Pink threw a big sister party for her daughter Willow, 5, have you heard of that?

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Pink and her husband, Carey Hart, welcomed their new son, Jameson Moon Hart, the day after Christmas. It seemed kind of sudden to us on the outside as Pink didn’t announce her pregnancy until November so none of us knew she was pregnant. Her family surely had plenty of warning though, including little Jameson’s big sister, Willow, who turned five in June. Willow seems to be taking well to her role as big sister, judging by the cute photo of Willow cradling Jameson (I still can’t with that name) that Pink posted to Instagram.

Pink also shared this photo of Willow last week taking a nap on her pregnancy pillow while Willow’s baby doll slept on a little pillow too.

Willows doll baby has a pregnancy pillow too

A photo posted by P!NK (@pink) on

In case that’s not adorable enough, Pink threw a “big sister party” for Willow over the weekend, most likely at a local park as E! mentions, complete with a “Big Sister” cake and balloons.

Congrats Big Sis! #bigsisterparty

A photo posted by P!NK (@pink) on

Look at how proud Willow looks! I love this photo so much. It’s also news to me that “big sister/big brother” parties are a thing. I’m older, I only have one child and I haven’t heard of this yet. I googled it and although I can’t figure out how common this is I would suspect it’s catching on regionally. Here are some tips for throwing big sibling parties. It sounds like a nice way to keep older kids from feeling left out when a new baby arrives. It looks like Willow is so happy to be a big sister and that she’s going to be a big help to her mom. Congratulations to Pink, Carey and Willow! I bet they had a wonderful holiday and new year with sweet little Jameson.

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  1. Tate says:

    I have never heard of it but I think it is cute!

  2. Kiki says:

    I wish them all the best. That is a beautiful family.

  3. Patricia says:

    Really? Oh jeez we are raising some really special snowflakes now, people!
    When I became a big sister I didn’t get a party. I didn’t get anything but my sweet baby sister. She’s the blessing of my life. And I loved her right away because my parents talked to me about being her sister, my responsibility to her, that I’m very special etc. But there was no freakin party!

    It just seems so excessive and special snowflakey. Getting a new sibling is a big lesson in “the world doesn’t revolve around you”, which is a much needed part of growing up for three years olds and up .

    • Nina says:

      I dunno. As much as “mommy culture” can piss me off, I think that this is kind of a cute idea. I don’t think that giving the older sibling one special day when the new baby comes it too excessive, provided you don’t go overboard.

      • Jessica says:

        We always get siblings a gift when a new baby comes to our friends, something that my mom taught me. Pink and Carey are good people and probably are making sure that Willow doesn’t feel left out. I like them a lot and that they are friends with Butch Walker.

    • HadleyB says:

      I agree. Now you get gifts and party for everything. Its ridiculous.

    • Wiffie says:

      would that party alone turn you into a horrible monster special snowflake? probably not. parents have always done something special for big sibling, even if the kid doesn’t realize what’s happening. picking out dinner, a hello gift from baby, or even helping choose baby outfits. I bet your parents made some effort to make you feel special, rather than offer a distracted “deal with it”.

      I think it’s a nice gesture, because it’s a big deal for a kid, and the baby doesn’t remember. there are plenty times ahead where baby comes first, and a little security in the beginning might be good to quell those initial “will they forget me?” feelings in the first couple weeks.

      now if she gets presents on his birthday and a dollar when he loses a tooth, I might start to call special snowflake syndrome, but I think this is harmless and sweet.

    • Shijel says:

      Many older kids who have been the center of their parents’ universe find it hard to adjust after a new arrival. Just because it’s never been talked about and because a kid’s always been told to toughen up doesn’t mean that this difficulty to adjust should be ignored because ‘that’s just life, bub’.

      Why not throw your older kid a small party, especially if it helps the kiddo bond with their new sibling better, to foster love between them instead of rivalry? It IS a big change in the life of a young kid. If one can help make it less of a prickly experience, why on Earth would you criticise a family for doing it?

    • Missy says:

      Judge much? She threw her little girl a party to make her feel special. She’s probably having a hard time adjusting with the new sibling. Throwing her a “big sis” party is a great idea.

      I have a daughter who will be five in November, her daddy works a lot and only gets to see her for roughly an hour a night. She knows we are trying to have another baby and I think she’s really worried she won’t get that special time with dad. Why not celebrate the fact that she’s becoming a big sister?

      • polonoscopy says:

        Can we please remember that this is a CELEBRITY child? This is not normal. You can’t piss on a whole generation because of how Pink – who is extremely rich, remember – treats her kid.

      • Patricia says:

        Am I judging on a celebrity gossip blog called “celeBITCHY?” Hahaha yes girl I am. Relax.

        For the record I think Pink is lovely. And what do you know, a bunch of people don’t agree with my opinion. It’s all good, we can disagree. This is how I feel about it, that’s all.

    • Velvet Elvis says:

      The second someone uses the term “snowflake” as an insult, ESPECIALLY toward a 5 year old, I pretty much discount anything else they have to say.

    • Linds says:

      “The site has the word bitch in it so that tells me I can be one.” Solid logic.

    • meh says:

      +1, Patricia. This is ridiculous.

  4. janetdr says:

    Jameson is my nephew’s name and it always takes me a minute to register when someone uses it. He’s always been called Jamie. I think the big sibling party is a great idea, it’s a big adjustment and having it acknowledged gives it a better flavor!

  5. Nancy says:

    Her daughter is adorable. I relish any story nowadays that isn’t about King Joffrey.

  6. MostlyMegan says:

    Well, this doesn’t surprise me. I have 4 kids and they never got their nose out of joint when a new brother or sister came along – they couldn’t wait! Then again, we couldn’t afford to throw a party every time a kid felt a bit jealous – but Pink can – so more power to her. I don’t see any great harm in it personally, but I do see it as a bit of this whole thing we do in modern parenting, where children aren’t allowed to feel anything but perfectly happy, treasured and totally number one. And I wonder if that is always a good idea.

  7. Digital Unicorn (aKa Betti) says:

    They r cub a cute family. I love Pink, she’s a great role model. Have to say Corey has gotten hotter with age.

  8. Kate says:

    Is she trying to enter the mommy/lifestyle sector? If not I don’t get why she’s sharing so much of her kids. She’s raged against paps photographing her when she thought she had privacy, so it baffles me that she would take the liberty of sharing her children’s private moments with millions.

    • CariBean says:

      Well you’re on a roll today aren’t you? We get it. You don’t like Pink or Sarah Michelle Gellar.

    • tmot says:

      Maybe it’s about consent.

    • Wilma says:

      I think the difference is in ownership of your life. When you decide to share something, that’s very different from being followed around by strangers who share your life without consent.

      • lucy2 says:

        This. Personally if I were a celeb I wouldn’t share photos of my kids, but there is a difference between choosing to do so vs being hunted in the streets and harassed.

    • Dani says:

      Maybe she’s proud of her family and is elated to share her happiness with others? There’s nothing wrong with sharing pictures of your kids if it’s with your consent. If it rubs you the wrong way don’t look at them. I, for one, love that she’s sharing such moments because I’m having my second and my daughter isn’t taking it so well.

  9. Jenny says:

    Haven’t heard of any big sibling-parties here in Sweden but many parents give a big sister/big brother gift when baby arrives. We’ve done that every time we’ve had another baby and the way we do it is the older sibling/s give a gift to the baby that they picked out and gets a gift back from the baby. Don’t know if it helps with sibling rivalry but it helps make meeting the new baby for the first time for the siblings a festive occasion.

    • Keaton says:

      I think that’s such a lovely tradition! It becomes about the siblings relationship more than the older child feeling left out. :)

      RE: Pink . I love her and her family. I don’t have an issue with the Big Sister/Big Brother party idea either but I like the Swedish tradition even more :)

    • PrincessMe says:

      I did the same thing – I picked out a gift for my son “from his little sister” and he got to pick something for her. When I got home from the hospital, they “exchanged gifts”. He was 3 at the time and so excited about the whole thing.

      • Dani says:

        What did you get him? My daughter will be 3.5 when her sister is born and we keep telling her baby can’t wait to meet you, she has a surprise for you but I have no idea what to get her.

    • We did that too. My first two were only 15 months apart so no gifts, but when the third one came they were 4 and 3 so they were very aware of what was going on. At first they got “training” to care for a baby doll and when the real baby came they gave the her a welcome home gift and I gave them both a gift for being such good big brothers.

    • HappyMom says:

      I have 4 and we did the same. They weren’t big gifts, but the new baby “gave” them when the older siblings came to the hospital to meet him.

  10. Nicole says:

    I didn’t have a separate party but my parents got me gifts to open at the baby shower and enrolled me in a “sibling class” at the hospital where my brother was born. It was when I first learned some CPR skills, changing diapers, warming bottles, etc. I loved it because I felt like I could help with my brother when he arrived. I was 7 at the time and part of it was I was also adjusting to moving away from my entire extended family just months before. It was a lot of change that year.

    • Wilma says:

      I think your sibling class sounds amazing. I like that they tought you some serious skills.

      • Nicole says:

        Yea it was in conjunction with the CPR class my parents took. They were held at the same time so parents and siblings could be there at the same time. It was a good idea in hindsight

    • swak says:

      My first two daughters got to take a sibling class also – it was great! I also made sure when a new baby came into the family that the siblings were not left out. I never told them to get away from the newborn and often had them hold the baby. When I fed the baby (either breast feeding or bottle feeding) the others could sit with me and feel like they were part of the process (if a bottle was given, they got to hold the bottle). One day when I was breastfeeding my youngest, the other two got their dolls and breastfed them also! Throw a party or don’t, not my job to criticize other’s parenting skills.

    • Lex says:

      I don’t think my siblings went to any class but it was so nice having a big age gap between us as they got to help out with all sorts of stuff.. One sister was 12, my brother was 10 and other sister was 7. They got pocket money for changing nappies, giving me bottles :D
      We are all still very close.

    • lucy2 says:

      I love that idea! I have to think giving the older child a sense of responsibility would help feelings of being left out, plus they actually learn some skills. What a great thing.

  11. QQ says:

    More and More i Hear from my gfs having second kids throwing a kit together sorta push present gifty things for their older kid(s)… shoot I Think even my sister did something, is fine I guess

  12. Nina says:

    I’ve always liked P!nk. She and Carey seem like really good, down-to-earth parents. They had a pretty tumultuous relationship, and the fact that they managed to come back together is really inspiring. Also, Willow playing with mom’s earring in those photos is pretty adorable. :)

  13. NK says:

    Gorgeous family. Bless. Thanks for the happy little story. Seems all news is all bad all the time… Love Willow’s joyous smile.

  14. MissMerry says:

    this little family always blows my mind and confuses me because of the ‘tension’ or whatever the two parents have between them.

    The biggest part of me wants to think their ‘we’re due for a breakup’ is all talk to keep people guessing, but then their pictures make it seem like they’ve got it all together and are both happy in the relationship…also why keep making babies with somebody you’re ready to leave? seems like drama…but…

    love these weirdos.

    I think a ‘big sibling’ party is a great excuse to celebrate the older sibling (especially if you’ve been an old child for 5 or more years, it can be a hard transition from only-child to oldest child) and get your friends and family together to meet the new baby while also giving the older child the attention they are used to to help the adjust to sharing the limelight.

    also willow looks a bit like bindi irwin i think. she’s got spirit behind her eyes.

  15. Margo S. says:

    A big sister party? I just can’t with that. Very cute family though. Willow seems so happy!

  16. Samab says:

    Her daughter looks adorable! And Happy! They must be good parents

  17. Lingling says:

    I don’t think throwing a party when a kid get jealous sends a very good long term message. I was once told that when you have a child you should strive to raise and adult not a child.

    Getting a party where you’re jealous seems to be setting a kid up to be selfish.

    • Wilma says:

      Ha, I’m afraid that’s what they told my parents too!
      Please don’t do that if you’re ever in the position of being a parent. Kids have very different needs from adults. If you don’t meet those needs, you’ll get pretty unhappy adults. Making sure your kids feel safe, secure and loved is best. I have a couple of students who are treated as adults by their parents because they’re 15 now. Not a good idea.

    • Velvet Elvis says:

      Who said the child was jealous??

    • jwoolman says:

      There’s no hint in the story that the older sister was jealous of the baby. It’s just a recognition of a milestone in her life, becoming a big sister and helping to take care of another child. She’s old enough for that to matter to her.

  18. Dolkite says:

    Those ugly neck tattoos erase any dignity the suit might have given him. The coat is too short as well.

    • Snowflake says:

      Yeah, i think he is very good looking but the neck tattoos would kill it for me personally. There’s bad boy look, and then there’s the just got out of prison look. And hes got that look, imo.

  19. Jess says:

    I’ve never heard of it but I think it’s adorable for Pink, she seems like a fantastic mother. Personally I probably could’ve used one since my little brother came along 17 months later and stole my thunder, apparently I was not a happy camper, lol.

  20. S says:

    I don’t think there’s anything wrong with doing a little extra towards making a sibling feel special when a new baby arrives, since they do take a lot of attention away. I think it would get trickier when there’s more than one above the new arrival, because that removes the “it’s all about you for a while” special-ness that probably makes this idea work for little ones. My older kids got gifts when their siblings were born, from us and from grandparents, in part because it’s hard to explain to a 2 or 5 year old why the baby is getting so much, for so long. But, on the other hand, we also all have to learn that lesson sometime.

    Still, honestly, this seems very sweet and, in general, I have zero problem with any sort of party celebration, as many as you want and can afford, for any reason you desire, as long as it involves just family and very close friends. It’s when you start to invite everyone you every meet that I get eyeroll-y about it.

    My three are 2, 5 & 9 and I gotta say I already feel out of the loop and somewhat exhausted by all the rigmarole of celebrating new baby’s today. We never had a “gender reveal” party, though now we get invited to them all the time. Seriously people, it’s gonna be a boy or a girl. There aren’t a lot of choices. When you’re having a wombat, call me for that party, otherwise, tell your spouse, your siblings and your parents and you’ve probably covered the people for whom this is big news. Even though it’s usually “just bring something small” there’s that gift, then the baby shower, often more than one, and the “welcome home” party and … I don’t mean to sound like an old crank, but it’s exhausting. You’re not the first person on earth to give birth!

    I had a small shower for my first, the folks at work surprised me with a big present they’d all chipped in on another day (which was very sweet) and half a dozen close friends/family came to the hospital to visit before we bought our oldest home. Until Christmas or his birthday, that was about it. When #2 was born, we didn’t even have a shower, though a few friends brought gifts. A friend did throw me a surprise shower for #3, partly because she was our only girl after two boys, but that was about it.

    We’ve been invited to 4 gender reveal parties in the past year. Tedious in the extreme and some of the invites were just baffling … A neighbor we are friendly with, but that’s about it? Our oldest had a soccer game so we were able to decline, but coming home we saw them in the yard opening the balloon box — those pink balloons were wrapped around some electric wires a few streets away for a good month, by the way — and they must have had 60 people there. What the heck? It wasn’t even a first baby! Trust me, not everyone on your Christmas Card list is bursting with joy at the “is it going to be a boy or girl” question. A co-worker of my husband actually had TWO gender reveal parties (WTH?) … And invited us to both of them!! That got all the eyerolls, but I still sent two gifts. Nice racket, I guess.

    • HappyMom says:

      Yeah-my youngest is 8 and the gender reveal thing is weird to me. I also declined showers for my 2nd and 3rd kids. When I had my 4th a bunch of my neighbors got together and gave me a brunch and a spa gc which was awesome!

  21. Goldie says:

    People are assuming she threw the party because her daughter was jealous of the new baby. Maybe she was excited about becoming big sis and wanted to celebrate. Based on all the photos Pink shared, her daughter certainly looks happy to have a little sibling.

    • Jessica says:

      Agreed. She seems to be a very happy little girl. They seem to do a great job of living quietly. I’m not a fan of special snowflake parenting, but I think that was a sweet thing to do for the new big sister. Friends can come see the baby and give some attention to Willow. It also looks like they prepped her pretty well for her little brother.

  22. Heat says:

    We have 2 kids who are almost five years apart. We don’t throw any separate sibling parties…BUT…
    On my son’s birthday, we also call it “Little Sister Day”, where my son gives her a gift from him, for being his little sister. Same thing on her birthday; it’s “Big Brother Day”. That way, even though it’s only a little token gift, the other sibling doesn’t feel totally left out, and we think it’s a nice way for them to celebrate each other.

  23. Swordspoint says:

    We didn’t throw a “big sister” party, but we did get our daughter (who was five when our son was born) a little pewter necklace as a present “to remind you that you are special to us and always will be”. We also made sure to have lots of conversations ahead of time about how babies are a lot of work at first and need more time and help, but that it didn’t mean we loved the baby more — she got that extra time when she was little too.

    She has always been wonderful with him, no jealousy at all, and loves him to pieces.

  24. Guesting says:

    My parents should have done a big sister party for my older sister. She’s a seething pile of bitter jealousy.

    They learned their lesson and advised me to get my older child a gift for the birth of my second child. As did they.

    No jealousy issues at all. In fact he’s such a sweet older brother to baby that it makes me tear up.

    In this day in age I think we finally could all understand that every kid’s needs are different. If I could’ve traded my birthday parties for my older sister getting all the parties and attention, it would have been worth it just so she could have even one ounce more self esteem or security.

  25. Della says:

    Christ this new generation are going to be even more insufferable than the Millennials – you don’t need a friggin party, a little loss of attention to the younger sibling is all part and parcel of becoming a sibling.

    • original kay says:

      Yep, I’ll say it. I’m glad I’m not your kid, not in your family, and will never have to know you, in any personal way.

  26. Maraidh says:

    Pink can do no wrong. Love her and her sweet family.

  27. Chicken says:

    I was 5 when my little sister was born, and my parents gave me a gift the first time I went to see my mom and little sister in the hospital. That was in 1989.

  28. Velvet Elvis says:

    I love the idea of a Big Sis party. I think kids should get more of these ‘just because ” parties because childhood should be celebrated. They grow up so fast.

  29. nicegirl says:

    I can just imagine Pink singing in her gorgeous voice to her “Sweet Baby James”

    Congratulations to the Hart family!

  30. jana says:

    I think it’s a great idea, especially when there is is 4-5 years difference between kids; the older one has been the apple of everyone’s eye for a long time and might need some special attention. Plus, P!nk can do no wrong in my book!

  31. Penelope says:

    I’ve always liked Pink & Carey. CH is one hot daddy!

    Good luck to all of them.

  32. Ramona Q. says:

    Does anyone else see those white railings are over the open living room with a tile floor below? Holy Moses, that is dangerous for kids.