“We tried to keep it pretty low-key and we kept the theme just rainbows,” Hathaway, 34, said of her only child with husband Adam Shulman on Thursday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “Which is a fun theme because it’s hard to go wrong with it.”
One move the Colossal star made that put her shindig into perspective? Pinterest browsing.
“I made the mistake … I went on Pinterest and looked at other people’s 1-year-old parties. It’s not fair what some people do,” she says, joking, “Party planners have children, which is definitely not fair. Think about it.”
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“They blow it out,” Hathaway continues of party planners.
“It’s like a commercial for ’em,” adds Hathaway’s Colossal costar Jason Sudeikis, who shares daughter Daisy Josephine, 5 months, and son Otis Alexander, 2½, with fiancée Olivia Wilde. “It’s like, ‘Look what I can do for your kid.’ ”
“And it’s a write-off,” Ellen DeGeneres points out, to which Sudeikis replies, “See? Business. Show-business woman right there. She gets it.”
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Hathaway was pregnant while filming Colossal, and admits she’s glad she signed on to the project before finding out she was expecting her first child.
“I’m really lucky I said yes to the movie before I was pregnant and I memorized my lines early,” she says. “There were some days it was hard.”
Adds the Oscar winner to Sudeikis when he teases her about childbirth being easy, “You’re so lucky I don’t remember anything from making the movie ’cause I was pregnant.”
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Sudeikis, 41, jokes that his “lateral quickness” has prevented him from getting urinated on by his son while changing his diaper. Hathaway, however, hasn’t been so lucky — although she has heard of one product that might help other parents of little boys.
“They do have Pee-Pee Teepees … the teepee goes on the pee-pee, so that way when the pee-pee happens, the teepee absorbs it,” she explains.
“Oh, I thought the teepee would put the pee-pee back on the baby,” DeGeneres says with a laugh. “I thought it went [up] and then came back down like, ‘Ah, gotcha!’ ”
“So it looks like a little party hat … on the pee-pee,” Sudeikis says, joking, “Why don’t they have those for adults?”