Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Creative ways to share that you are expecting!

I have had entirely way too much fun planning how to reveal our baby news to our friends and family. When I first found out I was pregnant, one of the first things I did was search for unique ways to share the news and while there are lots of great ideas out there, I didn't find exactly what I wanted. I created this post in the hope that this can be helpful to some of you mamas-to-be out there looking for a way to reveal your special news to the people you love most.
1. If possible, use the new names of family members you tell in the reveal. Your mom or mother in law will absolutely love something that already says Grandma on it! I found a few old fashioned milk bottles at Michael's and used a Martha Stewart Stencil to paint a chalkboard label on each one. See the full reveal here.
2. Another fun way to reveal your news is to make it personal. My brother in law's father is from China and owns a Chinese restaurant so my brother in law truly makes the best Chinese food ever. When I knew we were getting together with my family for a meal at my sister's house, I knew I wanted Chinese and I immediately thought of creating a custom Fortune cookie to go with our meal! I used Lucky Girl Fortunes and absolutely LOVED how they turned out. See the full reveal here.
3. I had originally planned to tell my parents later than I did, but when we heard the heartbeat of our baby I couldn't wait! I still wanted to make the reveal special so a quick and easy way to reveal the news is using balloons. I got one pink, one blue and labeled each one with the date and my parents new title: grandma and grandpa.
4. For those of you that have family and friends out of town, a custom greeting card is a sweet way to share the news. A phone call is fine, but a card they can open and see an actual picture on is just fun. Who doesn't love to get a surprise in the mail? If you choose this option I highly recommend using a new greeting card brand, Treat. They offer adorable designs that you can personalize for any special event. I absolutely love how my cards turned out and my family adored them!
What are some of the best ways you have seen baby news revealed?

7 comments:

According to Jax said...

Adorable!!! How long did you wait to tell your families?

Becky said...

I think the card to other family members is an adorable idea!! My brother just called us and pretended that they were having triplets SO that was stressful/exciting. Luckily just one baby is in there! :)

A Brew of Blessings said...

Can I hire you to plan mine when the time comes!? Love all of this!

k8te said...

loved all your reveals! we bought those hello apparel tshirts (that you see everywhere) that say "grown up" on them and the "baby" onesie...then on our wedding anniversary (2 years, so cotton - perfect!) we wore them to our parents' houses to tell them :)

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Aww... I love that Baby Baby Baby Oh card! Cute!

Gen Delali said...

these are so lovely! your family must have been thrilled to know!

Shelley said...

i love your creative ways to tell your families! i especially love that nothing was over the top - just laid back and casual :)