Pregnancy is an exciting and happy time for many parents-to-be. One of the most exciting things about being pregnant is sharing the news about your growing family with the people you love most! It is such a surreal feeling when you and your partner share the big baby news with your parents. Your pregnancy is a major life change – and not just for you. Your parents may feel almost as excited as you do about your growing family.
Telling your parents that you are pregnant is a very special occasion and will be one of the most exciting reveals. Not only have your parents been looking forward to this moment, but their reactions are typically emotional – and epic. Becoming a grandparent is a beautiful time in a parent’s life and you’ll want to make this special moment even more memorable for both you and them by creating a fun way to announce your big news to them!
If you’re looking for fun ways to reveal your pregnancy to your parents, rest assured, you’ve come to the right place. From sonograms to onesies, having an interactive announcement will get your loved ones even more excited about your pregnancy news. So for all the sons and daughters promoting their parents to grandparents, we’ve got you covered! Check out 11 of our best pregnancy announcement ideas. But be ready, and keep the tissues close – because we promise that once your parents see these they will be flooded with emotions!
Scratch-off lottery tickets
Everyone’s a winner with this pregnancy announcement scratcher for your parents! Surprise them by giving them a lottery ticket, with an unexpected prize! These cards are a great and fun way to tell parents you’re pregnant. This unique scratcher will amuse your mom and dad while you reveal the big news! If you can get their reaction on video, even better! You can get these cute cards on Amazon, which they’ll be able to frame as a forever keepsake.
Wrap-up a gift for them to open
Handing your parents a gift to open, when it isn’t their birthday or anniversary, will raise their suspicions. Nicely wrap up a baby onesie or frame one of your ultrasound pictures from an appointment and watch your parents’ faces as they learn the big news! You can even custom-make a baby onesie that says ‘Hello Grandma and Grandpa, See You Soon’ which is a super cute and fun way to tell them that a little one is on the way! You can also use a baby onesie to take memorable photographs with your partner and your family that you’ll remember forever.
Fun wine bottle labels
Soon-to-be moms won’t be able to partake, but you can still share the exciting news with your parents and surprise them with their favorite bottle of wine! Customize the label to say ‘The Best Parents Just Got Promoted to Grandparents’ and watch as your parents put the pieces together. These wine bottles are a hit for many pregnancy reveal moments, which are especially great after a family get-together or around the holidays. Tears of joy guaranteed!
Wear a pregnancy reveal T-shirt
Wearing a pregnancy announcement T-shirt shares your announcement loud and clear. Wear a shirt that says ‘expecting’ and wait until one of your parents takes a long enough look to get the message! You can also give the soon-to-be grandparents a T-shirt with the news while capturing memorable photos of them absorbing what the shirt says.
“We’re Having a Baby” cake topper
Your news is sweet, so why not make the way you deliver it sweet as well? You can put a “We’re Having a Baby” cake topper on a cake or cookies you decorate to tell your parents they’re becoming grandparents! Bring out the dessert after a family dinner. It will be the ultimate sweet announcement!
Music to their ears
Record your baby’s heartbeat and play it for your parents to surprise them with the big news. There are so many different options on how to go about this reveal, from a simple phone recording taken during your doctor appointment to a stuffed animal with a heartbeat or even a bracelet with your baby’s heartbeat sound waves. Whichever way you go about this, we can guarantee tears of joy!
Customize a puzzle
A puzzle is a unique pregnancy announcement idea. Your parents will start getting the message piece by piece as they assemble the puzzle. You can design a custom puzzle to be anywhere from five to thousands of pieces, only you know which your parents will appreciate. Make sure you have a camera ready once the puzzle is complete!
Attach a note to a pacifier
Wrap up a pacifier and attach a note from your future baby. The note can say something along the lines of ‘Dear grandma and grandpa please keep this here for me in case I need it when I come to visit!’ This is a cute and practical pregnancy reveal, as now you have an extra pacifier on hand! This is also a great idea that you can send in the mail if you’re far away. It’s up to you what to include and what to write on the note, but know your parents will forever cherish it.
Pregnancy announcement coupon
A coupon is a fun and easy way to share your pregnancy news with your parents. All you need to do is print a coupon that says ‘Coupon Good for One Grandchild’. This pregnancy announcement is one you’re going to want your camera ready for so that you can catch your parents’ ‘ah-ha’ moment!
Play baby charades
Charades is an all-time game night classic. It’s a great game for family get-togethers, so play a round of charades with the grandparents-to-be to reveal your big news! There are many funny pregnancy announcements out there, but this couple playing with their parents might be the best one yet! This is sure to be a game of charades your family will never forget!
And the one we’ve all been waiting for…
Made in quarantine pregnancy announcement
The joke was made countless times when lockdown began: There’s going to be a baby boom by the end of the year. Well, for those who did get pregnant during quarantine, you should take advantage of these priceless announcements! Here are a few hilarious and cute ‘we’re expecting’ announcements for babies made during the COVID-19 pandemic:
‘Will be coming out of Quarantine on…’
‘Product of quarantine & chill’
‘My parents didn’t practice social distancing’
You can surprise your parents with the best, most heartwarming news in times were good news is few and far between.
Wow! That’s a lot of information and many ideas to choose from. It’s no surprise that announcing your pregnancy to your loved ones can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. Hopefully, these gave you some fun and creative ways to give your parents the surprise of a lifetime when you announce your pregnancy. As memorable and special sharing your pregnancy with your family will be, remember, this is only the beginning of your journey and the best is yet to come.
As your pregnancy progresses, we recommend doing a week-by-week pregnancy blog or write a journal to reflect on all these fun and exciting moments you are experiencing. Being pregnant is a real-life miracle, and once you give birth you’ll want to have a blog or journal you to help you remember your beautiful pregnancy journey.
Ideas for your blog/journal:
- Record the fun way you told your parents you’re pregnant
- Write a letter to your baby when you find out the gender
- What it feels like becoming a mom for the first time
- What if feels like becoming a dad for the first time
If you’re interested in starting a blog to record your pregnancy and would like more information, take a look at these topnotch blogs that provide insight, humor, and perspective on everything you’ve ever wondered about pregnancy – and even some things you never even thought to consider.
If you’re interested in reading how 11 real couples shared their pregnancy news with their families, you can find their sweet and heartwarming stories here. You can use their stories to get more inspired by the beautiful ways in which these couples shared their pregnancy with their parents. Whichever way you choose to announce your baby news to your parents, it’s your very own special way of saying, “You’re going to become grandparents!”
We hope you’ve found a fun pregnancy announcement idea that suits you and your parents’ style, and you’ve been inspired to create your own special pregnancy announcement. We’d love to see which announcement you decide on! Please share pictures of your pregnancy announcement and gender reveals on our Facebook and Twitter.
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