Top 4 Over The Top Celebrity Birthday Parties
July 28th, 2013 4:02pm EDT
Celebrities are just like us; they put their pants on one leg at a time. They go to the dentist, endure heartaches, pump gas and have birthdays. Or do they? Sure some celebrities might prefer to celebrate with a few cupcakes and a scoop of ice cream at home with their family.
Others throw extravagant parties to keep people gushing about for years. Here are some of the most extravagant celebrity birthday parties ever thrown.
Sean "Diddy" Combs' 40th
When he's not performing for thousands or producing award-winning records, P. Diddy is known for throwing outrageously lavish parties for his A-list cohorts. His annual "White Party" has been known to boast guest lists to match just about any red carpet, so it shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone that he spared no expense for his 40th birthday in 2009.
Sponsored by Ciroc, the Hip-Hop mogul's own brand of vodka, the party was held in the Grand Ballroom of the Plaza Hotel on 5th Avenue in New York. The price tag? A whopping $3 million. Among the guests were Jay-Z, Russell Simmons, Kim Kardashian, Denzel Washington, Estelle, Nelly, Jimmy Fallon, Spike Lee, and even Martha Stewart. No one throws a party like Diddy.
Paris Hilton's 21st: If you can count on this socialite-turned-model-turned actress to do one thing right, it's party. And that's exactly what she did to celebrate her 21st birthday in 2002. She apparently couldn't decide where to celebrate, so she actually threw five separate blowouts in five cities across the globe: New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Tokyo, and London.
Kicking off in the club room above Studio 54, then hopped around the world in her private jet, she partied with her closest friends in five separate time zones that day. Papa Hilton reportedly shelled out a measly $75,000 per guest for the extravaganza.
Sir Elton John's 50th: Who other than the Rocket Man himself would arrive at his 50th birthday party dressed as a very convincing Louis XIV? The costume was so monstrous that his entourage arranged special transportation to fit the singer's headpiece into.
With more than 500 of his closest friends in attendance it was without a doubt this 1997 birthday bash will go down in history.
Hugh Hefner's 86th: In April 2012 Hugh Hefner hung up his quintessential smoking jacket and donned a white tuxedo when the infamous Playboy Mansion hosted its 20th annual Casablanca Night. In honor of Playboy's endearing founder's 86th birthday, it was surely a party to remember.
He was presented with a cake which featured his face atop the body of Humphrey Bogart on an iconic 1942 Casablanca movie poster. With a guest list which included every living model who has ever adorned the centerfold for Playboy Magazine, it certainly was a party full of beauty.
Okay, so they're not just like us. If you had an infinite bank account balance, how would you spend your birthday?
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