Once you find out that you’re pregnant, there’s probably a little shock that needs to set in. After that, you’re going to want to scream it from the rooftops!
However, telling your entire squad is probably not a good idea right away. You’ll want to let the people closest to you know first.
When you announce your pregnancy to your parents, it will be one of the most exciting reveals. Hopefully, they will be just as excited as you to hear the good news.
Becoming a grandparent is a beautiful time in a parent’s life and you’ll want to make the moment memorable for both you and them. If you can get their reaction on video, that would be even better!
Creative Ways to Announce Pregnancy to Parents and Grandparents
A cute idea to announce to your parents that you’re having a baby is to wrap up a gift or surprise for them to open. Here are some ideas for pregnancy announcements to your parents and future grandparents, that can be used on other friends and family, as well. Most of these items are right from Amazon so they can be at your door within a couple of days!
1. Baby Onesie
Have them open a gift to reveal an adorable onesie giving them their new titles as grandma and grandpa!
If you have drinkers in your family, showing up to a family dinner or party with this wine bottle will surely get you some applause.
Although you may not have a large baby bump yet, you can wear a shirt that accentuates or points out your belly for your parents to see.
These scratch-offs are so real-looking! Your parents won’t be fooled when you give them some lottery tickets for a holiday, birthday, or other event. Have them scratch off to see if they win when they’ll reveal that their grand prize is a grand baby! This will hopefully help distract them from the fact that they didn’t win the $250,000!
5. Bandana or Clothing for Pet “Getting a Human”
If you have a pet that’s going to be a “big brother or sister,” it would be fun to use them as part of the reveal!
If you have a parent’s birthday or a special holiday coming up, a greeting card scratch off will be a great way to announce your pregnancy. This is even a great way to do a long distance reveal as you can easily mail it right to them.
7. Promoted to Grandma/Grandpa Mugs
Any coffee drinkers in the family? These will be perfect for them! This is how I announced my first pregnancy to my parents and they have used the mugs for years!
Going to a dinner party at your parent’s house? Bring over their favorite 6 pack, but change out the beer labels for this pregnancy announcement labels!
I love these gifts that can last a long time. I bought grandma and grandpa books for my parents and they’ve been great to either keep at their house for when we visit or at our house when they babysit. This way they can read the story all about grandma or grandpa to their grand baby.
10. Sonogram frame
This is a beautiful way for your mom to display your first sonogram of your new baby. I’m sure she’ll take it out to show all of her friends too! She can keep the frame and always replace the photo with an updated picture of her grandchild for years to come.
11. Grandpa Whiskey glass
If your dad is a whiskey or cocktail drinker, a glass like this will probably make his day!
12. Grandma Keychain
This is a beautiful keychain to give mom as a gift to reveal your pregnancy. Just be careful what birthstone you choose because if your baby’s due date is one month, they may still be born in a different month!
13. Pacifier with a note
A simple note attached to a baby’s pacifier. She’ll get the hint!
Give them a gift they can use throughout their home. This grandma/grandpa pillow will be a fun decorative piece they can use before baby even comes!
15. Sweet poem
I love a poem that comes from your unborn baby. This is sure to bring tears to their eyes.
16. Funny Items
Some cute onesies that have a little humor attached to them are sure to bring a smile to their faces!
Planning a celebration for a birthday or holiday? When you bring out the cake, use this gorgeous cake topper to make your pregnancy announcement to your parents!
Another way to reveal at your home or a party that you’re throwing is a “baby on the way” banner.
19. Wrap up a diaper
This may be the last time they’ll see a clean diaper! The rest of them will be the dirty ones they’ll be changing!
20. Grandma Necklace
A lovely necklace that is sentimental and grandma can wear for years to come.
21. Have them find a ‘bun in the oven’
This is a typical pregnancy announcement- cooking a bun in the oven!
22. Mark a calendar with your due date
Take a look at your calendars together and tell them to save the date: your due date!
Here are a few more ideas of clever ways to announce pregnancy to your parents:
- Heartbeat: Record the heartbeat of the first ultrasound and tell them you have new music for them to hear as you turn it on.
- Game night: Get your family together for a fun game night and ask to play Pictionary or Charades. Act out “we’re having a baby” and wait for someone to guess the wonderful news! Or if you’re a Scrabble family, spell out “I’m expecting” either in one turn or over the course of the game.
- Wrap up your pregnancy test: Simply place your positive pregnancy test in a gift bag or box for them to open. This works best if you used a digital test that says that you’re pregnant instead of making them try to decipher what the lines mean.
- A new fortune: Buy a bag of fortune cookies at your local Asian market, then take a pair of tweezers and replace a couple of the fortunes with a printout that announces your pregnancy with a Chinese fortune-sounding twist. Put the cookies in a small box as a gift, or take them with you to a Chinese restaurant and have the server present them to your parents.
Hopefully, this gave you some creative and unique ways to give your parents the surprise of a lifetime when you announce your pregnancy. Also, once you’re ready to reveal the gender of your baby, check out these 8 Fun Ideas for Virtual Gender Reveals.
Don’t forget to record their reaction on video! Their response is sure to be something you will watch over and over.
Congratulations and good luck! Check out more pregnancy announcement ideas here!