04/16/2007 at 04:00 PM EDT
Who better to throw Eva Longoria a bridal shower than her Desperate Housewives
Longoria, 32, and castmates Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross and Brenda Strong, along with hairstylist Ken Paves and stylist Robert Verdi, gathered at Felicity Huffman's Los Angeles home on Sunday for an outdoor bash.
The guest of honor, who will marry Tony Parker
in Paris on July 7, wore a taupe Badgley Mischka dress and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes to the party, where guests competed to make the most elegant wedding gown – out of toilet paper.
Longoria, serving as judge, chose Hatcher for her tissue frock adorned with pink roses and a tiara.
The shower, co-hosted by Huffman and Longoria's best friend Brittany Olson, featured a sit-down lunch with little pink houses as centerpieces on the brown and pink tables. On the menu: a salad bar with chicken, salmon, shrimp and gourmet cheeses, accompanied by white wine and specialty martinis. Afterwards, guests indulged in brownies, chocolate chip cookies and white-chocolate pastries.
"It was such a special day!" Longoria tells PEOPLE. "Felicity and my maid of honor, Brittany Olson, went above and beyond to make the whole afternoon beautiful and memorable. I can't thank them enough. I'm extremely blessed to be surrounded by my family, friends and co-workers and to have had them all together to celebrate this special moment in my life."
The revelers had been instructed to give the couple gifts for each room of their house. "I got the living room," Strong told PEOPLE, "and got her this really beautiful imported mirror."
Verdi tried to bring out Longoria's inner housewife by gifting her with a set of Calphalon cookware and a library of 30 cookbooks signed by top chefs such as Nigella Lawson, Wolfgang Puck and Mario Batali.
And what did Huffman get her friend?
"I'm giving her this damn shower," she told PEOPLE on Saturday at a gala for the American Fertility Association. "I don't have to get her a present as well, do I?"