Kylie Jenner’s Alice In Wonderland-themed Sweet 16
A girl’s sweet 16 is a very important event, and obviously, the Kardashian/Jenner clan agrees. For her 16th birthday, Kylie Jenner had two celebrations! On her actual birthday, on August 10th, she had a big blowout party at the famous sushi restaurant Nobu, in Malibu, California. The birthday girl was treated to a huge, cream-colored cake, and unsurprisingly, E! cameras were there to cover every last minute.
A week later, Kylie really partied at a beautiful, Alice in Wonderland-themed ball held at the Los Angeles AT&T Center. Guests included Jaden Smith (Kylie’s boyfriend), Willow, Hailee Steinfeld, Tyga, and many more. And by the end of the night, Drake and Big Sean even made a surprise appearance! Now that’s what we call a very sweet sixteen!
Harry Styles’s 19th Birthday Was an All-Night Frenzy
Turning 19 is an amazing feeling; you’re not a kid anymore but you’re still a teen, you feel like the world is your oyster and nothing can ever go wrong. And we’re sure that’s exactly how pop star Harry Styles felt on his 19th birthday, considering he had a crazy night out in London. The One Direction singer and his 39-guest entourage, which included Radio DJ Nick Grimshaw and Pixie Geldof, went to a club for dinner.
Styles treated them all to some fried chicken and duck wings, accompanied by frozen Margaritas, beer, and expensive champagne. Afterward, the crew moved to Alibi, a famous night club, where the star supposedly spent over $4,000 on alcohol, before finally passing out at 6 am. Basically, any 19-year-old’s dream!
Ah, birthdays. Some people wait the whole year for their special day when they get to be the center of attention for 24 hours; others prefer to keep the celebration low-key, as they dread checking another year off the calendar. But whatever your preference, one thing is for sure: celebrities love birthday parties. Read on to discover some of the most lavish celebrity birthday celebrations.
Justin Bieber Rented an Island for his 21st birthday
Twenty-one is a landmark birthday for any teenager. So when the multi-millionaire pop star Justin Bieber celebrated his 21st birthday, we expected nothing less than extravagant. What we didn't expect was for Bieber to rent out an entire island!
Not only did the star spend his birthday on his own private Caribbean island next to Grenada, but he also bought mad amounts of champagne, and cozied up to the beautiful supermodel, Yovanna Ventura. Also in attendance was Bieber's current wife, Hailey Baldwin; but back then, the sparks were already flying. As for the guest list, only A-list celebrity guests showed up. Now that's a party!
Beyonce's "Soul-Train"-themed 35th Birthday With the Obamas
Queen Bey is one of the biggest names in the music industry, and her 35th birthday party was just as big. In 2016, Beyonce celebrated with a 70s, "Soul Train"-themed party. She and husband Jay-Z went all out, arriving in proper 70s style fashion, with Beyonce changing into her second costume of the night as her huge cake topped with sparkles was being brought in.
Guest included Usher, Alicia Keys, Kelly Rowland, Swizz Beats, and many others, all dressed in 70s fashion, of course! And as if that weren't enough, the Grammy winner then spend the weekend chilling with the Obamas, former President Bill Clinton, and had Chance the Rapper sing "Happy Birthday"!
Kris Jenner’s "Great Gatsby"-themed 60th Birthday
When the matriarch of the Kardashian family has a birthday, you'd expect a statue to be erected in her name. And to be honest, that seems to be the only thing that was missing from Kris Jenner's insane 60th' birthday party. Her daughters surprised her with a Great Gatsby-themed party. Everybody was dressed in 1920s-inspired fashion and drank champagne under expensive chandeliers, balloons and a huge disco ball.
Surrounded by a long list of celebrity friends, including Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Tina Knowles, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, Jenner was serenaded by musicians El DeBarge and David Foster, and even son-in-law Kanye West. There was even a confetti canyon right at the end! Don't worry, we're sure our moms are equally as happy with the cute Hallmark greeting card.
Chrissy Teigen's 30th Birthday With Dave Chapelle and Momofuku Noodles
American model Chrissy Teigen certainly celebrated her 30s in style. Teigen's hubby, singer John Legend, threw his wife a one-of-a-kind party at New York's famous Comedy Cellar, where Dave Chapelle and DJ Nice performed. What we wouldn't give to see Chapelle for free on our birthdays. Or any day, for that matter.
But for Chrissy, who's a recent cookbook author, the cherry on top of the cake came when she realized the famously delicious Momofuku restaurant chain was catering the event! Let's not forget the romantic song husband Legend sang for the love-struck Chrissy. Nice.
Oprah Winfrey's 60th Joint Birthday Party With Her Neighbor
As if we needed another reason to love Oprah Winfrey, she thought of other people even on her birthday. In 2014, Oprah changed her 60th birthday party plans so she could throw a joint celebration with her neighbor, who was turning 80. They had an elegant, black-tie event at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Goleta, California.
Over 200 guests attended, including celebs like Carol Burnett and Rob Lowe, and they were treated to a beautifully decorated ballroom, a delicious five-course dinner, an open bar and a live band that played until midnight. Oprah and Veloz have been friends for years, and apparently, Veloz and his wife threw Oprah a "blowout" party for her 50th birthday. Well, she definitely returned the favor!
Lorde's Incredible 20th Birthday Was Thrown by Taylor Swift
Where would we be without friends? Especially friends like Taylor Swift, that know how to throw an envy-inducing party. And this time, famous pop singer Lorde was the lucky girl.
Swift threw the New Zealand-born singer of "Royals" a royal-like bash, celebrating her 20th birthday with a huge party at New York's high-end Italian restaurant, Carbone. The star-studded guest list included Lena Dunham, Karlie Kloss, Aziz Ansari, Mae Whitman, and many more.
Kate Moss's 40th Birthday Festival Lasted 4 Days
Apparently, a day wasn't enough for famous model Kate Moss, since she spent more than three days celebrating her 40th birthday. The gorgeous supermodel had a Glastonbury festival-themed party at her home in England, with over 150 guests, including Vivienne Westwood, Noel Gallagher, Florence Welch, and many more.
The four-day bender was filled with fire jugglers, face painters, tarot card readers, and many other amusements. The whole thing ended up costing over $130,000, which is probably what Moss makes in a week.
Naomi Campbell Rented a Hotel in Dubai for Her 36th Birthday
We weren't expecting the legendary supermodel Naomi Campbell to have anything less than an epic birthday party. But this is something else. In 2006, for her 36th birthday, Campbell's then-boyfriend, Badr Jafar, spent $1.8 million on his girl's special day!
The three-day festivities were held at Dubai's renown Burj Al-Arab hotel, where the suites cost $1,200 a night. Campbell's beau rented out the entire hotel for the event, and each day had a different theme: "All White", "Hip Hop", and "Grand Brazilian Samba". And let's not forget the huge diamond ring Jafar gave Naomi because obviously, the party wasn't gift enough!
Kristin Bell's 31st Birthday With a Sloth
Now, this is the cutest story you'll read on this list, or anywhere, really. Actress Kristin Bell got the surprise of her life when husband Dax Shepard brought a sloth for her 31st birthday. Yes, an actual, real-life sloth! The actress was so excited to finally see one that she broke down in tears.
Shepard caught it on video, which was so overwhelmingly cute that it went viral, with over 30 million views. Bell even got interviewed on Ellen DeGeneres's show, where she broke down in tears once more after Ellen joked she'd brought in a sloth too.
Miley Cyrus's Wild 22nd Birthday in Hollywood
Before she became a "good girl" and married Liam Hemsworth (which she's currently divorcing), Miley Cyrus was known for her less-than-graceful behavior. And her 22nd birthday party was a true testament to that. In 2014, Cyrus threw a wild party at the famous Factory Nightclub in Hollywood, surrounded by her celeb friends and then-boyfriend, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Arnold Schwarzenegger's son.
Cyrus looked like an anime character, dressed in a bright, neon-colored one-piece, sparkling silver tights. colorful make-up and butterfly hair clips. The club's decorations were not exactly PG-13, and we're sure Miley had a great time!
Lindsay Lohan's $100,000 Birthday Party in Malibu
Lindsay Lohan was once a young, beautiful, sought-after actress. So much so, that in 2006, celebrity magazine, Life & Style Weekly, sponsored the 'Parent Trap' actress's 20th birthday party. The magazine forked out $100,000 to sponsor a massive party for Lohan at the Polaroid Beach House in Malibu, California.
The guest list included A-list celebrities like Owen Wilson, Kate Bosworth, Woody Harrelson, Eva Mendes, and even Ivanka Trump! Fast forward 10 years and Lohan was chasing after sponsors for an equally massive 30th birthday. Unfortunately, no one was interested this time.
Michelle Obama's 50th Birthday Was a Star-Studded White House Event
Turning 50 is a big deal, especially when it comes to the First Lady of the United States. Back in 2014, when Barack Obama was still serving his eight years in office, Michelle Obama organized a huge birthday party at the White House.
Obviously, the party was filled with elite guests, including Stevie Wonder, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend and countless more. But undoubtedly, the best part was Beyonce's memorable performance!
Simon Cowell's 50th Birthday Cost Over $1 million
In what many called "the party of the decade", media mogul and X-factor judge Simon Cowell went all out for his 50th birthday. The $1.3 million party took place in Wrotham Park, a 2,500-acre manor in Hertfordshire, England. The venue, which featured a custom-built, £25,000 marquee dressed in red roses, was decorated in a baroque theme, with ceilings painted in mock Michelangelo artwork - featuring Simon's image, of course. To top it off, Cowell had a tank of mini sharks placed in the bathroom and an image of his face projected onto the side of the manor!
There were black suede menus offering high-end cuisine, fancy cocktails, bread rolls that spelled out Simon's name, and even breakfast for the all-nighters. An A-list crowd of 400 guests, including Kevin Spacey, Naomi Campbell, Cheryl Cole, Gordon Ramsay, Sharon Osbourne, Olivia Newton-John, and many more, were escorted to the party in a fleet of limousines. Oh, and there was a live performance by Earth, Wind and Fire, which cost the American Idol judge £100,000. When asked about the extravagant cost of the party, Simon said: "I always pick up my own tab whether it’s for four people or 400". Well said, Mr. Cowell.
North West's 1st Birthday Was a Coachella-inspired Festival
A kid's first birthday is an important event, mainly to the parents, since none of us actually remember it. But when your parents are Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, a 1-year old's birthday party turns into a festival - literally! For their daughter North's first birthday, the celebrity couple organized "Kidchella" - as in the Coachella music festival, but for kids.
The event, which took place at Kourtney Kardashian's home in Calabasas, California, featured a huge Ferris Wheel, a karaoke stage, teepees to rest in, face-painting, hair-braiding, and more. All the guests, including the entire Kardashian family and other famous celebrities, were asked to wear "festival-inspired fashion". So basically, everyone was running around in flower crowns and temporary tattoos.
Blue Ivy's $200,000 First Birthday With Disney Princesses
Parents always want their kids to have the very best, and for Beyonce and Jay-Z that meant throwing a huge, $200,000 birthday party for their daughter, Blue Ivy. The adorable toddler's first birthday was princess-themed, since, not surprisingly, she loves all Disney princesses.
There were $95,000 worth of roses, a $2,000 birthday cake, and of course, the actual birthday gift - an $80,000 diamond-encrusted Barbie doll! The celebrity guests couldn't leave empty-handed, so Queen Bey and her hubby spent around $30,000 in toys and gifts for them to take home.
Katy Perry's Week-long 30th Birthday in Morocco
When it comes to lavish parties, Katy Perry is the person to call. Perry has organized some insane birthday benders in her time, and her 30th birthday was no different. In what was a week-long celebration, Perry flew 70 of her closest family and friends around the world.
The birthday itinerary included dinner at the Michelin-star restaurant Le Jules Verne, located in the Eiffel Tower, and a wild, oriental-themed party at the luxurious Amanjena hotel in Marrakesh, Morocco. The lavish celebration featured fire-breathers, shisha pipes, and never-ending champagne. And of course, award-winning music artists (otherwise known as Katy's besties) that serenaded the birthday girl.
Kanye West's 40th Birthday Bash in the Bahamas
Some of us get greeting cards, others get a cake, and some fly out to the Bahamas for the weekend on their private jet. This is how Kanye West spent his 40th birthday, with the entire Kardashian-West clan and some close friends in a massive villa in the Bahamas.
Kim and Kanye reportedly spent the whole time drinking fancy Tequila and sitting by their private pool. How nice it must be to be a Kardashian-West.
Sir Philip Green’s Four-Day, $7.2 Million Beach Party
English multi-billionaire and CEO of the Arcadia Group (which owns Topshop), Sir Philip Green is not one to skimp on birthdays. Back in 2012, for his 60th birthday, Green spent $7.2 million on a four-day party extravaganza at a beach in Mexico. The event hosted all the hottest celebrities, including Leo Dicaprio, Kate Hudson, Naomi Campbell, Simon Cowell, and many more.
They all danced on the beach under the fireworks until sunrise and ate caviar entrees and £50 burgers with imported Japanese Kobe beef. To top it off, there were live performances by Robbie Williams, Enrique Iglesias and Stevie Wonder, who sang 'Happy Birthday'. Oh, and he asked his guests to wear clothes that had a PG60 logo (his initials and birthday).
Perez Hilton’s 32nd Carnival-themed Birthday
Perez Hilton, born Mario Lavandeira, is an American blogger that made a name for himself by writing about celebrity gossip. His blog became so famous that, in a few years, the celebrities he was writing about became his birthday party guests. To celebrate his 32nd birthday, Perez had a carnival-themed bash, where the bartenders all wore face paint and acrobats performed throughout the venue.
The dress code was strictly Madonna themed, and anyone who didn't abide by it was actually turned away at the door. Oh, and Katy Perry arrived on top of an elephant that was completely dressed-up in sequins and glitter. That sounds like quite the party!
Beyonce’s Mom Had Her 60th Birthday in a Masquerade Ball in New Orleans
For her mom's 60th birthday, Queen Bey decided to go all out; after all, if you're going to splurge, who deserves it more than mom? Beyonce flew her mother out to Louisiana and threw her a New Orleans style masquerade party.
There were horse-drawn carriages for the guests, a marching band that greeted the Knowles women when they arrived, and a live band that played all night. And let's not forget the nine-tier golden birthday cake! The whole shindig cost over $100,000, but hey, nothing is too expensive when it comes to celebrating mothers.
Howard Stern’s Celebrity-filled 60th Birthday Was Broadcast Live
Howard Stern is not exactly known for being simple. So it wasn't surprising when he decided to throw a massive party for his 60th birthday. With a guest list that included celebs like Steven Tyler, Bryan Cranston, David Letterman, Barbara Walters, and countless others, the big night was even broadcast on Sirius FM, the famous radio broadcasting company.
Sarah Silverman performed with the Dixie Chicks, Lena Dunham did a comedy roast, Jewel sang "Silver Nickels and Golden Dimes" (a song Stern wrote in 6th grade), and there were live performances by John Fogerty, Dave Grohl, Steven Tyler, and Slash. All in all, it was one hell of a party!
P. Diddy's Sons and Their Extravagant Birthdays
When your dad is a hip hop legend like Puff Daddy, you're almost guaranteed to have a wild birthday, no matter the age. P. Diddy's son, Christian, had the time of his life on his 12-year-old birthday, getting an extravagant trip to Las Vegas. Christian and his friends rode in a black tour van to Sin City for a three-day birthday celebration. The young boys saw all the sights, ate the best food, and the birthday boy had a birthday cake that was as tall as him!
Of course, P. Diddy didn't want his other son to feel left out. So, for his son Justin's 16th birthday, the hip hop star gave him a $360,000 Maybach vintage car. But that was just the gift. As for the actual party, Justin got to see performances by Fabolous, Jim Jomes, G-Dep, Trey Songz and Nicki Minaj.
Rihanna Spent Her 26th Birthday Skiing in Aspen
The gorgeous Rihanna chose to spend her 26th birthday in a cozy cabin in Aspen, Colorado. And while it may not sound as glamorous as a three-day party on a private island, it was still quite the weekend. The "Umbrella" singer rented a beautiful house in Aspen for her and her friends, complete with a private bowling alley.
There was a big ice sculpture from which Rihanna and her peeps slurped alcohol (an ingenious idea to keep your drinks cold, by the way), there were two decadent birthday cakes and a giant cookie, endless champagne and a romantic fireplace to sit by. By the end of the night, the singer hit the hot tub, which was outdoors under the stars, and had a cup of hot chocolate. The next day Rihanna had private ski lessons and went snow tubing. Happy birthday, RiRi!
Dennis Rodman’s 50th Birthday Was a Wild Las Vegas Party
You would expect someone's 50th birthday to be a nice dinner and drinks with close friends or maybe a small party at home. But obviously, not when it comes to the one and only, Dennis Rodman. He may have turned 50, but he can still party harder than anybody. Rodman and his friends flew to Las Vegas, which, according to the former basketball player, is "The only city in the world where you can do whatever you want."
After partying in their room's Strip-side terrace, at the luxurious Marriott Grand Chateau, with cigars and Grey Goose Vodka, the crew hit the Crazy Horse III Gentlemen’s Club. Rodman got up on stage with the Go-Go dancers and made it rain hundred dollar bills. They continued to a party with DJ Diplo, had breakfast at a Wolfgang Puck restaurant (which included beers, of course), and then continued drinking at La Scena. The whole weekend also served as a launch party for his new line of premium cigars. Happy 50th, you legend!
Rick Ross’s $1 Million 35th Birthday Party
American rapper Rick Ross obviously took his 'B.M.F.' (Blowin' Money Fast) single quite literally. For his 35th birthday, the rapper blew $1 million in one night! Ross and his crew went to Miami's famous Play nightclub to start the celebrations and then continued to the renown gentlemen's club, King of Diamonds.
There they were greeted by a group of celebrity friends, like Diddy, Pharell Williams and Busta Rhymes. Apparently, Ross spent a million dollars on dancers, and when the money was all gone, he called a Brink truck to bring him more money! Must be nice.
P. Diddy's $3 Million 40th Birthday Party at the Plaza
When a hip-hop mogul like Sean "Diddy" Combs turns 40, we'd expect nothing less than total madness. But Puff Daddy's 40th birthday party exceeded our expectations, as the music artist shelled out $3 million dollars for a blowout party that was out of this world. The event took place at New York's famous Plaza Hotel, in its 1920s Grand Ballroom. The venue turned into a 'fantasy dreamland', complete with a maze, performance art, and fashion shows.
Ballerinas with trays of drinks greeted more than 500 guests at the door, which included Kim Kardashian, Denzel Washington, Jay-Z, Spike Lee, Martha Stewart, Jimmy Fallon, and many more. The theme of the night was 'black and white'; there was $22,000 worth of white orchids, a black chandelier, and a tiered black and white birthday cake that had Diddy's initials on a shield. And to top the night off, there was a live performance by Al Green, as the guests downed bottles of champagne and vodka. The rapper woke up the next day saying, 'I haven't had a hangover in five years! But I have one now! What do I do?' Well, Diddy, you drink water and suffer like the rest of us!
Paris Hilton Partied in 5 Different Cities for Her 21st Birthday
Hotel heiress Paris Hilton is known for her infamous partying, but her 21st birthday definitely took the cake. In a party that lasted 5 days, little Hilton dragged family and friends across 5 different cities, having a blowout party at each one! They started in New York, at the legendary Studio 54, where guests like Donald Trump, Kris Jenner, P. Diddy and Faye Resnick made an appearance.
Dressed in high fashion and a tiara on her head, Paris and her entourage continued to London, Tokyo, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. And of course, the birthday cake was a 21-tier, multicolored behemoth! Don't worry, daddy Hilton paid for the whole thing, which was around $75,000 per guest!
Hugh Hefner’s Casablanca-themed 86th Birthday at the Mansion
Hugh Hefner is often known for living a life most of us could only dream of. And once you read about his 86th birthday, you'll dream about it even more. To celebrate the legendary Playboy founder's 86th birthday, Hefner had a Casablanca-themed night at the infamous Playboy Mansion. Surrounded by all the Playboy bunnies, of course. There was caviar, the finest liquors, and, of course, a screening of Casablanca. The Playboy godfather was also surprised with a big, tiered birthday cake that had his face superimposed on Humphrey Bogart's body, on a poster for the iconic film.
Apparently, Casablanca night is a thing at the Mansion, as Hefner explained "we screen my favorite film on my birthday weekend. We dress for the occasion and after the film, my closest friends, my girls, and I share champagne and caviar by candlelight in the dining room, that is converted into Rick’s Café." The event has been a yearly tradition at the Playboy Mansion for 20 years. Sadly, Hefner passed away in 2017, at the age of 91.
Kylie Jenner’s Alice In Wonderland-themed Sweet 16
A girl's sweet 16 is a very important event, and obviously, the Kardashian/Jenner clan agrees. For her 16th birthday, Kylie Jenner had two celebrations! On her actual birthday, on August 10th, she had a big blowout party at the famous sushi restaurant Nobu, in Malibu, California. The birthday girl was treated to a huge, cream-colored cake, and unsurprisingly, E! cameras were there to cover every last minute.
A week later, Kylie really partied at a beautiful, Alice in Wonderland-themed ball held at the Los Angeles AT&T Center. Guests included Jaden Smith (Kylie's boyfriend), Willow, Hailee Steinfeld, Tyga, and many more. And by the end of the night, Drake and Big Sean even made a surprise appearance! Now that's what we call a very sweet sixteen!
Harry Styles's 19th Birthday Was an All-Night Frenzy
Turning 19 is an amazing feeling; you're not a kid anymore but you're still a teen, you feel like the world is your oyster and nothing can ever go wrong. And we're sure that's exactly how pop star Harry Styles felt on his 19th birthday, considering he had a crazy night out in London. The One Direction singer and his 39-guest entourage, which included Radio DJ Nick Grimshaw and Pixie Geldof, went to a club for dinner.
Styles treated them all to some fried chicken and duck wings, accompanied by frozen Margaritas, beer, and expensive champagne. Afterward, the crew moved to Alibi, a famous night club, where the star supposedly spent over $4,000 on alcohol, before finally passing out at 6 am. Basically, any 19-year-old's dream!
Kim Kardashian’s 30th Birthday Bash in Las Vegas
“I’m not gonna lie, I think 30 just sounds so old.” This is what a freaked out Kim Kardashian said to Entertainment Tonight about turning 30. However, that didn't keep her from celebrating à la Kardashian -with a massive party. Surrounded by her family and friends, Kim celebrated in The Venetian's famous TAO nightclub, in Las Vegas. They enjoyed a decadent menu of high-end cuisine, sat in a VIP skybox after dinner, and then the Kardashian sisters grabbed a mic to animate the crowd and hit the dance floor until 3 am.
Among the guests were La La Vazquez, Kelly Rowland, and obviously, the entire Kardashian/Jenner clan. As for the gifts, Tao gave Kim a pair of Diamond earrings, but the best gift was the one the Kardashian icon gave to herself - a brand new Rolls Royce. Fun trivia: New York's famous nightclub, Glo, planned to give Kim a $1 million birthday cake made from diamonds, but the TV star refused, claiming that she thought a cake that expensive was crass.
Riccardo Tisci’s Epic 40th Birthday in Ibiza
Imagine a place filled with Oscar-winning actors, the most beautiful supermodels, and the entire Kardashian family running around. This is what Givenchy's creative director, Riccardo Tisci's 40th birthday looked like. Tisci is best friends with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's wedding dress designer, so it's to be expected that he would have an epic party.
The guest list was filled with the most elite names in the entertainment and fashion industry, including Justin Bieber, P. Diddy, Kanye and more. The party, which took place on the stunning island of Ibiza, had a Studio 54 theme and an all-black dress code. Oh, and Mr. Tisci was serenaded by Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, who gave the designer a pair of 24karat gold Beats headphones as a birthday gift.
Elton John’s 60th Birthday Rocks an Entire City
Sir Elton John is a musical legend. He has written movie scores, performed for crowds of millions, played with some of the greatest musicians of our time, he's won an Oscar, a Tony and countless Grammys, and the list goes on. So, it's to be expected that his 60th birthday would be nothing short of extraordinary. And with a budget of $1.5 million, it was exactly that. The night started with Elton giving a three-hour concert for 20,000 fans at Madison Square Garden, which was actually his 60th concert in the legendary venue. Former president Bill Clinton was the one who introduced Sir John, as he got on stage looking dapper in a black tailcoat.
But that was only the beginning, as Elton and company proceeded to an extravagant, black-tie private party at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, in Manhattan. The 500-person guest list was obviously out of this world, including the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart, Jewel, Liv Tyler, the Osbournes, Jon Bon Jovi, Rosie O'Donnell, and more. It seems Elton got his wish, since, as he said, "The only place I want to be is New York City on my 60th birthday.”
The Sultan of Brunei's 52nd Birthday Changed the Country's Economy
Now, this is a story worth telling. As you know, the Sultan of Brunei is one of the wealthiest men in the world, and so, it is no surprise that his last birthdays have made the front page of every newspaper. From Beluga caviar and the world's most expensive champagne, to annexing a 20-acre plot of land for a Michael Jackson concert for 300,000 residents in Brunei's capital city, to spending $27 million for his 50th birthday, the Sultan takes the prize for the most extravagant birthdays.
However, his 52nd birthday was the most unbelievable one. In Brunei, the government employs most of the workforce, so in celebration of his birthday, the Sultan gave government employees a very significant "cost of living allowance". For such a small country, this meant shifting the entire nation's economy in a second. And for his 60th birthday, he issued a pay increase. We're sure Bruneians are still singing him "Happy Birthday".
Kylie Jenner's 21st Birthday Ball Cost Over $345,000
In a party that cost an approximate $345,000, Kardashian princess Kylie celebrated her 21st birthday like a rockstar. The venue was the luxurious, 1920s styled bar, Delilah, in West Hollywood. The A-list guests were served fancy cocktails and entrees by waiters wearing t-shirts with Kylie's Forbes cover printed on the back, while they enjoyed a performance by Travis Scott, Kylie's boyfriend.
As if that weren't enough, Dave Chapelle also made an appearance, entertaining the excited crowd with a few minutes of standup. The birthday girl wore a Barbie-pink dress, which all the Kardashian sisters decided to match by wearing pink! But of course, one outfit wasn't enough, as Kylie changed into a custom-crystal-encrusted jumpsuit towards the end of the night. The Kardashians even had a professional artist draw a mural of the family in one of the bar's walls!
Harper Beckham's 1st Birthday Was a $60,000 Princess Ball
Compared to other celebrity birthdays that have surpassed the million-dollar mark, $60,500 may not sound that expensive, but it is. Especially when we're talking about a kid's birthday party. This is what celebrity parents David and Victoria Beckham spent on their daughter Harper's first birthday.
The all-pink, extravagant party was held at the couple's Beverly Hills mansion; there were big pink toys, a bouncy castle, endless cupcakes and sweets, thousands of balloons, pony rides, and even pink-dyed bunnies! Even though it sounds like an insane budget for a birthday party Harper will most likely not even remember, she is the Beckham's first and only daughter, so we'll let this one slide.
Gigi Hadid's 23rd Birthday Was a "Golden" New York Bash
American fashion model Gigi Hadid is not only incredibly beautiful, she's also incredibly adored, and it certainly showed at her lavish 23rd birthday party. The gorgeous, up-and-coming model rented out the entire Brooklyn Heights Social Club in New York, and the gold-themed event was definitely a night to remember. After receiving a giant rose arrangement that read "Gigi", young Gigi arrived with her equally stunning sister, model Bella Hadid.
The stunning Gigi wore a $30,000 custom-made, golden Versace mini dress and a crystal manicure with the number "23", which she later exchanged for a custom Juicy Couture tracksuit with 23,000 Swarovski crystals on the back. The party was filled with the hottest names in fashion and entertainment, including Olivia Culpo, Hailey Baldwin, Joan Smalls, Lily Aldridge, and Cara Delevigne. There was even a photo booth with a special gold-themed party filter - a cute watermark reading "Gigi's Golden Birthday".
Mariah Carey's Intimate 40th Birthday in Barbados
You would think that a dazzling diva like Mariah Carey would pull out all the stops for her birthday. But as it turns out, the beautiful singer had quite a simple 40th birthday. Well, not that simple. Her husband at the time, actor Nick Cannon, whisked her away to Barbados on a private jet, where the couple rented a house for the night.
Cannon organized a scrumptious 11-person dinner with just family and some close friends and filled the restaurant with hundreds of pink and lavender-colored balloons and a live band. There were salmon entrees, Angus beef and many bottles of Dom Perignon, but the big surprise was the yellow cake with chocolate frosting flown in especially from New York - Mariah's favorite dessert. All we can say is, Nick, will you marry us?
Chanel Iman Rented an Island in Jamaica for Her 21st Birthday
How would you celebrate your 21st birthday if you were a rich and famous Victoria's Secret model? Well, by renting a private island in Jamaica, of course! This is how the stunning Chanel Iman spent her 21st birthday - she gathered her family and closest friends and flew them to a paradisiacal private island off the coast of Jamaica, which she rented out for the celebrations.
Iman and her entourage stayed in a beautiful resort called Round Hill, while they spent the big night at a reggae-themed party with neverending drinks and amazing music. Considering the last-minute spontaneity of the supermodel, as she admitted the whole thing was planned three days before, the birthday bash turned out quite well. When asked what would be her first alcoholic drink, now that she was legally allowed to drink, Iman replied laughingly, "I'm a rum girl, so maybe a Pina Colada." Obviously she has good taste.
Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise Spent Over $120,000 on Suri's Birthday
Another celebrity kid's birthday worth mentioning was that of Suri Cruise, daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. For Suri's second birthday, which took place in a gated estate in Hollywood Hills, Cruise and Holmes shelled out $122,000.
There was $17,000 worth of fresh flowers, high-end catering by the famous chef, Wolfgang Puck, which cost another $45,000, and a spectacular, four-tiered cake that cost around $5,000. And apparently, that cake was for Suri only, since it was delivered along with 24 tiny cakes for the party guests. There was a barbeque, outdoor games, and 1,000 butterflies filling the inside of the house!