Inside Chris Martin's 40th birthday party

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    The biggest stars in Hollywood were out in force on Friday for Chris Martin’s 40th birthday party. 

    And new pictures of the lavish bash at his Malibu home show the extreme lengths the Coldplay singer went to in order to set the scene for the evening.

    An ariel snap of the celebrations sees a large marquee erected in the star’s back garden as well as a host of sweet coloured table and chairs. 

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    Wonka-land: New pictures of Chris Martin’s lavish Charlie And The Chocolate Factory themed party at his Malibu home show the extreme lengths he went to in order to set the scene

    Adding to the playful nature of the scene, giant toadstools and lollipops – staples in Willy Wonka’s factory – have been transported into the grounds. 

    A towering sign in the back garden reads Pure Imagination – one of the songs from the movie – which was covered by Coldplay last year following the death of Gene Wilder. 

    It is believed a whole day was spent erecting the props and decorations before the  guests arrived. 

    Knows how to throw a party: Chris pulled out all the stops at the bash. It is believed a whole day was spent erecting the props and decorations before the guests arrived

    Knows how to throw a party: Chris pulled out all the stops at the bash. It is believed a whole day was spent erecting the props and decorations before the guests arrived

    Orlando Bloom, Aaron Paul, Javier Bardem, Julia Roberts, Robert Downey Jr., and his wife Susan were among the stars at the birthday boy’s over-the-top party.

    Beyonce, her husband Jay Z, James Corden, Rob Lowe, Matt Bellamy, and Shane Warne were also in attendance at the star-studded bash as well.

    The Lord Of The Rings actor, 40, was ready to party in style in his flashy shirt, black jacket, and trousers.

    Ready to party: Former Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul was just one of the many famous faces at Chris's birthday party

    Ready to party: Former Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul was just one of the many famous faces at Chris’s birthday party

    Something to smile about: Julia Roberts seemed happy as she was seen arriving with her husband, Danny Moder

    Something to smile about: Julia Roberts seemed happy as she was seen arriving with her husband, Danny Moder

    Bearing gifts: Actor Rob Lowe was spotted carrying a present into the Charlie And The Chocolate Factory themed bash

    Bearing gifts: Actor Rob Lowe was spotted carrying a present into the Charlie And The Chocolate Factory themed bash

    Star-studded! Orlando Bloom, Robert Downey Jr., and his wife Susan were among the stars who came ready to party at Chris Martin's over-the-top Charlie And The Chocolate Factory themed bash at his home in Malibu on Friday

    Star-studded! Orlando Bloom, Robert Downey Jr., and his wife Susan were among the stars who came ready to party at Chris Martin’s over-the-top Charlie And The Chocolate Factory themed bash at his home in Malibu on Friday

    The dashing actor topped the look off with a pair of glossy black shoes and had his thick hair swept back over his head. 

    Robert and his wife were spotted making their entrance together. 

    The Iron Man actor wore a striped shirt and black sunglasses as his wife of more than 10 years looked sleek and stylish in a black leather mini dress and gold clutch in hand. 

    Here they come! Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan were spotted making their entrance together

    Here they come! Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan were spotted making their entrance together

    Keeping it in the family: Proving they're still just as close as ever, Chris' former mother-in-law, Blythe Danner, was seen walking into the bash

    Keeping it in the family: Proving they’re still just as close as ever, Chris’ former mother-in-law, Blythe Danner, was seen walking into the bash

    Going incognito: Jay Z was spotted trying to sneak into the party unrecognized. The rapper was seen wearing a white pair of sunnies

    Going incognito: Jay Z was spotted trying to sneak into the party unrecognized. The rapper was seen wearing a white pair of sunnies

    No time like the present: Javier Bardem was seen carrying gifts into the celebrity filled bash in Malibu

    No time like the present: Javier Bardem was seen carrying gifts into the celebrity filled bash in Malibu

    It's his big day! Chris, meanwhile, turned 40 years old on his actual birthday of March 2 (pictured in February 22 in London)

    It’s his big day! Chris, meanwhile, turned 40 years old on his actual birthday of March 2 (pictured in February 22 in London)

    Chris, meanwhile, turned 40 years old on his actual birthday of March 2. 

    The actor’s ex-wife, Gwyneth Paltrow, took to Instagram to share a sweet family selfie in honor of his big day. 

    ‘HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY to the best daddy in the world!!! We [heart] you so much!,’ she captioned the photo, which was of themselves and their two children, 12-year-old Apple and 10-year-old Moses.  

    Chris and Gwyneth were married for 13 years.

    The couple married in 2003, famously announced they were ‘conscious uncoupling’ in 2014, and officially divorced last year.

    The way they were: Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow married in 2003, famously announced they were 'conscious uncoupling' in 2014, and officially divorced last year (pictured in 2016)

    The way they were: Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow married in 2003, famously announced they were ‘conscious uncoupling’ in 2014, and officially divorced last year (pictured in 2016)

    Family first: The actor's ex-wife took to Instagram to share a sweet family selfie in honor of his big day

    Family first: The actor’s ex-wife took to Instagram to share a sweet family selfie in honor of his big day

    Joining the party: Funnyman James Corden was spotted heading into the party with his wife, Julia Carey

    Joining the party: Funnyman James Corden was spotted heading into the party with his wife, Julia Carey

    On their way: Muse frontman Matt Bellamy was seen driving to the bash accompanied by his girlfriend, Elle Evans

    On their way: Muse frontman Matt Bellamy was seen driving to the bash accompanied by his girlfriend, Elle Evans

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