The Gaines family is basically living our dream life. From their farm full of sweet animals and their Magnolia business in full bloom in Waco these days, the growing family has their hands full. With a fifth baby on the way and the last season of “Fixer Upper” behind them, the Gaines family is focusing on their Waco empire, which recently expanded from just Magnolia Market and the Silos Baking Co. to Magnolia Table. Formerly Waco’s prized Elite Cafe, the newly renovated breakfast and brunch spot was also the setting of a lovely surprise for Joanna Gaines’ 40th birthday.
On April 19, Joanna celebrated her birthday the way we would have, too: with a big box of doughnuts. Those deliciously delightful doughnuts not only satisfied a pregnancy craving, but also did the trick of welcoming the new year ahead.
While Gaines thought this was all, she recently posted photos from a sweet surprise party thrown by her friends and family at Magnolia Table. See the photos Joanna Gaines shares on her Instagram feed for her big day in the new restaurant.
The birthday girl’s baby bump was on full display in a sweet dress, with husband Chip Gaines and their family of four at her side. Their fifth child, a baby boy, will join the Gaines’ little ones: Drake, Duke, Ella, and Emmie Kay.
For her birthday, Chip Gaines asked Twitter fans to get Joanna Gaines’ Twitter account to 1 million followers for her birthday. For every new follower she received, Chip stated he’d give $1 to St. Jude’s Children Hospital.
.@Twitter Thank u for loving on @Joannagaines on her birthday! Some amazing things: She hit 1M followers on her bday. Pretty cool if you ask me AND we all raised $15,543 for @stjude! Her millionth follower was @lalalaurenk_. She gets a vip trip to @magnolia on me! @assistingchip
— Chip Gaines (@chipgaines) April 21, 2018
As of April 21, Chip shared that she hit 1 million followers and together, they raised $15,543 for St Jude’s Hospital. He even selected the millionth follower to win a VIP trip to Magnolia on the Gaineses! How cool is that?
The Magnolia Table Restaurant was decked out in colorful balloons, highlighting that yes, even the ceilings are bigger in Texas.
The HGTV star shined in this sweet photo with her family for the milestone birthday.