For every mom-to-be, a shower is the perfect way to celebrate their first baby. But when a celebrity’s behind the big event, you can expect an over-the-top celebration. And that’s exactly what reality star Khloé Kardashian gave guests at her incredible pre-motherhood soirée in 2018.
Rumors began swirling in September of 2017 that the reality TV diva and her boyfriend, NBA sports star Tristan Thompson, were expecting a child together. However, it wasn’t until December that Kardashian confirmed everyone’s suspicions.
“My greatest dream realized,” Kardashian wrote in an Instagram post that depicted a baby bump. “We are having a baby! I had been waiting and wondering but God had a plan all along.”
A source further described Kardashian’s joy to People magazine in December 2017. “This is something Khloé has wanted for years and years and yet it’s more than that: she didn’t want it unless she was in the right relationship for it.”
“This is such a wonderful moment for her,” People magazine’s source went on to say of Khloé’s happy news. “Not only is she going to be a mother, she is going to be raising a child with a man she truly loves. Everyone is over the moon for them both.”
But that wasn’t the only surprise Kardashian had to reveal. Once the world knew she would soon be a mom, speculation mounted as to whether she’d be welcoming a son or daughter. She used her E! reality TV show Keeping Up With the Kardashians to put that debate to rest.
On the show, she received a call from her half-sister and makeup mogul, Kylie Jenner, who found out the baby’s gender from Kardashian’s doctor. “You’re having a girl!” Jenner said excitedly over the phone. A shocked Khloé retorted, “You’re lying!”
The gender news clearly settled in eventually, however. Just look at the pictures of the extra-girly baby shower Khloé put together. The star created a baby present wish-list with online retail giant Amazon, who helped her host the bash at the luxurious Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California.
Khloé also put together a celebrity-studded guest list. All of her siblings – Kim Kardashian West, Kourtney Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner – attended, as well as her mom Kris and grandmother Mary Jo Houghton. TV host Maria Menounos, Real Housewives of Miami’s Larsa Pippen and Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kim Zolciak-Biermann also received invites.
To get the party’s décor just right, Khloé turned to a trusted designer. The Four Seasons hotel chain’s artistic director Jeff Haynes-Leatham – who had previously decorated Kardashian’s mom’s house for Christmas – put together the look, which centred on highlights of feminine pink amid neutral tones.
The décor’s focus wasn’t just concerned with colors, though: Khloé made it clear that the world’s largest land mammal was the theme. Elephant figures, seemingly pruned from real shrubbery, welcomed guests into a room with floors covered in pink balloons and roses.
But perhaps the most show-stopping element of the entire shower was the dining table, which encircled a cascade of pink flowers dripping from the venue’s ceiling. The entryway into the party – an archway of blush-colored roses – was incredibly stunning, too.
Another special element was the fluorescent sign that read “Baby Thompson,” which cast a rosy glow over the dining room. In an Instagram post, Kardashian revealed that the lights were custom-made in her mom Kris Jenner’s handwriting.
In the dining room and in an additional seating area – perhaps where Kardashian opened gifts from her Amazon registry – there were balloons all over the floor. Although most were in the pink party hue, there were a few golden ones thrown in for contrast.
Even Kardashian was amazed with the final look of the party, and she took to Instagram to thank everyone who helped make her shower so special. “THANK YOU for creating the most magical memories I get to keep for the rest of my life,” Khloé wrote.
“WOW, is truly all I can say,” Khloé went on. “They say ‘love is in the details,’ I couldn’t agree more! Look at all the LOVE… I wish I could post every single picture! I’m still dreaming.”
That happy frame of mind continued for Kardashian, who subsequently gave birth to a 6 pound, 13 ounce baby girl on April 12, 2018. Khloé revealed the baby’s name via Instagram – coincidentally, the image showed a room full of pink balloons, similar to the décor of her baby shower.
“Our little girl, True Thompson, has completely stolen our hearts and we are overwhelmed with LOVE,” the reality TV star wrote on Instagram. “Such a blessing to welcome this angel into the family! Mommy and Daddy loooooove you True!”
Kardashian’s mom took to social media to further explain her granddaughter’s interesting moniker. “True is actually a family name,” Kris Jenner revealed on Twitter. “My grandfather’s name on my dad’s side was True Otis Houghton. My real dad’s name was Robert True Houghton. So I am excited Khloé named her daughter True!!!”
Along with the never-ending excitement with which she was ushered into the world, baby True will undoubtedly be surrounded by her big, tight-knit family. That includes Kardashian’s nieces Stormi Webster, Kylie Jenner’s daughter, and Chicago West, born to Kim Kardashian West and her rapper husband Kanye. Both babies came into the world just before True, which likely means the three little girls will grow up side by side.