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"Hermione, Polly is a teenager. She hasn't even finished high school. The father of her baby has been murdered. You want to play house with her, and throw her a baby shower, fine. But the very next day, all of those things will still be true. And she's supposed to what? Raise a child?"
Alice to Hermione[src]

Polly Cooper's Baby Shower was held for Polly and her unborn baby with the late Jason Blossom.

Initially thought up by Veronica, the plan for the shower was to get Polly and her mother, Alice Cooper, together in a public setting, where they would not fight, to try and mend the rift between them caused by Polly's teenage pregnancy. Polly also wanted Penelope Blossom to attend, despite the fact that she had previously tried to have Polly declared an unfit mother, so that she could prove she would be a good parent to her future grandchild.

The event was organized and hosted by the Lodges and Betty Cooper, with help from Betty's boyfriend Jughead Jones.

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Convinced by Hermione to attend, Alice Cooper showed up and told Polly how happy she was that Polly and the baby were safe, and they shared a hug before the Blossom's interrupted. Cheryl arrived with a very expensive stroller and a request to be the baby's godmother, not knowing that Polly had previously asked Betty. Penelope Blossom apologised for not initially embracing Polly and asked for forgiveness, taking her hand. Alice was restrained by Betty before she could interfere.

Nana Rose Blossom, who had dementia and gypsy blood, used a crystal pendant to tell the baby's sex, and predicted that Polly would be having twins, one of each gender. Alice was sceptical but grateful to be there.

As her gift, Alice gave Polly the night light from when she was a little girl, having saved it all that time. Alice knew how much her daughter loved it, that it made her feel safe and she wanted Polly to be able to pass it down to the baby one day. Archie then crashed the shower, having just found out that Jughead's father was the leader of the Southside Serpents, a secret up to that point, which he angrily revealed to Betty and Veronica. Veronica told them they had to check themselves, that it was Polly's day, and Archie left.

Penelope and Cheryl presented Polly with a family heirloom that great-grandfather Blossom had played with: an antique children's rocking horse. They then invited Polly to stay with them at Thornhill, vowing that neither Polly or the baby would ever want for anything. Disgusted, Alice insulted the Blossom's gift and asserted that Polly would never set foot in their home. Penelope accused Alice of being ashamed of Polly and the baby. They argued before Polly interrupted, declaring that she and Jason were supposed to be together and that the pointless feud between the two families was what had gotten him killed.

After the guests left, Polly told Alice that if not for her sending Polly away to the Sisters of Quiet Mercy, Jason might have lived and that she had been all alone there. Alice apologised, she had never meant for Polly to feel unwanted and unloved. She promised she would never feel that way again and begged her to return home. Polly then revealed that, unbeknownst to Alice, before Polly was sent away, Hal had made an appointment for her to get an abortion to get rid of her 'mistake'.

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