Coco Austin threw a Minnie Mouse themed birthday party for her daughter.
The ‘Ice and Coco’ star celebrated her daughter Chanel’s first birthday with a lavish party at Sugar Factory in New York City on Sunday (04.12.16) surrounded by their family and friends.
Of the celebration, she said: "The party planner had asked us, ‘What is her favorite cartoon?’ I was like, ‘Pretty much anything Mickey or Minnie.’ She just brightens her face up every time she sees them. So, I figured we’d just make it Minnie Mouse. And the funny thing is, I blended these outfits together late last night. This was not even supposed to be like a matchy-matchy thing …
"When my family came out – my mom, her sister and all her kids – they all brought red. It looks like we all went shopping together, when we didn’t. It was literally a last minute thing. When you think of Minnie and Mickey, it’s red and black and white. People just assumed to wear red."
And the 37-year-old star – who has Chanel with husband Ice-T – wishes she had started the party planning a little earlier.
Issuing advice to other mothers who want to organise something for their child’s big day, she added to E! News: "I always wait until the last minute, and if you start early and start thinking of ideas beforehand, then you’ll be right on target. I always wait until the last minute, so I’m always stressing and running around. ‘Don’t wait ’til the last minute,’ is all I have to say!"
But Coco did have more time than she thought to plan the party as she felt the need to previously postpone the celebration to mourn the loss of the family’s pet dog Spartacus.
She shared in a tweet: "Cuz I’ve been mourning over Spartacus I put Chanel’s Birthday on hold (which was today) I feel I need 2 honor Sparty before a celebration (sic)."