Molly Sims' baby shower was a gorgeous garden lunch hosted by friends. "I didn't want to torture people with shower games, so my friends and event planners came up with some pretty amazing alternatives," writes the actress and supermodel on her website. Guests were asked to stop by a scented oil station and create a special perfume for the mom-to-be, write letters to Baby, and add to a special piece jewelry.
Where would a Dodgers fan celebrate her baby shower? Dodger Stadium, of course! On August 14, baseball fan Alyssa Milano and her hubby, David Bugliari, shared the special day at the stadium with 35 friends, including Holly Robinson Peete, Colin Hanks, and Jack Dorsey, founder of Twitter. Crumbs Bakery supplied the Dodgers cupcakes and the baby, due in September, will have his own baby-sized Dodgers jersey. Sounds like a homerun to us!
Mad Men co-star Christina Hendricks was just one of the friends that attended January Jones' beachside baby shower held in Malibu, California, on June 25, 2011. Hanging out on the patio and strolling along the beach were some of the activities enjoyed by the mom-to-be and guests. Jones wore a theme-fitting tropical flowered dress and was seen dipping her toes in the water and enjoying her day. The baby—which is the actress's first—is due this fall.
Jewel showed her country side on May 22, 2011, with her Texas-style baby shower. The shower was held in Jewel's hometown of Stephenville, Texas, and hosted by Belly Bandit. No doubt Jewel's husband, bull rider Ty Murray, gave a thumbs up at the theme: little cowboys. Some of the loot the mom-to-be rode away with include an Orbit Travel System, Happy Heinys gift basket, and Fisher Price Precious Planet Playtime Bouncer.
Move over blue—pink is in! Victoria Beckham, mom to three boys, celebrated her baby shower with one request: pink gifts only, please! Beckham's shower, co-hosted by actress Eva Longoria and celebrity hair stylist Ken Paves, was a celebration for all things girly. Held at the private rooftop Butterfly Bar at West Hollywood's Hotel Le Petit Ermitage, this sweet soiree featured pink tablecloths and pink blossoms, topped off with an English garden tea party theme and a Princess cake with marzipan.
Surrounding yourself with friends and family is what having a baby shower is all about. Singer Alanis Morissette took that one step further when she invited her friends for a pre-baby henna party. Henna, a non-permanent dying stain, is designed on the top layer of skin to resemble tattoo art. Alanis' belly was elaborately decorated with the henna, and guests also got in on the action. This symbolic ritual is not just for celebs, henna kits are readily available and could be a special way to "mark" your big day. Morisette and husband Mario "Souleye" Treadway welcomed their first child, a son named Ever Imre, on December 25, 2010.
Actress Kelly Preston and hubby John Travolta wanted to send their friends and family home with something special to remember their joyful baby shower. That's why all the guests received custom-designed chocolate birds in gilt-edged nests—the perfect and delicious way to show the famous duo in "nesting" mode! Beverly Hills-based chocolatier Lee Gelfond created the beautiful and tasty treats. As chocolate lovers, we say this is one idea worth melting over. Preston and Travolta welcomed their baby boy, Benjamin, in November 2010.
There's nothing traditional about singer and songwriter Pink, aka Alecia Moore. But, when it came to her shower for her soon-to-be arriving baby girl, she went decidedly low-key. It was a hometown affair in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, that was all about close friends and family. The grandma-to-be threw the shower and while Pink was feted with a huge assortment of gifts, what she really wanted was more cake! Sounds delicious!
Brooke Shields wanted to create something memorable and meaningful for her friend and fellow actress Kim Raver. So she came up with the idea of a having a "quilting station" as part of the baby shower activities. At the event, Brooke had all the guests create individual fabric squares that were later sown together to make a beautiful, one-of-a-kind baby blanket. This gift is truly a patchwork of love!
We love Sheryl Crowe's music but also really love that she started a trend in baby showers going green! We're sure other "green" celebs like Alicia Silverstone and Natalie Portman will follow suit. Ideas worthy of recycling are making absolutely everything organic and reusable—from soy candles dotting the party area, to real silverware and plates, to fabric napkins and tablecloths. Of course, the food and wine should be organically grown, and why not have party favors like flower seeds and tree saplings to plant at home—a gift that truly keeps on giving, ensuring green for years and years to come. Crowe is mom to two sons: WyattSteven (born in 2007) and LeviJames (born April 2010).
Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe is all about fabulous fashion and knows just what her A-list clients need to look great. When it came to planning a baby shower to celebrate the arrival of her first child, she wanted those in real need to benefit from her happy day. In lieu of shower gifts, she asked guests to donate to charity. Baby2Baby, a Los-Angeles bases organization dedicated to getting infant items to families in need, was her charity of choice, making her shower a truly feel-good experience for everyone. Zoe and her husband Rodger Berman welcomed their son Skylar on March 23, 2011.
Mega star Mariah Carey had never attended a baby shower before but she knew what she wanted when it came to her own celebration! The lavish adults-only cocktail party at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills was all about over the top fabulousness—from her arrival with hubby Nick Cannon in a black Rolls Royce to the life-size stuffed giraffes! Gourmet appetizers, of course! Over the top gifts, for sure! Champagne, you bet! All this in a room elaborately decorated with pink and blue balloons, flowers, and napkins. Definitely diva-worthy! On April 30, 2011, Carey and Cannon welcomed their twins—a baby boy named Moroccan and a baby girl named Monroe.
Kourtney Kardashian wasn't the only receiving gifts at her baby shower at her family's home Hidden Hills, California. Guests, like comedian Heather McDonald, walked away shirts, scarves, limited-edition nail polish, hand-blown glass tea sets, and even jewelry. While at the shower, they nibbled on chocolate-covered strawberries from Berry Elegance in Studio City. Mason Dash, the first child for Kardashian and her boyfriend, Scott Disnick, arrived on December 14, 2009.
Blue was the color of the day at Kendra Wilkinson's baby shower. Mary O'Connor, Hugh Hefner's secretary, held the event at her home outside of Los Angeles. Lollipops, taffy, and cupcakes were plentiful for the guests which included former Girl's Next Door stars Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt. Wilkinson and her husband, NFL player Hank Baskett, welcomed Hank Baskett IV on December 11, 2009.
Katherine Heigl threw her Grey's Anatomy co-star, Ellen Pompeo, an outdoor baby shower at her home in Los Angeles. Tables decorated with pink floral arrangements and candles were shielded from the sun with umbrellas for the catered event. The guests, which included Kate Walsh and Sandra Oh, brought the first-time mom-to-be gifts from her registry at Juvenile Shop in Sherman Oaks, like a Sleep Sheep mobile and Sleepy Safari stacking toys. Pompeo and her husband, Chris Ivery, welcomed daughter StellaLuna on September 15, 2009.
Everything was pink for 24's Marisol Nichols at her BBQ-catered baby shower at her home in Los Angeles. The guests played traditional baby shower games—like guessing the number of jelly beans in the bottle bottle—and even sang a rendition of "Happy Early Birthday" to the actress and her husband, Taron Lexton. The couple welcomed daughter Rain India on September 30, 2008.
Mary Lynn Rajskub fed her guests traditional, homey foods at her outside baby shower. Pulled pork sandwiches, mac and cheese, turkey burgers, and truffle fries were enjoyed by guests, which included James Morrison and Greg Behrendt. Rajskub, who decided not to find out the sex of her baby, choose the neutral color green for her nursery. The 24 actress and her boyfriend, personal trainer Matthew Rolph, welcomed son ValentineAnthony on July 24, 2008.
It was candy and champagne at Angie Harmon's baby shower luncheon held at a friend's house. The actress and her former NFL player husband, Jason Sehorn, gave guests, which included Holly Robinson Peete, Lori Loughlin, and Ming Na, gift bags from L'Occitane. Harmon was showered with gifts herself, including an Angel Dear Dalmatian Puppy blanket from Rebecca Romijn, and a Bebe Au Lait Hooter Hiders in Hot Dots from Amber Valletta. Harmon welcomed her third daughter, EmeryHope, on December 18, 2008. She joins sisters, Finley Faith and Avery Grace.
Sports was the theme at the baby shower for Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller. The guests—which included Paris Hilton, Barry Bonds, Jon Cryer, and Martin Sheen—watched the kids decorate cupcakes and play sports-themed activities. Manicures and other girly activities were also provided for those not so into baseball, basketball, and football. The twin boys, Max and Bob, were born on March 14, 2008.
It was an over-the-top extravaganza when Sean "Diddy" Combs and his girlfriend Kim Porter celebrated their "Little Miss Diddys' Pretty in Pink" shower at 230 Fifth in New York City. Guests indulged in customized pink M&Ms, pink cocktails in pink floral bottles, while Combs and Porter opened lavish gifts and a $1000 toy stroller. The twin girls, D'Lila and Jessie, were born in December 2006.
She may be "Jenny from the Block," but Jennifer Lopez and her husband, Marc Anthony, like to do things in a big way. In January 2007, the couple celebrated the impending arrival of their twins with a chic rooftop celebration at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City where many of their famous friends lavished them with luxe baby gear. The couple's twins, Max and Emme, were born on February 22, 2008.
Jamie Lynn Spears celebrated her traditional baby shower in Kentwood, Louisiana—far from the lights of Hollywood. About 30 guests attended the ladies-only event where the young mom-to-be opened gifts at the family's home. Spears and her fiance, Casey Aldridge, welcomed their first child, daughter Maddie Briann, on June 19, 2008.
There is no doubt that Nicole Richie is a fashion trendsetter and her Wizard of Oz-themed baby shower may just make her a party trendsetter too! Held at the Beverly Hills hotel the elaborate celebration, included touches like ruby slipper centerpieces, a yellow brick road lined with candy, and a live band performing tunes from the classic flick. While following the Yellow Brick Road may not be your party preference, we're sure you can come of with a theme that will put you and your guests over the rainbow. Richie and her boyfriend, Joel Madden, welcomed their daughter, HarlowWinterKate on January 11, 2008 and a boy named Sparrow James Midnight on September 9, 2009.
The theme was blue when it came time to celebrate the impending birth of Brooke Burke's fourth child and first boy. A small group of friends and family met for a cocktail party at the Treehouse Social Club in Beverly Hills, California. The decor, cupcakes, and even cocktails were all done in baby blue to mark the occasion. Burke and husband David Charvet's son, Shaya, arrived on March 5, 2008.
Jessica Alba wanted to celebrate the arrival of her second child with husband Cash Warren in a low-key and personal way. That's why Alba and several of her BFF's decided to go the "do-it-yourself" route. This was a party all about hanging out with friends and getting crafty. The group created all their own decorations, including paper lanterns with butterflies, glittering water lilies, flower baskets, and homemade dragonflies. Alba then posted all their handiwork on Facebook for friends, family and of course, fans to enjoy! Alba and her husband, Cash Warren, welcomed daughter HonorMarie on June 7, 2008.
A berry cake was the hit of the day at actress Minnie Driver's baby shower. Driver celebrated with about 40 friends in Malibu, California. It was a traditional shower with finger sandwiches and cake, while friends hand wrote advice in a keepsake book. Driver welcomed son Henry Story Driver on September 5, 2008.