Katherine Heigl Hosts Ellen Pompeo's Baby Shower
08/29/2009 AT 09:00 PM EDT
Pompeo and her husband Chris Ivery are expecting a baby daughter in October.
As an eyewitness told PEOPLE, "Ellen looked gorgeous in a white summer dress with her hair in a braided up-do. She seemed very excited to celebrate with her girlfriends."
The catered, outdoor baby bash was held in the backyard. Umbrellas shielded guests from the heat – L.A. temps reached 104 degrees Saturday – and pink flower arrangements and candles accented the tables.
Guests brought gifts wrapped in girly pink and yellow colors. Many of the gifts – which included a Sleep Sheep toy mobile, Sleepy Safari stacking toys, organic hooded towels and a Kiddopotamus organic swaddle wrap – came from the Juvenile Shop in Sherman Oaks, where Pompeo is registered.
Earlier in the day, Pompeo and her girlfriend Nicole Richie – who also is pregnant – shared some special time together.
Pompeo has not let her pregnancy slow her down. When not busy filming new episodes of Grey's Anatomy, she keeps in shape with workout sessions at a local gym. In addition, she and Ivery are remodeling a new home.