May 23, 2014

50 Creative Pregnancy Announcements



Have a bun in the oven?  

Oh, BABY!  Such BIG NEWS!  It seems pretty anti-climatic to just tell your closest family and friends in casual conversation.  Don’t you think? So…

Here are 50 funny, cute, and SERIOUSLY CREATIVE ways to break the exciting news to all of your family and friends.  

 {Pssst… make sure you scroll allllll the way to the bottom.  I’ve also included some BONUS IDEAS especially for telling the hubby and grandparents.} 

1. Announce with Baby Books– Grab a children’s book to help prepare the kiddos for their newest sibling AND spread the word at the same time.  OR if you don’t have any children yet, snap a photo with some baby naming books or “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”


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2. Announce with Baby Shoes Who can resist the cuteness of itty bitty baby shoes?  Why not take a picture with a tiny pair to let the world know your “family will be growing by 2 feet!” 


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3. Announce with a Chalkboard– Chalkboards allow for so much creativity when writing out your exciting news.  Just look at all of the cute and clever ideas below.  I’m loving the chalk baby bump! You can try a simple chalkboard, learn how to make one yourself, or {if you’re willing to sacrifice a wall}, pick up some chalkboard paint for tons of flexibility!


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4. Announce with Balloons– Grab a couple of balloons and add your due date to let your friends know when you’re “Expected to POP!”


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5. Announce with # SignsIf this isn’t your first child, here’s a great idea!  Make some number signs to count the kiddos. If you aren’t feeling so crafty, you can purchase a cute one here, or a simple one ready-to-paint here. The baby’s sign can go over your tummy or in an empty chair!


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6.  Announce with your Birth Years– Here’s another easy idea.  Just write down the birth year for each member of your family.  You can use paper or chalkboard signs {like these} OR even write on the bottom of your shoes.  


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7.  Announce with a “Bump Ahead” Sign– How clever is this?!  Announce your growing baby bump by taking a picture next to a “Bump Ahead” road sign.  You can snatch your very own sign up here!


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8.  Announce with a CountdownHere are three different pregnancy countdown ideas that would also be a FUN way to announce the news.  Use countdown blocks, a countdown paper chain, OR a countdown maternity shirt like this one!


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9.  Announce with a “Baby on Board” Sign– You can buy these “Baby on Board” signs almost anywhere, but try here and here if you can’t find them in store.  Simply stick one on your car and snap a pic or just pose with it like the examples below.


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10.  Announce with a Calendar- If you don’t want to be in the picture yourself, here’s a great option.  Just circle your due date on a calendar and take a quick pic.  You could also add your ultrasound and a pair of baby shoes to the picture. 


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11.  Announce with a “Bun in the Oven”“A bun in the oven” is one of the most well-known pregnancy expressions.  So why not take a picture of a bun in your actual oven?  Or order a hand-sculpted salt dough “bun” to be delivered to family and friends to announce the news!  What a keepsake that would be.


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12.  Announce with an Eviction Notice–  If your youngest is still sleeping in a crib, here’s a hilarious idea.  Take a picture of an eviction notice letting them know that they must “vacate the premises” for the expected “new tenant” around your due date.  


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13.  Announce with your CravingsCraving pickles and ice cream lately?  Taking a photo with your bizarre cravings is a fun and unique way to spill the beans.  


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14.  Announce with Family Cups– For a fun photo op, line up a cup for each member of your family.  You can use a tiny tea cup or a baby bottle for the newest addition. 


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15.  Announce with an Empty Chair– If you’d rather be in the picture you can use chairs, instead of cups.  Just have everyone take a seat, and make sure to leave a little empty chair for baby.  


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16.  Announce your New Family SizeNo matter how many people are in your family, you can use a simple sign to announce your NEW family size. 


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17.  Announce with a Family Math Equation- I’ve never been a huge fan of math but these family equations are just darling!  When a little love is involved 1+1 can equal 3! 


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18.  Announce with a Prego Jar– This idea is a Pinterest favorite!  Just grab a jar of Prego brand spaghetti sauce and let your family fill in the dots. 


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19.  Announce with a Movie Poster– This has to be one of my favorite ideas!  With a little help from Photoshop you can create your own movie poster featuring baby as the star of the show. 


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20.  Announce with “Ice, Ice Baby!”– I laughed pretty hard when I saw this one.  Any Vanilla Ice fans out there?  Just grab two bags of ice and let the popular 90’s song lyrics spread the news for you.  


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21.  Announce Your Morning SicknessI love this next one because it’s totally funny and totally honest!  If you spend the first trimester with your head in a toilet, maybe announcing the news this way will get you a little {much-deserved} sympathy.  


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22.  Announce with New “Genes”– Here’s a fun idea for the word nerds out there.  String some jeans out on a line for each member of your family to announce that your family will be getting new “genes.”  Get it?! 


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23.  Announce with a OnesieOnesies are staple garments in any baby’s wardrobe, and the perfect way to announce the news.  Add some text to the onesie {or just leave it blank} before gifting it or snapping a pic.  


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24. Announce with Your Shadow– If you’re handy with Photoshop, you should totally try this clever announcement.  See how long it takes your friends and family to notice the baby bump in the shadow.  


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25.  Announce an Only Child Expiration Date– If you’re expecting child number 2, here’s the perfect idea!  Use a sign or T-shirt to announce the expiration date on the only child status.  


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26.  Announce your Hero’s New Sidekick– If you already have a little Superhero at home, let him announce the news in costume.  After all, “Every Superhero needs a sidekick!” 


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27.  Announce with the Pregnancy Test– If you like keeping things simple, just announce with the pregnancy test!  I’m loving the funny reactions on these first two examples, and the last one is pretty dang sweet. 


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28.  Announce with your Ultrasound– Another super simple idea is to announce with your ultrasound.  After seeing baby’s first picture, chances are, you’ll want to show it off to the world anyway.    


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29.  Announce with your Pet– If you have your own little fur babies at home, why not let them announce the news?  The “Baby Guard Dog” and “Official Baby Toy Tester” signs are the perfect photo prop.


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30.  Announce with a Stork Delivery– Announce the news to close family or friends with a special stork delivery!  Fill the package with baby clothes, an ultrasound, a baby book, or anything that screams “Baby!”  You can even buy custom stork pregnancy announcements with a real feather on etsy!  


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31.  Announce with a “To Do” List– Here’s another great idea if you already have a little one at home. Take a picture with your little cutie’s “To Do” list.   Just make the last item on the list “Become a BIG SISTER!” or “Become a BIG BROTHER!”  


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32.  Announce with Scratch-Off Cards– If you’re looking for something a little more outside-the-box, these cute Pregnancy Scratch-Off Cards might be just what you’re looking for!  Send them to family and friends in the mail with a penny for scratching and wait for some excited phone calls of congratulations! 


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33.  Announce with a Drink LabelLet your family and friends celebrate your new little bundle with a bottle of bubbly!  Just put your announcement on a drink label and wrap it around the bottle. 


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34.  Announce with Laundry– Let your family and friends know that “More Laundry is Expected” with this clever photo announcement.  Just string some baby outfits up on a clothes line in the backyard.  


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35.  Announce K-I-S-S-I-N-G in a TreeThis next one is another one of my very favorites!  We’ve all heard the playground song, “… sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G!  First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes… A BABY IN A BABY CARRIAGE!”


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36.  Announce a Middle Child– Here’s a fun idea if you’re expecting baby #3!  Use more chalkboard or paper signs to announce the new birth order and the addition of a middle child.  


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37.  Announce your New Titles– This one is PERFECT for first time parents!  First they were boyfriend and girlfriend, then they were husband and wife, and now they will have the titles of Daddy and Mommy.  


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38.  Announce with Boxing GlovesAny boxing fans out there?  This one was made for you.  Put on some boxing gloves and let the world know that you are “Knocked Up!”  The tiny boxing gloves for baby just take it over the top. 


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39.  Announce with a Gift–   Let your close family or friends know that you have a special gift for them!  Then surprise them with a DIY gift voucher good for 1 baby, or wrap up the ultrasound in a gift box.  If you’re long distance, just send them a picture of your belly tied with a bow.  


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40.  Announce at Disneyland– If you’re a big Disney fan or have a trip planned to the Happiest Place on Earth- then this idea is for you!  Buy a new pair of little Mickey Ears to announce the news.  OR pick up a “1st Visit” badge and pin it next to your baby belly to announce your little Mouseketeer in the making. 


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41.  Announce with Scrabble Tiles– Signs aren’t the only way to convey your message in a picture.  Why not spell it out with Scrabble Tiles?  If you need some extras, try these.


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42.  Announce with a “Priceless” Ad– Everyone’s seen the old MasterCard commercials, so why not announce the news with your own spin on the “Priceless” Ad.  The caption could say:  Photo paper $5, Postage $0.44, Envelope $.05, The look on your face when you realize there are three of us in this picture… PRICELESS!  Arriving [due date].”


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43.  Announce that you will “Trade for Crib”If you’re looking to add some humor to your announcement, here’s a funny idea!  Snap a picture with your prized possessions and caption it, “Will Trade For Crib!”  


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44.   Announce with Thing 1 & Thing 2– Here’s a fun idea for the Dr. Seuss fans out there.  Make your own Thing 1 shirt and Thing 2 onesie {or you can get a shirt here and a onesie here!}  Perfect if you’re expecting #2, or just keep on adding Thing 3, Thing 4, etc.  I’ve even seen a darling maternity shirt with “Thing 2” over the belly. 


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45.  Announce with a Fortune Cookie– Here’s a sweet surprise for an after-dinner announcement. Put your good news on a slip of paper inside a fortune cookie!  You can purchase a box of them on Amazon, or simply replace the original fortune cookie messages with your own.


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46.  Announce a New Recruit to the Team– If you have a sporty family, this one’s for you.  Announce a “new recruit” to your team with family jerseys!  


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47.  Announcement in a Box– If you’re looking for more than just a photo to put up on facebook, then why not give a special gift in a box to announce the news?  Check out each of the links in the sources below for some cute poems and lots of ideas for spilling the beans! 


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48.  Announce the Next Generation– This one is for all the Trekkies out there!  Use a Star Trek onesie {like these!} to announce “The Next Generation!”  


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49.  Let the Big Sister or Brother Announce the NewsHere are some fun sign ideas to let the big sister or brother announce the news!  {The top idea is even a printable you can purchase!}


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50.  Announce with Peanuts– Here’s a clever idea to announce your little peanut.  Buy a little peanut onesie like this, or just announce with a box or bag of peanuts!  


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Ready for your BONUS IDEAS?!  As promised, here are…

7 Creative Ideas to Announce your Pregnancy to your Husband


5 Creative Ideas to Announce Your Pregnancy to the Grandparents




While most of the 50 ideas above could also be used for breaking the exciting news to your husband, here are 7 extra ideas especially intended for the hubby.


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1.  Announce while you take a Picture– This is such a fun idea to capture your husband’s reaction on film.  Just set the self-timer for a family shot (make sure it’s on sequence) and tell him “I’m pregnant!” right as the first flash goes off.  

2.  Announce with Dad’s Brand Rootbeer– Buy dad a big case of Dad’s brand rootbeer to pair along with your pregnancy test or a personal note.  Then you can snap a picture of your hubby with his Dad’s rootbeer to announce the news to everyone else.  

3.  Announce with a Flirty Card– I’m loving this flirty card that says, “You’re my favorite person to make a person with.”  See how long it takes him to connect the dots after reading that one.  


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4.  Announce with a Letter from Baby– How cute is that little letter?  “Hi Dad!  I can’t wait to meet you.”  Pair it with your pregnancy test or ultrasound and hide it where you know he’ll find it.  

5.  Announce with a T-Shirt– Buy your hubby a brand new T-shirt that announces the news- “Who’s Gonna be a Daddy?  This Guy!”

6.  Announce with CandyI had to laugh when I saw this cute free printable from Craftaholics Anonymous.  Just grab a bag of candy and pair it with the printable note, “If I’m going to get fat, so are you!”

7.  Announce it on His Dinner Plate– Here’s a fun idea that’s been floating around Pinterest.  Just use a ceramic paint pen to write “We’re Pregnant” on his dinner plate.  When dinner time rolls around, cover it up with his favorite meal and wait for him to discover the news.  



Again, while most of the 50 ideas above could also be used for breaking the exciting news to your parents, here are 7 extra ideas especially intended for the grandparents.


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1.  Announce with a Pacifier Wrap up a pacifier and include a note from baby.  Here’s what The Bratzes wrote:  “Dear grandmomma & granddaddy, please hold this for me in case I need it when I come visit!  Knowing mom, she’ll probably forget!  See you in June!  Love, Baby Bratz”

2.  Announce with a Message at the bottom of a CupJust pretend like there is a drink in the cup and serve it… then wait and watch the surprised and happy face.  


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3.  Announce with New Mugs– These custom ceramic mugs are the perfect way to announce a pregnancy!  Just imagine serving your unsuspecting mom and/or dad a cup of cocoa in one of these- and then watch out for some excited spills!

4.  Announce with Countdown Blocks– These darling countdown blocks are the perfect gift to announce your pregnancy!  Not only do they announce the news, but grandma will get to use them the rest of the 9 months to countdown to grandbaby baby!

5.  Announce Inside a Locket– Gift your mom a brand new locket, but hide your secret news inside!  (How perfect would this be for Mother’s Day or her birthday!)


And there you have it- 62 Creative Pregnancy Announcement Ideas! Good luck picking just one.

For even MORE IDEAS check out Kiirsten’s 40 Ideas for Announcing Baby on Board!

Did you announce your pregnancy in a creative or clever way?  We’d LOVE to hear about it in the comments!


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58 Responses to “50 Creative Pregnancy Announcements ”

  1. tara says:

    This is an AWESOME list! I’m so honored you included our announcement!

  2. Andrea Arch says:

    Thank you so much for including the countdown link chain from my Etsy shop in this list of other totally awesome pregnancy announcements!! :)

  3. Tanya says:

    Such great ideas. Always looking for fun ideas. The way we announced to our family. On Father’s day we gave our dad’s a shirt that said “Great dad’s get promoted to grandpa”. Then for our siblings we got all together for a sibling picture and turned the camera on video and pressed record and said “say 1..2..3.. Tanya’s pregnant” It was priceless and we got it all on video.

  4. Victoria S. says:

    Whoa, number 48 is my pregnancy announcement! Thanks for including us :) Yay for Trekkies!

  5. Joe says:

    Thanks for sharing our announcement! I like seeing how others interpreted the theme for #20.

  6. Maddie says:

    When my husband and I get pregnant, we decided to tell our immediate family by getting them all either a frame that says grandparent, aunt, or uncle. Then put a picture of the ultrasound inside, wrap it, and give it to them.

  7. Tara Tara says:

    I am DYING over these ideas! There are a bunch I have never seen before! LOVE this list!!!!!!

  8. My husband and I just announced our pregnancy to friends and extended family on Mother’s Day with a video we made showing a new addition to our family. You can see the video here if you want:

  9. Mariel says:

    So cute! For ours I took a picture of our dogs and posed them next to a onesie with the caption “We’re going to have a new snuggle buddy July 2014!” For my parents I sent them a copy of my favorite children’s book and on the inside wrote “To read to your grandchild July 2014” and skyped them when they opened it. They loved it and the look on their face was wonderful!

  10. Sarah says:

    I blew out the contents of an egg (and then washed it, of course), let it dry and then slipped my message in and mailed it out surrounded by blue and pink confetti. It was very well received! I loved these ideas for the stork and scratch off– I might do the scratch off for the gender reveal!

    Here is a link to my eggy announcement:

  11. MMasonDesign says:

    Thanks for including our announcement photo props!

  12. Yaliina says:

    I just announced to DH that we’re preggers with #3. We already had a dinner date planned, and I had just found out that morning. So, I took the pregnancy test along with a little strip of paper with a brief note along with me in my purse. While my DH wasn’t looking, I unwrapped his silverware, and put the pregnancy test & note in their place, then wrapped the napkin back around it & put it at his place. Of course, he ordered wings, and probably wouldn’t have used the silverware, but I scolded him to put his napkin in his lap. He was quite surprised to see what was inside! :)

  13. Siobhan says:

    I am a videographer so we decided to announce our pregnancy with a trailer! It was a huge hit! LOL

    Pregnancy Announcement Trailer

  14. Jacki says:

    The end of our first trimester was around valentines day. I bought V-day cards for grandparents, aunts, etc signed them “can’t wait to meet you in august! Love, baby Hennon”, and mailed them out to our family. The phone calls coming in were great!!

  15. Michele Pilon says:

    I announced #3 by writing the due date in the sand and having my boys pose beside it in their matching big brother shirts.

  16. Shon B says:

    What do you think about our pregnancy announcement?

  17. Sanne says:

    We read an Original one too didn”t come out as planned though. We just put the family together on my birthday for a picture and instead of cheese I just went “I”m pregnant”. They all figured it was a joke and were just acting normal on the picture. I don’t even have it anymore. They believed me after I got the sonogram. Sigh* with a more believing family this might be cool I guess.

  18. Shona says:

    I loved these ideas. I made a stop motion vid for ours with a little surprise ending! See link below x

  19. Mommylicious says:

    Great ideas for pregnancy announcement. Love to all ideas. Thanks for sharing such great ideas with us.

  20. Ozge says:

    I am so honored to be featured with my ” You are going to be a Grandma ! ” cup in this awesome collection among other amazing finds!

    Thank you so much!!!

  21. Anne says:

    These are great ideas. We’ve tried the pregnancy kit announcement—it was insane and fun..LOL A lot of my friends commented our photos, they thought it was an April fools day because we posted that on the April 1st.

  22. Ashley says:

    I told dh about baby #2 with a photo album on the front it said everything I love about you and it had photos and little notea and towards the end I said I love how you’re such a great daddy to our kids and the last page said we’re pregnant with the test I took that morning;) he loved it!…We told the family on mothers day when we were going to take a family photo and put it on video recording and when it was time my husband and I counted down then said we’re pregnant the reaction was priceless!!!!

  23. Becky says:

    These are such creative ideas! I was never creative with mine, but I’m passing this post on for other expectant parents!

  24. Emily says:

    This is a fun way to reveal the gender of your baby!

    My husband is a Wedding DJ and Master of Ceremonies and I lead in the planning sessions we have with our couples.

    Matt and Amanda were planning their wedding AND expecting their first baby! The timing couldn’t have been more perfect because they actually got to find out what they were having a couple weeks prior to their wedding day. They kept this exciting news “Top Secret” because they wanted to reveal the baby’s gender to everyone in a creative way during their wedding reception.
    This is a short video of how we incorporated the gender reveal into their Newlywed Game!

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