Baby Bulletin: Cute and Creative Ways to Announce Your Pregnancy

Besides the arrival of your baby, the big announcement has the potential to be one of the most memorable moments of your pregnancy! Most parents can’t wait to share the news, and for good reason. Why not make this moment extra special? Have fun getting creative with these pregnancy announcement ideas from Pottery Barn Kids – they’re ideal for adding your own personal twists to this exciting time.

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Photo Shoot Ideas

A picture is worth a thousand words, and a funny photograph is a wonderful way to spread good news. Pregnancy announcement photos often range from something simple, such as you and your partner holding up a “we’re pregnant” sign, to something subtler, such as a baby seat with party balloons (in pink or blue, if you want to hint at the baby’s gender) or a “reservation” notice on it.

To create a photograph your loved ones can’t wait to frame, consider dressing up or creating a scene with props. Feel free to get the older kids and pets involved too! Adapt these ideas with your own creative spin:

  • Make festive pregnancy announcement cards during the holidays by posing with your partner and adding an extra stocking over the fireplace.
  • Take photos in your home with an extra place setting or fun signs with slogans like “Party of 3 (or whatever your new number will be)” or “Coming Soon.”
  • Your older child wearing a “big brother” or “big sister” T-shirt is sure to create some excitement, but go a bit further. Have your child stand beside their big-kid bike and add a smaller one beside it. Or, line your kids up in order of height and add a sign in with a “?” on it to represent the new addition.
  • Your dog is a part of your family, so add him into the fun! Have him join while you and your partner study a positive pregnancy test. This will definitely make people smile.

Social Media Ideas

Your funny photographs and videos are instantly available to friends and family all over the world when you share on social media. Posting your pregnancy announcement online is a fantastic way to spread the word. These easy ideas make it a breeze to share your joy digitally:

  • Upload your “baby bump” or an image of you shopping for http://www.potterybarnkids.com/shop/gifts/gifts-for-baby/ baby gifts as your new profile picture.
  • Post your pregnancy scan.
  • Have your youngest child share the news on video for a cute pregnancy announcement.
  • Perform your own song and upload it to a video-sharing site.
  • Share a few funny pregnancy memes.
  • Make a straight-from-the-heart video sharing the news and your excitement with loved ones.

Social Media Ideas

Your funny photographs and videos are instantly available to friends and family all over the world when you share on social media. Posting your pregnancy announcement online is a fantastic way to spread the word. These easy ideas make it a breeze to share your joy digitally:

  • Upload your “baby bump” or an image of you shopping for http://www.potterybarnkids.com/shop/gifts/gifts-for-baby/ baby gifts as your new profile picture.
  • Post your pregnancy scan.
  • Have your youngest child share the news on video for a cute pregnancy announcement.
  • Perform your own song and upload it to a video-sharing site.
  • Share a few funny pregnancy memes.
  • Make a straight-from-the-heart video sharing the news and your excitement with loved ones.

Sharing the news online also serves a practical purpose. Sending out “save the date” e-mails is a good way to ensure everybody marks their calendars to get ready for the baby shower and the big day.

Parties and Novelties

Social media and photos are wonderful choices, but you may prefer to share the news in person, too. Making the announcement at a family gathering is sure to get everyone in a celebratory mood. One fun way to let everyone know can happen when you gather everybody together to take a group photo. Instead of telling everyone to “say ‘cheese,’” ask them to say “[Mom’s name] is having a baby!” It’ll also be the perfect opportunity to capture the excitement on their faces when they realize the great news.

Holidays are a fun source of inspiration for novel ways to share the good news, too. For Easter gifts, you can dye the due date on your eggs using a stencil, and then organize an Easter egg hunt to encourage everyone to discover the great news. At Halloween, carve a pumpkin for each member of your family, including an extra-small pumpkin for the “bump.”

Making the announcement by giving people a small gift makes the moment extra special. Consider photographs for grandparents, or personalized “older sibling” gifts for your bigger kids.

The way you share your news is personal, and any way you choose to do it will be the best way. You may want an intimate gathering of friends to share your news with, or you may want to create a cheery video that everyone can share. You don’t get to make this kind of announcement very often, so remember to have fun making it memorable!