ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 16: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Cardi B performs on stage during Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood on June 16, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
Cardi B and Offset had a Bronx fairy-tale baby shower. Alot of celebrities were in attendance as well as family from Cardi and Offset.
It took a crew of 40 people over two days to create Cardi B and Offset’s opulent baby shower in Atlanta, Georgia. The rapper and her event planner, Karleen Roy, envisioned a “Bronx fairytale“—or, as Roy puts it, “a magical and imaginary Bronx land fit for the quintessential baby girl...only this time there is a plot twist in this lavish story: it’s a magical, whimsical land, but FOR THE CULTURE!”
The fantastical set-up featured over 26,000 pink and white flowers, done by C. Waymen Florals & Events. Blooms burst out of 6 train subway car replicas, while others were crafted into a menagerie of animals including a momma and baby giraffe. The true show-stopper was a 16-foot floral facade.
And what would any New York recreation be without its neighborhood staple—the bodega? Instead of selling breakfast sandwiches and packs of chewing gum, however, the “Bardi Baby Bodega” contained diapers wrapped in pink ribbon and baby bottles. Nearby was “Bardi Baby Book Library,” its shelves stocked with Latina and African-American children's books like Buenas Noches, Luna, and Viva, Frida.
Guests snacked on custom-made piraguas, sliced fruit, and soul food, while sipping on coquito cocktails and Hennessy shots (a nod to Cardi B’s sister). The culinary pièce de résistance was a five tier cake, each layer a different Cardi-favorite flavor: Dominican pineapple, strawberry, red velvet, chocolate ganache, and honey bun.
In true Cardi B style, she kept her guests entertained. Orchestra Noir, a hip hop orchestra group, and the Ballethnic dance company performed for the crowd.
For party favors, the couple gave their guests a custom purple baby blanket, a nod to the epic self portrait shawl Cardi once wore to the airport.
In “Bodak Yellow,“ Cardi B raps “They see pictures, they say goals.” Seeing this baby shower, that certainly rings true.