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9 Fun & Quirky Ways to Announce Baby On Board

9 Fun & Quirky Ways to Announce Baby On Board

You're Expecting? Here's 9 Fun & Quirky Pregnancy Announcement Ideas.

Woohoo! Congratulations, you're expecting! And now that your nerves have finally settled, you're probably trying to figure out a fun and unusual way to share your wonderful news with, well...everyone.

But forget those old-fashioned, formal cards and the embossed, lacey mailed-out notices (well, maybe keep one on the side for Grams and Gramps), there's plenty of creative, funky ways to spread the word when you're ready to do so.

To give you some inspiration, here's 9 of our absolute favorite pregnancy announcement ideas - which one will you try out? And if you have any other great baby announcement ideas, be sure to leave a comment below.

1. Works Like a Charm (Literally)

You know how there are plenty of parents that walk around with child-themed jewellery? Like those necklaces with charms of each child's thumbprint or date of birth?

Whether you already own one or not, now's your chance. Get your expected due date engraved on a charm (or just leave one blank!), and pop it on a necklace or bracelet.

When next visiting friends or relatives, show them your flashy jewellery (you can always make an excuse like, "Check out how shiny it is! I just polished it today...") - aaaand wait for the penny to drop.

This pregnancy announcement idea is great for those Pandora-styled charm bracelets too (so there's another excuse to head out shopping...)

2. Ice, Ice Baby

You might've heard about this one, but this play on rapper Vanilla Ice's most famous song is too funny; we just couldn't pass it up. Grab two bags of ice and a camera. Have your partner stand next to you, holding them up. Get someone to snap a pic of the both of you - him smiling with the bags, and you with your hands circling your belly. (Get it? "Ice, Ice...Baby!")

But if you happen to be photo-shy, you can place the two bags of ice on a flat surface, with a pic from your ultrasound on the far right (as above) and snap away!

Share the pics via social media, or print them out and mail to family and relatives.

It won't take long before your phone will start buzzing from all the "likes," calls and messages!

3. Be Subtle with a Sticker

Still haven't told your partner? Here's a way - order a Lil' Baby on Board car decal and pop it in an envelope - addressed to your beloved - and write on it: "We'll be needing one of these soon." Then slip it into your mailbox with the rest of your mail.

When they next go to check the mail, they'll get a very pleasant surprise.

This pregnancy announcement idea also works well for soon-to-be-grandparents. Pop a Lil' Baby on Board sticker on the back of your car, and head out to visit them. When you arrive, get out of your car and walk around to the trunk and crouch down like you're checking for scratches.

Wait to see the look on their faces when they notice your new addition!

Or simply take a picture with any of our Baby On Board stickers.

Lil Baby On Board Sticker Announcement

4. Catch the National Premier...

There have been some awesome pregnancy announcement idea making the rounds on Pinterest and Twitter. Whether your favorite movie is The Hangover, Knocked Up, Star Trek, or The Minions, you'll be able to tailor a themed poster to suit your announcement's style.

Have a friend take a photo of you and your partner dressed up like the actors (props included, of course) from a well-known movie, do a little tweaking with an editing app or software, and voila! You've got a personalized announcement that showcases your fun side, and your sense of humor.

5. Bun in the Oven

Get out your baking trays and some flour and eggs. Playing on the old phrase of "bun in the oven," bake some cinnamon buns (that would totally put Cinnabon to shame) or any other sweet or savory buns, and get snapping with your camera!

You can capture a pic of your partner taking a tray (with a single bun on it - or two if you're having twins!) out of the oven, or do it together. It's especially cute if you style the shot so a sibling is coming to check what's baking inside...

6. Not too Early to Plan for Halloween

Okay, so Halloween is about 8 weeks away...but who doesn't plan their costume in advance? Make your theme skeletons this year, and pin or paste cut-out bones (or stickers) onto black clothing for each family member.

Add a teeny tiny skeleton to the blank space under your ribs, and wait to reveal your surprise when you go trick-or-treating or dress up for the neighbor's annual Halloween party.

7. The Old Switcheroo

Gone are the days when the "funniest" pregnancy announcement idea for photos were just of the mother-to-be bent over the toilet bowl. Get into the fun of role reversals with a photo of your partner pretending to hurl while you flash the positive pregnancy test at the camera, or get him to stuff his shirt with a pillow and caption the pic: "Guess who's pregnant?"

8. You're Having, for Dinner

We've heard that this one was first introduced by Rebecca of Full House fame, and it's a great way to spill your secret to your closest family members (and is fun for those older kids too).

Either prepare a shopping list, or cook up a dinner, with everything "baby" themed. Think baby spinach, baby back ribs, baby get the picture. When asked what's for dinner, or what you need to buy at your next supermarket trip, share with them the details, and wait to see who's the first to notice!

9. Due Date = Expiry Date

And last but not least, this one is fantastically funny. Plan a scene for a photo with your kid/s (or even your pet!), with their "only child" or "youngest child" status set to expire on - yep, you guessed it, your due date.

You can get your kids to hold up a sign stating the fact, or have them wear a t-shirt with the message printed on, such as: "Only child...expiring December 2016."

All that's left to do then is share the end result!

We hope you enjoyed our top 9 pregnancy announcement ideas collection - but, what did you think? Do you have any quirky ideas of your own, or did you see someone else pull off one of these ideas spectacularly?

Share your thoughts with us in the comments below! We would love to hear your pregnancy announcement ideas.

Wishing you all the best!

- the Lil' Baby on Board team


Nov 29, 2016 • Posted by Tracy

These baby announcement ideas are great! My favorite has to be using baby items for dinner. I am so going to do this! My husband and I are trying for our first. There is a chance I may be pregnant already but it is too soon to know. fingers crossed. I will have to see what baby items I can make!

Nov 28, 2016 • Posted by Britney

What wonderful pregnancy announcement ideas! My sister is expecting and will be due in summer. We both live out of state from our family so we travel to see them next month for 2 weeks. She is going to use some of these ideas to come up with her own to announce she is pregnant on Christmas. Her boyfriend will be meeting our parents for the first time as well… Should be interesting! haha

Nov 25, 2016 • Posted by Lorna

I am so glad I found this post! My boyfriend and I just found out we are expecting! We want to celebrate everyone at the family holiday party we do every year the second week of December. Everyone dresses up like it is Halloween but we do it with Christmas themed costumes. He is going to dress up like a pregnant female elf!! I will dress and Rudolph. Everyone is going to lost it. I best my sis will guess it first. Great baby announcement ideas!

Nov 24, 2016 • Posted by Fran Smith

I swear my friend at work read this. She did two of the ideas above, the one I really loved was the bun in the oven. She actually had her family over for the holiday the week before since many of them had to work this week and her and her husband had a bun in the oven! Just a random bun. haha such a cute idea!

Nov 22, 2016 • Posted by Cathy D.

I find myself singing ice ice, baby now after reading this! LOL I was a young girl when that came out but boy did I love that song! What a cute list of pregnancy announcement ideas! I am going to share this with the girls at work. They will get a kick out of it!!

Nov 20, 2016 • Posted by Brianna

What a cute idea! I never would have thought to use a bracelet as a baby announcement idea but it is cool! I am big on charms too. I think this will work out great for me! I have been trying to get pregnant and I am going in to see if I 100% am on Tuesday. If so, I will bet using this bracelet idea!

Nov 19, 2016 • Posted by Lisa M.

Number 4 would have been perfect for Halloween! I just found out I was pregnant and since I live out of state from my family, they don’t know yet. I will be announcing it on Thanksgiving so I was looking for some baby announcement ideas. So glad i found this blog! My husband is completely on board haha

Nov 17, 2016 • Posted by Lilly

I loved these cute baby announcement ideas! I wish I had found this sooner! I had already had my bundle of joy. I will be sure to pass this on to my friend who is trying and around work where I know a lot of the ladies are getting married and such. What a wonderful way to celebrate the anticipation of new life!

Nov 16, 2016 • Posted by Vicky

Very creative pregnancy announcement ideas! I honestly would not have thought of half of these. I was doing some searches online and came across this on pinterest. I am not pregnant but my boyfriend and I are trying. I showed him the list and he said we are so doing one of these!

Nov 12, 2016 • Posted by Becky D.

My oldest sister did something like the bun in the oven idea a few years back. She had me, my other sister, and my mom over one day to show us some new furniture she got. She was showing us and randomly the oven beeped. She asked my mom to go turn it off. Because my mom is nosey, she looked inside. She goes “Why do you have a bun in your oven?” My sister replied “Ask your son in law”. My sister and I got it right away but my mom stood their puzzled for 15 minutes. It was hilarious! These are really good pregnancy announcement ideas though, can really find inspiration with them.

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