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The singer and her husband Nick Cannon – whose twins, a boy and a girl, are due at the end of next month – celebrated their impending new arrivals with a baby shower with pals including talk show host Piers Morgan, ‘American Idol’ judge Randy Jackson and director Brett Ratner at the Conservatory Grill at the Montage hotel last Sunday (06.03.11) and the couple were thrilled by the generosity of their friends.

Mariah said: "I'd never been to a baby shower. This was my first one - it was so festive!

"Nick and I were so grateful to everyone who came to celebrate with us. It was a night I will never forget."

Guests at the party were treated to Mariah’s own brand of champagne, Angel, and dined on gourmet pizzas and a selection of other delicacies.

The venue was decorated in pink and blue, with everything including balloons, flowers, napkins and even the waiters’ aprons decked out in the colours.

A six-foot long gift table was set up at the venue and filled with outfits, cuddly toys and books, with the couple singling out a specially-made gift from her fans as their favourite.

Mariah, 41, told the new issue of Life & Style magazine: "There was a lot of love in the room, and to top it off, fans from more than 50 countries sent well-wishes and stories in a book they made for our twins titled ‘Always Be My Babies’, which was the sweetest gesture in the world.”

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