Shonda Rhimes Celebrates Baby Shower

04/23/2012 at 09:00 AM ET

Shonda Rhimes celebrated the adoption of daughter Emerson Pearl with a baby shower, held Saturday at her California home.

“I was so excited to invite over all my friends to celebrate the happiness and joy that baby Emerson has brought to both her sister Harper and me,” the Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal creator tells PEOPLE. “Everyone had a great time — good food, good friends and lots of kids running around!”

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Friends like Grey’s stars Sarah Drew and Chandra Wilson enjoyed food and drink from Paleta, KARMA Champagne, Sweet E’s Bakeshop and Sweet Lucie’s, as well as manicures by Keeki Pure and Simple. Floral arrangements were by The Bashful Rose, and guests checked out Good Carma Studio‘s baby shower lounge, sponsored by Stella & Dot, where they received favors by Mabel’s Labels, Itzy Ritzy, Crunchies, Strut This, USANA, M.O.M. (Mom Operating Manual)Gotta Have It Boutique, Joovy, Magic Bullet, Kashwére and Naughty Betty.

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Rhonda on

This sounds like one of those celebrity gifting suites people go to around the different awards shows. But at a baby shower? It doesn’t seem very personal. I wonder why someone as rich and powerful as Shonda would do that instead of having her shower benefit a charity (I don’t see one listed in this story and assume it would be since so many companies are listed). I guess to make money!

Joyful on

This is exactly why some of you stay so broke! You do not pursue being successful when opportunity is available! These various companies need the exposure! I am sure these companies are many of her friends businesses, friends of friends and contacts that she met on her way to the top! I am sure that she is helping these many businesses gain customers! Yea for her! I almost would swear that this lady gives to charity and money to support causes that she identifies with! Congratulations Shonda on your new child and those two daughters of yours are so lucky to have you be their MOM!

Shannon on

Congrats to Shonda! Love your new show Scandal!

Jillian on

Celebrities have every right to have showers and accept gifts, just like the rest of us! Donating to charity is something separate….I feel. Most celebs do it. We do it!

I am a little overwhelmed by the advertising of all the companies that may have “sponsored” her party. Maybe she paid…..


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Nova blue on

Im actually overjoyed that a sucsessful black woman is adopting and are sharing with the rest of the world, i dont see alot of black females thinking of adopting, im a proud black women hwo is going to adopt as a singel parent.
p.s. congratilations to your beutiful Miracle Miss Rhimes

xoxo Nova Blue