We always call ours "Belly Blessings" and I've been involved in quite a few! We almost always light 3 candles (especially for us Christian moms) to symbolize the Trinity, as well as the generations (I'm a woman, mother, and daughter). Each person in attendace lights a tealight off of those candles and declares her generations (Vallere, daughter of Monette, mother of ...etc). Then the expectant mother gets a crown of flowers (usually we pick flowers with specific meanings) and a footbath with EOs and fragrant herbs.
We'll also anoint her with oil, and it's very detailed. Each person gets a slip of paper that tells them a specific body part to anoint...for example "I anoint your head for all of the decisions you will make in the coming years." "I anoint your hands for all the times they will cradle your baby." "I anoint your knees for all the times they will kneel to tend to children." etc...usually we do about 8-10 different parts, including hips for easy birthing and breasts for abundant milk!
At some I've been to, everyone is asked to bring a bead with meaning to them, and we go around and share all the meanings, then either make a necklace, or bracelet for mom out of them. At the last one I was at, mom has Native American herritage, so they wove the beads into a dreamcatcher for her!
At others, we've asked everyone to bring a scripture or poem about motherhood and then we all read them and place them in a little memory book.
At another I found some gorgeous fabric and decopaged a wooden box with it, and then we had it as a memory box for mom to put all the trinkets from the Belly Blessing in, as well as all the newborn keepsakes.
Sometimes we do henna, sometimes a belly cast. Then we all pray over the mother and have refreshements! (usually lots of chocolate and fresh fruit LOL!)
My Belly Blessing is one of my most treasured memories! And I can't wait for the one I have coming up for this baby!