Maxwell Johnson Celebrates Her First Birthday
Stephanie D. Kleinman
It’s all babies, all the time for Jessica Simpson lately.
Just weeks after celebrating the impending birth of her son with a Tom Sawyer-themed baby shower, the Fashion Star mentor, 32, shifted gears from blue to pink and threw her daughter a fair-themed party Sunday to mark Maxwell Drew‘s first birthday.
Held in the backyard of the family’s Hidden Hills home, around 50 guests enjoyed face-painting, coloring tables, beach balls and a children’s band. Food stations were set up around the party, featuring hot dogs, grilled cheese, tacos, fresh fruit, lemonade and candy.
“Maxwell had a great time! Everyone was in great spirits,” a source tells PEOPLE. “All of her grandparents were there. She loved listening to the band and seeing the other babies!”
Simpson says that even at 12 months, Maxwell already shows signs she’s taking after her fashionista mom.
“She loves to watch me put my makeup on and she wants me to put the blush on her,” Simpson shares. “She’s a girly girl. But I have to trick her into wearing bows and barrettes. She thinks it’s a game to pull them out!”
Maxwell may look and take after her mother, but Simpson admits her daughter is “definitely a Daddy’s girl” and clings to her father, Eric Johnson, 33. “If he is in the room,” she says, “she doesn’t want anybody else to hold her!”
“She knows something’s up,” Simpson told PEOPLE. “Maxwell is so cute because she’ll touch my tummy and she’ll laugh and she’ll give my belly kisses.”
As for her kids’ sibling dynamic, “I’m so excited to see what their relationship is going to be,” adds Simpson. “I think they’ll take care of each other. And I think they’ll always have each other’s backs.”
— Aili Nahas