now Yessenia and Eric from Houston, Texas, have significantly raised the bar for these popular parties by having a relative dress up in a large baby costume to surprise the crowd during their reveal.
In an interview with INSIDER, Yessenia explained how she first had to convince her husband to have the gender reveal party over Labor Day because initially he didn’t want one.
Creative: Yessenia and Eric from Houston, Texas, decided to have a gender reveal party with their friends and family in attendance
Funny: But Eric would only do it if his brother Chris dressed up as a baby for the surprise
Hilarious: They decided to put Chris in a large baby costume and not tell anyone
‘He gave it some thought and decided that if we were going to do it we would have to think outside the box,’ she said.
‘He wanted his brother [Chris] to pop out of a box wearing a giant diaper and I thought the whole baby costume would be even better.’
The couple did not inform their friends and family on what was going to pop out of the box for the reveal.
Instead, they handed out cardboard poppers with colored smoke inside for everyone to release at the bottom of the countdown.
Then, to the surprise of everyone, a large baby popped out of the box wearing a bib and pacifier as blue smoke clouded the air to signify the family was having a boy.
‘The people at the reveal party were all shocked when the giant baby came out,’ Yessenia said.
‘Some of them expected balloons or something of that nature but never a dancing giant baby. They loved it and thought it was hilarious.’
Chris appeared to be the best choice to don the baby costume because he popped out of the box ready to perform a variety of dance moves to the surprised crowd.
Incredible: After the couple released poppers confirming they were having a boy, Chris smashed out of the box and danced for the unsuspecting crowd
Goals: Yessenia shared a video on Instagram of the moment and it quickly garnered millions of views from people online
Truth: One person admitted how they dislike gender reveals, but this one had them screaming
Priorities: Another person online said they wanted to do a reveal just like Yessenia’s
Traumatized: But not everyone was a fan. One person admitted how much the gender reveal would scare her if she was at the party
Laughing: Many people thought the couple set the bar extremely high for all future gender reveal parties
Since Yessenia posted the video on her Instagram account, it has gone viral and garnered millions of views.
People couldn’t help but comment on the hilarious video and the creative gender reveal idea.
‘I have fundamental issues with gender reveals…that being said this video made me scream at the top of my lungs,’ one person wrote on Twitter.
Another proved just how high the bar was set by writing: ‘Please don’t have a child with me unless you’re willing to do the gender reveal exactly like this.’
But some people thought they would be traumatized by the large baby jumping out of the box.
‘This gender reveal would scare the bees outta me tho!!!’ Someone online wrote after viewing the funny clip.
One things for sure, Yessenia and Eric now have hilarious footage to show their son when he is old enough.