It’s your baby’s big day!

The balloons are filled, you’re all dressed up, and your guests are streaming in.

You watch as their smiles brighten when they discover your magnificent chalkboard centerpiece.

Imagine that moment. Now let’s make it a reality…

No matter what the occasion is, you’re in the right place, if you are looking for milestone sign ideas for:

  • First Birthdays
  • Baby Monthly Birthdays
  • Baby Showers / Welcome Baby Celebrations
  • Pregnancy Announcements
  • It’s a Boy / Girl Signs
  • Weekly Pregnancy Boards
  • Photobooth Ideas

Let’s hop aboard the baby train. 🚂

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Item Ideas

Find specific section ideas for your board. 🧸

  • Best Accomplishment

    Things your newborn would be proud of. Like, ‘Sleeps in my own bed’ or ‘Found my toes’.

  • Crawl Date

    The date you first saw movement.

  • Cute Fun Fact

    Something nobody knows (but you want to share). Like, ‘I love to splash’ or ‘I have dimples’.

  • Daddy or Mama’s Girl Designation

    A heading that announces your baby’s parental preference. 😂

  • Date I Was Born

    Your little one’s birthday.

  • Doctor’s Appointments Completed

    For example, ‘I got my first check-up’ or ‘I got my first MRI’.

  • Eye Color

    What color are those adorable eyes?

  • Falling Behind On

    Things like, walking, climbing, cleanliness, going to sleep.

  • Favorite Aunt / Uncle

    Uncle D or Auntie Margi?

  • Favorite Blankie

    What does the little one like to cuddle with?

  • Favorite Books

    ‘Curious George’ maybe?

  • Favorite Color

    The color of their favorite toy, outfit, book, etc.

  • Favorite Foods & Snacks (aka Yummy)

    Choose a handful of tummy favorites and add to your board.

  • Favorite Game

    Patty cake, peek a boo, tickle time.

  • Favorite Grandparent

    This is a fun one, but you probably want to include all to avoid any drama. 😇

  • Favorite Movie

    What’s their Disney movie of choice?

  • Favorite Pet

    The name of your pet(s).

  • Favorite Sibling

    Who does your newborn gravitate to the most?

  • Favorite Smells

    Have you noticed their favorite smells yet?

  • Favorite Songs

    Do we have a rockstar on our hands?

  • Favorite Sports Team

    Are they yelling War Eagle yet?

  • Favorite Toy

    A super cute item. Try ‘daddy’s iPhone’, tv remote or ‘mama’s jewelry’.

  • Favorite TV Show

    What grabs their attention on the tube? 📺

  • Favorite Wake Time

    When the little one prefers to wake themselves (or you 🤣).

  • First Sounds

    Try ‘sneezes’ or ‘laughing’.

  • First Things People Notice About Me

    Any trait you want to show-off.

  • First Words

    The most common question you’ll get as a parent.

  • Hair Color

    What color is the top of the head currently?

  • Holidays Celebrated

    Special days your baby has celebrated so far (could have to be a formal holiday).

  • I am

    Funny traits, like cranky, loud, sloppy, smart.

  • I Dislike

    Things your baby is not fond of — loud noises, bathes, big brother…

  • I Sleep For

    How long the baby sleeps through the night.

  • My Age

    Months or years passed.

  • My Attention Span Is

    How long it takes for your baby to lose focus / get grumpy.

  • My Height

    Write this in inches, like ’29 inches tall’.

  • My Name

    A heading with your baby’s name (usually in a fancy font).

  • My School Is

    The name of your daycare or school.

  • My Teacher Is

    Your kid’s current instructor (could be outside of school).

  • My Weight

    A number to signify your baby’s weight.

  • Number Days Away From Mom

    How many days in total your baby has been away from you.

  • Number of Teeth

    How many chompers do they currently have?

  • Number Photos Taken

    How many pics have been snapped in their short lifetime.

  • Places Visited

    For example, ‘I went to the state fair’, beach or grandmas.

  • Sit Up Date

    The date we sat up for the first time.

  • Things I Can Do (aka Watch Me)

    More cute capabilities: hiccup, give kisses, throw cheerios, splash, climb the stairs.

  • Things I Love

    Things your baby can’t get enough of, like my sister, Winnie, walks, playing peek a boo.

  • Things That Make Me Sneeze

    What causes sneezes in your house?

  • Today Is

    Your baby’s first time to try something. For example, ‘first time in the new car seat’.

  • Walk Date

    The date your track runner began training.

  • Wearing Size

    The current size of your baby’s clothes, like 0-1.

  • When I Grow Up I Want to Be

    Do we have a doctor in the house?

  • Words I Can Say

    ‘Dada’ or ‘Mama’… or ‘Whitney’. 😁

  • Zeros

    Things your baby has avoided so far, like ear infections.

  • A Couple’s Quote

    An expression of love. For example, ‘we can’t wait to bring her home.’

  • Baby Nickname

    Any early nicknames (usually funny). Like, your ‘crazy little princess’.

  • Big Bro Is / Big Sis Is

    Add a list of sibling names.

  • Cravings

    All the goodies mom wants to eat during pregnancy.

  • Daddy Loves to

    Things dad likes to do (think hobbies).

  • Daddy’s Reaction

    How did dad react to the pregnancy news?

  • Expected Due Date

    The date you expect to pop.

  • Favorite Outfit

    Pajamas, overalls, bibs, dribble…

  • First Kick

    The date you felt your first kick.

  • Found Out Date

    The date you discovered the big news.

  • Heard Heartbeat Date

    The date you heard the first heartbeat.

  • Hospital Name (aka I’ll Make My First Appearance At)

    The place you plan to give birth.

  • Mommy Feels

    How does mom currently feel? Overjoyed maybe?

  • Mommy Loves to

    Things mom likes to do (think hobbies).

  • Names You’re Considering

    ‘Waiting for Bo or Luke

  • Pregnancy Faves / Peaks

    Any joy of the pregnancy experience.

  • Pregnancy Least Faves / Blah

    Anything that keeps mom up at night.

  • Pregnancy Location

    Where you found out you were pregnant.

  • Size of Baby Bump

    A comparison of your baby bump, for example, ‘pineapple’.

  • Time of Birth

    The exact time of delivery.

  • Weeks Pregnant

    How many weeks you were (or are currently) pregnant.

  • What Not to Say to Your Pregnant Wife

    A mistaken quote from your hubby. 👋

  • Wish For Baby

    A hopeful wish for your baby. For example, ‘A long and happy life’.

See pics in my custom Google album to get even more ideas.

Theme Ideas

Choose an overall topic for your board. 🐬

  • Ahoy

  • Army

  • Baby Shark

  • Balloons / Hot Air Balloons

  • Banners

  • Barbie

  • Barnyard

  • Baseball

  • Beanie Babies

  • Beauty and the Beast

  • Brown Bear

  • Bubbles

  • Bunny

  • Butterflies / Ants / Insects

  • Cabbage Patch Kids

  • Camping / Woods

  • Candyland

  • Captain America

  • Cars

  • Caterpillar

  • Circus

  • Clouds / Sky

  • Coco (movie)

  • County Fair

  • Daniel Tiger

  • DC Superheroes (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman)

  • Dinosaurs

  • Dr. Seuss

  • Dragon

  • DuckTales

  • Dumbo

  • E.T. / Aliens

  • Everything Disney

  • Finding Nemo (movie)

  • Football

  • Frozen (movie)

  • G.I. Joe

  • Ghostbusters

  • Harry Potter / Wizard

  • Hatchimals

  • Hungry Hippo

  • Inside Out (movie)

  • Iron Man

  • Jumanji

  • Jungle

  • King Kong

  • Ladybug Fancy

  • Lego

  • Lumberjack

  • Mermaid

  • Mickey Mouse

  • Minecraft

  • Minnie Mouse

  • Moana

  • Monster

  • Mustache

  • My Little Pony

  • Nautical / Ahoy Matey

  • Ninja Turtles

  • PAW Patrol

  • Penguins

  • Peppa Pig

  • Pete the Cat

  • Polar Bears

  • Prince

  • Princess

  • Puppies

  • Puss in Boots

  • Rainbow

  • Rodeo

  • Sesame Street

  • Shrek

  • Snoopy

  • Snow White

  • Snowflakes

  • Spider-man

  • Spongebob Squarepants

  • Star Wars

  • Steven Universe

  • Super Mario Brothers

  • Teddy Bears

  • Teddy Ruxpin

  • The Karate Kid / Ninja / Spy

  • The Muppets

  • The Wizard of Oz

  • Thomas the Tank Engine

  • Tickle Me Elmo

  • Toy Story

  • Trolls

  • Tumble Leaf

  • Twinkle Twinkle

  • Unicorn

  • Where’s Waldo

  • Winnie the Pooh

  • Winter Wonderland

Get more theme ideas from my Google album.

We’re all done!

Did you find the idea you were looking for?

Do you have any ideas of your own?

Let me know in the comment section below. 👇

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