Chrissy Teigen & John Legend give their baby-to-be a royal welcome: too much?

Social media addict and mom-to-be Chrissy Teigen once again took to Instagram to share photos of her baby shower, held on Sunday in New York City. Chrissy, 30, and her hubby John Legend went for a royal theme for the party, complete with crown-shaped cookies and a princess party hat for Chrissy emblazoned with “Baby Mama.” The guest list for the lavish party included models models Brooklyn Decker and Petra Nemcova.

The couple, who adorably announced they were expecting back in October have also shared their struggles with starting a family, with Chrissy having to use IVF in order to get pregnant. Along the way, she’s also shared the criticism she’s received about everything from her pregnancy diet to her plans to hire a night nurse.

Not only did Chrissy throw a shower fit for a princess, she also got some baby naming advice from an unlikely source. The model told Stephen Colbert on The Late Show last week that she ran a possible baby name by President Obama. While making summer rolls from her Cravings cookbook, Chrissy casually mentioned her high-powered friend. “We’re like very first-name basis.” She later added, “I wanted to ask him because John isn’t sold on the name, so I figured if he liked it, then John would be sold on it.” If your baby is being named by an executive order, I suggest you roll with it, John. Who needs baby naming books anyway?

Looking at all of the photos that were shared of the shower, it’s easy to think the couple went overboard, and they probably did. Speaking as a woman who would rather get a root canal than go to a baby shower, this isn’t really my “thing” (but I wonder, do you think they melted Godiva chocolates into diapers for that awful shower game instead of common candy bars)? But the couple did go through a lot to have a child and I can only imagine how excited they are, so I’m willing to just be happy for them.

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  1. Anon says:

    They went through a lot. Let them enjoy every minute of their pregnancy.

    • Josephine says:

      This. Can we please just let a couple enjoy this moment of welcoming a baby? I’m sure the blogs will light up with nonstop criticism once she has the kid and does everything wrong…

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I agree, Anon. What Locke Lamora says is true, I think – Chrissy loves attention, but she also struggled for five years to have a baby. That’s five years of monthly disappointments, retrying pregnancy tests because “maybe they’re wrong,” smiling through baby announcements from every other person on the planet, crying yourself to sleep and asking why I can’t have this one thing I want in the world, screaming at your spouse because he’s “not being supportive,” snarky comments from jerky people, and on and on. It’s really hard. I hope she squeezes every ounce of joy she can out of this moment.

      • Polkasox says:

        This. I struggled with infertility for 3 years & am pregnant. The amount of pain & heartache to get here is unfathomable to someone who hasn’t been there. I didn’t go over the top for my showers but I don’t love being the center of attention. I still grieve for the babies I lost & can’t quite believe things are going okay. Let her enjoy it, she’s struggled in silence for years.

        ETA – I didn’t throw my own. Friends have thrown some for me & I insisted on not going over the top. Yes, it’s slightly tacky to throw you own, but maybe it was a “come celebrate & don’t bring gifts” kinda thing? It’s not like they can’t afford to buy their own stuff.

      • Shambles says:

        GNATTY, really moved by your comment. I’ve always admired how open you’ve been with your struggles, and the way you described it just now made it so, so real. My heart is with you, lady.

        PolkaSox (love that), congratulations on the twins! And I’m so sorry you had to go through such pain. I can’t imagine what it must feel like to finally be pregnant and have everything going well. Amazing, surreal, a little scary? Best of luck to you and the babes!

      • Karina says:

        Your candidness really touches my heart. Sending you hugs.

    • Kate says:

      This. This. As a woman who has struggled to get pregnant for years—and gone through all that pain both physical and mental—anyone who hasn’t experienced it just needs to shut up. Because you can’t imagine how hard it is. How heartbreaking. You can bet that if and when I’m finally expecting, I’m going to enjoy every second. They deserve to celebrate. People who get pregnant easily just don’t understand this….

      • Maleficent says:

        This, this, this! Infertility is a bitch. I don’t care if they want to have fireworks and throw pink balloons from their balcony every night. I’ve lived the journey, and they can do whatever they want.

    • Alex says:

      This. Let them enjoy their bundle of joy. They waited long enough

    • Wren says:

      Yeah why not? It’s just a party. They can afford it even if it is over the top. Just look at their wedding.

      I hate baby showers too, well, actually I hate the dumbass games but who doesn’t love free cake, but I won’t begrudge anyone their celebration.

    • vilebody says:

      I just wanted to add that I met the two of them as a lowly PR intern about 5 years ago and they were very sweet and very much in love. I don’t think I can ever hate on them! I wish them the best.

    • nikko says:

      I think she looks so pretty w/ the added weight on her. When did men start attending baby showers? I like it better when it’s just women. I’m old school.

  2. NewWester says:

    Melted chocolate candy bars in baby diapers? What type of baby shower game is that? I have never heard of that before

    • Catwoman says:

      They melt different kind of candy bars in diapers and you get to guess what kind of candy bar it is. I only played it once and it was as much fun as having the flu.

    • Aarika says:

      It’s a game where they put different types of melted chocolate bars in diapers(so they look like poopy diapers) and attendees are suppose to examine the diapers, smell them etc to try and find out which bar is in each diaper. The person with the best guesses gets a prize. The idea sounds nasty but it’s fun lol

    • Rachel says:

      It’s the most horrible shower game ever devised. EVER. I once watched a woman so intent on winning, she tasted what was in the diaper. TASTED IT. If you’re ever at a shower and they pull out the diapers, make your excuses and run, do not walk, RUN for the door.

  3. Locke Lamora says:

    We don’t have baby showers in my country so this seems way over the top to me. Especially if someone else is throwing it for her. That’s especially weird. Here, that kinda thing never happens. Even for birthdays, the birthday person has to treat everyone, no one treats him or her.
    Once you have the baby, people come to “see” it and bring gifts and money. To be fair, that seems like more of a hassle for the new parents.

    The “Barack” thing is so eye rolling I just gave myself a migrane. They’re such an annoying couple.

    • Nancy says:

      My sister married a Greek man. They don’t have the baby shower until after the birth. It was an old time tradition, I guess a jinx thing, but nowadays the modern day Greeks have the shower before, as old country traditions are dying off with the elders.

      • Locke Lamora says:

        Ours kinda merged with “feather throwing” which is another tradition so people now have a party where everyone comes and brings gifts etc., but always after the birth. And then there’s the christening. You spend a lot of money when someone close to you has a baby.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Oh, Locke Lamora, you’re really missing it! You get to buy a gift and go sit in a circle with thirty other people who bought gifts and watch the mother to be open each one and murmur “awwww….so cute….adorable…” and other such, then you have theme shaped food and go home. My social circle doesn’t play games for some reason, thank God, but some do, so there’s that, too. I bet you’re jellie.

      • Locke Lamora says:

        Oh, GNAT, I’m wiping tears of jealousy as a type, lol.

      • Birdix says:

        I was invited to one recently, and in a fit of craftiness, knit these adorable booties. I had a friend who is a great knitter oversee, to make sure they were just right. With the extra yarn, I made a little hat. The day of, it was clear that the mother to be would have much rather had a diaper pail, or something similar. Total fail on my part.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Oh, that mother can bite it. You were so sweet to do that! I love to knit, but I can’t make anything but scarves yet.

      • swak says:

        @birdix, agree with GNAT – that mother can bite it. I LOVE getting home crafted gifts. It shows that you put a lot of yourself into it and makes it that more special. Anyone can go out and buy a gift. Not everyone can knit (I can’t – I crochet). People don’t realize the time involved in doing something like that.

      • Rachel says:

        Gnat, get the book Knitting for Dummies. It sounds ridiculous, but it works! I had a friend teach me the knit stitch, then I taught myself everything else from the book. What I couldn’t understand from the pics, I you tubed.

      • Wren says:

        Oh yeah it’s super terrific fun! I just love baby stuff! *eyeroll eyeroll gag*

        For shower gifts I buy packs of those plain white onsies in a few sizes because babies do gross things to their clothes and grow fast. One friend I gave a stuffed bear that was the same kind I had adored as a child because it was the perfect hugging shape. And I throw in a little something for the mom, like chocolate or a cute necklace or whatever because I get really easily overwhelmed with baby stuff and feel like women often lose their identity and everything becomes about the kid when they become mothers.

      • Chris says:

        I personally love handmade stuff-especially for baby gifts. I always crochet either a blanket or some hats as gifts whenever I go to a baby shower or when someone I know has a baby. Some people are so ungrateful!

      • Kelly says:

        @ birdix My mother is another who likes to give knits as baby gifts for family. She doesn’t have any 2 legged grandkids to knit for, only two of the four legged, feline variety. She usually knits a sweater, socks, and hat for her nieces’ and nephews’ kids. She absolutely refuses to shop off baby registries because she knows how fast kids can outgrow clothes. She usually gets gift cards for non-family members who have just had kids, because they are more useful.

    • Somegirl says:

      In the US it’s actually considered in poor taste to throw your own baby shower- like its a gift grab or something. So being over the top and having thrown it for yourself is considered worse than over the top and someone else threw it for you, because someone throwing it for you is a friend being happy for you and generous, whereas doing it for yourself can look greedy or attention seeking. Even family members are not supposed to throw the shower for you, etiquette-wise, in the US.

      Now saying all that, these etiquette rules can make it pretty hard, because throwing a shower is expensive and a lot of friends can’t afford to do it, so it makes it hard when eager soon-to-be aunts and grandmas are limited, which is why the social rules on this are gradually shifting. It’s still not the “proper” way, but it’s much more common for family members to host the shower now. Throwing one for yourself is still very uncommon though.

      • Locke Lamora says:

        Oh I see. Here, it’s the exact opposite, expecting someone else to throw a party for you would be in really poor taste. And considering you don’t really invite the people to see the baby, they are “obligated” to come, so it’s not really a gift grab either.

      • Chris says:

        Locke Lamora where do you live? I don’t have issues with baby showers but I find weddings are just getting out of control. Where I live people have wedding socials to raise money for the wedding. Rent a hall, people buy $10 tickets to get in and you have a cheap bar and raffle off prizes to raise money. I hate socials. I have also been to quite a few where an immediate family member wins one of the grand prizes and that just seems so sketchy to me. Twice this has been my own cousins. I have a cousin getting married this summer who is having a social but also had one of those parties where people come to your house and buy crap like candles, jewelry etc. she did this to raise funds for her social. So in the end she had a fundraiser for a fundraiser, a wedding shower and a wedding. Just have a wedding you can afford! The greed and tackiness just turns my stomach!

      • Locke Lamora says:

        I’ve never heard of that practice. Jesus.
        Here, when you go to weddings, you only buy a gift. Everything else is done by the bride and groom. Also, want to have bridesmaids? You have to pay for their dresses. Want to have a wedding in a far destination? Pay the hotel for all of your guests. Bachelor/Bachelorette party? The bride or the groom pays for drinks.
        As I said, pretty much any celebratory function here is paid entirely by the person who is celebrating. You don’t even get treated for your birthday.

      • lunchcoma says:

        I think I like those traditions better than my own country’s, Locke Lamora!

        (Also, you have excellent choice in fantasy novels.)

      • Locke Lamora says:

        @lunchoma – yeah, I guess they seem a bit more fair than inviting people to something and then making them pay for everything. And thank you!

    • lunchcoma says:

      The someone else throwing it for her is actually considered to be polite! Gifts are given at showers, and it’s considered rude to throw one for yourself or even a close family member. The theory was supposed to be that your friends would think to themselves, “Oh, gosh, our BFF doesn’t have any baby clothes. Let’s have a little party for her!” These days, of course, the reality is quite different.

  4. Valois says:

    I really tried to like her cause she seems funny, but she is so incredibly thristy.

  5. Catwoman says:

    I hate baby showers too. I hate them even more when it’s for the second or third kid. That’s just trolling for gifts. And don’t get me started on the melted candy bar in the diaper crap….

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I know I’m the old stodge of this group, but it annoys me to no end when people break the “rules.” Baby showers are supposed to be given by a friend, not a family member, for the first baby only. The thought behind it is that there’s a lot of stuff the young couple has to buy, so friends of the family help them out. When you have another baby, you already have a crib and stroller and swing and all that, so you don’t have another baby shower. Ok, I’ll just shut up now.

      • Locke Lamora says:

        Continuing the discussion above, here you have to come and see every baby. So if the couple has 10 kids, ten times you go. Luckily ( or not) people rarely have more than 2 kids.

      • SamiHami says:

        Then I’m an old stodge too, GNAT. I totally agree with you. It’s moot, though, because I am past the age where I get invited to baby/wedding showers. And even if I did I would decline the invitation most likely.

      • Chris says:

        Pretty much every wedding or baby shower I have been to has been thrown by a relative and not a friend. I think a lot of people don’t offer and you don’t want to ask your friend so family steps up and does it. The only shower I have been to that wasn’t thrown by family was my best friends wedding shower that she told me I was hosting for her.

      • Kelly says:

        That was my understanding of the etiquette rules as well. One of my cousins on my dad’s side had a kid shortly out of high school and another two with her current partner over a decade after her first one. Her mother, my mother’s least favorite SIL, decided to host a baby shower for her daughter. My mother’s reaction was something along the lines of when did it become f****** acceptable to have baby showers a second time. This was around the time I graduated from high school. Her response was to say that she was planning a puppy shower when they got the dog he’s her new baby. She didn’t go through with it because my dad thought she was nuts, but the dog still is her baby over 10 years later.

    • Chris says:

      I hate that too. In our family we showered for the first born only and we do it after the baby is born so everyone gets to see the baby. My cousins wife had two girls and they weren’t even two years apart and she had multiple showers for both. I went to one.

  6. Nancy says:

    The word that comes to mind is entitlement, Of course they consider themselves to be supreme over the parents of a middle class pregnant mother. But we all know the truth, we are the queens……

  7. dagdag says:

    I have often wondered why celebrities are so obsessed with royals. That crown play is normally done by little girls under schoolage.

  8. Mimz says:

    Well, haven’t we just spoken about overcompensating when having a miracle baby? I think Baby showers are a time to have fun, be ridiculous, I mean here in my country we get faces and belly painted and sometimes make the mothers do some pretty ridiculous stuff like Re-enacting the night of the babymaking (that one makes me kind of uncomfortable, but probably not more than the expectant mother), or running around with a bib and a pacifier and do some funny dance or whatever. Who cares?
    Go all out, put flowers everywhere, make ridiculous cutesy stuff to celebrate, it’s a joyful time. Who am I to criticize them for it?

  9. Tiffany27 says:

    They struggled to have this baby and yes, sometimes she’s too much, but I love Chrissy. She seems genuinely sweet. I loathe baby showers, but let them enjoy themselves. They’re elated.

  10. CornyBlue says:

    I mean if I am getting this right they had paper crowns and cookies ? That is downright plebian for Hollywood.

  11. TheOtherViv says:

    Can we talk about how she shares a stylist with KimYe and still looks so much better pregnant- even if some of those outfits ARE similar to what we had to endure during the production of Nori and Saint?

    • Locke Lamora says:

      Chrissy is a tall model. It doesn’t excuse her appaling fashion, but Kim’s bodytype is much harder to dress.

      • tmot says:

        Only if you insist on everything being a size too small. Kim could do so much better.

    • Jayna says:

      You mean Chrissy’s stylist is Kanye also? LOL

  12. Jayna says:

    It’s not a big deal. It’s tongue-in-cheek, playful, which goes with her personality. I’m sure John goes right along with that Chrissy wants.

  13. HeyThere! says:

    I don’t like baby showers or wedding related showers. Gag. So, that being said, when my sister threw my ‘showers’ I stepped in with several rules. NO dumb games. Ever. Not even one. My wish was granted! Both parties were great, not awkward for guests, great food and conversation! The only ‘games’ we had were the fill in the blank, and circle the answer type with a pen. No awkward putting the guest on the spot in a room full of strangers.

    In this case, let them party! This wasn’t your typical cheesy baby shower! I would have gone to this party any day. Those cookies look yummy!!!!!

  14. swak says:

    Am I reading this incorrectly: Did they throw their own baby shower? Can we PLEASE get rid of the terms Baby Daddy and Baby Momma. For some reason those terms irritate the heck out of me. Also, I like baby showers & bridal showers because I get to see people I don’t normally see on a regular basis and it’s fun getting caught up on what’s going on in their lives. Don’t get me started on baby showers for second and third babies.

  15. Lucy says:

    Eh, they really wanted this baby and can afford all of this. This child will be deeply loved and cherished, that’s for sure.

  16. kri says:

    I wish them every bit of happiness for their family. Yes, she loves attention and is often way too over the top, but they I think they are truly thrilled. I am not a baby-shower person either, and almost gagged when I read the diaper game thing (thanks Kaiser), but each their own.

  17. K says:

    I don’t like baby showers or wedding showers or any of that I find them stupid.

    That being said when I’m ready to have a child I pray I don’t have the fertility issues she had, I can’t imagine the pain that must be it has to hell. This is something she has wanted and struggled for let her enjoy it.

    Honestly having a baby is the biggest most exciting life changing event one goes through they should get to celebrate how they want and it’s really tacky to judge. Also they seemed to just have a theme party with cookies not like she was carried in on a chariot.

    Not my idea of fun but good for them and congrats to the happy couple.

  18. K says:

    Dbl post

  19. AlmondJoy says:

    No, not too much. This is their first child and they are thrilled! Let them celebrate the way they want. This is a beautiful thing.

    Sidenote: Chrissy is really growing on me. I’m starting to really like them as a couple.

  20. Nilber says:

    I just went to a baby shower where instead of games they had bibs, onesies and burp clothes that we had an assortment of stencils and paints to use to decorate for the baby. It was something that was definitely new to me but I could appreciate the usefulness and sentimental value of each item.

  21. Maybe she wants to name the baby King or Queen or Princess. Who knows? There are worse things that throwing a baby shower for yourself and going over the top, especially when they’ve tried for so long. Rather have parents too excited and happy to have a child, than the opposite. I’ve never been a huge fan of her, but she is glowing and happy with this pregnancy and I’m happy for both of them.

  22. Giddy says:

    I’m a fool for babies and celebrating them. And I know that the joy of getting pregnant is magnified when dealing with infertility. So I think it’s all great. Wear a crown, play silly games, etc. But have one of those nauseating pregnant belly cakes and I’d be out the door!

  23. Wentworth Miller says:

    Nothing that they could have done would have been too much. Especially with what they went thru to get pregnant.

  24. Jane says:

    Despite what my doctor thought would occur, I got pregnant fairly quickly and had an amazing birth. I didn’t have a royal shower for my baby, just two regular ones organized by friends. That said, I wouldn’t question any parent who did. Why should lineage determine what is an appropriate shower? To each parent I know, their son or daughter is their little prince or princess.

  25. hogtowngooner says:

    Meh, they’ve struggled to have this baby and they are entitled to enjoy it.

    She’s an annoying AF attention-whore (she posts stuff all the time just to get a reaction and play the self-righteous martyr), but overall she’s pretty harmless so whatevs.

  26. Easypeasy123 says:

    LOL at the etiquette police. This isnt 1950. Most people I know have baby showers to celebrate a new life, spend time with friends/family, and eat food. It’s not a shameless gift grab. Most people buy you blankets anyway. Why shouldnt a second baby be celebrated?

  27. JaneS says:

    A dam couldn’t cure her thirst.

  28. Brandi says:

    I used to find her weird looking but pregnancy is beautiful on this woman.
    She looks so glowing, alive, stunning!

  29. Magnoliarose says:

    Chrissy gets on my nerves usually but her infertility struggles deserve sympathy. I can understand wanting to go all out for this much wanted baby. My friends and family had a shower for every baby for me but they were actually fun. No games because they know me well enough to know I would hate it but we had a bbq or something plus we had things for children so families could come.
    There are loads of things to snark at but infertility is not one of them.

  30. NeoCleo says:

    She really is a cute pregnant lady.

  31. Antigone says:

    I know many would disagree with me, but I just can’t feel too sorry for them that they had fertility problems for a few years. Chrissy is only 30 and they have a ton of money-they have the time and resources that they would have been able to have a baby at some point. What about those who can’t afford years of fertility treatments? Those who can’t afford $20,000 to adopt? Women who are in their early 40’s and have tried unsuccessfully for years? I’m sorry, but I just can’t work up any sympathy for these two. Yeah, it took longer than planned but they’re having a baby (with the gender they’ve chosen) and there’s plenty of time for Chrissy to have additional kids. I’m sure it was tough for them, but it’s nothing compared to what those of us who aren’t financially privileged go through. I know I sound bitter but it’s a touchy subject for me. Plus, I honestly find her really annoying and thirsty.

  32. raincoaster says:

    At least it wasn’t a sperm and egg themed party or something like that. And I would kill for her jacket.

  33. celtlady says:

    They threw their own party, but told their guests not to give them any gifts, per other outlets. Since all that they were doing is celebrating their long awaited baby, I think it’s fine. They are a cute couple, and it is refreshing how unfiltered Chrissy is (most of the time, anyway).