Announcing Pregnancy with Secret Message Eggs

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Since I am back in to the groove of blogging on a frequent basis I realized that I never shared how we announced we were pregnant with Baby Harper #4 to our immediate family.  When pregnant with our first I gave my mom a greeting card for Grandma and we simply told the rest of the family.  When pregnant with #2 I put Alleigh in a big sister shirt and let her “tell” the family.  With #3 I bought personalized shirts announcing the news for the big girls to wear.  But this time I wanted to do things a little differently.  I wanted the announcement to be more involved than simply just telling them and so I came up with the idea to hide the message inside of an egg.  And here is just how I did it….

SECRET MESSAGE EGGS

First I took raw eggs and washed them with soap and water.  I then used a sewing needle to make a small hole in each end and used my lung power to blow out the yolk and egg whites.  Once the eggs were empty I rinsed them with water until clear and let them sit over night to completely dry out.

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The next step was placing the secret message inside.  Since I’m not a huge fan of my hand writing I chose to print the messages using my computer and printer.  I then cut them in to strips, rolled them up, and slid them through the same hole I used to blow out the yolk and egg whites.

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Now it was time to decorate the eggs.  I ripped up blue tissue paper in to small pieces and using a mixture of mod podge and a little water I completely covered the egg.  I did two layers of tissue paper, but if using a darker color one layer would probably be fine.

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The last step was assembling the little packages.  I find these cute oval boxes at a local craft store which I filled with some faux grass, set the egg inside, then tied shut with bakers twine.  I made sure to include a little note on the outside of the box that said “Open & Crack Me!” so that the recipients would know exactly what to do with this random little gift.

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Once all the eggs were finished it was time to go visit the family.  The big girls were so excited to hand out the little packages and hovered when each recipient would crack them open.  Wondering what reactions we received?  Of course I captured them…

First up is my brother-in-law & his wife….
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And then we visited my parents and my sister… I believe my sister said “is this for real?” and my dad appears so shocked he had to get on his knees and pray, bwahahaha.
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And finally we went to see my mother-in-law and her boyfriend…
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I loved seeing everyone’s reactions and they all loved the secret message eggs!

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7 Responses to Announcing Pregnancy with Secret Message Eggs

  1. Sunny says:

    Love this!!! <3

  2. Tiffany Schmidt says:

    This was such a creative and adorable way to announce! I’m glad the girls were excited to hand out the eggs! Great job mama!

  3. shelly peterson says:

    This is such a great idea. When I was pregnant with my kids many, many years ago we didn’t do anything cutesy like this. I just loved seeing your family members reactions!

  4. I have to say your dad hitting his knees in the prayer shot has to be the best <3 <3 it

  5. Nicole dz says:

    I have seem some clever ways to announce a pregnancy, but this one takes the cake for me, such a cute way and I love the box it comes in. Awesome idea!

  6. Carol L says:

    Fantastic. So very creative.I love it. The pictures are awesome. I love your Dad’s reaction the best. haha
    Congrats. Thanks for sharing.
    Carol L

  7. Elena says:

    this is such a cute idea. thanks for sharing!

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