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Go Inside Naturi Naughton’s ‘Afro-Centric’ Shower – and Find Out the Sex of Her First Baby!

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Naturi Naughton is having a girl!

The Power star reveals exclusively to PEOPLE — alongside a gorgeous set of photos from her Sunday baby shower at The Dazzler Hotel in downtown Brooklyn, New York — that her first child, due to arrive this summer, will be a daughter.

“It’s a girl! My man [longtime boyfriend Ben] and I totally predicted a boy at first,” Naughton, 32, tells PEOPLE. “I was so sure because I am having such an easy and stress-free pregnancy and I had heard all these stories about how girls steal your beauty and make you really sick when pregnant. Well … so not true for me.”

She adds, “The nursery is coming together, and it’s hard to resist all the adorable baby girl clothes out there, so her wardrobe is in full effect!”

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The mom-to-be shares that the vibe of the bash was a nod to her heritage. “I loved my Afro-centric theme: ‘It Takes a Village to Raise a Child.’ Primrose Couture Events designed the perfect tribal decor with a village vibe, infused with my Caribbean roots.”

Among the celebrity guests at the celebration of Naughton and her beau’s soon-to-arrive daughter? La La Anthony, Regina King, Nicole Beharie, Russell Hornsby and Hosea Chanchez.

“It felt like a royal celebration filled with loving family and friends, amazing food, gorgeous cake, colorful sweets and fun party music,” Naughton says. “We danced and turned all the way up!”

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Naughton tells PEOPLE she’s “still feeling pretty good,” but is dealing with one issue many women who have been through pregnancy can relate to.

“I’m definitely experiencing the swelling of the feet now though, which sucks, but hey, I get a foot rub every night so I’m loving that part!” she jokes.

The actress’s big craving at the moment? Her mom’s Rice Krispies Treats.

“She puts peanut butter in them and they taste like heaven!” Naughton says. “I can tell the baby is loving them too because there’s a happy dance in my belly after my snack time.”

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Jemal Countess/Getty Images
Jemal Countess/Getty Images

The couple is keeping their baby girl’s name under wraps until she’s born. “I think we are 90 percent settled on a beautiful name that we both love,” Naughton says, adding that she and Ben will decide for sure after her birth.

And though her daughter isn’t due to make her debut until July, the former 3LW member is already dreaming about all the fun activities they’ll get to do together.

“Dressing alike, mommy-daughter day dates, singing together and teaching her all the important things I learned from my mother,” Naughton shares of what she’s excited about. “I just want to give her a strong foundation, so she can navigate this crazy world by being a strong and beautiful little girl.”

For more from Naturi Naughton, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.