It’s fun to be one!
Country crooner Joe Nichols and his wife Heather celebrated a major milestone Sunday, they tell PEOPLE: daughter Dylan River‘s first birthday party.
Surrounded by 65 close family and friends, the proud parents rolled out the royal treatment for their princess — who officially turns 1 Wednesday — with a puppet show and festive bubble machine.
But it was the fun face-painting station that received Nichols’ seal of approval — he proudly sported a blue butterfly on his cheek!
Before digging into her celebratory smash cake, Dylan was serenaded by guests who sang “Happy Birthday” — with Dad on the guitar! — followed by a special solo performance of “That Would Be Her” by Nichols.
“1st birthday party a success!!! Smash cake = smashed,” Nichols, 36, Tweeted, sharing a sweet snapshot of his grinning baby girl covered in cake.
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– Anya Leon