Katie Holmes dedicates an entire month to celebrating her daughter's birthday.

The 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark' actress says April is her favourite time of the year because it is when she gave birth to Suri - her child with husband Tom Cruise - and she loves to get the youngster involved in planning her celebrations.

She said: "My daughter's birthday is my favourite time of year and I like to dedicate April to her.

"Suri really helped to plan her party. I want her to be happy, so she picks out the things and we make the cake together.

"And she's very, very good at it. She wanted her friends to come over, so we had a barbecue and she decorated all the tables and made cards for the little girls. It really was sweet. I don't want to stop that."

Katie loves to explore Suri's creative side but admits their house suffers as a result of their "projects".

She explained to Britain's Hello! magazine: "Suri and I do a lot of crafting projects, so there's always something going on. As a matter of fact, there's glitter all over our house."