Finding out you’re expecting is big news. You’ll want to shout it from the rooftops! Some women want to tell family and friends right away, while others choose to wait a few weeks before making the big announcement.
But whenever you do decide to share your exciting news, here are our 35 best pregnancy announcement ideas.
Pregnancy Announcement Ideas For Your Partner
Of course your partner will be the first one you share the news with. If you want to wait a day or two and make it a surprise or find some quick DIY options, here are a few ideas.
1) Daddy T-shirt
Make your partner a shirt that says “Daddy.” Then walk in the room wearing your “Mommy” shirt while giving your partner with his special gift.
2) Cake Topper
Whip up your partner’s favorite dessert and include a cake topper with something along the lines of “We’re Having A Baby!”
3) Pet Shirt
Create or order a shirt for your pet. Place the shirt on your pet and have your pet greet your partner when they come through the door.
4) Sparkling Fruit Juice Label
Feeling bubbly? Create a bottle label with your announcement. Then pour a glass of sparkling fruit juice for you and your partner.
They may be a little confused once they notice it’s a non-alcoholic beverage. Then reveal the label and they’ll definitely want a real drink to celebrate this special surprise!
5) Impromptu Photo Shoot
Ask a photographer to take a picture of you and your partner standing back-to-back. Create a sign that says, “I’m pregnant” and put a finger over your mouth. Have them turn around to read the news.
They’ll be grateful for the photoshoot once their reaction is caught on camera!
Pregnancy Announcement Ideas For The Grandparents
6) Handwritten Note
Write a note about your parents’ promotion to grandparents on plain stationery. Fancy it up as much or as little as you want. Either way, they’ll be thrilled with the news.
Make sure you hand-deliver the note. You wouldn’t want to miss their reaction!
7) Baby Onesie
Are any special occasions coming up? If so, create a onesie with your announcement to deliver as a present.
8) Coffee Mug Surprise
Serve up their favorite beverage in Grandma and Grandpa mugs. Surprise!
Pregnancy Announcement Ideas With Older Children
9) Gaming Announcement
Calling all video game parents! Have your child dress up as a video game character, give them a board to hold with the title of Player One Ready. Stand your child next to another board with the title of Player Two Pressing Start and add your due date at the bottom.
Take a picture of this cute reveal to send out to family and friends!
10) Only Child Expiring
Create a shirt or sign with this saying and take a picture of your child. Their spot as the only child has expired, making this a bittersweet moment!
11) Promoted To Middle Child
You can also put this saying on a sign or a shirt to share your reveal. Third time’s a charm! No longer the youngest child, they’ve been promoted to the middle child.
12) Eviction Notice
If you have a young child at home and you are expecting, place an eviction notice on their crib and snap a picture as a way to share with the world that you’re expecting.
13) Sidewalk-Chalk Announcement
Take a picture of your child with the news written in chalk — Big Sister or Big Brother. This is a fun bonding activity for you and your oldest.
14) Hello, Baby!
Is there really a baby in there? Have your picture taken as your child talks to your belly through a can and a string. Your family and friends will love this vintage announcement!
15) To-Do Checklist
Create a to-do checklist on a board for your child and take their picture with the list to send out to loved ones. Crawling, check. Walking, check. Talking, check. Big brother/sister, check!
16) Everyone Needs A Sidekick
Have a princess or superhero at home? Dress them up in their favorite princess or superhero outfit and announce that they have a sidekick coming soon!
Cute And Creative Pregnancy Announcement Ideas
17) Beach Announcement
Just another day at the beach? Wear a beach hat with the words “Baby On Board” on the brim. You’ll get a double-take for sure! Or write your announcement in the sand and send it to your family and friends.
18) Baby Shoes
Who can resist baby shoes? Take full advantage of the cuteness of baby shoes by posing with them next to your own shoes in a portrait.
19) Simple Yet Charming
An elegant outfit with a wooden sign is a simple but charming idea to reveal your pregnancy announcement.
20) Bump Ahead
Strike a pose by a street sign as a simple yet funny way to announce your pregnancy through a picture.
21) Book Ideas
Can’t get your head out of a book? Well, with this announcement, you won’t have to! Are You My Mother?, What To Expect When You’re Expecting, and others are ways to subtly share the news.
Funny Pregnancy Announcement Ideas
22) Movie Poster
Break out the popcorn because a new Blockbuster is about to premiere! Create a movie poster with you and your partner sitting in bed with all the food and pregnancy books you can find.
Coming soon! Starring in a new role and based on a true story, these two are featured in the new film “Pregnant”!
23) Something’s Cooking
If you find yourself in the kitchen quite a bit, have family or friends over for a bake-off. Casually let them know by writing in flour that something else is cooking in the oven.
24) Player 3 Has Entered The Game
Here’s another gaming announcement, but this time it’s for the first baby. This way, you’re letting everyone know you’re up for the challenge and ready to reach the next level.
25) All Tied Up And Officially Outnumbered
Is baby number three on the way? Have your little ones tie you and your partner up with a banner titled Outnumbered for a creative pregnancy announcement idea.
26) The Fourth Is With Us!
Are you expecting baby number four? Share this funny Star Wars announcement to break the news.
27) Ice, Ice, Baby
For an inexpensive, fun way to announce your pregnancy, grab two bags of ice. Have your picture taken with your partner holding the bags of ice while you point to your stomach. Ice, Ice, Baby!
Holiday Pregnancy Announcement Ideas
28) We’re Egg-Specting!
Use a letterboard and some springy decor for a festive pregnancy announcement idea during the Easter season.
29) Hatching In…
If you find yourself on the crafty side, you’ll love this one. Decorate some eggs by stenciling names on the top, including the baby’s. This would make a fun surprise during an Easter egg hunt.
30) Here We Grow Again
This is a seasonal pregnancy announcement idea for spring. Create your announcement on either a letter board or chalkboard and decorate with greenery and flowers.
31) Adding A Pumpkin To Our Patch
Fall is in the air, and you can’t wait to start decorating with pumpkins! Make a display of various sizes of pumpkins labeling them dad, mom, and baby.
32) The Turkey Isn’t The Only Thing In The Oven
Show up to Thanksgiving in your new shirt with this catchy saying. Wait and see how long it takes for others to catch on.
33) Christmas Wish List
Make a Christmas card with your wishlist, putting a baby as the last item on your list. Send them out to your family and friends to show that your wish has come true!
Twin Pregnancy Announcement Ideas
34) Eating For Three
For a simple yet effective way to announce your twin pregnancy, create a picture of a bowl of your funny cravings and label it, “Eating For Three.”
35) Picture: Two Are Due
It’s your first picture with your bump! Add this catchy filter to share the news.
Go For It!
Now that you have an array of pregnancy announcement ideas, go for it! You can’t go wrong with any of the above choices. Your family and friends will be over the moon with whatever pregnancy announcement you choose.
So have fun and enjoy your announcement!