Friday, July 25th, 2014
Stars—they’re just like us! And that means that when there’s a baby on the way, they celebrate in a big way. Recently, Chelsea Clinton, Savannah Guthrie, Snooki, and Jwoww shared the details of their baby showers—how do they compare to your celebration?
They picked elaborate themes. Snooki’s shower featured a grand “Great Gatsby” theme, and she (and several other guests) sported fascinators and flapper-esque ensembles to fit with the party.
They invited the guys. Former President Bill Clinton and Chelsea’s husband Mark Mezvinsky both made appearances at Chelsea Clinton’s celebration.
They hired entertainment. Jwoww’s shower featured a drag queen emcee to keep the crowd entertained.
The gift opening happened elsewhere.Chelsea Clinton’s shower featured lots of celebrating, but the mom-to-be took home her bounty and opened the onesies and strollers in the privacy of her home.
They turned a “sprinkle” into a full-on fete. In the past, moms-to-be usually saved lavish showers for their first-born, with very small (or no) celebrations for future children. But perhaps Snooki’s part of a trend to celebrate every baby’s arrival. (And really, doesn’t every baby deserve a party?)
They planned a menu perfect for the mom-to-be. Chelsea Clinton’s gluten-free menu meant she could enjoy any of the goodies offered at the celebration.
They asked their guests to provide gifts for those who really need them. At Savannah Guthrie’s totally cute shower guests were asked to bring one book for her baby, and one to be donated for those who may have a harder time stocking their bookshelves. Because let’s face facts: Savannah can probably swing a pretty nice stroller.
Tell us: What made your baby shower special? If your party’s still in the planning stages, check out our Baby Shower Planner for inspiration.
Image: JWoww & Snooki at JWoww’s shower, by David Ragsdale/Courtesy of JWoww
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Monday, August 19th, 2013
May the force be with Hart of Dixie star Jaime King when she goes into labor this fall! The pregnant actress and George Lucas fanatic, was feted by friends (including super-stylish celeb pals Jessica Alba, Rachel Bilson and Selma Blair) at her Star Wars-themed baby shower on Saturday at the Soho House in West Hollywood.
The centerpiece of the baby shower was an elaborate cake featuring Jaime as Princess Leah, and her husband Kyle in full Jedi gear, surrounded by Darth Vader, Storm Troopers, and their baby on a planet (most likely in a galaxy far, far away). Since the couple doesn’t know the sex of their baby—and plan to be surprised on his or her birthday—the cake read: “May the force be with baby Newman.”
Why the Sci-fi theme? The space adventure holds a special place in Jaime and her husband’s hearts. Aside from both of them being obsessed with all things Star Wars, Kyle directed Jaime in the 2009 movie Fanboys—about buddies who take a cross-country trip to Skywalker Ranch so their dying friend can see a screening of Star Wars: Episode I, The Phantom Menace before its released—and Jaime voiced several characters on the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated TV series from 2009 to 2012.
While I’m not as R2D2- and C3P0-obsessed as Jaime and Kyle, I love that they (and her friends throwing the shower) went outside the box with the baby shower theme. It’s a tip for everyone to learn from. Your (or your friend’s shower) should focus on the mom-to-be’s likes and interests and really be personal to her. Love books? A nursery rhyme, Alice in Wonderland, or Dr. Seuss-themed party is perfect. Can’t get enough of animals? A circus, jungle or petting zoo-themed shower could be for you. Have a special interest, like football, music or even knitting? They can all be incorporated into a baby shower tailored just for you, making your day extra-special.
For your own Star Wars-themed baby bash, check out these awesome recipes and craft projects. You can even take your love of the movies one step further by naming your baby after the epic series with these cool baby name suggestions. Star Wars not your bag? Get inspired by these other fun baby shower themes.
TELL US: What was/will be your baby shower theme?
Image of Jaime’s baby shower cake via Ashley Madekwe’s Webstagram.
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