A secret marriage. A very public pregnancy. And now a shower that’s we’re totally envious of! Cardi B’s “A Bronx Fairy-Tale” baby shower was a whimsical, magical and more than “just cute” party that featured everything from fab flowers to soul food and more.
Event planner Karleen Roy told Vogue the shower was “a magical and imaginary Bronx land fit for the quintessential baby girl.” Here’s the scoop on all the lavish details from Cardi B’s Bronx-themed baby shower, thrown in Atlanta, Georgia late last week.
The décor featured fab flowers—to the tune of 26,000 pink and white stems. Oh, but these weren’t anything as simple as just flowers in vases. The flowers flowed from six subway train car replicas with a massive 16-foot flowery façade with some of those thousands of blooms artfully sculpted into animals, no less.
DJ Mama Monkey!!!!!! Bringing down the house spinning #invasionofprivacy at #bardishower This working mama brought her baby dressed in a diaper and pacifier. Thank you to @djrayg_ for sharing the DJ Booth with this monkey mama who escaped from the #bronxzoo Nothing could be better for this #bronxfairytale celebrating @iamcardib and @offsetyrn baby girl! 🐵🙈🙉🙊 It was all about the details for this truly epic event! Never would I have dreamed of coming up with details like this- but, thankful for @karleenroy and @lemiga who inspired me and my team!! #bronxfairytale #vanitygroup #lemigaevents #cwaymandesign #atlantaluxuryevents #monkeybusiness #cardib #allinthedetails #doingitfromtheheart #lovewhatyoudo #wearethecreativeeconomy Event Producer: @thevanitygroup @karleenroy Event Designer: @lemiga Floral Design: @cwaymandesign DJ Booth: @crusheventdesign Floral Wholesaler: @fmifarms Photo: @janethowardstudio
I think David and I have pretty much decided that the 18’ Bronx Subway 6 Train replica we designed and built for @iamcardib and @offsetyrn’s baby shower is our favorite piece we’ve ever made 😬 . the entire structure was dreamt up and built from scratch, wrapped in metal, sprayed monochromatic pink, and decked out with brass accents and backlit signage, including the route descriptions for the real 6 train and the year Cardi was born (1992) serving as the train car number . the subway replica served as the entrance to the party and the gateway to the Bronx Fairytale that was Bardi’s shower : thanks @cwaymandesign for adding your magical floral touch and to @janethowardstudio for the amazing photos! . we’ll be sharing more host & toast details from Cardi’s shower, as well as behind the scenes of the design and production process, over the next few days! 💕 #hostandtoast #bardishower #bardigang
Along with the featured flowers, the shower included a Bardi Baby Bodega and a Bardi Baby Book Library. While the bodega was filled with pink ribbon-wrapped baby bottles, the library included a standout selection of African-American and Latinx children’s books.
Baby Shower details for @iamcardib! Congratulations to an amazing team of collaborators @paperedwonders @karleenroy of the @thevanitygroup and Michelle Gainey of @lemiga! #bardishower. . . . @paperedwonders designed and created all of the items in the #bardibodega with fabulous pink and gold stationery, as well as enhanced the space with details including custom napkins, acrylic bar and dessert display signage. Congratulations @iamcardib and @offsetyrn! May God continue to bless you and your family! Be fruitful and multiply! See more details on @voguemagazine 📸 @janethowardstudio #babyshower #babygirl #newyork #coordinatedlifestyle #cardib #offset #cardibbabyshower
And if you’re into cake (really who isn’t?), Cardi B’s shower included a five-tier pineapple, strawberry, red velvet, chocolate ganache and honey bun cake.
Over the top? Maybe—but when it’s for someone as over-the-top as Cardi B and her first baby, we’ll allow it. Besides, how often does one get the chance to look this swag for a baby shower, anyway?
Featured Photo: Cardi B via Instagram