Welcoming a new member to your family is always an exciting experience, especially when you’re welcoming a new little baby. Kick-off your next big adventure with a pregnancy announcement that will bring even the most stoic of family members and friends to tears (of joy). We love watching videos of pregnancy announcements in action.
When should you start telling people? There’s no right answer to that question. Some parents-to-be spill the beans as soon as they get a positive test result, while other couples prefer to wait until the end of the first trimester (around 13 weeks) or longer. What’s most important is that you’re comfortable with your decision.
Are you ready for this? We’ve rounded up our all-time favourite easy-to-pull-off creative announcement ideas that will help you knock it out of the park.
TOP 9 WAYS TO TELL PEOPLE YOU’RE PREGNANT
- THE COFFEE MUG
Invite your parents over (or stop in at their house) and pour them a hot beverage in mugs printed with “Promoted to Grandpa” and “Promoted to Grandma”. Then wait to see how long it takes them to notice – while trying to conceal your excited giggles.
- SIBLING REVEAL
Will this new baby have a sibling? Dress the soon-to-be brother or sister in a “Big brother” or “Big sister” shirt, and release them into your next family function. The double-takes and head-turns get us every time.
- GAME NIGHT
Plan a game night and make the announcement during a round of Pictionary or Charades. When you’re up, start drawing a circle and keep going until you’ve drawn a pregnant Mom.
- CAKE TOPPER
The next time you’re with family and friends, serve a cake (bake or buy, nobody here is judging) and top your cute confectionary with a “Baby on the way” cake topper. You’ll find some great options on websites like Etsy or Amazon.
- ANNOUNCEMENT CUPCAKES
If you live far away from your family, contact a reputable baker in their area and ask if they’d deliver a dozen announcement cupcakes. It’s a delicious surprise for unsuspecting grandparents-to-be.
- WINE LABEL REVEAL
What better way to celebrate a new addition to the family than with a toast? Pick up a bottle of your family’s favourite wine or champagne and replace the label with an announcement label.
- MOM T-SHIRT
Order yourself a custom t-shirt from your local printer (or on Etsy) with your Mom news sprawled across the front. Then strut your stuff at your next family event and clock how long it takes your people to catch on.
- BABY ONESIE
Another pregnancy announcement classic we love. Order an adorable onesie personalized with your BIG news and wrap it up for family to open. We guarantee you’ll get some baffled looks and maybe a few tears of joy from your Mom.
- PUZZLE REVEAL
Here’s another good one for families who live in separate cities. You can have a personalized announcement printed onto a puzzle and delivered for a brainteaser they’ll not soon forget.