Moms & Babies

Celebrity Baby Blog
Celebrity Baby Blog

Nicole Richie Throws Sparrow’s First Birthday Party

09/05/2010 at 04:30 PM ET
Fame

Nicole Richie may have parted from her past party girl ways, but she can still throw a good bash – especially if she’s celebrating her son’s first birthday.

Richie, along with fiancé Joel Madden and big sis Harlow, 2½, held a party for Sparrow Saturday. He turns 1 on Sept. 9.

About 50 guests, including actress Ellen Pompeo and her daughter Stella Luna, 11 months, and Sparrow’s uncle Benji Madden, gathered in the backyard of the family’s Hollywood Hills home and noshed on birthday cake.

The backyard was decorated with red, green, orange and purple “Happy Birthday” balloons for the occasion.

“Nicole was keeping the party simple to not overwhelm Sparrow,” a source at the party tells PEOPLE. “Everyone seemed to have a great time.”

– Alison Schwartz with reporting by Pernilla Cedenheim

Filed Under:

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

On Newsstands Now

Lupita Nyong'o: Most Beautiful!
  • Lupita Nyong'o: Most Beautiful!
  • Chelsea Clinton is Pregnant!
  • Exclusive Royal Tour Diary

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

Advertisement

Add A Comment

PEOPLE.com reserves the right to remove comments at their discretion.

Showing 2 comments

Jacqui on

Sounds like a good party! I agree that simple is better for a first birthday.

Billie on

50 guests is a simple party? Imagine a big bash! lol. Happy Birthday Sparrow. :)

Advertisement

Squeals & Deals

Sign-up for the Mom's &s Babies Free Weekly Newsletter

Free Weekly Newsletter

Mom Said It

"We weren't trying to have kids. We left it up to fate. I knew there was a possibility, but I was really excited. Even if you are trying, just to see a positive result is shocking!"

 

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters