I know a lot of people are against gender reveals (and I wasn't originally going to have one), but let me explain. I am a FTM and DH is in the military and will be home a week at around 25-27 weeks. He was very adamant on us finding out together. Therefore, originally I was going to have the U/S tech write the sex down on a paper at my anatomy U/S and seal it until he comes home. However, then I thought, why not incorporate that into a party so that DH could see all his family and friends? This is where my idea was born.
However, I absolutely do NOT want gifts, as I think thats tacky, and its not the purpose if the party. How should I address that? I read saying anything about gifts on the invite is a no, but then what if people assume they should bring them? How can I avoid gifts in the least tacky way possible?