Nothing puts a mom-to-be at the center of the universe quite as a baby shower does. Having your friends and family surrounding you with love and warmth while you get to sit back and relax is a welcome pause towards the end of pregnancy. Just when you are starting to feel big and bloated and like you have been pregnant forever, here is a party all about you and your baby where everyone reminds you how glorious you are and what an amazing thing you are doing, growing a human being inside of you.
Most of us have a shower at home with a couple of naff but fun games and a table full of nibbly bits to ward off the hunger pangs while you open your gifts. Celebrities, however, like to take it a little bit further and you won’t believe what some of these had at their baby showers.
Some are lavish in a quiet, understated, sophisticated way. They have quiet, muted colors, fine crystal and carefully crafted menus created by world renowned chefs. Others are lavish because they are full of personalized trinkets, brand name sponsored goodie bags and professional photographers or filmmakers to record the proceedings to share later with the world. A few are lavish because they are ridiculously over the top.
15 Rosie Huntington’s Secret
Victoria’s Secret model and Mad Max actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley hosted her baby shower at an undisclosed location in Los Angeles at the end of May of this year.
Photographs on Instagram showed a beautifully laid table where over 30 guests dined alfresco in the California sun.
The star of the show wore a white lace trimmed Bardot silk maxi dress by Self Portrait, and all of her guests wore similar maxi dresses or maxi skirts to add an additional touch of glamor to the occasion.
White linen napkins were topped with fresh yellow flowers, reflecting the yellow and pink flowers used in the subtle displays on the table. Silver cutlery was used to maintain the theme of understated elegance while a burlap table runner kept the theme rooted in nature.
14 Sanya And Aaron Ross Are True Blue
Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross and her husband NFL cornerback Aaron Ross hosted a beautiful blue themed baby shower for 120 guests in June of this year at the W Hotel Austin, Texas.
Boxwood walls were specially created for the guests to use as a beautiful backdrop for photographs and as you can see in the photos above both parents-to-be looked fabulous in their outfits coordinated with the theme.
Trees with their trunks made of moss and their foliage made of flowers topped each of the glass, candlelit tables which were surrounded by designer acrylic chairs. For those times before and after the sumptuous meal, the room was dotted with white, soft, luxurious linen furniture, perfect for lounging upon.
The three tiered cake was predominately white with softly marbled blue hearts cascading down the outside.
13 Good Golly Miss Molly Sims
The experience Molly Sims has had with two previous baby showers enabled the star and husband Scott Stuber, to host a fabulous event at their California home. With a little help from celebrity event planner Stefanie Cove the couple decorated the shower with a giant blue balloon installation and a florists' worth of dark blue flowers.
The centre piece chocolate cake was chosen because, as Sims said, “The chocolate cake that [Laurel] makes that she’s known for – caramel chocolate with the flowers on top – that’s what I crave.”
Sims also admitted, “I had it at the shower, I had it after the shower, I had it the next day and then for the next three days.”
Guests included Vanessa Lachey, Rachel Zoe and Erin and Sara Foster who snacked on appetizers like beet and quinoa cakes with ginger, pickled Fresno chili, cashew sour cream and mint, roasted kuri squash skewers with chipotle, guajillo crema, spiced pepitas, and cilantro.
12 A Knockout Baby Shower For Dee Devlin
Dee Devlin, partner of MMA fighter Conor McGregor, was surprised with an opulent baby shower secretly organized by McGregor, his sisters Erin and Aoife as well as Devlin's own sisters Cathey and Sarah.
Held in Howth, North Dublin, the venue had a beautiful panoramic view of the sea. The inside was not a disappointment either. The gorgeous room was bedecked with yellow and white floral displays so if the couple knew the gender of their baby there was no clue in the decorations.
White linen draped the tables which were set with beautiful crystal and silver ware and presents galore were stacked on the tables.
As well as the lavish dining experience, guests were treated to a photo booth in which Devlin and McGregor posed with their guests to create a unique souvenir of their special day.
11 A Village Celebrates For Naturi Naughton
The very talented Naturi Naughton, “Power” actress, singer and Broadway star has recently added another role to her extensive resume, that of mom.
Welcoming a daughter in July 2017, Naughton hosted her baby shower while she was seven months pregnant with her first child. The shower had a wonderfully original jungle theme and the phrase “It takes a Village” was prominently displayed on one of the walls in the gorgeously decorated room.
Delicate cookies decorated with giraffes and sparkles sat side by side with burnished macaroons while the three tier centerpiece cake was partially covered in gold leaf. Party favors were provided by @gumballnecklacedivas in the form of personalized bottles with wearable jewelry attached amid the sparkles, and the glowing mom-to-be had an exquisite white and gold chair from which she received her guests.
10 Peta And Maksim Could Have Danced All Night
Dancing with the Stars couple Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy held their baby shower at the McCarren Hotel & Pool in Brooklyn, New York.
“I want a baby shower EVERY weekend,” Murgatroyd jokingly captioned an Instagram post of herself in among the blue and yellow decorations, the centerpiece of which was a hot air balloon emblazoned with “Oh Boy!”
Blue and white flowers, a rocking horse, elephants, balloons and onesies rounded out the decorative theme while Murgatroyd outshone it all in an exquisite floor length white maternity gown and drop pearl earrings. Even her beautiful blonde hair, swept up on top of her head looked made to set off the decor.
The room also had a “looks too good to eat” dessert display at its center and a prop filled photo booth for guests to create their own special memories.
9 Jade And Tanner Tolbert - From Bachelors To Babymakers
The then mom-and-pop-to-be Jade Roper Tolbert and Tanner Tolbert, held their baby shower to celebrate the impending arrival of their daughter and they could not have been more excited. Bachelor Nation alums Carly Waddell, Becca Tilley, Ashley Iaconetti, Kristina Schulman as well as producer Elan Gale were among the guests at the sumptuous event at The Garland in Hollywood.
A cute and chic custom “poptail” bar served the guests champagne with a popsicle before a three-course brunch which included a shrimp and sweet potato hash with poached egg, a watermelon salad with burrata, heirloom tomatoes and a balsamic reduction, and banana bread topped with mascarpone cream and candied pecans.
For before and after the brunch the guests had the use of a delicately decorated lounge with cable-knit poufs, red velvet chairs and ivory couches to relax and enjoy those last few quiet pre baby moments.
8 How Much, Tori Spelling?
Tori Spelling's mom, Candy Spelling threw a baby bash for the ages at The Bel Air hotel's main restaurant on Grammy weekend, a shower that is speculated to have cost more than $40,000.
The party for 50 guests was held to celebrate the impending arrival of Spelling jr’s fifth baby with Husband Dean McDermott. Incase anyone was in any doubt about who the party was for 'Baby McDermott' was spelled out in blocks over the fireplace mantle and a sea of blue balloons covered the ceiling.
Toy trains chugged along circular tracks in front of the place settings, and the tables were dotted with floral displays, stuffed animals, and tiny first aid kits. Blue lemonade was sipped from little milk bottles, frosted around the rim with sparkling blue sugar and encased in teeny cloth diapers secured with diaper pins.
The party favors were coffee cups and saucers “because nobody gets any sleep with a new baby.”
7 Katherine Heigl - A Knocked-Up KnockOut
Actress Katherine Heigl and her husband Josh Kelley had a seasonally themed baby shower a month before their son was born in January of this year.
Heigl’s mother organized the shower, but it was important to the “Knocked Up” actress to contribute her own ideas. “I headed straight to Pinterest to cultivate a look for the shower that spoke to not only the holidays but also our mountain home in Utah where the baby will be born,” Heigl, 38, said.
“I wanted the table settings to feel rustic and elegant like our ranch up in Utah, so we included natural elements like rattan placemats, naturally shed deer antlers, pine cones, and white gourds.”
Heigl’s own collection of milk glass was utilized to hold the flowers on the tables, and the open bar provided a broad range of whimsical holiday-inspired cocktails. As the mom-to-be was unable to indulge in those, plenty of farm-to-table food was laid on, a healthy choice balanced by a classic white celebration cake and sugar cookie party favors for the guests to take home.
6 Well Aloha, Tess Holliday
Tess Holliday and her fiance Nick celebrated their baby-to-be with a Hawaiian-themed baby shower at their home. Both parents dressed the part with Holiday in a flowing green, and white vine patterned dress and Nick in a Hawaiian shirt and cropped jeans.
Flamingos and palm trees adorned the simple three-tier cake, decorated in pink, pale blue and yellow. Matching cupcakes carried on the theme, along with pineapple shaped and iced cookies and the most gorgeous "Aloha Baby," doughnuts ever. It’s difficult to know if the deserts or the pulled pork sushi would have been the tastiest food on offer.
Straw umbrellas, thatched roofs, flower leis and other tropical decorations adorned their new Long Beach, California, home, making it a housewarming party too.
Even Holiday's beautiful manicure connected to the theme with eight different nails featuring dress matching vine leaves, tropical sunsets and glittery “Oh Baby” designs.
5 Coco Austin's Is The Shower To Watch
Held at at New York City’s Cedar Lake Events the WE TV cameras were rolling for Coco and Ice-T’s baby shower was not your run of the mill event. Celebrity party planner David Tutera hosted the party which will be featured on his reality TV show David Tutera CELEBrations.
A checkerboard dance floor was laid out for guests to dance the night away while the tables were adorned with graphic black-and-white tablecloths with bold red centerpieces and napkins.
The bar had wine bottles decorated with "Welcome Baby Chanel" in celebration of the daughter, Chanel Nicole, the daughter welcomed two months later. A glamorous four tier black and white cake had a bold C on the top layer, but the top surface was reserved for figurines of the couples fur babies, two English bulldogs.
4 This Shower Was Tutu Cute For Mowrey And Adam Housley
The co-host of “The Real” had party planner to the stars Mindy Weiss on hand to organized a baby shower fit for any pretty princess. Mom Mowrey and dad Adam Housley held the event at Malibu's Hotel Casa del Mar with Weiss turning the elegant venue into a sea of pink and white for the 50 friends and family members in attendance.
Linen draped tables were dressed with pink napkins tied with diaper pins, and the head table was adorned with a lavish pink tutu as per the mom-to-be's request. Flower shaped sugar cookies reflected the 1000+ roses that were bought in to decorate the room.
A pink velvet "bun in the oven" centerpiece cake was specially made for Mowry-Housley and her guests and accompanied by a chocolate-chip marble Superman cake for the couple's eldest son and big brother to be, Aden.
3 Kevin And Danielle - Celebrating A Jonas Sister
Kevin and Danielle Jonas celebrated the impending arrival of baby number two with a surprise Mary Poppins themed baby bash designed by celebrity event planner Michael Russo.
The cake at the center of the shower was a delightful, delicate confection decorated with ribbons, polka dots, and silhouettes of the famous fictional nanny with her trademark umbrella.
Gorgeous, carousel like table decorations stood over ornate flower displays and was surrounded by whimsical glass jars filled to the brim with colorful candies.
Striped invitations were sent out to the guests, matching the pink chevron tablecloths on the tables where guests sat and shared a playful meal that linked to the party theme.
“I’ve always just wanted two kids that were both girls, and my wife was like, ‘Why?’ I’m like, ‘Because I’ve been around boys so much my entire life, that I want to be surrounded by girls,’ ” Dad Jonas said.
2 Baby Shower VH1 Style For Joseline Hernandez
The star of VH1 series Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta's and Stevie J & Joseline: Go Hollywood Joseline Hernandez was the unmistakable star of the show at her baby shower although the strippers did come a close second and received lots of column inches in the press.
In anticipation of her daughter, Bonnie Bella‘s impending birth the Puerto Rican Princess celebrated with friends, family and a camera crew because this was too big a party to go unrecorded for the new season of LHHA.
Sponsored by VH1 and hosted at the Museum Bar in Atlanta, the shower featured performances by Young Dro and "Love & Hip Hop: New York" star Mariah Lynn and the strippers weren’t shy about giving the mom-to-be a lap dance or two.
Despite the sparkle from mom, the food was not outshone, and glorious golden cakes, festooned with jewels sat in the middle of a giant illuminated balloon sculpture.
1 Savannah Guthrie's Baby Is Big News
Not many people have had a news themed baby shower, but that is exactly what Today co- host Savannah Guthrie had when she was expecting her first child. The party was organized by the ladies of Today at The Glass Houses in Chelsea, NYC, where some of the approximately 30 guests, attendees decorated onesies at a decorating station outfitted with stencils, fabric markers, ribbon, and appliqués. The decorated onesies were then hung as additional decor.
A Savannah-themed pregnancy crossword (complete with a pencil inscribed with the words #ShowerSavannah) was specially created, and guests each brought along two books to the shower, one for baby Guthrie and another to be donated through the charity Baby Buggy.
“A lot of people inscribed the books with notes to the baby that were really cute,” said Guthrie, “It was really personal. I love that.”
Sources: People.com, ESPN.com, glamourmagazine.co.uk, DailyMail.co.uk, Hello.com, NYdailynews.com, marieclaire.co.uk, eonline.com, usmagazine.com,