My Big, Fat Outrageous First Birthday Party
There are three occasions for celebrities to really flaunt their wealth and status: weddings, baby showers, and their kids' birthday parties, and the granddaddy of them all is the first-birthday bash. Celebrities spare no expense in throwing these decadent parties for little people who won't likely remember a thing. From live farm animals to roses that cost more than your house, learn more about how the other half celebrates the first year of their children's life.
With parents like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, little North West is bound to love the luxurious side of life, especially if her first-birthday party was any indication. For her first birthday, the tiny diva-in-training had an epic party dubbed “Kidchella” by the guests–a play on the Coachella music festival. The party was held at Aunt Kourtney Kardashian's new home and included an on-site Ferris wheel, churro carts, lemonade stands, face painting, and a stage where the kids could sing.
Blue Ivy Carter's parents, Beyonce and Jay-Z, are the some of the highest-paid celebrities in the world, and her first-birthday party showed it. The couple reportedly spent more than $200,000 on Blue Ivy's first-birthday bash, including $2,400 on a cake, $95,000 on pink and white roses for decoration, and $95,000 for costumes, jewelry, and toys for Blue's friends and family in attendance. Her birthday-gift centerpiece was a diamond-encrusted Barbie doll that retailed at about $80,000. A source told The Sun, “[Beyonce and Jay-Z] wanted her first birthday to set the tone for the rest of her life.” Well, I guess my son has a hard road ahead of him.
A second Kardashian baby on the list? When you're from a fabulous family like this, a regular first birthday just won't do. The whole Kardashian family celebrated with Kourtney and her boyfriend, Scott Disick, as they honored their son Mason's first year. The carnival-themed party included a petting zoo with various farm animals (including a goat named Kiyan that got along famously with Kim) a carousel, a train, and an elaborate cake.
No doubt the over-the-top parties of her childhood inspired Tori Spelling while she was planning her daughter, Stella's, first-birthday bash. Tori and Dean hosted a ladybug-themed luncheon (with the help of celebrity event planner Jo Gartin) at a private Encino home. The party included a “create your own potted plant” booth, the cookie-decoration station, or a ladybug insect zoo. Other activities included face paintings and pony rides. Kids group “The Jumpitz” performed for the crowd.
So tell us – how did your kiddos' first birthday parties compare to these celeb bashes?