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Unique pregnancy announcement ideas for every personality

Bella Heim

Bella Heim

Bella is a mummy of three, writer, and photographer. She's not afraid to admit that she relies on a little red wine to keep the chaos of motherhood at bay. When she's not dodging toys and dirty diapers, you'll find her documenting the wild and wonderful ride of parenthood, and adding a splash of inspiration, creativity, and a healthy dose of mum humour along the way.
Created on Oct 30, 2023 · 6 mins read
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Hey there, future parents! So, you’re expecting, a huge congratulations to you! You have waited and it’s finally the time to spill the beans to your family and friends. But how do you plan your pregnancy announcement in a way that’s as unique and exciting as this new chapter in your life? It’s a huge moment that you have been dreaming of, and I know you want it to be perfect. So we’ve got some creative pregnancy announcement ideas that are sure to leave everyone grinning from ear to ear. Ready to tickle their funny bones or tug at their heartstrings? Let’s go!

1. Baby on board… literally!

You know those “Baby on Board” car signs that are equal parts adorable and functional? Why not take it a step further and actually put a baby doll in a car seat, complete with a tiny seatbelt?

Snap a picture and share it with the caption: “We’re practicing for the real deal – coming soon!” Guaranteed giggles all around!

2. A belly-licious reveal

Do you have a favourite bakery or doughnut shop? Use their culinary expertise to create an unforgettable pregnancy announcement. Order a batch of customised doughnuts or cookies with a cute message like “Eating for Two!” or “Bun in the Oven.”

Share a picture of the treats on social media, or better yet, invite friends and family over for a “sweet” reveal party (a great excuse for you to give in on those preggo cravings)!

3. The puzzle of love

Get your loved ones’ brains working with a custom jigsaw puzzle that reveals your big news. Design the puzzle with a baby-themed image and the text “We’re Expecting!” Once they piece it together, the message will become clear, and the victory will be extra sweet!

4. A little wardrobe magic

Take a picture of your baby’s future wardrobe – think tiny onesies, booties, and bibs (so cute!) – hanging on a clothesline. Add a caption like “Laundry’s about to get cuter!” or “New roommate arriving soon!” Share this heartwarming image with your loved ones, and watch the reactions pour in.


5. Movie night with a twist 

Invite your friends and family over for a movie night, but instead of showing the latest Netflix show, surprise them with a short video montage of your ultrasound images or a clip of you and your partner sharing the exciting news.

Pass the popcorn and the tissues, please!

6. Balloon bonanza

Gather friends and family for a get-together and hand out balloons filled with confetti in either pink, blue, or a mix of both colours. As they pop the balloons, the confetti will reveal your baby’s gender or simply announce your pregnancy.

This one’s a real “pop” of joy!

7. Fortune cookie fun

Order customised fortune cookies with a hidden message inside announcing your pregnancy. Serve them at a dinner party or a casual gathering and watch as your guests crack open their cookies to discover the delightful news.

After all, good fortune is best when shared!

8. Movie poster magic

Design a movie poster announcing your upcoming blockbuster – parenthood!

Choose a catchy title like “The Baby Bump Chronicles” or “Coming Soon: Parenthood.” Include the due date as the “release date” and your names as the starring roles.

Share the poster with your family and friends on social media or print it out as a keepsake. Trust me, this blockbuster announcement will leave your audience wanting more!

9. Pet-approved pregnancy announcement

If you have a fur baby at home, let them share the spotlight in your pregnancy announcement. Dress them up with a cute sign that says “Big Brother” or “Big Sister” and snap a photo of your adorable pet.

Not only will this be a heart-melting announcement, but it’s also a great way to involve your furry family member in the excitement.


10. Riddle me this

Challenge your family and friends to a riddle game to announce your pregnancy. Send them a message like “What has a heartbeat but isn’t born yet?” or “What’s the best kind of surprise that’s nine months in the making?”

Once they solve the riddle, surprise them with a picture of your ultrasound or a cute baby-themed image. This one is perfect for the wordplay enthusiasts in your life!

11. Social media countdown

For those who are active on social media and love a good online challenge, try to create a digital scavenger hunt to announce your pregnancy on social media.


Post a series of cryptic clues or images leading your followers to your big news. For instance, start with a photo of baby shoes and a caption that says “follow the trail to our exciting news!” As your followers piece together the clues, anticipation builds, and they’ll be over the moon when they reach the final reveal post.

12. A “bumpin'” photo series

Document the growth of your baby bump with a series of photos taken in the same spot and pose. When you’re ready to announce your pregnancy, create a collage of the images with a caption like “Our family is growing by two feet!” or “Watch out, world – baby on the way!” This is a beautiful way to share your journey with your loved ones.


13. WhatsApp surprise

Announce your pregnancy on WhatsApp with a clever status update, a funny meme, or a heartfelt message. You can even create a custom profile picture featuring your ultrasound, a cute baby-themed design, or a snapshot of you and your partner. Watch as the congratulatory messages come pouring in!

14. Break the news with a bang

Host a small gathering of close friends and family, and end the night with a bang – literally! Purchase a confetti cannon or a gender reveal smoke bomb (if you know the baby’s gender) and let everyone gather around as you set it off. The burst of colour will be a memorable and exciting way to announce your pregnancy.

15. A baby-themed scavenger hunt

Invite your loved ones to participate in a baby-themed scavenger hunt that ultimately leads to the big announcement of the sex of the baby. Create a series of clues related to baby items, like “Find the place where baby will sleep” or “Discover what baby will wear on their tiny feet.” At the end of the hunt, surprise your guests with a grand reveal that includes balloons, confetti, or a heartfelt message.

16. The ultimate guessing game

Host a game night with your family and friends, and casually sneak in a customised version of Pictionary or Charades with baby-themed words and phrases. Let the laughter ensue as your guests try to guess “nappy change,” “midnight feeding,” or “pregnancy cravings.” When they finally guess the phrase “We’re pregnant!” watch as the room erupts in joy and happy tears.

17. Dinner party surprise

Plan a family dinner and subtly incorporate baby-themed foods into the menu. Think baby carrots, baby back ribs, and baby corn, all washed down with some baby-friendly mocktails.

Watch as your guests slowly catch on to the theme, and finally announce your pregnancy with a grand dessert reveal, like a cake with “We’re expecting” written in icing.

18. Flashback to your own babyhood

Give your loved ones a blast from the past by recreating one of your own baby photos with a sign that says “Baby [Your Last Name] 2.0 coming soon!” The combination of nostalgia and the baby announcement will surely tug at their heartstrings, making it a moment they won’t forget.

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