When your due date is Nov. 1, it only makes sense to have a fall-themed baby shower!
Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald’s friends and families came together to celebrate the bun in her oven with a “family-style” shower that had the father-to-be, 20, just as involved as his pregnant wife, 22!
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34 weeks 2 days! 😃 A photo posted by Jessa Seewald (@jessaseewald) on Sep 22, 2015 at 3:38pm PDT
34 weeks 2 days! 😃
A photo posted by Jessa Seewald (@jessaseewald) on Sep 22, 2015 at 3:38pm PDT
“Ever since Jill had her baby shower for Israel, Ben has been talking about this idea of a ‘guy-friendly shower,’” a source told Us Weekly of the 100-guest soiree. “So he was definitely excited about this!”
The party combined beloved baby shower traditions with ideas that were unique to the former 19 Kinds and Counting stars.
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“They had a contest for the ladies in which they had to close their eyes and race to change a diaper on a baby doll,” the source said. “The final competition was one that Ben came up with. He and three friends had a contest to see who could make the best baby food!”
In addition to the homemade baby food, guests cooked their own hot dogs over a fire pit and enjoyed sweet treats at a pumpkin-themed dessert bar — stocked with “amazing pumpkin cake balls” and pumpkin and pecan pies.
36 weeks 4 days A photo posted by Jessa Seewald (@jessaseewald) on Oct 8, 2015 at 8:32am PDT
36 weeks 4 days
A photo posted by Jessa Seewald (@jessaseewald) on Oct 8, 2015 at 8:32am PDT
Jessa and Ben also came up with another special tradition for their shower. In lieu of traditional gifts, they asked their guests to bring a written prayer, which they will collect to create a keepsake.
“As the party came to a close, everyone gathered around Ben and Jessa and prayed over them as a couple and for the little one,” the source explained. “This was such a special time!”