Pregnancy announcements tend to be very memorable, and to mark the occasion, many couples choose to let their parents and grandparents know they are pregnant by announcing it in a creative way.
When telling everyone about your new addition to the family, you have a lot of options, and it can be exciting to choose a unique way to spread the news about your pregnancy with the grandparents- and great-grandparents-to-be as this is something that they will remember for years to come. If you’re looking for some extra inspiration to get the announcement creativity flowing, here are seven creative ways to announce a pregnancy to your parents or grandparents.
Guess That Sound…
Your parents will certainly get a kick out of hearing the baby’s heartbeat, and this is a clever way to announce your pregnancy. All you have to do is use your phone to record the sound of your baby’s heartbeat during one of your ultrasounds. You can gather your parents and grandparents together to listen to this recording, and ask them if they know what they are listening to. There’s a good chance that one of them will get them right!
Family Puzzle Night
If you are looking for a pregnancy announcement that will require your parents to do a little bit of thinking, you can always get them a puzzle that says best grandparents, or has a photo of your ultrasound on it for them to put together. Just make sure that if it is a print packaged puzzle that you take the pieces of the puzzle out of the box before you give it to them so that they will have no idea what the actual puzzle will look like once it is completed. You can even follow it up with a puzzle piece shaped picture frame containing your ultrasound photo to help them have a permanent keepsake of the announcement.
Custom Shirt with a Side of Subtlety
It’s not uncommon for families to have all sorts of events they celebrate together throughout the year, from birthday parties to holidays, if you will be attending an event with your parents and family, let them know you are pregnant by simply wearing a shirt that says mom. Don’t be surprised if it takes them a little while to figure out why you are wearing that type of shirt, but the subtlety of the announcement will be fun to watch as it begins to click with family.
If your parents tend to eat eggs every morning, or if you know they’ll be reaching into the fridge in the morning, you can use the eggs to help you announce your pregnancy. Simply write that your eggspecting on some of the eggs. Your parents will get a good laugh when they find it and they may even put it all together that it’s your announcement and not just a funny pun. If you want to see their reaction and help confirm the announcement, make sure you invite yourself over for breakfast.
Grandma and Grandpa Tree Ornaments
A lot of families have quite a few ornaments that they consider to be very special at the holidays. If this is the case in your family, then your parents would cherish ornaments that say Grandma and Grandpa on them. These ornaments are a fun way to announce your pregnancy while giving your parents a gift that they can adorn their tree with for years to come.
Play a Game of Charades
There’s nothing like a guessing game to announce a pregnancy. Charades is the perfect game to let your parents know that you are expecting a new baby. Just make sure that you don’t make it too easy on them so that they are really surprised once they figure out what’s actually going on.
A Special Fortune Cookie
Many people love to get fortune cookies as it’s always exciting to see what they will say about their future. Did you know that you can actually have fortune cookies made that will include a custom message announcing your pregnancy? If you don’t want to just hand your parents a fortune cookie because you think they will be suspicious, you can get Chinese takeout to bring to your parents’ house for lunch. Just don’t forget to throw some of your custom fortune cookies into the bag with the food!
There’s no shortage of creative ways to announce your pregnancy, by choosing a unique pregnancy announcement, you can create a special memory for both you and your parents to kick off your family’s new adventure.