Finding out that you’re having a baby is the most exciting news you can get, right? So it’s only fitting you’re excitedly planning how to announce your pregnancy!
Do you put a new status on Facebook? Or maybe you should organise a photoshoot? There are so many different ways to announce your pregnancy – it’s completely up to you!
Not sure how to break the baby news to your partner or family? Then check out this list of cool and creative pregnancy announcement ideas for some fun inspiration!
1. Change your Facebook profile pic
Definitely the most subtle, yet suitably cheeky, announcement of them all. And oh- so simple! Just update your profile image on Facebook to either a photo of your baby’s first ultrasound or your positive pregnancy test. You could even opt for something more cryptic and funny, like a pic of a bun inside an oven.
2. Announce your pregnancy with personalised gifts
Get some special mugs or t-shirts made up that let family members like your parents or siblings know they’re soon going to be a grandparent or aunt/uncle. They’ll be so shocked when they open the post! You can also get fun tops made up for your partner or yourself – e.g. announcing that they’re going to be a daddy or yourself a mummy.
3. Make a coming soon movie poster to announce that you’re pregnant
If you’re a bit of a wiz on photoshop, get creative and make a fun movie poster announcement! Simply take a funny photo that illustrates the fact you’re pregnant and then add in when the ‘movie’ is due and your names. Your friends and family will think it’s hilarious! If you’re not a design guru yourself there’s plenty of Etsy shops that offer this service.
4. Eating and drinking for two
Nothing screams baby more than eating for two! You can go subtle and just have a photo of you tucking into something like pickles and ice cream. Or, go even further and include your partner who is now drinking for two as well!
5. Say it with sweets
Invite family and friends around for a party or meal. Then when it’s dessert time bring out a cake that does all the talking for you! A cute pregnant cake topper sign, or a simple “We’re pregnant” written on the icing is super fun. And if you want something even quirkier, order some special fortune cookies with your big news on the paper inside. Next time you order Chinese take-out, your partner or family will get a huge surprise!
6. Use save the date cards to announce your pregnancy
This is brilliant for it you’re engaged but haven’t set your wedding date yet. This way when you post out ‘save the date’ cards everyone will think it’s your wedding invitations. Instead, you can have your baby’s due date and an ultrasound pic! You can also send out really nice pregnancy announcement cards like this even if you’re already married, or not planning to wed.
7. Bump reveal
This works best if you don’t live near a lot of your family or friends, or haven’t seen anyone for a while. Just don’t post anything of yourself on social media for the first few months. Then when you’re starting to show a bit, surprise! Drop a bump pic in your feed and let the comments fly in!
8. Let the new big sister or brother share the news
If this isn’t your first pregnancy, rope in your existing child (or children). Get them to pose in a photo which shows they’re going to be a new big brother or sister. If you want to go even funnier, a pic of them standing in their cot with an eviction notice and your baby’s due date is always good for a laugh! And if this is your first HUMAN baby, you can still create the same effect with pics of your fur babies.
9. Announce your pregnancy on camera!
A surprise baby announcement captured on film is always fun. And you can then share it on Facebook or watch as a family for years to come! This works great for telling anyone from your partner and parents, to your other children. Simply give them something baby related or leave it out for them to find, like a pregnancy test or baby shoes. Then make sure you’re recording so you can capture their shrieks and delight! (Scroll to the bottom for a video compilation of 10 of our favourite captured announcements!)
10. Stylish does it
Not keen for gimmicks or poking fun at yourself? Then why not opt for a glamorous and classy couple photo announcing your big news that will look FABULOUS on your instagram feed. It will also make a lovely pic to go inside your baby book too!
11. The ‘oh sh*t’ pic
And then there’s the photo that plays on the fact that you’re FREAKING out about soon becoming parents. OR bringing yet another bub into the world (when you already live in nappy chaos!). Organise a fun maternity shoot to capture the perfect pic, or take one yourself. Men passed out holding the pregnancy test is always a good one!
Image: Courtesy of Parents Magazine.
WATCH 10 of the best pregnancy announcement videos online
How did you announce your pregnancy? Tell us on Facebook! And if your kids are all grown up and about to leave the nest you can still be part of the fun too, like this couple who staged an empty nest announcement photoshoot!