Having a baby is a very special event in one's life, and one that is often marked with a celebration in the form of a baby shower. It is an opportunity for family and friends to come together to wish the mother well in this new adventure, to welcome the little one into the world, and to shower them with gifts and the necessities that they will be needing.
Some baby showers are low-key and simple, while others are elaborate affairs with many people, fancy decorations, and food that would rival an Italian wedding feast. Whatever type of baby shower you're going for, you can certainly seek inspiration for the themes and decor, and the best way to do that is to check out some of the amazing baby showers that celebrities have hosted over the years. If anyone knows how to throw an elaborate party, it's celebrities! Take a look at these adorable baby shower themes, and see if you can find one to copy.
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10 Kim Kardashian's "Pajama Party" Baby Shower
This adorable baby shower theme was inspired by the 1989 movie, Troop Beverly Hills, starring Shelley Long. The shower featured teepee tents, Girl Guide cookies, and of course hot chocolate. The guests all wore matching seersucker striped pajamas while they cozied around to celebrate the arrival of Kim's second child with husband Kanye West.
The shower was held at a friend's Beverly Hills mansion, and guests included the reality TV star's sisters, mom Kris Jenner, and close friends. The group enjoyed a brunch outside under white umbrellas and spent time chatting and taking some cute photos in their matching pajamas.
9 Serena Williams' "50's Retro" Baby Shower
Who can say no to poodle skirts and jukeboxes? Serena Williams' baby shower featured a 50's retro theme, complete with stylish retro outfits and a working jukebox. The event was held at Nick's 50's Diner in West Palm Beach, which they renamed "Baby O's Diner" for the occasion.
Williams' fiancé, Alexis Ohanian, even dressed up for the party, and he appeared with the signature jeans, leather jacket, and white t-shirt with gelled-back hair, looking like he was straight out of the movie Grease. Williams' crew of close friends helped her to celebrate this special occasion, including such guests as Ciara, Kelly Rowland, and Eva Longoria.
8 Blake Lively: Fall Shower
Autumn brings with it sunny days, bright colors, and cozy feelings - the best combination for an outdoor baby shower! Blake Lively's shower encompassed all of these things, and the effect was beautiful. From vibrant flowers and gourds adorning the table to spiced pumpkin cake and caramel apples, no detail was left out.
Paper lanterns in fall colors hung from the trees, while beautiful wooden toys added whimsy to the affair. Guests enjoyed many fall-themed treats, and even their drinking glasses matched the decor. If you are planning a baby shower in the fall, this is a lovely theme to copy.
7 Candice Swanepoel - "Jungle Party" Baby Shower
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! This adorable jungle-theme baby shower was a tribute to Victoria Secret Supermodel Candice Swanepoel's South African roots, and it couldn't have been any cuter! With over-sized stuffed giraffes and lions guarding the snack table and a gorgeous two-tiered jungle cake, this baby shower was a beautiful way to welcome the model's son with fiancé Hermann Nicoli.
The decor even featured a bubble letter banner of the chosen name for the baby, Anacã, which is the Brazilian word for bird. The combination of blues, greens, and golds brought out the natural jungle theme even more, while the cupcakes all featured adorable jungle animal faces.
6 Chrissy Teigan - "Royalty" Baby Shower
Chrissy Teigan and John Legend celebrated the upcoming arrival of their first child at a swanky jewelry store in Soho, New York. The happy couple were crowned Baby Mama and Baby Daddy with bejeweled paper crowns, as part of the royal theme to welcome their first child back in 2016.
The item that stole the show, however, was the platter of gorgeous cookies in the shape of crowns, bottles, onesies, and baby carriages. Following the royal theme, these sugar cookies were decorated in rose gold icing, and fans everywhere went crazy trying to find out where they were made. Certainly, it was a royal affair to remember!
5 Tess Holliday - "Hawaiian" Baby Shower
Tess Holliday and husband, Nick, celebrated the upcoming arrival of their first child together by throwing a beautiful Hawaiian-themed baby shower. The plus-size model was dressed in a beautiful long dress with an island-inspired green print and had her hair curled into an up-do with a stunning pineapple and flower fastener. Her hubby sported cropped jeans and a Hawaiian print shirt.
The goodies featured at the shower all followed the Hawaiian theme, including tropical donuts that spelled out "Aloha Baby". A stunning 3-tiered cake adorned with palm trees and flamingoes made a colorful centerpiece, while treats and pineapple-shaped cookies completed the feast.
4 Jessie James Decker - "Sports" Baby Shower
Jessie James Decker's sister, Sydney Rae James, hosted a beautiful party for her sister, with a sport theme in tribute to Jessie's NFL husband, Eric Decker. The party featured a beautiful floral backdrop, baseball and basketball pillows, and blue balloons.
Guests enjoyed a 3-tiered cake with a large football cake topper and delightful finger foods that put a fancy spin on Super Bowl munchies. The shower was held at Sydney Rae's home, and the country singer later gushed about how her sister had taken care of every fine detail to make the party such an amazing success.
3 Meghan King Edmonds - "Rustic Chic" Baby Shower
The stunning combination of rustic chic decor and gorgeous floral and greenery arrangements made this baby shower absolutely breathtaking. Meghan King Edmonds and husband, former MLB player Jim Edmonds, were celebrating the upcoming arrival of their daughter at this lavish event, held at the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach, California.
There were flowers and succulents spilling out of everywhere, and an adorable teepee to hold the gifts for the happy couple. Every sort of sweet treat was featured, and the two-tier cake adorned with even more flowers and succulents completed the beautiful display.
2 Heidi Montag - "Heaven Sent" Baby Shower
The idea for the Heaven Sent baby shower that Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt hosted came from the fact that the couple had been "praying for this baby for years", revealed Montag in an interview. They wanted this to be reflected in the theme of the baby shower, and they certainly pulled that off, with beautiful white and blue decor, and lavish floral arrangements.
Guests enjoyed many sweet treats, healthy salads, and mocktails. They enjoyed chatting and dining on the goodies, and had fun taking photos in the on-site photo booth. Pratt stopped by near the end of the shower to take part in some of the photos with his wife. A truly heavenly celebration!
1 Shakira - "UNICEF World Baby Shower"
Never being one to follow the crowd, Shakira took the opportunity to do some good in celebration of the arrival of her first child with husband, FC Barcelona star Gerard Piqué. Shakira decided to host a World Baby Shower by posting this message on her Facebook page: "Every woman who's expecting has the power to use the blessing of her child's imminent birth to save the lives of other, less fortunate children around the world."
To date, Shakira's World Baby Shower movement has raised over $150,000, provided 3.8 tons of food, 80,000 doses of the polio vaccine, and essential prenatal care like the midwifery kit. The photo above shows a pregnant mother in Cambodia receiving important information about prenatal health through this UNICEF-sponsored program. What an inspirational way to celebrate the birth of one's child!