updated 03/19/2012 AT 4:00 AM ET
•originally published 03/18/2012 AT 4:30 PM ET
On Sunday afternoon, her nearest and dearest gathered in Los Angeles for a baby shower organized by celebrity event planner Mindy Weiss.
Simpson wore her hair down with soft braids around her face and sported a light blue dress that showed off her pregnant belly. She was joined by Jessica Alba and sister Ashlee. And when Ashlee arrived with son Bronx, Jessica greeted them outside the party.