04/09/2014 09:17 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Rachel Bilson's Baby Shower: All The Details!

Rachel Bilson this week enjoyed her first baby shower - but it wasn't quite as traditional as you might imagine.

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The Hart of Dixie actress is expecting her first baby with beau Hayden Christensen, and friends and family helped her celebrate with a baby shower at a private home in LA.

Celebrity guests included Hayden's Star Wars co-star Natalie Portman, as well as another actress pal, Jaime King.

But, get this, unlike most other celeb mums with a gift-list as long as their leg, Rachel wanted her presents to be a bit more spiritual.

According to US Weekly: "Instead of gifts, everyone brought a birth bead. Each person gave her a piece of advice and a blessing along with the bead."

The beads were then stranded together to make a necklace for Bilson, who "will use the beads for strength during labour," added the source.

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And her guests didn't leave empty-handed either, going home with party favours, including tea and mints that came in boxes tagged: "Rachel & Baby, Mint to Be." Awww. Cute.

It was revealed back in May that Rachel and Hayden were expecting their first child together.

A source at the time told US Weekly: "They've both talked about this for a while and are so excited. Everyone is beyond thrilled for them.

"They will make wonderful, hands-on parents."

Rachel and Hayden have been dating for seven years after meeting in 2007 on the set of Jumper.

Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen Expecting First Baby

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