Sherri Saum Celebrates Her Baby Shower

03/31/2014 at 01:00 PM ET

The only men invited to Sherri Saum‘s baby shower were the two in her belly.

The actress, 39, had a ladies-only event in the garden of her Hollywood Hills home on Saturday afternoon to celebrate the upcoming birth of her twin boys.

Saum — who announced her pregnancy in January and is due in May — celebrated her soon-to-be bundles of joy with 35 close family and friends, including her Fosters costars Teri Polo (plus 6-year-old daughter Bayley) and Maia Mitchell and former One Life to Live costar, Brookyn Nine Nine‘s Melissa Fumero, at a baby shower designed by Silk Events.

“This was an amazing day with friends and family. These boys are going to be surrounded by love!” Saum tells PEOPLE exclusively.

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Guests were greeted by hanging onesies strung around the backyard and once inside the casual celebration, sipped on mimosas and mojitos as they noshed on sandwiches from Food Fetish.

Catering to the mom-to-be’s cravings, Bread Basket Cake Company and Michelle Haute Chocolat set up treat tables filled with displays of sweet confections.

“It was such a perfect dessert, gorgeous exquisite chocolate,” says Saum, adding Real Beanz‘s “refreshing and delicious iced coffees … were a big hit.”

Guests went home with goody bags, which included mini baby bottles filled with blue and green Jelly Belly beans.

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The baby bash was a welcomed moment of levity for Saum before she and her husband Kamar de los Reyes become parents this spring.

“Chaos will reign. We’re just going to take each day as it comes,” Saum told PEOPLE in February. “[They’re] my first children, so I’m not going to know anything different. It’s going to be easy and breezy.”

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klutzy_girl on

So happy they wrote the pregnancy into The Fosters! Stef’s reaction was cute.

And this baby shower sounds fun.

Nicole on

I love Sherri on The Fosters. I’m so happy for her and her husband. Twins are gonna be hectic but it’s just double the love. I hope she has a good birth and the babies are happy and healthy.

Akita on

who is this woman?

Marcia on

I try to keep up, but I’ve never heard of her.

minkysmom on

Im glad this was a male free baby shower! to each his own but I hate coed events like this, this is a girls day. She’s so cute.

Deanna Branson on



Marky on

Congratulation to Sherri and her husband! Twin boys; what a blessing!

What is the problem with some of you? Can’t you Google someone and find out who they are before you post something? It seems so ignorant to assume you would know every actress by name, whether you watch whatever they are in or not. I don’t watch every show on TV, or go to every movie, but that doesn’t mean those shows, and the people in them, aren’t popular with others. I love British mysteries, and many of my favorite actors would be unknown to many of you, but that doesn’t mean they are not famous in their own right and have a large following…….

jlo27916 on

That is the good thing about having twins first- you know no different. I have mono di (identical) boys and they are the joy of my life even though they can be crazy! They are 18 months. Congrats to her!

Jen DC on

I’ve seen her in a number of roles over the years – nothing huge. But she’s always been enjoyable and quite lovely.

And then I went and looked up her husband. Oooo, GIRL! Those babies are going to be so handsome if they look like either of their parents.

Anonymous on

Marky- Simple. They don’t use Google before posting because they don’t want to. They’d much rather post “who?” or “never heard of her?” or whatever to rile us up! 😉

SMiaVS on

@klutzy_girl, they didn’t write the pregnancy in, actually. From what I’ve seen the creators say, it’s just a coincidence. It’s based on one of the creator’s experiences as a sperm donor.

SMiaVS on

*Ack. I meant to write “one of the creators’ experiences.”

Bella on

I heard jHo was invited but she didn’t show cause she thinks she’s better than them. Yeah she made up some lie for not showing because she a shanky beeouch… I love the show an will support it only for the cast an Peter Paige…