45 Cute & Clever Ways to Tell Him He's Going to Be a Dad

Jordyn Smith | May 8, 2018 Pregnancy
45 Cute & Clever Ways to Tell Him He's Going to Be a Dad

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Husbands are, arguably, the most important people to break the news of a new pregnancy to. After the mom and the doctor, they're usually the first ones to know about a new baby. That means the pressure to break the news to them the right way is pretty high. Telling a man that he's going to be a dad for the first time -- and every time after that -- is a big deal. That's why it's so important to make the reveal as cool as possible. 

Husband pregnancy reveals don't necessarily have to be as huge or extravagant as regular pregnancy announcements. It's not necessary to hire a photographer or spend a ton of money. They can definitely be more intimate, but that doesn't mean they can't be just as special or creative. It's easy to incorporate his favorite foods, sports teams, or even bring out his sentimental side. Husband reveals have the capacity to be super memorable and crazy unique. 

Realistically, there are countless ways to reveal a new pregnancy to a husband. While every idea is just as amazing as the next, we've narrowed that long list down to 40 of our favorites. This list has something for every personality, from the dads who are really into clever jokes to the ones who are a little more subtle. There's a cool reveal idea here that is perfect for any awesome, excited daddy-to-be. 

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  • Spoon Feed Husband Pregnancy Reveal 


    This awesome "we're expecting" spoon is not only a sweet way to reveal a pregnancy, it's also a really cool keepsake!

    Pregnancy Announcement Spoon ($18, For Such A Time Designs/Etsy)

  • Photobomb Husband Pregnancy Announcement


    Couple Camille and Kyle were posing for Christmas pics ... or at least, that's what Kyle thought. Mom-to-be Camille had actually devised an elaborate pregnancy reveal where she held up a sign with the news, and captured his reaction to boot.

  • Proposal Pregnancy Announcement

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    Ahh, remember the day he popped the question? Who could forget, right? Make an unforgettable proposal of fatherhood: Head back to the place where he proposed, only instead of a ring in a box, you hand him a box with a positive pregnancy test inside.

  • Belly Paint Pregnancy Announcement

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    Odds are your husband loves taking your shirt off anyway ... so why not leave him a surprise underneath with some belly paint? You can write "Baby on board," a simple "I'm pregnant," or anything else you think will get the point across.

  • Cupcakes Pregnancy Announcement

    cupcake announcement

    Let him get the message as you settle in for dessert. Serve him a sweet treat of pink and blue cupcakes in a box. Decorate the inside lid with a sweet message that says, "I'm pregnant!"

  • Fortune Cookie Pregnancy Announcement


    During your next night of Chinese takeout, give him a fortune cookie that truly foretells what's coming. Blogger Molly at A Day In Mollywood printed out a fake fortune reading "In 9 months you will welcome a new bundle of joy into your family," then pretended that was the fortune she got.

  • Coffee Cup Pregnancy Announcement


    Turn any regular old morning into an amazing one by pouring him a cup of coffee and letting the mug break the special news to him. 

    Pregnancy Announcement Mug ($13.39, Mugs & More IE/Etsy)

  • Greeting Card Pregnancy Announcement


    Kids don't have to spell the end of your sex life, and one way to drive that home is to call him a "DILF", which shows you're as hot for him as ever.

    Pregnancy Announcement Card ($5.99, DeLuce Design/Etsy)

  • Pregnancy Reveal Poem


    Writing a pregnancy reveal poem -- like this sweet "adventure is out there" ode that was posted on Reddit -- allows you to craft your words just right for a memorable delivery he will always cherish. Throw it in a frame, and you have your first piece of art for the nursery.

  • Funny Photo Pregnancy Announcement


    Mom and photographer Danielle Hark enlisted Photoshop and her daughter to share the news. "I texted my husband a photo of our 4-year-old holding a copy of What to Expect When You're Expecting, but I Photoshopped it to say What to Expect When You're A Big Sister -- Coming July 2015," she says. "He loved it!"

  • Hidden Pregnancy Announcement


    Sooner or later all men will open the fridge ... which makes it the perfect place to plant the big news. In one popular YouTube video, the mom hides the positive pregnancy test in a baby bottle; her husband is so dead set on finding a drink, he doesn't even realize what's in his hand!

  • Nauseous Husband Pregnancy Reveal 


    Perfect for the jokester couple, this hilarious card actually manages to make morning sickness funny! 

    Funny Pregnancy Card ($4.82, Sew Dandee/Etsy)

  • Cereal Bowl Pregnancy Announcement

    pregnancy announcement cereal bowl

    Nonchalantly settle down at the breakfast table eating your cereal in a pregnancy reveal bowl, then watch his jaw drop. Talk about a memorable morning!

    Eating For Two Bowl ($19.00, The Critter Nest/Etsy)

  • Equation Pregnancy Announcement


    A sweet, simple pregnancy reveal card sums up what you've got to say in as few words as possible.

  • Pregnancy Announcement Book


    Since you two are bound to be reading a bunch of parenting books  anyway, you may as well kill two birds with one stone by giving him a book about becoming a dad as a gift. Plus he'll be much more happier perusing those pages than, say, a women's pregnancy guide.

  • Sports Teams Husband Pregnancy Reveal 


    Sports obsessions definitely run in the family, so why not make the reveal by reminding Dad that he's about to get a baby and a new superfan? 

  • Mock Proposal Husband Pregnancy Announcement 


    Who says women can't propose? This pregnancy reveal is one he definitely won't want to say no to. 

  • Under the Cup Husband Pregnancy Reveal 


    For any expectant mom who doesn't feel like investing in a fancy mug, this disposable pregnancy reveal will do just fine! 

  • Pizza Pregnancy Reveal 


    A delicious homemade pizza plus some really great news makes for one amazing dinner date!

  • Welcome Home Husband Pregnancy Reveal


    There's absolutely no way to go wrong with a giant poster that spills the beans in the most simplistic way possible. 

  • Dog Pregnancy Husband Pregnancy Reveal 


    Slight spelling error aside, this is a great idea to utilize a furry little friend to break the news that someone is about to become a new daddy. 

  • Homemade Card Husband Pregnancy Reveal


    This one is definitely reminiscent of those Valentine's Day cards everyone used to make in grade school, but that only makes it more adorable. 

  • Two Hearts Husband Pregnancy Reveal


    Special occasions are always made better with a rose bouquet and a sweet poem. 

  • Chocolates Husband Pregnancy Announcement 


    For any chocolate-loving new dad, these really awesome chocolates will tell them everything they need to know. 

    Pregnancy Announcement Milk Chocolate ($41.99, What Candy Says/Etsy)

  • DILF Mug Husband Pregnancy Reveal 


    Another reveal idea that's perfect for dads with a sense of humor, this "DILF" mug is something he'll get a kick out of for a long time. 

    Pregnancy Announcement Mug ($13.99/Rose Gold Rebel/Etsy)

  • I Love Daddy Husband Pregnancy Reveal


    This one is definitely meant to tug at his heartstrings. For anyone who wants to make her husband happy-cry before the baby is even born, this onesie-card combo is a great way to do it. 

    Pregnancy Announcement ($13+, Catherine & Ash/Etsy)

  • Puzzle Husband Pregnancy Reveal 


    If he has the patience to put a full puzzle together this easy 12-piece game makes for a really cool pregnancy reveal. 

    Pregnancy Reveal Puzzle ($18, PZL Zone/Etsy)

  • We Have a Winner Husband Pregnancy Reveal 


    Let him know that his efforts have finally paid off with this cute mug. 

    Funny Pregnancy Announcement ($12.99, Mugsby/Etsy)