It was a shower fit for a young prince, a prince of Bel Air, that is. Not all baby showers have to have a pink or blue theme. With her love of ‘90s nostalgia, Chaunae Berry felt it was only fitting to celebrate her new addition with a Fresh Prince baby shower.
“I’m a ’90s baby and I love ’90s R&B music.” Berry said. Her boyfriend Darnell Moore shares her love of the decade.
Berry was only four-years-old when The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air went off the air in 1996, but she loved watching reruns with her dad as a kid. “My dad is a big Will Smith fan because he’s from Philly,” she said of the rapper and actor.
When she became pregnant with her second child, a boy, she began calling him “Prince” just as she referred to her daughter as “Princess” before she was born.
Aubree, now four-years-old, can’t wait to meet her little brother. “That’s all she can talk about,” Berry said. “She can’t wait to change his diaper and feed him a bottle.”
Berry sought out the help of Joi Jones of Unique Themez Event Planning to help bring her dream shower to life.
Jones secured three 10-by-10-foot brick wall backdrops with neon graffiti that read “Fresh Prince,” gold chain balloons, and a large throne, a nod to the throne Will Smith sat in during the opening credits of Fresh Prince. There were cookies that said, “Chillin’ out maxin’ relaxin’ all cool,” a gold plated baby bottle, and customized bags of chips that read “Prince AIM.”
AIM stands for the initials of Berry and Moore’s unborn son, whose middle name will be Immanuel. His first name is still under consideration, but will start with an A.
Berry entered the party as the Fresh Prince theme song played. Her custom overalls, featured spray painted boomboxes and read, “Fresh Prince Mom.”
The centerpiece of the party was The Fresh Prince themed cake which was created by a family friend. The cake was topped with a boombox, gold chain, and a road sign reading I-76 West.
Berry said her favorite part of the day was the guests who showed up wearing ’90s attire in support of her growing family.
All photos courtesy of Chaunae Berry