When you imagine a typical baby shower you think pastel colours, afternoon teas, cakes, balloons and lots of women coming together to celebrate the cutest of occasions.

For mums-to-be during the coronavirus lockdown this hasn't exactly been possible, but one mother, from Pencoed, wanted to make sure her daughter was able to celebrate becoming a mum again in a truly special - even if a little bit different - way.

To make sure she had an as close to perfect as possible day, while maintaining a social distance from friends and family, she organised a drive-thru baby shower outside her home for her daughter - and it was pretty epic.

Samantha Warnock, 46, spent several weeks planning the secret celebration for her daughter, Sasha McLennon, 26.

Friends in decorated cars wait in a nearby street for Sasha to arrive
Sasha and her daughter, Jasmine, say hello to their guests

With the help of Sasha's closest family and friends, and also with the good weather on the family's side, Samantha was able to make it a day to remember for Sasha who she said hasn't had the easiest of pregnancies throughout lockdown.

Speaking ahead of last Sunday's event, Samantha said: "With all that's going on with Covid she hasn't had the best of pregnancies.

"We have a drive-thru baby shower planned for her.

"She will be 30 weeks so I thought it would be a good time to do it.

"I just wanted to do something for her."

A friend takes a car bound selfie with Sasha and Jasmine

It was estimated 14 to 15 cars would be waiting for Sasha at the bottom of the street when she arrived at her mother's house.

They were hidden during her arrival so she didn't know they were there until, one by one, they drove up to the house to give Sasha special messages and gifts.

Samantha even had to tell her they were going to dress nice and have some pictures to mark Sasha's 30-week pregnancy milestone - just to make sure she glammed up a bit for the occasion.

The house was decorated to celebrate the occasion
Sasha McLennon with her daughter Jasmine and partner Ricky Fitton

Sasha already has a little girl, who is five, and is now looking forward to welcoming a new baby with her current partner in September.

But Samantha said the pregnancy has had its challenges - Sasha has had to do a lot of things alone when it comes to hospital appointments due to lockdown.

Like any mum, Samantha wanted to make sure she could still have something special to celebrate the baby's future arrival and help to raise spirits a bit now that restrictions are starting to ease.

Samantha said: "She has had to go to all the scans on her own, which she has found really hard.

"It's such a stressful time so she hasn't had the best time.

"We have all got a bit down over it. She has literally not gone out. She hasn't seen everyone for a long time.

"She has come here obviously, since we had our little bubbles, but she has only come here twice, so she's going to be shocked and will be overwhelmed," said Samantha before the baby shower.

Sasha's daughter Jasmine, five, helps mum to accept gifts from her friends
The family managed to keep it all a secret

By the time the baby is due, in September, the family hope restrictions will be lifted a bit more so the lead up to the birth, and labour experience, is more normal.

Samantha says she couldn't have planned the pre-birth celebration without the help of Sasha's nearest and dearest.

"She has lovely friends," added Samantha.

"One of her friends bought the balloon arch - they have all rallied around.

"She will treasure the memories and she will remember all who were there for her.

"One of the presents will be a scrap book so we can put together a scrap book of the pregnancy.

"She will have the memories to look back on."