Joel Madden turns 30: Party planner Nicole Richie
Mar 13, 2009, 12:40 GMT
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Nicole Richie threw a huge 30th birthday party for her rocker boyfriend Joel Madden this week.
The socialite held the bash on the private terrace of the Sunset Tower hotel in Hollywood. She invited around 35 of their friends to celebrate with Joel - who reached the landmark age on March 11.
An onlooker said: "There was a lot of laughing and even some speeches. Nicole and Joel were nestled in the centre of the big group and looked as happy as they could be to be celebrating with their friends. They were beaming in the soft terrace lighting."
The highlight of the evening was when Joel was presented with a huge birthday cake, accompanied by a rousing rendition of 'Happy Birthday'.
The source added: "It was so big I'm surprised it didn't set off the fire alarms."
Although they were not members iof the party group, Sharon Stone and Drew Barrymore were both spotted dining at the Sunset Tower on the same night.
Nicole, 27, and Joel recently announced they are expecting their second child together. They already have a 14-month-old daughter Harlow.