The Ultimate List of Interesting Pregnancy Announcement Ideas

In this article:
  • When should you announce your pregnancy?
  • How to announce your pregnancy to the people closest to you
  • Our top pregnancy announcement ideas for partners, grandparents and kids!

Finding out that you are pregnant is exciting. You probably can’t wait to tell everyone about it. Announcing your pregnancy to the people you care about is a very special thing. That’s why it should always be done in style!

This is to say that if you are going to be announcing your pregnancy, you want to do it in a unique and special way. If you need ideas on how to do this, you have come to the right place. This guide contains a list of interesting pregnancy announcement ideas that will help make your announcement memorable for both you and your loved ones. We’ll also include a few tips that will help you elevate it even further, such as when to make the announcement, who to tell first, and how to let the closest people in your life know.

Let’s dive right in, shall we?

When Should You Announce Your Pregnancy?

There is no right or wrong answer to this. As long as you feel comfortable and ready to do it when you announce your pregnancy is entirely up to you. Take as much or as little time as you need and don’t let anyone pressure you to do it.

Some women choose to announce their pregnancy as soon as they find out they are expecting. others choose to wait until after the 12th week of pregnancy when they are out of the woods because most miscarriages happen between weeks 1 to 12. Some women even choose to wait until the last days of the third trimester.

Additionally, you can choose to share the news with a few people first before letting everyone else know. Or you can simply tell everyone at the same time by making a post on social media for them to find out that way. It is entirely up to you when you announce your pregnancy and to whom you share the good news.

How to Announce Your Pregnancy to the People Closest to You

It should come as no surprise to you that the way you make your pregnancy announcement will change depending on who you are telling the good news. Some people deserve an announcement in person while others can simply find out on social media and that’s OK.

Here are a few suggestions on how to announce your pregnancy to the people closest to you:

  • Your Partner: He should be the first person to find out that you are pregnant. Ideally, you should both find out together as you are taking the test.
  • Your Immediate Family: Give them the good news in person. If they live far from you, call them and let them hear it directly from you on the phone.
  • Other Family Members: Depending on how close your extended family is, you can tell them in person, over a phone call, via social media, or using a personalized announcement card.
  • Your Close Friends: You can either tell each friend individually or get lunch or dinner with everyone and let them know as a group.
  • Your Colleagues: Let your boss know about your pregnancy as soon as you can. Start the conversation about maternity benefits and what type of assistance you can expect. As for your other colleagues, you can let them know whenever you are ready to do it.

Pregnancy Announcement Ideas for Your Partner

  • Currently Under Construction
    Block off one space in the house with caution tape, for example, one of the bedrooms, and place a sign that says, “Nursery Under Construction: Grand opening (your due date)” before your significant other walks through the door.
  • “What's Cooking?”
    Your partner will eventually open the fridge for food or a drink. Leave him a treat in there to make sure he notices. Maybe wrap a “gift” beside the treat, which could be your positive pregnancy test or a fun little poem or note with the big news.
  • T-shirt for Daddy
    Make your partner a “Daddy” t-shirt, and then enter the room wearing your “Mommy” t-shirt while presenting him with his unique gift.
  • Cake Icing
    Make your partner's favorite dessert and attach a cake topper that says something like “We're Having A Baby!”
  • Scavenger Hunt
    Every man enjoys a good hunt. Leave hints and puzzles throughout your house for him to solve. Place your pregnancy test, baby shoes, or onesie next to the last clue, along with a creative nite that will leave him speechless!

Pregnancy Announcement Ideas for Your Older Children

  • Sidewalk Chalk Announcement
    Take a photo of your child outside, the words Big Brother or Big Sister written somewhere in the background in chalk on the ground. This can also be a wonderful project for you and your child to do together.
  • Hello, Baby!
    Have your photo taken as your child communicates with your tummy using a can and a thread. This vintage announcement will be a hit with your relatives and friends!
  • Everybody Needs a Sidekick
    Do you have a superhero in your house? Dress them up as their favorite crime fighter and let them that they will soon get a companion!
  • Only Child Expiring
    Make a t-shirt or a sign that says “Only Child Expiring…” then photograph your child wearing it. With another child coming, their position has expired, which is so bittersweet!
  • Promoted to Middle Child T-shirt
    You may also use this wording to make a t-shirt for them to announce your reveal. They are not the youngest kid anymore, they are now in the middle!

Pregnancy Announcement Ideas for Grandparents

  • A Handwritten Note
    Craft a simple letter to your parents letting them know that they are officially going to be grandparents. You can dress it up as much or as little as you like. They will be overjoyed by the news! Be sure to deliver the message by hand to see their reaction.
  • Baby Onesie
    Are there any upcoming important or special occasions? If this is the case, make a onesie with your announcement to give as a gift.
  • Pregnancy Announcement Shirt
    Surprise the soon-to-be grandparents with this not-so-subtle announcement! If you're going to see them soon, wear a shirt that says, “Happiness Is Being A Grandparent!”
  • Grandparents Promotion
    Make a promotion sign for the soon-to-be grandparents. All you need is a few pieces of wood and some paint. Write on the sign something like “The Best Parents Get Promoted To Grandparents.”
  • Pregnancy Announcement Ornament
    If a major holiday like Christmas is approaching, give them a lovely ornament with the announcement to hang on their tree. It will be a gift that will keep on giving!

Holiday-Themed Pregnancy Announcement Ideas

  • We're Egg-Specting!
    For a fun pregnancy announcement idea over Easter, use a board and some springtime accessories to make this announcement.
  • Autumn and Thanksgiving
    This is a great autumn pregnancy announcement concept. Decorate your announcement with leaves and sunflowers on a letterboard or chalkboard.
  • We're Adding Another Pumpkin to Our Patch
    It’s all about pumpkins. Make a display of different-sized pumpkins labeled “Dad,” “Mom,” and “(baby’s name).”
  • The turkey isn't the only thing in the oven
    Wear your new shirt with this clever slogan for Thanksgiving. Watch and wait to see how long before someone catches on.
  • The Stockings Were Hung
    Many Christmas card photos are shot with the fireplace in the background. Everyone notices the stockings hung in the backdrop. Include a surprise factor by photographing a stocking with “Baby” on it!

Final Thoughts

So there you have it; some of our best ideas for how to announce your pregnancy. Any of these ideas should work perfectly depending on your situation. It's all about having fun, no matter who you are breaking the amazing news to!