Every parent wants to make their child’s birthday memorable by throwing them the party of their dreams. Make those parents A-list celebrities and you can expect nothing short of luxurious, impressive and out of this world. Celebrities are not afraid to splurge insane amounts of money or leverage their connections to create their children’s ultimate fantasies. From circus- themed parties to real animals, enjoy this read and find out the most expensive birthday parties ever thrown for celeb babies.
10 The Beckhams
When David and Victoria Beckham's son had his birthday, they splurged $187,000 on a custom playhouse exclusively for the party! Exclusive, because there is another play castle on their estate. You do realize that $187,000 can be used to buy a real house in some countries, right? Anyhow, the power couple also got popular boy-band The Wanted to perform at their party, take photos, and meet all his buddies!
The Beckhams are known for spending massive amounts of money for their children’s birthday party. When their daughter, Harper, turned one, they spent well over $100,000 on her pink-themed party that included pink cuddlies, pony rides, and pink rabbits!
9 Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise
Is it not interesting how celebrities spend copious amounts of money for birthdays their babies will not even recall? Do you remember your second birthday? That did not seem to matter for Katie and Tom.
To celebrate baby Suri’s second birthday, her parents splurged $100,000, which is an insanely huge amount. Tom and Katie spared no expense at getting the finest fresh flowers at $17,000, $45,000 for Wolfgang Puck catering, and a cake for a staggering $5,000. There is, of course, the part where the house was filled with about 1,000 butterflies to make the day extra memorable for Suri. They also blew an extra $230 at the Little Sprinkles bakery in LA for cupcakes!
Again, the duo splurged $20,000 on Suri’s 5th birthday to create an unforgettable circus-themed bash that featured real elephants and giraffes, plus professional actors dressed as Alice in Wonderland characters, which happened to be Suri’s favorite movie.
8 Taylor Armstrong
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reality star blew $60,000 on her little girl’s fourth birthday. The lavish event was planned by celebrity planner Dana Wilkey with the Houdini Mansion I the Laurel Canyon location as the venue. The tea-party-themed event was incredibly luxurious and befitting of a queen, with the lovely floating teapots holding the flowers, an incredible teacake and cupcakes on China.
7 Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Ever since Kim got her first born daughter, she has seen to it that baby North received nothing short of the best, and you can imagine what her birthday must have been like. Keeping up with the Kardashians reality star and her rapper husband chose to spoil North, not with a party but an entire festival. Kim named and themed it after the classy Coachella Music festival and made sure to bring a Ferris wheel, a karaoke stage and a three-tier tie-dye cake.
6 Beyonce and Jay Z
Little Blue Ivy, being the first born daughter of this dynamic duo could not do with your average birthday party, so Queen Bey and Jay Z hired out the entire Miami Zoo to throw her a fantastic jungle-themed party. This zoo is known to have all species of exotic animals; penguins, kangaroos, lemurs, and others. A VIP tour of the zoo goes for $240, so you can actually begin to calculate just how much the venue fee was.
Blue Ivy will surely smile at the photos once she is all grown.
5 Gwen Stefani and ex-hubby Gavin Rossdale
Gwen went all out to make her four-year-old son, Kingston’s birthday extra memorable. Their guest list of 100 consisted of Hollywood’s most famous stars, including the Beckhams and Kate Beckinsale. They served chicken fingers, fries, tacos, quesadillas, cotton candy, and an incredible birthday cake. Speaking of counting your blessings rather than your calories!
Gwen’s circus-themed party also included fun activities like bouncing castles, face painting, actual birds, and balloon art! Gwen and Gavin spent $15,000 to pull this amazing party together.
4 Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott
To celebrate their little girl’s first birthday, Tori and Dean decided to have celebrity event planner Jo Gartin throw a lavish lady-bug themed luncheon. There was a ladybird zoo, cookie- decorating games, pony rides, and create-your-own-potted-plant station! They also hired their son’s favorite band, The Jumpitz, to perform live at the luncheon! However, the party took a hilarious turn when baby ruined her fantastic white silk dress by falling into the cake.
3 Jessica Simpson
Everyone loves Carnivals, they are filled with fun, energy and play! That may be the reason why Jessica Simpson chose to throw a lavish carnival-themed bash for her daughter, Maxwell, when she turned one. She had stands serving lemonade, cookies, cotton candy, fires, popcorn, and hot dogs, and a DJ who entertained the attendees with a 70s-80s playlist.
She also had balloons, face painting, swinging, swimming, and playing in her backyard’s jungle gym.
2 Usher and Tameka
Everybody loved Aladdin’s story or was captivated by the idea of rubbing a lamp and getting access to all the fine things of the world. Usher and Tameka incorporate the story’s themes to throw their second son’s first birthday. The décor included the magic carpet, face painting, henna tattoos, and camel rides; which was put together by a professional crew. As if that was not enough, they brought the sound effects as well!
1 Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Most of us just want a small house party with junk food, soda, and cake; but Angelina and Brad decided to commemorate their son Pax’s seventh birthday with a $7,000 luxury trip to Paris! What better way can you celebrate your birthday with a cruise down the river Seine with your family?
Brad and Angelina also threw a princess-themed party for daughter Zahara that cost $20,000. What little girl wouldn’t like to be transformed into a princess on her special day?
Celebrities go all out to make their little ones’ birthdays extra special. There are many interesting ideas you can garner from these insane events (right after envying them, of course) but the most important thing is that the baby has a great time.