Pregnant Rachel Bilson Celebrates Her Baby Shower — With Birth Beads?
In case you weren’t already aware, Rachel Bilson is the cutest pregnant person ever. And now that we know she and boyfriend Hayden Christensen are reportedly expecting a girl, we can’t wait to meet Rachel’s mini-me — and that goes double for her friends and family who recently attended the Hart of Dixie star’s baby shower.
According to Us Weekly, Rachel celebrated the upcoming birth of her first child on Sunday, August 31 at a pal’s house in LA, with a star-studded guest list that included her Dixie co-star Jaime King and Natalie Portman. Sounds like our invite got lost in the mail!
One of the most interesting details about her shower? An insider from the party revealed that Rachel’s guests each brought something called a “birth bead” instead of handing over gifts like adorable onesies and Diaper Genies.
“Each person gave her a piece of advice and a blessing along with the bead,” the source says. “She will use the beads for strength during labor.”
And for a mom who will have no problem providing for her little one, the idea of birth beads sounds pretty cool. With an intense experience like labor on the horizon, we’re guessing Rachel will take any support she can get.
And now, for the most adorable detail: The party favors. Each guest was sent home with a package of tea and mints, appropriately tagged with the phrase, “Rachel & Baby, Mint To Be.” Okay, stop. That’s too cute.
“She’s wanted it for a long time and is going to be an amazing mom,” the source adds. “Everyone is ecstatic for her.”