May 1 marks one year since Jessica Simpson and fiancé Eric Johnson welcomed their baby girl Maxwell into the world.
Naturally, the pregnant starlet pulled out all the stops to celebrate her little lady’s milestone — and Life & Style has all the details of the April 28 soirée.
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“She wanted to insure her first birthday party was unforgettable,” a friend close to Jess tells Life & Style. “It was a fair-themed party in their backyard in LA.”
One of the highlights of the event? “Maxi tried cake for the first time,” the pal shares. “She was taking the tiniest bites with her finger — like a little lady! She gingerly put her fingers in the cake and ate it.”
Jess had a special tiny white cake with white frosting made especially for Maxi. There was a bigger version for all the guests.
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“Maxi was clapping when everyone sang happy birthday to her,” the friend tells Life & Style. “Jess and Eric helped her blow out the candles. She was so cute. She had the best day. She’s just the happiest baby.”
Everyone invited nibbled on various children foods, including hot dogs, grilled cheese, fresh fruit and tons of candy. “All the kids had a blast. There was face painting, coloring tables and a children’s band,” the comrade shares.
Fifty guests, including Jess’ newly divorced parents Tina and Joe, were in attendance.
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“They were very cordial to one another,” says the friend. “They were both there to celebrate Maxi’s birthday. No drama. Everyone had a good time.”
And more birthdays will certainly be had in the future. Jess and Eric confirmed they were adding onto their brood in December! Three months later, the 32-year-old Fashion Star mentor revealed she’d be giving Maxi a little brother.