Inside Simone Masterson-Horn's Sweet 4th Birthday Bash
Dads Bill Horn and Scout Masterson invited family and friends – including Tori Spelling, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Tiffani Thiessen and their kids – to their June 7 celebration. "Simone requested a dog theme, and the party took off from there," said Masterson. Here, the girl of the hour inspects her pastel-colored decorations, including this towering pink balloon with a feathery tassel, before partygoers arrive.
Perfect for little guests, the pint-size table was festooned with custom party hats from Oh Goodie Designs and a retro-style centerpiece created with porcelain dog figurines Masterson found on eBay. The proud dad (and part-time party planner!) found the plates, dog posters and other decor at TomKat Studio.
Designed by the couple's good pal Jenny Keller of Jenny Cookies, the dessert station featured four birthday cakes ("since it was Simone's fourth birthday" of course!) frosted in pastel-tinted buttercream and displayed on vintage cake plates from the family's collection. Other treats included cake pops, cupcakes and sugar cookies shaped like dog treats and doghouses.
Wearing pretty party dress didn't keep Simone (in a mint Mayoral jumper from L.A.'s Bel Bambini) and bosom buddy Harper Smith from having a giggly good time in a bouncy house shaped like a giant Dalmation.
With huge letters spelling out "kibble," the food area was easy to spot. And the main attraction was the D.I.Y. hot dog station. But guests could also indulge in other tasty nibbles including Masterson's fave, the BLT, and Simone's innovative "sammie" made with ketchup and crushed potato chips.
At the party's "dog adoption" area, youngsters were invited to choose cuddly stuffed animals to take home. Guests could also opt for Poochie amp Co. purses, a favorite of the birthday girl's.
Knowing that little girls love getting manicures, Masterson and Horn set up a nail-painting station staffed with pros. Simone's color of choice? Mint green, which perfectly complemented her dress.
"We can't believe our little lady is now four years old," said Masterson, here with Horn and their growing girl. "We can't imagine our lives without her. We love being Simone's dads."