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Rachel Bilson gets an awesome star-studded baby shower

Rachel Bilson is expecting her first child with longtime boyfriend Hayden Christensen, and she decided to celebrate her pregnancy by enjoying a star-studded baby shower on Sunday.

The Hart of Dixie actress was joined by family and friends, including a string of celebrities and fellow moms Natalie Portman and Jaime King, at a private home in Los Angeles, California, and it was a slightly untraditional affair.

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Instead of gifts, everyone brought a birth bead,” an insider revealed to Us Weekly. “Each person gave her a piece of advice and a blessing along with the bead.”

The beads are then to be stranded together into a necklace for the actress. “She will use the beads for strength during labor,” the insider explained.

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What a beautiful idea! The guests, however, did take home some cute gifts of their own, which included tea and mints that came in nicely packaged boxes affixed with a tag reading, “Rachel & Baby, Mint to Be.”

The actress and her Star Wars actor beau, who she has been with for seven years, announced their pregnancy back in May. And the happy couple are expecting a baby girl, something the future mom is said to be thrilled about.

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“She’s so excited to be having a baby girl. She’s wanted it for a long time and is going to be an amazing mom. Everyone is ecstatic for her,” the insider told the mag. And being a mom is a title that Bilson really wants.

“They’ve both talked about this for a while and are so excited,” a Bilson insider revealed to Us Weekly at the time of the pregnancy announcement. “Everyone is beyond thrilled for them.”

Another source added, “They will make wonderful, hands-on parents.”

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