Finding out that you’re
pregnant is an incredibly exciting moment and often mums and dads to be want to
keep that excitement rolling. A great way to do this is to tell your family and
friends in a fun and creative way and to make it as memorable as possible. But
how should you do it? The way you tell them will no doubt depend on your
relationship, whether it’s your first baby and what is most personal for you.
If you are looking for some inspiration, here are six fun and creative ways to
tell your loved ones that you are expecting a baby.
Play Your Baby’s Heartbeat
When you have a recording
of your baby’s heartbeat from the hospital, you can use it to announce your
pregnancy in an incredibly magical way. You can send the recording to them via
a smartphone message, an email or even make a video of you hearing it for the
first time which you can share with them. Send it with a subtle message like, ‘somebody
is looking forward to meeting you in 9 months’ or similar. This idea is great
for people who live a long way from their friends or family and can’t tell them
in person. Alternatively, you can create a pregnancy announcement video which you can share with friends and family via
social media, email, and more.
Put a Bun in the Oven
This one is a classic but
always fun! Invite your friends or family over and ask them to check on what’s
in the oven. When they open it up, they will find a beautiful bun baking away
in there marked with a B just like the nursery rhyme. Take a photo or video of
the big moment and, once you’ve all calmed down a little, you can sit down to
enjoy a slice of the bun together.
Give them Personalised T-shirts
A great idea is to look at
the t-shirt printing in Brum and personalise them for your family members. You
can personalise them easily to say: Granny, or Grandpa, Auntie or Uncle, Big
Brother or Sister, etc. You could even put the due date on the t-shirts or
anything you can think of. Then wrap them up and present them to your loved
ones at the same time. They’ll find out in quirky and suspenseful way and will
have a memento to treasure forever.
Invite them Over for a Brew
Similarly to the t-shirts,
you could opt for a personalised mug with a message on the bottom or inside, or
even an image from the ultrasound. Invite them over for a tea or coffee just as
you would on any normal day but instead of handing them any old mug, give them
the special mug and wait for them to cotton on.
Take them Out for a Meal
If you’re up for a bit of
planning, you could always contact a local café or restaurant and see if they
would be willing to help you make your announcement. For example, they could
write the news on their chalkboard or easel which they display outside so you
can walk past and draw their attention to it. Alternatively, you could print a
‘specials’ page which can be inside the menu when you sit down and will announce
the news for you.
For more inspirational ideas, take a look at
this list on www.thebump.com