Your family has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. Spread the joyous news of your pregnancy with friends and family this Thanksgiving in a fun and creative way. Get inspired by the following Thanksgiving pregnancy announcement ideas.
1. Play “Gratitude Guess Who”
Start the Thanksgiving festivities off right with a game. As your guests arrive, ask them to write down something that they are grateful for, fold up the slip of paper, and place it into a bowl. Before dinner, have the youngest family member (who can read) stand at the head of the table and read each note card out loud. Be sure to include your note of gratitude that expresses your excitement for your pregnancy.
2. Turkey Hand Craft
Most of us remember making turkey crafts during thanksgiving using an outline of our hand, a few feathers, a googly eye, and a construction paper beak. Have your small children make a turkey hand Thanksgiving craft that includes a turkey for each member of the family, including the new baby. On Thanksgiving, have your children present their craft to their grandparents.
3. Schedule a Maternity Photoshoot
An extra special way to announce your pregnancy is with a fall-themed maternity photoshoot. Sit alongside your partner with a letter board propped in front that has the baby’s due date and an ultrasound photo. Mama Bump Rentals offers a wide selection of designer maternity dresses to rent that will take your photos to the next level. Choose a maternity photoshoot dress in a lovely fall color or festive pattern or texture, like velvet.
4. Pumpkin Carving Contest
If your family is like many others, you probably carve pumpkins as a Thanksgiving tradition. If you don’t currently, challenge your family and friends to a pumpkin carving contest this holiday season. When creating your own Jack o’ Lantern, tie in your pregnancy announcement. For example, you could have a pumpkin that represents each member of the family. The expecting mom’s pumpkin could have a mini pumpkin inside to symbolize the new bundle of joy.
5. Personalized Wine Bottle
Many Thanksgiving feasts are not complete without a bottle of wine to share. This Thanksgiving, customize the wine bottle with a label that announces your pregnancy. Print off a sticker with a creative note for the family, such as “You’ll Have to Drink a Glass for Me – We’re Expecting a Baby!”
6. Pumpkin Patch Reveal
Take a special trip to a local pumpkin patch looking for a fresh pie pumpkin. Before heading to the patch, carve or paint the big news on a pumpkin and hide it in the trunk. When you arrive at the pumpkin patch, have your partner place the special pumpkin among the others. Your family will soon come across the announcement and excitement will ensue.
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