Children’s birthday parties aren’t what they used to be. Most children these day aren’t content with just a cake and some balloons. Even getting a clown or magician doesn’t seem that cool as more and more parents go all-out and over-the-top for their kids. And that’s just for regular parents! If your a celebrity with a child, there’s no limit to how outrageous your parties can be. Just look at what these superstar mums and dad did for their little bub’s birthday bashes:
Considering how she went all out for her son, Kyden’s, 99 day celebration, it’s no surprise then that Kim Lim threw her son a lavish first birthday at the Lantern Bar located within the Fullerton Bay Hotel.
From unicorn floats to two life-sized cakes, Kim pulled out all the stops to throw her son the most amazing party yet. Besides celebrating her son’s birthday, the socialite also celebrated her birthday and invited fellow socialites. On her guest lists were Hong Kong socialites Rigel Davis, Eleanor Lam and actress Fiona Xie.
Truth be told, we’re excited to see what she’ll do next year.
Kim and Kourtney Kardashian
No list about extravagant birthday parties (or any celebration for that matter) can be complete without the Kardashians. The famous family is known for throwing some of the most over the top parties and naturally, their offspring too, get in on the action.
For North and Penelope’s fourth and fifth birthday respectively, the family held a joint celebration to the theme of unicorns. The party even had ponies dressed up as unicorns (complete with glitter manes), cotton candy machines and of course, unicorn-themed treats.
While they were still together, the Jolie-Pitts knew how to throw a party for their children’s birthdays. They reportedly spent upwards of $20,000 for Zahara’s princess-themed sixth birthday. Brad and Angelina also organized $7,000 a luxury river cruise on the Seine in France for Pax’s seventh birthday.
Tom Cruise went all out for his daughter, Suri’s, second birthday. Tom and then wife, Katie Holmes, spent a whopping $100,000 for the bash, which included $17,000 on fresh flowers, $45,000 on catering from Wolfgang Puck, and a room filled with 1,000 butterflies. Even the cake alone cost $5,000.
Some of us grew up with Sesame Street, but pop singer Pink’s daughter partied with Sesame Street for her second birthday. The themed party was complete with Cookie Monster and Elmo characters. The rockin’ guestlist included Sandra Bullock, Selma Blair and their sons.
Kourtney Kardashian created a whimsical garden party bash for her daughter Penelope’s first birthday. The lavish experience was held at Kris Jenner’s Los Angeles mansion and apparently involved a little piglet, a horse dressed as a unicorn, and some 30 white and pink balloon that cost $150 each.
Nicole Richie held Harlow’s third birthday at the Tree House Social Club, an upscale club in Los Angeles created for tots. This kiddie social club is an enormous indoor play space that runs $2,500 for a party for 50 people that generally include body glimmer, arts and crafts, and a popcorn machine.
Singaporean blogger and mum May Liang went all out for her daughter Faye’s first birthday party to mark a year after a difficult and emotional pregnancy and to thank family and friends for their support. The $7,000 “Woodland Animals” themed party was held at Alkaff Mansion, and included a hand-made cardboard forest complete with campfires, handcrafted animal masks and a 30-minute magic show.
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Dr Iroshini Chua
Dr Iroshini Chua took a walk on the wild side when she decided to throw her daughter a birthday party at the Singapore Zoo! The Zoo partners with several events companies who can manage the whole event for you. What makes the party more exciting is that you can invite the Falabella (world’s smallest miniature horse), the Python or even the Elephants to join in the wild celebration!
Celebrity couple Fann Wong and Christopher Lee celebrated the first birthday of their son, Zed, at the Shangri La Hotel. The couple turned the birthday party venue into a mini playground complete with a tiny carousel, and an inflatable castle. Fann even posted photos of Zed’s three-tiered, blue and white birthday cake on Instagram and Facebook with the caption: “One year old, and many many many more to go”.
For her son’s second birthday, superstar mum Charlize Theron threw a bash with a petting zoo of farm animals, including a pony, and tons of balloons. To rent a ho-hum petting zoo with two ponies for only two hours is at least $475; so imagine what this mama spent in total.
Geri Halliwell’s daughter, Bluebell, had a magical Alice in Wonderland 2nd birthday party. The elegant festivities, which took place in a 16th-century mansion, highlighted lop-eared bunnies, enormous stuffed toys, and white horse chess pieces. Bluebell came dressed to impress as a lovely little fairy princess.
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