The excitement that follows the announcement of your newborn baby sets countless plans into motion.
Case in point: Expectant parents become consumed with choosing the perfect name for their new baby, deciding on a nursery theme, and planning a gender reveal party. But before the celebration begins, these parents-to-be are tasked with delivering the good news in a memorable way.
Here are five fun ways to announce the arrival of your new bundle of joy:
Share the Joy with Loved Ones
Since it’s likely you’ll first be sharing the good news with the future grandparents, consider gifting them an item that you’ll also be using as a new mother. For starters, how about matching diaper bags that can be monogrammed and personalized? Fill the bag with wipes, a teething ring, a onesie, extra socks, a rattle, and baby lotion. Grandmothers may especially love receiving their own personalized diaper bag for the new baby, as it might spur precious memories. If you want to add something special for the future grandfather, consider a themed diaper bag or style such as backpacks and tactical designs.
Give Family a Surprise Gift
Like any present, there are numerous options available when planning a birth announcement gift. For instance, you can customize T-shirts, coffee mugs, stationery, memory books, and even garden flags. When planning your birth announcement event — whether it’s a party or a private affair — you can add inexpensive gifts to give your guests or the new grandparents. Invite your dearest friends and/or family to a cookout and serve their beverage in glasses customized to their new role, such as aunt, uncle, cousin, grandmother, grandfather, etc. You’ll all have a fun laugh when they realize what’s printed on their glass!
Add Custom Yard Décor
Have some fun by announcing the birth of your child to the neighborhood. Birth announcement signs are readily available online and at certain retailers and can be positioned anywhere you desire. Although there are lots of different yard signage that you can choose from, do something different with a custom design such as a cradle of wood that can be displayed in your yard. Paint it the color of your baby’s gender and add signage or another piece of outdoor décor that complements your yard art. The display will serve as a fun reminder as you anticipate the delivery date.
Throw a Surprise Party
Everyone loves a party, especially one that brings about good news. As an option, you can organize your party under the guise of a cookout, potluck, game night, or whatever occasion you wish. Keep the reason for the party a secret until your guests arrive and then decide how you want to tell them about your pregnancy. The options are endless. You can make a formal announcement or consider adding some swag to the food tables, such as baby napkins or some other décor. Other fun additions might include table place cards with a special message inside for each guest.
Enjoy This Special Moment in Your Lives
Of course, you’ll want to let distant family members and friends in on your big news, too, via traditional birth announcements, which come in a variety of designs and styles. Design your card with photos of your new baby, and be sure to customize it with any personal message you want to share. Whether it’s a surprise party, yard design, or customized gift, consider these and other ideas for announcing the new edition to your family. And lastly, enjoy the excitement this magical moment brings to you and yours!