Michelle Obama Threw a Surprise Baby Shower & Gave Out Beauty Products To 28 Military Moms

FLOTUS has championed the importance of supporting military families since her husband became president in 2008, but last week, she took that to a more personal level. Michelle Obama threw a baby shower for military moms at the Caserma Ederle U.S. Army base in Vicenza, Italy. The 28 lucky moms were pampered with baby gifts, clothes, and beauty products as part of the shower.

The First Lady teamed up with Operation Shower, a nonprofit that hosts baby showers for military families, for their 60th baby shower and first overseas event, and GLAM4GOOD, an organization that "ignites positive social change through style." Its founder, Mary Alice Stephenson, and her team showered the expectant and new moms will beauty products from Pangea Organics, Jenna Hipp, and Pai Skincare and clothing from Tommy Hilfiger, Liz Lange, ShoeDazzle, and more. Each mother also received baby supplies from Operation Shower that included strollers, car seats, gift cards and other practical items.

"You guys are getting some special things because we want you to know that we've got your back while you're going through this part of your lives," the First Lady said, according to a WWD article about the event. "You're not alone. We love you guys."

The women were told they would be attending a roundtable discussion with the First Lady about raising a family in the military, but once they arrived, the surprise was revealed. The Operation Shower and GLAM4GOOD Instagram feeds were full of photos of women excited to celebrate with the First Lady.