Over the weekend, expecting former Playboy Playmate Holly Madison celebrated her “modern baby shower” – featuring a pink and black-bowed layer cake and fun cocktail drinks – with family and friends.
“It was really festive and well done and the food was amazing,” Holly tells Us Weekly of the shower, which featured “Holly-go-lightly” themed ice cream shakes and candy necklaces but no “corny games.” “It was really fun, just all of us sitting down and relaxing, having lunch, gossiping and having a good time.”
“It feels like a 5-year-old’s birthday party!” she adds. “We had a really great time. It was more of a fun social event.”
The Peepshow performer – who opted for a co-ed shower to accommodate all her best pals – received numerous gifts for her baby-to-be, including an adorable pair of customized crystal-encrusted baby shoes and a pink velvet tutu onesie from celebrity designer Linda Stokes.
Of course, the first time mama received some gifts for herself as well, such as a black patent leather “mommy bag” from Le bebe Coo, chock full of the line’s paraben-free skin-care products.
The 33-year-old model is due to have her baby girl with boyfriend Pasquale Rotella on March 5th but the excited soon-to-be mom claims she’s “ready to go” at a moment’s notice.
“I think since this is my first pregnancy, going through it, the anticipation can kind of be the worst part,” she explains. “You’re reading up on all the different side effects of pregnancy and the crazy things that could possibly happen and you’re just waiting to see ‘will this happen to me?'”
“And I had a couple of bad days but really, I’ve been blessed and had a good pregnancy,” she continues. “I am in the home stretch and I’m like, ‘Okay, this has actually been a really great experience and surprisingly easy’ and now I’m feeling better than ever the last few weeks. I’m super excited!”