The Katie Holmes Birthday Celebration!
The hair-pulling says it all. “You are my puppet, and I pull your strings.” Okay. Let’s pretend for one minute that the Katie Holmes/Tom Cruise romance is for real. Try really hard. It can’t be done. The birthday photos look like something that Tom would do for his daughter’s birthday.
They celebrated her birthday with dinner, a private trip to the FAO Schwarz toy store – where Tom entertained with handstands – and a late-night ice-skating adventure in the rain, PEOPLE reports exclusively.
After the midtown feast with a group of about a dozen people, Holmes’s pre-birthday celebration (she turns 27 on Sunday) continued at Fifth Avenue institution FAO Schwarz, which was closed to the public by the time the Cruise contingent arrived around 9:30 p.m. The toy store was ready for them, too: festooned with balloons tied to small white tiger dolls and 7′-tall stuffed giraffes.
But the real show was put on by Tom and his pregnant fiancée, with both of them performing on top of the store’s giant piano – jumping, bouncing, trying to tickle out a tune on the ivories. At one point, Tom did a handstand. Katie must have approved: She clapped and laughed before the couple embraced and shared a long, 30-second kiss.
The emporium also had a surprise in store of the birthday girl: cupcakes with candles, which she blew out with Tom’s help. The party then moved downstairs, near the video game area, and by 11:30 p.m., the pair were ready to move on, thanks to a caravan of four SUVs. But the night wasn’t over. Despite some nasty rain with some sleet thrown in, Tom and Katie took to Central Park’s Wollman Rink (the same one that King Kong and Naomi Watts use onscreen in the new movie epic) and skated, in between hugging and kissing.
Eww. Sounds like kind of a daddy worship thing going on with Katie.
Socialite Life debuted back in 2003. SL Flashback showcases some of our favorite content from years past. This article was originally published on December 16, 2005.