As we all know, gender reveal parties have been getting out of hand. Sadly, the latest one to make headlines has proved fatal for a father to be.
Keep scrolling to hear more about this tragic story...
Finding out the sex of a baby is an exciting concept...
Any parents-to-be, whether they like to admit it or not, have a burning curiosity as to what sex their child will be.
Parents are often eager to find out so that they can begin preparations...
A lot of parents like to know the gender of their child before it is born in order for them to prepare for the arrival. Some people like to decide on a name before birth, to buy clothes for their baby, and to decorate a room for their child.
It's not everyone's cup of tea, but it all depends on the parents-to-be.
It is a choice completely up to the parents and others should respect that.
But for those who decide that they want to find out...
The gender reveal isn't just a case of finding out the sex anymore.
A party has to be thrown, and it has to be a huge deal.
What ever happened to just finding out and leaving it there?
via: Getty ImagesLong gone are the days when people would find out their baby's sex at a scan and just going home happy as Larry.
Some have even been done on television...
A little OTT, if you ask me...
It gets even worse...
I just watched a gender reveal video on Facebook where a guy puts a watermelon full of blue jello in a live alligator's mouth and then after the "reveal" the man has to wrestle the alligator to stop it from attacking his family pic.twitter.com/jJ1PSLCSQ0— Ryan Broderick (@broderick) March 27, 2018
One lizard-loving dad went to extreme lengths to use an alligator to reveal the gender of his child.
Now things are just getting out of hand...
The most popular method of gender reveal?
Rather than go on television or use a damned alligator, most parents prefer to use confetti or smoke cannons for the dramatic reveal of their unborn child.
But surprisingly, that isn't always the safest option...
In fact, in the past, it's even proved fatal.
And now tragedy has struck once more.
As a father-to-be has died in preparation for his own gender reveal party this week.
Christopher Pekny, twenty-eight, was killed in an explosion at his home in Liberty, New York.
His younger brother was also injured in the blast.
"This incident remains under investigation by the New York State Police and the New York State Police Bomb Disposal Unit," the statement reads.