Serena Williams’ 50s baby shower is all our retro party dreams come true

Serena Williams' baby shower

Serena Williams just threw the adorable star-studded baby shower of our dreams and we’re a little bit sad we weren’t invited.

Shake, rattle and roll

Eva Longoria, Ciara, Lala Anthony, Dria, Kelly Rowland, sister Venus and Angie Beyince were just a few of the much-more-lucky-than-us invitees. And really, who else would you invite to celebrate the impending birth of your first bub?!

Serena is expecting her first baby with fiancé Alexis Ohanian and the couple’s Shake, Rattle and Roll themed shower was a saddle-shoed tribute to the most pastel era on record.

Serena’s party planners created a pop-up dubbed Baby O’s Diner within the retro-themed establishment, Nick’s Diner. Sweet treats, sodas, burgers ‘n’ fries and sundaes seemed to be the delicious order of the day.

Anticipating “Baby O”

Poodle skirts, bobby socks and polka dots featured heavily in the fashion department. A truck parked outside provided retro photo ops, and inside the party, a juke box belted out party tunes.

The assembled famous and non-famous guests appeared to be relishing the opportunity to dress up and pretend they were in the Grease/American Graffiti. 

Lucky for us, they shared a bunch of snaps to Instagram under the #ShakeRattleAndRoll2017 hashtag.

 Serena and Reddit co-founder Alexis got engaged in December 2016. They announced their first baby was on the way – and that Serena was 20 weeks into her pregnancy – on April 20th of this year.

As you can see from these pics, Baby O is arriving sooner, rather than later! Our calculations put her at around the 36 week mark right now.

“So few surprises”

The tennis ace revealed she’s waiting until the birth to discover more about her bub.

“So few surprises in life these days, that’s why I’m waiting to find out the sex of the baby,” she told Instagram followers a fortnight or so ago.

It seems that the wear and tear of pregnancy is starting to wear a titch thin:

“So in love with my bump 😍. So not in love with the pregnancy aches and pains that come with it,” Serena admitted in this sponsored post in late July.

Scroll through to see all the baby shower pics – and keep your ear to the ground, because this baby is not far away either!

📸: @lala

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Me and @VenusWilliams At The Baby O Diner 🍔🍟🥛 #ShakeRattleandRoll2017

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#shakerattleandroll2017 🍼💪🏽

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