Birthdays hold a unique significance in a person’s life as it is the only day of the year in which you get to be the centre of attention, hang out with your closest friends and get showered with gifts when a party is thrown in your honour.
Celebrity birthdays are no different in fact, it is well known that while some choose to celebrate their day in a more intimate and closed setting with their loved ones, some others on the other hand just feel the need to flaunt their wealth, go out, get wild and spend as much as they can in the attempt of making an event that would be bigger than huge and crazier than anything the world has ever witnessed before.
Stick around as we will dig deep and find out which of our favourite stars have had the wildest and most extravagant birthday parties.
Justin Bieber’s 21st Birthday Party
25-year-old Canadian singer Justin Beiber, who made a name for himself after breaking out as a youtube sensation and instantly becoming the heartthrob to millions of fangirls around the globe, has managed to sell more than 75-million records worldwide, in just over a decade.
Beiber is no stranger to controversy as he is always flaunting his wealth and when it comes to spending and having a great party, the sky was the limit, for the Biebs, exhibit the singer’s 21st B-day!
To celebrate the occasion, Beiber gathered all of his family and friends, which included several celebs such as Yovanna Ventura, Alfredo Flores, Ryan Butler, Lil Za, and his future wife Hailey Baldwin-Bieber. To celebrate the day, the I Don’t Care singer had a grand party at Calivigny Island, which is a private island resort near Grenada in the Caribbean sea.
The resort is reported to have accommodated only 26 people and according to sources, the whole event cost Justin a fine sum, which was rumoured to be around $200,000.
Kate Moss’s 40th Birthday Party
English model Kate Moss, is without a shred of doubt, the pioneer behind the size zero trend, who initially rose to fame by inspiring the fashion look the “heroin chic”. The model’s stardom earned her several accolades and in 2007 she ranked amongst the Time magazine’s top 100 most influential people.
Miss Moss is widely known for her lavish lifestyle and her party attitude, which was showcased when she wed Jamie Hince in 2011, in what was a $1.25-million wedding ceremony.
However, Moss was nowhere slowing down with her extravagant partying, hence her lavish 40th birthday. Kate had a carnival-themed 40th birthday in her $2.5-million, ten-bedroom home, which had a duration of more than 100 hours involving fire jugglers, face-painters and Mongolian style tents.
The event consisted of almost 150 guests, out of whom fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher, and DJ Mark Ronson, were amongst her high-profiled guests.
The whole Glastonbury themed affair cost the model more than $125,000.
Kris Jenner’s 60th Birthday Party
Multi-millionaire Kris Jenner is the matriarch of the Kardashian-Jenner household, who along with Ryan Seacrest was the mastermind behind one of the longest-running reality TV shows in the USA Keeping Up with the Kardashians which started way back in 2007.
Jenner’s entire family is well-known for throwing epic parties with fun themes and their famous guests are always left in awe by the event.
One of the most intense awe moments, for Kris Jenner’s quests, was during her over the top, extravagant 60th birthday celebration, where all her children threw their mother a huge surprise, by arranging a party inspired by The Great Gatsby and all the guests were required to don 1920s era costumes.
Stars like Will Smith, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, and Jada Pinkett were in attendance alongside the whole Kardashian Clan, who was neck-deep in the 20s era-inspired suits, which included beads, feathers and lavish jewellery.
The event had everything from a disco ball to a chandelier and even a confetti cannon. The whole extravagant yet gallant affair reportedly cost the Kardashians $2-million.
Paris Hilton’s 21st Birthday Party
One of the heiresses of the “Hilton Hotels,” Paris Hilton, who started out as a model, became a well-recognised figure around the globe with her reality TV show The Simple Life along with her fellow socialite Nicole Ritchie.
Ever since entering adulthood Hilton became widely known for her late-night, the it-girl persona, top-designer-outfits and her top-notch parties.
However, the party that blew her status out of the water was her 21st birthday bash on February 17th 2002, which was spread across five different locations (New York, Las Vegas, Tokyo, Los Angeles, and London).
The party had everything from names such as Donald Trump, P Diddy, Faye Resnick, Samantha Cole, and Kris Jenner along with the whole Hilton family.
Hilton’s birthday party definitely came with a big price tag, as her 21 tier multi-coloured cake alone, was reported having the price tag of $10,000.
Hilton wore an iconic disco ball dress which featured a low-cut back, crystal straps, and an open neckline which only recently Kendall Jenner honoured the heiress with when she wore a similar sort of dress on her 21st birthday.
It was reported that the Hilton family spent nearly $100,000 on the event, but the actual figure was way higher than that as rumours swirled that the entire multi-day extravaganza cost the staggering amount of $75,000 per person!
Sean “Diddy” Combs 40th Birthday Party
One of the wealthiest and most recognisable rappers in the world, with an estimated net worth of $825-million, is none other than Sean “Diddy” Combs, who has not only made his mark in the music industry but he has also made it big in the entrepreneurial world.
Diddy has also collaborated with several big names such as Biggie Smalls and Jay-Z, but his trajectory falls beyond the showbiz industry, as he is regarded as one of the most obnoxious party throwers in the world!
The rapper usually throws his flashy parties at his mansion in the Hamptons, but the most extravagant one is the one held on November 4, 2009, at the famous Plaza Hotel in New York City for the celebrations of his 40th name-day!
The party was a star-studded affair with more than 500 guests, from every spectrum of the entertainment industry, out of whom Jay-Z, Denzel Washington, Kim Kardashian were in attendance, and they were all greeted and welcomed to the party, by ballerinas carrying drinks.
Diddy had reportedly spent a whopping $3-million on his party, which some of the attendees have labelled it as the “party of the decade”.
Simon Cowell’s 50th Birthday Party
Known for co-founding The American Idol, The X-Factor and several talent-based reality TV shows, the media tycoon Simon Cowell is well-respected in the entertainment business as he has been the mastermind behind kick-starting the careers of the boybands Westlife and One Direction.
What’s the point of amassing a fortune, if you do not spend it like how Simon Cowell does?
Cowell decided to celebrate his 50th birthday bash on October 7th 2009, which consisted of 400 guests including several A-list celebs and sports stars, and it was definitely pricey!
The party took months to plan and Mr Cowell assigned party planner, Sir Philip Green, with the task of turning his vision into reality.
Cowell had bottles of Cristal champagne worth $600 each, toilets that were filled with little fish tanks and 30ft high projected images of himself for the guests to see.
The total cost of the classy event was reported to be at $1.6-Million, and Mr Cowell is adamant that it was worth every penny. And who are we to argue right?
Beyoncé’s 35th Birthday Party
A celebrity powerhouse, Beyonce is someone who does not require to prove herself, as her career is filled with accolades that one only dreams of achieving.
As successful as she is career-wise, her marriage to rapper Jay-Z, which is the epitome of relationship goals, only lets the world know that Beyonce indeed has it all!
With a staggering and combined net worth of $1.35-billion between the duo, it only allows the couple to have a history of throwing memorable parties filled with big names and unique themes.
Beyonce’s 35th birthday bash on September 4 2016, which took place on the weekend of American Labour day, only came to prove the aforementioned. It was right after her record-breaking win at the 2016 V.M.As, which prompted the Single Ladies singer to make the occasion bigger than ever.
Beyonce’s birthday celebrations began with her visit to the US presidential vacation retreat Camp David, where she spent some quiet time with the Obama family, minus the US President.
What followed her actual big day was her husband’s Made In America music festival in Philadelphia where big names such as Bill Clinton were in attendance.
Right after the festival, a special Soul Train themed party was arranged by Jay-Z, where Beyonce gave her daughter a new puppy and she even got a special birthday message from none other than Kim Kardashian, which made her night more awesome.
The day was not only special for the birthday girl but also for the ones who attended the event, which cost the power couple approximately $150,000.
Lindsay Lohan’s 20th Birthday Party
The youth of today may not have heard of the former teen star Lindsay Lohan, so for those who may not know her, Lohan is the equivalent to today’s Millie Bobby Brown.
Too bad her career went off the rails when the child actress couldn’t quite recover from the deep fall of drug addiction and flop projects, but during her heydays, she was known as paparazzi’s favourite meal ticket who threw unforgettable parties, one of them being on her 20th birthday on July 2nd, 2006.
The Parent Trap star’s bday bash was held at the Polaroid Beach House in Malibu, and it had been widely rumoured that the whole lavish affair was sponsored by the Life & Style magazine. The whole event was catered by celebrity chef Kerry Simon and several hot celebs, at the time, such as Nicole Richie, Courtney Love, and Owen Wilson were in attendance.
A Dj booth and a karaoke machine were also set up, and there wasn’t a single dull moment as Life & Style magazine reportedly paid $100,000.
Katy Perry’s 25th Birthday Party
California Dreams singer Katy Perry has amassed popularity as no one has ever seen before, which only comes to prove her substantial numbers on Youtube, as one of the most viewed and subscribed artists.
Having sold more than 18-million albums and 125-million singles globally have helped the Firework singer to pocket a worth of $125m.
At a birthday party, the cake may be one of the most important elements to it, and since we are aware of the singer’s history and obsession with cakes, it didn’t appear as a shock that the singer would go for a big one.
During Perry’s 25th birthday party in 2009, the singer’s Charlie And The Chocolate Factory themed affair had guests such as Taylor Swift, P Diddy and Perry’s then-boyfriend, Russell Brand, dressed in white.
Perry too wore a squinty white dress and even her nails were painted with the faces of Gene Wilder’s classic Oompa Loompas.
Before calling it a night, due to the interference from the US fire marshalls, the whole party turned into a food fight, where the whole cake was splattered all over the dance floor and everyone who got involved in the part had their clothes ruined.
Blogger Perez Hilton recalled the party as “epic and classy,” which may have cost the singer $100,000.
Michelle Obama’s 50th Birthday Party
Michelle Obama is one of the most adored F.L.O.T.U.S in recent memory due to her consistent effort toward working as an advocate for poverty awareness, education, and nutrition.
Having turned heads for her fashion choices, Michelle also managed to gain the status of a fashion icon.
Obama’s passion for fashion allowed her to form friendships with many entertainment celebs, and they all made sure to attend the then First Lady’s 50th birthday party.
The event was arranged at the White House on January 17th 2014, alongside her daughters Malia and Sasha and several A-list names from both the Hollywood and the music industry including Beyonce, Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, Sir Paul McCartney and sports legend Billie Jean King.
While the whole thing was kept on the down-low with an abundance of food and drinks, everyone was asked to leave their cell phones at the door.
Numerous sources also speculated that it took the first lady months to plan the event, which turned out to be a multi-million dollar affair.
Miley Cyrus’ 21st Birthday Party
Teen Idol, Cyrus, has always been in the news for different reasons.
Regardless of her marriage crisis and obnoxious off-screen persona, Hannah Montana is much admired by millions and despite her great vocals, the singer also happens to be an epic party planner.
In 2013 when she was celebrating her 21st birthday Miley managed to pull off a wild weekend, where the star danced all night with her guests such as Kelly Osbourne, Wiz Khalifa, Amber Rose, Emma Roberts at Beacher’s Madhouse at the Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles.
The event had bottomless booze and adult dancers and Miley got to take home that night a $24,000 Motorcycle gift from her father.
The Wrecking Ball singer celebrated the occasion with her then-boyfriend Liam Hemsworth, as they both chowed down one crazy exotic cake.
The singer paid $50,000 for the whole function.
Blue-Ivy’s 1st Birthday Party
Blue Ivy Carter, the 1st child of the billionaire power couple Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles-Carter, seems to be the most loved one out of the three children as she got the best birthday when she turned 1!
Little Blue Ivy’s parents organised her first birthday in 2013, and they indeed went all in when it came to spending as their baby girl got an $80,000 custom made Barbie Doll with diamonds encrusted in it.
And that wasn’t even the start of the whole affair as more than $90,000 were spent on pink and white roses and the couple even paid $1m for the baby’s nursery.
While around $30,000 was spent on costumes and jewellery for the child guests, the parents of the children got concert tickets and gold pens with Blue Ivy’s name engraved on them.
The Carter family spent a mindblowing $200,000 on their daughter’s first big day and one can only imagine how big this will ever get, once Blue Ivy enters her teenage years.