Wednesday, as the golf pros warmed up and tried to stay dry for the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club, 40 Military Moms were given a dream baby shower, Hollywood-Style, by Operation Shower. Sarah Michelle Gellar, mom to 2-year-old Charlotte, was the hostess and could not have been sweeter or more honored to be able to shower these deserving moms with amazing gifts at the “A Star Is Born” themed event. These expectant moms, who either serve in the military themselves or have spouses that are deployed (or soon to be deployed), all received Operation Shower’s huge signature “Shower In a Box”- which was overflowing with the hottest products for babies and mommies. Gifts included a baby carrier, stuffed animals, baby shoes and a Petunia Pickle Bottom diaper bag.
After lunch and a stop at the dessert bar, Michelle Penn performed her song “Welcome Me Home”, which honors military members and their families. Then it was back to the presents.
No shower is complete without playing a game or two, and staying true to the “A Star is Born” theme, this game was a Hollywood Awards Show style raffle – with categories like Best Set Design winning one of three bedding sets donated by Carousel Designs. The PGA Wives Association gave books and Rory Sabbatini and his wife donated (2) round trip tickets and (5) days anywhere in the USA for one lucky lady and her husband for their baby-moon. Then, NBA Legend Jerry West came up and did the same thing (but with a heavy suggestion that they come visit him in his home state of West Virginia) .
Sarah Michelle Geller and Pottery Barn Kids ended the event by giving all the moms a Pottery Barn Kids crib!
Operation Shower (www.operationshower.org) is a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and honoring military families by providing joyful baby showers for military moms-to-be to ease the burden of deployment, or in cases where spouses are seriously injured. Since the organization’s inception in 2007, Operation Shower has showered more than 600 military moms from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and National Guard on military bases, during PGA TOUR tournaments, and at other locations. Sponsors for this event included Carousel Designs, Birdies for the Brave, Pottery Barn Kids & Northern Trust. Decor & Design was done by YourBASH! & Hostess with the Mostess. Food- Carls Jr. and Dessert Bar- Sweets Indeed.
When Courtney isn’t crashing baby showers- she is out & about with her 2 crazy little boys and publishes www.santamonica.macaronikid.com ,a comprehensive listing of the coolest events to attend on the westside with your kids.