August 05, 2015 05:00 PM

If it takes a village to raise a child, Naya Rivera has gotten a pretty good head start on building her community.

“I’m so grateful that our baby is already surrounded with so much love,” Rivera, 28, tells PEOPLE of the guests, including her former Glee costars Amber Riley and Heather Morris, who attended her intimate baby shower on Saturday.

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Rivera, who is in her third trimester, and her husband Ryan Dorsey, 32, chose a children’s book theme for the event, which was which was coordinated by L.A. party planner Sharon Sacks. For her special day, the mom-to-be opted for the Rachel Pally Wrap Dress ($233).

“They wanted to create a lovely, serene environment with white and ivory tones where guests could enter a room that would keep their minds at ease,” an attendee says of the bash.

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Tables at the event were decorated with centerpieces designed by Petals LA and menus with different illustration of popular children’s book covers like Where Is Curious George, The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh and Rivera’s favorite children’s book, Love You Forever, which also topped the dessert, made by Hansen’s Cakes.

“There was lots of laughter,” the guest says of the bash, where the actress’ mother Yolanda shared memories from Rivera’s childhood. “You could feel all the joy in the room.”

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