Tori Spelling and husband Dean McDermott were joined by over 100 friends and family – including Melissa Joan Hart, Lisa Rinna, Harry Hamlin, Scott Baio and Larry Birkhead – on Saturday to celebrate daughter Stella’s first birthday.
The ladybug-themed luncheon, designed by event planner Jo Gartin of Love Luck and Angels, rivaled the famous birthday parties of Tori’s own childhood.
Held at a private estate in Encino, Calif., the event featured a tented tennis court with chandeliers, a gardening station where guests and their children could create their own potted plants, a cookie-decorating station, ladybug sprinklers, a ladybug insect zoo, face paintings and pony rides.
To top it off, Stella and her 2-year-old brother Liam’s favorite group, The Jumpitz, performed a selection of songs for the delighted guest of honor.
“Stella was clapping her hands and enjoying the music,” says a guest of the birthday girl, who wore a white silk dress decorated with ladybugs and red patent-leather shoes from Sweet Shoes. “And Tori and Liam were singing along to the songs.”
When it was time to cut the giant ladybug-shaped cake, Stella first carefully dipped a finger in the red frosting before rolling over and laying down in the middle of the cake, covering herself in frosting from top to toe.
“Tori had to wash her off with one of the sprinklers!” says a guest.
Stella (whose actual birthday is June 9) was not the only one to leave with presents. At the end of the party, guests received a gift bag with goodies worth about $2,500, including gift certificates to Billion Dollar Babes and Mabel’s Labels, Philips Avent insulated cups, Ming Ming dolls, T-shirts from Market and Stride-Rite shoes.
The party will be featured in a future episode of the Oxygen reality show Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood.
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