On March 26, Shahs of Sunset alumna Lilly Ghalichi celebrated the baby shower of her second child. In a style only Ghalichi can manage effortlessly - chic, elegant, modern and stunning - the party was a diamond-studded extravaganza. Celeb pals came out to play and the day was crowned by gorgeous decor, a beautiful fare, and every over-the-top touch this lovingly anticipated baby deserves. Here's a look at the highlights from the weekend's biggest party, for Hollywood's tiniest upcoming darling.
A Beautiful Baby Shower for Baby #2
Elegance, beauty, style, grace: these are all words associated with the Shahs of Sunset alumna, Lilly Ghalichi. It makes sense then that her baby shower for baby #2 would be more of the same, and it was. Celebrities came out to play including Shahs of Sunset castmates Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi and Reza Farahan; The Real Housewives of Orange County alum Gretchen Rossi, Selling Sunset's Christine Quinn, entrepreneurs Manny Khoshbin and wife Leyla Milani Khoshbin; Nik Richie, founder and CEO of Richie Media Corp with beautiful date Julie Fanelli, along with wellness brand Cymbiotika Co-Founders and CEO Shahab Elmi and COO Durana Elmi. It was a celebration of stars.
The theme was an ethereal and dreamy blue-and-white decor, with balloon arches and wispy touches of clouds throughout. Guests seated at the long white tables could look up and see soft puffy clouds suspended above, white string lights to evoke stars, and a soft blue backdrop that feels like floating through the air. Guests first entered through a grand blue and white balloon arch before finding themselves in a veritable hall of soft baby blues and whites. A custom Make Neon Sign lovingly declared, "Baby Mir" and info on the event was etched playfully into mirror pamphlets.
BravoTV writes, "The food spread was equally incredible. In addition to a grazing table topped with meat, cheese, and fruit, guests enjoyed a seated meal that included barley vegetable soup, a salad, and surf-and-turf. As for sweet treats, there were macarons, cupcakes topped with clouds featuring the word 'Boy,' cake pops, and a towering cloud-inspired cake by Maison De La Fork."
Centerpieces adorned the length of the table, with white roses, baby's breath, and a few pops of blue in keeping with the theme. Dangling from the clouds above were delicate crystal strings, reminiscent of the dress Ghalichi herself was wearing. The dress is a breathtaking, bump-hugging dress with playful peeks of nude fabric, adorned from shoulders to toes with crystalline diamonds, making Ghalichi look like a moving piece of art.
Perhaps the most breathtaking accent of the day though was the smile Ghalichi wore from ear to ear, framed by her signature wavy dark dresses - it's clear that pregnancy agrees with her, and she's ready to meet baby #2.
Ghalichi Announced her Pregnancy in January
At the baby shower, the theme gave a hint as to whether Ghalichi was having a boy or a girl - well, more than a hint. Between the "boy" cupcakes and the blue theme, innuendo was everywhere. Ghalichi didn't make it internet official until the 28th though, when she shared an image of herself and husband Dara Mir posing in front of the baby shower arch, with the caption "It’s official, I’m going to be a BOY MOM!! 💙💙"
Ghalichi first announced to the world that baby number two was on the way back in January. US Weekly writes via MSN, "'Been busy creating life,' the reality star, 38, captioned a series of Instagram photos on Friday, January 14.
In the pictures, Ghalichi posed alongside Mir, 41, and their 3-year-old daughter, Alara. The expectant star cradled her baby bump while wearing a sheer lace halter gown, black gloves and glamorous hair and makeup.
The TV personality elaborated on the happy news via her Instagram Story. 'Surprise!!!!' she wrote. 'Sorry I’ve been so MIA. It’s been a hard few months this pregnancy. Thrilled to be expecting our next baby and finally feeling better.'”
It's been a rocky road to number two for Ghalichi and Mir, but love brought them down this path together. Now that Ghalichi is feeling a little better from the rough start to baby #2, she's ready to get back to sharing her journey with eager fans.
Past Celebrations in Lilly Style
Those who have been long-time fans of Ghalichi know that over-the-top is how she does things. In 2020, rumors began flying that the birthday party for her oldest child Alara turning 2 had a pricetag of around $250,000. We spoke with Ghalichi at the time and she set the record straight. When asked, Ghalichi laughed; “It was far from $250,000. It was much less. The Minnie Mouse party was very small and understated. By Lilly Ghalichi standards, anyway.”
With a chuckle, Ghalichi added, “Her first birthday party, I did go all out. I’m not gonna lie. I am not gonna say a figure, but I threw her a glam carnival for her first birthday. And I mean, every detail from stilt walkers, to jugglers, to animals, to every cart that you would have at a carnival. It was wild, and it was fun, and it was fabulous. And it was very expensive. But for her second birthday, I did it in my house. That’s a huge savings right there. I booked like a wedding venue for her first birthday. It was far from $250,000. It sure was still fabulous.”
The magic of Ghalichi is that no matter how much she spends - $250,000 or $2,500 - she knows how to embrace elegance and style. With a new baby boy on the way, it will be exciting to see how she dresses him and how she decorates the nursery. With a heart of couture and an eye for the latest in fashion, this baby has no idea just how stylish he'll be.
We at CELEB send our heartfelt congratulations to Ghalichi and Mir for baby # 2 - and best wishes to Alara for becoming a big sister.