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Make your next baby shower a red carpet affair

If one of your friends has got a bun in the oven, it may be time to start thinking about throwing her a baby shower! If this is her first child, she's probably wringing her hands when thinking of all the stuff she's going to need to keep the little bundle of joy happy for the next few years. Here's where you and your gal pals come in - throw her the best baby shower she's ever seen, and watch the anxiety melt away!

While you're at it, you may as well give the shower a great theme. Give the mom-to-be the red carpet treatment - as they say in Hollywood, "A star is born." Here are a few tips on putting together the best star-studded affair you can.

The first thing you can do is decorate for the A-list crowd - fill your place with crystal baby pacifiers and scatter some small plastic pacifiers around the space. While you're at it, pick up a bunch of inexpensive plastic sunglasses to hand out to each guest as she arrives. Be sure to give everyone big, elaborate air-kisses when they cross the threshold, too!

Put on a DVD of your favorite classic flick and let it run with the volume down. Something older like Charlie Chaplin will work particularly well, here - you don't want what's on the television to distract from the task at hand. The grainy black-and-white film will add a classic flair to the event and will definitely go over pretty well.

After gifts have been exchanged, let every guest have a personalized baby shower goodie bag! Fill them with custom baby shower cookies and baby shower breath mint candy rolls. Your guests will love receiving something with their names on it.

Of course, save the best for last and give mom an extra-special bag with her favorite treats. A personalized baby honey jar will remind her to always stay sweet and makes for a nice gesture that she'll be sure to appreciate. Always keep the expecting mother in the spotlight - after all, she's the star of this particular production, and you want to make sure it stays that way.