Beyonc birthday: Celebrates with Blue Ivy and Jay-Z on Mediterranean cruise


Happy birthday, Mommy! Beyonc celebrates turning 31 with daughter Blue Ivy and husband Jay-Z on Mediterranean cruise

By
Sarah Bull

PUBLISHED:

07:18 GMT, 5 September 2012

|

UPDATED:

14:44 GMT, 5 September 2012

She might be one of the most famous women in the world, but when it came to deciding how to celebrate her 31st birthday, Beyonc opted to keep things low-key.

Instead of throwing a star-studded party, attended by all her famous friends, Beyonc decided to spend the special day with her gorgeous daughter Blue Ivy, seven months, and husband Jay-Z as the family enjoyed a Mediterranean cruise.

Jay-Z, 42, appeared to have gone all out to make his wife's birthday as special as possible, decorating their boat with balloons and streamers in celebration.

Birthday girl: Beyonc celebrated her 31st birthday on Tuesday by spending time with her family on a Mediterranean cruise

Birthday girl: Beyonc celebrated her 31st birthday on Tuesday by spending time with her family on a Mediterranean cruise

Celebrations: Jay-Z had decked the boat out with balloons and streamers to celebrate his wife's big day

Celebrations: Jay-Z had decked the boat out with balloons and streamers to celebrate his wife's big day

Birthday girl Beyonc was spotted
clutching a large glass of white wine as she marked her 31st, looking
chic in a blue and white cricket-style jumper and a pair of matching
shorts.

She and Jay-Z were seen enjoying an
evening drink on the deck of the boat, with the pair looking as in love
as ever as they made the most of each others' company.

Earlier in the day, Beyonc displayed
her maternal side as she fed baby Blue her breakfast, with the little
girl planted firmly on her mother's lap for the mealtime.

How do you like your eggs Beyonc showed her maternal side as she fed Blue her breakfast earlier in the day

How do you like your eggs Beyonc showed her maternal side as she fed Blue her breakfast earlier in the day

Doting dad: Jay-Z and Beyonc both appeared completely smitten with their gorgeous little girl

Doting dad: Jay-Z and Beyonc both appeared completely smitten with their gorgeous little girl

Daddy day care: Jay-Z was seen doting on baby Blue Ivy on the helm of the superyacht the pair had hired

Daddy day care: Jay-Z was seen doting on baby Blue Ivy on the helm of the superyacht the pair had hired

And later in the day it was daddy
Jay-Z's turn to dote on the little girl, holding her close as he waved
to onlookers from the helm of the vessel.

Blue looked adorable in a patterned
blue and white dress as she spent time with her famous parents, while
Jay-Z opted for the casual look in a pair of beige patterned shorts and a
long-sleeved T-shirt.

On Tuesday, Beyonc was bombarded with message from her famous friends wishing her happy birthday.

Precious time together: The pair looked to be enjoying their time together on the holiday

Precious time together: The pair looked to be enjoying their time together on the holiday

Gwyneth Paltrow lead the way with a handwritten note, writing: 'For dear sweet BB on the occasion of her 31st birthday…

'We love you so very much. Love Gwyneth, Chris, Apple, Moses.'

Beyonce's mother, Tina Knowles,
wrote: 'God blessed me with one of the greatest gifts in my life on
Sept. 4, 1981. Happy birthday.'

Her younger sister, Solange, also
paid tribute, writing: 'There is no-one like you in the world, of all of
your mind blowing achievements that one that first comes to mind is
your kindness.

Casual chic: Beyonc wore a navy and white cricket-style jumper and a pair of matching shorts

Casual chic: Beyonc wore a navy and white cricket-style jumper and a pair of matching shorts

'Your sense of selflessness,
consideration of other people’s well being and your beautiful generosity
are all things that make me so proud be your sister and your friend.'

And Beyonc's former Destiny's Child
bandmate, Michelle Williams, also sent well wishes, writing: 'Happy
birthday to youuu!! I love you so very much. I am so thankful you're in
my life.'

One of the most tender messages in the card was from Gloria Carter, mother of her husband, Jay-Z.

She wrote: 'B, You came into my life a
sweet Southern girl. (LOL) You've blossomed into an amazing woman. I
admire how you remain grounded and humble, and you haven't let success
change the person that you are. Mama Carter.'

'We love you': Gwyneth Paltrow and her family signed a special card which has been published on Beyonce's website

'We love you': Gwyneth Paltrow and her family signed a special card which has been published on Beyonce's website

Meanwhile the singer donated one of
her songs, I Was Her, to a United Nations' campaign to promote
humanitarian work around the globe.

The video for 'I Was Here' directed
by Sade collaborator Sophie Muller and was recorded live
at the United Nations General Assembly Hall in New York in honor of the
U.N.'s World Humanitarian Day.

'I Was Here' says I want to leave my
footprints in the sands of time, and that is leaving our mark on the
world,' Beyonce told Anderson Cooper in a behind-the-scenes interview.

'We all want to know that our life
meant something, and that we did something for someone else, and that we
spread positivity no matter how big or how small.' ***********

Showbiz roundup! Snooki and JWoww quiz & MJ promoters dish it

DM.has('rcpv1823928933001','BCVideo');

#left
float:left;

#results
float:left;

#playlist
position:absolute;
top:358px;
width: 636px;
height:161px;
font: 12px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
background-color:black;
overflow:hidden;

.videolist ul
position:absolute;
left:0px;
top:15px;
width:5000px;
z-index:0;

.videolist li
display:block;
float:left;

.videolist li a:hover
color:#C0C0C0;

.videolist
overflow:hidden;
font: 12px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
padding-left:25px;
width:572px;
height:164px;
position:absolute;
left:18px;

.videolist div
width:145px;
height:133px;
padding-bottom:10px;
margin-right:10px;
overflow:hidden;
color:white;

.videolist div p a
position:absolute;
top:92px;
font: 12px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
width:140px;
padding-left:3px;
overflow:hidden;
height:43px;
color:white;

.leftBtn
position:absolute;
display:block;
width:18px !important;
top:10px;
z-index:10;
background-color:black;

.rightBtn
display:block;
position:absolute;
top:10px;
right:0px;
width:18px !important;
z-index:10;
background-color:black;

.leftBtn a
background-image: url(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/furniture/galleries/btn_debate_left.png);
background-repeat: no-repeat;
height: 140px;
display:block;

.leftBtn a:hover
background-image: url(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/furniture/galleries/btn_gr4_left.png);
background-repeat: no-repeat;

.rightBtn a
background-image: url(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/furniture/galleries/btn_debate_right.png);
background-repeat: no-repeat;
height: 140px;
display:block;

.rightBtn a:hover
background-image: url(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/furniture/galleries/btn_gr4_right.png);
background-repeat: no-repeat;

var BCL = {};
BCL.params = “playlist_ids” : “1823436944001”;

brightcove.createExperiences();