The photos featured the reality TV star sitting in front of a fireplace in a strapless baby blue bump-hugging dress while wearing one of those “mom-to-be” sashes that baby shower hosts make the guest of honor wear. (Smile)
Shahs of Sunset star Gholnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi celebrated the upcoming arrival of her first child at a Moroccan -themed baby shower over the weekend.
She also announced during the event that she is expecting a baby boy. Her friend, event planner Anita Gohari, shared video and photos of the event which featured the name “Elijah” spelled out in gold decorative lettering before a backdrop above the dessert tableand the mom-to-be changed into a blue sweater with big blue eyelashes and announced the baby’s sex as well.
Earlier, she wore a neutral color bump-hugging dress with ruching and paid homage to her son sex and name with blue yarn weaved in her box braids and blue tips on her nails with the letter E on each finger.
She confirmed the gender news on a subsequent Instagram story.
“Hey y’all, we are at my baby shower and I just did a wardrobe change. As you guys can see, true blue — I’m having a boy,” the Shahs of Sunset star said on her Instagram Story, while showing off her blue and white manicure.
Gharachedaghi’s co-star, Reza Farahan, also shared the baby’s name in an Instagram post.
“Celebrating @gg_golnesa and sweet baby Elijah at her baby shower!” Farahan captioned a photo with the mom-to-be on Instagram. “Make sure to catch an all new episode of #shahs tonight 9pm @bravotv , it’s ?????? and you’re not going to want to miss a minute of it!”
Her guests, including current and past cast members like Lilly Ghalichi, vendors and family shared photos in social media
And in exclusive photos in PEOPLE magazine revealed that guests were served food “on two oversized boards, one housing cheeses, charcuterie, vegetables, breads, and other appetizers, while another was flowing with fruits (cantaloupe, strawberries, kiwi, passionfruit, raspberries, dragonfruit, etc.)
They also had salmon, hummus, shrimp, sliders, fries, chicken skewers and lamb chops and got to enjoy a Persian tea (chai) station in honor of Gharachedaghi’s Iranian ancestry.
Hookahs and cocktails like mojitos and micheladas and other alcoholic drinks were available, as well as a variety of flavored waters.
Among her Shahs family attending the event were Mike Shouhed and his girlfriend Paulina Ben-Cohen, Reza Farahan and husband Adam Neely, Destiney Rose, and Shah’s alum Lilly Ghalichi (who attended with her husband, Dara Mir).
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The reality star also used the party as a chance to give back, asking guests to bring unopened essentials for babies (diapers, baby wipes, formula, blankets, clothings, bottles, pacifiers, etc.) in lieu of gifts. All items were donated to Baby2Baby, a Los Angeles-based charity that provides children living in poverty, ages 0-12 years, with necessities that every child deserves. “Everyone’s like, ‘The whole point of having a baby shower is to get the free gifts.’ But I told everybody, ‘I do not want gifts,’ ” Gharachedaghi explained to PEOPLE. “I just feel like, I’m not someone who likes to splurge; I can afford the necessities, and don’t want to spoil my son with fancy, fancy things. So why not use this opportunity to help others for people lacking in life?”
Attendees were treated to goodies like sweet honey tea in adorable bear jars,petite pastries, a multi-tiered cake and cereal because according to Khloe in an insta story video, Malika craved cereal for most of her pregnancy.
They also played typical baby shower games like the “can’t say ‘baby’” game, the guess Malika’s baby belly girth and the guess the baby’s delivery date and guess the number of cookies in the jar game.
They went home with cute favors like baby bottle shaped bottle openers.
Malika is expecting a baby boy, the first child with her on-again-off-again boyfriend, rapper O.T. Genasis.
“A BEARy beautiful Baby Shower!!” Khloe captioned a series of photos of the event. “I have been planning Malika’s baby shower in my head for quite some time. Malika was very specific with not wanting color. So this was the only color we were able to get away with LOL It turned out beautifully!”
Everyone wore brown, white and other muted and neutral colors to the event to accommodate Malika’s request.
“I could not thank @mindyweiss @andrew_mindyweiss @jeffleatham enough!!” Khloe added thanking the event planning staff. “I know I’m a lot at times because I’m so specific and I love to micro manage but you guys always go over the top. You surpass any dream that I have ever conjured up in my head as to how I want something to look. Every time I am WOWED by your work and perfection! Thank you guys for being the best! You literally are my dream team! Thank to everyone who helped put this spectacular shower together!”
Here are some videos and photos of the fun event that the host, guests and vendors posted on their respective social media pages
Singer and Actress Christina Milian and her beau Matt Pokora celebrating the upcoming arrival of their first child together, a baby boy, with family and friends in Westwood Village neighborhood in Los Angeles, California.
Hosted at the restaurant Fellow, the event featured a cloud of blue and gold balloons overhead
She added: “Thank you guys for making it out,” the celebrity mom exclaimed. “Especially those who flew in so last minute,” Christina said. “I felt the love big time! You nearly brought me to tears to see you just POP UP! Those who couldn’t make it you were there with us at heart. We adore our gifts! Time is ticking and baby boy is kicking! We’re ready!”
A couple weekends ago, journalist Freddy-O and other friends surprised TV OneR&B Divas star KeKe Wyatt and her husband at a baby shower to celebrate the impending arrival of Wyatt’s 1oth baby.
The event, held at Atlanta hot spot Nouvea Restaurant & Bar, featured eats, desserts and drinks. Celebrity attendees included, Sarah Stokes, YouTube Sensation BLove, Mara Hall, Shekinah Jo, and others.
Her children, brothers, mother Lorna Wyatt and Manager Andrae Crenshaw all attended the blessed event.
The event was also sponsored by Martel, Moskato Life, Hotlanta Signs, Jay Productions Agency and Cami Cakes.
It looks like celebrities are going more and more unconventional at their baby showers (see Kim K’s CBD Shower and Shay Mitchell‘s strip club shower for example)
Model Ashely Graham and her husband celebrating the upcoming birth of their first child together at a baby shower being described as “non traditional” because it included ear piercing, tattoo application and manicure stations.
The event took place at The Foundry in New York City which fans got a sneak peek at via guests like celebrity doula and lifestyle guru Lathan Thomas who posted photos and videos on her Instagram page and stories:
“This shower was so ? @kissthedeejay was on the 1s and 2s, you could get tattoos, ear piercings and decorate baby onesies that are being donated to families in need,” Thomas wrote on Instagram. “I was too chicken to get a tat or another ear piercing ?@Fridamom made a custom labor and delivery kit for Ashley – so adorable!!!!”
As reported by PEOPLE, the event featured traditional elements like “It’s a mom!” balloons and signs, cupcakes, candy and other usual baby shower fare.
Graham reportedly told guests in a toast that the event was “bigger than our wedding”.
“If you haven’t gotten your ears pierced or a tattoo, you have to do that.” the plus size Victoria Secret model gushed. “There’s so much food, there’s a big cake that’s bigger than the one at our wedding.”
Pretty Little Liars star unveiled the 4th episode on her pregnancy journey YouTube series, Almost Ready, featuring a very unconventional strip club baby shower.
“I know, I know, I said I didn’t want a baby shower, but I changed my mind,” the Dollface actress opened up the video which showcases shower decorations but opens with her and girlfriends walking the Hollywood strip on their way to see Magic Men Live!
During the fun, Babbel texted his boo a few times, “Hey babe. How’s it going,” he asked, following up with, “Do you guys want snacks?”
The Realhousewives of Atlanta star Eva Marcille celebrated the impending arrival of her third child with an intimate Flower themed garden baby shower over the weekend.
Her BRAVO TV co stars Cynthia Bailey, Nene Leakes, Porsha Williams, and friends of the housewives Shamea Morton and Marlo Hampton, along with Cynthia’s sister and occassional guest on the show Mal Bailey, all joined in the fun to celebrate Baby Maverick, the chosen name Marcille and her husband, attorney Michael Sterling, have selected for their second child together.
“Pardon me I must say initially I was not super excited about having a baby shower considering this is my third child,” Marcille captioned a stunning Instagram photo of herself o the big day. “However, waking up this morning I’m super excited and it is my joy to celebrate the welcoming of my newest Flower Child ‘Baby Maverick.’ The Sterling clan gets a little bit bigger.”
Her co-stars and other guests also posted pics of the event.
throwing a baby shower for your friend, not for yourself.
Always let her have the last word on any games, food, guest lists, and entertainment. You want her to be happy, not to resent you for insisting on doing things “your way.”
3. Find a Comfortable Hosting Space
Number one on the list
of things you need for a baby shower?
A comfortable and cozy
spot! The guest of honor will want to relax, spread out, and likely be in an
environment she’s familiar with.
If possible, try to host
it in a friend’s home (not the mom-to-be’s own, as she shouldn’t have to handle
4. Avoid Stereotypical Games
Games are a huge part of
throwing a baby shower, but things like racing to see who can change a diaper
the fastest or forcing everyone to do a taste test of baby food aren’t fun for
Instead, have everyone
bring in an old baby picture of themselves and try to get guests to figure out
who is who. You could also hire a singer, organize a betting pool about the
time of the baby’s birth, and more.