Some first birthday parties include homemade birthday cakes and photos of babies with frosting all over their faces – but few babies have Martha Stewart for a grandmother.
Catered by legendary chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and his son, Cedric, who is also the executive chef at the eatery, the pièce de résistance was a trio of homemade birthday cakes in a variety of flavors topped with marzipan animals.
Meanwhile, the party had whimsical touches in keeping with the invitation, which had a quote from poet A.A. Milne, “When I was one, I had just begun…” The main table was decorated with Steiff stuffed animals (Martha is a longtime collector) and handmade wooden and paper alphabet blocks with clear helium balloons hovering overhead.
And while all eyes were on the little girl of the hour, perhaps Alexis, who tried for five years to conceive a baby via surrogate before welcoming Jude last March, was the one celebrating most: Almost exactly a year later, on March 6, her joy doubled when her son Truman was born.
While she told PEOPLE last year that “just getting Jude was lucky,” Stewart, 46, also admitted that she hoped for more children – especially a son.
“There’s too many girls in the family,” she joked. “You need a boy.”
Now with two babies in the family, next year’s birthday celebration will be even bigger and better.