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5 fun and unique ways to announce your pregnancy

One of the absolute best parts of pregnancy is when it is time to reveal the big news! It’s something that you have looked forward to since the moment there were two blue lines on that pregnancy test. You have been anticipating this moment, and you want it to be perfect. There are new grandmas, aunts, uncles, grandfathers, and more who are going to be taken aback and extremely surprised. There are so many great ways that you can reveal your pregnancy to your family and friends. Let’s look at a variety of unique pregnancy announcement ideas that are guaranteed to delight.

How to announce your pregnancy

Lottery cards

Here is where the fun begins. Invite your family to a barbecue or a potluck, and have everybody bring something. Nobody will suspect a thing. Hide these adorable and seemingly innocent-looking lottery cards underneath the plates. The fun part will come when you announce that it’s time for food. You can ask your guests (provide them with a coin to scratch off the card) to please find the tickets beneath their plates. Ask them to scratch them off. These are gag cards that look like winning tickets. At the bottom in  the biggest scratch area, the “prize box” says, “We’re having a baby!” It’s such an exciting and cute way to announce a pregnancy.

Wine a little

No, we aren’t telling mom to have a glass of wine, but how about gifting a bottle of wine to each family and friend that you want to announce your pregnancy to? With these hilarious wine labels, you can wrap wine bottles up with them and put the wine into a basket or bag. When they open it and go to look at what kind of wine it is, they’ll be surprised and elated! Guide them to put the breakable bottle of wine down, and then commence the excited jumping up and down that everyone will do when they find out that you are expecting.

Colorful Doughnuts
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A dozen doughnuts

If you are excited to tell your co-workers, too, then here is a great idea that you can try to let them know in a cute way that you are expecting. On your way to work, grab a dozen or so doughnuts. On the inside top of the box, place a sign (you can make this ahead of time) that says, “Eat up! My mom does not want to be the only one with a belly.” Then at the bottom, you share that you are expecting, and the month and date that the baby is due. It is a small and cute gesture, and it lets everyone at work know that you are having a baby!

From granddog to grandchild

If your parents have a precious grand dog that they love with all of their heart, that is a wonderful relationship. But if you want to actually shock them with the news of a grandchild, you can do it with these sweet cards that say that they are being promoted from “dog grandparents to human grandparents.” A paw print and a little foot adorn the card on the front, letting everyone know that the baby and the dog will be absolute best friends when the little one makes their grand arrival into the world.

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Puzzle fun

If you have someone in your family who loves to do puzzles and you want to tell them that you are pregnant, a great way to do it is to easily gift them this sweet puzzle. When they put it together, it says, “There’s a bun in the oven!” Just imagine the phone call that you’ll get once they have solved the puzzle and put it all together. What a fun way to tell someone special that you have a baby on the way.

Any of these ideas are a wonderful way to announce your pregnancy, not to mention, they’ll make the news even more exciting for you to reveal. Whether it be grandparents, friends, aunts, uncles, cousins, or co-workers, there are so many ways that you can surprise them with your big announcement. They’ll be so ecstatic after hearing the news, and you’ll have so much fun making a game out of spilling the beans!

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