Inside Denise Van Outens movie night birthday party for daughter Betsy with red carpet and incredible garden display

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Denise Van Outen has given a glimpse inside the glamorous film night for her daughter Betsy as she turned 11.

The West End actress shared a collection of snaps to her 545,000 Instagram fans of the gorgeous red carpet and bell tent in their sprawling garden in Chelmsford, Essex.

The 11 year old appears to have a shared passion for the arts just like her Burlesque actress mum and Any Dream Will Do star dad Lee Mead after she opted for theatre-themed celebrations.

A bell tent was set up in the garden and framed with a huge red balloon arch with a red carpet and velvet rope barrier for the ultimate movie night experience.

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Inside the tent were four miniature beds set up with personalised eye masks and scatter cushions with one reading: “Sleepover at the theatre”.

The tent was decked with black and red organza fabric and gorgeous lanterns to provide a cosy warm glow to the slumber party.

Sharing the pictures to her Instagram, Denise penned: “Fun birthday weekend celebrating Betsy’s 11th birthday

“Movie night themed bell tent by @sleepyinmyteepee (Essex) balloons @bonnevents. Party sergeant hats by @sams_sparkle.”




The gorgeous birthday tent was decorated with a collection of film-inspired accessorises including a clapperboard and light boxes printed with: “Now Showing”.

Betsy even had her very own Hollywood walk of fame star printed with her name for the special occasion.




There was also a huge 11 in the garden filled with red balloons and Betsy printed in gold italic font.

Betsy looked every inch the birthday girl as she posed with her giant 11 alongside her grandparents who had come to visit.

Denise and Betsy appeared to get into the birthday spirit with matching sequin-encrusted captain hats adorned with their initials.

Betsy was also treated to a colourful Tracy Beaker birthday cake featuring characters from the Jacqueline Wilson novels and “happy 11th birthday” piped in icing on the front.



Meanwhile Denise’s boyfriend Eddie Boxshall took on the role of chef and was seen flipping his homemade pizzas in the kitchen of their family home.


The wood-fired pizzas looked very authentic and were topped with mushrooms, tomatoes and olives.

Denise and Eddie began dating in July 2014 after being introduced by a mutual friend and moved in together in 2019.

The actress is also step-mum to Eddie's 21 year old daughter Leah but previously ruled out having any more children and said she did not have any regrets about it.

"Two or three years ago we did talk about trying to have children. But it never happened and I don't have any regrets," she explained.

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