When our close friends had their gender reveal party, it was pretty awesome. Yeah, they did a flashy thing, video'd it and putt it on social media. But it was a really fun party. Also, not even they knew the gender of their baby. DH & I did, and we planned the surprise. They had the Dr. write it down and seal it in an envelope, which they gave to us so we could get the right color powder stuff for the reveal.