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Christina Milian knows the way to her daughter's heart — face paint, zoo animals, and sno-cones!

The 32-year-old singer made her daughter Violet's fourth birthday extra special with a zoo-themed party at the Los Angeles Zoo on March 9.

"I think at 4, she has more of a memory of everything," Christina tells Life & Style. "Violet’s a special kid. She’s just a really happy kid and she inspires me every day."

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Well this looks like a party to remember! The event was complete with merry-go-round rides and a private viewing of the animals that kids and families could enjoy together. "We had lots of kids there," Christina said.

The most popular activity were the caricature artists, who drew portraits of the kids and families together. Too cute!

Even Violet's cake had a sweet and special touch. "I got her cake from Porto’s Bakery. It was just beautiful...[The cake] had the zebras and the monkeys and everything," Christina tells the magazine. Violet loved it so much that “she didn’t let anyone near it!”

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Check out the photos that Christina exclusively shared with Life & Style and be sure to see even more pics from the party in the latest issue of the magazine.

Doesn't Violet's birthday look great? Sound off in the comments!

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