EXCLUSIVE: Samantha Harris Celebrates Daughter’s 9th Birthday

Look who’s 9!

Dancing with the Stars alum Samantha Harris celebrated daughter Josselyn‘s birthday at their Los Angeles-based home, and shared the exclusive details of the fashion show-themed party with Celebrity Baby Scoop.

The Entertainment Tonight correspondent and weekend co-host — who is also mom to daughter Hillary, 5, with husband Michael Hess — said the birthday girl was happy to help with all the party prep.

“It was fun having Jossie help put the goody bags together with me.” Samantha, 42, tells Celebrity Baby Scoop. “She added the polish, nail art and ‘thank you’ business-card size notes from Avery that we created online to match her birthday theme, all personalized with my favorite Mabel’s Labels.

For the birthday bash, Jossie invited her 20 closest friends to ring in her ninth year.

“Now that she is older, she really helps get the party decorations set up as well, like the zebra-print balloons and the birthday banner that we also printed out using Avery gymnastics mat fashion show ‘runway’ and the streamer of Barbie doll clothes along the staircase railing,” says Samantha.

Samantha and Jossie used Avery Labels online to create DIY invitations and thank you cards matching the fashion show-theme.

Jossie came up with the stylish theme, and asked guests to dress up in their fanciest clothes. The girls arrived with hair done, but once at the party, Samantha provided makeup and nails.

As it turns out, one of Samantha’s mommy friends, Courtney Hart, is a makeup artist and brought her kit to get the girls glam. As well, some of her other mom friends helped paint the girls’ nails.

Once the glam squad was finished, the girls were ready to strut their stuff. Each girl took a turn on their makeshift hot pink (gymnastic mat) runway, fully adorned with a black gauze curtain flanked with hot pink and black zebra print balloons.

Then it was time to chill. The girls got changed into PJs, dined on whole wheat pizza, salad, veggies and fruit before diving into the hot pink and zebra-print cake made by a friend of the family.

Finally, it was movie time. The girls cuddled up to watch an American Girl Doll film called Grace.

After the fashionable fun, guests left with a goody bag filled with nail delights: nail polish from two amazing brands that do not place harsh chemicals into their products and make it safe for kids — Zoya and Ella + Mila.  The loot bags also included nail files, toe separators and nail art stickers.

For the final touch, each bag was personalized with Mabel’s Labels.

Sounds like a blast! Happy belated birthday to Jossie!

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