Creative Pregnancy Announcement Ideas

Creative Pregnancy Announcement Ideas

Got a bun in the oven?! First of all, YAY! Congrats to you! Sharing the news is quite possibly the funnest part, right?! If you’re looking for a fun way to announce your exciting news, we’ve got you covered with over 50 creative pregnancy announcement ideas right here! In no time, you’ll be able to pull off the perfect pregnancy reveal for friends and family. Did we mention that these baby announcement ideas are simple and easy too?! #Score We know how life suddenly gets oh so busy when you are expecting, so we have only gathered the best of the best pregnancy announcement ideas for you that the world has to offer! And…that’s not all! As an added bonus, we’ve included the sweetest ideas to surprise your baby daddy and grandparents-to-be with the news! {Make sure to read until the verrry END!}.

Creative Pregnancy Announcement Ideas

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

We created a FUN Pregnancy Reveal Surprise Box for you to share the BIG news!

Get excited, because Our Pregnancy Reveal Surprise Box has everything you need to share your fabulous baby-on-the-way announcement in a memorable way to your spouse, family, and friends. With this kit, you’ll let the secret out and spread the joy that’s been overflowing from your heart! This printable kit includes everything you need to make this moment SPECIAL! Box Embellishments, Gift Tags, Printable Gifts, and even Pregnancy Announcement Signs! Head on over and check out ALL the deets!

Pregnancy Reveal Box Announcement Idea

{You HAVE to see all the darling pics of what’s included in the pack!}

And if that’s not enough… we have a huge list of cute baby announcement ideas where that came from!

Below are 50 funny, cute, and SERIOUSLY CREATIVE ways to share the exciting news to all of your family and friends. You won’t want to miss a single one of these ideas!

{Pssst… make sure you scroll allllll the way to the bottom.  We’ve also included an EASY and ADORABLE gift idea for a brand new dad!}

Pregnancy Announcement Ideas

Whether you go big, or go small, this list of creative pregnancy announcement ideas will include one of the most memorable moments of your life! So check these out!

Pregnancy Announcement Idea with Shoes

  • 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” Sources: {A} Yasmin Khajavi Photography {B} Elena S Blair Photography {C} Kelly Hicks Design {D} Carolyn Kipper Photography
  • Announce with Baby Shoes –  Who can resist the cuteness of itty bitty baby shoes?  Take a picture with a tiny pair to let the world know your “family will be growing by 2 feet!”  Sources: {A} {Yasmin Khajavi Photography {B} Susan Ashby Photography
  • 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 above! 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!  Sources: {A} Pearl Pear Designs {B} Diana Stoffel
  • Announce with Balloons – Grab a couple of balloons and add your due date to let your friends know when you’re “Expected to POP!” Sources: {A} Neely’s Photography {B} Sarah Halstead 
  • 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!  Sources: {A} Nicole Paulson {B} Kelly Michelle Photography {C} Nicole Paulson
  • Announce with # Signs – If this isn’t your first child, here’s a great idea!  Make some number signs to count the ages of each child. If you aren’t feeling so crafty, you can purchase them! The baby’s sign can go over your tummy or in an empty chair! Sources: {A} Haven Love Photography
  • Announce with a “Baby on Board” Sign –  Simply stick one on your car and snap a pic or just pose with it!  Sources: {A} Kristi Pinkham
  • Announce with a Countdown – Here is an adorable pregnancy countdown idea 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!  Sources: {A} Life With My Littles
  • 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 sonogram and a pair of baby shoes to the picture. Sources: {A} The Dating Divas {B} Handmade By Joh
  • Announce with your Ultrasound – Another super simple idea is to announce with your sonogram.  After seeing baby’s first picture, chances are, you’ll want to show it off to the world anyway.  Sources: {A} Gina Zeidler {B} Ali Johnson Photography {C} Darling Be Brave {D} The Oyster’s Pearl
  • 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.  Sources: {A} Marianne Wiest {B} Little Elephant Crafts 
  • 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.  Sources: {A} The Pieper Life
  • Announce with your Cravings – Craving pickles and ice cream lately?  Taking a photo with your bizarre cravings is a fun and unique way to spill the beans.  Sources: {A} Jennifer Burroughs Photography {B} Mandi Pol Photography 
  • 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 (or bike) for baby.  Sources: {A} Lisa Silva Photography {B} Ashley Ann Photography {C} Yasmin Khajavi Photography
  • Announce your New Family Size – No matter how many people are in your family, you can use a simple sign to announce your NEW family size. Sources: {A} Lisa Silva Photography {B} Kelly Michelle Photography 
  • 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! Sources: {A} Jennifer Bagwell Photography 
  • 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!” Sources: {A} Ferren Ballash
  • Announce with a Onsie- Onesies 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.  Sources: {A} Right Side Stuff {B} Get The Party Started
  • 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!”  Sources: {A} Gina Ferguson
  • Announce New Titles with T-shirts – This one is PERFECT for first-time parents!  How cute are these T-shirts?! You can easily make your own by printing off a design you create on your computer and ironing it on! Sources: {A} Gabby Turner
  • 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. Sources: {A} Dazzle Expressions
  • Announce with the Pregnancy Test – If you like keeping things simple, just announce with the pregnancy test!  I’m loving the funny reaction on these first example, and the other one is pretty dang sweet.  Sources: {A} Stock Photo {B} Mandy Kay Photography 
  • 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.  Sources: {A} Mandy Kay Photography {B} Alyssa Kellert Photography {C} Yasmin Khajavi Photograpy
  • 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].”  Sources: {A} Christina’s Adventures
  • 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.  Sources: {A} Aimee Bret
  • Announce with your Pet – If you have your own little fur babies at home, why not let them announce the news?  These “Baby Guard Dog” signs are the perfect photo prop.  Sources: {A} Green Chickens {B} Pear Pearl Designs {C} Black Little Button
  • 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? Sources: {A} Little Acorns By Ro {B} Nichole Paulson Photography 
  • 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.  Sources: {A} Pear Pearl Designs {B} Do It Yourself Divas {C} Pear Pearl Designs
  • Announce a Tie Breaker – Everyone loves a little competition right?! If you already have one of each gender you can use this idea to announce your new tie breaker.  Sources: {A} Pear Pearl Designs
  • Announce Your Morning Sickness – I 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.  Sources: {A} Mandy Kay Photography {B} Jennifer Bagwell Photography
  • 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. Sources: {A} Photography By Jaana {B} Madison Pratt
  • 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!  Sources: {A} Little Elephant Crafts
  • 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! Sources: {A} Inklings Paperie {B} Enchanting By Design {C} Petal Paper Co.  {D} The Grls Room
  • 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.  Sources: {A} Petite 25 {B} Steel Petal Press {C} Xasper8ing
  • Announce to the New Dad – These are simple, but oh so sweet! Here are a couple of adorable ways to surprise the new daddy to be!  Sources: {A} Courtney Musselman {B} All That Glitters Baby
  • Announce to the Grandparents – Not sure how to break the exciting news to the grandparents to be? Send them a personalized gift letting them in on your special secret!  Sources: {A} Baby Cake Lane {B} Daisy Blossom Creation {C} Healthy Home Gifts
  • Announce with a Banner –   These banners are so simple to create and can be completely customized to fit with your family.  Sources: {A} Madison Pratt 
  • Announce at Christmas –   A new baby on the way is the perfect Christmas gift! If you are announcing around December, use the holiday season as the perfect backdrop. Sources: {A} Itty-Bitty Foodie {B} Kamille Woodward {D} Cebre Jacob
  • Announce with a Drink Label – Let 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. Sources: {A} Ten Twelve Designs
  • Announce K-I-S-S-I-N-G in a Tree – This 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!”  Sources: {A} Design By Frida
  • 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!  Sources: {A} Niki Staley
  • Announce with Boxing Gloves or Ball – Any sports fans out there?  These ideas were made just for you.   Sources: {A} Lisa Silva Photograpyhy 
  • 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! Perfect if you’re expecting #2, or just keep on adding Thing 3, Thing 4, or more.  I’ve even seen a darling maternity shirt with “Thing 2” over the belly.  Sources: {A} OVTees {B} The Little Stork
  • Announce with a Sibling T-shirt – Let the Big Sister or Brother Announce the News. Here are some fun t-shirt ideas to let the big sister or brother announce the news!  Sources: {A} The Dating Divas
  • Announce that you will “Trade for Crib” If you’re looking to add some humor to your baby announcement, here’s a funny idea! Snap a picture with your prized possessions and caption it, “Will Trade For Crib!”  Sources: {A} Abel Sng
  • Announce with Peanuts – Here’s a clever idea to announce your little peanut.  Buy a little peanut onesie or just announce with a box or bag of peanuts!  Sources: {A} Nesting Project {B} Cotton Cupcake Shop 
  • 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. Sources: {A} Spot Of Tea Designs
  • 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.  Sources: {A} FlcampFiregirl
  • Announce with Big Brother Award – This is the cutest. Celebrating the transition to Big Brother or Big Sister is a big thing! Prep the siblings with this fun announcement.  Sources: {A} Pearl Pear Designs

As if those baby announcement ideas weren’t enough…Ready for some BONUS IDEAS?!  

How to Tell Your Husband You’re Pregnant

While most of the 50 ideas above could also be used for breaking the exciting news to your husband, here are 6 cute pregnancy announcement ideas especially intended for the hubby.

Pregnancy Announcement Idea for Dad

  • Announce with Dad’s Brand Root Beer– Buy dad a big case of Dad’s brand root beer 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.  
  • Announce with a Flirty Card– I’m loving this flirty card that says, “You’re my favorite person to make a human with.”  See how long it takes him to connect the dots after reading that one.  
  • Announce with a Letter from Baby– How cute are these?  “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.  
  • 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!”
  • Announce with CandyThis one had me LOL’ing! Just grab a bag of candy and pair it with the printable note, “If I’m going to get fat, so are you!”
  • Announce it on His Dinner Plate– 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.  

And if you REALLY want to go all out…

Instead of a just a quick announcement, give your husband this DARLING New Daddy Gift Basket! This kit includes: a New Dad Card, Candy Bar Tags, Matching T-shirt and Onesie, Dad’s Coupon Book, AND a fun Letter to the New Daddy!

Now for how to announce your pregnancy to the grandparents of the baby!

Telling the Grandparents You’re Pregnant

Again, while most of the 50 ideas above could also be used for breaking the exciting news to anyone, here are 6 extra ways to announce your pregnancy especially intended for the grandparents.

Pregnancy Announcement Idea with Sonogram

  • 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”
  • 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.  
  • 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!
  • 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 grand-baby baby!
  • 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! Over 50 creative pregnancy announcement ideas for sharing your wonderful news with everyone in your life! Good luck picking just one!

If you’re still stumped on a baby announcement idea, check out Kiirsten’s 40 Ideas for Announcing Baby on Board!

All these cute pregnancy announcements have us thinking…Did you announce your pregnancy in a creative or clever way?  We’d LOVE to hear about it in the comments!


After the announcement comes more fun…Preparing for baby! One of the sweetest gifts your child will ever have is the love story of how their mommy and daddy came to be! You can create your full love story for your baby with this darling baby book called Our Love Story: For Baby. You need this in your life if you or anyone you know is preparing for a baby!

About the Author: Becca

Besides my hilariously witty husband, I love a good book, sappy songs, old black-and-white movies, cute crafts, and all things chocolate. I have four (seriously adorable) little kiddos at home and they definitely keep life at home FUN!

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