Erica Rose Thinks Pink

It's a girl for reality TV star Erica Rose and her H-Town friends throw 'epic' baby shower

'Epic' baby shower: It's a girl for reality TV star Erica Rose

Erica Rose Baby Shower, June 2016, Erica Rose, and girlfriends
Erica Rose in the purple ribbon surrounded by girlfriends at her baby shower. Photo by Herb Hochman
Erica Rose Baby Shower, June 2016, Erica Rose, Barbara Markman
Erica Rose and baby shower hostess Barbara Markman. Photo by Herb Hochman
Erica Rose Baby Shower, June 2016, Erica Rose, Cindi Rose, Dr. Franklin Rose
Erica Rose, Cindi Rose, Dr. Franklin Rose. Photo by Herb Hochman
Erica Rose Baby Shower, June 2016, Nicole Fertitta Stresau, Erica Rose, Britany Reichek
 Nicole Fertitta Stresau, Erica Rose, Brittany Reichek Kingler with chocolate-stained 'diapers.' Photo by Herb Hochman
Erica Rose Baby Shower, 6/16 Dr. Monica Patel, Dr. Sippi Khurana
 Dr. Monica Patel, Dr. Sipi Khurana. Photo by Herb Hochman
Erica Rose Baby Shower, 6/16 Nancy Marcus Golden, Jennifer Roosth
Nancy Marcus Golden, Jennifer Roosth. Photo by Herb Hochman
Erica Rose Baby Shower, 6/16 Miya Shay, Mandy Kao
Miya Shay, Mandy Kao. Photo by Herb Hochman
Erica Rose, Galen Gentry, River Oaks Country Club, Chita Johnson wedding
Erica Rose and Galen Gentry at River Oaks Country Club for Chita Johnson and Lane Craft. Courtesy of Facebook
Erica Rose Baby Shower, June 2016, Diaper cake
One of several diaper cakes made by Cindi Rose. Photo by Gregg Harrison/Phlash Phactory
Erica Rose Baby Shower, June 2016, Barbies
Barbies are part of the baby shower decor. Photo by Gregg Harrison/Phlash Phactory
Erica Rose Baby Shower, June 2016, cake
The baby shower cake topped with a tiara resembles a wedding cake. Photo by Gregg Harrison/Phlash Phactory
Erica Rose Baby Shower, June 2016, Erica Rose, and girlfriends
Erica Rose Baby Shower, June 2016, Erica Rose, Barbara Markman
Erica Rose Baby Shower, June 2016, Erica Rose, Cindi Rose, Dr. Franklin Rose
Erica Rose Baby Shower, June 2016, Nicole Fertitta Stresau, Erica Rose, Britany Reichek
Erica Rose Baby Shower, 6/16 Dr. Monica Patel, Dr. Sippi Khurana
Erica Rose Baby Shower, 6/16 Nancy Marcus Golden, Jennifer Roosth
Erica Rose Baby Shower, 6/16 Miya Shay, Mandy Kao
Erica Rose, Galen Gentry, River Oaks Country Club, Chita Johnson wedding
Erica Rose Baby Shower, June 2016, Diaper cake
Erica Rose Baby Shower, June 2016, Barbies
Erica Rose Baby Shower, June 2016, cake

It was a sea of pink at the Memorial swankienda of Barbra and Jack Markman when they opened the doors to friends of Erica Rose, ready to celebrate the arrival of The Bachelor veteran's baby girl in September. The mom-to-be had requested that everyone wear pink. And most of them did.

In a CultureMap exclusive, Erica reveals that the baby will be named Holland Rose Gentry. Holland is a combination of Erica's late aunt's name, Holly, and the homeland of her Dutch fiancé Galen Gentry. The couple is engaged, house shopping and planning on wedding after the birth of their first child. "It's a Hollywood thing," Erica's mother, Cindi Rose, explains of the unusual order. 

"The baby shower was epic," said Cindi. "It was probably the world's best baby shower. It was like a wedding." And, she allowed, the "Tickled Pink" event cost enough to be a small wedding.

The party took over the ground floor of the 10,000 square foot house and spread outdoors to the pool, which was filled with flowers for the occasion. Entertainments for guests included a Phlash Phactory photo booth, a candy bar and oodles of food from Napoli, served by nine waiters and three bartenders hired to handle the midday crush of the 97 guests.

With Lily Paxson of Lily's Events handling the organization, Nancy Marcus Golden providing her magic decorative touches and Cindi Rose creating silhouettes for more than half of the guests, it was quite the fete. Barbie Dolls proliferated amid the colorful, girly party decor.  Cindi's contributions included creating "diaper cakes," which are rolled up diapers in cake pans that are whimsically decorated.

A second baby shower will be held in Los Angeles where former Houstonian Amanda Mills and Sequoia di Angelo will host.

Among the 96 guests were Staci Watson, Dr. Franklin Rose, Brittany Reichek Klingler, Nancy Reichek, Matt Burrus and Michael Pearce, Abby Lestin, Angelica Ximines Chapman, J. Michael Soliz, Dr. Monica Patel, Nicole Fertitta Stresau, Beth Bryant, Sharon Brier, Leisa Holland-Nelson, Ben Rose and Laura Max Rose, The Bachelor star's sister-in-law, herself expecting a baby girl in August.

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