For many parents-to-be, gender reveal parties are a light-hearted, fun way to share news about their baby with family and friends. Of course, that is not always the case. A number of humorous gender reveal "fails" have gone viral recently.
Unlike the above video, things didn't turn out so funny for one Arizona couple. Dennis Dickey describes his gender reveal party as "absolutely horrible" and "probably one of the worst days of [his] life." It all started when Dickey shot at a target that was meant to release a colored powder to reveal the gender of the baby. It turns out that colored powder is pretty flammable. The flames were swept up by the wind and what came to be known as The Sawmill Fire was underway.
After igniting the fire, Dickey says he immediately informed authorities. While there were no injuries or structural damage, putting out the fire is still estimated to have cost around $8.2 million. Dickey was ordered to pay a fine of $22,000 after he pled guilty to "causing a fire without a permit." As a border patrol agent, some people thought this dad might lose his job - as the charge is a misdemeanor that is unlikely. The question unanswered is: boy or girl?
What are your thoughts on gender reveal parties? Have they gone too far? Should this dad be let off the hook or is he already getting off too easy? Let us know what you think in the comments!