I’ll Take Fries with That:
Cucumber sandwiches are for basics! When the Kardashians fêted the pending arrival of the Teigen/Legend baby girl, they opted for Ronald McDonald over Wolfgang Puck; Taco Bell and Mickey Dees were the caterers of choice. All the greasy good fun was worth a million selfies, using that glorious, soft photobooth lighting the Kardashians should probably patent and, a few dozen Snapchats, using the custom filter of course.
Showy Gender Reveals are Out:
Balloons in a box? Cutting into a coloured cake? That’s Teen Mom territory. When a superstar wants to announce the gender before a shower, she does it casually on Twitter, like Kelly Clarkson, or on Instagram, like Gwen Stefani. Use the free time to stage an impromptu kitchen dance party and head to social to spread the word.
Share the Love:
Instead of the usual gift registry for baby #2, Shakira made the most of the generosity of her friends and fans, raising $185, 000 through UNICEF’s World Baby Shower Movement. (And let’s be real—celebs can buy their own onesies so going the charity route just makes sense.)
Make it an All-Nighter:
To celebrate the arrival of Saint, the Kardashians went for a throwback, and of course very photogenic, theme: Troop Beverly Hills. Inspired by the 1989 comedy, the shower came complete with teepees and matching silk PJ sets. Sorry Winnie the Pooh, your days as the go-to shower motif are numbered.
Treat Everyone Like They are Pregnant:
When Kaley Cuoco threw a pamper-heavy baby shower for her BFF/longtime makeup artist Jamie Greenberg, she had massage tables set up for all the guests, along with a manicure bar; for refreshments, she went full L.A. with a raw juice bar and spa food. Quinoa for everyone!
The It Gift:
How does one buy a gift for an expectant mama who has everything (and then some)? When in doubt, go monogrammed and/or small batch, and when it comes to toys, wood all the way. For a pop culture wink, pick up a diaper cake from eco-chic The Honest Company—we’re guessing it’s the go-to gift for co-founder Jessica Alba.