Amazing Celebrity Baby Showers

Flickr/susansimonHave you ever found yourself struggling to come up with something unique that will set apart the baby shower you're throwing? Take cue from celebrity hostess Eva Longoria, who threw a baby bash for Victoria Beckham, and plan a pink tea party (with pink food, of course) for the mom expecting a girl. Or if you're on decorations duty, ditch those tired table arrangements and create colorful mobiles to hang from the ceiling like Angie Harmon did for Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon.

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While some of these amazing events might be as over the top as a wedding, it's not necessary to have the budget of a Hollywood star to shower an expecting mother the way they do in L.A.

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Victoria Beckham
For the arrival of Victoria Beckham's fourth child, Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria threw a pink princess-themed shower. Held at the Beverly Wilshire, Longoria asked guests to come in pink and planned for a tea-party style gathering with lots of pink food and drink, like rose Champagne and pink cupcakes.

D.I.Y.: Read our tips for hosting a tea party, and then put together a menu of tea sandwiches and pink cake pops. Be inspired by everything princess and pink when setting the table, using table linens in various shades of pink, making centerpieces out of big peony blossoms, and using vintage tea cups and saucers for tea.

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Mariska Hargitay
Have a little fun when giving gifts to the expectant mom. For her blue-themed shower in New York City, Hargitay asked friends to each bring a gift that reflected them and to not label it with their name. As she opened each gift, Hargitay had to guess from whom each gift came.

D.I.Y.: Re-create Hargitay's guessing game by asking guests to each bring a gift that reflects their personality/life (if you're hosting, ask guests to RSVP with their gift idea to ensure no two people gift the same item). Collect all the gifts and mix them up. After the mom to be opens the first gift, have her guess who it's from. If she guesses right, let that gift-giver pick what gift she opens next.

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Minnie Driver
While devouring a berry cake (that was a party-favorite) and enjoying basil lemonade, guests at Minnie Driver's 2008 shower shared their new mom tips with the mom-to-be in a keepsake book and sent her home with hand-decorated onesies for the baby.

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D.I.Y.: Be inspired by Driver's gathering and serve lemonade and a fruit tart. Purchase plain white onesies and fabric markers for each guest to create a personalized outfit for the newborn to wear. Ask each guest to bring a picture of them with the mom-to-be so they can personalize a page in a scrapbook. On each page, guests can write messages to "introduce" themselves to the baby, and then share a funny memory they have of the mom-to-be or any new mom advice or tips.

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-Allison Beck, The Daily Meal