Claire Coffee Debuts Baby Belly on the Red Carpet

01/26/2015 at 10:00 AM ET

Bump, there it is!

Grimm star Claire Coffee debuted her baby belly in a flirty floral Valentino frock while walking the red carpet at the Entertainment Weekly SAG Awards Party on Saturday.

Her pregnancy — the actress is expecting a son in May — made dressing for the big night a bit “difficult.” Although Coffee admits her options for the evening were limited, she said there was a silver lining to the short list of possibilities.

“It’s great because your decision making process is a lot quicker because you are deciding between one and a half things that could work,” she told PEOPLE in the days leading up to the party. “I’m deciding between vintage and this short Valentino dress.”

Claire Coffee pregnant Entertainment Weekly SAG party
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The mom-to-be later wrote on her blog, Full Disclothesure, “The main decision, as any pregnant lady knows, was whether to tent or shrink-wrap the bump. Do I go full curve, or give the little guy room to boogie (which he now does all day and night, much to the frustration of my dwindling REM cycles)?”

Once she found the perfect outfit, Coffee, 34, joked she switched her focus to practicing her red carpet stance. “I think I’ll have to do the classic ‘hold the bump’ pose,” she quipped. “I’ve been perfecting my ‘hold the bump’ pose.”

Pairing her Valentino dress with French Connection’s Camleigh stilettos — “I think I can still rock the heels,” she told PEOPLE — Coffee’s must-have accessory was her clutch.

“Snacks have been a big thing because when you are pregnant and you are hungry, you get starving immediately. That’s a really important addition to the clutch,” she said. “Some trail mix will defintinely be there.”

— Anya Leon with reporting by Patrick Gomez

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