It was a family affair Saturday as mom-to-be Jamie Lynn Spears was feted with an intimate baby shower in Kentwood, La.
About 30 guests were invited – including big sis Britney – to Kentwood for a ladies-only, catered celebration for the 17-year-old at the family’s Serenity mansion. (Spears hadn’t been back to her hometown since her aunt’s funeral early last year.)
“Jamie Lynn opened every gift,” says a source, adding that mom Lynne and fiancé Casey Aldridge’s mother lent a hand. “We all sat in a circle and she opened gifts and thanked every person. It was just a good old fashioned baby shower.”
In March, the Zoey 101 star registered for baby booty at Babies “R” Us.
Though sheriff’s deputies were posted at the gate and paparazzi circled in helicopters, “it was a normal shower,” says the source. “A wonderful, sweet occasion.”
Surrounded by pink and blue balloons and with big sister Britney Spears by her side, teen mom-to-be Jamie Lynn Spears celebrated her baby shower in Kentwood, La., on Saturday. The 17-year-old is expecting a girl sometime this summer.
Friends and family gathered at mom Lynne’s home, known as “Serenity,” where Britney and her father, Jamie, are staying. E! News has learned that mom and dad did all the cooking for the alcohol-free affair, which included fried chicken and chili.
Security was tight at Serenity, with police setting up a roadblock and checking IDs. By noon, only about 50 cars were allowed to enter, mostly filled with college-age men and women. There was no sign of Jamie Lynn’s baby daddy/fiance, Casey Aldridge.
An outdoor patio was set up for guests, although a swarm of helicopters from the paparazzi kept most of the partygoers indoors. Music could be heard until past 8 p.m.
The trip marks Brit-Brit’s first back to her hometown in more than one year. She’s expected back in Los Angeles by Tuesday for another custody hearing with ex-husband Kevin Federline.